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    This is a question posed solely to the theists of the debate section.
    Theists, why do you believe in God(s)? What convinced you?
    "We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter." ~ Denis Diderot

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    I see no downside really in my own practice. So i do it.
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    I guess my main motivation to believe in a higher power (not necessarily God) Is for the love I had for those I've lost, and fear of the unknown, of being forgotten, of living such a small, insignificant space of time, and then an eternity of nothing. That is my most honest reason.


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    Weakness? .
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    i think its healthy to believe theres more its good to have an imagination

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armalite42 View Post
    Weakness? .
    Lame kids are lame.


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    Imagination? Try believing nothing and thinking it all up for your selves.

    Whoever wrote the bible has the imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armalite42 View Post
    Imagination? Try believing nothing and thinking it all up for your selves.

    Whoever wrote the bible has the imagination.
    *sigh* laaaaaaaaaaaaame.

    :/ man kids these days suck ass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post

    I see no downside really in my own practice. So i do it.
    Other than intellectual suicide and a waste of many hours in organized religion?

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    Heres a question why athiesm?

    -When you believe you die and your gone forever.
    -When you believe humanity was a "accidental" big bang.
    -When you believe this all evolved from nothing, all the miracles we see now.


    I'm faithful because, i believe theres a here after, were not just made then boom! gone? were not gods little experiment... theres always going to be a higher power, and the highest is God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Para DICE View Post
    Heres a question why athiesm?

    -When you believe you die and your gone forever.
    -When you believe humanity was a "accidental" big bang.
    -When you believe this all evolved from nothing, all the miracles we see now.


    I'm faithful because, i believe theres a here after, were not just made then boom! gone? were not gods little experiment... theres always going to be a higher power, and the highest is God.
    Nothing about atheism implies any of those things. You can't go from "there is no god" to "you die and your gone forever" or " humanity was a "accidental" big bang" or " all evolved from nothing, all the miracles we see now."

    Much like not collecting stamps doesn't imply you hate baseball. You can't connect the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Para DICE View Post
    Heres a question why athiesm?

    -When you believe you die and your gone forever.
    -When you believe humanity was a "accidental" big bang.
    -When you believe this all evolved from nothing, all the miracles we see now.


    I'm faithful because, i believe theres a here after, were not just made then boom! gone? were not gods little experiment... theres always going to be a higher power, and the highest is God.
    I don't believe I'll be gone forever. I'll be living on in the hearts of people, especially if I did good things.

    Big bang wasn't an accident

    This all didn't evolve from nothing. It evolved from something.

    See how all of your statements are fallacious?

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    To be honest, I don't believe in the mainstream 'God', instead I believe something created the Universe, what was before the Big Bang? I believe in 100% in the Big Bang theory and evolution, but at the same time. I know SOMETHING was created or created us BEFORE all that happen.


    That's my view.

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    It's even more miraculous to know we came from a simple reaction...

    A lot of you don't realise how long the Universe has existed... look at us in the last 1000 years, how much we have evolved, from making things out of wood to talking to each other on computers across the world..

    The Universe has been for around 13-14,000,000,000 years, and it evolved from nothing.
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    It's nice to think that we were put here for a reason, I Don't really know what to believe but i'm going with Evolution etc Just because it has more evidence





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