If a person decides that they are going to look for God there is no question that they will find Him because He is everywhere. The Bible says that creation declares the glory of God. He is speaking to the world through the church, who is proclaiming the free gift of eternal life through Jesus of Nazareth. The personal testimonies of a billion people that have experienced Him, myself included, declare that He exists. John 3 says it all, "For God so loved the world that He sent His Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would have eternal life."
Science is based on the premise that everything comes from something. To think that something originated from absolutely nothing is unreasonable and illogical. It would be ridiculous to look around us at all the intricacies and complexities of nature and deny the existence of a higher power and to say that all these things happened by random chance.
Firstly, the very idea of us understanding God's existence is like a watch understanding the watchmaker. It's outside of the realm of our thinking. But on a more scientific note, the evolution that has been observed today (such as Lenskis E coli experiments) shows a miniscule change and to me not an increase of complexity, which is the essential result of the evolution process. Another good point from humanity is the very existence of morality. And that almost everybody would agree that it's a 'good' thing to help others. Lastly from my own personal life, is my personal experience of God. The answered prayers that I see daily. And my friends and family's testimony to the same.
1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.
Yes GOD Exists, Some are Arrogant to express it and some are Ignorant.
From the moment man opens his eyes to this world a great order surrounds him. He needs oxygen to survive. It is interesting that the atmosphere of the planet on which he lives provides more than just the adequate amount of oxygen he needs. This way, he breathes without difficulty. For the existence of life on this planet, the existence of a source of heat is essential. In response to this need, the sun is located just at the right distance to emit just the exact amount of heat and energy man needs. Man needs nourishment to survive. Every corner of the world abounds in astonishingly diversified provisions. Likewise, man needs water. Surprisingly, three-fourths of the planet is covered with water. Man needs shelter, and in this world, there is land on which it is suitable to build and all sorts of materials to make shelters.
These are only a few among billions of details making life possible on earth. In brief, man lives on a planet perfectly designed for his survival. This is certainly a planet "created for human beings". To Claim All these things came by it's own will be the Biggest Lie the world Ever Heard.
In every detail of the infinitely varied world, man finds his Creator. God, the owner of everything in the whole universe, introduces Himself to man through the flawless design of His creation. Everything surrounding us, the birds in flight, our beating hearts, the birth of a child or the existence of the sun in the sky, manifest the power of God and His creation. And what man must do is to understand this fact. These purposes owe their existence to the fact that everything has been created. An intelligent person notices that plan, design and wisdom exist in every detail of the infinitely varied world. This draws him to recognition of the Creator.
The existence of God is OBVIOUS. Ignoring it would only be the beginning of the greatest damage we could ever do to ourselves. That is simply because God is in no need of anything. He is the One Who shows His greatness in all things and in all ways. God is the owner of everything, from the heavens to the earth.
We learn the attributes of God from the Qur'an: God! There is no god but Him, the Living, the Self-Sustaining. He is not subject to drowsiness or sleep. Everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to Him. Who can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them but they cannot grasp any of His knowledge save what He wills. His Footstool encompasses the heavens and the earth and their preservation does not tire Him. He is the Most High, the Magnificent. (Surat al-Baqarah: 255)
It is difficult, even if it is logical, to believe that there is no God. Forgiveness, love, beauty, and healing are things that we rely on to get through our lives. It does not make realistic sense for there to be no God, even if it does make logical sense. Logic and science do not always explain the why of things.
I believe He does. It's a highly personal view based on faith and religion. My religion is compatible with science, even the much "demonized" theory of evolution, therefore I'm very open-minded about such matters.
Since Science is the study of physical universe. God isn't in the physical universe and therefore it is argued that God doesn't exist because science does not prove the non-physical entities.
If birds are defined as "feathered creatures with beaks who can fly", then technically an ostrich should not exist. However, they do. Why? Because the definition is too restricting and limiting.
