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Is there any rational evidence for the existence of God?

  • Yes there is

    There are a few reasons to believe that there is a rational evidence for the existence of God. The first reasons being that there is not any proof against the existence of God. We have no ruled out the existence of a supernatural creator.

    Another reason we can look at is the complexity of life itself. How can things end of being so perfect? Any by things I meant the conditions for us to live, the elements such as water, the positioning of the Earth. It is all so perfect to the point that it is simply impossible to recreate these conditions without some form of intelligent design.

  • Yes There Is.

    It really just comes down to perception and want. Some things that God promotes, people don't want. Like chastity, faithfulness, as well as corporal and capital punishment. Have you ever seen an Atheist and Theist debate? Neither really wins.

    The Cosmological Argument is sound, and has yet to be really refuted. Some have tried, but they always neglect to understand that nothing is the absence of everything.

    There are others. But a major one that is simply not accepted as evidence is scripture and testimony, which is absurd, seeing as how the Atheist wants us to accept the multi-verse, which is meant to explain something from nothing without God, but is still something. Funny, eh?

  • It is so

    If God exists and there is an absolute moral truth then given his capabilities he would be compelled by his own moral compass to create. Not creating us would be synonymous with denying our existence which would fall on the wrong side of the absolute morals. Creating us to be all good and without fault would serve no purpose, it would be the same as creating a machine. Allowing our existence and the opportunity to choose to do what is right is the sole being for our existence. We are given the opportunity to exist with him providing that we do what is right. If not, then we have not earned our own existence which was on loan to begin with. This is the most perfect world, however it is not the most perfect society. That being a result of our choice to disregard the Bible which is the constitution of the most perfect society. However, in the act of following the word of God, the natures of the world which we condemn God for creating or not preventing are rendered inept. For God to intervene past the point at which the world can know the truth would serve to merely hinder our ability to act on sincerity and from a point of virtue as opposed to fear or alterior motives. There must be no conclusive evidence for God to exist so that we can adhere to the word from a most sincere perspective.

  • The issue is really one of perspective.

    One thing that I've noticed is that a lot of the people that argue for and against this issue seem to have different perspectives on the situation. Some people see the details in the world, and they just see a series of interconnected accidents that make up the details of the world. They see the individual trees in the forest. Others, they see this huge picture, and it defies reason to them to believe that all of this just randomly happened. They see a ghost in the machine, and they see the forest.

    Regardless, there is no absolute proof either way, and this particular issue lies within the contentious field of metaphysics. What's rational largely depends upon your perspective, just like it does on everything from potato chips to politics. Over all, it's a hard pill to swallow that the majority of humanity would swallow such a concept if there wasn't some reason to believe from their perspective.

  • Yes there is

    The only way you will NOT believe in the creator of this universe is if you deny these basic laws.

    This universe is finite, this is an accepted fact.
    Because it is finite, it has a beginning, so therefore, it had a start.
    Time, we can all agree, started with the Big Bang.
    The Big Bang was an effect, so what caused it?

    We can come to 4 conclusions how the universe started.

    1) The Universe was created by nothing.
    2) The Universe created itself.
    3) The Universe was created by something that was also created, with an infinite number of events going back in creation.
    4) The Universe was created by something uncreated.

    Numbers 1 and 2 we can already slash, they are against the basic laws of science. Nothing can create something, so basically saying, something cannot come from nothing.

    Similarly, the universe cannot create itself if at one point it did not exist.

    IF let us say that numbers 1 or 2 were the answers behind the creation of this universe, than that means a random elephant can pop out of nowhere if we go by that type of logic. What a world we will live in!

    Going on to number 3, saying that the universe was created by something, which makes sense. But was that something ALSO created? And if so, what created THAT? See? Now here's the catch why number 3 cannot be. You cannot have an infinite number of events where something creates something else, which creates something else, which eventually gets to the creation of the universe. That is illogical.

    Think of it this way. If I wanted to eat an apple, but I needed to ask my friend for permission, but before my friend can give me permission, he has to give HIS friend for permission, and then his friend needs to ask HIS friend for permission. And it keeps going on and on, the chain of friend's asking their friends for permission. If this keeps going on, will I ever be able to eat that apple? Never.

