Why God Doesn't Exist - Comments

  • ptvjaime

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    I don't get this concept of a God who has to love us and cherish us and all of this. Some of the earliest Gods in history weren't. The Greek Gods and the Norse Gods are great examples. More recent religions are like, God loves all of us. I don't understand this shift. So I think the world can suck and there's still a God. Plus, it's not all bad. There's a lot of good going on, too, you can't leave that out. And there's this old thing in Christianity about God testing us, seeing if we really do believe. I mean, look at half the shit that goes down in the Bible. I'm not into Christianity, but I mean, they have an explanation as opposed to this The World Is Bad And So There Is No God.
    October 29th, 2013 at 09:58am
  • adam driver.

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    @ Brian Haner Jr
    you're fine! :)
    October 27th, 2013 at 09:57pm
  • Stellar Muse

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    Lol. I don't claim to have evidence. I just know that a guy who has lived his life the way I have should have no reason to believe in God. The thing is I've watched thousands experience what I did in some way, most being psychologically stable. There has been points where I and several other people experienced something all at the same time and none of us discussed it. If I have a disorder, then the thousands of others I'm connected to also have a disorder and the people they are connected to have a disorder and we are all a huge culture of crazies. Lol I'm not debating, though I could with solid scientific fact, I'm just sharing my personal experience. :)
    October 27th, 2013 at 09:25pm
  • folie a dru.

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    @ Stellar Muse
    No offense, but not of that is proof or evidence. Sorry. Most people would actually say it's evidence of a psychological disorder, hallucinations and all that. I'm not saying that, but I'm just saying your evidence is more evidence of hallucinations than God's existence.
    October 27th, 2013 at 08:44pm
  • Stellar Muse

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    People. He's emotional and is doing powerful things through his people all over the world. We are connected to a man who now has the pleasure of saying his ministry has brought over one million radical Muslims to Christ. This isn't about Heaven and hell. This is about God restoring the world through love. You may not see it but it is happening all over the world. And sadly, the ones who hold it back are the judgmental unloving church people. You may say God doesn't exist. But we live in a truly broken world and God is putting the pieces back together. This is also about relationship and you knowing God. That's all he wants is for you to be his little child. That's all he longs for is his babies.
    October 27th, 2013 at 07:24pm
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    I think it is totally insane how many people don't believe in God when the evidence is there. I was a Satan worshipping pagan and mystic who was pushing to start a small gathering of like minded people and HATED God, Christians, the bible, the church and anything that had to do with any of it. I was raised in a terrible and abusive home, been raped and molested quite a bit as a child and dealt with bipolar, depression, alcohol addiction and was a terribly mean person. I had tried the Christian thing quite a few times but it never worked out. It was pointless to me. I asked all the same questions you did and had no answers. But that all changed in a single moment. This moment wasn't church, the bible, a condemning sermon or anything that normally gets people to convert. This wasn't some near death experience or a terrible tragedy. This was an encounter with God himself. One night I had a dream. I won't stress the details but it was a very beautiful and vivid dream. When I went through my day, that dream would always stay on my mind. I didn't know what it meant but something about it stuck with me. That night I sat down to write out the dream because it seemed so poetic and I wanted to turn it into a poem. Then in that moment the God I didn't believe in spoke to me about what the dream meant and that it was about my broken heart. Then his love and glory filled my room and I began to weep bitterly like I've never cried before and he spoke to me the entire night. Told me who I was and just poured out his love on me. This lasted all night until the next morning. That morning I gave my life to Christ and in the last two years, I encounter God on a daily basis and I have a relationship with him. I've had the pleasure of seeing him heal HIV, cancer, incurable diseases, and do other crazy things to change peoples lives. You must understand that God is not some big mean stoic God who sits off in some far off dimension and strikes down those who piss him off. God is a passionate lover of
    October 27th, 2013 at 07:18pm
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    @ semolina
    Well I believe that God created the Earth and us, and I'm sticking to my opinion.
    October 27th, 2013 at 03:42am
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    @ January Rose
    There's literally no way of knowing, so what's the point in speculating? There's no more reason to believe its god than anything else.
    October 27th, 2013 at 03:40am
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    I have a question for you. If God doesn't exist, how is everything we see around us exist? How are humans, trees, oceans all here? What's your opinion?
    October 27th, 2013 at 03:18am
  • Brian Haner Jr

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    @ gates guardian.
    I'm sorry about last night, being exhausted, I didn't really comprehend what I was typing. I wasn't meaning you when I mentioned being preached at, sorry it came out that way.
    October 27th, 2013 at 12:52am
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    @ Brian Haner Jr
    & i didn't feel attacked either. i understand where you're coming from!
    October 26th, 2013 at 03:47pm
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    @ Brian Haner Jr
    i'm not trying to preach at you. i never said that those were my personal beliefs. that's just what i was taught.

    i would never tell someone they were going to hell either. because that's now what Jesus would do. lol
    October 26th, 2013 at 03:47pm
  • Brian Haner Jr

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    @ gates guardian.
    It's funny that you say you were raised in church and know a lot about Christianity. I wasn't, but I know a lot about it too. I don't understand your views because I simply can't see things that way, and I apologize if anything I've said has come across as rude or an attack. From personal experience, I've seen more proof that there is no god than proof that there is. And if there is a god, then he's cruel and he doesn't give a shit about us. People will blame anything they can rather than see the world for what it is.

    It's said that we were created in his image. If this is true and we ignore science and evolution, then god is one messed up fella, and he has no right to point his finger at us and call us sinners.

    But ignore me, this is all coming from a very tired and annoyed woman who has had enough of being preached at and told I'll burn in hell because "Wicca is Satan's child," and "Repent or Satan will feast on your soul for eternity." From where I'm sitting, "Satan" can't be any worse than an absent 'father.'

    No seriously, ignore me, sorry Facepalm
    October 26th, 2013 at 03:34pm
  • adam driver.

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    sorry to get all biblical and what not. i was raised in church and know a lot about Christianity and his bible.
    October 26th, 2013 at 03:17pm
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    @ Brian Haner Jr
    i don't have the answers. i never said that's what i believe either.

    sin comes from people making the wrong choice. sin comes from man and not from God. we all have desires that are necessary for us to live. satan uses these natural tendencies to put us in situations where the satisfaction of our desire would cause us to break a command of God. sin continues to exist in this world because we refuse to recognize it.

    i don't know why things happen. if you ask me point-blank, “why does God allow bad things to happen?”, the only answer i can honestly give consists of four words – “i do not know.” i cannot stand in the shoes of God and give a complete answer to that question. i don’t have God’s mind. i don’t see with God’s eyes.

    1 corinthian 13:12 says, “now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. all that i know now is partial and incomplete, but then i will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”

    and frankly, i can't give a big theological treatise right now; any intellectual response is going to seem trite and inadequate.

    i am very sorry if my answer offended you. my biological mother suffers from PTSD and depression as well; because she was molested her entire childhood by her father, who was a preacher! bad things happen... and i don't know why.
    October 26th, 2013 at 03:17pm
  • Brian Haner Jr

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    @ gates guardian.
    So this so called "Forgiving God" doesn't exist then. I'd hate to know my dad's struggling with depression and PTSD for serving his country because some "first guy" and his "rid woman" disobeyed 'God' however many thousands of years ago. I'd hate to know I was raped for the same reason.
    October 26th, 2013 at 02:25pm
  • adam driver.

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    @ Brian Haner Jr
    no, that's not what i am saying. not because THEY are sinners, but because sin exists in general. that's what it says in the bible. that stuff happens because eve and adam sinned. if they never disobeyed god then earth would be beautiful and amazing and perfect, like god intended it to be. but they disobeyed so sin made the earth filled with sin = disease and rape and criminals, etc.

    sorry, i should have worded that better.
    October 26th, 2013 at 09:25am
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    @ semolina
    I so better be reading that comment wrong.
    October 26th, 2013 at 07:51am
  • semolina

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    @ Brian Haner Jr
    I know right?
    October 26th, 2013 at 07:36am
  • Brian Haner Jr

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    @ gates guardian.
    gates guardian.:
    SIN is cruel. that's why people are raped & tortured & abuser & that's why people battle with addiction & depression... because of sin.
    So someone who is struggling with depression is doing so because they're a sinner? I'd honestly hate to think you mean that, or with the first part, that victims of rape are indeed victims of rape because they are sinners. I so very seriously hope that's not what you're saying.
    October 26th, 2013 at 07:33am