Inspite of the things around us, e.g. nature, why are there still people who dont believe the existence of God?Inspite of the things around us, e.g. nature, why are there still people who dont...

Inspite of the things around us, e.g. nature, why are there still people who dont believe the existence of God?

Inspite of the things around us, e.g. nature, why are there still people who dont believe the existence of God?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Some people do not consider nature evidence of God. After all, evolution is based on the idea that every living thing comes from single celled organisms that evolved from the primordial soup. If you don't believe life can be created spontaneously, that does leave divine intervention.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think we need to remember that the issue of whether one believes in God or not is intensely personal and not something that we can enforce or require of others. Belief in God is an issue that all of us need to decide by ourselves, which involves looking at our own lives and our perception of the world and weighing up what evidence we feel is important. There is certainly enough evidence out there from scientists and evolutionary biologists that could be used to "disprove" the existence of God and the theory of intelligent design, and so much continues to be discovered about nature and the world that could support the disbelief in God. At the end of the day, belief in God or not requires an act of faith, and we need to be sensitive towards those who have come to a different conclusion compared to our own conclusion.

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thatsmsdragon | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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When I see nature, I appreciate that I am a part of an interconnected web of existence. One that ties all beings, even everything in and on our world, together. But even though I am happy when I see and recognize these things, I do not have to know anything about how they were created or why. I do not believe that beauty is a "gift" from God to me anymore than I believe a hurricane is a "punishment" from God. Nature exists, but I believe is would be arrogant for me to believe that it exists for my benefit or detriment. I am simply a part of the web, I don't know where its center might be, how it was created, or if there is a greater meaning to it. I do not see nature and understand the existence of God, Goddess, higher power or a spark of scientific change. Nature is. I do not see it as proof of anything else. That is just my own humble opinion and experience. Your ideas may vary.
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liefabs | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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Thank you sir for your good answer. I have learned in my education that human are naturally spiritual beings. Thus, there is no such thing as atheism for me. Let us take for instance the common theme that we know in our world--the abstract word "love". A person does something because of his/her love for something (whatever is that something). Dont you think that person does not consider that thinhg as a "god"?

 

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liefabs | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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People of today have too many things that make them too busy to notice small things that tell them about God's goodness. They don't even realize that their single breath belongs to Him.

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