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  1. There are three unsolvable problems in the answer to this question:

    1. In the original scriptures, the word God / Dieu/Deus is not used. Only in translations. In the Torah, for example, the words “ellohim”, “Adonai”, “Tsabaot” and others are used. They all have different meanings.

    2. Too little is known about it. The content of the concept is unknown.

    3. For the average person, there is only what they can sense with their five senses. But there is no proof that feelings are not an illusion of the mind.

    So the answer is: Unknown.

  2. Yes. No. Don't know. Maybe.

    Now there will be a lot of questions “what is God”, but I will immediately come in from the trumps and ask: what is “is”? Eat like a Chippolino? Is it like a triangle? Eat like wisdom? Eat like a table? Do you like my memories? Eat like you? Eat like Socrates? These are all very different ways of “being” and in many of these ways believers and atheists will agree that God definitely does not exist, and in others they will agree that God, of course, exists.

  3. We don't know that. Traditional theological proofs of the existence of God are rather justifications for this concept: it is the need to prove it that is at the forefront. Science does not prohibit the possibility of the existence of a primary cause of creation, but it does not consider it: within the time period after the inflation of the Universe at the beginning of the Big Bang, modern cosmological theories successfully dispense with any external driving causes, and science does not have the opportunity to look “earlier”. If we talk about the God of the Abrahamic religions, then it is strange in the framework of any evidence-based science to assume that it is He who exists, and not the gods of other beliefs. Well, God as an idea, of course, exists in the minds of believers, and in this sense he is quite real.

  4. I answered this question earlier:

    There is a section of philosophy called “ontology”. It deals with the question of existence, of being – what exists, what it means to exist. The simplest ontology is reduced to the statement “there is being, there is no non-being”.

    But this is too simple, it is obvious that different phenomena exist in different ways, they have different “ontological status”. One is at the material one. There are physically existing objects. There is an existence in the form of works of art. In the form of physical laws. In the form of mathematical concepts. In the form of language concepts. In the form of mental states. In the form of scientific theories.

    Does God exist as a concept? Absolutely, yes. Whether God exists for the believer as some conceivable object-yes, probably. In all likelihood, God does not have a physical existence, and I think that believers will agree with me on this – he does not fly anywhere in space, either as a grandfather or as a cloud. Its non-physical, but at the same time special existence, separate from the listed (and uncounted for brevity) variants, in the sense that religions assume, is already a separate question, and it does not depend on whether a particular believer believes in God or not.

  5. When the “believers” will decide on a specific definition of this substance, then it will be possible to answer this question definitely. As it is, this is pointless chewing over the topic. “Believers”, well, you'd better write a specific definition of God (what it is, where it is, where you got this data), rather than engage in moralizing in the comments. Otherwise, you believe in something you don't understand, and for some reason you think that others should also believe in it.

  6. I see that everyone here is talking about their belief in the presence/absence of God (since no proof can be provided). So I'll add it to the piggy bank. Our happiness is that God does not stoop to proving Himself, being transcendent and transcendental, remaining always in the dark and the voice of the cold tonka, being the lot of mystics and simpletons, seers and blind, remaining a precious pearl, which is increasingly difficult to get through the curtain of the flesh, especially in the age of postmodern physicality. God chooses silence as his mouthpiece and the ghoulish as his prophets, and He comes to slaughter, death, and a bunch of fishermen who have lost their heads in the Eternal City. God is beads for pig food and life for the unworthy and death.�

    Of course, there is no God, I repeat after Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, because He is greater than the existence He created and the world did not know Him, and therefore foolishness is wisdom, and death is acquisition.

  7. As time passes, you will get an answer to your question. Perhaps this will happen in a few decades, and perhaps in the next minute. Absolutely no one can avoid this moment. The problem is that you won't like the answer, the consequences will be disastrous, and nothing can be changed.

  8. What will change in your life from answering this question? This answer is much more important than the given one. I suspect that nothing will change. Just curious, that's all. Really?

    Whether there is a God or not is an internal matter, an internal question of each individual.

    In accordance with the level of development of consciousness, spiritual, and intellect, God changes not only “clothes”, but also “faces”. It disappears, then reappears, then is inert, then is overactive.

    If anyone has already got to the New Testament, they will surely find a passage there that talks about cultivating Christ in themselves. That is, in discovering the divine in oneself. Not in a group, not in society, but in yourself.

    God and man. They are always and in everything together.

  9. Yes, God exists. And we live only because He gives us this opportunity. For God is Life. We cannot comprehend the essence of God, but we can appreciate the gifts we receive from Him : to think intelligently and to desire freely. We can no longer act in freedom : there are laws that restrain our freedom.

    Therefore, all talk about whether there is a God is reduced to empty talk. For religious people, this issue has long been resolved, while atheists do not accept the arguments of believers.

    But, as one of the respondents wisely pointed out, denying God is disastrous for these people, since nothing can be changed after the end of their earthly life … �

  10. The problem is that we don't know and will never know what God is. The ideas about God that humanity had throughout its entire existence are false, as they constantly changed and did not find a general agreement. And there is no doubt that there is something that we do not know. Besides God, there are many things we don't know, but we will learn as we progress. Therefore, God exists as something that we do not know. But we have a wonderful quality: the lack of knowledge is supplemented by faith. Faith is practically the same knowledge, but in the absence of evidence. As a result, it does not have any fixed parameters and is limited only by the imagination of each individual person.

    As a result: God definitely exists, but we believe in how exactly he exists, and each in his own way, and some do not even believe.

  11. Guys, God is the power of evolution. THIS IS VERY ROUGH, because the product of evolution-man-becomes part of this Force. But due to the difficulty of the mission, it is VOLUNTARY. Question: Is there a God? in fact, it sounds like this: do I want to sacrifice a lot of material things (intelligence, sex – after all, immortal procreation is not necessary, etc.) for the sake of “spirituality”- moving to the next stage? If you want more details https://proza.ru/2019/08/29/1764

    To sacrifice intelligence and sex is not to give up altogether, but not to make them the goal of life. If there is a God, then He is D. B. in the first place. With the help of religion.

