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Why don’t you believe in God?

Pogo

Well-Known Member
Is it because of your inability to believe in anything that can’t be explained by science?
No, it is more the observation that , beliefs that seemed comforting such as the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny turned out to jest be stories and only those with evidence ultimately held up.
 

Nakosis

Non-Binary Physicalist
Premium Member
Is it because of your inability to believe in anything that can’t be explained by science?

For me it is not that I don't believe in God, it is that I lack a belief in God.

Why?
Because I don't trust what you believe and if I had a belief, I wouldn't trust it either.
 

King Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
No, it is more the observation that , beliefs that seemed comforting such as the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny turned out to jest be stories and only those with evidence ultimately held up.
Sounds like you need an explanation by science.
 

King Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
For me it is not that I don't believe in God, it is that I lack a belief in God.

Why?
Because I don't trust what you believe and if I had a belief, I wouldn't trust it either.
Don’t believe, lack of a belief, it’s semantics. Sounds like your lack of trust is due to a lack of evidence provided by science.
 

HonestJoe

Well-Known Member
Is it because of your inability to believe in anything that can’t be explained by science?
I've never believed in any god or gods. What makes you think I should?

I don't necessarily need things to be formally explained by science to believe them, but they do need to meet at least a basic level of logic and reasoning. None of the various gods I've heard about (and occasionally been preached to about) have met that for me. For some other people they apparently have (including some of my friends) which I'm fine with.
 

mikkel_the_dane

My own religion
No, just that it falls into the category linguistically and evidentially with pixies and monsters under the bed that are not worth spending time on to contemplate disbelief.

Well, I tried if I could find a version of a god I could believe in. I did find one, but I realized I didn't need to believe in that. It worked better to believe in a positive value for all humans, though that is without evidence just like gods. But it worked better for me.
 

Nakosis

Non-Binary Physicalist
Premium Member
Don’t believe, lack of a belief, it’s semantics. Sounds like your lack of trust is due to a lack of evidence provided by science.

Science IMO, doesn't provide evidence. At least not directly. Your life experience is what provides you evidence. From which you develop theories of how your reality works. Science only really provides a way to test those theories.

So a lack of evidence which comes from my life experience which can be shown to be reliable consistently.
 

King Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
Well, I tried if I could find a version of a god I could believe in. I did find one, but I realized I didn't need to believe in that. It worked better to believe in a positive value for all humans, though that is without evidence just like gods. But it worked better for me.
So why did you reject the one you had found?
 

mikkel_the_dane

My own religion

God was bored and created the Devil and asked the Devil for something fun to do.
The Devil answer that since you are the source of everythng and have no limit, you could cteate a universe that you haven't created because you are not limited by logic. In this universe are a lot of beings believe in you, but the universe is natural and without Heaven and Hell, so all just die.
And God did so.

So I picked a God. What is next?
 

F1fan

Veteran Member
No one is obligated to believe anything. I was suspicious of all the God claims growing up and I refused to believe just because others did. Thus far there’s no convincing evidence for any of the thousands of gods in human history.
 

Revoltingest

Pragmatic Libertarian
Premium Member
Is it because of your inability to believe in anything that can’t be explained by science?
Change it to....
"....inability to believe in anything that can’t be detected by science?"
Then yes.
Explanations aren't necessary, eg, I can't explain
the origin of gravity, but I can detect it. So I believe
that gravity exists....complicated though it is.
 

King Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
Change it to....
"....inability to believe in anything that can’t be detected by science?"
Then yes.
Explanations aren't necessary, eg, I can't explain
the origin of gravity, but I can detect it. So I believe
that gravity exists....complicated though it is.
Semantics
 

King Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
No one is obligated to believe anything. I was suspicious of all the God claims growing up and I refused to believe just because others did. Thus far there’s no convincing evidence for any of the thousands of gods in human history.
Maybe one day there will be convincing evidence.
 
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