Do you believe in the existence of a god, super human, or higher power?

Posted by: Aurelia

Poll closed on 7/22/2018 at 7:22PM.
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Yes.

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No, I'm an Atheist.

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I'm agnostic.

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Pellinor says2017-08-26T08:38:31.1623947Z
If you're agnostic, you are either theist or atheist as well. Agnosticism is a claim to knowledge, not a position with your beliefs. Theism- belief in a god or gods.. Atheism- the lack of belief in a god or gods. If you aren't convinced that a god exists you are an atheist. Atheism isn't about believing that a god doesn't exist, it's about not believing they do. (and there is a difference)
Write247365 says2017-08-31T13:52:52.9470967Z
Even though I am a pretty analytical person, I cant believe that we were created by a big bang... Think about how complex our internal system is, or how a child is created in the womb, or even how if the planets weren't perfectly aligned like they are, we would not exist! It all looks so planned out. I'm not saying a god like the Christian Bible but some sort of creator... There has to be.
Bluepaintcan123 says2017-09-02T01:45:18.9963606Z
@Write247365 Your argument starts from a flawed premise. You say that if the conditions were different we wouldn't exist, but I could easily shoot back "how do you know?" What if there was an alternate universe under different conditions that housed humans? How could we possibly prove or disprove that? We simply can't. In my opinion you are just so baffled with your own existence that you have a strong need to explain it, even if there isn't any real proof behind it. I refer you to a famous quote by Douglas Adams: “This is rather as if you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.” (1) "if the planets weren't perfectly aligned like they are" Ok, is this the argument that "if we were closer/farther from the sun we would die"? We have an elliptical orbit. Our distance from the sun is about a 5 million kilometer variation. Another thing that stood out to me was you mentioning "how a child is created in the womb." -An egg can be fertilized within the fallopian tube, causing an ectopic pregnancy. According to the AAFP, this affects "19.7 cases per 1,000 pregnancies in North America and is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester." (2) -Children's heads are very large so it makes the birthing process more difficult. Some cannot be naturally birthed because of this. Definitely intelligently designed.... ((Also sorry if I sound salty, but this is one of the most annoying arguments I've ever heard. I don't care if you are a theist, but PLEASE get a better justification than that. At least say "it just comforts me." Choking death statistics can disprove this argument single handedly. )) Sources: 1. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/70827-this-is-rather-as-if-you-imagine-a-puddle-waking 2. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1080.html
DrCereal says2017-09-03T01:46:59.1779230Z
@Pellinor, exactly! No one really cares to listen though.
Nopa says2017-09-23T06:13:10.2538255Z
That spelling in my first comment SUCKED. I meant- Evidence supporting god like how the earth seems so well planed out can be essay to refute by the fastness of the universe. It a may be hard to prove conclusively god existed. But you can not prove he doesn't ether. So having a closed mined and deciding one or the other can blind you from the answers you might find. I am not going to diced if definitive evidence for both sides is missing.
Sabman says2017-11-03T00:11:52.7562512Z
I believe that there MUST BE a higher power. Firstly, I do not see how such complexity as the planets, stars, creatures, us, etc... Could possibly have been created randomly. Animals have complex systems e.g. sight, brain, circulatory system, digestive system and the list goes on. Similarly plants and the ecosystems in which they exist, nothing is of a straightforward nature, otherwise the likelihood is that the vast majority of life would have been limited to bacteria and viruses (and even they are not as simple as they may seem !). The building block of life, DNA, is by its nature complex double helix structure - all this an act of randomness - Really !! Then looking at humans, our bodies are incredible, they heal themselves, fight infections, we learn we advance our knowledge - all random ? Seriously !! You only have to look at the world, at us and the life on our planet, then look outside our planet and it is perfectly logical that there was intelligent design. I think we often take the world and life for granted but if you really delve into nature you find complexity and intelligence in all creatures. On the very small scale imagine you get together any chemicals, compounds etc.. Together and mix, heat, whatever you want, will you somehow get LIFE ? Even if somehow you managed that through your random mix, will these DNA clump together and form cells ? Even if you did that, will the cells clump together to form complex structures that each know what their functions are within that clump that is now known as an organism ? There are so many variables just to make the simplest of structures of life. (someone may say that recently a scientist has created a single celled life form - they actually got a cell, stripped it of its DNA, copied the genetic code artificially and inserted that back into the cell, so yes got life, but not exactly what I am talking about above).
mwtech says2017-11-27T20:04:36.8542603Z
@Sabman, your belief in God is simply based on a lack of understanding of the natural world. The things you marvel at are very well explained scientifically with no need for the addition of a deity. Even if they weren't, the fact that you don't understand how something could happen is not evidence that magic must be responsible. It's like going to bed with a sink full of dirty dishes and waking up to find them all clean and put away. You are reasonably sure that no one has been in your house, but does that mean the most likely explanation is that pixies came into your home while you slept and did your dishes? Any answer involving humans, something we know to exist, or natural phenomenon we know to exist, is infinitely more likely than positing a supernatural solution for which we have no evidence. You should never introduce an unsubstantiated claim as an explanation. It doesn't make you less ignorant of the actual answer, it just makes you feel satisfied enough with a fantastical claim that you stop looking for the correct answer.
GodIsNotReal_Atheist says2017-11-30T00:50:45.3483849Z
@Mwtech OMG you got Sabman GOOD!!!

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