  12. God is an image predicated or described in this or that position the image is created, artisanal or artificially created and everything that is created exists.�

  13. What God are you asking about, what is in religions, or the Mind that is everything? The whole universe is an intelligent being and it is God. There is no point in believing or reading something if you don't want to know for yourself. Know yourself and the universe will open up to you.

  14. GOD exists. But, it is not a being and not a person. This is the spiritual form of our Universe in the form of a Head. The universe is the spiritual state of the Brain after death. And the Brain in any state should be in the head.

  15. If you ask a question in the religious aspect, then you need to specify exactly where the existence is meant.

    Religion is the teaching about the relationship between the worlds, the World of the Creator and the world created by Him.

    That is, we have two realities, Creating and created.

    Existence is being in one of the realities.

    This means that in reality there is something that is created by the laws of reality.

    So in virtual reality, there are objects created by the programmer's laws. In our reality, there is only what is created by the laws of our world.

    The Creator's reality is not available to us, and cannot be accessed by experience. Everything we know about it is given in Scripture.

    And it says:

    the only one who has immortality, Who dwells in an unapproachable light, which no human being has ever seen and cannot see.

    This must be understood as a different reality, based on laws that differ from the laws of our world. This is a different formula for peace.

    God dwells in His own reality, not in ours, which He created.

    Otherwise, we would have to admit that when God created our reality, He also created Himself.

    So that God does not exist in our reality. He can visit our reality only with His Spirit (thinking, consciousness). Just as we can only enter the realities we have created with our spirit.

  16. There is ktoynost, chtoynost and kakovost. This is if we proceed from the logic of ordinary human language, which in its purpose calls us in everyday life, first of all, to answer three basic questions: who, what? (noun) and how? (adjective). I would say that the world is made up of whatnot-whatnot-whatnot. This is a sort of trinity that rules the abstractions and realities of existence.

    The wholeness of the world is revealed when answering the question ” who is?”, for example, this question is liked by theistic religions, and they answer it extremely personalizing and concretizing the essence of who is, depending on the historical and cultural context.

    What is the essence of the world revealed when answering the question “what is?”, the answer to this question is most liked by philosophers and Buddhists with Taoists, who are focused on a depersonalized vision of the essence of the world.

    Whatness is defined as the answer to the question “how?”along the way. This question is a favorite fiefdom of science, arts, and professions. The answer to this important technical question reveals the canons of beauty, harmony, laws, as well as various outrages and horrors of the world.

    God exists as the ultimate abstraction and ultimate concreteness. What follows from all this? �It's just that each earthly “response direction” gives its own answers, colored by the earth's empirical experience. And if we summarize these answers as abstractly as possible, we will get the already mentioned trinity of “who-what-whatness”. By the way, this does not mean that empirically colored answers are incorrect. On the contrary, the strength and truth of historically formed and developing answers lies in the fact that it is from them that our earthly civilization has crystallized and continues its semantic and essential crystallization.

    Ktoynost-chtoynost-chtoynost is an ontological infoskeleton and, at the same time, the meaning and purpose of existence, plus many other things together and separately… Representatives of various traditions and individuals build up this skeleton's flesh and skin, dress it up with elegant and cheerful clothes of rituals and customs, and sometimes teach it the rituals of scientific research, religious prayers, or philosophical reflections. This metaphor, of course, is not entirely correct, even rather completely far-fetched, but at least it gives some glimpse of what and who really is.�

    In Hinduism, there is the principle of neti-neti, when step-by-step they reject the definitions of God, or Truth. Therefore, your question is, so to speak, of a vector type, requiring an infinite series of answers that gradually bring a particular individual closer to a specific understanding of the essence of reality.

    My answer, in this regard, can also be safely brushed aside and find a new one, your own.

    I wish you success in your good work!

  17. Depending on whether you need it or not. What will change in you from YES or NO? And why is GOD in the singular? In the morning, the sun made you happy, consider it a god…

  18. According To The Vedas, the Supreme Lord, the Supreme Absolute, Is The Truth. The Supreme personality of Godhead. Bhagavan. Source and master of all energies, possessor of the six possessions in their entirety. Power, fame, beauty, wealth, knowledge, and renunciation. He is the cause of all causes and the cause of all things, but He Himself has no cause. He is in everything, but at the same time, outside of everything. He is understood in three aspects, as the impersonal Brahman, as the localized Paramatma, and as Bhagavan. The source of Brahman and Paramatma. His body is entirely spiritual and consists entirely of the energy of eternity, knowledge and bliss. He is unfathomable by the material senses. In His two-armed form, He looks like a human. It has a name, form, qualities, and deeds. This is described in Srimad Bhagavatam. There is no creation without a Creator and no effect without a cause. As there is material science, so there is spiritual science. Only by mastering it under the guidance of a Sad guru can one understand the truth about God, the soul, karma, the spiritual world, etc. A bona fide spiritual master can dispel all the doubts of a disciple by manifesting the fullness of buddhist knowledge.

  19. My purely personal opinion is that the idea is primary, in the beginning there was a Word( idea, information) and it was God. And this original Spark is eternal and will always be and we are all its carriers and this is our immortal part. So yes, I think there is a God. And I believe that all the divine revelations that different people received (which gave rise to different religions) are just a reflection and subjective distortion of the idea of God. And I believe that God is known and we will come to him in the future in a completely scientific way.

  20. Yes it exists. You can even see him in his creations, if you look at the stars in the evening as they are wonderfully created, each in its own place. If you look through the eyes of the designer, then each flower is a miracle. Birds, trees, animals, and people are all wonders of creation, and the attentive one sees in them the creator. Every house is made by someone, and the one who made everything is God.

  21. God, he's like Schrodinger's cat. It may or may not be there. No one will ever be able to prove its existence. But at the same time, no one can ever deny that it doesn't exist. Well, of course that I never overreacted, but at this stage of evolution, for sure. People like me call themselves Agnostics. People who are open to religious perceptions, but find all existing ones insufficiently convincing. Join us!

  22. My personal opinion is that there may be a God, but I personally don't see him as a “wizard sitting in heaven.” On the contrary, I believe that there is a higher intelligence, the one who created the universe, no matter who he is. God, in our understanding, is the creator who descended from heaven and helps people in their problems and difficulties. I believe that there is a creator who created the world, the universe, the physical laws and regularities that we study and that we will learn. Well, to put it briefly, I believe in a “scientist”, not a “wizard”.

