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Kaneanite said in post #11 :
For me it's always hard to answer this sort of question. In general I believe in god. But when I'm sitting down with my friend and we're talking about random stuff, trying to answer a bunch of random questions about life(it's like we're high, rambling on trying to be deep, but we're not high...it's weird) and we get on the subject of God I tend to lean toward the "No such thing as God" area. There's just not enough evidence to point to a God. There's more evidence that extra terrestrials exist than the evidence of God, yet if you went out on the street and asked 100 random people if they believed in God and aliens, probably 98% of them would say yes to God, and around 50% would believe in Aliens(actually probably more, but whatever). Just like when you ask grown adults if they believe in Santa Claus, they automatically say no, but yet if you ask if they believe in God, they usually say yes. It seems strange to me that you can't believe in a jolly man who gives presents to people all around the world, but you can believe in one being that created everything and everyone. It's all in how we're taught at a young age. If you never told a child that there was no Santa, they could probably go on their whole life thinking there is such thing as Santa Claus, even if he doesn't exist. Seems that's the deal with God too. At a young age, you're taught to go to church and worship this "God". And as you grow up you continue to worship God. And since no one tells you differently, you continue this belief in God your whole life. And most everyone else believes the same, so theres no reason for that belief to fade. Also, we're scared into believing in God at a young age. Imagine being a young child and being told to believe in God. And if you don't believe in him, you'll go to hell. Hell is where the Devil lives. The Devil is a fiery evil mean horned monster. He'll torture you and burn you and make you suffer for your wrongful choice. Now, as a child, hearing this, you'd believe in God of course. And one thing I don't quite understand is the Bible. More specifically, I don't understand the origin of the Bible. Now, I've never read it, I don't really know the contents of the Bible, etc. But for some reason, the fact that there's a book on stuff that supposedly happened years and years and years ago, is sorta baffling. Who was there to see and find out these things? How did these stories get passed on for so many years? If they got passed on over the years, don't you think the stories would change alot over time? Therefore, the stories in the Bible can't be truthful. The idea that there's a book on supposed happenings from so long ago doesn't make sense to me. I think the Bible was just something written and made up by a bunch of people with time on their hands, trying to create believers of this certain religion. If you ask me, the Bible is nothing but a hard to understand storybook to put your kids to sleep with.
Hmm, after reading my post, seems I do lean towards the "No God" side of things. In general I still believe in God. Meaning I still pray to God in serious situations and such. But then again, like I mentioned, that's just due to me being brainwashed into believing in God since I was young.