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  1. I believe in God because I believe that this concept best answers the most important and pressing questions facing humanity today. These are questions concerning the Origin of being, as well as objective morality, freedom, and the meaning of life.

  2. The first reason is a certain deep inner conviction of Its existence, which I carried since childhood, and probably from infancy. I wasn't particularly taught to believe, but I felt that Orthodox Christianity was the absolute truth. Then, when I grew up, I put my faith to the test of strength, and studied everything that relates to the evidence of our faith, and eventually came to the unequivocal conclusion – the God of Orthodox Christians not only exists, but also loves me more than anyone can love me.

  3. The question is not correctly posed.
    We don't just believe in God, we believe in God, that is, we trust Him. Only such faith can save a person.

    James 2: 19 You believe that there is one God: you do well; and the devils believe and tremble.
    20 But do you want to know, you groundless man, that faith without works is dead?
    21 Was not our father Abraham justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
    22 Do you see that faith worked together with his works, and by his works faith was perfected?
    23 And the word of the Scripture was fulfilled: “Abraham believed in God, and righteousness was imputed to him, and he was called a friend of God.”

    We believe in the existence of God because it is a necessary condition for faith in God.

    Naturally, there are a number of arguments of reason, such as the Cosmological argument, the uniqueness of the Bible-all in the public domain.

    And if the question is addressed to me personally-simply because only and exclusively faith in God gives meaning to the existence of people.

  4. I believe in God because I believe that the theistic worldview is best suited to describe the reality around us in its entirety, that is, without avoiding questions about the first cause, human consciousness and free will, objectivity, morality and beauty.

    There are also many smaller reasons. For example, I know how many of the smartest people from different eras shared this same belief, and I am honored to be in such a company. I trust people who were at the origin of one of the religions, namely Christianity, and left us important testimonies about their Teacher. In addition, this faith finds a deep moral response in my heart. And, of course, through the example of my own life and the lives of those around me, I see how a person is transformed if he decides to follow the Christian teaching.

  5. Despite my extensive knowledge of astrophysics and quantum mechanics, I believe in God, although perhaps not in a very traditional way.
    When I was little, until about 7 years old, my mother was religious, took me to church every Sunday, I knew the entire Christian prayer book by heart, read the Bible several times. I spent my early childhood in the city of Pskov, which has a large number of Orthodox churches, temples and historical sites. I even had a vision: a certain saint, whose name I unfortunately don't remember, came down to me from the icon, patted me on the head and returned to the icon. Closer to elementary school, my mother's interest in religion began to wane, and so did mine. Now my position is that, despite many contradictions, God exists, but only in the concept of the Creator who created the universe. There is no question of any impact on people's lives. I am more inclined to the positions of agnostics, who do not claim that God certainly exists, but also do not seek to prove to everyone that God does not exist, all “believers” are stupid and believe in fairy tales.
    Summing up, I can say that I believe in God because I was brought up in an Orthodox culture, because I don't want to take any of the extreme sides in the question of the existence of God, and also because it is easier to perceive the universe in this way: we have a theory of the mathematical universe, the computable universe, the theory of inflation, and the theory of multiverses. What gave rise to all this? Since science cannot say for sure that the universe has always existed, it is easier to assume that it was created, no matter what or by whom. The role of god can also be played by a mathematical abstraction considered in the concept of multiverse theory and a certain transcendent force, although the latter is less likely.

  6. I trust God, because His Gospel is the ultimate Truth of life and the ultimate Love, which is nothing compared to what is called “truth” and “love”in this world.

  7. Because it's comforting.”Because without God, the world is too random, there is no justice in it, and there is no meaning in it. Without the idea that there is a certain force that still makes sure that even in the afterlife, those who behaved very badly are punished, it would be quite unpleasant for me to live.

  8. I met him personally. And this is much deeper than any religion, books, teachings, and so on. It's just part of reality. I don't even know what to say. Interested in the answer to the question, how to get the salvation of the soul in general?

  9. I believe in God because I felt his presence as a child. Before I learned about religion, he was my chief judge. I knew that if someone was wrong about me, they would answer for it anyway. And watching life in the future, I realized that everything works like this. “what you sow is what you reap” is my God that I think everyone believes in and all religions talk about it. Do you believe in this law? Can you prove its existence or absence? I don't think there are any real atheists in this world.

  10. My faith is not faith, but knowledge. And not the knowledge of something beyond, but the most obvious things. I look around and see that everything is there. For me, this is direct evidence that God exists, since God is the absolute and Everything. What all this is, what its characteristics are, whether it really exists, or whether I am a clear solipsist-it doesn't matter. Because one thing is obvious – something exists. That something, all in all, is God. The existence of such a God is impossible to dispute, and it is absurd to doubt him. You can discuss the terms-please. Even if you call it a pot, the essence of this does not change. Only your personal relationship with this whole Thing that I call God changes. If it is for you faceless disjointed all-one question. But if it is a meaningful Whole for you , then you are a true believer, no matter how you call yourself.

