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Does God Exist?

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Does God Exist? This is quite a difficult topic and hence there are many views and issues on it. Some people who do not believe in God are called atheists they mainly use these ideas to prove that god does not exist, The Big bang, Charles Darwin's survival of the fittest ideas and his evolution idea. People who do believe in god are called theists they use these ideas to prove that god does exist, First Cause and St Thomas Aquinas, Design argument of Paley and Newton and Religious experiences. There are also people called agnostics they are unsure about the existence of god and at times believe it is impossible to know about god's existence. Definition of an agnostic is someone who disclaims both ("strong") atheism and theism, and who believed that the question of whether a higher power existed was unsolved and insoluble. Another way of putting it is that an agnostic is someone who believes that we do not know for sure whether God exists. Some agnostics believe that we can never know. One of the main reasons to believe in god (theist) is because of the first cause argument designed by St Thomas Aquinas. ...read more.

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Atheists say that the creation story of the bible and other creation stories are just legends and myths accounted over thousands of years but scientific knowledge can now prove that the universe was created by random chance unlike the creation stories where god is the designer. Another thing that atheists say why there is no god is because why did god design things with faults and flaws if he knew that they would cause suffering, pain, disease, death, extinction etc. For example why did he design diseases if he knew that they can cause death and suffering? Why did he create dodos if he knew that the humans would hunt the dodos to extinction? Atheists would say that any normal person can see the flaws in the design so why did god create the flaws in the design if he knew the flaws would create pain and suffering, atheists say that god did not design them they were created by random chance, so there for there isn't any need for a god. Atheists say, that when theists believe they have had or seen religious experiences, it is made up and does not really happen. ...read more.

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Also I think that Charles Darwin's theories of evolution, natural selection and survival of the fittest explain more sensibly and seem more creditable than the theist's design argument of Paley. I can accept some of the religious experiences ideas of the theists and that they actually happened because the idea of the atheists that all the religious experiences are made up and imagined by thousands of people seems absurd. If I didn't believe that the atheist's idea of the big bang and Charles Darwin's theories were true than I could find the first cause argument of the theists very acceptable. I think that the theist's idea that faults exist in the design is very true but I am of the opinion that a God may have designed them so that the world is not perfect and so that it does not get boring. I think that what I have said so far sounds like I am an atheist because I have so many negative views about the theists but this is not true because I have the general opinion of an agnostic that we can never know if there is a God, but I do find most of the atheists views more acceptable, believable, and realistic. ...read more.

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