  23. Take a look around you. You are surrounded on all sides by evidence of the existence of God. We just need to take a closer look at what surrounds us. Plants, animals, our feelings, the way we work, there are millions of proofs around. Some people just want miracles to prove it. And the creation itself, life itself and its structure is a miracle. Have you seen how we work on the malecular level, this is truly a miracle! Inanimate malecules, amino acids do such a job and with such precision that you can not help but admire. For example, a protein consists of a chain of amino acid units connected in a certain sequence, this particular sequence gives the chain special properties… If the amino acid units were connected by chance, a huge number of compounds would be obtained that are useless for a living cell. If we consider that the chain of an ordinary enzyme can have 200 links and for each link there are 20 possible connections, then it is not difficult to imagine how huge the number of possible useless connections is-more than the number of atoms in all galaxies visible in the largest telescopes. And this is only for one enzyme, and there are more than 2,000 of them, and each of them has its own functions.

    And there are millions of such examples. Many scientists who study more deeply the structure of life, I am struck by its complexity and accuracy. Doesn't that say that it all had a constructor?�

  24. We cannot see God because he has no body like ours. Still, God wants us to know about him. One way to learn about God is to look at the amazing fruits of his work – the paintings and sculptures of his creation. As a wise book says: “For His invisible things, his eternal power and Divinity, have been seen from the foundation of the world through the contemplation of creatures, so that they are unanswerable.”

    Just as looking at a painting or sculpture will allow us to learn something about the identity of the artist or sculptor, thinking about God's wonderful creations will help us better understand what he is like.

    So by observing birds , animals, plants, and the sea world, we can see the beauty and quality of God.

  25. Subjectivism further. And such that it is unlikely that I will be able to turn my stream of thoughts adequately…

    To begin with, we will replace and expand the concept of God to “unknown”. This will include: gods both existing and forgotten, all kinds of mysticism, otherworldly, magic, parallel worlds and blah-blah-blah.

    Why shouldn't the unknown exist? Yes, we live in the 21st century, and we are trying to conquer space with infinitely small steps. We are content with the product of technological progress. And it would seem that in this situation, how to believe in some nonsense? And it is not necessary to believe, you just need not exclude the possibility of existence.

    Our brains are actually very stingy and narrow-minded. We cannot go beyond our thinking and understand what is behind it. We think that we know everything and the space of thinking is infinite. But for example, how many laws and theories in physics do we have now? And look behind the back of humanity, how many of them were a millennium behind? Clearly less than now. And this is a small part of what humanity was able to think of. And how much is beyond that? How many undiscovered laws are there in science and life? How much space has not been explored? How much is beyond our vision and understanding? Therefore, the theory of the existence of the “unknown” is quite a place to be. The main thing is not to vehemently deny it.

  26. No one has ever seen God among people, and no one will show Him visually to you. It is necessary to believe that It exists and the gift of faith is not given to everyone .Without faith, you won't even be able to see His actions in your life .

  27. No doubt you are proving this perfectly yourself.When you say God, you definitely mean his presence.Otherwise, the question sounded very different.Isn't it?With warmth to you

  28. God is a word that people have come up with in order to name the abstract, invisible, incomprehensible beginning of everything that exists in the world; the totality of cause-and-effect relationships of the surrounding world; that which is the source of reason and compassion.
    Does the universe exist forever, or does it have a starting point of reference, an initial momentum, fundamental particles that are truly indivisible?
    Does randomness prevail over regularity or vice versa?
    Do the concepts of justice and leniency have any meaning for inanimate matter, and for living matter too?

  29. Yes, of course, God exists and lives with us. It is convenient for many people not to pay attention to God, because then you do not need to keep the commandments, control your morals, etc. In every human being there is a voice of God called ” Conscience.” If a person begins to listen to his own conscience, he will learn a lot about God. Every person has an instinct to turn to God in a certain situation. The endowment of man with reason and free will attests to God's love for man. He doesn't need willing slaves. He gave man his Covenant. Covenants are given only to children, the sons of God. Whether to keep this Covenant is everyone's free Will. I am sure that there is no need to look for God in signs and wonders, although this is enough in our world. The most important miracle is when anger, anger, hatred, etc. disappears from the soul of a person. This brings us closer to God. On earth, we are just learning to live.

  30. Only a stupid person can say that there is no God! And about the evidence that everyone is looking for, everything is simple: Get on your knees and ask Jesus Christ to clearly show you whether everything that is written in the Bible is true.(If you ask it without mockery, sarcasm, wanting to know the truth and the way of salvation. God will definitely show you so that you won't have any more doubts) And the Bible is a detailed instruction to a person on how to live in order to be saved and have eternal life.

  31. Yes. It's you. In the depths of your being. Meditation and prayer help you realize this.
    At some point, I realized this through meditation.
    Now I help others understand this through spiritual practice.

  32. There are many different theories about this. Logical, esoteric, and so on. If you follow the logical path, you can recall the expression – ” ignorance of nature gave birth to the gods, and its knowledge should destroy them.” Just how did the first deities appear? People didn't know what lightning was – they had Zeus. This is just an example. But still, no matter how much you argue and discuss on this topic, it all comes down to one thing – so does the “magic fairy” exist?

  33. Yes. If not, where and how did everything around us and ourselves come from? Most people believe that the universe was formed roughly because of the explosion of “nothing”.it is hard to believe that at least one person will believe that, for example, the iPhone was formed from “nothing” as a result of an explosion and so on with everything that surrounds us. So I advise you to study the various world religions more deeply ,one of them is correct, I will not say which one and what arguments I have to prove the correct religion, I am not a scholar-theologian. Start with a YouTube video and start with this, choose one and say some of the main questions that bother you,if they don't convince you, then start with another one. Good luck in your endeavors!

