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I believe in A God, just not sure how it all works... 17 19.10%
I believe in a specific God 51 57.30%
I believe in many Gods 1 1.12%
I believe God is inside us 2 2.25%
I don't believe in any God 13 14.61%
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Old 06-27-2002, 03:59 AM   #1
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Do you believe in God???

Just answer the poll and if you wish, reply with your answer. There is no need for this to resort to a debate of who is right or wrong, Is there a God or not. Just looking to see what the majority opinion is here!!

I don't believe in God or a God.
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Old 06-27-2002, 08:22 AM   #2
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Old 06-27-2002, 08:35 AM   #3
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Old 06-27-2002, 08:56 AM   #4
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I believe in the God of Abraham, good and great, just and merciful; three in one - the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; a God Who has given everything so that we may enjoy an eternity in His presence; a God Who has given us just two commandments which form the basis of our entire existence:

1. Love God with all your heart, mind, body, and soul.

2. Love everyone else as you love yourself.

He is God of Truth, who has given us an existence of Freedom in a universe of Beauty, and who has shown us incomparable Love.
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:13 AM   #5
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I believe it is fundamentally unknowable whether or not there is a higher being. A mountain of scientific research, as well as my own instincts, make me lean towards the nonexistence of God.
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Oh really? What evidence? Is it really a mountain of it? I was unaware that science had studied the question of God specifically. What experiments have been performed? Where is the hard data produced from these experiments?

Or are you just making a huge inference based on a body of knowledge which amounts to a paltry fraction or what we could know about the universe?

Unless, of course I am mistaken and the universe is easy to understand and close to being all figured out any minute now.

No offense man, but I just want you to think a little bit about what you are saying. If you had just said that your instinct leads you to disbelieve in God, I'd say fine since I can't tell you what to feel. But to say that science has fairly conclusively ruled out the existence of God is a real stretch.

BTW, I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with all my heart.
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The more I see of the universe and the world around me, the more I am convinced.
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Old 06-27-2002, 01:47 PM   #9
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I believe in the God Of Abraham! A mountain of scientific research, my Grandfather who was a scientist, has only reinforced this belief. I go so far to say that its obvious!
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Question: Why does someone who doesn't believe in a God use a religious symbol in his signature??? (yes RS, I'm talking about you)
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Old 06-27-2002, 02:03 PM   #11
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I believe in God........and it's way hard when nobody of your family does.
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The picture in my sig is the Sigil of Baphomet. It is a symbol of Satanism.
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The picture in my sig is the Sigil of Baphomet. It is a symbol of Satanism.
Just what I meant, seems quite religious to me, especially for someone who doesn't believe in a God. As far as I know Satan also is a god-like or supernatural creature who wouldn't even exist if God didn't exist. So stating that God doesn't exist (especially - but not necessarily - A god) also means Satan doesn't exist.
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But to say that science has fairly conclusively ruled out the existence of God is a real stretch.


Of course it is--that's why I said that neither I--nor anyone, I believe--can possibly know if there is a God. I tend to believe more in natural processes like evolution and the big bang than various actions of a higher being. Of course, you may say, "Well, God set those processes in motion." That is possible as well. I therefore must rely on my instincts, which tend to lean slightly towards the probability that God does not exist.

As an agnostic, however, I put the probability of the existence of some higher being at nearly (or a bit less than) 50%. I think that the probability that Jesus Christ, the Bible, or Christianity in general has the slightest to do with that higher being is infinitesmally small. It's just as likely (or rather, unlikely) to me that Judiasm (my nominal religion), Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, or any other religion in the world is related to that higher being.

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The more I see of the universe and the world around me, the more I am convinced.

Exactly the opposite applies to me.
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The picture in my sig is the Sigil of Baphomet. It is a symbol of Satanism.
And it looks so peaceful, joyous, and comforting.

</sarcasm>

Does anybody else find it more than a little creepy? Granted, I'm not sure I prefer the pictures of Christ in complete anguish all over the place.
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Old 06-27-2002, 05:20 PM   #16
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Vorsprung, I reccomend the Other Religions post which has quite the discussion on Satanism.
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Beyond the shadow of a doubt.

Before my mom nearly died, on her deathbed 20 years ago; the Trinity of Man appeared to her and called her by name ensuring her that they would take care of her.

She has never forgotten that, a miracle happened and her life was spared.

GOD BLESS you whether or not you believe. He loves you regardless
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I believe it is fundamentally unknowable whether or not there is a higher being. A mountain of scientific research, as well as my own instincts, make me lean towards the nonexistence of God.
Pardon my impudence, but why do you believe knowing whether there is a God is "fundamentally unknowable"? If God DOES exist, what stops Him from revealing Himself to us?

Honestly, I believe God can not only reveal Himself to us, but can convince us of His existence beyond a shadow of a doubt. I further believe that He chooses not to prove Himself, so that our free will can remain intact.

But that is far different than saying God cannot reveal Himself. Why do you think that is so?
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Pardon my impudence, but why do you believe knowing whether there is a God is "fundamentally unknowable"? If God DOES exist, what stops Him from revealing Himself to us?
Honestly, I believe God can not only reveal Himself to us, but can convince us of His existence beyond a shadow of a doubt. I further believe that He chooses not to prove Himself, so that our free will can remain intact.
But that is far different than saying God cannot reveal Himself. Why do you think that is so?
This is such a twisted tangle of logic that I don't even know where to begin. I never said anything resembling "God cannot reveal himself." In fact, nothing in my statement contradicts anything in yours: my beliefs, if they can be called that, allow for the possibility that God exists and chooses not to show himself. It also allows for the possibility that God exists and has shown himself. It also allows for the possibility that God exists and cannot show himself. It also allows for the possibility that God does not exist and therefore cannot show himself.

In fact, it allows for every conceivable possibility and says that it is impossible in a human's lifetime to know which one is true. How can that possibly be a controversial statement? I don't even understand what you are debating here.
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Granted, I'm not sure I prefer the pictures of Christ in complete anguish all over the place.

Hey Kingpin,

Thats one of things that's so great about being a Protestant. We don't have too much of that so that we can focus more on the Resurrection and on life!


Of course I mean no offense by that if anyone around here is Catholic I've got nothin but love, nothin but luv for you's guys!
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