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  • I have days where I do and days where I don't. The 'God' I believe in is a force, rather than a 'supernatural' being, a bit like 'mother nature. I actually don't know why I believe, maybe I've been watching too much Star wars 'may the force be with you'...
  • Because as a child I was taught to talk to God every night with my prayers. I just could not handle knowing I was crazy talking to myself all these years.
  • Other than that I am a Catholic and I was taught from the catechism that God made me , Everything God made for a reason and God is good. That means that I am good and have a reason for living
  • No. I just cannot "get it". Where the hell is the God everybody tells me about? And don't tell me to "look inside myself" or equivalent things - "inside myself" is a bigger liar than the world outside.
  • I have a running dialogoue with God that is deep and personal. I believe in God for so many reasons - not the least of which is the assurance I get in conversation with God that God believes in me.
  • YES I DO BELIEVE, Why?: Thank you Tomsims, thats a gret way of putting it. For me I was raised to believe in God and that has allowed me to be who I am today. I beleive in God: *Because his wisdom IS a force of guidance which holds this world together to whatever extent it remains. *His messages for living your life are the true messages that in reality can make you a happy person to what you know with your conscience in your heart is correct. *His strength through his message is enough to do the right thing in many situations. *His love of mna encourages man to love one another and have a bond with the truth, the truth to waht is benefitting and prosperous in this world. Whis is why I do, no that you have to, of course.
  • So i wont be branded a heretic or atheist
  • You know that I just realized that almost every single religon has some drawing, statues of their gods but christians only have jesus and the other supreme god that nobody knows what he looks like?
  • Intellectually... because if you examine every single thing in nature, from the cells in our bodies to the molecular makeup of a blade of grass, to planets revolving in perpetual motion around suns, to rivers and oceans and ecosystems, to (OMG) our brains & hearts & circulatory systems!.... if you really look at it, the precision and intent and design and purpose are all so mind-bogglingly intelligent until it becomes mystical. I cannot Not believe that all things of this world were designed, intended and created by someone. Since any One of those awesome, magical things, down to the most minute atomic structure, is completely beyond my intelligence, I don't worry so much about my inability to grasp the nature of that "someone" or to see the whole picture. Of Course I can't grasp it when I can't even grasp a tiny little pixel of it! haha. That's the gap that faith bridges. & that's what faith is for, bridging that gap. Faith is not a hollow concept either. Faith is sustained by a personal relationship with God that falls under the "ineffable" category. It cannot really be explained in words. You either know about it or you don't, I suppose. I would never try to explain that to someone who didn't already know about it. That would just be folly. But suffice it to say that you know you have that relationship about as well as you know your own face in the mirror. It's not something that has to be proven to you. You just know. Sorry if I'm not articulate enough to tackle this question. I don't know what I was thinking... bored I guess. Have a good evening!
  • When I was little I believed in God because I was told that was what we believed. As I got older and able to think for myself, I realized God by the things that were done in my life and the lives of my family. As an adult, God has gotten me through some very rough times. I have cried to him and he has answered me. True, sometimes the answer was no, but understood the answer down the road. Now, I believe in God because I want to not because I'm told to by others. I'm my own person and able to think for myself and I choose to believe in God Almighty.
  • A higher power yes, God no.
  • Because he has done alot for me and he is the one i can go to when i cant go to nnone else and he listens and he doesnt make fun or tease or say thigns about u that other people do.
  • I believe in God because that's what I was taught to believe in.I don't believe that the bible being read is the honest truth,but I do believe in a higher power.
  • I don't.
  • I believe in the deeper mystery of life. There is something "under" what science is struggling with now, and what you are grappling with now in your personal life. On some macroscopic level, they are the same thing. I read a lot of non-fiction, because I am always exploring some facet of my current mystery, but I cannot choose the stopping point. God may not be the ultimate mystery. But the ambient organizing "consciousness" operating at a scale I cannot fathom is the ultimate mystery for now. Your everyday life is the ultimate giver of lessons. The bleeps and bloops of this attenuated signal is how God really communicates with you. If you can really slow down and look at what is going on around you, you see holes punched in what people take as givens. In this way, prayer is seeing past the illusions around you to God. The bible is a book of hints. Its not about who smote who, and got drunk and put a curse on their family. Its up to you to decide how much is divine inspiriation, and how much was written to be understood at the time. That's why the same verse read 10 years apart will yield completely different meanings to the same person. I believe there is a possibility that all of the physical universe itself is an illusion, a red herring, but that even then it is a stone which will either make you sharpen your blade, or lower your sword. Read any good ole popular science book about cosmology and you will probably pass through a still-point when you put the book down, look around the room, and consider just how absurd it is that there is ANYTHING at all. Then both creation and big-bang theory stand on equal footing. And this from a modern book of science. A belief in God is not a place 'to stop'. It is a commitment 'to begin'.
