What Did You Know about God and How Do You Know It?

Thailand
March 10, 2009 4:16am CST
We are all born atheists and we have to learn about God as we develop. How did you learn about God? Did you learn about God from your parents and do you still have the same conception of God that they taught you? Has your concept of what God is all about changed over the years or are your beliefs today the same as the beliefs you developed as a child? Have you studied various religions and has that changed how you see God? Has something in your life shaken your faith and caused you to doubt God? How do you know that your concept of God is correct? Human history is littered with gods, most of whom who've fallen out of favor over time. Do you think your God will pass the test of time?
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@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Hi there! Everything that I know about God in my early years was what I learned from my parents. Here in the Philippines, almost all the babies are baptized as a Catholic shortly after birth. It was like the default religion here. Later in life, I learned about the beliefs of Born Again Christians, Mormons and even Wiccans. It came from different sources like my other relatives, friends in real life and online too.
@bird123 (10546)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I learned about God from my parents. I soon realized that everything I was taught did not add up. I questioned everything. When it turned out not to be true, I gave up religion. I searched for God.Just like the physics that make this world run,everything about God will always add up. If it doesn't, it's man or you just do not understand God.How do I know what I know is true? God told me.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
12 Mar 09
I don't think all born atheist.Our religion is inherited. Sons and daughters follow their parents religion.Except Buddhism followers of all relrgions worship God.Very few people change their religion.Religion is like addiction.It's very hard to get rid of this addiction.Existence of God is a believe.By argument non existence of God can't be established.
• India
11 Mar 09
yes i learned abt god frm my mother . but my belive increased after meeting a friend. i am a hindu but the aslo belives in AAallah , Khuda & Faristee. i am muurida of Taaj Babasahab , i have felt his magics number of times . yes god will help every one who will call him frm true heart
@akki16 (81)
• India
11 Mar 09
I am still an atheist .The one i see worshiping god is an hypocrite to me. When an entity whom you worship cannot be seen then why to run behind it. It is just the satisfaction that we get out of praying him. Generation after generation we are taught by our ancestors to worship god which is just a sort of satisfaction. When we are in trouble ,we remember the almighty n things go our way. It is just a myth. We should have believes in ourselves, should possess confidence. To me only my parents and my teachers are my god. They are the one who help me out of every trouble i face. Instead of giving them the credit ,most of us credit that invisible thing. It is only your hard work which bring you rewards. What ever you do ,you get suitably rewarded .worshiping god cannot bring success to your life .
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
11 Mar 09
I was brought up Catholic and although my parents did not really practice their religion I went to church with my friends when I was a kid. When I turned 12 I decided that it just wasn't making a great deal of sense and I began to question many of the things that I had been taught about God. For the next few years I was in limbo reading everything I could lay my hands on about all the different religions out there and although Buddhism resonates well with me and a lot of its philosophies make a great deal of sense I haven't practiced any one particular faith in many years. I am still searching and the existence of a God I do not doubt; there have been occasions that I have felt quite angry at God for the sufferings I have experienced in my life and that of others. I have a long way to go but what I do know for sure is that, because there is so much in life that is beyond out control, there has to be a Higher Power controlling things and I have noticed that when I am tune with love and let go all expectations and results life is a lot smoother.
@kenroxas (131)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
I honestly do not believe in god. all written in the bible should also be the outcome of science. when i was a child i prayed sometimes and follow gods word but if you study further there are so many religion that you do not know which one to choose there's one reason that i know they are not all perfect.For me life is just a matter of dieing and living.
• United States
11 Mar 09
i don't know that i agree with the idea that we are born atheists but i learned about God from my parents. I was raised a Protestant and went to church every sunday and all that. I have studied different religions and have found principles of Buddhism very comforting to me and these days I feel most comfort from things that I learned growing up and from Buddhism that I have studied on my own. I have not doubted God but I have questioned why many times but I always feel that it is not always for me to know why. that is part of having faith. i feel a lot of what i believe about God is correct, if I am wrong I don't think I will be sharing it on mylot because I won't be here! God has passed the test of time as far as I can see.
@Jlowe110 (313)
• United States
11 Mar 09
The Bible. End Discussion.
• United States
10 Mar 09
Solipsism.
@srikool (936)
• India
10 Mar 09
hi .. what i know about gos..it is power from somewhere..ruling the people ruling the earth..ruling everything..here everything is eyond our power..so created by someone who is that someone?may be god..we have some problems in our life..solutions too..why?reason is god.. god is introduced by my mother..without any reason i used to stand infront of god's picture..and pray something..after that i myself know what is god..where he is ..why he is..number books help me to know these things.. have a nice mylotting
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
10 Mar 09
I was born in a family of Agnostics. Since Christianity is the majority religion of our country, I curiously read the Bible. Bible was the first to tell me something about God. But I could not really believe it. Then I read Koran. I could not believe this either. It was later that I read the teachings of Buddha and Tao. THese made much more sense. Finally, I read Zen. For me, Zen is the best. Zen is not a religion, Zen is pure meditation. There is no God, no heaven and no hell; as far as Zen is concerned. Zen leads you to the pure cosmic consciousness in which neither time nor space exists.
@Krisneil (577)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
I have my own perception in god. I never attend mass or any gathering about god. But I know to myself that I have a god in my heart that protects me all the time.