(03-02-2016, 07:48 PM)Yoko Wrote: Lol how could a being like "god" be real? It just sounds way too crazy and ideal, it's something that humans created in order to answer the huge question of where we came from. It's the answer that makes many people happy, and is something that they want to believe is true, when most likely, it is not.
First off, each individual who does believe in a god seems to have a slightly different view from the others when it concerns the character and nature of the god.
Science itself has shown us, over and over again, that something cannot come from nothing. Natural things can come from natural things, but this would require an infinite cycle, and material/natural infinity is ludicrous - even more ludicrous than the idea of a god, in your eyes. It's ludicrous because that would mean that everything we see around us literally has no origin. It may have ancestors, perhaps even ancestors that have changed over the years, in the material sense, but no actual origin. Therefore, in order for something natural to exist, something /super/natural had to have created it. Supernatural is anything that isn't natural. Obviously, we have no actual evidence beyond the necessity for something like that to exist.
And this is where my personal belief of God comes in. My thoughts on the topic are far deeper than what I am expressing here, but I'm just trying to come across clearly, instead of overloading you with my personal perspective on the matter. I believe God exists. I also believe in the Bible - but some things I'm not too sure about. I think everything in the Bible is relevant to some extent, though many people see certain things incorrectly/from the wrong perspective.
However, you are partially correct in saying that it is 'the answer that makes many people happy'. There are many people who are delusional and have no true grasp of spiritual and/or religious matters, particularly when it concerns the nature of God. Thing such as mega churches are generally money-grabbing houses of 'feel-good' speeches, delivers by uneducated morons that just want to say the right words and get paid. Most of America's population of so-called Christians are disgusting human beings, or completely illogical individuals that are being drifted along by the aforementioned 'feel-good' side to religion. Evangelists completely watered down the meaning of Christianity, and as a result, the actual meaning in the religion has been scraped away majorly over the last few centuries. And even before that, it was being abused by the Roman Catholic Church for money and power. Evangelists shifted the focus from God to Jesus(even though Jesus was only put here on earth to bring us closer to God, not to himself) and started marketing it and dumbing it down.
As such, please consider that most people calling themselves Christians, and most people that believe in a higher being, are indeed only doing it because it makes them happy, and not because they truly believe in or understand anything spiritual.
Soz for the long post. :hype: