OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Friday, April 11

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QUESTION: What was it that made you begin believing in God?

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  1. I'll let you know when that happens... but don't hold your breath

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  2. This gon be good.

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  3. loooool...inb4 fear of death/fear of hell, god of the gaps and "feeling a relationship with jesus" or "submitting to Allah"

    Can't wait to hear some of these :D

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  4. haha I'm interested in hearing some responses

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  5. My upcoming mid life crisis ahhaha

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  6. The missionaries in front of Pi


    Oh wait, no, it was probably my appreciation of Christopher Hitchens that really led me to God.

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  7. I can't really pinpoint it, there doesn't seem to be any particular reason. I can just "feel" his love wherever I go, he is inside me. Why even bother anyway, I would rather believe than risk getting sent to Hades. Plus, how else can you explain lighting? Zeus is my rock, he will always be there for me.

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    1. wow this is exactly how I feel as well, long live god!

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    2. "I can just "feel" his love wherever I go, he is inside me"
      You sure it isn't rape?

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  8. what's with all the post about religions? they're annoying tbh

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  9. What is with all the sarcasm and negative posts here? If you don't believe in god, that is fine. But what is the point of making fun of those who do? No one here is trying to convert you or force you to read about why they turned to religion. In my view, people that excessively make fun of religion are just as bad as religious people who obsessively try to convert people.

    And no, I do not believe in god.

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    1. What an ass! Someone comes forward as the first true believer of Zeus in two millennia and you dismiss it as sarcasm. There is power in the old ways, long forgotten.

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    2. yeah wtf zeus ftw, what a jerk

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    3. 11, Glad there are still people like you!

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  10. @11. +1 well said
    @11a. you're nuts

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    1. The old gods will rise again and bathe the world in a sea of blood! Blood!

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  11. C'mon, only a fool would believe in Zeus.

    Any devotees of the old Norse gods out there?

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    1. The blood god Khorne will bask in your entrails! BLOOD!!

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  12. I think I just grew a neckbeard looking at this thread

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  13. Lol the rival pagan tribes are fighting

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  14. Serious answer here.

    I was born Christian and baptized as a baby. I wasn't raised in a household that ever acknowledged religion, except at Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or when I would say "God damn" and my mom would tell me not to take the Lord's name in vain (even though she did it all the time, lol). Even on religious holidays, we celebrated very secular-style. I've only ever said grace with my family twice in my life. And I've never been to church.

    Get to university, take RS 110 as an elective because I find the fact that millions of people devote their entire lives to religion fascinating. I read the Bible and Quraan for the first time.

    I can't say it's made be believe in God, but I definitely have more respect for religion now. Do I believe in a mystical humanoid who lives in the sky? No. But I do believe in a higher power that guides evolution, balance, keeps things moving. And I believe that a moral code ought to be followed by every conscious being in order to maintain the harmony. So in a way, I believe in God, just not the word-for-word ideology that most follow. And I do believe that by being a good person, you will be rewarded somehow, whether that be in the afterlife or by some other means. What goes around comes around.

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    1. Moral code != god/religion

      plz read some philosophy, and not aquinas kthx

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    2. 16 you think someone guided men to have nipples? I think you may have a mental deficiency. Along with anyone else who is raised non-religious and becomes religious.

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    3. 16.a where did you ever get that I equated the two? Believe it or not, I can grasp the fact that moral code can exist without religion, I just PERSONALLY appreciate the fact that believing in a greater force can encourage harmonious behaviour. Please read what I wrote and not be a presumptuous ass, I have no interest in reading philosophy, I was just writing my answer to the goddamned question. Go piss up a flagpole.

      16.b I never said that either. I was more pointing to the idea that it is unlikely, IN MY OPINION, that all this can exist without any sort of interference from a greater force. That's all. All this being the entire universe, not mens' nipples. But thanks for calling me mentally ill, I appreciate it.

      But seriously, why all the hate for exploring the possibility of religion? Do you fedora-tipping neckbeards seriously think that you are "above" everyone else because you decided to close your mind and accept only one possibility, and go on an internet crusade against anyone who thinks otherwise? Please take a long hard look at yourself, because you will be very lonely in life if you can't learn to get along with people who *GASP* don't share your opinion.

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  15. The more I learn mathematics, history, literature, physics, whatever, the more I believe. It just makes sense and I don't expect anyone to believe what I believe because faith is the most personal and unique thing anyone can have.

    What I cannot stand, however, is ignorance. From both sides of the theistic debate. If religious people opened their eyes to knowledge and if atheists opened their minds to respect those who don't share their opinions, both wouldn't come off as such flaccid, mouldy dildos, and would only improve the human learning experience, instead of descending us into intellectual stagnation.

    This is why I hate shit like evolution vs creationism debates. They aren't binary opposites. They can very well complement each other. Shit like the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate only fuel anger and resentment. They obviously just want to create a spectacle.

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    1. Yes they can co-exist. Long as you don't try to say the world was created by a magical man in the sky. The fact you are studying I think science by that you said you've learned makes you look incredibly dumb believing in this stuff.

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    2. 17a, Oh, I so wish I didn't have faith in God so I could sound as intelligent as you do

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  16. Not 17 but I think you're exactly the kind of person 17 is talking about 17a.

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  17. I dont think you will find a correct answer to this question. it is very personal, and it can be happen in many different ways. each person life is a journey relevant to them...there is honestly no right answer

    I'm spiritual so I have a strong belief in a higher power..I been taught "religion" in a secular - terrifying way and I'm still trying to get rid of that darkness to believe in a love way instead of fear. It takes a while but I have never stopped believing just because of so called religious idiots scaring us as children. If anything it made see how such a complete perfect faith can be turned into evil by humans

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  18. I never stopped believing the existence of God, but my faith was strengthened after going through a period of darkness & emptiness in my life. I tried finding happiness and filling that emptiness with other things that never satisfied me. Then I realized that my longing was for God Himself. As St. Augustine said, "thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee."

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    1. ^Ditto, different faith. I'm a pragmatist, and I'll take Pascal's wager any day of the year. I like faith, not religion. It's done me more good than what I felt I'd be missing out on. It bothered me how I turned to a higher power at my lowest, and not at my highest; out of an element of necessity, not gratitude. I guess that's human nature. Let's evolve.

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  19. childhood indoctrination

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  20. i tried going to church

    did it for a few months - the free food was nice, but other than that i didn't do much for me (i actually TRIED to believe)

    but i guess you could say god failed me there

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