Do you believe in God?

posted 8 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you believe in God?
    Yes : (87 votes)
    37 %
    No : (104 votes)
    44 %
    I have my doubts and lean towards "Yes" : (19 votes)
    8 %
    I have my doubts and lean towards "No" : (27 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee

    I believe in an infinite creator that we as humans cannot completely comprehend.  I’m a practising Christian, but I feel more certain that there is a God of sorts than I feel certain that Christianity gets all the details right. Even if I’m wrong in my Christian beliefs, I feel like following the example Jesus sets (anti-materialism, selflessness, acceptance, moderation) is a good path for me to live a meaningful life. 

    Post # 17
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    1527 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    desertgypsy :  Similar thoughts here. 

    Post # 18
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I am atheistic and have been ever since I can remember, even as a child. Dh believes in “something”, but he is not sure what that might be.

    Post # 19
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    1054 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I just don’t. Nothing about it feels real to me.

    Post # 20
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    1239 posts
    Bumble bee

    No, but I have huge respect for freedom of religion, freedom to choose any belief system, for anyone who benefits. 

    Post # 21
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    136 posts
    Blushing bee

    I believe in God but I am not a fan of organized religion. 

    Post # 22
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    8264 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    peekaboobs : 

    My h.  is an atheist, but  I am agnostic . I find  the atheist position much the same as any believer’s position  , ie having  faith/belief in the existence or non-existence  of  something that  can’t be  proved either way.   

    Post # 23
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    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    Some people believe in multiple gods too!

    Post # 24
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - Beverly Hills, CA

    Nope, and neither does my partner. We both believe in ourselves and in science.

    I was raised in a “Christian” house by an ex-priest and a mentally-unstable, painkiller-abusing hypocrite; dated a Christian fundamentalist for three years because I felt that only Christian boys would like me; and then grew up and came to terms with what I actually believed since I was a young child, but was too afraid to admit.

    Post # 25
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    1713 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    @desertgypsy said exactly how I feel. 

    Post # 26
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    No. And it’s a relatively new development. I was raised Lutheran but haven’t gone to church for years and did not raise my child in church. But the not believing happened a few months ago when I started questioning. My feeling is that if there was a God why would he let such horrible things happen? So many, SO MANY children sexually abused, for years, horrible things done to kids, horrible things done to adults, serial killings and torture. Then you’ve got things like childhood cancer and diseases and all those little kids dying. If there is a God and he’s letting that stuff happen I want no part of it. I definitely do not believe in “all things happen for a reason” screw that. Two local teenagers were being raped and injected with meth for 9 years of their life, pimped out by their own mother in their own home. I am not interested in any God who lets that happen. So I came to the conclusion that there is no God. There are way too many completely sick things happening in the world. I have no problem with other people believing, I know it makes some people feel at peace and the concept of heaven and all that, it’s just not my belief. 

    Post # 27
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    377 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t believe. 

    I grew up in a mildly Christian household, meaning we went to church a handful of times a year and knew the big, important stories. 

    It never really felt too real to me, if I’m being honest. Part of me was never all that convinced that a God existed. I told myself I was agnostic for a while, before admitting to myself that I’m just atheist. 

     

    My fiance is Catholic. 

    Post # 28
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    1364 posts
    Bumble bee

    Nope.  Nature & humanity is my wondrous happening.  They + the cosmos(es) = enough amazement & beauty to admire & wonder about.  If there is a “creator” of some sort it is just too far out of my realm to be bothered with or keep in mind. it’s immaterial. 

    Post # 29
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    No. Raised and still am an atheist.

    Darling Husband was raised Luthern, and still goes to church on holidays to appease parents. He still believes in God, but not the Bible. 

    We plan to teach our kids about many different religions and let them choose if they want to follow any specific one.

    Post # 30
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    1572 posts
    Bumble bee

    Atheist, as is my husband. I was raised Catholic though, became atheist in university.

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