Do You Truly Believe God Is Real?

United States
March 5, 2008 3:19pm CST
I'm sure it's been asked before, but I want you to be open and honest. Do you truly believe, or do you sometimes wonder if God is real? I mean I believe in God, but sometimes I have to stop and think if it's possible that God actually exists.
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15 responses
@gantwick (849)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I have no doubt. I had an experience about 20 years ago that convinced me.
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• United States
6 Mar 08
I'll bet you anything you can't rule out aliens (as just one example) as the cause of whatever you have falsely attributed to "God".
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
5 Mar 08
Yes, i truly believe God exists because i have a gift from him, the holy spirit. Ive experienced stuff that i know was God, and ive felt him and seen him in my life. If i said i dont believe in God, then i would be lying both to God and myself.
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@Springlady (3986)
• United States
5 Mar 08
Hi rock, Yes, I know God is very real! For one, none of us or the entire universe would be here if there were no God. There has to be a Designer of all this. God has proven Himself way too many times in my life that He is very real and that He loves me more than I will be able to comprehend. He loves me so much that He sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to come into this cruel, sinsick world to suffer and die on the cross in my place for my sins. Yes, I know He is real! God is good...ALL the time! God bless you! :)
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Mar 08
i am sorry if you are a unbeliever, but for us who do believe .,please do not try to convince us otherwise,it just will not work...We Believe becuse we have felt God, and it was not feom outter space..If you choose to be an unbeliever,than thats your choice,but we also will not let you get away with your lies as an unbeliever...I also see that the best answer was chosen from a believe,so you are already defeated....
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• Dominican Republic
6 Mar 08
Slickcut, He just wants an explanation, if you can't explain any of those situations, you shouldn't even say anything at all.
@rajikoshy (743)
• India
6 Mar 08
god is real that is for sure and every one on this earth at one time or the other doubt it and that is for real. Because we are unfaithful human beings.......you and me.
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• United States
6 Mar 08
Everyone has made great points and statements, and hey if you have to argue on it, that's fine. Everyone has their own beliefs and views, that is what this question is all about. Just remember, I never said I didn't believe, I just said sometimes I have to wonder about it.
• United States
6 Mar 08
God is like anything else in life, God is what you make God out to be for you. If you beleive in God, then just like anything else in life you beleive in, whether you can see it or not, then it exist to you. My personal beleif is God is the universe. The real question here is who or what created God? What made God real? What or who created the universe is answered by a belief in God, but who created God?
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@zhane12 (12)
• United States
5 Mar 08
yes I beleive in god because I have been praying lately now I have better days during the week and miracles happens.
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• United States
8 Mar 08
I believe G-d is real.It is just one of those givens that I never doubt.
8 Mar 08
Curious; why do say G-d? I'd assume a bizarre typo (I've made some awesome ones) but I think I've seen you, or someone else, use it elsewhere.
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• United States
8 Mar 08
I spell G-d this way because I am Jewish and we are not allowed to spell His name completely out, This way if we make an mistake or need to edit, we can erase the name without erasing Him. It is like the " not taking The Lord's Name in vain" rule.
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10 Mar 08
Ah, interesting. Thanks for answering.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Of course it's POSSIBLE God exists--anything is possible. It's also very obvious that "God" is made up--it's certainly possible that something made up turns out to be true (you can read in sci-fi novels from many decades ago, descriptions of devices that ended up actually existing today, for example), but it's obviously a low chance. The reason the above is so obvious is because of how these religions have made "faith" a requirement, and even labeled it a 'virtue', where the concept of believing something to be true despite a complete lack of evidence would be considered totally absurd in any other context. The reason "faith" is so important is because that's what keeps people believing despite the fact that it's all a fabrication. Think about it. At BEST, a god or gods exists but he/she/it/they don't want us to know about him/her/it/them. Any self-respecting god would be well-aware of the curious and inquisitive nature of humans. Therefore, it would be total folly for that god to insist, nay, DEMAND that we accept his/her/its/their existence as a fact with NO evidence whatsoever. Put that together with the fact that it would be a ridiculously simple matter for a god to reveal him/her/itself to us, and it becomes very clear that the "gods" these religions are pushing around are impostors. And then, of course, there are the truly ridiculous things these religions have convinced people of. Come on, let's be realistic. If we were created by a truly all-powerful etc. god, would he REALLY demand that we spend our whole lives worshipping him (and if you do that, your reward is to go to "Heaven" where you can CONTINUE worshipping/praising him until the end of time. THAT'S the reward?)? That sounds like the action of an egomaniac to me. If we had the ability to create sentient life, would we want it to worship us for its entire life? Of course not, that would be totally pointless! I could just keep going all day about what a scam these impostor gods are, but you get the idea.
