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Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?

 
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
If you believe in God, then you must answer this question: How did God come into existence?

If you say "God always existed", then you are willing to accept that there is no beginning of God, and it shouldn't be any problem to accept that it is possible that matter/energy always existed, without a beginning.

And if you don't believe that "God always existed", you have to explain how God was created, which could be quite difficult if you believe that God created everything.

Your question really doesn't pose much of a problem for an atheist. We're willing to accept that we don't know all of the answers. For all I know, there was once a God that created the universe, and then disappeared. I prefer to focus on the present. Is there any evidence of God right now? I don't see any.
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There is an intelligent response...
+1 for you.
Awesome answer.
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
how about this? and this is one i've never heard from any side of the aisle...IS IT POSSIBLE THAT BOTH ATHEISTS AND DEISTS ARE INCORRECT IN THEIR ASSUMPTIONS? BOTH ARE WRONG...???
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Very much so, problem is, nobody still knows the truth/answer.
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
a-theists are retards.
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Posters trying to create new words via hyphens are idiots.

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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
Nothing came out of nothing, then nothing grew up and then nothingly nothing happened, this, in turn made nothing to hatch and when it developed nothing started to be seen around their nothings; afterwards, nothing appeared out of the blue anywhere and nothing showed up suddenly in front of nothing. Further nothings were wandering around nothingness when, finally, out of nothing, and atom materialed! wee!! XD
1 John 1Ė3._ 1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.

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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
The main thing I dont understand is the need to explain the existance of the universe and life.

It is something that can never be personally experienced, so the only belief structure can come from another source, i.e. religion, speculative science, etc.

It doesnt really matter unless you are trying to prove something else, (existance of God, afterlife, non-existance of God, etc).

It is natural to ask why, but when the answer is unavailable and not demonstrable, then it becomes a pointless question.
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
One of the big problems with this kind of question is that terms are undefined. People make assumptions about what words like "God" mean. To any person who believes in one of the Christian Gods, a person who does not share that belief is an "atheist". Just because someone does not share another persons belief in a deity, does not make them qualified to explain existence. Just because someone does believe in a deity also does not make them qualified to explain existence.
Most theistic believers make claims about their particular God, but do not bother to perform all the mental experiments required to deduce a comprehensive cosmology from it. What is observable must fit in with a comprehensive cosmological model. So if someone wants to make claims for a deity, they have to be able to explain all current and future observations of reality in terms of that deity. In some ways accepting a religious explanation is a cop out for lazy people.
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
I can't explain it and neither can Jeebus or Muhammad or Buddha or Zeus or Quetzacoatl and neither can you OP, the difference between you and I is, I admit it.
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
If you believe in God, then you must answer this question: How did God come into existence?

If you say "God always existed", then you are willing to accept that there is no beginning of God, and it shouldn't be any problem to accept that it is possible that matter/energy always existed, without a beginning.

And if you don't believe that "God always existed", you have to explain how God was created, which could be quite difficult if you believe that God created everything.

Your question really doesn't pose much of a problem for an atheist. We're willing to accept that we don't know all of the answers. For all I know, there was once a God that created the universe, and then disappeared. I prefer to focus on the present. Is there any evidence of God right now? I don't see any.
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There is an abundance of evidence, have you ever studied bible prophecy?
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Re: Atheists - How do you explain the existence of existence?
And I just stopped in, to see what the existence of existence was in.

One thing I know for sure. Atheists are OK with the fact that we don't know everything and don't need to make up some unproven supernatural magical to explain it. Also, there is no fucking way any religion can prove itself to be true. All religions claim they talk their god, pray and get their prayers answered, miracles, etc. All religions that I have studied in depth can be observed historically to see exactly how they came about and evolved. Religions are man-made to comfort people of death and all of their lives problems by giving them impossible to prove absolutes so people don't have to think and live their simple happy life with the authorities they crave because they are child-minded.





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