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Why don't people believe in God?

really why not i am just asking what cause you to not believe?

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While I am a Catholic, I can see how people can not believe in God. There just isn’t enough proof or evidence to back-up the claim that he is real. It is all about faith and believing that makes this “God” real. And I must add, I find it wrong for the some of you people who believe in God, to attack or harass those who don’t. It is their choice to not believe, and you arguing and attempting to force them to change just makes you appear ignorant and unintelligent. This “God” that many of you harassers believe in, says “Not to judge others” so therefore you are going against the very rules this “God” set for you. Let the people believe what they wish, they have more proof to back up their claim then we do ours. So....How about we all become friends?

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a very good point indeed
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Thank you for being sensible! (I don't believe in god, but it's not like i'm not friends with somebody just because they do)
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I agree with u
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Amen, brother!
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You are a pioneer of acceptance for your cause and are a winner in gods eyes if there is a good god I am sure.
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I have noticed lack of diplomacy on both sides of the fence. I firmly believe that it is possible for debates to take place, without animosity or disrespect!
Believers should not 'thump their Bibles' on atheists heads, anymore than Atheists should not assume the 'lack of intelligence', of Believers minds. Mutual respect, is paramount! Can I get an "Amen!" and a "Damn straight!"?????
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You can, "Amen".
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You are exceptionally wise, Bambino. Specifically, for someone so young.
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Nicely said Bambino.
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Damn straight.
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Personally, I believe in God. I believe because to me, it just makes sense. As for the people who don't believe in God... I guess it just doesn't.

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It's all based on someone's (or people's) words from long ago--nowadays, if people were to say such things, they would be considered INSANE and locked up forever. Also, I just don't believe it, it's kinda hard to explain. I'm proud to be a pagan :)! Nature makes sense and so does science. There is no one all-seeing, all-knowing person; that's just crap. I have a strong opinion on this, sorry :)

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ClaraListensprechen

Which God? Whose God? There are so many to choose from, and none of them are good enough to believe in.

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Some haven't felt His amazing presence and seen miracles happen in people's lives, others use science to try to prove God wrong. I'm proud to be a Christian, however, and nothing anyone will say can shake my faith.

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Just because. Literally.

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I'm assuming that you mean the christian god. I don't, because there is no evidence.

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People say that their god is THE god. There are so many gods that people believe in. When we came to the americas from eurasia and africa and they (native americans) had different gods. It is in human nature to believe that there is a god when something is unexplainable.

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Which god?
There are thousands of gods.
You are just as much an atheist as me.
I don't believe in 2870 gods.
You don't believe in 2869 gods.

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Did you find that number on a website or something, or did you really count all of the gods in different mythology....?
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Well, it's actually a quote from Ricky Gervais.
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Oh, okay. Interesting.
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I can see why someone wouldn't believe in God. I have to admit a few years back I was skeptical. You just have to develop a special connection with God. It's hard to explain but I can almost "feel" that God is real.

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The Jesus that was born in 0 I believe that. But I don't believe that God created us. I stick with Science & Evolution.

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There's not actually a year 0 in the calendar that most of the world uses.
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Nothing cause me not to believe its that the thing that was causing me TO believe stopped working. Realizing fear, logical fallacies and persuasive arguments do not constitute evidence makes faith go bye bye for some of us.

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Truth, this questioner blocked me:( I answered twice, trying to cite my original response to an identical question less than 24 hours ago. He took my fun away:(
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Torngren....They can't handle the truth!!!
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Lol
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torngren- i used to get that all the time. As you can see I switched to baby talk and now they accept most of it.
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People have different beliefs we can't force them we just have to pray and wish the best for them.

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Doubt, satan's favorite tool.

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*Rolls eyes*
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No evidence any gods exist.

The same reason you don't believe in other gods like Zeus or Odin or Shiva. We just take it one further.

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I suppose mostly because they feel there is not enough tangible evidence that God exists. But I also think some do not believe because they see so much injustice in the world, and wonder "If there is a God in heaven, then why do so many people suffer, and is he going to do something about it?"