  34. Many people believe in God. But if you ask,:,, Who is God?,, – you hear different answers.Some believe that there is no God.
    Is this worth investigating? YES, because the existence of the Creator will help to acquire the true meaning of life. We are faced with grief, difficulties, we just need to find the answer to the question: is it possible to fill life with meaning?
    The Bible provides indisputable evidence for the existence of a Creator God.
    Faith in God should not be built on blind trust, but [ “] on understanding ” (Romans 12: 1; 1 John 5: 20). Consider the following lines of evidence based on the Bible::
    � � � � � � � � � � Order in the universe.
    God is the only true Lawgiver in the universe. He is the author of the physical laws governing inanimate creation and animal life.”Throughout the known, visible universe, its laws operate” invariably and without fail. The order and existence of life in the universe indicates that the Creator exists. � � � � � � � � � The Bible says: “Surely every house is built by someone, and the one who built it is God” (Hebrews 3: 4). While this logic is simple, it serves as a powerful argument for many highly educated people .
    Духов Spiritual needs.
    Everyone has an innate desire to find “answers” to spiritual questions. This desire, along with the desire to know and worship God, is referred to in the Bible as a “spiritual need” (Matthew 5:3). The presence of spiritual needs confirms not only that God exists, but also that the Creator loves people and wants us to meet these needs (Matthew 4: 4).
    � � � � � � � � � � � Bible prophecies. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The prophecies were written several centuries before their fulfillment, and the events predicted in them occurred exactly at the appointed time. The accuracy and detail of these predictions suggest that they could not have come from a human being (2 Peter 1: 21).
    � � � � � � � � � � � � Scientific data. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The Bible is not a scientific work, but when it reflects scientific facts,it is accurate. Those who wrote the Bible had knowledge beyond the comprehension of their contemporaries. But the Bible records that God ” hung the earth on nothing “(Job 26: 7). Similarly, the Bible reflects the correct idea of the earth as being round (Isaiah 40: 22) .авшие The writers of the Bible received information from God. (people didn't know that yet.)

    Through the Bible, God answers many questions, gives wise guidance for solving life's problems, which is not always possible for a person. If they come up with the right solutions, it is probably through trial and error.”
    I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is profitable, who guides you in the way that you should go.Oh that you would hearken to My commandments! then your peace would be like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea ” (Isaiah 48:17,18). translation).

  35. Don't know. I can only say that now there are a lot of atheists who talk about religion much more than believers. And I will also note that the main thing, in their opinion, is not the proof of the existence of God in science. But why did a scientist like Albert Einstein, for example, not know if he believed in God?

  36. And what is God? What does it look like? What does it “have to” look like in a person's understanding?

    Is there a gray-haired man with a beard sitting somewhere in heaven, watching to see if we are breaking the commandments or not? Does he sit and wait for each of us to be baptized, ready at any moment to send us into a world of horror and suffering, because we are pathetic worms mired in sin? That sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? So let's go with the facts and think a little.

    Take a look around. We are surrounded by amazing things. Take the Sun, for example. It consists of a huge number of particles that come into a nuclear reaction, produce energy that comes to us on earth to start a huge process of hundreds of thousands of units called “life”. Life is changing our planet and creating a thousand more processes. Even things as remote from us as Jupiter, for example, play a big role in our existence. And this is only in our solar system.

    Let's go even further. Our system is located in the Milky Way galaxy. There are millions of stars in this system. And in each system, processes of very different sizes and colors take place. And they are all unique. And there are millions of galaxies, too. And there are millions of galaxy clusters, too.

    What a huge and wonderful world, isn't it? But that's not all. Look at something very small,like particles. We are made up of trillions and trillions of particles that appear and disappear. As you read this, billions of neutrinos emitted by the sun have passed through you to eventually dissolve. Gigajoules of energy are radiated to keep you and me warm. Millions of plants and bacteria live and die so that we can enjoy the pleasant summer air.

    But do you know what the most amazing thing is?

    All this infinite number of events occurs under the influence of only four forces and fourteen particles. The theory of relativity takes less than a line, but at the same time describes and predicts billions of processes that make up the universe. Quantum theory takes a piece of paper and describes the behavior of each particle in each such process. Change at least one letter in these formulas and the world will turn into chaos

    Just a piece of paper and here are the secrets of the universe. A graceful, simple and at the same time so different, unique universe. Did all this happen out of nothing, out of total chaos? Probably not, just as a house can't be built if we throw building materials on the ground. Such an ideal world, thought out to the smallest detail, cannot appear just like that. But who created it? We can't give an answer.

    If God exists, then he exists in all of us. In every particle, every planet, and every galaxy. Think about it, and think about the words of a very talented writer: “If the stars light up, then someone needs it.”

  37. Of course, everyone should decide for himself whether there is a God. But I will say that to be involved in religion, you don't have to believe in God. After all, all these trips to church, fasting – nothing at all. Religion is now in a difficult situation and soon all this will be canceled by itself.
    Well, as for the question, I will give my own example. I do not believe in God-of course, it is obviously impossible to prove his absence/presence, but I am alien to the idea of a being who predetermines our lives and lives in heaven.But the idea of a sufferer who gave his life for us, realizing that nothing will change: there will remain depravity, callousness, arrogance and avarice, is very close to me. Religion has given a lot to humanity, and no matter what arguments atheists give, it is impossible to deny it. Let's not forget the Christian Virtues: faith, hope, love, because religion brings good, not evil, and people who interpret these values in their favor are just scoundrels, religion simply cannot cause inequality, because it is for rich and poor, criminals and righteous, men and women. Religion tries to protect you from terrible things and put you on the right path(as funny as it may sound)- the path of the righteous.

    In general, it is not necessary to believe in God, and it is not necessary. The main thing is to believe in yourself and the ability to live correctly regardless of others.I may have strayed a little from the subject, but if you were really wondering if there is a God, I think I helped you decide for yourself whether to continue looking for him or accept it.

    P.S. Watch the film Golgotha at your leisure, it will not be superfluous, and it partially reveals this topic.Well, in addition�Brendan Gleeson is filming…

  38. Who do you ask? Who else can answer you? Either a bored or intellectually immature person will look for an answer to this question from many people.

