Do you believe in God?
Yes. God created the universe (Genesis 1:1). See also:
- Yes I do. To think we were just plunked down here out of the star lit sky when there were two moons in the sky is stretching it! Look around at the miracles you see every day, but most of us take it for granted. There is something within each human (even those that deny) that has God in them (or a Supreme Being if they so choose to call Him that) whether they like it or not. I have seen grown men that have denied an existence of a God, but, have seen them in a hospital Chapel on bended knees praying to God to save their little girl or save a loved one. One can think there is nothing out there and it's just a belief system until the rage of a horrible incident comes into play and they're kneeling down asking for help. You simply believe or you don't. Believing is a whole lot simpler (if you mean it) and a lot more peaceful. I've seen many miracles in my years on this earth.
- I believe in the natural occurring of a spiritual and mental generator of emotions and souls. I believe that all religions worship the same God, while I believe that devotion to a single church and practicing ritualistic devotions is vain, I do not criticize those who do so. I also believe that Jesus Christ was (in a sense) the son of God. I do not worship but I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and I believe, in that, I am a good person.
- Yes I do believe in Jesus Christ, my personal savior. and yes, I believe in all the morals that are in the Bible. and yes I am a born-again Christian. But I have to ask, what is your definition of GOD? Is it someone you can only come to when your in trouble? Someone that you pray to and if you don't have your way, get mad and curse Him? Is it someone you believe because you have to? Well, my definition is God Almighty.
- Yes I believe that Jesus Christ is our savior and the Messiah. When Armegedon comes I won't be stuck on earth. I've seen angels and I've seen and talked to God. Whether or not others believe me, he's real. I don't lie, as it's against the Ten Commandments and the whole science is right thing...why cant you combine science and religion?and do you think Satan made the earth.No. He didn't.
- God does exist! How did we just "plop" here on earth and be perfectly made? Read the Bible! It isn't made up!! All the stuff that other people read about scientific things, is there any proof? No. The scientists are just guessing! But, there is proof that God, Jesus, Mary, and saints have lived!
- I do as well. I am a Christian, but not perfect. Not even close.. I do believe that God forgives. We are all sinners and all fall short of His glory, but I believe we should work as hard as we can to honor him. I find it hard to believe this could happen by chance. God loves us all. This world is not perfect because he wants to choose to believe in Him. Not to force us. It is sometimes hard to believe in Him when things get tough, but He promises to never give us more than we can handle.
- I dont believe in God I think science created the world not God
- Yes, I do believe in God. There is proof in the Bible.
- I believe that God and Scientology are somewhat in the same category. There cannot have been one without another, but is it possible anyway? Yes. All is possible. God is the reason for evolution. The giant landmass that was Pangaea was also the Garden of Eden. The one we call Satan is life's only source of all evil and temptation. Monkeys evolving into man could have been God's work all in itself. The truth is, no-one on earth irrespective of religion cannot say if God is real. Even I don't know... but all that makes sense to me, thus answering your question, is believing that God made the Big Bang and evolution happen. The Bible doesn't hold the truth to everything in the world, just some spiritual things, stories of Jesus, and apostles and everything else that you're taught as a child. Thing is, anyone could have written it. In example, I've read the bible, and to me it's information or stories from many, many eras ago. There is no solid proof whatsoever that God exists 100%. I believe in the 50% theory that I personally created (as far as I know, not claiming, just assuming I thought of it before anyone I know): Every single one of us on earth are either 50% right or 50% wrong. God exists 50% of the time, the other 50% of the time, He does not. Concluding, I believe in both science and God, but not religiously. I'm not going to tell you that God is or is not real, because I still do not know, and neither do any other religious people. But they are still to be respected for their beliefs. If you believe in a bit of both, well, some things are better just left unsearchable, like God and the truth.
- No way. How is there a giant person up in the sky? If there was a god why are there people starving to death in Africa? Also how would some giant old person who was never actually born suddenly think I will make a planet plunk lots of animals on it and give them furry coats? Also he made Adam and Eve but what happened to the dinosaurs and cave men. They came before proper people and if that snake could talk why can't all animals talk now then? it is just like beleiving in Santa Clause. It's not possible for him to go round the world inone night to the whole world just like it is impossible for a giant man to make an entire solar system! Also if god invented/made humans then is he some sort of alien? Scientists have proven that the big bang did happen. If there is 'heaven' then how come when people go up in space ships they go through heaven and don't see 'God' and loads of dead people?
- I most certainly do.
- I do not believe in any God. If God exists what is his purpose and what was his purpose for creating our existence?