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Hi Jessica. First, welcome to Ask. I hope you enjoy your stay.

You probably don't realise it yet but your question is one that gets asked here all the time.

Most non-believers have come to the conclusion that there's absolutely no evidence to support belief in a god. Any god. Jesus, Jehovah, Allah, Zeus, Odin -- you name it, they've all had their share of followers.

It's a more interesting question to ask "Why DO people believe in God?" Most believers accept that the religion they are taught as a child is the true one. So a child born in Iran is likely to become a Muslim, or perhaps a Zartushtie. South America and Italy produce Catholics. A kid born in the Bible belt is just as likely to be a Southern Baptist. But they all have one thing in common. They all think their idea of God is correct and that all the others are wrong.

Silly, isn't it?

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Very silly indeed.
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I was born with Pasta on my breath
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I believe you CDIII !!! :0)
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Long may the FSM reign, Seedy.
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Great answer.
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It's NOT silly, and you, my friend, will rot in hell. Then what are you going to say, eh?

You'll be sorry then, won't you? A bit of pasta isn't going to help you very much.

Very good, well-balanced answer, btw. You've convinced me - please ignore the rant above!
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I've been puzzling about your user name. Since gaunt means thin, does it translate as Skinny John? Or, perhaps, could you be a mediaeval anorexic?
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wickedpissah

So, are we all just going to have this same argument three times a day every day?
Can't the religious folk come up with any new and interesting questions?
Seriously.
Get on that.

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She's new, Wicked. This may be the first time she's seen the question.
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Sorry, WickedPissah. I wasn't aware this question was asked often. I will be sure to not ask again.
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Because there is no such thing as a god.

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Illogical: Sometimes peoples' criticism of the Bible is not rational. For example, someone might say that the Bible can't be God's word because it is ancient. But being ancient doesn't mean it isn't from God.
Inaccurate: Sometimes people have inaccurate information about the Bible. For example, someone might say that it is nothing more than fictional stories, or that it has been changed so much it can't be trusted. But the truth is that it is not fiction and it has not been changed.
Emotional: Sometimes people just hate religion, God, or anything that imposes morals. Other times people hate the idea that Jesus is God in flesh, or that He is the only way to salvation.

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Strawberry, I have never seen arguments such as you present. The idea that it's not the word of god because it's ancient is a very weak argument, so anyone with an education of a 10 year old would never use that.

Fictional stories, although the bible is riddled with fictional stories such as the exodus, the flood and Adam and Eve (to mention a few) it does have some true stories such as the deportation of the Jews to Babylon and the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans (to mention a few.

As far as morals, Christianity does not have the corner on morals. Moral laws and customs are much much older the the Hebrew laws and culture, in fact the laws the hebrews used were copied after the egyptian and babylonian laws. However there may be a few that feel that way, about morality, but that is not limited to non-believers.

As far as god in the flesh or the only way to salvation, I doubt that's something to hate. I think most non-believers just wonder how anyone could believe that. I just hate the idea that many christians seem to feel they need to save my soul, when my soul is perfectly fine.
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I believe the Bible says our soul is not fine and we must first understand what is "wrong". The answer is sin. "There is no one who does good, not even one" (Psalm 14:3). We have rebelled against God's commands; we "like sheep, have gone astray" (Isaiah 53:6).
The bad news is that the penalty for sin is death. "The soul who sins is the one who will die" (Ezekiel 18:4). The good news is that a loving God has pursued us in order to bring us salvation. Jesus declared His purpose was "to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:10), and He pronounced His purpose accomplished when He died on the cross with the words, "It is finished!" (John 19:30).
Having a right relationship with God begins with acknowledging your sin. Next comes a humble confession of your sin to God (Isaiah 57:15) and a determination to forsake the sin. "For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved" (Romans 10:10).
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There is no evidence to support "His" existence, nor is there any evidence to support any other gods, like Zeus, Odin, Shiva, Cthulhu, or any of the others. The list goes on and on, and it seems as if weapon addict has the exact number. It's just that I believe in one less god then you do.

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