  39. For me, the more likely theory from astrophysics is that all of humanity will burn out our sun when it reaches the size of a red giant. Now there will be a layman's view. I don't know much about physics. In general, it becomes sad when I think about the sun ((We must live and rejoice, try to rejoice ((The existence of a person is essentially pointless. After some trillions of years(some)) ) the universe will finish expanding and there will be absolute zero temperature. all traffic will stop. gravitational forces will be used, which will cause the universe to shrink back. Oop Five will pass trillions of years. When the compression is over , there will be a big bang. galaxies, stars, and planets will appear. man will appear again, gods will be invented again, sacred books will be invented again. again there will be wars, again there will be srachi because of Ukraine, God and corruption in the comments. It would be better, of course, if the person didn't show up at all. Then all life will die again, again expansion, contraction, explosion.. well, and so constantly. That's just one theory, and I think it's more likely than the character you're asking about. I wish I could be so naive and not think about it. I am happy when I see people who believe that some invented peasant will save them, but, alas, he does not save you from physics either at school or after death. It's just as likely to break, huh)) I don't want to spoil the lives of such people with my views. I apologize in advance if I messed you up)) Until humanity finds ways to get to the new universe, you can only live and enjoy, if it turns out after this ))) I'm not an expert in physics, so I might have messed up the concepts somewhere, but the point seems clear.

  40. Is there a God? This is a question you must decide for yourself through research and reflection. For my part, I can only share my faith, which is made up of various arguments, one of which is the following:

    a perfectly clear mathematical law proves that the universe was created by the Greatest Intelligence. Imagine throwing ten coins into a bag. Coins, in order of their value, from one cent to ten. Then we shake the bag. Now try to pull out the coins one by one in the order of their value, so that each coin will be put back again and shake the bag again. Math tells us that we have a one-in-ten chance of pulling out a dime the first time. To pull out a one-cent coin, and immediately after it a two-cent coin, our chances are one in a hundred. To pull out three coins in a row in a clock cycle, we have one chance out of a thousand, and so on. For the fact that we pull out all ten coins in a given order, we have one chance out of ten billion.

    The same mathematical arguments say that for the emergence and development of life on earth, such an incredible number of relationships and relationships are necessary that without a reasonable direction, just by chance, they could not arise in any way. The speed of rotation on the earth's surface is defined as a thousand miles per hour. If the earth were spinning at a hundred miles an hour, our days and nights would be ten times longer. For a long day, the sun would burn out all living things; for a long night, all living things would freeze out.

    Then – the temperature of the sun is 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The Earth is just as far away from the sun as is necessary for this “eternal flame” to properly heat us, no more, no less! If the sun gave us half as much heat, we would freeze. If it gave twice as much, we would die from the heat.

    The slope of the earth is 23 degrees. Hence the seasons arise. If the earth's slope were different, the evaporation from the ocean would move back and forth, south and north, piling up entire continents of ice. If the moon were 50,000 miles away from us instead of its current distance, our tides would take on such a massive scale that all the continents would be submerged twice a day. As a result, the mountains themselves would soon be washed away. If the earth's crust were relatively thicker than it is now, there would not be enough oxygen on the surface, and all life would be doomed to death. If the ocean were comparatively deeper, the carbon dioxide would absorb all the oxygen, and all life, again, would die. If the atmosphere that envelops the globe were a little thinner, then the meteors, millions of which burn up in it every day, falling to the earth, would fall on it as a whole and cause innumerable fires everywhere.

    These and countless other examples show that there is not even one chance in many millions for the accidental emergence of life on earth.

  41. God exists as a mythological personage. Just like Darth Vader, for example. That is, as something invented. Or here's another example. You see a mirage. What you see is not real as a lake, but real as an optical phenomenon.

  42. A simple question is a simple answer.�

    A simple question is a simple answer.

    A simple question is a simple answer.

    A simple question is a simple answer.

    A simple question is a simple answer.

  43. Of course there is. And there are plenty of examples of this.

    To begin with, the universe must have been created by someone. Our planet is perfectly located, if its coordinates changed even a little, there would be problems with how to live on it (it could be incredibly hot or cold).

    Besides, the world we live in is extremely complicated. We are not surprised that the computer was created by man, but we strongly doubt that the universe (which is much more complex than any computer) was created by God.

    I think, also, for sure, every person experienced this strange feeling inside, that “There is still a God”. For example, when you look at the beautiful sky, when you feel happy, you see people close to you…

    And yet, in the Bible (this book is the Word of God, it describes the general history of the relationship between man and God, gives important answers to questions about who man is, God, what will happen in the future, and much more), you can see how God revealed to ordinary people what scientists discovered many years later. For example, the words of a man who is quite far from science, but not from God, Job:

    “He hung the earth on nothing.”

    or here are the words of King Solomon, the wisest man of all time:

    “when He had not yet created the earth, the fields, or the first specks of dust in the universe. “

    and there are still a lot of examples, it will take a very long time to list them.

    And you should not turn a blind eye to the fact that everywhere God continues to heal people, speak to them, reveal Himself, and perform miracles. (and I'm not an exception, I already have life experience here)

    This is a really important question that determines everything in our lives. (and even what goes beyond the lifetime here)

    God is really wonderful. He teaches, supports, comforts, guides, all His actions are directed to the good. He is love.

    Once you start looking for It, you'll find it. He promised it himself.

    “and ye shall seek me, and find me, if ye seek me with all your heart.”

  44. The Bible says, “Every house is built by someone; but He who built all things is God” (Hebrews 3: 4). If any house, even a simple one, must have a builder, then a much more complex universe with a huge variety of life on earth must also have a builder. And since we recognize the existence of people who invented such machines as airplanes, televisions, and computers, shouldn't we also recognize the existence of Someone who gave man the brain to do all this?

  45. Our universe provides plenty of evidence for the existence of a Great Creator. Some astronomers believe that there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe, and that each galaxy is probably made up of hundreds of billions of stars! Galaxies are not randomly scattered in outer space, but are an organized system.

    Earth. It has all the conditions for a wonderful life (food, air, water, light and much more.)A reasonable person would never believe that a well-kept house with full storerooms appeared by itself, by accident. It is all the more unreasonable to think that the Earth, equipped with everything necessary for life, appeared by chance!For example, in any home there are tables, chairs, beds, pots, plates and other dining accessories-all this requires a master.�However, these items are relatively easy to make. If simple things require a manufacturer, isn't it logical that complex things require a much more intelligent craftsman?