8 Mar 08
Ancient polytheistic gods only require worship if you want something from them, or to placate them if you've done something they don't want you to... like killed their sacred animal or their chosen hero (that was a big no-no...). But I assume you are referring only to the deities of monotheistic religions. I would not say anything any god is said to demand is ludicrous as we are supposedly incapable of understanding the reasoning behind it. Though that's not saying we should not strive to understand all and everything. For some it's not so much accepting the god itself, as accepting the aid given by that god. You cannot be guided to a better life if you do not accept the guidance, and to accept guidance you must let the guider into your life. And your description of 'heaven' or the better side of the afterlife is one out of the billions that people believe/have believed in. Some believe that worshipping their god is a reward in and of itself, to bask in that light for all eternity is all they desire. Some believe that in the afterlife their reward will be whatever their greatest earthly desire is. Yet others believe that the reward given in the afterlife will blow all earthly joys and pleasures out of the water. Some believe the afterlife given to the righteous is simply one of pure and simple joy, while the afterlife of the 'evil doer' is simply life without this reward, perhaps with a taste of the reward, just to let them know what they missed out on. If you had the ability to create sentient life you might not want its worship... others would. There are plenty of people who want to be worshipped for far lesser things - and they give nothing in return. If you were all powerful, all knowing and all seeing... wouldn't you be just a tad bit egotistical too? ^-^ I know I would... I'm not saying you're wrong, per se, about anything, just wanted to air a few opinions.
• United States
8 Mar 08
"Ancient polytheistic gods only require worship if you want something from them" It's the same with almost all gods, and Christianity is not an exception. In Christianity, what you want is one or both of the following: 1. Avoidance of Hell 2. Attainment of Heaven "or to placate them if you've done something they don't want you to..." What do you think the concept of repenting for one's sins is? You're still not describing any differences yet. :P "For some it's not so much accepting the god itself, as accepting the aid given by that god." Uh, you can't do that without presupposing the god exists. It's like saying "I accept that a ghost helped me win the lottery, but I've never considered whether I accept that ghosts exist." That makes no sense. "You cannot be guided to a better life if you do not accept the guidance, and to accept guidance you must let the guider into your life." Presupposition that there even is a "guider". Jumping to conclusions once more. "your description of 'heaven' or the better side of the afterlife is one out of the billions that people believe/have believed in." My description is consistent with the Bible, which a good third of the Earth's population use as their description. Remember that the question uses "God" with a capital 'G'--the question is not about any god, but about the Christian god, whose most common name is God (not the most creative name in the world, but eh). Don't read more into my response than there was--I was focusing on Christianity, same as the question.
@balasri (26554)
• India
10 Mar 08
He is the answer to everything unknown and cannot be understood.This Universe couldn't have born by itself.
@sallysue (326)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
Oh yes, I believe God is real. He's so visible in my life. There's been times if He wasn't with me, I wouldn't be here now. I'm certain of that.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
yes I believe, God is very real to me and I have seen his miracles in my life and the life of others, I do not need anyone else to tell me he is real or not and I do not doubt that there is a God.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
I strongly believe that there is God. People can convince themselves that the there is no God but I believe that it doesn't affect the fact there is He. It's so sad to hear that some people didn't have the time to know Him while they're still alive/young. With just the things around us and the complexity of our bodies, its already a proof that only God can create it. If we look at the small things like atoms, just think what keeps the neutrons, electron and protons together though we know that same charges repels each other. If we look at larger things, imagine the universe. Within just our galaxy, just think what keeps the sun from burning not too hot and not too far to make earth covered with ice. It's a privilege to live on earth and be given a wisdom to know the things around and to know the only God who also have created us.
@2btrueinu (703)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Yes I do. Base on my experience I prove it so many times in my life. But do we really need evidence to believe. Yes I did not see him but I feel him in my life. It's a very long store if I will tell it here. I just want you to know that I really believe in him. Happy posting...
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I truely believe that God is real yes..It is not uncommon to doubt or wonder though,i am sure that we all have..I can only go by my own experience and i truely believe because i have felt his presence and truey experienced a revealtion from God...i have been in situations to where i have actually been touched by God..I will give you an example ....One day i was really feeling sick,i was weak and just felt awful, so i said to God "I feel so bad" please help me because i just feel bad and sick,it was just a simple prayer....I felt a warmeth come over my entire body,from the pit of my stomach and radiated over my entire body,it felt like a chill of warmth and immediately i was completely better,all the sickness, weakness and everything left...I knew that was God..Other times i have just sit on my bed and knealt by my bed and just meditated and i felt such a presentance of God, so that it why i know in my heart that God is real....aif you try it you will find it really works.....
5 Mar 08
I believe God exists, that he watches us. I do not think I KNOW God exists though. I have never experienced anything, ANYTHING, that would prove God existed for me. I simply believe. I do not claim to KNOW that my version of God and my spiritual path is the perfect one. I just believe He exists and that we are ever moving closer to understanding our world. There have been many occasions where I have had to reconcile new knowledge with my beliefs. Usually my beliefs swing further away from orthodoxy, sometimes though they swing closer to it. A few weeks ago I had a 'crisis of faith' (I would hardly describe it as a crisis, more of an ongoing debate with myself) that lasted a few days. It was a little odd as I have never had such a thing last for so long; usually they last about half an hour ^-^ My core beliefs about God and the universe have barely changed since childhood though.