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If It Was Once And For All Proven That There's No God...
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^but think about it, if there's no god, then the bible is a bunch of made up crap. people who have true faith would still carry out the teachings i think, but there would be a lot of people who would abandon faith... it's sad really, that so many people need to have someone actually tell them to 'love thy neighbour' and all that... *sigh*
i myself am agnostic, so if someone proved there was no god, nothing would really change for me; i'd still do everything i could to be a nice person. i don't do it because someone tells me to.
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Ugh. The nature always needs someone higher up to mope to, so I think humanity would either self justify, destroy the evidence, or create a real god. xD
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There is a God. His name is Buddha
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He doesn't exsit already
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Posted 5/28/07
I love how you guys are answering. Do you even bother to read the first post of a thread?
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Well, first it should be noted that this is a completely hypothetical question, with very limited context. I also have qualms about the meaning of the word "proven". We cannot prove that the world did not spring into existence ten minutes ago complete with fossil records, libraries, adult human beings with (apparent) memories, etc. (Swartz)

I would also like to point out the difference in something being proven, and people realizing that it is proven. You state the first as the state clearly, but also seem to assume the second. This is a leap I do not necessarily wish to make. As amusing as it is, car598's response may be the common response. Essentially, I suggest that something may be proven, but people will still live as if it were not. The proof for such a thing as this would be rather difficult I daresay.

So, what if every single person suddenly realize there is no god (as if by magic). I think this hits a bit closer to what your inquiry. Results would vary I suppose. Some would deny it. Some would go crazy. Some would accept it. Many would struggle with the conclusion for some time to come. Surely some psychologists and sociologists would have more detailed suggestions.

Undoubtedly I have repeated things others have typed.
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^^ It's a trend not to read the past pages, in CR. I don't know why, but that's what these people do >.<...

[Edit]: @(*$&(#&%$(#&$(#&$( >.<..
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Its a hard thing to imagine really. There would probably be less wars and less excuses. There are some parts of religion that suppose to bring out the good nature of people but different people interpret things is different ways. Without a this "god" I believe there would be LESS chaos because there is nothing to start arguements with.
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The worshippers would simply ignore that and continue to believe in God, of course.

It seems that we cannot become independent and must depend on other supernatural beings to help "guide" us to the right path, rather than trusting that we ourselves can tell what's "right" from "wrong." (most of us, anyway, not all).

I am not a believer of God, because I want to be able to have the ability to decide and make decisions for myself and not depend on some other being to decide my fate.
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Posted 5/28/07

ahojcookie wrote:

I love how you guys are answering. Do you even bother to read the first post of a thread?


Sorry, but I usually just answer the question posed in the Topic slot thingy.
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^^^ i don't think we should bring up those people who GAVE up the concept of God, but instead concentrate on if God did not exist at all. those who GAVE up the concept of God have already been exposed to it, thus already have made an impact on one's life and/or viewpoints. however, if there was no God at all... i personally think the world would be much more chaotic. i don't mean this in terms of THE END OF THE WORLD; however, i do believe that a lot of people's actions are based off of selfishness. many people do, in fact, believe God to be their "regulator" and to provide guidance--and if He/other higher religious beings did not exist, then the world would probably crumble. well of course there are others who don't need the existence of a higher being, but that's a different story.

[this is my personal opinion so please don't turn this into some heated debate or anything. just a few thoughts i thought while reading the first post.]
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^ True alot of people use god as a regulator, but in a lot of those case human instincts overtakes religious beliefs then they feel sorry for it after because they have "sined" Which really doesn't change anything because the crime is already done.
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watch these southpark episodes.
humanity becomes atheist...
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http://allsp.com/l.php?id=e152
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Hmm... It's hard to imagine if it *was proven that there is no God.
I hardly think people would commit crimes because there were no gods. I don't just act morally because of what my religion teaches me, but because this is how human beings usually want to live, caring for each other, and it makes me feel terrible when I do something bad. Honestly, alot of your life is a whole lot easier when you're a little nicer to others. Plus, strict authority has been known to make it worse for people.

I believe we're all born a little to the good side than the bad, and I say we feel better about ourselves when we're nice to people. The only reason I can think of for people behaving immorally is from confusion, a lack of meaning in their lives or insanity.
Also, for one, I think we'd start realising the dire situation of the planet and how we're killing it and that a god won't magically save it. Having no religion might unite us as one?!

Call me crazy, this was highly opinionated, I can't account for the people who'd actually start killing people, perhaps it would give rise to megalomaniacs?! and this is just what I think for now in my naive mind.
Posted 5/28/07
Some people would keep on believing even though they are told it's pointless. Some people would continue on with their lives because religion didn't affect their everyday life that much. If people became completely wacko and violent that probably means that they didn't truely believe in the morals within their religion, and were just going along with them because they were told to do so.
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