  11. I need Hope for Help and Faith in the fact that Good, Love and Good even exist. And not everything is rotten and hopeless, anger and cruelty, darkness and horror.

    I'm still balancing. Because there is a lot of darkness and horror all around.

  12. I had a personal encounter with God. He changed my whole life. The meaning of life can only be with God and only in God, and it is a great joy and happiness to understand and accept Him.

  13. I believe because God has given me satisfying answers to my questions. He did not hide, but went to the meeting Himself, seeing in me a barely imperceptible movement in His direction. The personal relationship that each person can build with God helps us live today, because working with God is interesting, informative, useful, and pleasant in the end!

  14. So, well, you can start with the Bible and the Koran, that is, with sacred books that are written not in a couple of years, but in a lot. They answer a person's most popular questions, and are linked to each other. And I can also add that my relatives and I have repeatedly been miraculously saved in terrible situations. Just something starts to happen, for example, the wardrobe fell on me, and I thought to myself: “God help me!', and I didn't damage anything, but put it carefully on the floor, even though I have little strength in my flesh. This is a long answer, I just said what was on my mind. All the best 🖐

  15. No scientist has ever said: “Why did all the electrons, protons, appear three minutes after the big bang with the same charge and the same mass?” There were no laws of the universe yet, and if the speed was a little less, the universe would collapse, if it was more, the universe would crumble. Why all the fundamental constants were preserved and prevented the collapse of the universe. Who prevented the gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, weak nuclear interaction? Hugh Ross writes about the fine-tuning of the universe: “How can a physicist be an atheist?” Why is it impossible to maintain a thermonuclear reaction in terrestrial conditions? Why does a newly formed star retain a gravitational force after the big bang? If the gravitational force is slightly less, the star will be large, the gravitational force will be small, therefore there will be no interactions in it and only heavy metals will be formed. If the force of gravity is greater, then chemical elements will not be able to interact and molecules for the existence of life will not be able to appear (the anthropic principle). Davis says that all the parameters of the planet Earth were programmed for 13.7 billion years for its further development, as the laws were. The law b includes a constant constant. Who then established the laws, the charge of electrons, the speed of light, the law of gravity, and at the same time they interact and do not interfere with each other, but are in absolute harmony. So the universe had a goal for the appearance of an intelligent person and the completion of evolution. Alain Gut, Velenkin recent scientists confirming the theory of “fine tuning” . Linde is against this theory: we live in a constantly exploding universe, a multiverse, i.e. the theory of constantly emerging galaxies with different parameters. Probability theory says that a single event cannot be repeated twice or more than once. It follows that the Creator of our universe is Almighty God.

  16. You can trust your spouse and neighbor, your superiors and the government, but they believe in God, without necessarily accompanying the belief with external church paraphernalia. You just come to it by opening your heart, once you understand that there is no need for any reason, that Faith is as natural as breathing. By youth and, um-M… He was interested in various manifestations of the unknown, read a lot-from naive mysticism and theosophy to quite a “scientific atheism”. A pure tech geek by training, a homegrown skeptic by way of thinking, I once discovered that I was missing something in my own picture of the world…
    By the way, I have a very cool attitude to any denomination, considering it necessary and sufficient for me to have God in my soul. Although the Christian Commandments are close to me.

  17. Because:

    I believe in a spiritual master who proved here and now that you can be happy by living faith, giving only love to everyone without exception, and at the same time remain one of the most respected, successful and authoritative people in society.

    I believe the scriptures, because when you live according to them , you really become happier.

    I believe in the highest justice, because only a blind person cannot see that the evil committed by a person will necessarily return to him, but also the good.

    I believe in love – the highest power and truth that lies dormant in everyone and only our ignorance does not allow us to throw it out and make everyone around us happy.

    And finally, because ” man must really know the greatest of all, the one who is bodiless, omniscient, blameless, without veins, pure and undefiled, the self-sufficient philosopher, the one who from time immemorial fulfills everyone's wishes.” Sri Isopanishad-The Eighth Mantra

  18. Humanity as a species is inherently spiritual. We can observe this throughout the entire history of the development of our kind. What we don't need is eliminated by itself. There is a good phrase “Thirst is the best proof of water”. Similarly, the need for spirituality and faith

  19. I don't believe in God, I just KNOW that there is a God. I have received enough evidence in my time. People do not believe because they judge God as someone equal to themselves. But in fact, the relationship of a person with God is the relationship of a literary character with the author. But a person has the right and opportunity to turn to God and ask for an answer. And the rest depends on the person.

