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#1 Edited by the_stegman (40300 posts) - - Show Bio

Now of course, this is a touchy subject, it seems whenever religion or God is brought up in any arena it sparks a lot of response, but i thought i'd give my idea of God. 
 
Personally i do believe in God, or some type of divine being that created reality as we know it. To me God is a scientist, and the universe is sort of like a large biodome. Everything living inside of it is sort of like his experiment  However, like a bio dome, he may have created it, however he does not interfere in it. He created the universe to see if life can truly thrive, that if given everything that one needs, food, water, means of reproduction, and enough intellect to learn from one's mistakes, man can better themselves and become as close to perfection as possible. I think this answers the question of "If God exists, why does bad things happen to good people?" Although he exists, and is aware of what is happening, to interfere would be like a scientist interfering with his own artificial environment, or for a parent to do their chidlren's homework for them, instead of letting them learn for themselves, if a divine hand would interfere with everyday life, we as a species would become dependent on it, and wouldn't evolve. However i DO believe that sometimes he moves in to stop total destruction, for instance, i once heard that the Earth should have been destroyed by the astroid that killed the dinosaurs, and if it were to happen again, it would be, by all means, the Plague should have completely wiped out humanity, the same goes for world wars, and the creation of atomic weapons of mass destruction.  I believe God stepped in during these events and sparred the Earth (much like how a scientist would push his bio dome back if it was getting too close to the edge of the table it was on) 
 
 
so, i gotta ask, what do you think of my theory? what are your own theories on God? do you believe in one at all? 
 
also, please, keep this civil, no need to attack another's beliefs . 

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#2 Posted by King Saturn (223043 posts) - - Show Bio
Your idea of God is pretty interesting... sort of like a Unorthodox Strong Deist / Weak Theist perspective.   
that's where I usually come from with my thoughts on God as well. 
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#3 Posted by Darkseid Elite (8442 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe in God, but not the whole white beard chillin in heaven stuff. I think God is an entity. Everywhere at once. 
 
I believe every living thing has a soul and after death you go into somewhat a dream state. Not the golden gates and living in paradise.  

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#4 Edited by Michael6ft7 (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Your Theory nearly completely mirrors my own with the exception of him saving the earth from the asteroid that caused the dinosaurs to become extinct.and nuclear weapons etc. I believe that he does not interfere whatsoever, for if he did then the integrity of the experiment would be compromised.
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#5 Posted by King Saturn (223043 posts) - - Show Bio
I wonder what you folks think about Angels and The Devil ? Do you believe in them as well as God ? Also if you believe God created us out of Love... was there something lacking in the Angels as in God did not see them sufficient enough to Love him freely ? I mean why create Humans if you have Celestial Beings ( Angels / Demons ) right there in Heaven who you created first who can choose to Love you or Diss you ? Heck God could have made some Angels in his own Image if he wanted could he have not ? 
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#6 Edited by SpidermanWins (4142 posts) - - Show Bio

Your theory is very intelligent. I must say, I'm impressed by your view and analysis. See, I'm Christian but if I were to compare hm to something like you did such as, say, a scientist? It'd be an author or an artist. I believe in heaven but no golden gates and crap. It's your own personal heaven...like a literal dream come true. One that never ends

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#7 Posted by lagoon_boy (11337 posts) - - Show Bio
Theory? I don't even consider I have any theories. I know for a fact that GOD does exist, and that everything in the BIBLE is true :)
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#8 Posted by FortressoftheMoon (685 posts) - - Show Bio
 
 
I'm not a believer in worshipping my imaginary friend but with a good pep talk that makes sense I can be flexible.
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#9 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by Alexander Nexus (162 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe God is mankind's greatest creation. 

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#11 Posted by _Marco_Smith_ (1614 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123: You read my mind.
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#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio
@_Marco_Smith_: Anyone who claims otherwise is just lying to themselves. Hail the Bat-God. 
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#13 Posted by _Marco_Smith_ (1614 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123: Well he did defeat Darkseid, and come back to life. How could anyone deny it?
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#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
@Alexander Nexus said:
I believe God is mankind's greatest creation. 
I think he is its worst.
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#15 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1726 posts) - - Show Bio
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Saved. 
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#17 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3868 posts) - - Show Bio

I think anything responsible for limitless space and infinite linear time is too great for me to comprehend 
but I know this- he isn't some old white dude with a beard and a robe who cares which swear words I use or what I do on Sundays
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#18 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

I do believe there is some kind of intelligent being or force that started the universe because when you think about it our universe runs like clock work nothing happens without a cause, most the people who say the universe is chaotic usually use human behavior to prove their point but honestly we are so small a part of creation that our actions no matter how big we think they are don't really amount to anything in the grand scheme of things 

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#19 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23389 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87 said:

@Alexander Nexus said:

I believe God is mankind's greatest creation. 

