If you believe in God, why?

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07-01-2016, 09:26 PM
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I was raised in a Christian family that went to church on occasion, though having grown older and developed my own habits i don't really make that effort a great deal - I studied Buddhism for quite a while, visiting temples and practicing meditation, i guess i had a fairly serious wonderment about the lives of monks so i really enjoyed meeting them and learning better techniques.

I have also identified as a Jedi since our country allowed it on the referendum ~ I enjoy world religion from a cultural standpoint... Which I believe science influences. I am an artist so clearly have some debate with modern world dynamics!

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07-01-2016, 09:39 PM
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ALso I've had an image of baby Ganesh with me for some time, so I guess some of my spiritual practice is influenced by Hindu trends... I am in Oceania so our religion has poured down from North. I was without belief for a while and don't identify as religious, I still find it interesting and believe it has beneficial effects on ones life; making sacrifices and practicing good habits!

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07-04-2016, 03:54 PM
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Was born and raised by a catholic father and Calvinist mother. Led to a strange childhood. I would say im a casual christian, i prefer the morals, stories and history that religion provides over the saving of the soul.
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08-06-2016, 11:46 AM
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No, and never will. Religion has no place in rationality.
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08-07-2016, 02:22 AM
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My grandmother tried to get me into diferent religions, to be find peace in our family, I think she couldn't find it, I grew up in many beliefs about God but at the end I never understood that kind of things so couldn't believe in things that I couldn't understand.

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08-08-2016, 01:15 PM
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I grew up Catholic, went to catholic school for 5 years before transfering to public. I never believed at all growing up and actually resented it. However as I got older and my depression got worse I actually seek solitude in believing in a god and am actually considering coverting to Judaism. Religion isn't a bad thing. Its what people do with said beliefs, IE force it on others, martyrdom, ect that is the issue
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08-08-2016, 06:24 PM
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I personally do not believe in God, however I can understand the reasoning behind people wanting to believe that there is some omnipotent and omniscient creator watching above as it gives some people the motiviation to carry on through difficult times or to help them become a better person overall. Religion itself isn't necessarily a bad thing but the one thing that really puts me off about the whole debate regarding it is the fanaticism some people can show trying to prove that what they believe is correct and trying to shove it down other peoples throats who have no desire to have religion crammed down their throats.

TLDR; I don't personally believe in God but I can understand why people do.

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08-12-2016, 08:01 PM
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was raised christian but i believe in a collective conscious to put it extremely simply

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09-02-2016, 08:56 AM
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I was raised in a religious family to believe but I could never make any sense of it so I don't believe in god, but if there were a god that controlled everything they would have to be behind everything that science has proven, which isn't so far fetched, no magically floating people or mystical planes of mysterious floating objects
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09-09-2016, 02:47 AM
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I really don't know. On a emotional level I kind of do believe in God, but if I think about it I doubt it's existence.

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09-11-2016, 04:38 PM
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I don't believe in a literal god, but I do accept, and find useful, all religion through the context of Jung's collective unconscious.
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09-24-2016, 09:53 PM
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I don't believe in God because I don't have any reason to.
When I feel deep love or connection to the Universe this doesn't tell me anything about the Universe and certainly not that the Universe care about me or has consciousness.
Believing that there is a God because you think that you can feel it is wrong.