  20. I really came to faith as soon as I started doubting it. I was brought up in a family of believers, but not a church member (we visited the church 2-3 times in my memory). And so, at that time, and this is the teenage period, I decided to test experimentally, and whether it exists. When He asked, He did everything right, He helped. Then, of course, there was the religious consciousness. Periodically, questions arose to which the religious literature provided very brief and informative answers. Once later, I really doubted my worldview, but it was purely an emotional feeling, due to very unpleasant events. I like the ideas of my religion, but I don't think they are the basis of it. And I think that it is somehow more logical and rational to believe, since It exists. This sounds like a fact to me. Despite this, I read all sorts of literature and watch people of other views, I can normally listen to the arguments of atheists more logically. In the internal dialogue, I find myself thinking that such arguments appear more often (but they are often far-fetched) in my head, which can not be refuted (respectively, calling into question the faith). For example, if I have had a religious consciousness for many years, then my faith depends on itself.�

    Finally, the doubter will always find something to doubt, and the one who believes-something to believe. I prefer to believe.�

    P. S.: I'm a tech guy and I can't put two words together, so don't blame me.

  21. There were events in my life that I couldn't explain until I was introduced to Christianity. At the same time, I will not be able to pass on my experience directly to other people: language does not convey the strength and depth of feelings and sensations.

  22. I am an atheist and I don't understand how fashionable it is to believe in something you probably don't know What or who you haven't seen in person before your eyes without taking any substances .

    you can't believe what you don't believe , no matter how hard you try .

    religious people have a completely different brain structure than an atheist .

    There is no logic in this .

    believing in something you haven't seen is just ( you're just a fool)

  23. God is an image that each of us draws in our imagination. For some, he is a God-Man, for others-Consciousness, a reasonable field of the Universe, a data bank containing information about each of us-about his past, present and future. It's just that everyone has a different range of thinking – some narrow, others wider.

  24. I don't understand the meaning of the question at all.

    What does it even mean to believe in God?

    Is it to believe that he is? The meaning of this expression is only that a believer believes in the existence of God, and an atheist does not believe in his existence. That's all the difference.

    To a person who believes in God, this does not give anything at all.

    Ah, what kind of God do you believe in and whether the one you believe in is God is another matter?

    Therefore, you need to be at least a little aware of what you are in order to have a general idea of who God is. And when you have at least some ideas about God, you already begin to know him, that is, to study – to get some knowledge about him, that is, not just to believe that he exists, but to get to know him more closely. And the more you know about God, the closer your relationship with him will be. And the hedgehog will not just have faith in God (in his existence), but will already have trust in God.

    Because it's impossible to learn to trust when you don't know who you trust (IMHO).

  25. Because of the existence of God and His involvement in my life. It is strange to look for any other reason, when God is there – everything else is secondary. In general, the question is a bit strange)).

  26. I came to faith by studying the history of Russia) This is where, in my opinion, God's Providence for the whole nation and for the Orthodox faith is clearly traced) Also, we should not forget that a non-religious society degrades, atomizes, and ceases to perform even the most necessary function for the survival of the population, i.e., reproductive. Here it turns out not even a religion, but a science confirmed by experience: we can argue as much as we want about the existence of oxygen, but if we turn it off, we will die; so with religion: we can argue as much as we want about the existence of God, but a non-religious society is degenerating and dying out. And without God, life simply loses all meaning. And, if we compare people who are seriously believers and non-believers, then the former are often much kinder and not as indifferent and evil as non-believers. And finally, a little of my poetry:

    So you weren't there…

    Very empty in the dark sky,
    When the stars don't burn.
    Very scary in this sky,
    When there is no fire in it.

    It's hard, living without hope,
    When faith doesn't burn.
    It's hard to face death,
    When you are not in death.

    If there is no love in the world,
    Then there is no meaning in life.
    So my heart started beating for nothing,
    Hungry for truth and fire.

    So the boy was born
    in vain,he was looking for the truth in vain.
    I searched in vain in the clear sky,
    A reflection of yourself.

    So it was all in vain,
    There is no meaning in life.
    So in this flash of light,
    Only the abyss and deception.

    But then! it can't be light,
    Darkness – to rise from oblivion.
    So it wasn't – all that…
    So! “you weren't there.

    Or like this, also in a sense about religion:

    Death or Love?

    Everyone will die – you know that!
    We can't fool ourselves.
    And you will not live in children-
    The children will all die, too.

    Enchanted meanings,
    Circling slyly over you.
    You made them up for yourself
    to hide the pain of the truth.

    You won't leave anything behind,
    Even a piece of memory.
    Your time will evaporate,
    Your short term expires.

    You'll spray like a gray leaf,
    Their humus is innumerable.
    Neither green nor yellow,
    And colorless – inanimate.

    Millions of leaves fall every year.
    Their grandchildren don't remember them anymore-
    Memory doesn't last long.

    If you want to be forever you,
    Abolish the bonds of death:
    Let your breath stop,
    But deeds, love-create!

    Only truth, only happiness,
    Only pure love,
    Tear apart the doom,
    Abolish the pain of death.

    Everyone will die – the law of nature,
    He's always relentless.
    You can defeat him,
    If you can – love!

    Something like that, I think)

  27. Faith in God is just a way of managing people and a huge business since its inception. So it happened that people could not explain some natural phenomena and attributed them to higher forces, and some people, those who were smarter, saw this benefit and began to promote. It is thanks to those people who are looking for answers and doubt that we have the development of science, medicine, agriculture, etc. I do not exclude the possibility of the existence of the Creator, life after death, the soul, as well as alien beings, but this must be proved, and not” blindly ” believe, since such blind faith is a brake on progress.