    And the structure of our body also testifies to the existence of the Creator. If we look into the world of a tiny living cell, we will understand why. Our body is made up of 100 trillion tiny cells. The cell nucleus contains tens of thousands of genes that make up a complex DNA molecule. According to some sources, the information stored in the DNA is skin color, hair, height and many other features of our body. If any carefully designed project has an author, then who developed our genetic code? There are many other miracles in the human body. One of them is the eye, which is designed so perfectly that no camera can match it.And since we recognize the existence of people who invented such machines as airplanes, televisions, and computers, shouldn't we also recognize the existence of Someone who gave man the brain to do all this?�

  46. God is easy to see, easier than radiation. No one has ever seen radiation, and cannot see it, but everyone believes in it and is very afraid, and they do not believe in the God that everyone SEES, and very few people are afraid. God wrote about himself in the Bible:

    < < (Rm1: 19-20)”For what can be known about God is manifest to them, because God has revealed it to them.
    For His invisible things, His eternal power and Divinity, have been VISIBLE from the foundation of the world through the contemplation of creatures”>>>

    Most people on earth are now very HYPOCRITICAL, believe in RADIATION, although no one has seen it, and at the same time say, until I see God, I will not believe.

  47. “I believe because it is absurd,” Tertullian's formula, abbreviated (not by the most stupid people), informs those who are also not the most stupid that faith in God is not a necessary condition for proving it, but there are many of them, and even I have composed one at my leisure.

    Thus, if the Absurd is invincible, then the Creator (with a capital letter, with your permission) and all the thoughts that follow from it are invincible.

  48. And let's see from the point of view of the functionality attributed to God, that something from the series god can create, cure, return, take away and so on, at least be stronger, faster and smarter than an ordinary person. And now look at our world, we move faster than our physical abilities, we can carry our voice anywhere in the world in a few seconds, we can destroy or create anything, we-humanity – have already, using technology, approached the gods, by the standards of previous generations. So man is God. And what opportunities a person will have in 100-1000 years, this is full divinity.

  49. And what is it that no one paid attention to the God-programmer with angels-system administrators serving this super-computer with a simulated world, deliberately devoid of the function of answering the question by the presence of itself, but leaving a considerable number of variables?
    1100001 1101110 1101110 1110101 1101001 1110100 100000 1100011 1101111 1100101 1110000 1110100 1101001 1110011

  50. As part of one of the programs of our new project “5 questions”, we are just trying to explain why we believe in the biblical God and why we believe that there are no other gods.


    If it is easier for someone to perceive the printed text, then here is a summary of the video:

    The wording of the question suggests that there are many different gods, literally thousands, and Christians have supposedly chosen one of them, in which they believe. But, in fact, this is a misconception. If we consider only those descriptions that speak about God, who has all the characteristics inherent in him by definition, then there will be very few of them.

    In addition, today the vast majority of people on the planet believe in the biblical God. And if we take into account only those who chose the faith consciously, then Christians will lead by a large margin. The entire history of the Israelites and the very person of Jesus Christ bear witness to the existence of the God of the Bible. Therefore, it is reasonable to start your spiritual quest with him.

    In matters of religion, as well as history, one cannot expect rigorous mathematical or empirical evidence. At the same time, in this case, it is important that in our faith we can rely on the testimony of eyewitnesses.

    And we do not believe in “other” gods, most likely for the same reasons as ordinary non-believers – “too little evidence”.

  51. No one can say for sure. Religious people say that there is. Atheists say no. Everyone has their own truth. There is no answer to the question of what happened before the big bang, just as there is no answer to the question of where God came from. Everyone believes in their own things. Someone in God, someone in science. Therefore, everyone has their own god.

  52. This question is probably consistently asked once a week.

    The answer is traditional.

    According to atheists, no.

    According to some believers, yes.

    In the opinion of another part of believers – yes, and not just one.

    According to science , it is not clear where to stick the devices here to check.

    So we live. That is why it is faith, not knowledge.

  53. Quite a naive question.

    Of course, people who profess a particular religion will write what they have.

    Of course, convinced atheists and materialists will write that no.

    Agnostics will write what might be and is, but they don't know for sure, and they're not sure.

    Everyone will answer this question based on their knowledge and beliefs.

    Therefore, you will only get a list of specific people's beliefs, but not an answer to the question asked.

    I'm afraid everyone answers it for themselves.

  54. If this question could be answered unambiguously — then you would not have this question. The whole essence of the concept of the existence of a Supreme Being lies in the phenomenon of faith. If it were possible to say exactly — there would be no faith, there would be knowledge. And if there is no faith, then there is no concept of “God”. There is only knowledge.

  55. According to the theory of potentiality, God exists and does not exist simultaneously: potentially (hypothetically) he is – possible, but actually (actually) he is not – impossible. We can always only assume whether God exists or not, whether we exist or not, whether the world exists or not. But assuming this and realizing that we always assume it, we automatically endow the object of our assumptions (God, the world, man) with an eternally hypothetical (potential) epistemological and ontological status.

  56. Most likely it exists, but not in the way that religion gives us. It just so happens that a person, in order to live his life, must, in addition to satisfying the elementary needs of the body, create some philosophical justification for his actions, aspirations and weaknesses. He does this constantly unconsciously. Even if from the outside it seems that a person lives like an animal, without thinking about anything, this does not mean emptiness – at this stage of his life, he strengthens or completes his personal “philosophy”. Let 99% think it's rotten and primitive, but still.�

    I mean, if you don't create your spiritual component, the universe will do it for you by force. And whether you are a slave and a nonentity, or an outstanding figure, it DOESN'T MATTER to her. But since each of us cares about our own fate, we begin to come up with a rationale for everything around us that helps us move forward as best we can. And at a certain stage of internal writing of your own philosophy, which unites everything together, it is easier to make such an assumption that “SOMETHING IS SOMEWHERE”.�

    What it is, and where it is, is another matter.

  57. All of what follows is purely my opinion and is not intended to offend anyone. Please don't sue me!
    If you reject a bunch of stereotypes in favor of both existence and absence, then for me rather not. It is quite logical that God was invented as a kind of control system, something higher. But it's hard and unnecessary for me to believe it. I think those who are lonely need God now. Who is looking for reasons to rip themselves off in the morning and fight. But no more.
    As for religion, it certainly played a huge role in its time. Christianity was the only moral standard after civil strife, when people had no other choice. But I don't see any need for it now.