Also, this argument can be circular. Since, science only deals with the physical universe, it is impossible for it to make any statements about non-physical entities like God. If premise of science is based on just the material physical universe, then science should have no bearing on existence or non-existence of the non-physical entities. Meaning, it's just out of its scope. Therefore, science is actually agnostic about the existence of God, as prominent atheists Richard Dawkins and Victor Stenger suggest.
The historically valid truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ can only be explained by the existence of a God. God is also the best explanation for the design and cause of the creation of the world as well as being the best explanation behind the existence of objective morality.
No matter if it's the Big Bang or other origin of the universe that declares it is not by creation the very laws that make up this universe scream that there truly is a God. As a physicist where the original source of energy came from. They can take you on a road back to the Big Bang using scientific theory, but they cannot tell you where the source of all the energy of our universe came from.
Everybody is talking about evidence and facts, and that there is no proof that God exists. We are all made by God and thinking hat we evolved from nothing after the big bang is silly I think. Wouldn't the explosion have destroyed everything on earth anyway? I don't know how scientists explain that so speak no more of. But I do know this. You cannot see love, or hate or happiness, but you can see the effects of them. I am not comparing God to a feeling, because He is so much more than that, but think of it that way if you want logic. You have to have faith in God. Faith is believing in what you do not see, and even if you have faith, you will not instantly be able see God. The only way you will ever get proof is when you die and then if you do not believe, it's a bit too late.
The most exciting thing is whatever you write on this page, whatever you believe or not... He does believe in you...
This question is not one that has empirical data to support it. We must each come to our own personal belief. My belief is based on my faith, my upbringing, and my experience. When I look at the unexplained in our world, I see many events that prove to me God's existence. The miraculous healings, the sightings of the dead, the beginning of life are a few of the reasons I believe, but in the end for me it comes down to faith.
Yes, God does exist, dependent upon the personal beliefs of those who believe. God, or a higher authority is present in every culture around the world and is recognized in importance historically as well as culturally. It would be a foolish observation to assume that the universe we know was created by a quirk of science as opposed to planned design.
If God, didn't exist, how would we all exist? While I don't believe you have to call the being that's the ultimate cause of the universe God, there has to be a first cause or an ultimate cause, and that's God. No matter what your specific beliefs, you surely have to believe that.
The world doesn't make sense with a cause. Science suggests that in many ways, and most religions require a cause and effect situation. God exists, of that you can be sure. Without God, there would be no people, no plants, no animals and no creation at all.
If you don't believe that God exists, than you believe that everything that exists came from absolutely nothing... just created itself, rather than being intelligently designed by a creator. If you have a piece of pottery (which is simple) it naturally leads to the thought that there was a potter who created it. In something as complex as the universe, or even a human being, evidence of intelligent design exists throughout.
Moreover, even assuming that all matter has always existed in a limitless void, the odds are astronomically astronomical that any form of life could have begun to form.
I believe that, when we consider the complexity of living things, the existence of a creator is made evident. I fully doubt that creation has happened by chance. While it is true that evil forces are at work and bad things happen, the good in people is made evident in their response to such situations. I believe the positive, caring response is evidence that a good God does exist and is at work in his people.
According to me God do exist because there are evidences although the scientists of this modern age says that there isnt. Basically what i am trying to say is for instance gravity, can we show that there is gravity by using the five senses? No, we cant; but by examining the objects falling we say that there has to be some kind of force that pulls the objects down. There are alot of knowledge or information we accept by actually not seeing them physically, like quarks scientist didnt actually see quarks by an electron or some kind of microscope. But we accept it by using our logic and by analyzing and observing this worlds microlife. One more thing i want to state is if someone is saying that there is no God, what basically he/she is saying is that his/her house just popped out itself or by mistakenly the wind pushed the dust and bricks and colors and paints toward a same direction and as a result a house occured(!). How is this possible. this is against the law of physics. However thats only a house
At one point, I was atheist, but I began to think and ponder. It took me over 10 years before I could sit down and say that I believed in "God". While I am not religious, I am now theistic. Now, whether "GOD" exist referring to the God mentioned in many religions, I am not sure. But I do believe there is a high deity (who may be called "GOD") or deities.