    I'll go a little ahead and add that:

    1. Despite the fact that I am an atheist, I have my own moral principles, which I adhere to, and perhaps because I live more correctly than many believers. For example, many thieves and murderers believe in God, but this does not prevent them from going to the “work” and breaking the commandments, because God will forgive, this is unacceptable.

    2. The meaning of life of all living beings is self-sufficiency or reproduction. Intelligent beings in search.

    3. Do not seek patronage, take your life in hand, choose your life path correctly and learn to be responsible for your actions.

    P.s. all vise written, my personal opinion, I do not promote anything, but I advise you to just think about it

  28. Now a lot of people will write that this is a personal matter for everyone and so on , but in fact, faith in God is imposed from generation to generation, by parents.

    1. First of all, it is necessary to determine which of the several hundred gods invented by people (starting from the Stone Age) we are talking about.

    2. The gods are mentioned only in literature, oral and written traditions, drawings, films, etc. But in real life, none of the gods were ever seen.

    3. If someone claims to have seen one of the gods, ask yourself: why is this person not a liar; if he is not lying , how long has he been hallucinating?

    4. If one of the many gods exists, all his actions must be evaluated properly from the point of view of today. In particular, the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. You will see: how everything will fall into place. To do this, just Google “Criminal Case of God” (this material referred to the Christian god named Elohim (aka Yahweh, Sabaoth, Christ). This is enough to understand who we are talking about.

    5. Most importantly, with vast amounts of knowledge and evidence, it is unwise and ridiculous to discuss the existence of a particular god (or gods). To take this seriously, to waste time and energy and spoil relations with our neighbors on the planet because of this is as stupid as seriously discussing the metabolism, for example, at the Chippolino.

    6. There are even more important things. For example: whether your interlocutor is a believer. If he says “yes”, how will he prove his “faithfulness”? What are you willing to do for the sake of your faith? And if he's not ready to defend her , isn't he a hypocrite? Not a speculator? Isn't he an opportunist? Being a believer just a little bit is impossible (just like being a little bit pregnant). Here or absolute faith to the last drop (after all, fanaticism does not exist, because tn. “fanaticism” is the standard of any faith) with all the consequences: dogmatism, observance of fasts, rituals, norms and traditions (from A to Z and literally), or even not to declare yourself as a believer. That is, the interlocutor = atheist.

  29. To begin with, it is worth saying that faith is a concept that does not quite lend itself to the question of “why”. We can't always answer the question of why we love, why we want, or why we're afraid. Here the situation is similar – it is absolutely not necessary to approach the question of faith from a critical point of view.

    But if you transfer this to personal experience, then you can try to identify several points:
    1. To begin with, the concept of the existence of God does not contradict my idea of the world order at all. Many people manage to publish whole lists of contradictions between religion and modern science, but where they see contradictions, you can easily see allegories.
    2. The experience of previous generations. Here I run the risk of getting cons for retrograding, but my faith is really strengthened by a huge galaxy of believers of great people of the past. I can't believe that so many minds and creators could have been hopelessly deluded. That the Sistine Chapel or sacred music by Rachmaninoff, Bach, Liszt (and many others) were written without inspiration from above.
    3. Personal experience. This is, of course, a very intimate point, and for many it is controversial – but there have been situations in my life when faith comes to the rescue.
    4. Belief in the meaningfulness of existence. I believe that everything that has ever been created by mankind has its own purpose and purpose.

    Approximately so, if briefly and superficially.

  30. Imagine that you are trapped in a desert where there is not a single soul around for many kilometers, no life, the heat is unbearable.Exhausted,after a long walk in the sand, you stumble upon a house.Entering it, you can see how well-groomed everything is in its place.The house is full of food, water, air conditioning system works the air is fresh and cool, what do you think?this house appeared by itself, most likely you will think that it was built by a reasonable being, i.e. a person.So why do you think that in the desolate space of earth, (our home)where there is everything necessary for life, it appeared by itself. The innumerable variety of life,the amazing variety of colors that surrounds us, does not it tell us about the loving Creator who wishes us happiness, yes, all nature and life without words whispers to us about his great Creator.

  31. Because the one who once believed in God sincerely, will definitely feel his presence in his life. No joy can compare with the feeling that God is near, hears, sees, forgives, helps. The Lord always supports the faith of the person who WANTS God to be there. ANY person in the church will surely be able to tell you a dozen or two or three miracles that happened to him personally. The most talented people write about miracles (Nina Pavlova, Yaroslav Shipov, Alexander Dyachenko, Olga Rozhneva, not to mention Tikhon Shevkunov). And the rest-just rejoice and live with God.

