I am a christian, so of course i believe that he exists! I mean things had to be created by someone. They didn't just pop up. God created everything and everyone for a reason, if you don't belive then you should serioulsy be baptized.
I believe in God full heartedly. I must say that to start. Although, i do believe in evolution in some aspects. No, i do not believe that Adam and Eve were monkeys, hominids, or apes of any sort. But i do believe in the adaptation part. I believe that finches when having to move had to adapt to there environment and there bodies did this naturally. Though what were hominids supposedly adapting to? Could they have been a species of there own? Bird are some of the closest animals to dinosaurs (research it) but they are 2 different things. Therefor how did humans come to existence without some sort of creation to start them. If something is extinct, is it gone forever? Well that is the definition. But according to atheism, we appeared because the right molecules were in the right place at the right time. We were not in existence, but we came into it. Dinosaurs are no longer living, and by extinction will never be again, correct? But we will go with the right place and time theory if you would like.
The bible is true in many ways. First of all, it is historically accurate. Before anyone knew that there were endless amounts of stars, people created studies on how there were only 11 stars, or only 10 stars. The bible states that there is an infinite amount of stars. Secondly, the bible is scientifically accurate. Thirdly, the bible was written over a period of 66 years, by thousands of different people, on 3 continents all on one topic, God's salvation.
Top scientists such as Darwin stresses that the way nature works is by 'survival of the fittest' where whether we live to breed depends on how strong we are against the world and means that we should be living in an anarcaic society but we don't. This means that we are more than just what science explains. As well science cannot answer deep questions such as the meaning of life what is right and what is wrong the things that truly matter to us.
I don't have much to say, simply because I don't think anyone who reads this will be swayed by my words. No one ever leaves these debates with a changed opinion, just anger and bias and judgment. Nonetheless, I must point out that improbability that the order and "design" to our world just happened randomly. I hear a lot about facts that prove He doesn't exist, without any actual evidence of it. The prophesies of the Old Testament, which were about Jesus, came to be true. Science itself asserts Christ lived and died on a cross, at the least. I choose to believe the hundreds of accounts of His actions on earth. He was either a liar, a lunatic, or Lord. That's one seriously dedicated liar to allow himself to be beaten, bludgeoned, and ultimately killed. And how many lunatics were able to draw such a huge following? Other than Hitler and Hussein, who were directly responsible for mass murders.
YES, religion is absolutely flawed and man-made. Keep in mind, Jesus was executed by the religious people of his day! He hated religion! I vehemently oppose the Catholic Church, as well as several other denominations. I implore you not to base your view on God based on any man-made church. It's like blaming Obama for one stupid police officer or a corrupt congressman.
Look, if you're reading this, I hope that you see God for what He really is: A loving and caring Father. Please let me know if you wanna talk sometime. Even have a conversation about it, not a silly debate.
Look around, the mountains, the world, the oceans are all created by God. He exists! If you are wondering why there are so many bad things, it's because of the devil. The devil tries turn us evil, to make our lives miserable and to oppose God. God always wins though. He loves us so much that he gives us a choice. We have the choice to die in hell or live in eternity with the Lord. Christianity isn't about repenting, it's about loving the Lord and believing in Jesus. When you love God and Jesus, you will repent, but the first step in Christianity is to love God and Jesus. Dear Twistedlocus, if the man who didn't repent, but did less sins were actually a Christian, he would have repented. When (and not if) Jesus comes back, it would be sad to be on the wrong side of the wagon. By the way, for all the people who need to see the evidence and face the facts, here is a question: Is seeing always believing?
God loves EVERYONE enough to give them a choice, to send his son down to die for us, to come back for us and to give us an eternal home.
This world will fail us, like how our flesh will die, but when it does fail us, where are you going afterward?
The bible proves God's existence. Read the bible, its in there. Wow people are forgetting this important document.
I've seen people get healed in the name of Jesus. I've seen what he's done in my life. Prove enough for me :)
You look at the life of a butterfly and you see how amazing it is. It starts out as a little insect and gradually gets huge. It then enters the transformation stage leaving 7 blood cells in its body! And then turns into a butterfly! Flys everywhere for long distances and people can just say "Oh, thats evolved" I mean give me a break. God has made wonderful creations, its not just by chance that we're a perfect distance from the sun, not too hot and not too cold but just perfect. Its sad that people are not smart enough to get this through their heads. The evidence is there guys, you just have to look for it.
I believe in God the Eternal Father and His son Jesus Christ who shed blood, sweat and tears for you and me. If you would all please just sit and think, "How did I get here?" and think that science couldn't prove it period, and that's why I believe He exists. Talk to the LDS church and they will testify to you that He is real. You all need to have a little faith and not just think that there is an end after we die.
Since their isnt undisputed scientific evidence either proving or denying God, it comes down to ones own spirituality and beliefs. I believe God exists but thats about all I can say
Explain to me the big bang theory. If there had to be one thing in space to start it all, then there was no space to begin with. I mean really. In theory, the big bang created everything, but what was there to create a big bang? How do you get a whole bunch of something from nothing? How could all this be just a coincedence. To say there is no exact creator is to put a shame on all the things that have ever been anything. There is too much evidence that we were created by a God, that is so huge, and amazing that it is almost foolish to deny it, just because we cant see it.
God does exist! He created this whole entire universe! Some might be laughing and unbelieving...But how do you explain those TRUE STORIES of people who died and saw the afterlife and lived again!? Like those in "i Survived" and also the many many miracles that cant be explained by science! Like there was this church in buenos aires argentina wherein the Eucharistic host literally turned into a cardiac muscle with blood! When the scientists checked it, the cells were still moving and it was a LIVING muscle, even though it has been stored for days! For those who dont believe in God, EXPLAIN THAT. This miracle is TRUE. It was witnessed by Pope Francis himself. You cant say that someone just played a joke and switched the host (bread) with the cardiac muscle because if it was just like that, why didn't it rot? Anything like that should have rot and insects should have gone there, BUT NO, it was WELL PRESERVED and when they checked, it was blood type AB, human blood. And the DNA of the blood sample was THE SAME as that of the one from the lanciano italy miracle, too! Science couldnt explain it! In fact, an atheist scientist even converted upon witnessing such! Search it! It's TRUE. And if God doesn't exist, it means there is no afterlife, it means that we will all just disappear after dying...So why do people say stuff like 'we will meet again after we die' or why do they even give respect or bury the dead and commemorate the dead if they already disappeared forever?! Yes I really do strongly believe that God exists! And he LOVES US.
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says that God is no more likely to exist than unicorns. But I proved in a debate recently that unicorns DEFINITELY exist. If God is a likely or unlikely to exist as unicorns, then God almost certainly exists. But besides that, if God doesn't exist, then nobody meant for us to be here, which means we have no purpose, which means it ultimately doesn't matter whether we're here or not, which means nothing we do while we exist matters, which means nothing we do is right or wrong. But only a sociopath would think that, and sociopathy is a mental illness. Obviously there's such a thing as right and wrong, as every sane person ought to recognize, and that entails that God exists. (That first argument about unicorns was a joke, by the way.)
Science has already proven this one....but if you need proof beyond that you won't find it. One must search their own intellect, study natural science, but more importantly, study your true place in the larger universe to see the existence of a higher power. Religion is man made and thus inherently flawed.
Of course, He does exist! I mean, look at Israel, look at Godly men and women, we are getting what we need. "My God shall supply all my needs, according to His riches and glory!" And He does! I have seen things in my lifetime, that I don't believe to be real, but they are as real as you and I... just like God, He is completely real. No, He is not a hologram, no, He is not imaginary, no, He is not just a fake figure. He is totally real!!! I know He is, and I would die for my beliefs in His existence!
The amount of order and law that is evidenced by nature is overwhelming proof that God exists. Randomness and chaos cannot create order. There is a universal morality in man which states that murder is immoral and theft is wrong. Why a universal morality if no universal moral giver? No sane person would look at Mt Rushmore's distinct faces and say that wind erosion created them but people believe blind random chance made all the diversity and complexity that is life itself. Evolution cannot explain the laws of logic or mathematics. Materialism and naturalism doesn't explain sacrificial love or kindness to random strangers or the weak. There is proof that God exists my friends but it is our choice whether or not to accept it as such.
For an atheist to answer no, there would be a burden of proof to justify the view. This question would therefore ask, does God exist? With Yes as the only possible answer. Atheists claim that they do not deny God's existence, merely question the evidence. While I will not generalise this to all of them, there is no reason to say no God does not exist, only to say Yes. I respect the atheistic right to say the answer is not yes, however, to say no explicitly means to assume a burden of proof. The creationist has the better reasoning for how the universe came to be. While it does not necessitate the existence of God, it rules out atheism as a valid explanation since they have none. While God is not proven, we do not need to prove God. Nothing in science can be proven (with the exception of absolutes). So the question should be whether there is sufficient evidence for us to be able to say beyond a reasonable doubt, does God exist? I think the answer to that question is yes.
God's existence is undeniable, because there is no other theory that can accurately explain why and how everything has come into being. Man has been fully aware of a supreme being since the start of time. Also, man has a moral code that could come from nowhere or nobody other than a creator. This creator must be God.
