Is There A God?


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Jason Schwarzmann Profile
The question of whether there is a God up there looking over us is a question that humanity has asked themselves since the dawn of time.

The short answer is that we will never know (or at least not until we find ourselves in heaven/hell).

By its very definition, faith in religion requires us to believe in something that we can never be 100% sure of.

Does God exist?

Every civilization under the sun has had a God or two that they worshiped. In fact, in many cases, God was the sun itself.

People that are skeptical about religion (atheists, agnostics, heathens, communists, New Labour etc...) often describe religion as a 'theological pacifier' that is used to comfort mankind. Faced with a daunting and incomprehensible world, it can indeed be comforting to subscribe to a religion that has the whole world neatly explained.

Why the sun comes up every morning, what causes lightning, why volcanoes explode... All these questions mystified ancient civilizations like the Ancient Romans and Greeks. 

To make more sense of the world, ancient people created Gods and myths that explained everything from why the rain came in seasons to why wine gets you wasted.

The comfort of religion

To this day, it could be argued that religion does much the same thing. It could be argued that religion helps us deal with the tough questions that we simply can't answer. This includes classic conundrums such as:

  • What happens after you die?
  • How did the world start?
  • Does anything exist outside of the physical universe that we know about?
  • Why shouldn't we covet our neighbors wife?
As developments in science and technology enable us to understand more about the world around us, we begin to find answers to questions that were previously assigned to the pile titled 'religion'.

For example, the theory of evolution and our understanding of genetics makes it possible to explain our existence on earth in a way other than that suggested by religious 'creationist' beliefs.

However, the more we discover about the world around us, the more questions we unearth. Perhaps religions will adapt to provide and answer to these questions, too.

This leaves me with the idea that the future of religion might be in the form of a space-age theology that provides answers to all the mysteries of the universe (Scientology anyone?)

Is God real?

On the other hand, it can be easy to be skeptical about religion these days. Looking at the world today, it does seem like everything is spinning out of control with all the violence, corruption and problems which inflict this planet.

Is it just a coincidence that the world's problems seem to go hand in hand with people 'losing faith' in religion?

And looking at the complexities and beauty that surround us, are we really to believe that all this was created by some coincidental explosion of matter billions of years ago?

Everything from the symmetry of a spider web to the complexity of the human mind suggest that there is something bigger at play.
Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
This is completely up to you to decide for yourself - there are lots of different Religions and you must become a member of the one you truly believe in. I will tell you what I believe.

I am a Catholic. I believe there is one God, the supreme and Sovereign Lord of the universe. There are 3 Divine persons- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

I base this belief on Lord Jesus, the Son, who was a human person and dwelt on earth. He performed many miracles which proved He was from God, and was kind to everyone. He was extremely brave and was Crucified by Antichristians. He is the Savior of the world and I love Him.

God the Father is the creator of the world. He created the world for our benefit and is terrific and amazing. He made the world from nothing except a single act of /His all-powerful Will.He loves everyone and must be Glorified.

The Holy Spirit is a pure Spirit who is everywhere-even inside every one of God's people. We can't see the Holy Spirit, but when we do God's will, we are filled up by it. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.

I know that God is DEFINITELY real - but nobody can tell you whether to belive or not... You must decide for yourself. I hope you decide to believe -God is the Lord of the world.

If you'd like to find out about Christianity, read the Bible. Hope this helps.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You must know by looking all around you. No mere man could put the sun, moon, stars, and etc.... In the sky.

Most importantly, your own physical body tells you that your mom and dad did not create you. Who is causing you to wake up every morning, causing your heart to beat, to think, to move and so
forth and so on?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Have you ever seen a round object come out of an explosion? I haven't. If all this begin with a big bang, why are the Earth, Moon and Sun all round?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe that Blessed King James Bible!
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Jenni Smith
Jenni Smith commented
Amen!!! I agree.
RONALD JUDE commented
Amongst many gods ''''jesus christ is the only true god him we live move an have our reason for being....
Justus Young
Justus Young commented
Anyone can cite parts out of a book and that doesn't mean they are real.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
First my question is that do you know where do you come from? Can you realize how were you born if there was no-one to make you, to build up the process to make you grown up and to promote you to be a fully-fledged human?

You can say that " I was born from the womb , as everybody does...blah blah..." . But ask again...

Of course God exists, He is like that. No-one has created Him ..He was existing as only one and He will exist Forever and is existing as the present goes. So believe and be  a believer to have the courage and enthusiasm from your God Who created you.

P.S.: If you can manage time just go through some pages from the Holy Quran, The Best Book ever. This will surely solve your problem...Just have a look , you will surely love the words of the One and only God of this Universe, the knower of everything.
Navala  Mu'min Profile
Navala Mu'min answered
In the name of God, most gracious and most merciful.
"He is God; there is no god but He, He knows all unseen and the visible; He is the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. He is God, there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peace, the Guardian of Faith, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (Noble Qur'an-Al Hashr:22-24)
Mark Profile
Mark answered
Yes - and boy, does she have a sick sense of humor.
Shubhojyoti Ganguly Profile
I am an atheist...I am not saying this to mean that I don't believe in God.
I mean to say that the way people portray God is nothing more than an exaggerated superstition.

