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What if it was -proven- that God -does- exist?
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Posted 3/7/10
i think the first thing people would do is blame him people are pretty good at holding grudges and when someone comes along who so happens to have the power to stop these things they place all their hate on them they'd say oh why didnt you save that kid from cancer or why didnt you prevent those animals from dying out either way people can be a pretty big pain in the butt
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It would kind of be like a mystery solved! I mean I'm not saying more people will start converting but since he's proven to exist then slowly by slowly people will. We all want to believe, but most of us take a step from that direction you know?

I never really believed in God. To me, it was like trying to believe in Santa Claus. If God was "proven" to exist, then he has to come in my dreams or give me a sign telling me he wants me to believe in him. I've had a lot of shit happen in my life but I was able to get up from it myself, so I doubt it would be easy to get me to believe in something that I haven't been faithful to in years. .

I just hope there won't be more wars because "now" that God is real, people could fight efficiently and create more hate between the other religions.
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Posted 3/10/10
Conflict Conflict Conflict..that cant happen..if its proven the goverment wont let it out, because if one religion is right, thousands of other religions would be wrong...Just Causing Conflict
Posted 3/10/10
it it is proven humainty would want to find a way to obtain that power for themselves or even try to kill god.
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Posted 3/11/10
I was raised in a Catholic family, baptized, confirmed, received Holy Eucharist, etc. Through all that, I didn't believe there was a God. Religion exists to keep us on our toes, I believe. If God was proven to exist, to be honest, I'd probably continue on with my life of not really caring? No resentment of my religion, haha, I'm cool with it and all, I'll pray at the dinner table if asked, it's just.. don't ask me to go to church or go to confession, it's not for me.

K. I know He's there, He hasn't really done much. Now that I know He's there, does that mean He'll do more for me? No. If He's proven to exist, am I suppose to fall to my knees and praise Him? No.
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If God was proven to exist, I think a lot of people would panic. There would also be a sudden increase in the amount of people taking up religion and attending services at Church. However, they would only be taking up religion through selfish reasoning; through fear they'd end up in hell after they died for their acts.

I, on the other hand, wouldn't be worried, even though I call myself an atheist. Just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean I live a sinful life. In fact, I think I live a very good life. I respect the law, I respect my parents, I do my College work to the best of my ability, I love and care for my other half (and we haven't had underage sex, unlike everyone else our age), etc.

I think if God did exist and was all-loving as religion says he is, he would respect how I lived my life. I'm a good citizen, and I'm proud of that. I think he would be too. (:
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iEuphemia wrote:

If God was proven to exist, I think a lot of people would panic. There would also be a sudden increase in the amount of people taking up religion and attending services at Church. However, they would only be taking up religion through selfish reasoning; through fear they'd end up in hell after they died for their acts.

I, on the other hand, wouldn't be worried, even though I call myself an atheist. Just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean I live a sinful life. In fact, I think I live a very good life. I respect the law, I respect my parents, I do my College work to the best of my ability, I love and care for my other half (and we haven't had underage sex, unlike everyone else our age), etc.

I think if God did exist and was all-loving as religion says he is, he would respect how I lived my life. I'm a good citizen, and I'm proud of that. I think he would be too. (:


Interesting.
The people at my church basically told me it didn't matter how good I lived my life or how kind I was, if I didn't believe in God, then I'd end up in hell anyway. Not very encouraging to tell a group of 8th graders now is it?
Posted 3/17/10

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iEuphemia wrote:

If God was proven to exist, I think a lot of people would panic. There would also be a sudden increase in the amount of people taking up religion and attending services at Church. However, they would only be taking up religion through selfish reasoning; through fear they'd end up in hell after they died for their acts.

I, on the other hand, wouldn't be worried, even though I call myself an atheist. Just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean I live a sinful life. In fact, I think I live a very good life. I respect the law, I respect my parents, I do my College work to the best of my ability, I love and care for my other half (and we haven't had underage sex, unlike everyone else our age), etc.

I think if God did exist and was all-loving as religion says he is, he would respect how I lived my life. I'm a good citizen, and I'm proud of that. I think he would be too. (:


Interesting.
The people at my church basically told me it didn't matter how good I lived my life or how kind I was, if I didn't believe in God, then I'd end up in hell anyway. Not very encouraging to tell a group of 8th graders now is it?
That's just it. It's that mentality which really struck my nerve and raised all sorts of wrong signals to me.

My grandfather wasn't a religious man, nor was he even a rich or famous man. He was in every sense of the social norm as an ordinary man, when he was a social worker being the head of the Taiwan Truckers Union. But he was also a kind man, a scholarly man, a loving man, and he knew his ways around laws while he played one mean erhu(a Chinese fiddle) in his local community backyard. His life wasn't easy, but he was nonetheless very resourceful and charismatic, while he was respected by all who had knew him closely, myself included(he raised me from when I was 3 years old 'til 11).

I knew of two stories that happened to him before I was born, one was the February 28 Holocaust in Taiwan, when his neighbors hid him and his family(my grandma, my two aunts and my father) up in the attic, because the rioters were just a stone-throw away from where they lived. Another one was how he got fired by his former employer, when he reported a fraud by one of his subordinate, because that should be the respectable thing to do to in Taiwanese bureaucracy; sacrifice one's own career in order to save face for the company image.