  58. There is. I exist 🙂

    Then there's the banality: it depends on what you want to call God. And if by God you mean the creator of our universe, then I will not reveal the truth by saying that no one knows for certain. This is the feature: you want to believe it, you want to believe it, you don't believe it. We'll find out all about it. When we die.�


  59. It seems to me that God is rather what is inside a person than what is outside – for example, his conscience. inner core�
    Personally, I don't believe that there is any higher intelligence in the form of the god that all religions talk about. I would rather believe that God is the laws of nature, the forces that move the universe, but they do not have a mind, they are driven by mathematical laws, most of which we do not yet know.
    One smart person said that it is impossible to prove that something is not there. But I didn't see any evidence of the existence of God)
    And some offtopic stuff. At school, my strongly religious history teacher made the same arguments as Anatoly. And even then I was ironic about them. Why? well, let's just say that if the Earth had other parameters, life either did not appear, or would have appeared adapted to such conditions.

  60. Exists. Moreover, no logically consistent model of the world can dispense with the idea of the existence of God. As now, any scientific theories that talk about the origin of the universe are incomplete, since none of them has a methodology that describes the root cause of the universe. Every scientific theory describes the world, starting with an intermediate link, but no more.

    • Is there a God?

    • Depends on who's asking.

    It all depends on what purpose you are interested in and who you are interested in. If you quickly find out the answer to the question that humanity has been struggling with for thousands of years, then you will face a fiasco. If you want to collect various theories and hypotheses, then Google can help you with this. If you just collect the opinion of TQ users, then (here we come to the second factor), then there are several options.

    Believers will say that it exists, for nihilists it does not exist, agnostics will answer briefly and essentially “xs”, and pagans will ask the counter question: “What kind of god are you interested in?”

    In general, before you look for God (or you can call it something else) somewhere, then try to look in yourself.

  61. I don't like the humanization of God, and even more so the associated fear of God (if you make God angry, he'll spank you). I am not against religion in general, but it is obvious to me that it is a time-tested tool of control, so I avoid very religious people. I came across videos on YouTube of a Muslim girl who talked about how to deal with eyebrows from the point of view of Islam and whether it is possible to perform ablution with painted nails. In my worldview, God doesn't care what's wrong with your nails, your hair, your pimples, who's in your bed right now, how many innocent babies you've eaten for breakfast, or whether you've served dan to one monk or at least four. I am not an atheist, but my God is more like some kind of energy network, nature. A set of random fates and circumstances that we can change a little bit every second with our actions and thoughts. Living according to your conscience, getting high from life, you set an algorithm for this world, in which a happy outcome is more or less clearly spelled out. This does not mean that you can build a perfectly good life on the positive side alone, and it does not mean that you have appeased God (I also think that the Christian God values suffering and deprivation very much). But in any case, we must do our best to save up the energy of kindness and love of life – I think this is the easiest way to integrate into the System. So for me, there is a God, but he is more like a tangle of threads than an uncle with a magazine in which he writes down your points.

  62. Since we have already spoken about the self-determination of the existence of God, and the fact that in fact God is one's own Self, I will add only about the very essence of faith.�

    Whether there is a God or not, I don't think it matters. “Any religion,” and any deity is just a set of laws, “one of the early stages in the development of the legal system, “understandable and unconditional” for the public.�

    After all, if in the power of any of the rulers, “and as a result,” avoiding punishment for crimes is possible, “then the” heaven-hell ” system headed by God is unconditional.�

    But human greed has taken its toll, ” and now any God “who has his own church (there are many denominations) is nothing more than business, or fanaticism, which is no longer healthy.

  63. Science does not know whether there is a God or not. And the fact that there was such a man Jesus and that he wrote the 11 commandments, it seems to be true. Everything else is an interpretation of these commandments, and in a sense adapted to the needs of the rulers of those times.

    Revolutions also started with good intentions and what came of it?

  64. Here you need to clearly separate two completely different things: faith and knowledge. Each of these concepts satisfies completely different psychological and intellectual needs of a person.�

    As an intellectual need, knowledge, real knowledge, demands: question everything. Even if you're sure, check and double-check. Therefore, intellectual truth based on knowledge is constantly changing, improving, and enriching. She's not dead, she's alive

    Religious faith proclaims something quite different:If I believe in God, then I exist; if I don't, then my soul is dead. It is impossible to prove or refute this postulate, it is a psychological attitude. Nor does a believer need proof of God's Existence. Therefore, religious postulates are based primarily on tradition. They are firm in their fundamentalism.

    Any most advanced intellectual is always a human being. Therefore, you can be a great polymath, a world-wide scientist and remain a religious person. That's right: religion has accompanied us since the darkest of times.

    The fact that faith is a powerful material force, I was convinced by the example of my family. My older sister (now deceased) was very ill in infancy and had a fistula on her neck. Then this fistula was overgrown with the roughest and ugliest scar. Very prominent, beautiful face and figure, the girl was terribly complex about this. The collars of her clothes were always high to cover this scar. But then one day, she was already under 60, I came to visit her and did not see the scar. It's like he never even existed. In answer to my question, she nodded at the TV: she was charging water. She also showed me her knee, which had been mutilated by several surgeries: there were no signs of surgery.

    “So what's up with God?”

    Nothing new, since the gods and the God began to live among people.�

    As long as people worshiped their tribal and ancestral gods, i.e. they were pagans, everything was simple: there are gods, which people found a huge amount of evidence for. If our gods are stronger, then we will win and take the “others” as slaves, and their women and property for our own use. Our victory is a sure proof of the existence of these gods.

    With the advent of monotheism, everything became much more complicated. Priests of the same religion in different trenches asked the Almighty to destroy their co-religionists. As the saying goes:”God is one, but the providers are different.” So they live, turning the world religion into a collection of small-town pagan gods.

    So there is a God, but he is not somewhere out there, but in the soul of the believer. If you don't have it in your soul, then it doesn't exist at all. God is about people and nothing else.

