I wanted to put this question out there to see how strongly everyone feels on this subject. Being that most of us trust in scientific fact and reasoning, I was wondering if everyone is absolutely, undeniably, 100% sure that a god doesn't exist.  I personally take into account that there is no proof of any cosmic creator so therefore I am about 99.9999% sure that there is no god. However we all agree that science is an ever evolving field and I don't think that there will ever be any proof to support the existence of a supreme being, but I can't be 100% sure until there is concrete proof against one. I would like to know what all of your thoughts on this.  

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How on earth can a Miracle  be verifiable

Can you think of examples where a miracle might occur, that really was verifiable?  Believers claim miracles all the time, but the trouble is the stories never quite pan out.  Can you imagine a situation where the story would pan out? 

Any verifiable  miracle  wouldn't  actually be  a miracle   after all

How's that?

I could never be 100% sure, there are so many things I don't know. But I am 100% that none of the Gods proposed by humans thus far are real. I would say I'm about 95% sure there is no God, simply by the fact that it has never had anything to do with humanity.

There is probably a cockroach.

I deny the existence of gods, but I wonder why so many people here capitalize the g in the word.

Or worse yet - G_d. Give me a freakin break, at least spell the g_ddamn word.
I have a threshold for respect, and writing G-d instead of God is beyond it. Sorry, but I'm just trying to imagine that conversation with God .... "Well Joe, I've been weighing your good and bad characteristics to determine whether you will spend eternity in bliss or torment. I see here that you do give to charity, but that you cheated on your wife twice. I'm willing to overlook the adultery, on account of your church attendance, but what's this business about spelling my name with all three letters on your blog? I'm sorry son, but I'm afraid you're going to hell."

Is there really a need to freak out about it? 

I'm not freaking out about it, I'm just not willing to let it go un-noticed. It's the epitome of irrational thinking to believe spelling the name of god will somehow put one at odds with Mr. Omnipotent. It's right up there with the belief that drawing a picture depicting Mohammed in any manner is disrespectful.

Actually in some Christian and in deep biblical era it is considered a sin to speak or write the name of the deity.. Well for those other than priests ect. It was believed that knowing, writing, or speaking the name would give you power over him, it, or her.. This interestingly dealt with desert demon gods to which Yahweh actually is. 

So for some it's prohibited, and as said, could actually be intended out of supposed respect.

I was raised Jewish and my Hebrew school teachers (religious classes in addition to public school) taught me to write jee dash dee (G-d), but now I just write lowercase jee oh dee (god) or gods. In addition I was taught that anything with any name of god name on it could never be destroyed or thrown away. It had to be ritually buried...

Lets simplify this, or as in how I have myself determined with certainty there is no god..:

1. The definition of Existence is the "Totality of all that exists." It is everything, every force to cause, process, system, mechanism, state, function, essence of being, person, place, or thing. It is Causality..

2. Universe is defined by the oxford dictionary as "everything that exists" to which is synonymous with "Existence". Please note this definition differs from "Observable Universe".

3. Pantheism is the theistic belief that Existence (The Universe) is God. This produces a paradox in which complete nullifies the concept of GOD entirely to which can be noted in the following questions and answers below:

Q1. What is GOD without Existence?
A2: Non-existent, irrelevant, pointless, a non-entity, fictional, or a figment of the imagination at best.

Q2. If Existence is god while understanding the definition of Existence is all that exists, then what in and of existence is not? 
A2: Existence being defined as all that exists means everything and everyone is "GOD".. Therefore the concept of GOD is moot and essentially meaningless while also making any worship of itself from another part of itself rather Narcissistic and incoherent. Hence it makes no logical sense for Existence to worship itself and then punish itself for not..

Q3: If Existence is not GOD, then as above in contrast, what in and of existence is? 
A3: If Existence is not GOD, it is therefore by definition that there isn't anything in and of existence that is. Hence there is no possible such thing as a GOD by consequence of the premises and by definition alone. 

So here is the ultimate Question you can ask a theist:

Can you explain to me causality, purpose, meaning, functionality, consciousness, life, how we got here, why we are here, where we are, where we came from, what we are, essence of being, or anything at all without existence? 

I saw it spelled "Gawd" on some post. Now, when I use this form I always hear some preacher with a southern drawl who takes about 3 seconds to actually say the whole word.

For example: G…a…w…d! Wants you to be wealthy.

Or: G…a…w…d! Hates homasechools.

I know this is prejudiced but I just can't help myself.

On another note I just finished reading the Babylonian creation epic, the Enuma Elish (When On High), & I have to say their chief gawd Marduk is way more badass than Yahweh. He has super powers such as radiance & numerous super weapons. Among these are the unfaceable flood weapon, Imhullu the evil whirlwind & lightning. Marduk does away with the primal gawd Apsu & then conspires with the other gawds to unseat the primal goddess's chosen consort, Qingu. The primal goddess, Tiamat, is OK with the death of Apsu but is really pissed about the Qingu plot. Marduk uses his super weapons to destroy Tiamat & her demonic army. He then creates the heavens, the seas & the earth with the bodies of Apsu & Tiamat.  Qingu gets chopped up to make humans to work on the irrigation canals so the Igigi (lesser gawds) can stop bitching about having to do it. All is well with the world until the humans become so noisy that the gawds can't sleep & Marduk sends a flood to destroy them. But that's another story.

Frankly, I'm surprised that Marduk & his merry gang of gawds & gawddesses aren't more popular. I am sorely tempted to proselytize.



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