  32. I was baptized at the age of seven , but when I came to school, the children began to tease and laugh at me, and I took off my cross and went without it, Gradually becoming an atheist, an atheist. At the same time, in November, I fell ill with measles and, having already passed the crisis , I suddenly saw two white human figures on the whitewashed wall of the hut. They just stood there and stared at me in silence. Then they disappeared . But the main thing that preceded their appearance-I began to change the feeling. It is sensations – hearing, sight, tactile touch. I'll give you an example. I was flipping through a literature textbook and looking at pictures, but I couldn't read fluently yet(November is the second quarter of the first grade) And at some point, the sheets of paper became white-white and polished like Finnish whatman. Startled, I leaned back on the pillow and heard the pillowcase crunch and clink like foil. I sat down and looked at the pillow and the book – they were ordinary, the old textbook had dark pages with bits of small shavings like on wrapping paper. I lay down on the pillow and then hung my head and looked at the floor – it was far, far away, about a meter away. Startled, I lay back on the pillow, then looked at the floor again – it was very close, I even saw the lint and motes on it. Later, at the age of 12, I got very drunk in the bathhouse – and I started having visions and sensations again, but they quickly ended.

    And yet I became an atheist and then a militant atheist, and I read the Bible and the Gospel a hundred times and nothing moved.

    But in the eighties, after reading R. Moody's “Life after Death”, I began to think again and how a scientist and teacher built a model of the Soul and God and did not find any errors in reasoning yet. So I not only believe in God but I believe and most importantly I know the physical essence of the Soul and God!

  33. I believe in God because I have learned from my own experience that he exists. How? Please tell me, if all living things are created from the same molecules and atoms as non-living things, then why by recreating an exact copy of the amoeba using nanotechnology, scientists can not revive it. After all, the chemical composition and structure are exactly the same. And how, without God, such rare miracles occur, such as the disappearance of a cancer tumor in a day or two, when the operation does not help. Or replacing a decomposed liver with a new one?

  34. I came to this conclusion on this basis.

    People always refer to nature, they say, so it works in nature.… And absolutely right, in fact.

    Although, most often, they don't understand what this means.

    What is nature? By definition, various dictionaries are the environment or universe around us.

    And, what is important, this is not a certain chaos, but a SYSTEM where everything is subject to LAWS.

    Moreover, life and its highest form, a person “with intelligence,” are ONLY a PART of this very nature and cannot exist outside of this system, outside of its laws.

    Interestingly, the person did not create anything in this system . It only discovers and learns to use what already exists …

    And the more science develops (knowledge of the laws of this system), the more obvious it is that everything has a reason.

    This means that there is a PRIMARY REASON for the appearance of this system itself-nature, capable of creating matter, energy, life, mind, feelings, supporting all this and controlling it ,giving development.

    Well, then, according to the laws of logic (one of the laws of nature), this ROOT CAUSE itself must have all these properties, only to a greater extent.

    That is, it is life, power, intelligence, feelings that exist in unity and are directed to the creation of creation. Then, according to the same laws of logic, this is a person, feelings and intelligence are personality traits, which means it's not What, but Who.

    This definition corresponds to only one Person – God the Father, according to the description given in the Bible. Pay attention, not to the way the church or people talk about it in general, but to the Bible itself.

  35. In any faith, one way or another, it all comes down to overestimating the importance and value of subjective experience.

    If a person “seems”, “feels”, “seems logical”, “well, it goes without saying” and so on, and he believes that this is enough ,then faith in something begins here.�

    Yes, this is all due to the peculiarities of the brain, but it does not necessarily have to be so or that this is the right and effective approach to forming your worldview.

  36. I come from a family of atheists. I chose my faith freely and consciously.

    I believe in God because without Him, life turns into a bestial existence, not worthy of a human being. This existence is not determined by material prosperity – without faith, life takes on a vegetative form, whether in poverty or in wealth. Money makes life more convenient, helps to solve many problems, but does not fill the void that should be filled with meaning. No matter how cheerful a person is, without faith, he is bound by the fear of imminent death and the unknown. He is looking for an answer to questions: “Here I am, thinking, experiencing, existing, and what if I don't exist? Then why all this?” Without God, a person does not understand why he lives, why he was born, what he should do.

    Here at TQ, the question of the meaning of life is one of the most frequently asked questions. The answers of “experts” are bleak: to work, find a goal (what?), your vocation, indulge in hobbies, etc.: there is no meaning to life – you were not there before birth, you will not be there after death, you will disappear, you are useless dust. It is not surprising that some people prefer not to struggle with the search for the answer and do not find anything better than to settle scores with their lives.

    What do people regret on their deathbed? Judging by the testimonies of doctors and nurses, they regret that they themselves or with someone's advice and advised: they worked too hard, pursued false goals, did not find their vocation, wasted their lives. And what was missing? Love, communication with loved ones, warmth of heart – all that makes a person a person.

    But a person does not have the right to say that he did not know this answer – God gave us this answer: My main commandment is love, love your neighbor as yourself. This is not a piece of leafy advice, the evidence of which, it seemed, should be jarring. Not at all. God had to prove this simple truth by appearing in the form of His Son, Christ, and revealing himself: acknowledge my commandments, because I, your God, say these things to you, and acknowledge and love Me too.

