View Poll Results: what is your motivation for believing in god ?

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  • I intuitively believe without reason

    3 10.34%
  • Metaphysical experiences

    5 17.24%
  • I question why we are here

    3 10.34%
  • I observe the natural order of the universe

    5 17.24%
  • I was raised as a religious person

    5 17.24%
  • fear of death

    0 0%
  • I miss my deceased beloved ones

    3 10.34%
  • I just want to believe in god ,what if he really exists ?

    4 13.79%
  • I find it irrational to believe in god

    13 44.83%
  • others

    5 17.24%
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    do I need an outside motivator to live an honorable life, or do good deeds? While I do not disbelieve, there are other Paths to enlightenment ( or salvation if god based)
    In other words one can be "spiritual" without a god based belief
    we are not discussing spritualism
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    we are not discussing spritualism
    ok. most people believe in gods to save themselves; the idea of sacrifice and such...but I don't want to troll this if i'm off tangent- spirituality and godliness seem to be intertwined.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I'm an apatheist. I don't believe or disbelieve, because the question of deity's existence makes no difference to me -- I'm going to be the same person and make the same choices either way.

    I don't begrudge anybody else their beliefs. The world (much less the universe) is a big and mysterious place, full of all sorts of things we don't and may never understand (much less perceive).

    I try to stick to judging others based on their conduct, and leave the contents of their heads out of the equation as much as possible. My things about consistency and fairness sometimes enter the fray, but I generally restrict that to openly stated beliefs.
    I tend to agree. If there is a god, he/she is going to do whatever they want. There is no sense in stressing about it and building your life around it.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    real life experiences, i have no doubts.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I tend to agree. If there is a god, he/she is going to do whatever they want. There is no sense in stressing about it and building your life around it.
    There is, I'll admit, a bit of latent anger too. I like who I am, and it took a lot of work to get to that point. Any deity that isn't satisfied with me can **** themselves, because I wouldn't want a piece of their paradise anyhow.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    do I need an outside motivator to live an honorable life, or do good deeds? While I do not disbelieve, there are other Paths to enlightenment ( or salvation if god based)
    In other words one can be "spiritual" without a god based belief
    Isn't this the Oprah Winfrey Religion?

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Why muddy love by attaching a word with so much baggage like "god" to it? Just call it love, cuz that's what it is.
    Please, and no offense at all intended, being a militant atheist myself, but seriously??? Are you trying to claim that "love" doesn't have it's own huge baggage? Seriously? Far as I can tell, love is four letter word, ie it's over used, has both almost no meaning as well as multiple meanings, just like curse words, and it can be used for both good and bad presentations/intentions/etc.
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I'm an apatheist. I don't believe or disbelieve, because the question of deity's existence makes no difference to me -- I'm going to be the same person and make the same choices either way.

    I don't begrudge anybody else their beliefs. The world (much less the universe) is a big and mysterious place, full of all sorts of things we don't and may never understand (much less perceive).

    I try to stick to judging others based on their conduct, and leave the contents of their heads out of the equation as much as possible. My things about consistency and fairness sometimes enter the fray, but I generally restrict that to openly stated beliefs.
    Ew, I like that. My adopt it? I think it's a great way of discussing it what many "atheists" actually feel. Bravo! Great word if you made it up, hell, a great word even if you just found it. I've never seen it before, but it's perfect.
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Far as I can tell, love is four letter word, ie it's over used, has both almost no meaning as well as multiple meanings, just like curse words, and it can be used for both good and bad presentations/intentions/etc.
    Somebody has been severely hurt in their past or has an overactive obsession with dissecting words.

    What in the heck Summerwind? You almost made me cry.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Somebody has been severely hurt in their past or has an overactive obsession with dissecting words.

    What in the heck Summerwind? You almost made me cry.
    I didn't intend on doing that, sorry. Just I have a hatred of that word. My parents assured me almost daily that they loved me... so it's a sensitivity, but I also know I'm not the only person, not even close, there are millions who've been harmed by "love".
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