  • well if it wasnt for God there wouldnt be a full proof reason for the earth and an explanation for the complexity of life
  • I don't, and I am pretty sure you know why too
  • I was taught from a little age, to believe in god as my father and the creator, and the almighty rightheous man, ruler of existence. I was taught this, and fear hell, and want god to guide me to good. Basically I'm a coward to doesn't want to spend eternity burning in a scorch lake of fire, and want to be safe and love god as much as i can.
  • His word: The Holy Bible
  • Nothing *makes me*, we have free will to choose. If you were trying to ask "Why do you believe in God?"... It's already been asked: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/102282
  • I have always believed in a higher source,since I was 4 or 5.I saw this in nature and the world around me.God is a personal feeling to me, free of the constraints of any religion or philosophy. And since God is a personal relationship, other peoples ideas of the creator may not fit in to my ideal point of view.Each person has their own concept of God,in the end regardless of what religion teaches us.
  • Because God talks to me every day. I never wanted to belive in God, I was an atheist til I was 19 and God started talking to me. I didn't ask for this but thats what happened and so now I can't deny that God exists without accepting that I am insane. Since no one has had me committed yet in nearly 5 years of God talking to me, I can only accept that God exists.
  • It would take God to make that happen. So I do not think it is going too.
  • I know either God exists or I have a mental disorder because God speaks to me daily.
  • I believe in God because... well i dont really know... its like the wind... I cant see it or or explain it ... but i can feel it...(p.s. This quote if from a walk to remember lol)
  • I do believe in God. He works in my life every day, and I have they faith that he will keep doing it.
  • I believe in God. How can a book be written by SEVERAL DIFFERENT people, at different times, and then come together. There is not an explanation to this, other than, a higher authority. There is many other things too, but that is all for now.
  • Yes I do , I am a Christian
  • I believe in Deity. My reasons are my own.
  • I don't I went to bible school and church every sunday for 12 years. I never believed one bit of it none of it made any sence to me. I have sence checked out a lot of other religions and have realized I don't believe any of them. I think we came from groth.
  • i believe in a higher power.
  • Yes there must be some sort of higher plane that we cannot see
  • I do not believe in god. I believe he is the creation of humanity who poured all of their wickedness into his myth.
  • Yes, I do. I have seen too many miracles not to.
  • I believe in god. The universe didn't just create itself. There has to be a creator who listens, and is righteous.
  • No. I was presented with the concept of "God" at a relatively early age, and I decided even then that it just didn't make any sense to me. Believing in some benevolent "Higher Power" might be comforting, but it's a luxury I can't afford. I've always been too perceptive and curious about the world around me to believe in such a simple explanation as "God".
  • I believe in an earthly plane and a spiritual plane. I do not believe in the view of God in which he is a domineering, tyrannical, super strict "father" figure who punishes people harshly for their mistakes. I believe in a universal higher power/energy that is within everything and everyone. It's not necessarily something to be worshiped, but instead something to be nurtured and cultivated for the greater good.
  • yes, I do. Firstly from nature, then from the SCriptures, which tell me about his plan in the Old Testament to send a saviour, and then because of Jesus himself, who is the proof. Finally because He is with me and in me, changing me slowly into the image of his son (still a looooooooooooong way to go. lolol) Read Hebrews 1 and Romans 1)
  • ME TOO!!! Its like practically my favorite sad movie ever!!!
  • Yes I do. I wasn't believing in myself very much during a part of my life and I didn't really have anything else to believe in, so I turned to what many people turn to- God. With God's help I was able to begin to believe in myself again, and I decided that since he was so helpful I would continue to believe in him.
  • No I don't. I have tried to and I studied, but the scientific theories of creation make more sense to me. I don't take anything on faith. I know some people are very happy and feel fulfilled by believing, and I'm happy for them.
  • Yes i am a christian. And i dont just BELIEVE in God, i LIVE for him. I believe if you dont pursue anything in life, or take any chances, theres no point, and wont really get anywhere...
  • Most people in the world believe in the one God presented in the Holy Bible.
  • Yes..Do you? (God is capitalized if you are referring to the christian God)
  • I believe in God, yes.
  • A god. Not necessarily the Christian god, or any other. But there definately is someone, or something else.
  • Yeeee.... no.
  • I believe in Almighty God of the Bible.
  • I believe in Y'WH
  • Yes I do.
  • No, I don't. I do not believe in any god, nor supernatural power.
  • i believe in allah
  • There's a "higher power," (for lack of a better word, there's plenty), that resides in ALL of us. What that is exactly, no one knows, but it's not a "man that lives upstairs".
  • I believe in God.I do not care what everyone calls the higher power they consider there God.The Bible says he is called by many names.He is still GOD.
  • I believe in a higher source ,but nothing that resembles a god in the conventional sense.This concept is not a person male/female in human form and is devoid of human emotions and does not interfere with anything in existence.
  • Nothing
  • You mistake me for a beleiver! I don't beleive in Jesus, nor God. Why should I? I don't beleive in Thor, or Zeus, or Ra. I do not beleive in Allah or Vishnu, or Santa. Why should I beleive in God? There's no proof for it - in fact, there's only more and more proof /against it/ as time passes by!
  • They both are associated with religion and a turn off to very many people.I believe historically there was a man named Jesus,above that the rest of it could be here-say.I am no authority on the subject and not much interest.
  • Interesting, you are addressing believers, and you have non believers replying !!! Question is why and what – right? In my case, because He (God) showed up when I called… Second, Ongoing personal relationship and communion with Him.
  • No I do not believe in any kind of supreme being, I do not however rule out the existance of one, I just dont believe in one. Edit: Sorry I did not see the "Why" part of the question :( DOH!
  • One God.....
  • Personal experience.
  • I believe in god because it gives me something to hope for after death, even if it wasn't true, I'd still believe in him, to make death seem less scary and ominous.
  • I don't belevie in any form of deity because there is no proof for any of them, esepically if we take the Holy Books of each religion as literal fact, in which case it is all madness.
  • I disbelieve in God because I see no evidence for him/her/it/them and I find the concept of a Universe without God much simpler than one created by a God who (if is to have any control) must be more complex than his creation.
  • I don't believe in the christian concept of god. There is no 'man upstairs' that you pray to. Or 'bad devil guy' either. But I DO believe in a sort of universal energy that guide us.
  • Neither- I neither believe in god(s) nor do I disbelieve in god(s) in general. I lack belief in any god(s). I will say some specific definitions of God I can state do not exist because the definitions are internally contradictory- and those definitions I actively disbelieve.
  • I withhold judgment. =)
  • A complex design demands a creator. There is no rational way that chance brought about the complexity in such abundance as we see it. There is most definitely a God.
  • I believe in God because I just do, I have faith. In my life I have felt there is someone guiding me, who is with me everyday, who answers my prayers. It is a beautiful thing and makes my heart light.
  • I don't believe or disbelieve in God
  • I'm leaning towards no god, If there was a guiding entity it's one sadistic sicko, the worst kind of torment, in my opinion, is not knowing, and we are provided with no answers, unless you believe blind faith is an answer, If anyone would like to explain to me why we don't have answers, please do so.
  • I believe in the JEHOVAH God of the Bible (the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost) because Creation itself glorifies Him and shows His existence. God has revealed Himself through His Creation(Romans 1:20), His Word(the Bible), and the through the conscience. I believe that Jesus Christ is the living God and He saved me from my sins as a child and came into my heart and made me a new creature. I've never been the same since Jesus came into my heart and life as my Lord and Savior. He has changed me from the inside-out. I hope this helps. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • I sure do believe in GOD
  • I do not believe in the God of organized religion..my god is much more personal.
  • i believe theres a god but i dont think the bible is a perfect example of who god really is man wrote the bible and have translated it over and over so how do we know if it was changed. also if you believe in god how did god become who made god
  • At the most base level, I believe in God because the universe, life, the diversity of ecological systems, etc....is all far to complex to not have a designer. It would be irrational to assume any sort of random process or probability factored into creating all that is around us. Beyond that, my belief in a creator has grown, through intense search and study, into the knowledge of who God actually is and why we are here. God's name is Jehovah and I am so sure of that, that I serve as a witness of his here on earth.
  • i'm just not sure what to belive.
  • Yes, I do. Please note the question I answered was, "Do you believe in God?" It asked nothing about why or why not. Maybe I'll tackle that aspect after I'm fully awake, LOL.