    What is a person? He acted simply, as is usual with his own kind: Christ was rejected, arrested, beaten, spat on, and, as if this were not enough, finally crucified. Here it is, human nature, without faith, without God-violence and murder. A person cannot give birth to anything positive on his own, without God. Even a person can distort faith – it seems that everything is true to the letter, but still against God.

    Attempts to present inner spiritual work as the fruit of one's own efforts, independent of God, constitute, in modern terms, copyright infringement – it's like playing a Rachmaninoff etude on the piano, passing off the music as one's own composition. It is better, of course, than nothing at all, but you must be internally honest with yourself and recognize God as Godly.

    Denial of God does not lead to spiritual liberation, as it seems at first glance, because without God there is no spirit, much less its fortress. It leads, in fact, to the recognition of man as an animal and the justification, and therefore encouragement, of his bestial morals. There is little joy or comfort in living your life as an animal, much less as an animal.

    But man is not an animal. Animals don't need spiritual light and love – they need humans, which many people realize before they die. The Spirit separated man from the animal, filling man with itself. Man is not flesh, but spirit. Animals do not write “War and Peace”, “Ode to Joy” and “Sunflowers”. The source of the spirit is God, so without Him there is no man.

    Faith is not an ideology, it is not “for”or ” against”. Faith is love, humility, mercy, and forgiveness. These are the simple truths that you should just accept, not reject and spit on them. There is no object to prove, there is no object to fight – you just need to open your hearts and take the path of faith. To do this, you do not need to change your education, place of work or residence, it does not require money expenses and habitual violence – it only requires moral effort.

    This path does not lead anywhere, unlike human paths-careers, hobbies, etc. This path leads to salvation, as God promised. I don't see any reason why I can't trust God. On the contrary, the recognition that there is no death, that life is eternal, removes fear, sets clear guidelines in life. ��

    Christ suffered and died for me. His sacrifice is a source of spiritual strength for me. Throughout my life as a believer, I have constantly turned to His example on various occasions and found it a powerful source of support and comfort. He was in this world and endured all the things that we face.

    People continue to reject Him every day, even though all He said was to believe in Him, to love Him and each other. I can't reject It – it's not right, it's not fair. Rejection of God destroys the meaning of life, confuses moral guidelines and closes the path to salvation. �

    God did not make faith a condition of my birth and life, but he did make living in light, not in darkness, a condition of my salvation. I chose the light.

    I also believe in God because without him it is impossible to explain the visible and invisible world. I believe that the recognition of God does not in any way negate the possibilities of human knowledge of this world.

    As a Protestant, I recognize the Catholic and Orthodox confessions, I do not believe that Catholics and Orthodox Christians are wrong in their interpretation of the Gospel, I honor and respect the Holy Fathers, all Catholic and Orthodox saints, icons, rites and traditions, all the Sacraments, but I believe that God has the right to communicate with Him directly, without intermediaries.

    I prefer to speak of myself as a Christian rather than a Protestant. Jesus was neither Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant. God doesn't care.

    And I am categorically against the law on the protection of the rights of believers. It contradicts Christian principles. Jesus was not protected by any laws when he was tried. None of the Christian martyrs who suffered for their faith were protected by earthly laws. So why should the current believers suddenly do this? For their kingdom is not of this world. Another human folly, Pharisaism, which Jesus condemned. God is never mocked.

  37. Because you can't help but believe . There are no arguments against it and only for it . In general, in the end, you can not help but believe , just for someone the object of faith is god-an idol, and for someone God

  38. There are several reasons,they are best formulated by philosophers, so I will quote from Wikipedia: “Arguments in favor of the existence of God

    “The God of white spots”[edit / edit wiki text]

    Main article: God of White Spots

    Proof of God's existence based on gaps in scientific or plausible natural explanations.

    Proof of the degree of perfection (Moral)[edit / edit wiki text]

    “There is an absolute requirement of the moral law in our conscience. Morality is from God.”

    From the observation that most people follow certain moral laws, that is, they are aware of what is good and what is bad, it is concluded that there is an objective morality, but since good people do bad things, and bad people are also capable of good ones, a source of morality that does not depend on the person is necessary. It is concluded that the source of objective morality can only be a higher being, that is, God.

    The fact that there is a moral law in man-conscience (which differs from earthly laws only in greater accuracy and implacability), and an inner conviction of the need for the final triumph of justice, indicates the existence of a legislator. Torments of conscience sometimes lead to the fact that the criminal, having the opportunity to hide his crime forever, comes and announces himself[1].

    Cosmological [edit / edit wiki text]

    “Everything must have a reason. The chain of causes cannot be infinite, there must be the very first reason. The root cause of everything is called “God” by some. “

    It is found, in part, already in Aristotle, who distinguished the concepts of being accidental and necessary, conditional and unconditional, and declared the need to recognize the first beginning of any action in the world among relative causes[2].

    Avicenna mathematically formulated the cosmological argument for the existence of God as the one and indivisible cause of all things. A very similar justification is given by Thomas Aquinas as the second proof of the existence of God, although his formulation is not as strict as that of Avicenna[3]. This proof was later simplified and formalized by William Hatcher[4].