A society that only cared about its self-image, while act of individual heroism was discouraged and punishable by social norm. That's the lessons I've learned from my grandfather's legacy. I cannot forget the injustice my grandfather had to suffer from the masses, and I will not forgive the oppression conducted by the blissful ignorance that is the social norms of our society. The majority will always be the enemy of my individuality, as long as they still don't know the truth about their own stupidity called the commonsense.

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
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You know, I'm really sorry that happened to your grandfather. I guess being a good person only goes so far in this world, huh? But I don't believe God is that judgmental (at least that's what I believe). I guess it wasn't the church, but the people who attended it. I could never understand their morals and beliefs, and it felt as if I was being subjugated and forced into a religion I was not ready to be apart of. I guess I really didn't know what I wanted at the time. Acceptance? A sense of self worth? Till this day I still cannot find the answer. I visited the same church two years later, and come to find out the people there are still the same: brainwashed and biased. Nothing has truly changed.

Eventually, I've learned to choose my own beliefs and think logically. Basically, each day is like a social experiment I guess.

Makes me wonder how some of them will manage with society after being sheltered all their lives by the church, unable to experience the hardships of life.
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You know, I'm really sorry that happened to your grandfather. I guess being a good person only goes so far in this world, huh? But I don't believe God is that judgmental (at least that's what I believe). I guess it wasn't the church, but the people who attended it. I could never understand their morals and beliefs, and it felt as if I was being subjugated and forced into a religion I was not ready to be apart of. I guess I really didn't know what I wanted at the time. Acceptance? A sense of self worth? Till this day I still cannot find the answer. I visited the same church two years later, and come to find out the people there are still the same: brainwashed and biased. Nothing has truly changed.

Eventually, I've learned to choose my own beliefs and think logically. Basically, each day is like a social experiment I guess.

Makes me wonder how some of them will manage with society after being sheltered all their lives by the church, unable to experience the hardships of life.

I was like that for the longest time, and while I realized that a lot of the hardships in human society aren't really necessary, so were a lot of liberty and choices that are just simply wasteful. When fame and fortune can only sustain an individual for so long, before one's own shallow and materialistic lifestyle looses the passion to live for oneself.

I didn't know it for myself at first, but until one of my close friend introduced me to sociology, I was without a clear purpose nor a direction to go with my life. Now I'm not saying that sociology is something for you, but I will share with you how I knew it for myself that a pursuit in sociology was something I want to make into my life's purpose.

When I combined my interest on humanity and my hobby of analytical thought process, sociology became a natural fit for me. And when the pursuit in my understanding of what is sociology, had made me realized that I'll be going against none other than the very concept and idea that are the social norm and commonsense about society and humanity. I figured that this is something that I need to be very good at doing, otherwise I'm gonna get majorly screwed. And finally, when I'm so good in sociology, my idea can very well reshape human society as according to how humanity truly is as nature in favors it.

So there are three keys in order for me to discover just what I wanted to do with my life, and they are:

1)Autonomy -the combination of my interest and hobby into what I want to do for myself.
2)Mastery -the challenges that I must face and overcome in the pursuit of what I want to do.
3)Purpose -the realization of being a part of something that's bigger than myself with what I do.
They are also the three major components in what's scientifically known as intrinsic motivation; human's own internal motivator for creativity.

I hope this would help you to figure out your own purpose in your own life.
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I think there would be a huge conflict. If the Christian God was proven to exist, then the Bible principles are proven right. Gay people would be proven wrong, abortion would be proven wrong, and other issues where people have declared to be a moral decision would be made clear "black and white" . Which may sound like a good thing, but I think it would cause great curruption. I wouldn't be surprised if another war happens. <------all of this, in a situation where God is proven and ppl accepts the proof.
Posted 3/19/10

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I think there would be a huge conflict. If the Christian God was proven to exist, then the Bible principles are proven right. Gay people would be proven wrong, abortion would be proven wrong, and other issues where people have declared to be a moral decision would be made clear "black and white" . Which may sound like a good thing, but I think it would cause great curruption. I wouldn't be surprised if another war happens. <------all of this, in a situation where God is proven and ppl accepts the proof.
And can you imagine God's reply? "Why do you think that I blocked you all from my network? When you can't even settle dispute among yourselves, because you all wanted to be righteous and entitled to be the only favorite. While you don't even know how to share!"
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Posted 3/19/10
George Carlin said it best:


Religion easily has the greatest BS story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!

But He loves you.
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Well if it was proven beyond doubt - i'd start doing what the big guy told me to because i don't wanna burn in hell.

Christians will gloat like idiots.

And your take on athiesm is actually quite childish and ignorant... Athiests don't believe in a god, because they don't believe a god exists. Not because they are prejudice against religion or are scared or something better than them...

I personally do not believe as I am a member of another religion. (An athiestic religion)
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Well...the first thing is how would this got to be proven. The method does mean a lot here.Then if it really was the truth, it wouldn't get into public that easy. It would be kept in secret. Finally if it really got into the public, there's posibillity of hoax. There's an amount of people, who would make a pretty good use of it. Meaning the Church.
If it was proven by a scientific method, it would surely cause dramatical changes in christianity itself. But because today majority of people believes in science, the most of people would join christianity and the christians would be even more fasten to their beliefs...The problem here would be the polytheism. Another conflict would be born...
If it was proven by some god's miracle( I dunno how it would be like), it would stay the way it is. Just some frightened people would probably join the christianity....
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