I think he is its worst.
That's Siege.  
 
 
 
 
I believe in God, and I believe there's a logical explanation as to how and why. I do not believe humans will ever figure that out however, as we're far too interested in proving we're the smartest species to ever exist. 
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#20 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
@spiderbat87 said:

@Alexander Nexus said:

I believe God is mankind's greatest creation. 
I think he is its worst.
That's Siege.      I believe in God, and I believe there's a logical explanation as to how and why. I do not believe humans will ever figuret that out however, as we're far too interested in proving we're the smartest species to ever exist. 
while at the same time wasting said intelligence on profoundly stupid and potentially suicidal things that even the dumbest animal would have enough sense to avoid 
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#21 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23389 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
@spiderbat87 said:

@Alexander Nexus said:

I believe God is mankind's greatest creation. 
I think he is its worst.
That's Siege.      I believe in God, and I believe there's a logical explanation as to how and why. I do not believe humans will ever figuret that out however, as we're far too interested in proving we're the smartest species to ever exist. 
while at the same time wasting said intelligence on profoundly stupid and potentially suicidal things that even the dumbest animal would have enough sense to avoid 
Too true, my friend, too true. 
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#22 Posted by Agent9149 (3627 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman: are you deist
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#23 Posted by comicdude23 (11902 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe that he's a guy that's 100-200 feet tall, with a white beard, etc.

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#24 Posted by ssejllenrad (13112 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe in a supreme being that is the source of all. I believe in the historicity of the Bible but not the minor details and literal interpretations of the first books. I believe the evolution took place but not a product of accident and that life was started due to some divine design. I believe in Jesus (yeshua) and that he existed. As for being the son of god, I'm not sure. And I apologize in advance to the Muslims but I believe that the Koran was written by the prophet without inspiration from a supreme being. I'm very sorry but that's what I believe.

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#25 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

If in the case, a collective all encompassing thing well beyond our notions of perception or anything else.

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#26 Posted by utotheg38 (19294 posts) - - Show Bio

lol god. 

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#27 Posted by the_stegman (40300 posts) - - Show Bio
@Agent9149:  
 

@The Stegman: are you deist

y'know...i NEVER thought of it before, but yeah, i guess my viewpoints are very deistic !!
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#28 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3868 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman
just like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington
but shhhhhh, don't tell Sarah Palin
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#29 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17181 posts) - - Show Bio

Joe Pesci is god.  I pray to him every morning. 

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#30 Posted by progenitorigin (7564 posts) - - Show Bio

 
 
I consider myself a Deist, basically.
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#31 Posted by cyberninja (10669 posts) - - Show Bio

That is one weak bait, so I will say this, I don't wear my beliefs or lack of it on my sleeve, that is all.  
 
*Walks away*

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#32 Posted by Billy Batson (60896 posts) - - Show Bio
 
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#33 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1726 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson:

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#34 Posted by Loki9876 (3366 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman: well i believe about the same as you do. that he created the big bang or some other cause of the creation of the universe and he created life that evolved into us (darwins theory) God does not interfere (i'm not sure why maybe to let us learn as a species) i will not say he is a researcher (i don't know why he made it maybe just to have happiness, hope, etc). I don't believe the stories in the bible i believe some figures in it are true but i do not believe the supernatural aspect of it but you must see the second layer the message that tells you that you must help others and do the right thing. i cna't be sure but this what I like to believe.
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#35 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe what ever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger. 

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#36 Posted by ms__omega (5269 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe god is an energy being God can be what ever he/she/it wants to be.

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#37 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest I don't really believe there is one but atheist is to broad a term so I would say that I am secular: 
 

Secularism is a code of duty pertaining to this life, founded on considerations purely human, and intended mainly for those who find theology indefinite or inadequate, unreliable or unbelievable. Its essential principles are three: (1) The improvement of this life by material means. (2) That science is the available Providence of man. (3) That it is good to do good. Whether there be other good or not, the good of the present life is good, and it is good to seek that good.


