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Is there a God?

I believe in the existence of a God.
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50%
I do not believe in the existence of any God(s).
25
28%
I believe in the existence of multiple Gods.
5
6%
I don't know.
11
13%
Other (please comment)
3
3%
 
Total votes : 88

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Zul-ar
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Postby Zul-ar » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:01 pm

It seems several people want to discuss this topic, but do not provide sufficient OPs for their threads. So your friendly neighborhood Zul-ar is here to save the day.

Religion has existed for over five thousand years, the oldest of which being Hinduism. Today, about 84% of the world is religious, which is all but 1.2 billion people. Given this, it seems that the vast majority of humanity agrees that there exists some sort of deity/deities.

And yet, it seems dubious that there are over four thousand different ideas of what sort of deity this is. Not only that, but through scientific advancement we've found many things claimed in religious texts to be inconsistent with reality. Despite this, the majority continues to be convinced of the existence of the supernatural. Nonetheless as time goes on, the number of nonreligious grow, and societies seem to be separating themselves from religion.

NSG, what is your opinion on religion? Do you believe there exists a god/gods, or not?

I myself am personally not convinced of the existence of any deity, but if there is evidence for the existence of one, it will eventually surface.
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Postby A Thousand Islands » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:05 pm

I personally do believe in God. As for religion, it can be a good or bad thing depending on how its used and who's using it. In the hands of average people, religion is good or harmless but in the hands of fanatics and conmen, it becomes a force for destruction and oppression.

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Postby Suriyanakhon » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:55 pm

As a Theravada Buddhist, I believe there are countless gods who live in different heavens based on their meritorious deeds in past lives, as well as supernatural beings like the Chakravarti, Arhats, and Buddhas.
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Postby Neanderthaland » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:58 pm

Imagine no religion thread.
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Postby The New California Republic » Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:01 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:Imagine no religion thread.

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Postby National Capitalist United States » Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:32 pm

Like I've said before, if God ever existed, based on the stuff I've seen on the internet, he either died from our sins or just gave up on humanity.
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Postby Nakena » Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:36 pm

National Capitalist United States wrote:Like I've said before, if God ever existed, based on the stuff I've seen on the internet, he either died from our sins or just gave up on humanity.


The funny thing here is that you (likely) still indirectly assume the abrahamic monotheistic god to be the default one.

Thats something that I notice very often with people who even are self-declared atheists.
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Postby Countesia » Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:37 pm

I think every myth, legend, rumour, has an inkling of truth but for the most part i'm not religious at all. Ironically both schools i went too were christian church schools and i would go if they made us but otherwise it wasn't an interest of mine.

Apart from the sacrimental wafers, i loved those. I found them for sale in bulk boxes of 500 and part of me wants to do it.
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Postby Neutraligon » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:07 pm

Nakena wrote:
National Capitalist United States wrote:Like I've said before, if God ever existed, based on the stuff I've seen on the internet, he either died from our sins or just gave up on humanity.


The funny thing here is that you (likely) still indirectly assume the abrahamic monotheistic god to be the default one.

Thats something that I notice very often with people who even are self-declared atheists.

More often then not because they where raised in an abrahamic household.
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Postby Kowani » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:10 pm

there's always one of these threads
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Postby Major-Tom » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:15 pm

I believe in any deity that will stop the countless reproductions of this thread narrative.
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Postby Countesia » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:15 pm

Major-Tom wrote:I believe in any deity that will stop the countless reproductions of this thread narrative.


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Postby Loeje » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:16 pm

Kowani wrote:there's always one of these threads

Has no one learned from my mistake?
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Postby Kowani » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:21 pm

Loeje wrote:
Kowani wrote:there's always one of these threads

Has no one learned from my mistake?

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Postby Loeje » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:28 pm

Kowani wrote:
Loeje wrote:Has no one learned from my mistake?

no

That's disappointing.
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Postby Crysuko » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:55 pm

I was raised secular, though went to Church of England schools. Was turned off of religion due to the problem of evil, and being unable to reconcile it with scientific materialism.
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Postby Atheris » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:57 pm

I'm incredibly religious and proof that religion, the LGBT, and science aren't mututally exclusive.
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Postby Valentine Z » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:04 pm

Suriyanakhon wrote:As a Theravada Buddhist, I believe there are countless gods who live in different heavens based on their meritorious deeds in past lives, as well as supernatural beings like the Chakravarti, Arhats, and Buddhas.

More or less the same with me.

Me... I personally want to see and wonder what my past selves were like, or my future selves are going to be. And Buddhist chants sound peaceful, too! I am not saying that other religions don't have peaceful-sounding chants, but for me, growing up as a Theravada Buddhist, the chants really do hit me differently in a good way.

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Postby Bombadil » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:52 pm

Major-Tom wrote:I believe in any deity that will stop the countless reproductions of this thread narrative.


If there is a god I hope the test to get into heaven is to sing the lyrics of any Supertramp song cos I'd nail that shit..

..which, to the point, given what any God particularly wants is unknowable then any religion is kind of irrelevant because, maybe singing Supertramp lyrics is the test, and then you've all wasted time believing in something to no effect because you're all, well most of you, going to hell anyway.

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Postby Neanderthaland » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:53 pm

NSG religion threads are proof that there is a God. And he hates us.
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Postby Bombadil » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:57 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:NSG religion threads are proof that there is a God. And he hates us.


Religion is at the nexus of debating belief over logic, so it's kind of perfectly designed for NSG.
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Postby Picairn » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:05 pm

Loeje wrote:
Kowani wrote:no

That's disappointing.

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Neanderthaland wrote:NSG religion threads are proof that there is a God. And he hates us.

I think the recent spade of spammers are more of an epitome that Fate has left us.
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Postby Vikanias » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:07 pm

As a sealist, i think other religions are cringe.


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Postby Diahon » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:33 pm

Major-Tom wrote:I believe in any deity that will stop the countless reproductions of this thread narrative.


what is your god to a nonbeliever, tom?

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