  • Of Course i do god"s the shit
  • No i don't .. i believe in the evolution of time .. but I'm not saying that other people should not have there own believes ..
  • Who is God to you? If you mean, the Bible God, no. I really don't think about God but when I get all philosophically and stuff, then I will go into it more and say, at the very most, we came from something - what I don't know or care - big bang or black hole, etc - I am here - that is all that matters and I thank the moon, stars, and no one for being here. Read George Carlin's comments on the Sun. It is not only a riot but very truthful. I sometimes think if there is a God it is the Sun...when he is happiest with us, he shines...Sad, he goes inside and sends the rain....I know, I know, it sounds simple but at least everyone in the world can see the proof everyday of their lives.
  • Yes I believe in God
  • No, I haven't been convinced that any god exists. Here's why: First, you have to define the term "God." The problem with most theists is that this term is a moving target. In addition, because there is no evidence either for or against the existence of God, you cannot use deductive logic (a+b=c; therefore c-b=a). You can only reach a conclusion by inductive reasoning using the balance of evidence (90% of A is also B; C is B, so the chances are 90% that C is also A). So to begin with, I will assert (and others may shoot this down) that the only RELEVANT definition of God states that GOD INTERVENES TO CIRCUMVENT NATURAL LAWS. If God circumvents natural laws, then it becomes impossible to understand natural laws. All scientific findings would have to include the stipulation, "It is also possible that these results are an act of God, a miracle, thereby making our research meaningless." However, we have been able to expand our knowledge of natural laws (evidenced by every appliance in your kitchen). Therefore, because the scientific method leads to applicable discoveries, and the likely conclusion is that God, at least the intervening kind, does not exist. Additionally, if God is defined as all loving, all powerful, and all knowing, then it is impossible to explain suffering. Either God is not all loving (he acts sadistically), not all powerful (he cannot prevent suffering), or not all knowing (he created suffering by mistake because he didn't know the consequences of his actions). A God who is not all-loving, all-powerful or all-knowing is also not sufficient for the definition of God, because any God that fails to meet these criteria becomes bound by rules that are greater than God. If God is bound by external rules and/or does not intervene in our existence, then God is either non-existent or irrelevant. The classic Bertrand Russell argument is that I cannot prove that a china teapot is orbiting the sun between the earth's orbit and Mars. But while I cannot prove this is not true, the evidence against it is compelling. The evidence against God is equally compelling, and while it is not possible to prove beyond any doubt, it makes enormously more sense to live your life as if there were no God. It is more compelling to me that humans have invented God (a) to help people deal with the pain and fear associated with death and loss, and (b) to reflect the thoughts of the ruling powers in a particular time. Humans are always searching for explanations. When none were found, it was the natural inclination to declare that the cause of the unexplained was "God" (or gods). As the faith grew, miracles (coincidences) and laws were ascribed to this Divinity, and an orthodoxy grew up around it. Now it seems unhelpful to believe in such superstition. The only matters that aid in our ongoing well-being are work, location, health, sustenance, and pure, blind luck. So that's why I don't believe God exists. And you know what? It's okay if you do believe God exists.
  • Not the God of organized religion.
  • This is like asking why do you love your partner? Nobody knows WHY they love, just that they do. In the same way nobody knows WHY they believe or disbelieve in God. They just do.
  • Yes I do, Its a personal thing and I'm not out to convert anyone so dont panic :-) Its just what I believe.
  • No. I cannot see any reason why I *should* believe in God. The universe seems to work without God pressing the buttons; why should I complexify things by adding man invisible guy with a beard, or a woman with six arms, ot a guy with a hammer, or whatever you believe God is?
  • WE are gods. So, yes and no.
  • Yeah, because this one hasn't been asked 1000 times before!
  • I did at one time, place the full song in here on A.B.. Where at? I could not tell you right off hand. I think it was where someone here on AB asked for poems once. Anyway to answer your question. Here is just a part of it....................................................... "When LIFE seems it's darkest. HE shines HIS light on me....HE helps me see tomorrow ...as a day of VICTORY..." .........................M.C.S...........................
  • Of course yes..^_^
  • Yes, I do. When I look around me at all the things of nature, it is much easier to believe in God than it is for me to believe that all these wonderful things just randomly happened due to some cosmic explosion.
  • i believe that each person should be allowed to believe what they want to believe, and not have other religions, try to force them selves, or their views on others... especailly not the fact that other religions are allowed to kill somebody because...that person doesn't believe the same thing.
  • Negatory
  • Most definitely.

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