Why Do You Believe In God?

@eichs1 (1934)
Philippines
January 25, 2009 3:21am CST
I know there have been lots of discussions about God's existence. It's so hard to prove that a divine person who designed the universe is there watching our every steps but it is equally futile to disprove the mysteries surrounding our world. Me too are little bit tired hearing and reading those endless discussions. My question here is not about proving God's existence. It is more for the believers and a sort of a personal thing. Why do you believe in God or that God exists? Please spare the theories. Just your conviction as to why you keep your belief.
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@gie2910 (407)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Because I'm logical. Don't say to e that that world has been created by itself!!!! It has to be someone who created it and till now manage it, who is God
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Ha!Ha!Ha! Others say the opposite thing. You can not logically prove that God is working that's why they don't believe.
@gie2910 (407)
• United States
26 Jan 09
because they are not logical!!! give the odds of creating only one molecule of USEFUL protein, not a very complicated substance. it is like .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 to happen if it happens. So there should be someone
@Galena (9123)
26 Jan 09
well if that's proof of your God, it's proof of my Gods too.
@balasri (26553)
• India
26 Jan 09
I want to believe that there is an Almighty that has created everything. There cannot be a better explanation than this for the existence of this glorious universe. God id the only answer to the question ‘What is before the big bang?’ And personally I am at peace with God. 'Spread a smile'
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
And if there's an answer as what's before the big bang, what's before before the big bang? And then what's before before before the big bang? But what about, what is before God? Where did he come from? I don't think we will ever have the answers on the above questions in our lifetime. It's good you cut the argument by saying you are at peace with God. I think that it's our personal experience that somehow stops us questioning more and more about God and let faith takes its course.
@balasri (26553)
• India
26 Jan 09
I think that there is only one 'before' and I am confident that God is omnipresent. Well anyhow I find your discussion very enlightenign and interesting.Thanks a lot friend.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
25 Jan 09
I once ask this question and after about two minutes silence still waiting for an answer, I was asked very roughly if so much people could be wrong. I softly asked the question again a second time, waited another two minutes and was rudely asked if so much people over 2000 years could be wrong. When it comes to religion people accept what is handed down to them. If I were you I would leave others to believe what they want to believe.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
Have you tried asking who answered your question during those 2, 4 minutes of silence? As I've said, this is no longer a question whether God exists or not. It is a discussion why you never lost faith in Him.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
26 Jan 09
Between the replies, no one.
@sid26484 (44)
• India
27 Jan 09
God is a power that runs everything in this universe. By believing in god I believe in that power.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
That's a powerful statement! (:
• Egypt
27 Jan 09
We have an Arabic saying, which says that nobody saw god but people used their minds in figuring that out. it's not as long in Arabic. I Believe in God, because it's the only thing that makes sense.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
And that really makes sense!
@Crocket (315)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
I read religious books for two hours a day and know that God does exist. Did I spell that right? Anyway, I see God everywhere I go and am truly amazed at what he has done for my life. Without God in my life there would be no reason to exist at all. Crocket.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Wow! How I wish I have your habit of reading religious books. Way to go mate!
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I believe in God but I can't prove why, I was growin up in a religious family,..
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I know it's hard to prove and there are things that can hardly be proven. It's just there. And that's where faith works - you believe even without seeing or proving.
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
i keep this belief on god. because its our religion passed to me by my ancestors. for me, god is real idol. like an artist, it recieves respect from us because we believe in it. others say they dont believe in the existence of god or there are god in this world. because it was putted in their mind. i think its just on the person's values. if they grow believing in god, it will be putted in their mind that there is god. like me, i keep this belief because it was putted in my mind that there is really god and god exists. all of this were just in the values of a person. what are their surroundings, and other that developping their values or belief.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
Family or tradition has really something to do with our beliefs. But there are some instances where when a child grow-up, his beliefs also changes as influenced by outside factors. So that's where my question leads. After all the doubts and the unbelief we heard from others, what makes you keep believing on God?
• India
25 Jan 09
Friend, it is like this, whenever you are in trouble, you need a shoulder to cry upon, and it is the same way about the belief in God. When ever we have any troubles, we go and pray and we feel relieved,and that is one of the reasons, I believe in god even though I also had the very same doubts like a divine person, designing the universe and watching all the good and bad deeds we do.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I feel the same. It is when I'm so down or feel so happy that God becomes more real and believable.
@Galena (9123)
25 Jan 09
because throughout my life I have had personal experiences of them. I have seen them, spoken with them, felt their influence on my life. My Gods are as real to me as the postman. sometimes I see them, speak with them. sometimes I don't, but see the evidence they've been there.
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25 Jan 09
And to her as well
@nchap36 (556)
• United States
26 Jan 09
My question to you is why not believe in God. When unbelieveable things happen who do we suppose to call on? I believe its something out there controling the universe. The universe had to made by something. We know man didn't make it. Another thing we had to be made. You can't say "poof" one day man was made from air. So its some can of unbelieveable force, or being out there making miracles. Why not call it God or by his name Jehovah.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I do believe in God. I believe he is there for me no matter what is going on in my life or how I react and act to different situations. I have been through many different things that helps me hold strong to my faith in God.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I believe in God simply for the fact that I am here, my family through everything it has been through is here and that there is always a tomorrow. I believe in God, becuase whether or not we believe it or see it prayers are answered everyday....sometimes we just do not realize they are. I do not believe in the type of God where I blame him/her for everything that happens in life because I believe God gives us guidance. I think people who blame him/her think life is pointless without God, becuase in a way it absolves their responsibility to actions and reactions. Everything goes hand in hand the way I look at it. And life is not easy just as faith is not easy to attain. It's like ethics you either have them or you don't.