Only one of the two can be correct. Evolution is clearly false in that not a single intermediary form has ever been discovered, complex systems required to survive (like the respiratory) must be instantaneously operational and can't develop over minutes one can live without them (let alone years, or millions of them), and such order as exists in the universe cannot occur by chance. Since evolution is false and cannot explain the universe and creation does, a Creator must be admitted.
Atheists out there, I know deep down you want to believe in God. And plain and simple: HE EXISTS. My friend was also atheist, and he was about to commit suicide before God spoke to him. I have seen an angel wrap up my deceased grandfather just as his eyes closed. Do you honestly think billions of people are following some fantasy? These people have experienced God and have heard his call. Wheather Muslim, Christian, or any other means of spiritual connection, all comes from the same Bieng. There's already proof through ancient Roman scriptures of the miracles Jesus committed. King Solomon's mine has been discovered. The Shroud of Turan. Physical Evidence aside, the Lord is with you, even if you are a determined non-believer. Just understand, the Lord is ALWAYS willing to accept you. Have you ever considered that perhaps it was God who created the big bang? The bible is not to be taken literaly, but rather teach murals and the spiritual wealth that comes with God. I am not a preacher, but have questions like yourself. If you take away anything, just know that there is a God WHO ALWAYS CARES FOR YOU.
I get sick of people saying there isn't a God! So I simply ask them this queation,"Prove to me that there isn't one!" I guarantee it that the evidence you'll come up with I can prove you wrong! GOD does Exist!! Ad no you don't just have to have faith he exists! There's proof!! You. Can not just tell me we got lucky with a "Big Bang". If that's the case how could a "Big Bang" put us to the exact degree away from the sun so we don't burn or freeze??
because the Bible tells us so, and the Bible is the Word of God. Don't like that argument?? Ok then, take your chances. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. He gave you free will to do as you please, so if you prefer to be your own god then so be it.
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 seen.
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)
First off, the origins of the earth will never be scientifically proven either way because no one was there to observe the event. Personally, I believe God exists because when I look around at the mountains, oceans, solar system, universe, and the complexity of the human body, I can come up with no other logical explanation. So I come to a conclusion: God MUST exist.
I do have subjective proof that, to myself, eliminates all doubt. To anybody else, it really wouldn't cut it.
Yesterday the sprinklers were on in my backyard. I observed them. However, there is no way for me to prove to anybody else that they were on. Lack of objective proof does not falsify something.
He does. We all know he does. We all know we respond to someone greater than us. We all know that we did not get here by chance. We have seen the power of what Jesus can do with people, and have seen his miracles. We have seen how his word has lasted thousands of years, and no matter how hard the wicked try to destroy it, He comes out victor.
The universe is an intricate design. A design implies a designer, God.
I'm not going to go through the arguments here simply because there are two many. I'll just leave this quote here, "the laws of nature, life with its teleological organization, and the existence of the universe--can only be explained in the light of an Intelligence that explains both its own existence and that of the world." - Antony Flew
The bible is self explanatory. It survived all of this time so that everyone may know the truth to salvation. Jesus said that no one can come to the father unless by way of me. You must be reborn in the savior Jesus. There is no Allah , Buddha , Hindi god or Mormon view of god. Sorry Marie Osmond and Mitt Romney!
You deny God because you have been disconnected, because you have been disconnected you deny God. The fist question the nonbeliever must answer is this. Are we teaching the Universe or is it teaching us ? Once you're ego exhaustion all the wrong answers and you realize the Universe is teaching us, you begin to realize God. Now this does not mean that the die hard skeptic will experience God, because for them this means nothing and yet somehow everything. Those whom deny God can not help but to deny God, anymore then the blind may deny a rainbow. The blind are physically disabled in sight and the nonbeliever is spiritually disabled in understanding. The cord connected to God has been severed and the spiritual understanding of God is lost. Its like the nonbeliever is stuck in the state of a dropped call, while with every proof of God. God is saying on the other end " Can you hear me now " The nonbeliever is standing there with the phone to his head saying " There is no one there " Not all names are written in the book of life and Gods will maybe not only the that there are believers but that there are the nonbelievers as well. If this wasn't true then the two paths would switch widths. Just a thought God bless
Of course, how do you think this galaxy turns out to be perfect. In a way you can think God doesn't exist, but did you ever see a painting without an artist. Is this logical? Should we really see the God?!? Think like this do you also see your feelings. Yes, it is just there.
If the world was made by the big bang and the big bang was caused a particle, what made that particle? What is the true substance that created the first? Well we can't answer that question unless there is already one. God. God is eternal. You can ask those same questions about God but if God is eternal did he not make himself. And if you say the particle that created the universe created itself is that not the same theory of there being a God? An accidental God?
I will not say whether the God of the Bible exists, but I do believe that, at the very least, an uncaused cause exists. This is because if there is no uncaused cause, then we have the logical conundrum of an infinite number of causes. When we have an infinity of causes (which is required if there is no uncaused cause) we immediately run into contradictions (the number of causes growing while not growing). Thus, we find that it is impossible to have an infinite number of causes, necessitating an uncaused cause.
In addition, there are numerous other arguments for God's existence (some better than others), such as the cosmological argument, the teleological argument, the moral argument, the argument from truth, and the argument from logic. Combined, these convince me that it is more likely that God exists than not.
I believe in God. Although I believe in him simply because I do, there are also various reasons that prove his existence. For example, if the Big Bang theory is correct (and I believe it is), something must have set off the big bang. A massive explosion containing the entire universe couldn't have simply come from nothing. There's also a lot of miracles that have been scientifically proven, but I'm not going to go into details.
There is plenty of evidence for Gods existence but blessed is the man who doesn't need evidence.
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
While there's no "scientific" evidence that God exists, that's not what's needed. Science has limits within nature, and God is supernatural. That's not to say that God's existence can't be inferred from nature -- such as with teleology and the cosmological argument. I think there's plenty of good reason to believe that God exists, even if science can't prove it one way or another.
I have myself read almost all the arguments for and against the existence of God and thus, I can say with certainly that the existence of God is much more probable than not given all the arguments for and against His existence. The KCA for example, in my opinion, successfully proves the existence of God. It has many objections against it but all of them are fallacious and have been refuted.
There is no way that a universe can exist without existence of God. With existence of God, we know that all questions do have an answer - even if we cannot find the answers. There are no answers if God does not exist.
I believe in God and what the Bible says fullheartedly, as I have come to these points in my relatively young life(15 yrs)
1) Science of Evolution and God can coexist and Scienece ends up aggreeing with God then challenging the idea. If you want more, check the other wuestions on this site, there are more in depth explainashions.
2) I am a non demoninational Christian, meaning that we basically believe what the Bible says word for word and take it literally, with study of the culture back then and what it means in the original languages(We do NOT have to stone our children with the New Coveneant:)
And I have seen people healed on the spot, something that cannot be proven by science, but has been observed personally. I have seen peoples lives changed and prophecies made and fulfilled, and if you see that, and you feel things and experience things that God promises and have a little faith, it would be only a matter of time to see that there is a God.
But trying to prove he exists (tangibly) is impossible. I'm sure if it weren't for the fact that everyone could feel emotions such things would also be deemed non existent. Because they aren't tangible. We just affiliate certain facial features and actions, with emotions, as a non verbal communication. And some even mask their true emotion by giving said features to convince people that they are feeling a certain emotion when they aren't. And on top of this emotion is heavily intermingled in religion. And while science can explain how we express emotions, I don't think they explained why we have them. It's like trying to understand a problem I suppose. You can't understand the 'answer' (God) without understanding all parts of the equation (ex: faith, emotion). This is all just an opinion however. I don't mean to force my belief out on people; I merely wanted to state it for those who'd want to read and see it.
We are here for a reason, we did not just pop up out of no where. The evidence is all around us but we are just blind to see it.
First of all , who created us ? Who created the universe ? , who created everything ? It can't be a person who's ability is limited it has to be someone grater someone stronger someone more creative someone who has the full power who has the full intelligence all those questions lead us to the answer that there is a god and only one great god because if there were more than one they would be arguing about things , So I believe in god and I believe in god's existence and I hope you all believe that everyone was created for reason we can't be here for nothing and god created us for a reason
To the people that say "If God exists why does He let all of these bad things happen?", He lets them happen because He has given us a choice, we can either choose to follow Him, or go about our everyday lives and do what we want. You can choose what you want to believe, the choice is yours.
If serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Since the evolutionary theory fails to explain where the first phenomenon came from, I think that there is a creator. Even Darwin admitted that there has to be an ultimate creator, as things don't just pop out themselves.
We do not need to prove that God exists because we do not have another explanation at the moment.
Nature does not raise the dead back to life. Jesus was resurrected. Therefore, God exists.
The universe did not pop into being out of nothing by itself. Nothing does not "do" anything. Therefore, there must have been some non-natural, immaterial, timeless, spaceless, super powerful, super intelligent un-embodied cause that chose the universe to exist rather than to not exist. This cause matches the description of the God of the Bible.
It's just matter of belief of someone.
Within the protection by government of freedom to choosing one's religious tenet, we must not suppress someone to believe it.
However, if someone ask me the reason I trust, I'll ask him why he doesn't believe it.
It doesn't matter because anyone in the earth never is able to prove his existence or not.
Atheist also has his own perspective also believers do.