There are many ways to prove God's existence. Here is one proof by Saint Thomas:
Material things cannot exist by themselves. They need the existence of other things in order to exist. For example, wine cannot exist without grapes or coconut or whichever fruit people use in making wine. Therefore if the universe exists, there should be something that must have caused it. If someone (I'm one of them) believes that the Big bang caused the universe to exist then the Big Bang should have also been caused by something; something powerful and capable enough to exist without being caused by others. This is what we call as God.
Here's another too from Saint Thomas:
Many things in the universe are in motion. And according to Physics, things move because they were moved by something, therefore every moving thing in the universe was moved by something, which was moved by something, which was moved by something. However, we cannot deny that this string of movements would have no beginning, as that would be illogical. Something must have initiated the first move. And that thing should have the power and capability to move itself without being moved by anyone. And that "thing" is God.
Many people just don't believe in god because god "contradicts" scientific theories like evolution and Big Bang. But evolution and Big Bang do NOT disprove God. So what if humans came from apes, does that mean God is dead? So what if an explosion initiated the universe, does that mean that God is dead? God is the Cause of everything, including science. God exists.
If the big bang happened, then our world would be deformed. Things would be constantly changing. Evolution is a theory based on getting better. (a theory is something that hasn't been proven.) god's existence can be proven by all the things that has been created. A single cell is complex itself! People say us humans came from monkeys. Wouldn't it be better if we had a tail? A tail would be so useful for us, it'd be like a third hand! Also, how does a tree know how to grow upwards? How does the sun know how to rise in the east and set in the west? I know there are many conflicts happening these days, but they're happening for a reason. God does things for a purpose. Whatever it is, it can be furthered for one to grow closer to him.
I believe that there is a God because of the intelligent design that I have observed in the world around me. I refer to modern science when considering this argument and contemplate the complexity of a single cell. There is no way that this tiny and super organized cell can be an accident, it had to have been designed. Because of this, I have concluded that there is no other explanation besides the design of a higher being who is God.
The question has always come under debate because it is a really strong question to be placing upon life and everything in life is debatable. God appears to exist in the form of a higher power. People worship what they believe is their role model and if people do believe, they will achieve.
God has many names in many cultures and many religions. What he is or who he is doesn't matter. I feel like we have to believe that there is something bigger than us out there. believing in something bigger gives us the ability to actual dream bigger. People doubt the existence of a God because he cannot be physical seen. That's OK you don't seen your dream but you know that you dreamt them.
i mean, yeah science is evident now, but there is no way that everything, came from a big explosion from nothing. i refuse to believe that.
If God didn't exist we wouldn't be here. Somthing can't come from nothing. We have proof right under our nose. It's the HOLY BIBLE.
I believe that God exists. No matter how much scientists can explain about the universe, their "history" seems to stop at the Big Bang. They can not say for certain why the Big Bang happened. There are too many people that believe in some kind of higher power for the whole species to be wrong, and there not being something larger than us. At the very least, consider the consistency in white light stories, experienced by those who have had near death experiences.
The concept of God with religion may be difficult for some people to understand. There have been many times when science has disproven the statements in religions. However, no matter what you call "God" there has yet to be an explanation as to how man came to existence that I am willing to believe. In one way or the other our maker does exist. There is some type of higher power that caused human life to exist. I am not arrogant enough to believe that I know all and I am not saying there is definitely a heaven or a hell. But man came upon this earth somehow and someway and until man can make life out of thin air then I say "God" does exist.
