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What exactly makes people not believe in God?

What exactly makes people not believe in God? Topic: Logic case studies
July 21, 2019 / By Pippa
Question: I'm not a religious person at all. I hate organised religion but I actually do believe in God - some sort of powerful being who created the universe. I mean just look how complex this world is and even the complexity of the human body. You might just say that our body and organs such as the eye, our lungs, and our brain are just because of evolution. How can this be possible? If you think of it logically, can some iron ore or hunks of metal just form the Eiffel Tower within a matter of millions of years? Can an Apple Macbook just pop out after millions of years after some plastic, metal or aluminum is kept together? Just looking at the complexity of the human body makes me believe that there is someone who created us. Religion has nothing to do with it. So, how can people not believe in a higher power?
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Mathilda Mathilda | 9 days ago
Apple Macbooks and Eiffel Towers are things that do not exist in nature and the form of complexity that they possess cannot evolve by nature. Yours is simply a bad analogy derived through bad logic. The Theory of Evolution does a pretty good job at explaining how simplicity can lead to complexity in the natural world. You would be able to see how this is the case... if you could persuade yourself to study and consider it. People who have the courage to seek answers to the hard questions that they ask of themselves will be able to do so without feeling the compulsion to plug gods into each and every perceivable gap during their quest for knowledge and reason. For that reason, they have no need to invest their time and energy chasing the shadows of higher powers.
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Mathilda Originally Answered: What exactly makes people not believe in God?
Apple Macbooks and Eiffel Towers are things that do not exist in nature and the form of complexity that they possess cannot evolve by nature. Yours is simply a bad analogy derived through bad logic. The Theory of Evolution does a pretty good job at explaining how simplicity can lead to complexity in the natural world. You would be able to see how this is the case... if you could persuade yourself to study and consider it. People who have the courage to seek answers to the hard questions that they ask of themselves will be able to do so without feeling the compulsion to plug gods into each and every perceivable gap during their quest for knowledge and reason. For that reason, they have no need to invest their time and energy chasing the shadows of higher powers.

