Do you believe in God?

Posted by: ZBestDebater

Do you believe in god, or do you believe in other Gods/god or are non-religious?

  • I believe in god

  • I am Atheist or believe in another power similar to god

61% 27 votes
39% 17 votes
  • Oh God this poll again.

  • I'm Christian, so you will expect my answer. By the way, I will not shove down any Christian Religion to those opposite of my own beliefs, instead I will just sit back and respect whatever answer anyone proposes. But I will not agree and just leave it at that.

  • I welcome judgment

  • Yes. I believe in God.

  • I have always made it a point to challenge those who believe in god and over the many years I have found no one can actually prove any religion with any science (not even science just common sense). In most of the bible or quran, whatever you read it seems most of the characters are modernized and personified. I ask people what they think god looks like and most will say a spirit. So why do all the gods and godly activities sound like human affairs? Because humans wrote it all is my opinion. I used to think it was fun and intriguing to listen but it's not funny, it's a type of hope, and making fun of other's hope only means you yourself have none. And looking back to science vs. religion, science can't even explain it all. You try it yourself and you'll end up with more questions and more misunderstandings than when you started. Don't get me wrong the adventure is endless, corridors and discoveries are great. It's just looking at the big picture science will often lead us in circles contradicting ourselves left and right, so they're quite the same actually, religion and science. Except one is more open than the other. I find that being a human is all about trying out what is right for you and being more open to things. Humans are fragile and I can say that having something to believe in isn't such a bad thing in a world filled with the unknown. It's natural to want to believe in something and it's great to know you'd like to share your ideals with others as long as your not trying to shove it down their throats. It's called sharing not force feeding. So everyone is different but I believe having a source of belief gives me peace and serenity as homeostasis should between war.

  • god, goddess, universe, energy, all the same thing to me

  • God is real. Who else could have created the universe?

    Posted by: drew15
  • I believe

    Posted by: Caseo7
  • The originality of this poll is... must I say it... DIVINE. I think I might have to convert.... :D

  • I have a right to tell you how stupid your opinion is and you have a right to tell me how stupid my opinion is... As long as we give reason.

    Posted by: reece
  • I believe in the flying spaghetti monster.

  • check the other million polls about this topic for more data

  • Why believe in a being who watches it's own creation be swarmed by diseseases,over taken by starvation or even watch nations fight over which magical fairy is correct & which one is better. Mankind should strive for finding new world to explore & fix the imperfections such a "perfect" god wanted us to be.

  • There is absolutely no evidence supporting the idea of a "god". The fact that someone suggests something doesn't imply that it has merit and is a possibility by default. The absolute lack of evidence supporting the existence of a "god" is evidence AGAINST it's existence.

