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 Summerwind View Post
    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".
    I'm fortunate that nobody has ever used that word against me. It is unfortunate that your experiences were different.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    I have never in my entire life believed in God..and I tried to for a while.

    IMO, he is little more the a physical manifestation of some ideal that people cling to when they are at varying states of desperation and/or if they took a 'leap-of-faith' for whatever reason.

    Nothing really wrong with that...provided they don't try - IN ANY WAY - to shove it down other people's throats.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Believing there's possibly a god, supreme being or universal conscious intellect, is not the same as necessarily believing in this energy, as having our best interests at heart. What satisfies a possible deities requirements of accountability in our lives, may not coincide with our belief in what's desirable. It might be so fantastically wonderful in the end that we could've never imagined it, or it may be just pretty good, mundane or worse. If it's nothing we won't be aware and all our current concern is pointless, and may very well turn out to be unimaginably spectacular. The rub is what turns out, if anything, as a possible outcome.

    The motivation for believing is "hope" and "curiosity" for some continuous existence, hopefully in at least an equal or better form. And maybe even the unbelievable god like existence.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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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.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    l dont know why some voters are invisible .it is not a suicide poll
    "Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Isn't this the Oprah Winfrey Religion?
    Buddhism

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    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.
    So love has its own baggage. Why add more unnecessary stuff that's not even accurate?
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    My point was not that everyone fears "God", but that all people who practice religion fear suffering.


    Not in my case nor anyone I know who practices my faith.

    What is common though is having been through suffering and recovered. People make fun of of so-called "death bed" conversions, but attend an AA meeting, see how many people are sober, they swear, though a faith in a spiritual power greater than themselves, be it green spaghetti monster, hairy, vengeful thunderer, or a loving God who, in their terms, "restores us to sanity". Most people I know do not fear hell, some believe they have been there, they fear heaven, that it might not be there for them....the so-called "true darkness of the soul".

    Think whatever the **** you want, but that fact is indisputable.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Not in my case nor anyone I know who practices my faith.

    What is common though is having been through suffering and recovered. People make fun of of so-called "death bed" conversions, but attend an AA meeting, see how many people are sober, they swear, though a faith in a spiritual power greater than themselves, be it green spaghetti monster, hairy, vengeful thunderer, or a loving God who, in their terms, "restores us to sanity". Most people I know do not fear hell, some believe they have been there, they fear heaven, that it might not be there for them....the so-called "true darkness of the soul".

    Think whatever the **** you want, but that fact is indisputable.

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    I'm not sure why anyone would expect you to respond as your post has nothing to do with anything in the OP and is in no way related to anything I said.










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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

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    I believe a Supreme Divinity exists as it seems logical to me.
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    Last edited by Paxaeon; 04-25-14 at 01:47 PM. Reason: 0071

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