Mankind is weak in mind. Every person in this world falls into temptation and needs someone to help and guide them.

No one is perfect in the world and yet everyone needs someone totally perfect to follow. This need gave rise to the birth of God- an idealized manifestation of ultimate perfection.

God gives them a platform to belief in someone who is perfect.

I believe that my God is within me...and ....Self-confidence is my religion.
Wake up in the morning and look at the mirror --there is your God.

Say a short prayer to your God and start the day.....Whenever you face any obstacle in the day, think of your God and believe in the God who is present with...This will increase your self confidence and you can overcome the obstacle...

Instead of: Let God be with you.

mike carlsen Profile
mike carlsen answered
I don't think so, at least not in the conventional sense. There's an energy that binds all things together but it's not sentient so it's not controlling anything and it's neither good nor evil.

Just as a rock is neither good nor evil, it just is. It can be used for whatever purpose the user wants.

The thing is, this energy, even though it exists, has not been harnessed or even detected. It may sound strange, or as though I've lost my mind ( perhaps I have! Lol!) but I believe these things to be entirely within the realms of possibility.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well, if we analyze the facts, and we are not biased, and only look at the things that can be proven, no, God does not exist. Either you choose to accept this fact or you can disagree and believe that God, Allah, or whoever else, exists and he/she/him/it/them/they created the world.
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Anonymous answered
Yes! I can only speak from experience of how He so drastically changed my life. I could have not done it by myself nor could anyone else. He lives in me. I talk to Him every day. I will be ever so grateful for what He has done for me. THIS is how I know there is a God.
Sareka Kapur Profile
Sareka Kapur answered
Yes,there is. Who gives you the gift of life to wake up each morning? Who is the one that helps your through difficult situations and its not just mere coincidence?

If you ever get scared,for example, if you are about to be attacked or if you are about to be robbed, whose name do you call and that name never fails you?

It does matter which religion you belong to, what matters is that you know that there is only one God and you just believe in him/her in your own way.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
God is a superior figment of each individuals' mind, irrespective of race, which the majority of mankind chooses to adopt as a protector and guide to their journey through life, and the need to believe in a better afterlife following death.

Some people choose a God of Love and adopt a set of rules to live by, such as the ten commandments.

Others choose a God of war, and if others do not accept their belief then they will be subjected to the wrath of this God through the actions of His followers.
Sean Biggens Profile
Sean Biggens answered
No such thing,  Religion causes wars and hate.  Check out science - it's not fictional!
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Jenni Smith
Jenni Smith commented
SIN causes war and hate... Not God us humans are to blame. And science isn't all that correct as they are finding issues with proving it yet a simple faith is much easier than a full unproven theory
Luke Cockroft
Luke Cockroft commented
Well science has discoverd things and artifacts from the bible so there is a God
mike carlsen Profile
mike carlsen answered
I think so, but I don't believe it's a sentient being, but rather an energy. The energy and matter that bind us together.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes, there is a god. I know from personal experiences and know within a doubt that no-one but God had to pull me through so much that I have been through in my life.

I have had over 5 near-death incidents occur and God pulled me through it. I thank you my heavenly father.

Right now as I speak I can testify to what God just saved my life again from. It's called death. I was walking on Oct 2009 and was hit from behind by a full-sized van. I broke my right leg into 5 places and broke my left shoulder blade. I lost a lot of blood during the two surgeries I had - one that lasted for 6 hours and the other one lasted for 5 hours. I even had to have a blood transfusion , because of all the blood I lost during surgery.

When I come out of surgery I was to learn that I had to have a metal rod put inside my leg, because my bones had been shattered, also there was 5 screws put in my leg. The screws were to hold the rod. Two screws are in my ankle. One on each side. And three were in my knee.

The x-rays showed me how the rod went from my ankles to my knee. And how the screws were intacted. And I also developed high blood pressure because of the trauma my body went through.

But through it all I still kept my faith and believed God is true to his words and he say he will put on me no more than I can bear.

I know God is real is because God is who was with me when that van hit me. Why do I say that? Because I could have been dead, in a coma, paralyzed, in a worse conditions than what I was. So that's why I know God is real and I have given my life to God.
Mark Westbrook Profile
Mark Westbrook answered
Yes, I believe there is a powerful creator, an energy beyond our comprehension. But he is not the kindly white haired gentlemen sitting amongst the clouds, stroking his beard and suffering from depression (if you were looking on down, wouldn't you be a bit depressed at how your ant farm worked out?).

In fact, I imagine that He is not in fact a He, but an it. A power or benevolent energy that can create and destroy and created the very molecules of which we are made

Of course there is no proof of the existence of a God or a Creator, instead people have to live on faith. This is something that is almost nonsensical, believing in the power of something that you can't see, touch or feel. It's like believing in the Easter Bunny. Blind faith is no good, I want to 'feel' God or the Creator or the Light around me, working.

