Does God make sense?

Posted by: Teaparty1

Is it logical that there can be a being who is omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal?

  • Yes

  • No

47% 14 votes
53% 16 votes
  • God makes perfect sense. In fact, the universe doesn't make any sense without Him. There is order to the universe. Are we to believe that this order came about by itself? Just *POOF* and it was there? Let ME ask YOU a question. Does it make sense that the universe just happened on it's own? Go ahead. Say yes. I could really use a good laugh.

    Posted by: B0HICA
  • Yeah. When I see the opposing side that says everything "just happened" (I realize it's a little more complex, but that's the jist) that just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, scientifically everything movement, every motion has a cause. Stuff doesn't just come into existence, so I just don't agree that our universe could do the same without a Creator.

  • Depends what your god (or goddess) is to you. My god is "energy" its a part of everything, it exists in every thought, and it cant be destroyed. A personified god with dogma, or "good" god would not make sense due to the nature of the world and things that are considered against the rules or "evil"

  • Yes, if you know what God is really like. If you go with how the world views Him, then no. But if you go with the truth (that He is all-loving, and omnipotent. In reality, God makes so much sense, but the way the world has twisted His image is completely nonsensical and utterly human.

  • It makes much more sense than the notion that everything came from nothing and that when you die, you are cremated and rot.

  • Never has and it's been that way since one monkey looked at the sun and told the other monkey, “He said for you to give me your f^cking share.” People… so god damn frail they’d rather put a coin in the wishing well than buy dinner.

  • First of all, there are or were over 4000 religions, many of which are polytheistic. How can you say that one is right? Religions only existed to explain the world before there was much of the scientific knowledge of today. If you're talking about a Christian god, the Bible is riddled with impossibilities and contradictions.Why would God be a white male human when there are trillions of planets, many of which most likely have intelligent life? And "He" created the universe 10 billion years before Earth.

    Posted by: LsnapZ
  • God is unnecessary, created to explain what couldn't be understood. The world now makes sense without a God and more and more natural explanations for why things happen are being discovered each day.

    Posted by: ScottL
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triangle.128k says2015-07-26T17:24:52.8458201-05:00
Flamebait
TBR says2015-07-26T18:27:45.6710662-05:00
Does God exist inside the universe, or outside?
B0HICA says2015-07-26T19:09:12.8885712-05:00
By definition, God is greater than the universe. He created it, after all.
TBR says2015-07-26T19:22:13.3012663-05:00
@B0HICA - So outside?
B0HICA says2015-07-26T19:32:04.2112958-05:00
That would be my guess. Everything we know about God, we get from the Bible. It says that He created the Heavens and the Earth. It doesn't go into detail, but it is clear that God existed before all things, and without Him was not anything made that was made. I assume that includes the Universe.
TBR says2015-07-26T19:34:33.8146958-05:00
Is it a multiverse?
Jman9000 says2015-07-26T20:00:35.6324172-05:00
Okay, this can't be answered. First off, where did God come from? They say he always was, but he surely must have come somewhere, right? Secondly, where did all the matter and forces come from to create the so-called Big Bang?
TBR says2015-07-26T20:03:56.5821292-05:00
@Jman9000 - That is not true. The religious among us insist all is answered in the bible.
B0HICA says2015-07-26T20:21:35.4505794-05:00
@Jman9000: God has no beginning. I know this sounds impossible. It would be, for matter or energy. But God is a Spirit. He is not bound by the laws of the universe. And it makes sense, when you think about it. The universe came from somewhere. It had a cause. What was that cause? Without an eternal God, you have an infinite regression of causes. You need a first cause, since an infinite regression is impossible. And that first cause would have to be eternal, with no beginning and no end.
TBR says2015-07-26T20:23:26.5809236-05:00
@B0HICA - I am trying to nail down a couple of these bits. You have said "he" is not apart of this universe, he is "outside". I asked if we are part of a multiverse, or...
TBR says2015-07-26T21:06:23.2794970-05:00
Just fact finding. I have to presume if he is outside the universe, and not a part of another, he has no energy/no mass. Can he physically interact with THIS universe. That is, I know he made it, but since then, can he interact with the energy/mater of this universe?
missmedic says2015-07-26T21:15:29.1585432-05:00
B0HICA Where does God’s intentionality for Creation comes from ? Obviously, God at that point cannot have any exterior stimuli, since there is nothing outside of him. He also cannot have any internal stimuli, since he is an infinite being : an infinite being by definition can have no limits such as needs, emotions, or any other such motivation. Finally, God could not have created his own intentionality, simply because such creation would itself require intentionality.
reece says2015-07-27T01:54:07.4847525-05:00
@mwedwards @B0HICA There are causes to effects. How did your god become all knowing and all powerful? Why is "he" in his specific state?
B0HICA says2015-07-27T05:04:50.4403405-05:00
@TBR: God is nowhere and everywhere. Before He created the universe, there was no time or space. Therefore, there was no place for Him to exist. In effect, God was everything. There was nothing but God. He is self existent. The uncaused cause. If there is a multi-verse, then so what? We cannot prove it exists. We cannot observe it. It's nothing but conjecture. So how does it affect us? It doesn't.
reece says2015-07-27T05:10:27.6013956-05:00
@B0HICA Why say there is a god?
reece says2015-07-27T05:14:30.1578570-05:00
Non-existence isn't a state btw.
TBR says2015-07-27T13:44:52.4338982-05:00
@B0HICA - Right, so no energy, no mass, no time etc. Did he "decide" to make the universe?
TBR says2015-07-29T17:47:17.8656544Z
I was hoping for more conversation on this one... Regardless, I was not trying to "trap" anyone, just asking questions. The answer to the question remains "no" - God is not logical. There may be a god, it may be exactly like the Christians, or Muslims or Jews or... It may be exactly like we think of a god. It is not, however, logical to believe in one.
Matthew07 says2016-12-12T09:58:02.4425090Z
“Atheism leads a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation: all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue.” Sir Francis Bacon (c. 1625) GOD DOES NOT EXIST AND IM AN ATHEIST... YOU ARE CREATED BY CHANCE... YOU GO BACK TO WHERE YOU WERE BEFORE BIRTH... ETERNAL PUNISHMENT IS A CONTRADICATION AND CANNOT EXIST WITH A LOVING GOD WHICH PROVES HE DOES NOT EXIST... THERE IS NO MORE PROVE THAN HINDU, ISLAM ETC SO WHICH WAY IS YOU KNOW YOUR BELIEF IS THE CORRECT ONE? GOD DOES NOT EXIST
Jaguar_King says2018-03-08T16:28:54.9772457Z
Matthew07, There is no contradiction between "There is eternal punishment" and "a loving God exists." God has set his rules for us and if we keep on disobeying and hating God then he will keep on punishing us. He sent us an simple way to escape that eternal punishment by sending us His son to die on the cross for us. All we have to do is believe in Christ as the savior of our souls.
Jaguar_King says2018-03-08T16:29:24.5860457Z
Matthew07, There is no contradiction between "There is eternal punishment" and "a loving God exists." God has set his rules for us and if we keep on disobeying and hating God then he will keep on punishing us. He sent us an simple way to escape that eternal punishment by sending us His son to die on the cross for us. All we have to do is believe in Christ as the savior of our souls.

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