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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by charlie sc, May 7, 2019.

  1. dfnj

    dfnj Well-Known Member

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    100% certain the word God exists.
     
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  2. atanu

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    Don’t you mean ‘books written by brain chemistry’?
     
  3. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Is there a good book on the subject?
     
  4. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    Looks suspiciously similar to non-existence.
     
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  5. atanu

    atanu Member
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    Under united assault of atheists, theists go haywire. And you wait at the sidelines to pounce upon your preys at such moments.:D

    Ha ha.
     
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  6. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon Veteran Member
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    Sounds like a pounce. We may have clip your claws.
     
  7. Vinayaka

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    I'm a slightly agnostic theist about the God I believe in. (call it Brahman) . I'm only going by my own experience, but accept that it may be some trick, like a delusion, although that's very unlikely, as many others share the same sorts of experiences.

    But I'm totally atheistic to the Abrahamic God version that is like a master puppeteer, totally separate from his creation.

    So the answer varies according to which version of God I'm looking at. In other words, no definitive answer.
     
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  8. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon Veteran Member
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    As far as Abrahamic religions I believe the Baha'i Faith presents a different view, of an apophatic instead of anthropomorphic arbitrary hands on God.

    God is not a chess player
    with the white pieces.
    God is the sea and
    we are the fishes.
     
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  9. syo

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    Logic says this.
     
  10. syo

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    He had other universe.
     
  11. Trailblazer

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    No, God is just rather discrete in His existence. :D
     
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  12. Koldo

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    I disagree with the assertion that being absolutely certain about something entails being closed minded.
    One might be absolutely certain about something and yet be open to evidence that proves the contrary.
    For instance, I might be absolutely certain you are a real human being and yet be open to evidence that you are not.
     
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    I will elaborate if asked for but:

    Doubt is only beneficial if we know when to stop doubting or otherwise it ceases to provide a useful purpose.
     
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  14. Bob the Unbeliever

    Bob the Unbeliever Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely false. NEXT!
     
  15. Bob the Unbeliever

    Bob the Unbeliever Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are-- alas, I have totally forgotten what all this was pertaining to, and I find I'm too tired to dig back to the original point(s) (if any).
     
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    I had an experience once during a stressful part of my life that I attributed to the Biblical God, only because that was all I knew, what I was raised to believe. Later, thinking back on the experience, there was obviously nothing about the experience itself that suggested that it came from a divine source let alone the biblical god. It was likely just a psychological response to stress, hasn't happened since. I've long ago rid myself of magical thinking and expecting some invisible entity to make my life better or give me a free pass to an eternal amusement park in the sky after I die. There is fantasy and reality. There is magical thinking and reason. I've never seen any gods, neither have my parents or their parents. There is no objective, physical evidence of any god. So why should I believe in one? Because of stories and myths from ancient times when superstition ruled the earth? Not a good enough reason for me.
     
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    Trailblazer Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I am absolutely certain of my religious beliefs, but I am open to any evidence that might disprove them.
    All someone would have to do is discredit the Prophet of my religion and I would be out of this religion so fast you would not even see my shadow. You see, I do not really like religion very much. I only believe it because it is drop dead obviously the Truth from God and I have never been able to disprove it, try as I did. And I generally do not like the idea of rejecting God, as there could be consequences.
     
  18. charlie sc

    charlie sc Well-Known Member

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    With this reply and your last, I'm afraid you don't apply to any of the descriptions :p
     
  19. charlie sc

    charlie sc Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure. Some people know they're dreaming.

    Well, this is the heart of being a sceptic ;)

    How certain are you and, how do you know it's outside of reality ;) ?

    Ok, so uncertain theist. Thanks

    Oh, I can't edit the OP anymore. So, that's that.
     
  20. charlie sc

    charlie sc Well-Known Member

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    Here's something for you to wrap your head around.

    Bad/evil people usually think they're the good guys ;)
     
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