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@tiohwji (133)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I'm not a good catholic nor religious ,I don't attend Sunday mass but I believe in God simply because I want to and it make me a better person when I do. If I never believed that there's GOD, my life might be a mess by now because i won't be a afraid of doing such bad acts. I fear him so much that I'm afraid to steal or kill. God is like my guide in life.
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• India
26 Jan 09
Many times it has been proved that God is there every where. There is no necessity to prove it, because we see many instances which clearly shows that there is some super natural power which always protects us and is always guiding us. We donot see air, but we do believe that air exists, so is with God. He is not seen, but definitely exists and always protects those who trust in him.
• United States
26 Jan 09
I do believe in God as creator of this world and us. I have this belief for many reasons. Originally I believed as a child because that is how I was raised to believe. Then as I grew I watched how God operated in the lives of people I knew. This came to be tangible proof to me. I saw people healed and lives touched. As an adult he has also often worked in my life. Providing a friend when I desperately needed one. Providing for money when we had none. Feeding my family when I had no food to feed them. I believe because I have seen him work. These things EVERY time came only after I turned to God and prayed for them. Which is why I NEVER attribute them to luck or something like that. God is real to me so how could I not believe??
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• Philippines
26 Jan 09
In my own opinion. . . Why we believe is not a question. . I believe in God because He is giving me reasons why I live in this World. Me,having a really good life is the reason why I believe that He is just beside me. . all the time. .
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
25 Jan 09
A Supreme Being is necessary for anyone and anything having existence. It would all be a statistical monstrosity without God!
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25 Jan 09
I believe in a creator god, Although I wouldn't or couldn't explain him as a person, but more of a source of everything. I believe God is more like the ancient Hebrews thought of him in the two powers of heaven doctrine. That is that their is the unknowable intangible God the creator who is out side his creation and therefore not existent in the space/time dimension of his creation, and yet at the same time separate from himself but still in unity a separate person inside his creation with knowledge and the ability of the source God. Not a trinity in this aspect but a two in one power, on invisable unknowable source and a tangible entity that has full access to the source. This can be show in the the equation in my pictures. and can be scientifcly stated as this, I know this will be difficult to understand, absolutes usually are. But try to understand before the creation of the universe there was nothing, i mean nothing, no space, no volume, no light or anything, infinite nothingness, the universe time and space did not exist, Space was not here and then the big bang appeared, space, time and everything began from the big bang. before the big bang eternity existed, eternity because there is no time, a moment present stretched into infinity past and future, eternity in a moment. God Source here exist perfectly in harmony as infinite energy and infinite negative energy. Because they are both infinite there is no need to cancel out each other and no need for creation. For creation of the universe to happen a need must be created. This is shown in the equation as pi, thus a need to divide the energies, and spontaneous explosion of the cosmos and the beginning of time/space.Outside of time space infinite energies still exist and can not be consumed because they are infinite and still stable, but the release of energies in creating a universe has placed with in it finite energies, thus creation and destruction, each trying to cancel out the other, but keeping a universe in balance. But z is where you can see that a; the universe is trying to expand itself to become infinite source as well, or return to the infinite source energy, This is also with man, a man is what he believes in his heart, he either draws energy or negative energy. Negative energy leads to decay, as well does balancing energy leads to destruction. The release of ones energy either returns to source or stays in the cosmos to begin a new cycle, On pure energy can return to source, all other energy is recycled or destroyed. Be cause negative energy is also trying in a physical universe to become permanent and infinite, it will either destroy everything else in the universe, or it will find a way as did source to create a new universe for itself, an anti universe of infinite negative energy. black holes are an example of this negative energy. It is not just a mass collapsing on itself as it DOES destroy everything that enters into it and pulls into itself everything in its path. Now try to imagine this, that inside a black hole is now infinite, because inside time/space has ceased to exist as well. This is true destruction. destruction of everything you are. This shows also the possibility of infinite numbers of universes with differing degrees of pos, and neg, energies, or higher vibration and lower vibrational existences. Thus also higher and lower vibrational life. What if man, could learn to channel source? If man could over come neg energies, and become a higher vibrational being, a truly illuminated being or thus a being of light. There would be nothing out of his grasp, and eternal life would also be his as there would be no cancellation with in him from the negative energies. And he could then also travel interdementional.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I dont believe in any god or goddess as seperate beings....In fact I believe that the qualities of each reside within us and we can call on them as needed...I DO believe in a higher power BUT that being isnt the same as what many believe "God" to be..the higher power I believe in watches from the sidelines I guess you could say. There is no interference, there is no punishment for being "bad/evil" (sometning I also dont beleive in) there is no reward for following rules that are beyond outdated and so on.... Why do I believe the things I do...because I've seen it all in action whether its that higher power or anything else thats a part of my spiritual path....
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