Is it alright if I don't believe in God?

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Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

Megan, your beliefs are your own. You have the right to believe what you want; you have the right to defend your beliefs in a respectful way just as I hope that you will be as respectful when someone disagrees with you. If you are living at home, this is normally a touchy subject especially if your parents are Christians and you are not.  Sometimes, the less said is better until you move out. Hope this helps.

Chandler Howard Profile
Chandler Howard answered

Sure it is, you cant expect people to not be skeptical or have doubt. The good thing about America is that it doesn't matter what your beliefs are.

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Luke Reine , I'm an atheist, nice to meet you., answered

No!! God will be angry. Haha jk, Megan, I'm an atheist, I don't believe in god. My beliefs are my own, just as yours are. It is perfectly okay if you don't believe in god, oki doki Loki? ^^

Jennie Smith Profile
Jennie Smith answered

It's your choice

sm cl Profile
sm cl answered

You are the only one who can decide if it is "alright." The wrongness of the decision is subjective, and depending on who's opinion you hold in highest regard, could be answered positively or negatively.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

Yes it is not only wrong and  sad that you can look at the universe and the human body and say all this just happened, it took no intelligence to bring this about. Everything that has been built on earth has a designer no building,train,airplane,boat just appeared, not to mention our awesom DNA. We are encouraged to worship God because he is our Creator, Revelation 4:11. God does exist even though you have chosen not to worship Him.

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
I tend to be loud in the face of "consequent" ignorance.

And of course there is the old saying, "Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

I guess not everyone has heard that saying.

And if someone goes around around denigrating my beliefs with nothing but contrary opinions inappropriately stated couched in the form of "logic," I will make sure I balance that person's contributions with mine---for the sake of the those who read either.

Regards...
Cookie Hill
Cookie Hill commented
Sorry you had to wait to read my response here it is.
Ty Hibb
Ty Hibb commented
The bible has some direction that could be of benefit

Pro 29:9 – When a wise man enters into a controversy with a fool, There will be ranting and ridicule, but no satisfaction
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Ty Hibb answered

When you say alright, what exactly do you mean? You have the right to make that decision about belief in God. A better question would be what difference in life you will have from making that choice. Please don't let me or anyone else make that decision for you. 

Take the time to see for yourself what a difference it will make. Here is something that you can look at to start the examining process.

http://www.jw.org/en/video-why-study-the-bible/


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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Are you really suggesting that the existence of a majority opinion decides who is "right?"

Reality is not decided by majority vote. God's existence (or lack thereof) is entirely independent of an atheists opinion, even those who have rejected Christianity.

It is also independent of a Christian's opinion for that matter.

And if the existence or non-existence of God were (my use of the subjunctive is to indicate that the if clause is contrary to fact---which I mention only because you once accused me of not knowing grammar and syntax) of no more consequence than the consensus of opinions of those who thought Bill Clinton was or was not a good president, then I would be content to leave you to what I believe to be your error, regardless of what opinion (merited or not) of your reasoning ability either of us may have.

But, "mirabile dictu," His existence has wonderful consequences for those of us who believe and try to follow Him.

It has been said: "It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, rather it is that it has not been tried."
(Chesterton, as I recall.)

I'm still "trying" at 69. It's still too early to tell, but it's going pretty well and has been very rewarding so far !
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Are you really suggesting that the existence of a majority opinion decides who is "right?"

Reality is not decided by majority vote. God's existence (or lack thereof) is entirely independent of an atheists opinion, even those who have rejected Christianity.

It is also independent of a Christian's opinion for that matter.

And if the existence or non-existence of God were (my use of the subjunctive is to indicate that the if clause is contrary to fact---which I mention only because you once accused me of not knowing grammar and syntax) of no more consequence than the consensus of opinions of those who thought Bill Clinton was or was not a good president, then I would be content to leave you to what I believe to be your error, regardless of what opinion (merited or not) of your reasoning ability either of us may have.

But, "mirabile dictu," His existence has wonderful consequences for those of us who believe and try to follow Him.

It has been said: "It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, rather it is that it has not been tried."
(Chesterton, as I recall.)

I'm still "trying" at 69. It's still too early to tell, but it's going pretty well and has been very rewarding so far !
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Don't know why it posted twice...

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