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#38 Posted by TheBatman586 (6466 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the depictions of God as an old man with white hair and a beard are extremely inaccurate. I always pictured God as looking something like this:

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#39 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheBatman586: That is so f'in cool, what is it?
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#40 Edited by Billy Batson (60896 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87:  

Red Mask with the cosmic cube.

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#41 Posted by theicon (1827 posts) - - Show Bio

God is the all powerful being  depicted in his holy word, the bible.
 
out of love God created  man, but  had to allow  such capability to go his own path in order to trully have freedom.  Death didnt arrive untill man went his own way,but that was influenced by a powerful fallen angelic being who wishes to rule as God rules,this fallen being wants worship and power as God.
 
But God in his wisdom  had to allow this for  true  fredom and choce to exsist outside his realm , our current  continuum or universe.  
sinse the fall of man, the entire creation  is effected and is deteriorating,only God can restore it
God will intervene,but we  have rejected God as a people, people hate God, yet when destruction comes , are the first to blame him!
And God will not violate his word for any thing,but he can bend it and blot it out for something new, though bound to his word, God can always create a higher greater law or word  as he did with Christ jesus to save all humanity, belief is the only requirement.
We judge God more than he judges us.
 
.but dispite al out hate,and evil. God still says by his son jesus christ,father  Forgive them, for they know NOT what they do.
 
this statement is meant to give my personal view not to offend,degrade, or attack any ones belief in any way! if you dissagree   disreguard and pay it no attention. God bless all i respect  every one on here!

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#42 Posted by Knightly1 (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

God in the Old Testament seems to act as nothing more than a child who can do whatever they want. "Forgot to pray to me?? Say good-bye to your family and village." I can't remember if Job is a story in the old or new testament(although I'm betting on the Old Testament) but the fact that God decides to play with a man's life, a man who devoted himself to God, just to prove something to the Devil(didn't know they even communicated with each other and, if so, how much) makes me question His status(at least in the Old Testament.) as a benevolent being. If he fooled with one man's life, who's to say he hasn't caused many disasters just to prove to the Devil we still needed hHim?
In the New Testament, God has done some "growing up", going from the easily angered child to the compassionate father figure. This is a God worth believing,(IMO anyways), even though I don't necessarily believe in Him.
But, interesting thought on the scientist thing. Fits in with the whole "free will" and the we-allow-certain-things-to-happen-to-us beliefs I hold.

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#43 Posted by Izaiah (6308 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87 said:
@TheBatman586: That is so f'in cool, what is it?
I reckon it's from here.
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#44 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17181 posts) - - Show Bio

Since about the age of 14 when I read The Age of Reason I always considered myself I Deist because that's always how I'd felt, even growing up in a Catholic family but recently I've been meticulously studying what Buddhism has to offer and honestly as a philosophy it does more for me than any religion ever did/could, but oh my bad you asked about god in particular...I can't say I believe in one end all be all deity.  It just never made sense to me.  I'm a pretty objective person, maybe too much so for my own good.  (if a god/gods exist)

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#45 Edited by theicon (1827 posts) - - Show Bio
@OblivionKnight: such arrogance,u havent read the scriptures, it was satan who attacked JOb, and God restored  double what the devil took!
other times  man was evil , vile , and murderous in a inconceivable way  just like today in our era. it was not  God doing those things, he only wiped  out such evil, but gave much time for repentance! and redemption.
your oblivious to the fact there is a present evil enemy that fights against mankind daily, ruing  Gods reputation through  foolish,ignorant, arrogant godless men and women.
Especially  ones with a superior lack of knowledge.
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#46 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17181 posts) - - Show Bio
@theicon: Ughhh I'm sorry to say this man but the way I see it people need to start looking at the holy bible as one big comic book that doesn't have panels or illustrations....
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#47 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1726 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn: lmao

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#48 Posted by theicon (1827 posts) - - Show Bio
@Glitch_Spawn: God can use that as well to get to  the person he needs to, and  just like dc rebooting, look at the world something bigs is about to go down  ur comic  version of the bible says it will,  weather, in comic form (which would be cool)  visualized, audio,or in book form  what it says is happening  in our world now. take a look in the news!
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#49 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17181 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I were kidding but as long as people die in the name of god or Christ I can't Judeo-Religions...And yeah a comic version would nonetheless be awesome!

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#50 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17181 posts) - - Show Bio

can't support*