God exists because I believe in him. God exists because there places of worship all over the earth. God exists because there are religions. God exists--that is why you are Christian or Sikh or Hindu or Muslim. God exists--that is why Jesus came on earth.
Look around you, see all that death all that horror, all the inequality, all the hate makes you doubt G-d how could he allow such atrocities to happen, he must not exist. Well the gods are not all loving, nor are they divide into such black and white categories as good and evil. Humans may be of interest to the gods but not as sons and daughters more of as play things, so if to amuse themselves they cause a few deaths so be it. Gods must exist because how can one honestly believe humans are the epitome of creation. Humans creatures who occupy but one infinitesimal in the vast seas of the universe. Food for thought: this so called big bang if its real where did everything come from and is it really so unbelievable that some other beings could have come to.
We have no way to explain how the Earth started out. The Big Bang Theory just doesn't make sense, but neither do any of the other ideas.I mean, they make as much sense as you allow them to. So you can believe in nonliving idea about the universe suddenly existing because of a "big bang", or you can put your faith in a God that created EVERYTHING. I would rather believe in God now then go my whole life not believing only to suddenly find out on Judgement Day that he were real and that because i had spent my whole life not believing, i was now going to hell, an eternity of torture.
The reason I believe that God exists, resides within the fact that we are intelligent life. In all forms of life we have some form of intellect, for instance plants have a cycle through which they absorb sunlight to produce to continue life and also to release oxygen. In order for something like that to have there had to be a purpose behind giving that plant this ability.
I was helpless and did not know what to do I said dear god I need help in my work and want the teacher to be absent and after a while she was absent, the next day she tells us she didn't feel like coming to school.......I guarantee you this is true
I believe that God exists, I can feel it, and feel his inspiration almost every minute in my life. He created us as His Image. I do believe that His is our heavenly Father that loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to give us an opportunity to come back to Hm. I love Him, I praise Him and I looking for the day that I can see Him again!
The question isn't really about whether God exists or not. It is more a question of what is God. Reality is largely about perspective. Some things are always the same across a group, because we perceive them the same. But, many details are largely based on the beliefs and ideas of the individual. If a person believes that God exists, then, for that person, God does exist. It does not matter what others tell them. Within their reality, God does exist and cannot be proved to be otherwise.
I suppose you could call god reality this universe and others if there are any that's all I think when you die you get to choose your ending to a beautiful we call life sure to some that's heaven I am going to an ice cave with little Pekingese dogs how about you I think the Hindenburg uncertainty principle hints at many things that will be impossible to prove but it's good enough for me I live in a quantum universe after I die anything can happen I will see want I want to see nothing more nothing less
People often cant get their head around the fact that God is 'eternal'. However, it's really quite easy to understand: God created time, but he did not allow time to affect himself, thus he is ever existent and there can be no such thing as a 'first time', a 'start', an 'end', a 'tomorrow' or a 'yesterday'. We were created with time affecting us, which is why we cannot comprehend what it will be like if there was no such thing as 'time'.
Of course God exists.The bible says, 'blessed are those who have not seen but yet have believed'. There is everyday proof that there is a hogher power above us. A higher power that is... God. Yes, the eternal God does exist... The whole world shows eveidence of being designed so thererofe there must be a designer- the designer is called God. The big bang theory is a theory that suggests the whole universe was formed from an explosion. My point is- an explosion containing the universe couldn't have just occured form absolutely nothing... I believe that there is a God..
I understand how some of you don't think God is real because there is "no proof". But change your perspective for a second. Sometimes I like to think of God as a verb, a way of life, not a guy on a cloud with a white beard. God can be something that challenges you everyday to be a better person. Yes I believe in God with all my heart. God will never be something we will understand. That is the beauty of it.
Regardless what one might think of the institution of religion, the existence of a deity, even spiritualism, is widely debated... I can't say I don't believe in God for the following reasons.
1. I shouldn't be successful, nor should I have a clean record. I've done things that are both stupid and illegal, yet when the time came... I prayed. I made a drunken wager with the Deity after a bad night, stating that if something within the next week were to happen to give me a sign that he was real, then I'd stop shrugging him off. I then dealt with law enforcement search the next week because of my actions that night.
I had one thing on me... One last pill. The pill bottle I hid in my boot popped open when the officer had grabbed it, and the pill that was inside fell into the depths of the shoe before the he could see it. Good or bad, this is a reason why I hold myself to my belief. I would have a felony for the possession of a prescription drug if not for this sign.
2. I would be bored without my belief. I see the world through pessimistic and sometimes depressing eyes. There are many cruelties and stupidities that mankind deals with on a daily basis. To look around and see all of these people leading such pointless can sometimes make me sick. There is no fun in working white collar for 14 hours a day, and construction gets dull. Our competition for mass-produced currency drives my pessimism even further. Yet, with a belief in God, maybe it'll all be for something. Karl Marx once wrote that Religion is an opiate of the masses. He was right.
3. It puts me at ease. I feel calm whenever I go to church. While I know for a fact that I am not like the other worshippers, I don't mind it. It relaxes me to be in a happy environment where people at least have this in common. Unity through faith, as bastardized as it was by the movie V for Vendetta, is still unity. If you don't have anything in common with your fellow man, then how can you expect to get along with them? Faith transcends the specific elements of what we like. It unites us under a broad flag, rather than a single string.
While there are various interpretations and stories about God and other religious concepts, I have my own way of looking at it. I am satisfied with that.
If it matters so much to SAY whether or not god is real, however, then the people who come here specifically denounce the idea must lead the boring life that I cited earlier in this text. To them, I say while what I have faith in may be nothing, I have no faith in you.
I pray that I don't stop believing... My faith is the reason I put my fellow man first.
It is impossible to presume we were formed from nothing, live by nothing, grow old and die on nothing but the staunch rebellion that comes with survival on our own fittest, a trial and error session if you will. Why hold the precious human life so dear? Why love a new born child as it ignorantly sucks from its mothers bosom for its nourishment? Why train that child in the way it should go? Why wish for education, money, occupation, housing, clothing, food? What is the meaning of human life should we never have a gracious merciful yet jealous Father, watching us, guiding us, and having loving dominion and all power, in which none can stray his hand? Why do good times come, why do bad times come? What is the power on earth that controls this should humankind be the final authority on all matters? Why cant we all be wealthy, attractive, famous, successful in our own sense of the word? Why is there justice? Why is a child spanked and an adult imprisoned? Humans call it karma, just desserts, luck, facets of obtained glory by our own hand. Yet there is logically a dominion of equilibrium that dictates all matters. Why are there rules and guidelines to live by and how do we reach this conclusion? Surely the moral relative universe wins out should a guideline be true and binding for one and not the other. If one feels in his heart differently, who is to stop him besides God? And why do we as humans reach spiritual convictions, what we hunger and thirst for, what we desire, what is important to us, where we stand on issues, what we are meant in this life to do? Shall it be by pure experience? Yet what would it be if one's experience was so rotten as not to have providence? Does his own effort damn him to an unwilled loserdom, or does he wish for it? Who governs that downfall and suffers the rain of mercy to fall by his command but a powerful deity in charge of humankind? What binding relationship, what facet of discipline, what life and breath before our untimely death, do we possess? For there is no god by the world's sound decree, and you try to destroy him, have your peaceful world where there are no fights, wars, disagreements, bitter arguments, estrangements, tumults, and pain? How is this possible? How would it be without the gracious hand of God, who sent his own to deliver from sin, and let his people go? That is the question.
First of all it is hard for some people to understand that godly wisdom is not the same as human wisdom and cannot be subject to the same criticism. It means that our ability to understand God's wisdom is fundamentally limited ergo arguments on morality and science are irrelevant. God has spread the word with his son JESUS. Now as for proving the existence of god well we have the Big Bang which cannot be detected as a chain of causality. The PRIME MOVER? By definition to be a being existing outside our conception of reality- natural answer 'GOD'.
To answer this, we must first define "god," if nothing but a "creator" it is highly likely. If you drop a 1,000-piece puzzle out on the floor and all the pieces fell into place, would you assume that it was nothing but chance? And if it was a 100,000,000,000 piece puzzle that fell into place, would you?
The Universe seems to magnificent of a thing to have come out of pure chance, there must have been a guiding hand somewhere in its creation. Life must also have meaning I cannot believe that humans simply do not have purpose in life and are just more animals. We were gifted with intelligence on a scale not seen by any other species. I believe a God does exist, I just have no idea how he works in the universe.
Open your eyes. Do you really think that everything around you and everything in nature came out of some primordial ooze? That is a crazy theory to me. The world is too vast and too perfect for that theory to be viable. The next time you eat a piece of watermelon on a really hot and dry, ask yourself if it's a coincidence that this wonderful fruit is available during a the hottest and driest part of the year. That is a tiny miracle. Or how fall harvest is full of vegetables loaded with nutrients to get us through winter. Now, not all parts of the world have theses same crops and nature can be cruel but works too perfectly for it all to be random. It's definitely created by a higher power. There are miracles everyday. When a life is saved or an accident, averted, I challenge you to think about it.
"If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?"
God can exist based on human faith, just like Santa Clause. If you do not believe in his existence then he does not exist, but if you trust in him and you put your faith in him then he will exist and he will be there for you.There is a lot of proof and evidence of his existence.
It is scientific law that everything comes from somewhere. There are thousands of scientific laws and principles and the way our universe was put together. If even one little law was changed our whole entire universe would be out of wack. It seems that for the billions years of our universes existence everything has been very stable, stable enough for live to thrive on planet Earth. I beleive there is something out there.
Many believe the universe was created from thin air and we as humans are nothing but meaningless "accidents." However, in order for there to be even nothing, something must exist and if nothing existed before us, it would be impossible for the human race to exist. This would occur because there would be no source in which all living things share their origins origins. Therefore, God does indeed exist.
I have always simply known God exist. The evidence in my life personally verifies this daily. I see all other reasons for existance simply lacking in the human character. There is no way to explain all things by just physical means. But the people try and they fail. Thank God for that clarity He has shown me.
The God, absolutely exists. He is exists in the past, now, and in the future. How we can proof of this questions? First, because of the God is invisible essence, we cannot see him. However the ways to try see him. Second, because of it, we must separate between visible essence and invisible essence. if the object is different, so the methodology is same, different. We cannot make it same, that we use visible essence methodology to proof invisible essence. Third, the God has own method to communicating with the creation, and to know or understand it we shouldn't find it, because the God has the perfection essence and the man, the creation, is not perfection essence. To understand it, science and technology now in two minutes later can be change because the man cannot know the right science.
I feel as everything is its own God.
Agreement: If you have ever tried personal manifestation, positive or negative you have experienced you self being changing something because you said that it was to be that way.
Disagreement: I personal do not think that any being with complete perfection would manifest something imperfect just to idolize him.
Life itself is proof of a designer. The nature of the universe is proof. Computers, cars and technology do not come about on their own. Neither do human beings or any other life form that is far more complex, intricate and advanced than any technology we have. God does not have to be all powerful or benevolent in order to exist. This question has nothing to do with the traits or character of God. It is asking whether He exists or not regardless of whether He would be declared evil or good in the opinions of human beings. You are getting into theological / philosophical type questions which are highly subjective areas in a lot of cases.
Of course there is a god. His name is Jesus Christ. He died for our sins on a cross so that we could be saved. How do you explain creation? An accident some say, but I say it was God who created us. He created us with a purpose to worship and love him. Proof? Look at the walking testimony of people. There is only one reason for someone to have completely changed their ways and be born again through God.
1. Our understanding of God is a being than which no greater can be conceived.
2. The idea of God exists in the mind.
3. A being which exists both in the mind and in reality is greater than a being that exists only in the mind.
4. If God only exists in the mind, then we can conceive of a greater being—that which exists in reality.
5. We cannot be imagining something that is greater than God.
6. Therefore, God exists.
The highest point of conceivability causes reality and that is why God exists. Of course, we're assuming the essence of God but even though we can't know what God actually is, we can easily know God's characteristics as in being omnipotent, omniscient, etc.
I am an agnostic because know one thing for certain, and that is the fact that I don't know whether or not God exists. I don't think we can prove or disprove the existence of God or any other deities. "God was made up by humans back in those days to account for what they didn't know" is not a proof, and neither is "There can be no other possible way that the Big Bang or life or whatever occurred."
I call myself a Christian because I choose to have faith in God. That way, I am happier. I go to church and I've made some real friends. I choose to ignore any evidence against God, or to twist the facts in such a way that everything makes sense for me. I do believe that if God exists, He will manifest himself in my life and I will become a true Christian.
I don't think there should be a debate about God as I think this is a matter of opinion and faith, rather than of truth and knowledge. No particular belief is superior and we should learn to tolerate and respect, if not to consider other religious beliefs. Please comment if you think otherwise.
The origin and stability thereof is hidden from view...except for those who dig for it....and look up from time to time! Meanwhile most people are like ants on the trunk, following the ant in-front of them.
He exists and created everything. The intricacy of everything is so intense that it must have been created. Think about the human body for instance. We have millions and millions of cells, and scientists have been able to see what is inside them. Recently they've been able to see that there are things inside a cell's nucleus. there are many scientists who were atheists who studied the human body and decided that it was too intricate to have been formed by chance and was created by someone or something. plus just because you believe in God doesn't mean you have are suddenly religious, it means that you have faith that there is a God out there and that He cares for you and the rest of the world.
If god is so powerful, then why does he need people to go out and "spread the good news". If he is all powerful he wold be able to prove his own existence. But yet again, the whole point of religion is to have faith. Arguing with theists is counterproductive because they wont believe you because they have faith. Every argument I have been in with a theist, they never provide adequate evidence. When I try to present evidence to them, they simple say that it can't be so because it goes against their beliefs, and what their god says. Honestly, I could write whole book about the arguments I have heard. But I will spare you from the stupidity of their claims.
Everyone saying that God does exist give no examples, proof or facts that even come close to proving their might be a slight chance that a super-natural being exists. All of the arguments I read went something like, "It's in the Bible", or "He exists because he does" but my personal favorite is "Stuff is so complex there's no other explanation then God." Using an argument that states,"He exists because you can't prove he doesn't", isn't really an argument at all. Also, just because it's written in the bible doesn't make it true, I could write a book claiming that I could levitate across water and fly, but that wouldn't make it true. There's no proof at all that God exists. Where as science has proved many question's and explained how many miracles of life happen. Like Evolution, which in itself pretty much most of the Bible invalid. Not expecting to change anyone's opinions but just sharing my own.
When proper solid proof has been given that doesn't rely on taking someone's word and can't be explained in any other manner of legitimate logic, no matter the likelihood I shall stand corrected. Until then I simply can not understand the concept or need to believe in a greater being than what we already are and have achieved by ourselves. Believing in such a being is just a coward's way of avoiding acceptance of the fact there is nothing after death.
Creationism is clearly false first of all. We see micro evolution in our everyday lives. And since micro evolution clearly exists, macro evolution must exist, because all it is is macro evolution over time. Meanwhile, creationism states that God created everything as it is. That is complete bullshit. Just look at a cow. A modern cow is the work of artificial evolution by humans. Same with corn. The corn we know of today could not exist without human interference. If you saw and tasted early maize, it would be unrecognizable from the corn we know of today.
Another one is reptiles. It is a fact that reptiles are decendents of the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. An iguana is a lot different from your average T-Rex, as is an alligator, crocodile, etc. Yet dinosaurs are reptiles, and iguanas never existed back in the days of the dinosaurs. Now are we to assume that iguanas just magically appeared, or should we take the more logical approach, and come to the conclusion that iguanas evolved from the surviving reptiles of the one of many mass extinctions 65 million years ago?
Eternity, my friends. Do you think a god capable of love would condemn anyone to ETERNAL suffering? In a faith where repenting gets people into heaven, why would a god punish anyone forever? There is so much wrong with that! There are logical problems (love & eternity), human problems (what is pain?) and stat problems (human life span).
First, the life span issue.
Religion has been around for quite a while. People used to not live much longer than 40 or 50, I'm sure I'm even at a rare and high estimate at 40. Now people can live up to 100. This brings a moral issue, say the man who is a light sinner who lived to be 40 would have repented in his life around 50. God knows everything, he knows the man would have repented, but he did not. Now lets say a much worse sinner lived to 100 and repented around 80. Does the man who sinned worse for a longer period of time deserve salvation while the man who sinned less burns in hell for never repenting? Let's say they both had 60 years to live, the first man would be saved and the second would not. Do you see the issues here? An all knowing and loving being would not send either of them to hell, yet the circumstance of their time period and medical technology granted or took away their salvation.
A second issue is pain. What is pain? People get used to pain that occurs over a very long duration. If hell is eternity.. then no how matter great the pain, people would eventually get used to it.
Finally, how could a loving god condemn anyone to an eternity in hell? It seems unlikely. This one doesn't need as much explaining because the concept isn't hard to understand. None of these reasons even get into scientific errors that are in each holy book... hopefully by this character, a point has been made.
God (or gods) have always filled in the blank space of human knowledge. The less you know the more supernatural. Take this in reverse, that's why I think there is no Almighty Creator (for one reason). God created all creatures? Evolution proves it's not the case. Earth is placed by god in the center of the universe? Galileo proves that also to be wrong. The list continues almost endlessly.
There is no proof other than an old book, that God, from the Christian religion, does exist. While I do believe the man "Jesus" existed, I do not believe his father "God" did. If he loved and cared for everyone, why is there so much crime, death, and violence in this harsh, unforgiving world? Explain that.
It is as Smithereens says. However, since there are only two options (yes and no), this is the one that I must go with. There seem to be very few people with respectable positions on the left column. Most of the arguments seem to be that everyone knows there is a god... "I know there is a god because I know it" ... or attempts to shift the burden of proof onto the atheist, which is just as ridiculous as ever. "Do you honestly think billions of people are following some fantasy?" - Politicain22
Yes. Yes, I do. You do too. The differences in the beliefs espoused by various religions are irreconcilable. Religions often criticize other religions for being ridiculous. I feel that any theistic position is not a respectable one. As I former fundamentalist, I can attest to the fact that I was very deluded. The ability of humans to believe anything, no matter how ridiculous, never ceases to amaze me. I will believe in a god (or gods) as soon as there is real evidence presented for one (or more than one).
