'God is everywhere'
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That would infer that mankind's degree of acquired 'self perception' is generally ' delusional' or 'false', in it's nature.
How could this achieved 'state of self-delusion', possibly occur?
I feel that God is everywhere and I am prepared to debate that this is so.
Totally forgot about this. Anyway, your argument suggests that there is a God. Not all religion has a God anyway. So how could their religion be baseless?
Why is it that 'God belief' emerged independently among human societies all over the world. God belief is everywhere. This fact alone displays a, common everyday source or cause. Do you agree?
Danger is everywhere, cohesion is everywhere, chaos is everywhere, Why not God? Think about it.
The God of our existence captivates and attracts us in a myriad of ways. It is all-encompassing and awe- full to us. It transcends the universe to logically hold within it 'omnipotence' What have I missed? Have I lost you yet. I will respond to all and sundry via comments and we can move on slowly. Are you any good at picking holes in something, Batman?
"God Belief" emerged because one man alone believed that there is an afterlife. It is up to all other people to accept that theory. God belief, as you said, is everywhere. That does not support the theory that God is everywhere. Simply believing in something does not mean that is is real necessarily. And a God is not the only thing that can explain all curiosities. Science, however, is able to provide an explanation to a myriad of curiosities. I consider myself quite good at picking holes. And, it's not Batman. It's Bat(er)man
You state 'Simply believing in something does not mean that is is real necessarily. '
Can you give me real examples of what you are talking about. As Cher says 'Do you believe in life after love?' If there is consistent 'God belief' in various isolated locations during human history then this is proof that there is a single cause for this phenomena. It also indicates that the source of this belief is tangible and local to each of these human groupings.If not then why not? The essential existence of God within the range of human awareness explains why 'God belief' appears to evolve and mutate rather than to wane and disappear. over time. Correct me if I am incorrect but last time I checked over 80% of the world's population profess a belief in God. Why do people believe in God?
Now, when you said 80% of the world believe in God. Assuming you are a Christian, you are saying the Christian God. I did a little research. Only 31% of the world is religious. Of that percentage, 70% are Christian. Now that that is out of the way, I'd like to explain what I said in the last round. In early times, people had no explanation for natural spooks, and no science could provide an explanation. They would say that it all happens because of an angry deity is punishing the world for it's wrongdoings. Also, the first religion is thought to be Christian, but that is false. The first is Hinduism: a belief in multiple gods, not one lone creator. A religion that believes everything is immortal. A religion that does not flow with Christian beliefs. Christianity is a creation. Therefore, it's beliefs are a creation.
People feel God. People arrive at God by a process of deduction. People are pulled further into God if they allow their instincts to help them. God never sleeps. God never disappears. All life forms participate in God. Inanimate objects are in themselves, components of God, as are consequences such as shadow, moonlight, wind, current etc. God is in a constant state of well being. Our position and purpose in all this is to participate and wonder as only humans can.
Our exuberance and wonder has blinded us as to our real role within God. We were meant to participate and share within God and not to gather and redistribute. We have been one of the more idiotic aspects of the God phenomena and we are about as objectively useful as Canadian mosquitoes or the midges of the Scottish Highlands.
I do not want to be too harsh but it appears that we are bent on self exclusion from the healing that is God. Such are the implications of our 'free will'. Is it free will to insist on stupidity?? Your guess is as good as mine.
Thanks Batterman for your participation here. You make good points about the various manifestations of 'God belief ' that have occurred down through the ages. Yes, there has been superstition and fear and exploitation throughout this story but the fact remains that all this 'belief' is squarely based on our perceptions of our own reality. There is something there that we describe as 'God'
We feel God, we deduct God, and we find God to be beneficial to our state of being and we therefore believe in God. Unfortunately, that is the point where we take out our box of crayons and we attempt to draw God. God is best understood when we are in direct contact with our physical world be that through simply living, working or just enjoying physical activity outdoors. God is a wonderful experience if allowed to happen.
I think that at this point our opinions have been expressed as best as possible. The winner is to be decided in the next round. Final statements, please!
I believe that it is possible to feel that there is a God out there. But most people like to believe He is there because they are scared. I also believe that we have consciences for a reason, and that is to make decisions and make opinions. My opinion stands, and there is not much to change that.
GREAT DEBATE ::)
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Vote Placed by Stonehe4rt 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued we can feel God everywhere like you can feel Love, or feel other not tangible things. Con argued that he believes we can feel God but also that people believe in God out of fear. Whether or not God was real was not the debate, and Con did not successfully logically debunk Pro. Bottom Line. Pro was much more convincing and used each of his rounds to provide information.
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