Do you believe or not believe in God?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Anguille, Jun 5, 2008.

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Which best describes you:

  1. Agnostic

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    38.9%
  2. Atheist

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. Theist

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  4. Other

    10 vote(s)
    27.8%
  1. Anguille
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    "A word for nonbelievers
    Billboard on I-95 reaches out to atheists in the region.
    By David O'Reilly

    Inquirer Staff Writer

    With its image of blue sky and fluffy clouds, the rectangle floating lately over I-95 near Allegheny Avenue suggests something dreamy, almost heavenly.
    At least from a distance.

    Drivers headed north toward the giant billboard might first discern the words God and Believe and suppose this to be the work of a fundamentalist church.

    But this is the work of no church.

    "Don't believe in God?" it asks. "You are not alone."

    Think of it as a sign of the times.

    ......"

    A word for nonbelievers | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/05/2008


    I wonder if at USMB believers outnumber non believers or vice versa.
     
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    Nope, I used to, then I educated myself.I still feel a kind of jealousy regarding faith.
     
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    Do you believe God doesn't exist or do you just not believe in him?
     
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    Jealousy? Do you feel those who believe in God are more fortunate?
     
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    Hmmn, you mean you could believe God exists but have no faith in him to do what you expect of him?
     
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    Kind of. And what did you mean by "other?"
     
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    I know God doesn't exist and never has done, I am jealous of faith because it is a crutch I can't rely upon.i WISH
     
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    People can be very particular about how they define their spiritual beliefs so I gave OTHER as a choice. Some people say they are non believers but not atheists, for example. I don't see any difference myself.

    I would be curious to know what OTHER means to anyone who choses it.
     
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    Ah, the grass is always greener on the other side.
     
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    My intuition is that there is... something, some sort of transendent unity underlying physical reality. I find it difficult to believe that chaos is the one fundemental guiding principle behind the history of the universe.

    I also find it difficult to believe that this something is a god with an even vaugely human-like mind, directing events according to a thought-out plan. To me, the notion that God created us in his image does not ring true.

    I don't know. I got such mixed messages about God and religion as a kid that I have no default belief to either fall back on or rebel against, so I'm stuck with my vauge intuitions based on all the brutality and beauty of the world around me and on what I can conceive of my own nature.

    If I had to guess, I'd say that there is a God, and that It is unlike anything any human has ever imagined.
     
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