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ZBestDebater says2015-07-16T23:45:11.6499431-05:00
Atheist-Independent, I respect your opinion on Not believing in god completely, I believe in equality and everyone has a right to belief.
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-16T23:48:01.9683062-05:00
(double negative overload warning) I don't not believe in god completely, I don't believe in god period. And sorry about the sassiness in my comment.... I just feel kind of sassy at the moment. Anyway, I do believe in religious equality to a certain point, although extremists bother the Hell out of me (no there is no irony in that statement ;)
triangle.128k says2015-07-17T06:08:46.5184276-05:00
-grabs bag of popcorn-
Ziuu says2015-07-17T10:11:59.2227360-05:00
All hail the Invisible Pink Unicorn, by the way...
Stefy says2015-07-17T14:07:27.5043947-05:00
Everyone. Just this one time im going to challenge all of you to just accept the wonder of coexistence, tolorence, and multicultural diveristy and not start jumpig down each others theoats about this. Each group brings a different and valuable perspective and each group has faults as well. Please.
reece says2015-07-17T15:16:35.0944700-05:00
@Stefy A lack of a belief on it's own doesn't cause harm.
Stefy says2015-07-17T15:43:27.9337589-05:00
Reece: What are you going on about? I didn't say anything about lack of belief causing harm.
Stefy says2015-07-17T15:44:51.3469589-05:00
Athiest-Independent: I think he meant, "Completely not believing in God" I don't think he meant to imply that you doubted you're own atheism.
reece says2015-07-17T15:54:47.4323850-05:00
@reece You were saying that both groups have faults. For Atheism none of those faults are due to a lack of belief in god(s). For theism on the other hand...
Stefy says2015-07-17T17:33:17.6177718-05:00
I didn't say what the faults were due to or caused by. Just that both groups have faults. You realize you're just proving my point right? My point was when discussing religion people on both sides act self righteous and argumentative and it just contributes to prejudice on all sides. I didn't want to argue with you about theism and atheism an im not going to. I believe in peaceful coexistence and tolorence of all beliefs to the extent they don't harm others.
reece says2015-07-17T17:51:38.6315543-05:00
The faults you're talking about is normal human behavior, with or without those beliefs/lack there of.
Black-Jesus says2015-07-17T18:57:06.9510887-05:00
Ha! It's funny how Stefy got on here asking for peace and he ended up being on the brunt of it
Stefy says2015-07-17T20:09:57.0926504-05:00
Reece: I'm aware of that thank you. I wasn't trying to call out a specific group like you are I was trying to do the opposite. The only thing I said was that I wanted people to try to find an empathetic and peaceful route to settle differences instead of the usual argumentative narrow mindeness. A human trait, and one that exists on all sides of the debate. Everyone's looking for conflict and wants to be right. That's never gotten anyone anywhere. That's all I wanted to say, so if you want to argue in circles and increase all of the negativity and divisiveness do so with someone who would like to participate. Or preferably not at all.
Stefy says2015-07-17T20:10:50.2478730-05:00
And also in the future, i'd appreciate it if words weren't put in my mouth for me.
reece says2015-07-17T22:49:01.4876277-05:00
@Stefy progress comes from ridicule. It won't change a persons mind straight away but it does over time. It makes the person question their own beliefs which to the contrary is a healthy thing to do. Something that is peaceful e.g. a discussion is relative. "What scientists hope for and what science does for us, and i hope what every student and what every person experiences once in their life is to have something they deeply believe in that's at the heart of their being, that if they were without it they wouldn't feel human, prove to be wrong. That's what happens to me every day as a scientist and that opens your mind." - Lawrence Krauss.
reece says2015-07-17T22:49:39.3488277-05:00
@Stefy I wasn't putting words in your mouth.
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-17T22:52:08.5316277-05:00
Wait... Donald Trump is agnostic? Seems kind of out of character...
reece says2015-07-17T22:52:29.6540277-05:00
...And what i want every person to experience...*
reece says2015-07-17T22:54:19.3526495-05:00
^ nvm.
reece says2015-07-17T23:16:58.0204581-05:00
@muppetsos The truth isn't always easy.
Stefy says2015-07-18T05:26:03.6042146-05:00
Reece: Quoting people doesn't legitimize things like that and I don't think what youre doing is close to what he meant. Theres a difference between and open and respectful dialauge without holding back to get others to question their beliefs, and being a condescending bigot towards others. (again referring to both sides). If you speak in that way to people about an intrinsic part of their culture, youre going to make them mad and their going to go into defensive mode and listen to nothing youre saying. It shuts down the conversation. Also, that dialogue needs to be consensual. You cant try and persuade people who don't want to debate or argue with you that's part of being respectful. You cant just go around pushing your agenda on people who want you to stop that's just not ok. And yeah you were putting words in my mouth. You said I thought there was something inherently bad about atheistic beliefs and I said nothing of the sort nor did I have any intention to.
reece says2015-07-18T06:21:38.9510455-05:00
@Stefy 1. It does if you actually know the context of the quote and the point i'm trying to convey. Lawrence Krauss Is a self proclaimed anti-theist and he said what i quoted in the middle of a few debates with religious people. I don't quote mine. 2. The secular tend to be more open to reason when science and history are involved unlike the fundamentally religious that try to conform nature to their ideology. People that have vulnerable beliefs they easily get mad over via criticism shows how confident they are about them. People desperately try to hold on to those ideas, including irrational ones. Trying to be passive about facts to avoid conflict just ends up with them ignoring you with your arguments forgotten. Making them mad about it is the best way to get their attention on important issues. Like i said... It won't change a persons mind straight away, but over time. 3. My only comment that comes close to what you said is "You were saying that both groups have faults." The rest is my opinion.
reece says2015-07-18T06:34:15.0820711-05:00
I was meant to leave out "those" in "..Desperately try to hold on to those ideas, including irrational ones..."
Stefy says2015-07-19T07:43:21.3414021-05:00
In not trying to "avoid conflict" I want difficult discussion that makes people think and i want people to act like adults when they do it, both groups, not like prejudiced and narrow minded children. And when I said both had faults i was referring to the people who adhere to thise beliefs not the beliefs themselves. The problem here is that both groups have a tendency to stereotyoe the other which makes both defensive and less open minded to the other position. If people can attempt to have an accepting and tolorent discussion of beliefe and accept diversity, people will be more willing to have a genuine cinversation and not just and atgument where they soley defend their own position and dont listen. And i thinkits definetely ok to condemen fundementalism and extremism that harms people and science and all that.
reece says2015-07-19T15:12:40.0058564-05:00
@Stefy If so, then making them mad is inevitable. I will never accept faith as a good excuse for reason. You can call me a narrow minded child all you like. What do you mean by "adhere to those beliefs not the beliefs themselves." it's okay to be intolerant and unaccepting of idiotic beliefs. I don't tend to defend my own belief because i'm never on the defensive. Most religious people conform nature to their ideology. I was calling most of them fundamental on that aspect.
TheMadonnaDebater says2015-07-24T11:38:35.9465759-05:00
People say there is no evidence of God, right? Yet they have no evidence backed up either.

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