    Apply this analogy with the universe. The past cannot go on forever. If it went forever, then TIME would never get HERE. We would never exist, we would never be here. Nothing right now would exist, if the past is still going on forever.

    This leaves us to the ONLY remaining and RATIONAL argument, #4.

    This universe was created by something that was UNCREATED. This uncreated entity, we simply call, the Creator...Or...God, in religious terms.

    This is fool proof logic, and nobody can deny it. This is ALL science.

  • Of course God exists!

    Now, I agree that certain ideas of God, such as the "wizard in the sky" are not true (although they might help a child understand God or create a straw man for an atheist), but the God of classical theism most certainly exists. Arguments set forth in Thomas Aquinas's "Summa Theologica", relying on his metaphysics (derived from Aristotle), necessarily require a First Cause that is Pure Act, simple, etc. The only way to deny this is to deny his metaphysics, which modern philosophers have done (to their demise). The "religion vs science debate" really doesn't exist, as it is really classical Aristotelianism (aka common sense) vs modern mechanical metaphysics (aka materialism/ bad metaphysics). Descartes started the trend to separate qualitative aspects from quantitative aspects of matter, which is basically "taking everything that we can't study with scientific theory and throw it under the rug called 'the mind'." I understand this is a big claim, but many philosophers have started to realize this, such as Bertrand Russell, Thomas Nagel, John Searle, etc., which, if you know a little bit of philosophy, this group is not the "religious type". I suggest reading Negal's "Mind and Cosmos", Searle's "The Rediscovery of the Mind", and Edward Feser's "The Last Superstition".

    PS: By the way, none of these ideas are mine, as I am just a messenger boy for all these other great thinkers, and "The God Delusion" (and other "New Atheist" propaganda) DID NOT prove Aquinas's arguments false. That is all.

  • God wants to be understood and known.

    Among all living things human beings are the only creatures who have consciousness. Everything on earth has been created to serve a purpose for mankind. Every blessing of God is not only a gift but also a sign for us to understand the greatness of God. So God wants to be understood and known.
    Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=7xtHE2YNsxc

  • God wants to be understood and known.

    Among all living things human beings are the only creatures who have consciousness. Everything on earth has been created to serve a purpose for mankind. Every blessing of God is not only a gift but also a sign for us to understand the greatness of God. So God wants to be understood and known.
    Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=7xtHE2YNsxc

  • Science is enough to provide rational evidence for God.

    Scientists have brought up many rational arguments that make sense. Logical evidences for the reality behind the creator and this universe. Stating that this universe is finite, therefore, it has to have a beginning. Then we travel to the cause and effect theory, and many other laws discovered by scientists that clearly prove the existence of a creator.

    The only way you will NOT believe in the creator of this universe is if you deny these basic laws.

    This universe is finite, this is an accepted fact.
    Because it is finite, it has a beginning, so therefore, it had a start.
    Time, we can all agree, started with the Big Bang.
    The Big Bang was an effect, so what caused it?

    We can come to 4 conclusions how the universe started.

    1) The Universe was created by nothing.
    2) The Universe created itself.
    3) The Universe was created by something that was also created, with an infinite number of events going back in creation.
    4) The Universe was created by something uncreated.

    Numbers 1 and 2 we can already slash, they are against the basic laws of science. Nothing can create something, so basically saying, something cannot come from nothing.

    Similarly, the universe cannot create itself if at one point it did not exist.

    IF let us say that numbers 1 or 2 were the answers behind the creation of this universe, than that means a random elephant can pop out of nowhere if we go by that type of logic. What a world we will live in!

    Going on to number 3, saying that the universe was created by something, which makes sense. But was that something ALSO created? And if so, what created THAT? See? Now here's the catch why number 3 cannot be. You cannot have an infinite number of events where something creates something else, which creates something else, which eventually gets to the creation of the universe. That is illogical.

    Think of it this way. If I wanted to eat an apple, but I needed to ask my friend for permission, but before my friend can give me permission, he has to give HIS friend for permission, and then his friend needs to ask HIS friend for permission. And it keeps going on and on, the chain of friend's asking their friends for permission. If this keeps going on, will I ever be able to eat that apple? Never.

    Apply this analogy with the universe. The past cannot go on forever. If it went forever, then TIME would never get HERE. We would never exist, we would never be here. Nothing right now would exist, if the past is still going on forever.