Have you ever thought in your life how did we come to existence? Would you find out through logical facts how we became part of this world? Even if you "think" you have the facts of how the world came to. Explain to me how did water, life, fire, wind, earth, and etc. came to be on this planet. Nothing can be created amongst nothing, plants can't grow without seeds being planted. Think why do you think people think the human body is so complex? Even if we understand that we can't create a body out of sources that aren't found anywhere but inside of us. Even if you say you have facts doesn't mean we would ever fully understand the human body or how we came to in scientific logic, something's are suppose to be unknown to us. There are things way beyond our comprehension to be described as facts. Only way we can find out is to wait and see what lies beyond the afterlife.
I believe there is a Higher Power. Not that Jesus Christ was his son, although I really want to believe that. (raised Catholic) But looking at nature and the perfection of mathematics and the way so much of everything is SO MUCH. I'm having a hard time making sense. The Universe started somewhere and we're all along for the ride and I choose to believe that when this life is over I'll be in a place where I'll have answers for some things but a deep craving for more knowledge. As my Father said when I asked him, "Are you ready to go Dad?" and he said with a smile, "I want to know whats on the other side." so do I. I believe there's another "place" after this one and in that place I'll know all the things I could have done so damn much better and then do it. Hopefully I'll get it closer to right then I did this time.
Science is a great thing. It explains how stars work, how the world was created, and even how the human body runs.
The thing is, the only thing science can answer is 'how'. When they get into the equally important 'why', science falls apart. Why does the sun seem to rise, why is there evolution, why do people have 2 arms, science explains HOW (emphasis) the sun seems to rise, HOW evolution works, and HOW arms came to be, not why.
On the other hand, religons explore 'why'. The sun rises to create beautiful sunrises and sunsets, evolution is part of God's plan, and arms are part of the human form. But, religion falls apart when it tries to explain how.
Denying eather how or why is a bad thing. Denying how puts you in an imaginary, unrealistic world. Denying why makes you a cold, uncaring, self-absorbed person.
You cannot have one without the other. It is useless to know how something works, if you don't know why you should use it.
My experences lead me to beleive that a higher power does exist. Is it the one true god, well that is not what this is about is it.
I don't believe in God as he is portrayed in the bible. I see "god" as life and spirituality. God, to me, is the idea that there is more than where and who we are right now, and that there is a purpose to everything that happens. As far as some being sitting on a throne in the clouds, watching everything we do and casting judgment on it, I don't believe that to be the truth.
To argue for anything without evidence and then to ignorantly substitute evidence with the word faith and call it proof is to deny reality. While some forms of atheism are arrogant I do believe that agnosticism is the correct stance on this issue and until further evidence is displayed on the side that is arguing to prove something exists instead of taking the default position which is to deny something that lacks demonstrable evidence. I do very wish this poll had a "No, but there is a chance" option I could pick so as to not sound so arrogant, but unfortunately, this is not the case.
I do object to the idea of organized religion in the sense that they are almost based entirely on myths which are often disproved using modern scientific research, conductive thinking, and logic. They also serve to promote violence, discrimination, and serve to make others think better of themselves than others.
Absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence, this is correct. However, as Robert Flint said
: "If a man have failed to find any good reason for believing that there is a God, it is perfectly natural and rational that he should not believe that there is a God; and if so, he is an atheist, although he assume no superhuman knowledge, but merely the ordinary human power of judging of evidence. If he go farther, and, after an investigation into the nature and reach of human knowledge, ending in the conclusion that the existence of God is incapable of proof, cease to believe in it on the ground that he cannot know it to be true, he is an agnostic and also an atheist, an agnostic-atheist—an atheist because an agnostic."
Furthermore, evolution is a fact. To argue against it is silly and if you honestly wish to deny it I would hope you research more and climb out of the bubble you seem to residing in and join us in the 21st century where modern scientific theory reigns over the superstitious myths of old. (If you honestly wish to say that it's just a theory I would laugh in your face.) Evolution can be demonstrated today and the historical evidence for its occurrence in the past is overwhelming. However, biologists readily admit that they are less certain of the exact mechanism of evolution; and this is where the word theory comes into play.