    The cosmological argument looks approximately as follows[5]:

    Every thing in the universe has its cause outside of itself (children have their cause in their parents, parts are made in the factory, etc.);

    The universe, as consisting of things that have a cause outside of itself, must itself have a cause outside of itself;

    Since the universe is a matter that exists in time and space and has energy, then the cause of the universe must be outside of these four categories.

    Therefore, there is an immaterial cause of the universe, not limited by space and time, not having energy[not in the source].

    Conclusion: There is a God. From the third point, it follows that he is an immaterial spirit, outside of space (i.e., omnipresent[not in source]), outside of time (eternal), and independent of energy[not in source] (omnipotent)[not in the source].

    Genesis[edit / edit wiki text]

    The problem of the relationship between being and non-being is considered as the original philosophical problem. The central question of this problem is: what is the beginning and foundation of the world-being or non-being. Within the framework of the paradigm of the philosophy of being, it is stated that being is absolute, and non-being is relative. According to the philosophy of non-being, non-being is original, and being is derived and limited by non-being. For the Abrahamic religions, the question of what is the most original is answered in the book of Genesis (Genesis 1.1): “In the beginning God created the heavens (the spiritual world, the angelic world[6]) and the earth (the visible world, the material world[6])…”.

    Eternity[edit / edit wiki text]

    Eternity — the sign of a transcendent being, certainly super — temporal-is found in Indian theosophy, in some of the Upanishads; this concept was also developed in Greek philosophy (especially among the Neoplatonists), and became a favorite topic for reflection of both Eastern and Western mystics and theosophists. We first encounter it in the revelation of the eternal God among the Jews.

    Varieties of the cosmological argument[edit]

    Kalamic argument[edit]

    In the light of the Big Bang theory, the cosmological argument is as follows:

    Everything that has ever appeared has a reason

    The universe has appeared

    Therefore, the universe has a cause

    This type of cosmological argument, due to its origin in Islamic theology, is called the “kalām cosmological argument”. [8][9]

    Leibniz's Cosmological argument[edit]

    Leibniz's cosmological argument has a slightly different form. He asserts that every single thing in the world is “random”; in other words, it means that it is logically possible for it not to exist; and this is true not only of every single thing, but of the entire universe. Even if we assume that the universe has existed forever, there is still nothing inside the universe to show why it exists. But according to Leibniz's philosophy, everything must have a sufficient foundation, so the universe as a whole must have a sufficient foundation that is outside of it. This sufficient reason is God [10].

    Teleological[edit / edit wiki text]

    “The world is too complex to arise by chance. “

    The ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras, observing the expedient structure of the world, came up with the idea of a “supreme mind” (VοΰΣ). Similarly, Socrates and Plato saw the structure of the world as proof of the existence of a higher mind[2].

    The essence of this argument can be stated as follows[5]:

    Indeed, the extreme complexity of the structure of the universe testifies to a Great Master who created such a complex bulk of the world, and filled it with such complex settings that it is simply impossible to explain it by chance. If an ordinary video camera hardly approaches the level of complexity of the eye device, then how could our eye create a blind case? If echolocation cannot be explained by the human case, how can it be explained by the bat case? This is sheer stupidity!

    Thus, a universe that has a very complex structure must have an intelligent creator. The anthropic principle is also very interesting here.

    This argument is also called the “watchmaker's argument”: “If there is a watch, then there is a watchmaker who arranged it.” It was also developed by the British scientist William Paley (1743-1805), who wrote: “If you found a watch in the open field, then based on the obvious complexity of its design, you would come to the inevitable conclusion about the existence of a watchmaker”[11].

    Representatives of patristics also spoke about this, for example, Gregory the Theologian in word 28: “For how could the universe be formed and stand if God did not fulfill and maintain everything? Anyone who sees the beautifully finished psaltery, its excellent arrangement and arrangement, or hears the harp playing itself, has no other idea than the one who made the psaltery or plays it, and goes back to him in thought, although, perhaps, he does not know him personally”[12].

    A special case of this argument is arguments that are based on the existence of complex structures found in nature (for example, the DNA molecule, the structure of insect wings or the eyes of birds or humans; as well as complex social properties inherent in humans, for example, language[13]). It is stated that such complex structures could not have developed in the course of independent evolution, and, therefore, were created by a higher intelligence.

    Ontological [edit / edit wiki text]

    Main article: The Ontological Argument

    “What is more perfect is what exists both in the imagination and in reality. “

    From the concept of God inherent in human consciousness, he concludes that God really exists. God appears to be an all-perfect being. But to represent God as all-perfect, and to ascribe to him existence only in the human conception, is to contradict one's own conception of the all-perfection of the being of God, because that which exists both in conception and in reality is more perfect than that which exists in conception alone. Thus, we must conclude that God, as a being represented as all-perfect, has existence not only in our conception, but also in reality. Anselm expressed the same thing in this form: God is supposed to be an all-real being, the totality of all realities; being is one of the realities; therefore, it is necessary to recognize that God exists.