    More details on this topic can be found in a large multi-year and, in my opinion, very sensible in many ways, discussion at:�https://atheism.dirty.ru/ia-ne-znaiu-ia-agnostik-ili-kratkii-ekskurs-v-terminologiiu-religioznykh-pozitsii-455016/. Internet kinks and speech incontinence can simply be skipped.

    Just in case, to be understood correctly: the author of the answer is an atheist.

  65. It depends on the criterion of existence that you choose and on the trust in certain sources. Let's do this. Can there be objects that no one has ever seen? Imagine me telling you that there really are elves. I've never seen them, but I just believe in them. Oh, very doubtful. I can just lie to you about miles of creatures and magical things. However, to believe or not to believe in such objects is your choice. Let's move on.

    Do you think that objects that you have never seen, but know that other people have seen them? How do I even know which source I can trust? This is generally normal, I have never seen the president of South Africa, but sources that I trust and the general logic of statehood tell me that he exists.

    Who informs us of the existence of God? The Bible and books of the Old Testament, apocrypha (books about God and religion that were not included by the Orthodox Church in the list of books of the Old Testament). Can you trust these sources? What trust criteria should I choose?

    I start to distrust the source if I catch them with false information. The Bible is full of such moments. Believers say that I misinterpret them, or I focus too much on this. But it was precisely because of such moments that people were burned in Europe who claimed that the Sun does not revolve around the Earth, but quite the opposite.

    How else can you prove the existence of invisible entities? Assess their impact on the environment. Electrons, for example, have never been seen, but they have a magnetic effect that can be rigorously tested and proven. Is it possible to prove any influence of God on the world? Must not.

    Is it possible to say with certainty from all this that there is no God? Must not. Even if all the sources are blatantly lying, we can't be sure that it doesn't exist. Perhaps it exists, just has a slightly different image than the one in which it is described in books, perhaps it does not exist at all. We cannot prove this strictly. I'm agnostic =)

  66. Everyone chooses it for themselves. If you are interested in such ignorant questions, then perhaps I will assume that you have not solved this for yourself, and you are trying to find out an opinion – which they will try to impose on you.

  67. Oh, these arguments that cut off all doubt in one fell swoop.

    of course, there is a G-d, but it cannot be otherwise

    Of course, there is a G-d, but someone created us

    Of course, there is a G-d, because I can't imagine that there isn't one

    It is enough to start studying history to start asking questions. Every event described in the Bible resonates with the events of days gone by. Only now, when you study it in detail, it turns out that with such a portion of noodles on your ears, you read about every fact, which becomes somewhat uncomfortable. In fact, the Bible is nothing more or less than a chronology, a chronicle, if you will.

    Then you can study psychology and political science and think about why religion exists. People can't know for sure if G-d, heaven, hell, and other cool things exist, because we've already written here that it's impossible to falsify a non-empirical theory. This led to the development of the idea, they say, that if I do not obey my ruler now (and earlier, as is known, the ruler was identified with G-d or was his deputy, as contemporaries believed), then fig knows what will happen after I die, and death, i.e. the unknown, scares and will always frighten most of all.�

    Another question concerns philosophy, because here you need to determine for yourself what you call a beautiful word (and even with a capital letter) God. You can go into” Ethics ” according to Spinoza and present it as matter, you can philosophize according to Nietzsche, saying that G-d is dead, you can reason like Sartre, being a militant atheist, you can reason a lot, but the point is that until you drive the definition of this word into your own framework, no accuracy will be established for yourself.�

    For me personally, religion (here the church as a social and political institution) is evil, because studying history, I do not yet find a single reason to justify the atrocities that were committed and are being done because of the great and bright faith in some bearded peasant in heaven.

    And yes, it doesn't exist. All the gods are here with you. There is no providence, no Karma, nothing. There is you and your actions, your conscience and your morals. No last judgment, you will have to answer only to yourself.

  68. In fact, from the point of view of science, it is impossible to prove or disprove the existence of God, since it is impossible to conduct any empirical study of this phenomenon – there is neither an object nor an experiment. Not to mention that it is impossible to falsify a non-empirical theory.�

    However, the probability of the existence of God tends, in my opinion, to zero: god is getting closer to being cut off by Occam's razor (the philosophical principle that it makes no sense to introduce unnecessary variables that the theory does not need), as the arguments of creationists sound less convincing in the light of the theory of evolution, various astrophysical theories and other scientific achievements.
    It is much more rational, in my opinion, to assume that God is a product of a specific human psychology.

    Moreover, regardless of whether God exists or not, I think we should approach this issue from the pragmatic side: the concept of God, around which most religions are built, has brought much more harm to humanity than good-stupidity and intolerance, disregard for private life and for people in general, a lot of absolutely irrational prohibitions, conservatism and authoritarianism, not to mention wars and terrorist attacks.�

    In short, I hope there is no God. And if there is-I don't care, we can do much better without it. I believe in Man!

  69. there is. I can't imagine that there is no God, it's absurd. Consciousness is such a miracle, it cannot exist on its own. I don't like atheist materialists, because I consider them devoid of imagination and mundane. I also don't like ardent adherents of religions, they are too trusting and stupid.

  70. Of course there is? And where do you think this whole world came from and at the expense of what it exists?

    We know that everything around us obeys the most complex laws of nature. But if you are a reasonable person, you should understand that someone had to draw up these laws! There is no way to get laws out of an explosion. And then also to monitor their implementation for millions of years.

  71. If we are talking about the Christian God, then, frankly, this is an incorrectly formulated question. Let me explain.

    “Is” is the present tense form of the verb “to be”. Being is a category of existence in the universe within the space-time continuum as it is known to humans. There are people. There are planets. There are stars. There are galaxies. There is space. There are atoms. There are neutrinos. There is light.

    About God, however, we cannot say that he (or He, as anyone would like) “is” or “is not”. He's not a stool or an apple. Within the framework of the concept described in Scripture and Tradition, developed by the Church Fathers, God is a super-existent or super-existent Absolute. It “is” (simplification) both in the universe and beyond the universe. He conceived it, created it, and will continue to “exist” (simplification) even after the end of the world.

    PS The categories of time here are also conditional, because Christians believe that after the end of the world “there will be no more time “(this is a quote from Revelation), respectively, and before the creation of the world (before the Big Bang?) there was no time, either.

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