Some people on the yes side seem to be either Steven Colbert knock-offs or just fundamentally misunderstand the Big-Bang-Theory. Seriously, do some research. "Wouldn't the big bang have destroyed everything on Earth anyway" This seriously made my night. No my dear sir, it wouldn't have. The universe wouldn't have existed at this time and since guess what? EARTH IS IN THE UNIVERSE. Earth wouldn't have existed.
Most people on the yes side are using commonly debunked arguments such as: God of the gaps, the cosmological argument, and numerous arguments from ignorance and basic understanding of the theories they seem to be able to disprove, this does not make their argument incorrect, however, I do wish they would delve more deeply into such subjects before making an uninformed opinion.
If there was a higher power that was responsible for everything that has and will happen on Earth, then Earth would be perfect. The theory of evolution, produced by Darwin, states that there isn't a 'God' at all. There is no authenticated evidence to suggest that 'God' does exist. Whereas, there is more than enough evidence to support Darwin's theory.
For example: human embryos, very early on in development, are almost identical to that of a fish. Embryos are clear signs of evolution as there are many similarities between human embryos and fish embryos, these are also almost identical to embryos of birds and reptiles, not just fish.
The human eye is imperfect, if there was a 'God', surely he would design us so that we were perfect beings, there wouldn't be a blind spot for example. There are small things like this which also help back up the theory of NO 'God'.
Overall, there is a vast, overwhelming amount of evidence supporting evolution and that there is NOT a God.
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Food for thought.
If we were not created, then how would God exist, or know himself, etc.?
God exists in the mind. We have no proof, you can argue but you know it's true.
Have we experienced god in another state than our mind? Name a state.
No taste, touch, smell, sight, or sound of god? Then he exists in our mind.
How can we look at Harry Potter, or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and say "That's not real!" and yet say god, a vision of the mind, is real?
Remember, just food for thought. No offense.
Does God exist? The answer to that question is another question: which God? There are countless differing descriptions of God, and, more importantly, of what God demands of humans. That would not be a problem if those different descriptions weren't so often accompanied by certainty that there is one right description and one right set of demands. One might suspect that, with so many versions of God, that humans have created God, rather than the other way around. The view that humans are the creators of the concept we call "God" is the best explanation for why humans believe in so many differing versions of God.
I think the preponderance of evidence does not support the existence of an invisible God who created and is capable of exerting control over everything. I think science, over time, has provided explanations for nearly every phenomenon previously thought to be miraculous. I think God 'exists' in the mind of religious believers only.
You can try and say that the bible is proof of his existence, however we have to take into account that this is a book that was written in a foreign, scrappy language 2000 years ago. It is full of historical inaccuracies and self contradictions and 2000 years leaves a big window for many mistranslations, which there are. I cannot say that this source is in any way reliable. The bible was written to explain what people at the time didn't understand and to ease their fears of death by saying that if you 'believe' and 'repent' that you'll live forever in paradise.
What many people call god I call the laws of the universe. There is no doubt that an unseen force and energy is constantly at work, balancing things out when the scales tip too far to one side. Also, everything we know in existence has an opposite, light and dark, awake and tired, up and down, in and out, good and bad, and as simple as dust and eyelashes. Some call it the work of god, an omnipotent man who sits in the heavens and gives us choices to make and then punishes or rewards us for the decisions we made. To me, that's absurd. In my opinion, people better start paying attention to the real force at work, recognizing its power and the ramifications of ignoring it, rather than praying to a god who doesn't exist and expecting him to fix our mistakes.