There is no real evidence of the presence of a greater hand, but most people do believe that something more powerful than us created all of this.

It's difficult to know what to think because people WANT a God, it doesn't mean that there is one there.
Lorraine W. Profile
Lorraine W. answered

I use to ask myself the same question a long time ago, and I can tell you now he did answer it for me. He sent this woman who came out of no where she moved into my building, and I was drawn to her she and her husband was elderly, I ended up calling her Grandma.

She had a beautiful and loving spirit and it seems that I had known her all my life. I was at peace, the closer I got to her the more I knew he sent her to me to answer all my doubts and fears and she told me she was leaving and she had came to me and now she had to leave, but she told me that she would always be around me and I would sense her and I did.

I still think about her today and it has been over 28 years and I still remember everything she helped me to understand. He is truly the Creator Of All.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
YES! Where do you think everything came from? Can you explain how living things can express feelings and has a power of thinking and choosing?

Just cite the Bible as a good proof. How old is the excavated Bible? Who do you think could write those if it were all made up?
Brady Profile
Brady answered
There is absolutely no proof based within the realm of fact which suggests the existence of a god.

Everything which people explain in the context of god can be explained in some way which has been looked upon through science. 

Whether or not he exists is purely your question to answer.
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Brady commented
"Either something made us or nothing"
This statement is a fallacious one. If we ask "What made us?" we completely ignore the possibility of not having been "made". A question which should be asked is "Where does the universe come from?". This is a question we've answered without saying "GODDUNNIT" because we have looked further and answered the question with evidence we can precieve.
Since your original statement is a fallacy all claims you made in conjunction with it can be ignored in kind
Jenni Smith
Jenni Smith commented
If you believe in science or nothing then how can something be made of nothing?
Brady commented
Jenni, as I said in my previous comment to Forgivenow, there is no making required. Science does not claim that matter was ever "made" from nothing, it claims that matter is eternal in accordance with the laws of thermodynamics.
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Tiago Jesus answered
Why do all of you insist on saying, "yes, there is", "no there is not"?

We will never know in life if there is a god....

But hey.....

Check this photo called "pale blue dot", google it and see how tiny we are! When I saw this picture, I found the idea of God so primitive......

But hey.... Everyone should stick to their beliefs, and live by their rules.....

I respect EVERYONE, I don't care if they believe in God.

You are ALL my cosmic friends, and we are lucky to talk to each other, in some other time, we'd never get to know each other!!!!

Isn't this a miracle?
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Simrita Rai answered
I used to ask the same question. I didn't believe in God. But, if there wasn't a God, how would Science exist? If the earth was created in a out of space millions of years ago with the different gases combining together to form the Earth, who created the gases?

When the Earth was created, dinosaurs were said to be the first form of living organisms on Earth. Who created the organisms?

There are many unsolved questions that scientists have really tried to discover, but they just can't get an answer. And no matter what, I am sure that the secret of how the Earth was created will never be discovered.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
WOW!!!! All you guys that say that there is NO God are just weird... Ha haha... There is!... He is the only one who created us... Jeez!...

All you "Non Christians are just plain stupid to not actually just accept that there is!...

Most people say that there is no God... Just because their friends or family don't believe that... But they still don't know...

Look up in some books... People have raised people from the dead... That is definitely from the God... The Devil would just want people to still be dead.... See what I mean?
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Mirannda Robins answered
I believe there isn't but I respect everybody's views.

I personally believe that our minds have not yet evolved enough for our brains to understand how we got here completly and so people have come up with a theory of how we got here and people thought it made sense.

But that is just my opinion, and maybe one day I will be proved wrong.
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Prezn Hollar answered
The most common thing said to a christian by an athiest is "Prove there is a God." But I say "prove there is not a God."

There is no possible way to prove that there is not a God, but there are ways to prove that there is one. Miracles happen all the time.

To prove there is not a God you would have to look everywhere  at once. Under ever rock on every planet at every part of the universe - and if someone acheived that then they would have obtained a non-quality called omni presence.
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Anonymous answered
Well, yes, but it is not logical for there to be only one God. In truth, there are very many Gods. Yes these Gods created everything in the material universe and I'm sure there are still creations going on.
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Anonymous answered
Why not ask Him yourself, you can do an experiment, it's called the God is real experiment.

Tell Him that you're not sure you believe He is real but if He is you want to thank Him for . . . Your bed, your food, your computer, say something, something different each night. Just one thing every night, then watch and see Him working.

You will see Him if you watch. It may take up to 21 days. It took the angel in Daniel 21 days to reach him because Satan the devil had placed so many things in the way, but he got there! Thank God He always gets there!

Don’t give up, never give up. Many people give up one second before they receive and lose the prize.
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Anonymous answered
It all depends on what you believe in. It's okay to think that there is a god or not.
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Karen Creel answered
Hello sir, I do not know you or your name, but I will pray for you..

And this statement was written four years ago. I have a feeling your life is about to change drastically.

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