Why do you believe in God?

Why do you believe in God?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because genital mutilation is clearly holy.

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've studied and learned enough to, along with personal experience.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      You draw so much from so little.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        how so?

        [...]
        Give me one reason why your "experience" of God doesn't fit dreams, hallucinations or any other prosaic explanation.

        it was physical and unexplainable by any other means.
        not even "luck" would cut it.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >it was physical and unexplainable by any other means.
          inb4 "uh yeah I prayed to God because I doubted and hours later some mouth-breathing moron in the public park told me I should chop my dick off for Jesus"

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            But he's clearly not Christian.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          From a limited framework.
          You say you studied and have had experiences. Yet, such things are small to derive much meaning to something so great.
          No. No matter how much you could ever learn and experience could be enough to get a better scope for something of the magnitude that is God.
          No mortal can.
          Unless directly revealed.
          I think in the absence of such revelation one could only truly hypothesize.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            reason can get you to a point of the way.
            as for the rest of it
            Jeremiah 29:13
            >You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
            revelation comes to a willing heart, in keeping with free will.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >reason can get you to a point of the way
            No. What I mean in my post ultimately comes down to that reason is the only way.
            Furthermore you presupposed the discourse to rationalizing believing in God. Even more so specifically the Abrahamic God.
            You should go back a couple of steps to really get philosophical on the subject.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          From a limited framework.
          You say you studied and have had experiences. Yet, such things are small to derive much meaning to something so great.
          No. No matter how much you could ever learn and experience could be enough to get a better scope for something of the magnitude that is God.
          No mortal can.
          Unless directly revealed.
          I think in the absence of such revelation one could only truly hypothesize.

          In retrospect, I would have preferred to use "speculate" over "hypothesize."
          It's a minor difference, just a preference on my part.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >pattern recognition
        >extrapolation
        >generalization
        You use these skills, no?

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          I do. But, there not that reliable of a litmus. All you'd achieve with it is postulation. I do not desire to postulate. I prefer to speculate.
          If we are to be on a philosophical board of any sort, then this is definitely should be more of a practice on here.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve had mystical experiences. I’ve studied Jungian psychology, hermeticism, and shamanism. I draw meaning from psychedelic experiences whereas my friends say their experiences were “nuts” or “can’t explain.”

      Give me one reason why your "experience" of God doesn't fit dreams, hallucinations or any other prosaic explanation.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I’m not sure what you’re asking but I think dreams and hallucinations are made of symbolism which are messages from higher intelligence. Could even be your own intelligence unrestrained by the body and the material realm.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >dreams and hallucinations are made of symbolism which are messages from higher intelligence
          No. They're your brain making shit up.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Learn what symbolism is and get back to me.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve had mystical experiences. I’ve studied Jungian psychology, hermeticism, and shamanism. I draw meaning from psychedelic experiences whereas my friends say their experiences were “nuts” or “can’t explain.”

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >my friends say their experiences were “nuts” or “can’t explain.”
      Which is honest of them.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is a disgrace that Oyish is not split into Oyish and /rel/.
    At least according to https://4stats.io/ , Oyish has similar daily average posts per day as /gif/ , and they're wasted on such inane garbage as religion/anti-religion "debates".
    Even if splitting off /rel/ would take half the traffic, it would still be above Oyish.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not a choice numnutz. It wasn't when I was an athiest, and it isn't now that I'm not. He never claims it is a choice. He picks people. His criteria seem totally random to us, but there you go.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hint: you developed schizophrenia

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It just seems like mind should have primacy, while matter is entirely unecessary. I don't believe in any of those moronic ancient books though.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Monad, Brahman: use any name you please, but every civilized society had some conception of the One. There is simply no escaping the fact that the finite *must* come from the infinite and that infinity can only be God. There have been plenty of excellent logical arguments for the existence of God, but ultimately they are meant for believers, because atheists, despite their agnostic LARP, are unwilling to accept any of them.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    God is dead. God does not exist in this world now.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The father is slain. Time to become a man and make the mother.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I believe in something more akin to the monad, or Brahman, as opposed to an anthropomorphic godhead with wants and needs. Why? It just makes sense to me. There must be some shared ground of being, some fundamental essentially which sustains existence, or thrust it into motion.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      to what purpose? the mere ideal answers no questions besides the origin.

      as for anthropomorphism, at least in the Christian view, it's merely a kind of "metaphor" through which God makes Himself understood by humans.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >to what purpose?
        There doesn't need to be one.

        >the mere ideal answers no questions besides the origin
        Yes.

        >it's merely a kind of "metaphor" through which God makes Himself understood by humans
        It's not. You and your ilk project your feefees onto a grand amalgam that will forever defy all attempts at conceiving or comprehending it.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pascal's wager

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Pascal's wager
      What if you die and wake up in front of God and he asks you why you didn't choose the correct faith when it was 100% obvious, looking back.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        depending on the fate he actually represent, he won't really mind as long as you lead a righteous life

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    because there is more reason to than not

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the Bible.

    • 6 months ago
      Cult of Passion

      The Bible is the reason I wouldn't believe in God, along with the Koran and all these other ancient books. Good thing there is a Sensus Divinitatis

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    You know, this question is so bizarre to me. Like, the answer is so obvious it's impossible to describe. It's like being asked "why do you believe you exist"

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the answer is so obvious
      It really isn't

  14. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess it comes down to how your mind works.

    When I got out for a walk, I typically make a route that completes in a circuit so that I do not retrace the steps already taken in the journey I embark upon, and see what has already been seen.

    My significant other will complete a route from A to B and then back the road they came. As it is more expedient.

    The latter would be considered more sane.

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