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

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Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

Im pretty sure someone asked this a while ago, and if I remember rightly, I said no, its not bad. Thats why there are so many atheists.

Its absolutely fine to believe in a god/goddess or gods/goddesses and its absolutley fine not to believe in any of them. Religion is personal and you should never feel ashamed of what you believe in. Dont let anyone tell you your beliefs are not valid or make you feel like theres something wrong with you for not believing what they believe.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

No, you aren't bad and it isn't bad to not believe in God. This is a personal, free choice that you have.  I am a Christian, however, it's not my job to ram my choices / my beliefs onto someone else. You have your own brain, your own heart, your own belief system. It's ok to question.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Not hardly. It's a step toward reason and accepting responsibility for what happens in your life. No gods, no demons, no fate or destiny -- just yourself and the way you manage your circumstances.

Welcome to the 21st century. :)

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

One's belief in a god or goddess, or multiple gods, or no god at all is a personal decision. Only you can decide what is right for you. What others think is good or bad is not of any relevance.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Not only is it NOT bad, but you would be a member of a group that is growing very fast in the United States.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

No, it's not bad, I have not believed in an invisible friend for over 2 decades, been very happy and nothing "bad" has come to haunt me. It's a choice that only you can make, no one else should shove their beliefs on you, although many try.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

It is sad that you do not believe in God. Do you feel the same way

an elderly man who said: “I’ve been asking why I’m here most of my life. If there’s a purpose, I don’t care anymore.” Are you among the multitudes of people who do not understand why God permits suffering, and see all the distressing world conditions which causes them to have no real hope for the future? Do not give up! Even religious leaders are divided, and uncertain, about the purpose of life. A former dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London said: “All my life I have struggled to find the purpose of living. . . . I have failed.” True, many clergymen teach that at death the good go to heaven and the bad go to a fiery hell forever. Think about this: If it was God’s purpose to have people live in heaven, why did he not just make them heavenly creatures to begin with, as he did the angels, and thus spare humans so much suffering? Therefore, if there are questions that you don't understand about God, seek out the answers to those questions. In the end, you won't be disappointed. 

Jovial Jones Profile
Jovial Jones answered

I'm sorry that you don't believe in God, because you are missing out on so much. It is obvious that you think about God because you asked the question. Why not take a Bible study and learn the truth about God. You can go to jw.org and request a Bible study. Look under bible teachings,, bible questions answered. If you look under contact us, you can request a free Bible study. I think you will find this most beneficial.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

It is very sad to here that someone can not believe  there is a God .  Just looking at the awesome universe  and  all we need to sustain our life on earth should help a person to see that their must be a Creator even if you choose not to get to know him through the pages of the Biblee. " Of course every house is constructed by someone, but the one who constructed all things is God." Hebrews 3:4






Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Bad---No, it's not!

But it is very unfortunate if you don't.

Because......you will miss out on so much of the reality and understanding that exists and is available to those who do believe in Him.

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Huh?, Did you just really say this - "Altogether, you may think too highly of the power of reason."

What an odd thing to say.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
I could have said that you may think too highly of your individual reasoning ability.

Either statement would be correct---one involves the tool itself, the other involves your training in the use of the tool and your application of it

You seem to think that "reasoning" to a conclusion guarantees the truth of that conclusion.

It doesn't.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
"You seem to think that "reasoning" to a conclusion guarantees the truth of that conclusion." - I think we can agree on the fact that it IS or SHOULD be based on what we perceive as individuals. We can only reason based on those things experienced or witness. We can reason about a thing without witnessing or experiencing but only to the degree of information provided. If information is lacking, there really can be no reasoning to a conclusion of truth. Any Reason to a conclusion of truth based on experience or witness is limited to our capability to reason either mentally or physically. You would argue to add "Spiritually" but that is where we differ.
Sharron Prestcott Profile

No it doesn't mean you're a bad person but it sounds as though you have some guilty feelings about this.  Most people go through a time in their life when they question religious beliefs some stop believing, some change their religion and then some find their way back to God.

I'd be interested to hear why you're asking this question.

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
To be fair, that does sound like something I WOULD say (last example).
What I don't do - I do not engage a conversation where someone is simply stating THEIR belief as it pertains to THEIR life.
What I do, do - I do engage when a conversation is directed negatively toward the asked in a way that props up religion and looks to "sway" the asker.
This whole phrase - " . . . sounds as though you have some guilty feelings about this. Most people go through a time in their life when they question religious beliefs some stop believing, some change their religion and then some find their way back to God." - Makes the statement that there might be or SHOULD be regrets in the asker's decision to not believe in God, and then further incites that regardless of what they think there IS a God . . .
There is no negative impact to those whom believe or do not believe in God/Gods . . .
Sharron Prestcott
If they were comfortable in their belief that there is no God they would not have asked the question.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
. . . Unless they were probing to understand the social climate of said belief . . . I would imagine as more and more children of religious indoctrination grow up and leave the house, they will undoubtedly come to this conclusion and be curious as to it's acceptability. We are living in a more "tolerant" society then say a couple of decades ago.

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