    This leaves us to the ONLY remaining and RATIONAL argument, #4.

    This universe was created by something that was UNCREATED. This uncreated entity, we simply call, the Creator...Or...God, in religious terms.

    This is fool proof logic, and nobody can deny it. This is ALL science.

  • there is not

    For all that say that god must exist because science has not explained everything in the universe, I would like to say that God and Gods have been used to explain why the sun crosses over the sky, why clouds rain, why people die of diseases and many other events which are now explained by science and to say what we can't explain today is caused by god is as ignorant as saying helios drives the chariot of the sun across the sky.

    Posted by: jkm
  • No, little more than no.

    God has shown no signs of being real, I would cite evidence but there is none. Most of the universe is composed of vacuum that would kill you instantly, the rest is too hot or will kill you in seconds for some other reason. The very idea that a benevolent deity created this universe is absurd to say the least. Not to mention the fact that so far religion has provided no testable theories or any other method of proof.

  • No, God does not exist.

    No scientific evidence can verify the existence of any sort of God. Valid and reliable verification is required to ensure that there is no doubt that a God exists. The only thing supporting a God's existence are ambiguous Holy scriptures. There needs to be more than ambiguous writings to support the existence of God.

  • No- not for any god.

    There are no arguments for the existence of any god that don't rely on subjective personal "testimony" or logical fallacy.
    Evidence is by definition objective, verifiable, and attributable to nothing else BUT a god (meaning no rational natural explanations). There is nothing of this type for the existence of gods. In fact, the vast majority of arguments for a god's existence rely on either the Argument from Ignorance fallacy ("I don't understand/know how something works, therefore it must be a god") or circular logic (assuming part or all of what you are trying to prove, like claiming the bible is evidence for god when the bible only has veracity if it is in fact the word of said god).

  • Notice how many gods you reject

    If you believe in God, you have chosen to reject Allah, Vishnu, Budda, Waheguru and all of the thousands of other gods that other people worship today. It is quite likely that you rejected these other gods without ever looking into their religions or reading their books. You simply absorbed the dominant faith in your home or in the society you grew up in.

    In the same way, the followers of all these other religions have chosen to reject God. You think their gods are imaginary, and they think your God is imaginary.

  • Notice how many gods you reject

    If you believe in God, you have chosen to reject Allah, Vishnu, Budda, Waheguru and all of the thousands of other gods that other people worship today. It is quite likely that you rejected these other gods without ever looking into their religions or reading their books. You simply absorbed the dominant faith in your home or in the society you grew up in.

    In the same way, the followers of all these other religions have chosen to reject God. You think their gods are imaginary, and they think your God is imaginary.

  • No there is not

    In terms of litterate evidence, there is none for god existing as a deity. People may try to prove his existence spiritually, and that's why they believe -- which I have no problem with -- but no physical, hard, rational, or scientific evidence has been presented. Do not try to prove God with scientific evidence, because there is none.

  • Religion real or not!

    Religion is not real.

    We are not perfect, we believe that gods are perfect, but they created imperfection.
    All derived from hundred of years ago, before any true proof could arise.
    Text in general is the only "factual" source of telling that it is real.
    Geographically, some religions are based from real locations, but everything else is flawed.

    Its all a story that is complexed in thought, that is it.

  • The only reason I say no is because there doesn't need to be.

    In an arrangement about God's existence, us Christians will almost always "lose" because that's the great part about our faith. God shows himself through blessing and intervention. God does not need to prove himself to us, we need to prove ourselves to Him. That's the beauty of our relationship with God, we don't need "evidence" for confirmation, our faith is our evidence, his blessing in our life is our evidence. For example, recently life has been very hard with recent deaths in the family and my house recently burning down, but all of this made me closer to him and through these struggles I received numerous amounts of blessing that could not have happened without Him closing some doors (or burning some brides lol).

  • Science makes more sense

    Science has proved that, even thought species are different, humans are related to dolphins as well as chimpanzees. Anyone who chooses to ignore that is either blinded by their religion, or is too afraid to except the truth. Those who are willing to listen to common sense can say " no," while those who are still blinded by their belief can say anything they want, cause I don't care what you say or do, I will not change my mind so that you can corrupt my mind.


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