- I do not believe in gods. I think belief in gods belongs to the childhood of humankind and that we now have better explanations for the things early humanity didn't understand. Also, we no longer make up stories to explain what we do not yet understand.
- I do believe in GOD . but lets think in a creative way it is
like you love your dad and mom and i am sure about that but can I
ask you to prove it you can not you just say again i do love them
very much .
secondly it is like the GOD in any religion you are believing in it is the creator of the world and the saver of this universe like try to stand on your feet holding a cup of water in your hands and full it completely with water and try to stand for one day no for two days to weeks you see in first you will feel weak and then felt asleep while holding this cup of water and then the water fallen over it so if there is no creator for us or for the universe it should be fallen on its own and in itself . moving to the part of wars and starvation spread around the whole world even the war with our selves is like a test and you will finally get your own grades each mistake is like a black point and the good move will promote you to go straight to the heavens or may be the evil side in the universe is rolling over it and affecting our world or it may be used as a way or a mean ( rough one ) to show us the difference between the good and the bad the good side and the evil how to differentiate between peace and war between hunger and saturation.
- Yes, we hold that God exists.
There are tens of proofs for God's existence. These have been recorded for centuries and are easy to look up. However, this subject is ultimately one of personal belief, since our possession of free-will mandates that it be possible to put forth arguments (fallacious or not) against every one of the proofs.
Here are a few:
1) Teleological Argument: The universe has definite design, order, and arrangement which cannot be sufficiently explained outside a theistic worldview. From the complexities of the human eye to the order and arrangement of cosmology, the voice of God is heard. God's existence is the best explanation for such design. God is the designer.
2) Anthropic Principle: The laws of the universe seem to have been set in such a way that stars, planets and life can exist. Many constants of nature appear to be finely tuned for this, and the odds against this happening by chance are astronomical.
3) Sensus divinitatus: The innate sense of the divine exists within all people. People and cultures of all time have, by nature, sensed a need to worship something greater than themselves. No ancient society ever existed that did not believe in a supernatural power.
4) Tradition: There are events in human history which cannot be explained without God. Many people have their subjective stories that bend them in the direction of theism, but there are also historical events such as the Giving of the Torah, which are underpinnings for the belief in God.
5) Pascal's Wager: Belief in God is the most rational choice due to the consequences of being wrong. If one were to believe in God and be wrong, there would be no consequences. However, if one were to deny God and be wrong, the consequences are eternally tragic. Therefore, the most rational choice is not agnosticism or atheism, but belief in God.
6) Why is there reality rather than nothing? Aside from God's creating it, there are only five options:
a) The universe is eternal and everything has always existed.
- Even atheists have abandoned this possibility, especially because it would violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
b) Nothing exists and all is an illusion. There is no reality. There is only nothing.
- This possibility, it should be obvious, is completely self-defeating. In order to even make such a proposition, the subject has to exist in some sense. If all is an illusion, where did the illusion come from? Even the solipsist, who does not believe in the existence of other minds, has to explain the genesis of his own mind.
c). The universe created itself. This is the idea that the universe and all that is in it did not have its origin in something outside itself, but from within.
- Like with the previous two, this makes a logical absurdity. It would be like creating a square triangle. It's impossible. A triangle by definition cannot be square. So creation cannot create itself as it would have to pre-date itself to create. The pre-dated form would then need a sufficient explanatory cause, ad infinitum.
d) Chance created the universe. The odds of winning the lottery are not very good; but given enough time, everyone will win. While the odds of the universe coming into existence are not very good, given enough time, it could happen.
- This option is a sleight of hand that, like "survival of the fittest," amounts to nothing, because it implies that "chance" itself has quantitative causal power.
The word "chance" is used to describe possibilities. It does not have the power to cause those possibilities. It is nonsense to speak of chance being the agent of creation of anything, since chance is not an agent. "What are the real chances of the universe created by chance? Not a chance. Chance is incapable of creating a single molecule, let alone an entire universe. Why not? Chance is no thing. It is not an entity. It has no being, no power, no force. It can effect nothing because it has no causal power within it. It is a word which describes mathematical possibilities which, by the curious flip of the fallacy of ambiguity, slips into the discussion as if it were a real entity with real power, the power of creativity." (R.C. Sproul, Not a Chance. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1999.)
e) The universe is created by nothing. Simply put, nothing created the universe.
- The problem here is that it is either a restating of option "a" (the universe is eternal) or fails due to the irrationality of "d". In our current universe, the law of cause and effect cannot be denied by sane people. While we often don't know what the cause of some effect is, this does not mean that there was no cause. When we go to the doctor looking for an explanation for the cause of our neck pain, we don't accept the answer "There is no cause. It came from nothing."