Really? There is a god that exists in reality? And you have no doubt about this? Where? What is he or she or it like? People's imagination does not qualify as sufficient for the existence of a god, even in jest. Or hyperbole. Maybe in metaphor.
I understand your answer and the context. And by definition, I would say that god is something with supernatural powers. I would say that your definition might also be accurate. But at any rate there is no way an actual god exists, even one created by man. I know that you mean to say that god is necessarily imaginative. But what you wrote is that it exists. Something that exists, is more than an idea on one head. I can think of an invisible pink unicorn, but it cannot exist.
Again, people's imagination does not qualify as sufficient for the existence of a god, even in jest. Or hyperbole.
Even in jest, my friend, what is, is what is, and what isn't, is not. You did bold there is a god. Just giving you shit for it.
I do. Still, not real.
I do. Some people seem to think that you have stepped out of line, Karl, and you are getting smacked for it. I don't care about your supposed misdemeanor. I am assuming that what you mean is that in some people's minds there is a belief in a god, and that in their way of thinking, that god is real. To you, Karl, what is real is that those certain people have that belief? Not only is these peoples' god real to them, but they live their lives accordingly. But you ain't one of them.
I didn't have to wait for your explaination. It came anyway, but thanks.
You definitely owe an explation to all of us. You do not believe in a creator, it would actually mean that you do not believe in a creator god, then do you believe in a personal god? It is also true when you say that gods are being used as crutches. In fact it sounds as if I have said this because I do use these words. These all words do show you to be an atheist, but the words in bold letters contradict all you have said. I did try to find out if there is some satire, but there appears to be none. If you have made an error, you should acknowledge the same.
I'm 99.99999999999% certain that God does not exist. That number is subject to change if any good scientific evidence is found to support the notion, but I'm not holding my breath.
I was strongly indoctrinated/brainwashed as a youngster, but as I grew up and started thinking for myself a little, I started having some doubts. My thinking that god existed probably reached 50/50 by the age of 30, and I was probably 90% certain that God did not exist by the age of 50. The more I learn about science and religion, the larger that number becomes. I suspect I'll add quite a few 9's to that number in another 20 years.