The bible says that being homosexual is a sin.. So why would a "God" have created people that ARE homosexual? It makes absolutely no sense. People want to believe in a God because they don't understand the many complexities of science. They don't want to accept that there is no higher being that is everywhere, they don't want to be alone, but the facts and the science prove to us that there is no such thing as a God. The power of the universe is the closest thing to "higher being" than anything else. It's the dim witted whom believe that someone could have created us. Evolution and chance are what created us, not something or someone that has never shown it's power to our population.
I don't know of any hard evidence that shows that god exists. i don't like or accept the idea that you need to have faith in god to see his existence. If there was a god that loved us all we wouldn't have a billion people that are starving. And if God gave us free will and we did all that to ourselves and God does nothing, then he is either able to help us and does nothing which is cruel and evil, or he doesn't have the power to and is not all powerful.
If there was proof of god then i would believe in him but until then i will stick to reality.
Throughout history, every civilization has prayed to something, ranging from multiple gods, to numbers and stars. The whole premise of religion is to get people to accept their given plight in life as god's will. Capitalizing god even makes it more ridiculous and legitimizes peoples beliefs. There is no god, if there was, then where the heck is it?
As science has advanced, a multitude of discoveries have been made and, as of today, none of them support the existence of a supreme being who governs our existence. While it is true that "the more we know, the more we know we don't know", there is no reason to suggest that we are being watched, manipulated and judged by a vast global intelligence.
He doesn't exist as it's all made up. Nonsense I tell you. Technology is so great that God has became old and tired. Steve jobs took the roll. What are you using now? Laptop? Computer? iPad? iPhone? iPod? Whatever it is, God didn't create them. What about the suffering in the world too?
Tell me why has there been so much destruction in the modern world? If we are all children of 'God' then why do we not all follow his so called 'commandments', answer that. Is it because the ones who rebel against gods existence are the ones who have broken free from the clutches. Maybe God is a myth like all the other various myths that are in our world. I for one support no religion for the single reason: 'Why do human beings behave in the way we do? War, murder, rape, child molestors... If God where real why do some of these horrible people get away with such things? What sort of God dose not punish these disgusting people?
Thousands of gods, thousands of religions through the history of man kind. If your god was the real "god" how would you know and how could you prove it? I don't understand religious people at all. How can people claim to be educated and religious at the same time. They are mutually exclusive.
The purpose of religion is to offer people comfort and thus the notion of God is merely man imposing an image on things that don't make since, and thus frighten. It is quite possible that there are beings more advanced than us, but "God" as we have come to know it is not a rational concept and is not supported by anything other than man made fables.
There is no evidence of there being a god in the universe, or anywhere else. Lacking such evidence it can only be concluded that no gods exist. To do otherwise opens the door to believing any number of other highly improbable ideas, like there being a magical invisible dragon who hangs out in my closet or there being a tea cup orbiting at a consistently equidistant point between the Earth and Venus.
Saibaba, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna all are called god, but they were human first in some era. Rather, there are fantastic stories about god, which we also believe sometimes.
I don't mean to offend anyone. I believe that god existed in my younger days, not anymore. I think there is nothing as God in this world. It is few people who exploit peoples emotions and beliefs so they can make a profit. If there was a God, then why is this world like this with so many problems? As Karl Marx put it ?Religion is opium?, he was very right. With so many gods, we lack the most essential thing in life ? love and peace. People kill each other in the name of God and religion. If there was a true God, that God would have done something. The theory of Evolution also shows that we came from apes and not from dust.
many years ago before the technology we currently have existed, we had to give reasons for strange things happening that we couldn't explain. So its fair to say its magic when you don't know the real answer. Its fair to say God did it when you are a child but as you age and the world becomes a smarter place, we need reason and logic to explain everything. There is no room for the false believe in God anymore. it is delaying knowledge and scientific progress in this world. you can't live in the dark forever
A god that is all knowing, all powerful, and all loving is illogical. And even if it exists, why isn't there evidence for this being? I am sorry, but if most of you actually looked at facts you would find there is almost no reason to believe in such thing.