In order to believe something as true, a person should demand evidence, otherwise they are just gullible. The burden of proof is on those who make a positive claim. Anyone who claims that a God exists, has the burden of providing evidence for that claim. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Claims without proof can be dismissed without proof.
Most likely doesn't exist because there is absolutely no proof for the existence of any gods. Still waiting for proof, and guess what? The bible is about as much proof for god as the Harry Potter books are evidence for the existence of Hogwarts. So I won't waste my one life on something that doesn't exist like most people do.
Belief in god is like saying I have a pet invisible dinosaur that hovers and flies. You can't see, hear,, smell, touch, taste him, but I can assure you he's real. WTF? It's natural human instinct to want a father-figure, some one to lead then and create a sense of self-worth and "team spirit", an example could be the government (or just president) and nationalism. Is it possible that a god could exist? Well, what we know about the universe for example is infinitely small. There's so much we as humans just can't wrap our minds around, and an all powerful being such as god could be included. However, there isn't any evidence to support god's existence.
The majority of claims presented by the side that says that God exists is through a the perception veil of faith. Tynielsen3 states that we must prove that he doesn't exist, which is an illogical argument because the concept of any deity is a unfalsifiable claim. Creationism is a pseudoscience with hardly any evidence to back it up.
Christian argument: "The universe shows evidence of creative design. Therefore, it was created by God."
Substitute argument: "The Toyota Corolla shows evidence of creative design. Therefore, it was created by Japanese engineer Hikaru Hashima."
This is a fallacy. We know that the Toyota Corolla was created by many people working in a factory, and not by any one specific individual named Hikaru Hashima, who may or may not have been involved.
This substitute argument illustrates how a Christian who successfully argues for creative design does not prove the existence of God. God is a singular deity, and men have dreamed up the existence of many thousands of deities over the years. Any or many of them could be responsible for creative design. The Hindu deities, for example, could just as easily be responsible for creative design as any singular deity named "God".
Any rational person looking at the history of gods (and lack of consistency in god creation) and the implications of science would conclude that there is no god. Any other conclusion is irrational. The scientific method specifically excludes the acceptance of conclusions without evidence. There is no evidence that requires god as an explanation.
Well, the way it's written in Genesis is clearly impossible. One cannot measure a day without the sun. And yet the sun isn't created until the fourth day. It is ridiculous to believe that earth came into existence before the sun, the moon, and the stars.
Consider this -- vegetation was supposedly created on the third day, and somehow lived through a day without sunshine? Do you know how cold the earth would be without the sun?
It's so poorly thought out that it demands ridicule. It's so foolish that you really have to wonder about a person's intellect if he
Those who claim that a God exists should have some proof other than just plain faith. These people have to show us why there is a god instead of asking us why there isn't and asking for proof of that. The burden of proof is on those who make the claim not on those who disagree with it.
To assume that what we can't explain must be relegated to the power of "God" is a mistake. Science explains the universe around us far more aptly than the God Hypothesis could ever hope to do. When one settles on the God Hypothesis, one must wonder what designed the designer. Surely God can't be exempt from the rules which we so eagerly place on the universe. If God created the universe (which is complex in itself), then God must- by extension- be far more complex than the universe which He created. Therefore it would take an even more complex being to design Him. So we reach a regress ad infinitum, which explains nothing. As Richard Dawkins said, "The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."
Not gonna go through this again...
If you believe there is an invisible giant man of a particular ethnicity in the sky who is directing everything and who is so hateful he will viciously punish us for challenging his existence--
If you believe that this invisible giant man got a 13-year-old virgin girl pregnant, who then gave birth to him as his own son--
If you believe that this god person wrote a book--and one book only--
If you believe that "confessing the Lord" will instantly remove your sins, thus allowing you to commit more--
If you believe that a stone will remove your sins, thus allowing you to commit more--
If you believe in vicarious blood-atonement, i.e., that "the Lord died for your sins" and thus you can commit as many as you wish--
If you believe that merely believing in such a god person makes you righteous, no matter what atrocities you commit and what hatred and intolerance you carry and spread--
If you believe that some "good" god person is going to reward you for killing living, breathing human beings "in his name"--
If you believe that going to church, temple, synagogue or mosque, making pilgrimages, or wearing particular clothes or headdresses, makes you a righteous person, even though you don't behave like one otherwise--
If you believe that you are special and chosen because of what you believe--
If you believe that it is good to mindlessly go along with whatever anyone tells you about the nature of God and religion--
If you believe that believing in one God makes you better than and superior to those who don't--
You are not displaying critical thinking, not using your mind. You are also uneducated as to the world's cultures and history. It is not a sign of great intelligence to blindly believe what someone else has told you is true, especially when such beliefs basically condemn hundreds of millions of other people. Many of these blind believers are simply not very bright, yet they assume that their belief equalizes them with those who are smarter. "Jesus loves you just the way you are!" is the hypocritical hue and cry of those who feel inferior but who will not recognize it and admit it. Yet, according to these same cheerleaders, Jesus DOESN'T love you just the way you are--you must thoroughly change, surrendering your mind and soul to him. A bit of a psychotic extortion racket.
"How can you create a universe from nothing? Well if you calculate the total matter of the universe it is positive. If you calculate the total energy of the universe it is negative because of gravity. Gravity has negative energy. When you add the two together what do you get? Zero, so it takes no energy to create a universe. Universes are for free. A universe is a free lunch." Michio Kaku
First of all, I'd like to state that it is everyone's personal opinion of whether or not a god exists. Personal beliefs should never be forced on another person and belittling someone for having an opposing opinion is immoral. Even writing this, I don't intend to offend anyone.
Looking at the evidence alone, there is absolutely no tangible evidence that a god exists whereas science does have an enormous amount of undeniable evidence. Looking at religion alone, it has always been the method of explaining the unexplainable. It has always been a compass for teaching morality. However, it has now become obvious that morality is determined by culture, not by religion. As science has expanded, religions have tried to change their views to work with the science or completely deny the ones that completely contradict the religion's beliefs (ie. evolution). Most people are raised to follow a religion and are essentially brainwashed to think that it is the absolute truth. The ones that stray from the status quo are typically criticized by the rest of the population, making them reluctant to come out with their true beliefs. Religion only inhibits the progression of science. It is understandable that everyone believed in a god a few hundred years ago with little science known, but now science has disproven the idea of a supreme being. I think religion will dissipate over time, which is already evident by the growing Athiest population, and will allow mankind's knowledge and abilities to expand to its true potential.
It is an undeniable fact that the concept of god and heaven and hell give mankind something to look forward to after death. To be able to say that you're a good person so you'll go to a peaceful place and be happy for all eternity is a very reassuring idea. Hell also gives you the assurance that anyone who has ever wronged you or yours will be punished for their crimes. However, beyond this it's all just a way to explain what you don't understand. 6,000 years ago the Greeks saw a lightning bolt in the sky and had no possible way to understand how it came to be. Therefore they created a being that had the ability to create such an event. That one guy worked so well that as more things they did not understand came up they created yet another supernatural being to explain what was happening around them. Science can explain how a lightning bolt is formed. It can also explain what an echo is, and an earthquake, and the four seasons, and every other occurrence including how this universe, and perhaps others, came to be. God is no longer needed to explain things, science has taken its place. Now the concept of god still gives people strength to overcome adversity and in that application it is a useful tool. However, beyond this religion is largely irrelevant. There is also the argument that religion is one of the largest reasons that the human race is so segregated, and that it will keep us from every becoming a unified group. Think about it, the Christians and the Muslims have been fighting for thousands of years. All that has been accomplished is the killing of too many people to count. As long as those two religions are present, the followers of each will never be able to live together in perfect harmony. Remove religion and what separates them? Facial features, clothing choices, and skin color. All differences which we have overcome before and can do so again.
A single shred of evidence. Extraordinary claims made without evidence can be dismissed without a single shred of evidence. Substitute the word 'God' in the question's title with 'Allah', 'Zeus', 'Thor', 'tooth fairy', 'Santa Claus', 'Superman', 'flying spaghetti monster' or 'invisible pink unicorn'. Now, considering the burden of proof is on those proclaiming the existence of a totalitarian (but invisible and inaudible) creator in the sky, please, tell me what the difference is between any terms listed and 'God'?
There is no evidence for any god, critical thought leads to the conclusion that we cannot know, but as there is no evidence there is no reason to have gods. What is certain that all the main faiths are man made, they are clichéd and contains many fallacies that real gods would not make
Power and strength exist, in yourself.
People believe in God because they were raised to believe that they need someone to listen to them all the time and make their prayers come true - God is fake hope for people.
If a person chooses to educate himself, he will eventually realize that he is the god of him own self and he is responsible for everything that happens in their life and if they work hard enough, they'll get what they want. but sitting there and praying to someone whose existence cannot even be proved? nope.
No proof at all. There are more words in this useless post than there is evidence for your god. Which one? Vishnu? Thor? Odin? Zeus? Apollo? Aphodite? When you understand why you don't believe in those gods, you'll realize why I don't believe in yours. Again, no proof at all.
The "correct" religion that everyone believes they have is based upon where they were born. If you were born in the Middle East, you're probably Jewish or Muslim. If you were born in the United States, you're likely a Christian. Geography determines what you believe is the "correct" religion; a true, loving God would never pit humans against each other in this way.
Do you people ever get tired of regurgitating the same horrible arguments?. Honestly, this is so bad the trolls are almost indistinguishable. "Evolution can't explain where life came, therefore God", "The universe must have been caused, therefore God", "Deep down you believe in God herpdy derp".
I'm seriously surprised you people can even use a computer.
It is impossible to prove the existence of God. God is different things to different people. But, in each case, he has been created by the individual to counter the most fear-inspiring mystery, which is death. God is a reassuring concept which counters this fear. But, beyond living in the mind and hearts of people, he cannot be proved to truly exist.
The time to believe is when you have the evidence to adequately support the idea, and not a moment sooner. While the "possibility" of gods can be argued for, it still doesn't mean anything without demonstrating that a god actually exists. I can conceive of all sorts of things that are possible - unicorns, magic, cosmic teapots - but without evidence, they're as good as fairy tales.
But I don't think any of the Judeo-Christian explanations, or any others really, provide any evidence towards his existence. I'm agnostic, btw.
Science satisfies my queries. Saying there had to be a god to start things, to me, is not very different from proposing that things started on their own somehow; because then you have to ask, what started god? Saying he just was there sounds to me more like 'I'm done thinking.' I'd rather pursue scientific knowledge that gives actual answers.
Long story short, there is no evidence to it, and all such evidence is plainly gravitational based and cold heartedly physical in nature. If a rock falls from the sky it won't stop until it is forced by another body to the opposing direction, be the force from a baby's skull or an orphan's body. You see, there is no magical intervention, no guarding hand, freak accidents happen and they leave us speechless, but if ever we could speak we would damn nature.. It is tragic, and I think that the only gods there is, is us... let's respect that.
I only say no as there is no reasonable reason to say that God exists. Of course you'd probably disagree with me, but every argument for the existence of God is faulty. So, I'm only really saying no because of the extreme lack of proof for such an extraordinary claim.
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish."
If we look at all the religions of the world today, there has been no evidence presented to justify any belief in a god. There are those who attribute their gods with intervening in their lives on a day-to-day basis. To these people, I must ask why exactly all others who do not believe in their god see the exact same results? With that in mind, the concept of a personal god cannot be justified. In regard to a deistic god, there is nothing to distinguish god in that case from science in its most complete form. Science has shown that the universe does not need a creator, does not need a designer, but can exist in its own right. Deists (most, anyways) tend to call god the initial spark that triggered the universe or something to that effect. Ignoring all science now and using pure reasoning, is it more likely that the universe simply popped into existence or that a divine being, capable of creating the entire universe popped into being? Occam's razor declares that the stance that makes the fewest assumptions is most likely correct.
Speaking from a point of probability, god is not something any rational person would bet on.
If there actually was a god or some unknown power, why do so many horrible things happen around the planet on a daily basis. Millions of people are in pain and suffering the earth is falling apart at the seams. Surely if there was a god, as many people claim, he would save us from all the perils of life.
I would like to call upon the 'celestial teapot', as aforementioned, that has been used in many debates. Just because we haven't found the answer to a question scientifically doesn't mean the answer is as 'imagined' by religious heads, it is just that, till now, we are woefully ignorant.
Many opinions here suggest that the sheer probability is of our existence without a 'god' are miniscule. I'd like to point out that they are OH SO ABSOLUTELY WRONG! The universe is INFINITE! if not around our particular solar system, life WOULD have developed somewhere on a planet in the goldilock zone. Look at it this way, of the SIX MILLION sperms, you came into being. it's probability, not improbability.
It is sickening how half the opinions by my esteemed opponents are factually incorrect. it's a shame they do not research their opinions, rather, just assume it on 'faith' that what they are saying is correct. This is the exact mindset that caused, in one example, the church to subjugate the general populous to it's selfish will in the olden times.
I believe God both doesn't and does exist. I believe God doesn't exist because of the "superficial" qualities associated with "him". Do you see how we automatically make God a "he". The fact we still hold onto old scripture about human qualities compared with God and the Bible is irrelevant now. For example: if one says a long time ago that rice can only be eaten without utensils because the metallic from the utensils will infect the rice due to lack of proper hygiene and cleaning, than that rule was applicable to that time, but today, because we have proper hygiene and cleaning, we can eat them with utensils, but trying to apply that to the masses is not necessary. Do you see that today, the majority of people who follow religion read the Bible and take it literally; nit-picking all of the superficial details. I believe that the Bible and other scriptures are important for self idealizing; that we need to better ourselves. Some of the ideals in the Bible are important; it's just when the Bible says "You must follow this, or you won't go to heaven or hell", this is once again bringing such beautiful ideas on such a low level. Ideas need to be free in that people can believe and choose their ideas, but it must be in moderation and a personal affair.
I believe God does exist because it is not fair to say he isn't. Their are an infinite amount of possibilities and statistics to say he is. For one to try to justify he isn't real is an act defying logical probability. This goes for saying on both sides, "God "could" exist, but God couldn't exist". If God truly exists, it exists within. In essence "we" are "God". Because we say that God contains qualities of: He "is" a man, he knows, he has faith, he creates, he thrives, he opposes, and he loves. These are all qualities of a man, and if God is as great as we say he is, then we could not possible conceive the idea of what he is, what he is after, or the fact he exists. In reality, to what we can perceive, God is merely and Ideal form of what we wish to become and in that, we progress and thrive as individuals inducing to a greater society.
All I am saying is that God should not be be downgraded to the level that we can fathom. If he exists in that form, it is only for time and probability to decide. For our time, "believers" should just be individuals who want to better themselves solely. Do not practice or follow the old superficial qualities that there is a "heaven" or that God is a man. That is just old science to help people understand certain concepts. One must take God as a calling for greater internal development. So in fact, God could or couldn't possibly exist.
There are close to 3k gods in a approx. 6k year human history range. Never been physical proof of any of them. Sadly, we may one day evolve intellectually enough to lose the need to create answers where we don't currently have them, but I doubt it. I need three more words.
Firstly, the religious would have to define what a god is before they begin to contend its existence. Once you define a god, you still have all your work ahead of you. All religions are frauds and must be treated as such. Here we are in the 21st century and there is still not a single piece of compelling evidence for the existence of a supernatural being.
The burden of proof lies on those who believe something that defies common scientific understanding of how the world works. Until evidence is provided, there is no logical reason to believe.
By evidence, arguments such as, "there has to be a creator," or "prove me he doesn't," don't suffice and aren't by any means scientific.
While religious belief can inhibit this question, there just isn't any hard evidence. While there are things that aren't explainable, an all knowing creator just doesn't cut it. Sorry y'all.
Many of the arguments I see on the Christian side of the argument is that men did not come from apes, or that a big bang creating this entire earth was impossible. Personally, I can understand that these theories are far fetched and sometimes make claims that are almost unsupportable. But you have to look at this from the standpoint of evolution, when, or if, the big bang really did happen, it took many many years before life even evolved to the point of being several celled organisms.
All in all, I don't necessarily believe that there was a big bang, or that we descended from apes, but as an atheist I believe there is some logical answer out there.
You can't prove god doesn't exist. Maybe it is possible that there is an omnipresent creator who is interested in the goings on of petty humans. But what is important is probability. We have an understanding of the universe that does not need a creator at least at the present. If the common arguments for the existence of such a god were to be true, I could very well use the same arguments to say, prove the existence of a fire breathing, winged lizard which rules the universe. What is further interesting is how all divinities and deities cutting across geographical barriers have either human traits or mirror something in nature that people held in awe and respect. This alone goes to prove that god/gods are man made.
I do think that billions of people are following some fantasy. However, I submit that you think the same thing. I will make the assumption that you are a christian. Even though not all christians would agree, I'll allow that jews, muslims and christians worship the same god. However, that still leaves billions of other people in the world who subscribe to other religions, such as hinduism or zoroastrianism. Is there any view other than "they are all following some fantasy" that is consistent with your christianity? What do you think they think of your christianity in the context of their own religion? Wouldn't it be exactly the same? That is my perspective on all of you. Virtually all of us think that billions of other people are all following some fantasy. I just haven't arbitrarily picked one fantasy amongst the thousands to actually believe.
and maybe I'll consider it.
There is no evidence of any god. Any holy book, (lets use the Bible) are just stories concocted by people who lived only a few hundred years ago. The only "evidence" that Christians, and any other religion can give about their Deity existing is that, "Our book says he/she/it does.
There is no evidence supporting a god being. If there is any empirical evidence, I would consider it. However so far after examining various holy texts and conferring with several religious people, I can't believe in something that way. It feels like a waste of time to me. We only have one life.
There is no evidence. No matter what syllogism they come up with, it is faulty. The Kalam Cosmological argument, The Moral argument, The Teleological argument, The modal ontological argument, they are all faulty and fall under 'PRATT' which stands for previously refuted a thousand times. To conclude, I say no.
I would like to start by saying, burden of proof, blah, blah, blah (insert everything that you're used to hearing in questions like these). Now then... I'd like to comment on one of the posts below that asserts that all atheists have a deep yearning to believe in God. No. This is patently false. Some nonbelievers may wish that they could believe in God based upon logical grounds, but I feel that these people are few and far between. To generalize all of the nonbelievers that I know and the general attitude that I get from them, we don't WANT to believe in God and we don't WANT to not believe in God. Most of what we accept as truth is based on evidence, or lack thereof. I do so hate to go totally off-topic like this, but seriously, guy, don't generalize an entire group of people and talk to us like we're inherently incomplete beings.