    Psychological [edit / edit wiki text]

    The main idea of this argument[14] was expressed by St. Augustine and developed by Descartes. Its essence consists in the assumption that the idea of God as an all — perfect being exists forever and could not have been formed as a result of purely mental activity of a person (his psyche) from impressions of the external world, and therefore-its source belongs to God himself. A similar idea was expressed earlier by Cicero, who wrote:

    When we look at the sky, when we contemplate the heavenly phenomena, does it not become quite clear, quite obvious, that there is a deity of the most excellent mind who controls all this?<…> If anyone doubts this, I don't understand why they don't also doubt whether there is a sun or not! Why is one more obvious than the other? If it were not contained in our souls as something known or learned, then it would not remain so stable, it would not be confirmed over time, it could not take root so much with the change of centuries and generations of people. We see that other opinions, false and empty, have disappeared over time. Who, for example, now thinks that there was a hippocentaur or a chimera? Is there an old woman so out of her mind that she is now afraid of the monsters of the underworld that were once believed in? For time destroys false fictions, and confirms the judgments of nature[15].

    This argument is somewhat complementary to the historical argument.

    Historical[edit / edit wiki text]

    This argument is based on the idea that there is not a single non-religious state, and was proposed mainly at a time when there really were no states with an overwhelming majority of non-religious citizens.

    Possible formulations of this argument are as follows:

    “There is no nation without religion, so religious worship is natural for a person. So there is a Deity”[16].

    “The universality of faith in God has been known since the time of Aristotle, the greatest Greek scholar… And now, when scientists know all the peoples who inhabited and still inhabit our land, without exception, it has been confirmed that all peoples have their own religious beliefs, prayers, temples and sacrifices. “Ethnography does not know non-religious peoples,” says the German geographer and traveler Ratzel ” [17].

    The ancient Roman writer Cicero also said: “All people of all nations, in general, know that there are gods, for this knowledge is innate and, as it were, imprinted in the soul” [18].

    In the words of Plutarch: “Go through all the countries, and you can find cities without walls, without writing, without rulers, without palaces, without riches, without coins, but no one has ever seen a city without temples and gods, a city in which prayers are not sent up, and the name of the deity is not sworn”[19].

    “The fact that a person is drawn to God, feels the need for religious worship, indicates that the Deity really exists; what does not exist, does not attract. F. Werfel said:” Thirst is the best proof of the existence of water

  39. There are a lot of reasons – at one time my unbelief and self-conceit led me to a pit from which no one and nothing could help me get out except faith..Also, faith is logical for me in the sense that it better explains the world around us and what is happening in it and the essence of a person who is drawn to the good, but it turns out as always..The world is unfair and one of two things : either there is a higher justice ( on the other side) or life is evil.

  40. I just know that the Gods are real. I put my foot on the Ground, my Father is the Sky above my head, the Sun shines during the day, and the Moon shines at night. And if at first I could only feel that they simply exist, then with the passage of time came knowledge and confidence. I learned to feel them, to see the myth.

    I often come back to the same case when a complete understanding has come. The article was written quite a long time ago, and I'm far from a master of words, unfortunately. But if you want — you can get acquainted here�http://paganko.ru/2016/06/21/mif-analogiya-v-nauke/

    Dmitry Gusarov above gave an excellent description of a number of reasons that are worth paying attention to. From myself, I will only add that even in religion it is impossible to find answers to all the questions that arise. Religion is only a means of understanding the world, and the Gods are an integral part of it.

  41. For each believer, this is individual. As a child, like many people, I was “forced” to do this (religion and God, in principle) by my parents, but after so many years, it's not that I didn't renounce, I began to believe in God even more and truly. I really feel His help and care when I feel bad or difficult in life. Yes, he can't bring down everything you want from heaven. But is this how it should be? It is much more correct that It gives strength, patience, and wisdom… and thanks to this, thanks to His support, everyone is able to make their own life the way they want it to be.

    And even when you are just in the church, your heart immediately becomes calm and all the problems don't seem so difficult to you anymore.

    I don't need to prove the existence of God. He's already proved that to me.

    • If there is a watch, then there must be a watchmaker. The world is too complex to arise by accident.

    • Man's conscience is like the voice of God. After all, somewhere deep in yourself, you know what is good and what is bad. It's another matter, do you listen?

    -And one more argument – thousands of martyrs for Christ. Rome alone is worth a lot. People wouldn't go to their deaths for a fictional God.�

    These arguments are for atheists. Faith is usually achieved through spiritual and spiritual changes, rather than by learning a few facts of history or listening to an intelligent person. God save us!

  42. I once learned about Pastafarianism. After some time, after eating delicious macaroni, I suddenly realized that this is the real religion, the true faith, and I believed in a Flying Macaroni Monster. Since then, I believe in Him, keep all the commandments (starting with ” You'd better not…”), and even do not allow myself to think that I'm wrong, because almost always in front of me there are pasta created in the image and likeness of Him, and the same Gospel of the Flying Pasta Monster, in which there is a lot of evidence of His existence.

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