I dunno. I've often thought about it; that is, an omnipresent entity that controls evrerything, and I am at war with myself yes or no. I do not, under any circumstances, believe that some huge explosion just HAPPENED and created everything. And evolution is a fact of life yes but not an explaination for higher life. Why are the "lesser" beings still here then after us, and what's next? Off topic, but still a good point... In retrospect, I don't think that we are supposed to understand "God," much less try to rationalize 'em. There is no good answer to your question besides, "you'll find out when you get there."
And God went on to speak to Moses and to say to him: "I am Jehovah. And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them. Exodus 6:2,3
I kind of think of God as a large collective consciousness, that guides and directs us through our daily lives. It's kind of nice to kick back, and not have to sweat the details knowing its there to cover our backs, so to speak. And by that I mean, can you build a bird, a bug, a tree, a cloud, many of the wonders of the world, or the universe, from scratch! you now see my point of view. ;)
Imagine going on ask to ask a bunch of people if the sun exists? Why would you not ask if the sun exists? Bury your face in text and the words will be all that you see. Observe the world with a disillusioned eye and all that becomes the world is obvious.
Either there is or there isn't. Ones beliefs does not create, nor destroy God. If you would like to research this I would start here http://web.mnstate.edu/gracyk/courses/web%20publishing/aquinasFiveWays_ArgumentAnalysis.htm And here http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleological_argument#_ Just remember these are starting points. As you study you will find arguments, counter arguments, and counter arguments for the counter arguments. Ultimately, there is an element of faith. But faith is not a bad thing, nor is it limited to religion. Faith encompasses all aspects of human life. Even in science we do not accept absolutes. So, it is normal to get discouraged during our studies, and question ourselves. It is at these times we must remember all of our findings, and how the Lord has blessed us with our own miracles in our lives. I recommend speaking with a religious leader you trust, especially if he/she is a theologian. God bless and happy studying. :)
Nobody knows - the only evidence we have are holy books written by ancient men that claimed they knew that God existed - but huge numbers of these ancient men disagree on whether there was one or many Gods - what were their names - what were their stories - and what did they want with humans. Many people will claim with absolute certainty that there is a God or Gods - without one shred of independent, verifiable, evidence - they believe so deeply, usually, because they were indoctrinated to believe as children, by adults they trusted. Many people will claim that they "know" that God exists because they can "feel" his presence in their lives - there is no way of correlating what they have felt with the presence of a supernatural entity that knows every tiny detail of your earthly existence - this often appears to be "wishful thinking" by those seeking meaning in life and the reward of a blissful after-life, again, something we have no evidence of. You will notice that many religious people can't tolerate criticism of their belief systems - they will become emotional and angry in many cases. A believer of true certainty will not be able to be "rattled" into emotionalism if they don't secretly harbor doubts about the whole belief system's authenticity.
Yes there is. God is the One who created us and the universe and so on. He created everything. This is the truth, He is REAL. You must have faith to belive that there is a God. He is a loving and forgiving God. No matter what wrong thing you've done He will forgive, but you must ask Him. You may ignore this, but this is the truth.
When it comes to the possibility of God's existence, the Bible says that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have suppressed the truth about God. On the other hand, for those who want to know God if he is there, he says, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you."Jeremiah 29:13-14
Yes. God is the ultimate reality. He is actually holding all things in existence. If God stopped doing so, we would cease to exist, but He would continue to exist. We know God exists through revelation which comes to us through Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and by our own intellects. Sacred Tradition includes the truths of the Catholic faith passed on by the apostles, which were not necessarily committed to writing, It is the common life, worship, and teaching of the Body of Christ, in union with the successors of the apostles, the bishops, and the successor of Peter, the pope. In the Bible, God reveals "I Am" (Ex 3:14) and "I am the Alpha and the Omega" (Rev 1:8), which means He is the beginning and end of all things. God also has some harsh words for those who deny He exists: "The fool says in his heart there is no God" (Ps 14:1, 53:2).