Of course, he doesn’t exist! I mean, look at Israel, look at Jewish men and women, they are getting what they need while Muslim refugees are persecuted, attacked and killed. No deity would be the saviour of Jews and nobody else, not unless he was a racist god. Even if there was such a bigoted god, wouldn’t he prove to the whole of humanity that he was the one and only god and all the other gods are false? If he created the universe, as his followers believe, it shouldn’t be beyond his ability to flash a message up on the moon or something like that.
The belief that one single being that happened to not only invent i mean create the world, people, and everything else but he did it in 6 days. Oh and the earth is what 6-9 thousands years old thats strange because we have proven this to be incorrect in many ways. First we have carbon dating, which proves many objects and and places are much older than this. Second we have such things as the grande canyon and glaciers/mountains. I believe that the bible was written as an inspirational story and was never ment to be read as the truth. There will always be the question of what came first the chicken or the egg and i cant give you an answer for it. But i personally think that it is more logical that we were brought here or created by ETS or atleast visited by them. If you read the bible the so called god, jesus, and angels all sound like space visitors. But anyways there is no real way to prove anyone right or wrong its all about what you believe. On last comment i would like to say is if god is so good why is it that "christians" and the "church" are responsable for more deaths and murders than every war combined?
No creationist arguments have ever actually asked where God came from, thus they believe something came from nothing. Life was created by an extremely unlikely collision of elements. Then there was evolution and natural selection. Please read your arguments and realize how dumb they truly are and realize GOD DOES NOT EXIST.
Humans innocently mistake the longing for hope, and purpose as justification for god's existence. None of the religious 'proofs', prove anything. And as the ones positively stating that something does exists, the onus is on them to prove his existence is at least more likely than not. Things don't exist, until proven otherwise. Morals do not come exclusively from god, or the Bible seen by studies which put moral issues to an equal number of atheists and theists. Both groups answered equally.
There is zero evidence to support a supreme being. The books that claim that there is a God are filled with contradictions and downright lies. Picking and choosing portions of these books to support a claim do not prove the existence of a God. Contrary to popular belief, the burden of proof lies on the people claiming there is a God, not the opposite. Until there is undisputed proof that a God exists, I feel that the correct answer to this question is no.
I feel that RELIGION in general is something that people just made up just to have faith in something, especially when you go through a rough time in life. I definantly dont believe in heaven or hell though and I never understood the whole "Im Saved" thing as long as your a living human being you will ALWAYS SIN!!!!!
There are a number of reasons why I do not believe god exists. Trends in societal views have diminished the importance of gods, limited gods' powers, and forced gods back into ore and more obscure dimensions.
If you want to believe in something as stupid as "God", go ahead. It just shows how idiotic you are. There is as much proof that unicorns exist than there is that God does... And just saying, how can someone physically create a world? Simple, they can't. Instead of backing up your claims with more vague claims, show us some proof then we will believe you!
There is no real entity such as any of the gods mankind has created during its brief existence. Is the idea of God real? Yes. Did some force instigate the creation of the universe? Yes, it stands to reason that it did. In no way is the concept of "God" as humans understand it related to a cosmic event that occurred over ten billion years ago-- our existence has been so short that it just speaks to the arrogance of humanity that we think we know the ultimate answer to everything: God.
Obviously, proving non-existence is practically impossible. The lack of evidence, and I'm talking about the real kind that holds up in court, suggests to me that even dabbling in belief in a deity is a waste of time. If there was sufficient evidence to support the existence of the biblical, Abraham god, we would do best to figure out how to find and kill it, given it's track record.
The problem with saying that God exists for sure, is the fact that your only proof is the word of a book a few thousand years old. There are obvious issues with this that don't even have to be stated. The Bible has had different variations, but never changed its content. Science, on the other hand, is always changing, and changing what it states is even encouraged. Science has pointed against the existence of any deity, and while we can't prove either side of the religious argument, science is winning the argument by a landslide.
There have never been any good arguments or evidence to ever convince me otherwise.
I never experiment god in my 38 age of life & no one has see him ever, we all heard only story nothing else. Its waste of time, money and no output or good result. Religion masters like Fathers, Brahmans and Islams Maulla making fool to people and robbing money and mind.
The unsubstantiated claims such as: God exists outside of the universe, God created the big bang, or ideas that the human body has components that are irreducibly complex have no plausibility to them because they have nothing to support their claims and have been debunked numerous times. Arguments against evolution or geology are given a form of leeway from their pseudoscience propositions, but even these are nothing more than claims that have little to do with what the real scientific evidence has to show. It's rather startling to see people claim that they would lay down their life for a simple set of beliefs that they hold so dear to them, especially since the beliefs that they hold are being questioned about their validity and are failing to convince the majority of people out there.
We're being to grow out of religion, and I feel as though religion is slowly jogging behind the scientific community, trying to keep its place in the race of life.
Once I see thorough, reliable evidence that "God" does exist, I will recant my evolutionary, agnostic views and bow down to this supposed deity. In my opinion, a God may exist and a God could exist. Evolution isn't a fact or proven piece of evidence, but it is a testable theory. Creationism isn't even a testable theory or concept. It's a mere afterthought that will never be proven.
There is an overwhelming amount of evidence for the Big Bang Theory, for evolution, and other scientific studies that are often credited to a God. However, the only argument for God seems to be that believers do not accept the evidence given to us by the scientific community , and the only option left is that an omnipotent being is responsible for our creation. It is very limiting to think there is only one way to explain creation of the universe and life as we know it on earth.
The invisible and non-existent look very much alike. Delos B McKown
God doesn't exist. We all come from primates. If God exist he wouldn't let a lot of things happen. Like shootings, violence, burglars. I think people are just getting through others heads with nonsense. God, what is god? People say God is a strong person. Then why isn't he fighting battles with us. I think Jesus exist. But, Jesus isn't a magic baby either.
There is no proof for the existence of God. I could claim the existence of the giant flying teapot and it would have the same probability of existence as God. Religion itself has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction, an all loving creator can simply not exist. God is a paradox. I dare believers to read''the god delusion'' by Richard Dawkins
In order to claim something exists you must offer proof of your assertion. Without evidence, one does not have an argument and can put their god with the list of over 2000+ gods in history that also have no evidence and are now considered to be incorrect. Note: citing your "holy book" as evidence does not count, you must prove the assertions made inside your holy book of choice.
To have "faith" is to give up on logic. I have yet to hear one reasonable point supporting the belief in a higher power, and until I do, my mind remains unchanged. Sometimes I just want to shake society and say "really? You're really this gullible?" Wake up. There probably is no god, and there definitely is no good reason to believe such a god exists. Logic is the answer...Not faith.
The Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause, God....guess what they all have in common?. They're all imaginary, the only difference between them is that The Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause actually help kids by giving them fond memories of Christmas and showing how much your parents love you by sneaking in in the middle of the night and leaving money under your pillow. God does nothing for the 9 million children who die every year, remember allot of parents prayed for them to be spared...but apparently there's some higher purpose to let kids die painfully of sickness and hunger. I have a lot more reasons,but seeing as religious people don't like to read the facts about science,astronomy or evolution. Why bother listing them here, there is no god, and I can say that with 99.9% certainty
If someone told you there was such thing as unicorns and dragons, you would laugh at them and say it is ridiculous. But somehow people are supposed to believe that there is a god who controls everything in the world, yet we have zero evidence of him. Beautiful things in nature is not evidence of god because if there is an ugly thing in nature you wouldn't say there is no god. Evil things happen in this world yet you choose to focus on the pretty flowers. It's a double standard. The fact that I can't prove that there isn't a god doesn't mean that there is one. On the contrary, in science if someone claims that there is something, they need to prove it, because it is almost impossible, or is impossible, to prove that something does not exist.
As many other people have stated, the burden of proof lies with the person who makes the claim, not those who refute it. So asking if God exists is not the appropriate question, rather the appropriate question would be "Is there enough evidence to support the existence of God"?
To me, it comes down to the understanding the idea of the null hypothesis. The null hypothesis is the default position on any given argument, by definition it is "The hypothesis that there is no significant difference between specified populations, any observed difference". Therefore, the null hypothesis, when it comes to the existence of a God is "there is not sufficient evidence to support the existence of God". You could never assume that the null hypothesis is "God exists", because we all know that the idea of a God, by being omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, is inherently different from specified populations.
Therefore the Null Hypothesis (Hn) is as follows:
Hn=there is not sufficient evidence to support the existence of God
Theists counter with an alternative to the Null Hypothesis:
Ha=There is a God
Now, the only way to refute a hypothesis is to disprove the null. Therefore, rather than prove that there is a God, theists have to disprove the null, whereas they present sufficient evidence in support of God's existence. Theists, you must assume that the alternative IS WRONG until you present sufficient evidence to the contrary.
Here is an easier example. I lay a pen in front of you. The outside of the pen is black, but you cannot see the ink feed tube. Based on your visual cues and experiences, you contest that the ink is black. Remember, the null hypothesis is "The hypothesis that there is no significant difference between specified populations, any observed difference". Therefore:
Hn= The ink is any color, or there is possibly no ink at all.
Ha= The ink is black
Now this is easy, if you want to disprove the Hn, you pick up the pen and write with it. Very quickly, regardless of what ink color comes out, you will refute the null hypothesis.
The problem is, the God null hypothesis has never sufficiently been refuted, and likely never will. Based on this, if you appeal to your rational evidence, you will find that while not 100% certain, it is more likely that God does not exist.
Any person can say "I can fly" and ask another person to prove he can. That other person would find that ridiculous and ask the obvious, prove to us you can fly. The same is for religion. It is not enough to say that I believe in God because my book says so, their are a million other books stating others and it would be like proving naruto with a naruto manga book.
First, why is the question whether "he" exists? Why would an omnipotent, omniscient being need a gender, and why is it presumed to be male? Second, there's no evidence. By definition, faith is the belief in things not seen or evidenced. How can we construct an experiment to test for the existence of God? Right now, God is no more real than any other imaginary entity.
A made up control system to make people behave a certain way and explain the unknown. Science continues to account for unexplained mysteries of our world removing our need for God and religion. A sun god chariot pulling up the sun and Zeus slinging lightning bolts is much the same. Creating a hell scares people to be good. Follow the golden rule and all in the world will be fine.
As demonstrated by hundreds of past gods, it is very unlikely. As these gods have not given any evidence, let alone proof of their existence, we must assume for the time being that they do not. Until the aforementioned evidence is given, this will have to be the human species' stance. This is the case with every demonstrated god, with no exception.
Because this "God" has zero evidence going for it, thus far the best evidence I have been able to get is that I must rely on faith alone. Well that helps a lot. Also did you know that there is a psychic cheetah who wears roller skates, eats KFC, surfs around Saturn's rings and sends me telepathic messages about what garden slugs are thinking? No? Well you're just gonna have to trust me on this because I have faith in it.
There is just no proof of the existence of a supernatural creator. The only proof offered by religious people are unverifiable personal experiences. All of which can be explained by common psychological processes or illnesses or a selection of holy books, written by people, containing obvious contradictions and incorrect assertions. In fact, most of the verifiable claims of religion have been proven to be false. Carl Sagan said that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and so far, that evidence has not been presented.
The burden of proof lies on the person making the claim. Since there is no evidence for any gods or supernatural beings, we can rule that they do not exist. Just because you have 'felt' god or it seems as if you have been helped, there is no God, you cannot prove him, just like you can't prove the flying spaghetti monster.
We don't believe in elves or dragons, so we shouldn't believe in even less plausible critters like gods.
If there truly is a loving and caring god that truly cares for us somewhere in the universe, why does he allow suffering in His or Her as it could be, world? Look around and see all the suffering in this world, Africa, the AIDS epidemic, poverty, homelessness, and more horrors. How could a truly loving god let this happen? If it is a malevolent hateful god, why worship it? For fear of Hell or more? A slim chance at worshiping the one true god or gods so that you may live in paradise?
For any positive claim, the burden of proof lies on the individual making the claim. There is no more evidence for the Christian or Muslim god than there is for any of the Norse, roman or Hindu gods, or the flying spaghetti monster, or for unicorns and leprechauns. Belief in god persists due to socialization.
The main reason for the "existence" of God in the human psyche has always been as a means to explain away phenomena for which humanity had not yet developed an answer. As science becomes more advanced, even to the point where we can adequately answer questions such as "how did we come to be?" and "how did the universe come to exist?", not to mention being able to explain where the sun goes at night and provide a rational explanation for the plagues of Egypt (which, admittedly, must have seemed extremely "God's wrath"-like to the people at the time), the necessity to fall back on the "God did it" answer is diminishing every day.
I simply can't accept that God exists. The evidence put forth is extremely lacking. I see the idea of God as a fill in for the unexplained; the thing is that we're getting better and better at explaining things through natural means and the need for God has long since passed. Unfortunately God is ingrained in the culture of much of the world and such strong belief is extremely potent medicine, causing all kinds of delusions and wilful ignorance.
Of course, he does not exist. There isn't any satisfactory proof of his existence. People just so used to believe there's something above, that tell them what is right and what is wrong to do, that they cannot turn their eyes to science (what really matters). People believe in God, mainly because they need to believe in something, in higher power actually. If God really exist, then how come he can allow killing, violence, death, suffering and many other negative things happen? God is just a famous myth. Actually religion itself is wrong, as it makes people blind to see how things really are, and it also sometimes makes them to rely on such called predestined things or higher power, stopping them of creating their own choice.
God DOES NOT exist! God only exists through faith for people to believe, that's that. We are now in the modern age where God is now a laughingstock compared to thousands of years ago. The percent of Christianity in Australia has fell a lot in past 100 years, and they predict that by 2060, only under 5% of Australians will be Christian - and these 5% will be a laughingstock of the society because they believe in something that doesnt exist.
Santa exists! Tooth fairy exists! Unicorns exists! God exists! No. No. No. No.
There is no actual evidence other then a old book that was found in the ground and translated hundreds of ways. There is no proof of there being a God but then again there isn't proof of there not being a God. Back then people believed in this and the Commandments served the same purpose as the US Constitution. You don't think so? Just compare the two and tell me otherwise. I believe that religion was brought up to prevent chaos. Same reason we have a document telling us what we aren't allow to do with things we are allowed to do. My father said it once, "The only thing that the bible proves is the world's first travel salesman" Think about that one what is the #1 profitable organization in the world, Church. Yeah they truly are. Also the Bible clearly states it should not be sold but it's one of the most sold books if not thee most sold book. How does that make sense.
This is really the main reason I signed up on DDO. I wanted to debate intelligent theists on the existence of God. Debating in some internet forum wasn't really attracting the intelligent ones.
All the evidence I've seen is faulty. No real convincing evidence. If God existed, and wanted people to believe, he would give convincing evidence. So, either he doesn't exist, or doesn't want people to believe in him. Atheism is presumptuous. When Theism doesn't fulfill its BOP, weak atheism is justified. I don't state for certain there is no God, but until evidence exists that shows he does, I will not believe. I am also a weak atheist in the sense that God has never been properly defined. I couldn't hold such a position if "God" is meaningless. So I don't believe in this God thing until it's been defined, and has evidence. There's good evidence against a loving God, such as the problem of evil. I've never heard a good response to the POE, free will, God's testing you, sin, ect all have problems.
Fifty years ago religious folks used gaps in our understanding of evolution to "disprove it" but in the last few decades our understanding has grown rapidly and those gaps continue to disappear. It won't be long before all the gaps are completely gone and the complete biological history of the Earth can get published into one multi-volume book series. As our understanding has grown we have learned much about things like diseases; especially viruses. Evolution is the reason you need a new flu shot each year and without our understanding of evolution we couldn't possibly keep up with making these shots. Evidence of evolution is being discovered everywhere and one day education will have advanced enough that everyone can come to understand that there is no god.
"The universe is an intricate design. A design implies a designer, God."
No, the universe is a subject to the properties of matter and anti-matter. Get a microscope and look at some particles
" With existence of God, we know that all questions do have an answer - even if we cannot find the answers. There are no answers if God does not exist."
The notion that all questions have an answer is science based. If you cannot find answers yet, then you simply havent found it yet/dont have the technology, this does not prove existence of the invisible man in the sky
Many try to make the argument that there would be no objective morality if there was no god. This I find borderline offensive. To say that God is what gives us the ability to distinguish right from wrong and that we are just crazy bloodthirsty monkey otherwise is just insulting to the human population in general. The ability to perceive things and make decisions is an evolved ability that took thousands and thousands of generations. The entire notion of religion pretty much takes a shit on this beautiful work of nature. Life is meaningless, just accept it, enjoy freedom, and quit living in your fairy-tale land with the invisible trident wielding man in the sky. If your going to love anything, love yourself.////
People on the Yes side are (see title). The words of a pope. Evidence for God is lacking, he just seems to be the reason for things that we don't understand yet. Arguments such as "everything has a creator" and "where did blah blah blah come from?" come from are very lacking. E.g, abiogenesis. Something from nothing, clearly then not everything has a creator. The evidence just isn't there yet.
While it is 'possible' for a God to exist, there is nothing to suggest that one does. We are limited in our perception of the universe however, so I won't deny the possibility. But based off what we know, I say no.
If god exists, why does he allow people to test their belief in him? Just as a test of loyalty? What supreme being needs a test of loyalty? HES A SUPREME BEING. All arguments backing such a claim are not arguments at all, they are a naive set of never-ending loopholes that make me question if people even understand critical thinking.
This is not a scientific fact with real proof. Stories from a book do not constitute a fact. To play the "what if" role; If there's one god, wouldn't he have harmony on earth as opposed to multiple religions, three of which fight over the right to call him their own?
There will always be a very small chance that God exists, but it is very likely that he does not. It is obvious from a modern vantage point that God is a concept that was created by humans in order to explain things that can now be explained by science.
There is absolutely no evidence for the existence of god. If and only if theists present a proof for the existence of god, should we believe in god. Besides, umpteen crimes are committed in the name of this imaginary entity.