As a person who grew up in a Christian family I often found myself questioning the exact thing. To be completely honest, nobody truely knows or will ever know which religion is 'correct' or if God really does exist. It's all about faith or just enjoying life on Earth and just accepting the fact that we are put on Earth for a reason and it is absolutly okay to not have the answers or to question your religion. Currently I am no longer religious though I still and always will believe that something is out there and we are here on Earth for a reason, and we just need to accept that nobody will truely know why we exist. Just love the mystery. ;)
The "chances" or "odds" can not be calculated ... As that depends on scientific methods. And scientific methods have found no evidence of any deity, so according to science the "chances" are 0.
Probably less than your chances of winning the lottery.
I'd say every god is just as likely as any other. Or as unlikely.
If you are entirely convinced and comfortable with a certain understanding, then it IS real, ...to you ...until you choose to think otherwise.
IF a God really IS, I contend there is very little chance that IT would resemble any of the various anthropomorphic versions conjured up by man's flawed religions.
Religious perspective: 100 %
Scientific perspective: 0 %
Personal perspective: 50 % / 50 % why ?
I decided to see it from my belief, my belief is on energy, i believe the god which prophets referred is the same energy. They were smart, but people needed something stronger to get convinced by and obey, to find hope, guidance and enough fear. Religions started to born then. As we are alive, our brain sending and receiving radio waves of energy. Everything we think and do reflects back on our lives. Our brain is god. The energy.
God is closer to you more than your neck's artery. (sure, because god is ourselves)
God is everywhere (Energy is everywhere too, what a coincidence!!)
You pray he hears and answer, the success of god's answer depends on your faith. (sure, because when you pray, you think of what you prayed for with believe of an answer, your positivity and strong faith goes to universe and gets back to you, and the answer you would receive depends on your self confidence and believe which indirectly it's been up to faith on god)
You talk to him and you'll be calm (100 % right, you say everything stuck in your heart, no one talks back, no one points finger at you, no one shout, no one screams, no one takes you as fault, no one will look at you and say something to make you feel more horrible, you will speak your heart out instead of gathering archives of unspoken words, of course you'll feel much better)
You make a move, god will help you (sure, normally when you sit steady you won't get anything, you need to get into actions and when you believe someone has your back which indirectly you believing in yourself, you'll do much better in result)
Look in the mirror, you are the god
you seek. God is a particle not a person.
Follow the money in god we trust?
Your being led.
See Pascal's Wager: Based on the assumption that the stakes are infinite if God exists and that there is at least a small probability that God in fact exists, Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell).
So first off . . . Which God. There are more then one and the one's associated NOW with what we deem as myth need be proposed as well, since they were ALL part of legitimate religions at one time or another.
So we can successfully ask:
What are the chances that Zeus is real and Olympus exists?
What are the chances that Odin is real and Valhalla exists?
What are the chances that Osiris is real and Fields of Hotep exists?
There are many more, but if these sound preposterous, then the default is no Gods . . . Otherwise All Gods have equal standings. What we will find to be true, is that where ever you are born, you are most likely to believe in the God/Gods of that particular region and culture, by pure exposure and indoctrination. Belief is just that . . . Belief . . . By this governing ideology "What are the chances" can literally be applied to any doctrine offered as a "Belief System" . . . Hence, why L Ron Hubbard was able to create a religion out of the belief that we are all inhabited by the Souls of an alien race of slaves all killed by their masters in a volcano after being chased to planet earth . . . . WHAT ARE THE CHANCES this is true?
Supernatural only has a place with "Belief" . . . It has no place with "Knowledge" . . .
It is 100! Percent. Soon all nations will have know to know that I am Jehovah. Eziekiel 39:7
You mean "what is the probability of gods and heaven."
Statistically speaking the probability is vanishingly small ( the correct statistical term ) which means that the probability may be greater than 0 but without evidence of either of these phenomenons the probability of them approaches 0.
That is an illogical and meaningless question, since chance refers to likelihood of something following from something else. There is by definition nothing previous to God hence nothing upon which to have 'chances'. The chances of you winning a horse race depend on all the components that go into the horse race. Nobody places bets AFTER the race has been run.
Yes, absolutely, 100% chance yes God is real.
We have created beautiful paintings, architecture, culinary masterpieces... And those are certainly real...and similarly when we create God(s), Goddesses, those are real, too.
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But it would be nice if we could be REALLY careful not to make God with a nasty disposition and then blame Him for our own need to harass and control others...
Every day that I live, the idea of a heaven existing becomes less and less likely.
100% is my theology.
(Other answers may well vary.)
Science doesn't draw conclusions about supernatural explanations
Do gods exist? Do supernatural entities intervene in human affairs?
These questions may be important, but science won't help you answer them. Questions that deal with supernatural explanations are, by definition, beyond the realm of nature — and hence, also beyond the realm of what can be studied by science. For many, such questions are matters of personal faith and spirituality.