why dont people believe that god is real? or that he is alive?

United States
July 12, 2011 7:47am CST
Some people say the bible was made by man? what do you think?
9 responses
• India
13 Jul 11
GOD IS REAL GOS IS OMNIPRESENT GOD IS OMNISCIENT GOD IS OMNIPOTENT Last but not least GOD IS ONE AND EXIST IN THE FORM OF PURE LOVE IN EVERY SOUL PRESENT IN THIS UNIVERSE
17 Jul 11
If god is omniscient, he knows what choices we will make eons before he even created us, thus he knows we will cause inhumanity, suffering and pain, meaning, if he is omnipotent, he has no wish to stop our suffering & pain, making him NOT merciful, and it also makes us he own reality tv show, since he didn't have to create us, and the misery/suffering and pain of some humans (like starving children in africa, abuse victims, murders, etc)
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
that is the reason why i really believe that there are two equal and opposite forces that act in our world.... if God is only purely Good, therefore, no such sufferings happening on this world... but people always propagated that God does test us if how much faith do we have from our God.... but TESTS is not a reason... why??? because God already knows if you're been bad or good or passed the test... that the TEST is not yet been tested, God knows already the results... so, why testing?
• India
18 Jul 11
hello my friends i think you have missed the whole concept of GOD .GOD represents whole existence of which we are part .GOD does not exist in personified state , he is not someone who is very powerful and ruler like personality dominating over every tiny particle present in this world and determining destinies of people .This is absolutely rubbish ,GOD is not a ruler nor he is a lord . Then what is GOD ? GOD is pure energy ,the energy which keeps us alive ,the energy which is responsible for love .Our soul is reflection of GOD .GOD is not a person who lives in any geographical location and watching over us instead GOD is vital and pure energy present in every soul . Each one of us is independent to make his own choices and create his own destiny .All pains and sufferings present in the world are due the personal choices made by people to satisfy their ego .GOD is present in us but our ego does not want GOD to come out and express himself . To feel GOD or to realise him we have to destroy our ego .
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
13 Jul 11
I don't believe that God is a person and I believe in no higher-being. All is equal, all is one. I believe that God is the word to describe the collective conscious and the sun. I believe that the Bible is metaphorical, not literal. The Book is filled with parables. If you understand astrology, you will see so many similarities. Personally, as a pacifist, the Bible is much too violent for my tastes.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
you said: "The Book is filled with parables. If you understand astrology, you will see so many similarities." true, very true.....
18 Jul 11
yes, like the parable/story of when god destroys an entire city out of spite/anger etc for the misdeed of a few people within that city. This is called collective punishment, and even the UN have banned such things. So, humans ban it as inhumane, but god does it in the bible?
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
18 Jul 11
If God is perfect, He cannot be vengeful. End of story. I've always found it interesting that humans personified gods. If gods are above men, does it not make sense that they should be above our flaws? Yes, I also find it quite strange all the violence found in the Bible that we would deem inhumane in real life. Seems contradictory to me.
18 Jul 11
There is evidence of secret meetings between members of the church, very long ago, who decided which 'books' should be contained in the bible - and they stripped out the ones that didn't fit their purpose, which was to control the masses. The bible is a book written by many different men - and that is a fact, even I agree on. However, look at the average intelligence of people who are not religious versus the religious..... the highest average is always on the non-religious, because they have critical thinking ability and won't blindly follow something. Have a think as to why you disregard other religions, then apply it to your own. Religious people are basically atheists + 1 religion, having failed to apply the same logic to their own religion/beliefs, as they did to dismiss other reigions.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
and no such thing as perfect on this world.... meaning.... no such religion is perfect.... i am a Roman Catholic in Faith Religion... even my Religion is also not perfect... Is your religion the only perfect? or, are you Roman Catholic too? that is the reason's why, in order to fill the missing un-perfect gap, we need to listen to other religions too.... it is better to hear options from the other side... and not by just listening to only one side of the coin and disregard the other.... no such religion is perfect... but we all believe in a one perfect God.... different in interpretation because each human having a different kind of mind(brain) thinking.... but still, we all believe in a one perfect God....
18 Jul 11
No, I am a secular humanist. I do not need a god to be good. I am good without the prospect of a pit of fire for eternity, otherwise (you are in fact saying, if hell didn't exist you might not be good!?) To be clear - I don't believe in god. If people do, that is fine, as long as it does not harm other people. Unfortunately, at the moment religions ARE causing mass harm to many people, so religion is a bad thing.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
18 Jul 11
I wouldn't go as far as to say that all religions are causing mass harm. Buddhists have never started a war. Pagans do not go door to door to push their beliefs on others. Just examples.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
God is real God is alive Bible is made by man Bible is not entirely the only word of God Science too is also a word of God everything in this world is made by God, no such thing as made by Satan, even Satan is also made by God too... everything, and anything, all belongs to God... no exceptions....
17 Jul 11
does this include 'Evil' then? does this include envy, pride, lust, gluttony etc as well? Please prove god is real, or that he is alive without circular logic or hearsay. (Since you have stated affirmatively that he does/is alive/real)
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
anything or any matters that belongs to the universe is capable of Good and Evil... Good and Evil must be balanced.... or else, it will only collapsed.... i think God is composed of 50% Good and 50% Evil.... if not.... therefore.... God has an equal opposite to Him, meaning, he doesn't exist alone.... or He has a company with an equal strength and qualities to Him....
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
anything or any matters that belongs to the universe is capable of Good and Evil... Good and Evil must be balanced.... or else, it will only collapsed.... i think God is composed of 50% Good and 50% Evil.... if not.... therefore.... God has an equal opposite to Him, meaning, he doesn't exist alone.... or He has a company with an equal strength and qualities to Him....
@gidz0518 (194)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Hello! I think some people don't believe in God because they don't have Faith. Faith makes people believe in things that are unseen. So faith, can make us believe that there really is a God. Now, you said that the word of God which is the Bible was made by man. Yes it is made by apostles, But they wrote it with the Holy Spirit of God guiding them. I'm really becoming upset when somebody is telling "there is really no God so stop worrying and enjoy life". Those people should know that someday, if they continue saying that, they will be punished, and swim in the lake of fire. Just read the Bible and have faith. There's nothing wrong in believing because There's no bad thing in the commandment. http://www.mcgi.org/en/
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
why FAITH is the reason that God really exist? How about Muslim have a greater faith in their god Allah too, it this means that Allah is also exist because of a Muslim's greater Faith to their God??? the see the unseen Allah because of their greater FAITH???? the same explanation to Buddha? i'm just curious.....
• Vietnam
23 Jul 11
I don't believe God is real. I think people believe that God is real because they have little knowledge about natural and human, where human gone?,... and they don't explain some mysterious phenomenon of natural.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
23 Jul 11
Yes it was made by man just like every other holy books of different religion. But those words inside are inspired by God and written by man. There are always some will believe and some will not believe God is alive, it is just part of human nature to remain doubtful on the existence of God.
• Philippines
23 Jul 11
yes there is a point the man make the book the man write the word the man book bind together all the book of the bible, but as you can see in the word from the bible,In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.( John 1:1) So the point is God is the owner of the word He is the one who is in the word only the man write the word God teach the man what word to write. Likewise for example the president will make some word and the secretary will write the word so who is the one who make the word? answer of course the president right not the secretary.
• India
13 Jul 11
May be due to development in science and technology man thinks that he is god. But its not true. The god is the creator of not only of this universe but also of man. Yes of course the Bible was made by man but the man who made it received orders from god some say he was the son of god.