Lari Lari
I've always been kind of in between so here are a few reasons - Just because you do not understand how the world became or people were made doesn't mean it came from some God. - Religion was made a long time ago just for guidelines to people so that they wouldn't do stupid things -People want to feel wanted. Like there is some higher God out there that loves you unconditionally. And that when they die they will live in paradise - A lot of people are a certain religion because they were raised that way. They were not exposed to anything else. I bet if everyone was actually able to choose their own religion with out any influence, it'd be a lot different. You know it's like they are told to believed.
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Jerusha Jerusha
I don't believe in a higher power, because I feel we are one hell of a coincidence. I accept that we are amazingly complicated. But over millions of years, anything can happen. From a single celled organism to what we are now is ridiculously low chance of happening, but in the vastness of the universe, it is bound to happen, that is if you believe the universe is never ending. I also don't believe that just because I don't currently understand something, that something all powerful and all-knowing created it. I simply accept the fact that I don't know, but I'm sure the answer will be even more mind blowing and astounding than you could possibly imagine. The reason I believe the whole god thing exists, is because it exists in ignorance. And I don't mean that in a hateful or negative way. I mean it comes from a lack of knowledge, or lack of understanding. Like when a dog looks at technology. He has no idea how it works, and by his mind it's magical. But there is actually a perfectly valid logical reason behind how it works, he just can't understand it. And I feel the same with humanity, and many of the unexplained questions that we are still trying to answer. But as you learn more, as humanities curiosity drives it to learn, and discover. I'm sure we will finally understand all these questions and mysteries.
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Florence Florence
Well those things you mentioned aren't living so they can't possibly evolve. Evolution is a process that took millions of years, and this complex life originated from basically nothing, but over millions of years of adaptation we get what we see today. People are always asking "who" made the Big Bang happen, when they should be asking "what" sparked the Big Bang. It doesn't have to necessarily be a divine god, it could of been an accident or something that triggered an expansion. There is a chance that a god did it, but there are endless of other possibilities that just overrun that idea, as pleasing as something sounds it doesnt make it true.
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Dalinda Dalinda
firstly i would like to say that because i cannot prove for or against a god i dont make any judgements until i have all the facts. but about life, i trust in abiogenesis. it explains the random generation of life through natural processes. from my understanding, we exist because oil and water separate. lipids are hydrophobic, if you look at a picture of a micelle, you can see how easily an empty cell is created by fat clumping together. now a cell that does something is what is impressive. monomers get inside and polymerize, or to say simpler, small molecules get inside and connect and then as a bigger piece they cannot get out. i believe this would be amino acids which make up dna and rna. some cells had codes that did nothing and so they just die off, then there were cells that were more animated, got more lipids to increase the cell wall, got more amino acids with code that did something animated and so kept on moving or living. so biologically the first life is single cells. like bacteria. then its possible for cells to engulf other cells. thats how you get multicellular stuff like plants. then people are multicellular too. we did not just poof into existence so i believe theres something more comforting about science than religion. there is a lot explanations in science. see the videos below. enjoy :)
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Blessing Blessing
I'm agnostic and I took extensive anatomy and physiology courses in college. Yes, the human body is complex and there are other things that science cannot yet explain. However, since I have been exposing myself to the various scientific disciplines, a lot does make sense. Many questions I had about evolution were answers, to my surprise, in a very logical way that I can accept. I still have a lot of questions left, however, and scientists who aren't egomaniacs will also agree that there is a lot of things yet to explain. You might want to look up on YouTube Neil deGrasse Tyson's commentary on intelligent design. Really makes you think. As wonderful and efficient our bodies are, there are a lot of "oops" about them, too. I am unsure of God for many reasons, besides the aforementioned. Even though I grew up in a Christian sect, I have never felt God's presence. I didn't even feel spiritual until I left religion. Oddly enough, I don't think suffering in the world disproves his existence. I personally think suffering refines and purifies my spirit and that's a gift. Actually, my issue is with his followers and how they have put him in a box. I would be more inclined to believe in the if the Bible wasn't inspired by him. Half of the stuff that he requires, I think, "Really?" He, the creator of the universe, is so effin' angry with gays ... so much so that he will create them and then hate them. So, he hates himself??? So, yes, life's complexities may make some believe in a creator, but for me ... logic ends with what the believe of him is based on.
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Airlea Airlea
Intelligence? It is not as if it IS complex, it is only complex TO us. Our 'tools' are only relative to us. You clearly do not understand what millions of years really are, which is understandable in some sense. Now, you say something greater(God) had to 'create' something great, so what created the greater(God)? There is only two possibilities left, infinity or something from nothing (which has been demonstrated in physics), no God is needed.
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Trace Trace
My friend god is definitely exist but not the god the christian people believe !! Jesus was a messenger of god and his mother virgin marry are just people just like me and you take a look to the universe, oceans, seas mountains, human body, animals and anything around you do you think a man or woman could create all of that ... or just all the universe happened by accident... the god is "Allah" the Muslims worship and Muhammad the last messenger of god since you asked my friend means you have doubts and that a good think to start looking for answers Here is my e-mail accounts [email protected] or [email protected] send me a massage if you looking for answer or just send me your address and i will send you some book I'm sure it will help you
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Trace Originally Answered: Re: What exactly is it about the world that makes people say "this is evidence of a creator"?
Darwin (and Wallace) didn't start with a conlusion. They looked at the evidence and determined how they fit together. Religion does the exact opposite. EDIT: I'm curious why you are so set against "materialism" in biology. Are you also against it in chemistry, physics, meterology, astronomy and geology? Can you give us a method for discovering knowledge other than the scientific method? Does this method make good predictions like the scientific method? Can you do good experiments with this method? I'd really like to know that alternatives we have other than scientific materialism.

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