• Belief is based on Salvation. Disbelief is an eternity to be wrong.
    • Mircat
      Eternity is also a long time to deal with the fact you may have totally wasted your time.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Not exactly. I don't claim to be holier among the holiest.
    • ReiSan
      Pascal's Wager again! What if you are wrong and Amaterasu is the real supreme deity, not God!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, none of the mythical gods and goddesses can compare to the "accuracy" of the Bible. How can you disprove the God of the Bible with Amaterasu??? You mentioned Amaterasu, so let's see how bright you are.
  • Simple...He is real!
    • ReiSan
      71.05% of the population of the world say, "No, God is not real!" 99.54% of the people of Japan also do not think God exists.
    • Linda Joy
      The Japanese believe the atomic bomb came out of a clear blue sky - as if they did nothing to cause it! Not very bright if you ask me!! Besides that your statistics are incorrect. In fact I don't think they were ever the true statistics even back when you posted this. Here are the accurate statistics:"The percentage of people in the world who consider themselves religious is about 63%. The percentage who consider themselves atheists (mostly in China) is about 11%.Jan 16, 2023"
  • Because we have no other answer to our existence... (Genesis 1:26) Then God said:
    • ReiSan
      Each religion has its own sacred books. 71.05% of the people of the world do not think God exists.
    • Linda Joy
  • 7-31-2017 Why do people believe in rightness? You can't see rightness. Everybody has a list of rules to determine what is right and what is wrong, but there is no way to be sure everybody has the same list because you can't see it. But still people believe in rightness. Well, God is the God of rightness.
  • Because God has revealed Himself to us in His creation. And as for me He called me to salvation in Jesus.
  • cause hes real
  • Because 3/4 of the world is still sensible,.
  • We do not like to think we came from slime...and evolution cannot explain the establishment of, hate, compassion. Only creation can do so. (Genesis 1:26) Then God said:
  • Well, when you consider how our bodies function, how the days and nights come about, the universe, nature, the changing of the seasons, etc. people realize that these aren't things that have just happened. They had to be the work of a creator or master designer. Romans 1:20 says: "For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world
  • Paul said: “His [God’s] invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable.” (Romans 1:20) The Creator left his imprint on his handiwork, as Paul pointed out. Let us take a closer look at Paul’s words. God’s qualities could be seen “from the world’s creation onward,” notes Paul. In this context the Greek word rendered “world” does not refer to the planet Earth. Rather, it refers to humankind. Hence, Paul is saying that from the moment humans were created, they could see evidence of the Creator’s qualities in the things he made. That evidence is all around us. It is not hidden in nature but is “clearly seen.” From the largest to the smallest, creation clearly reveals not only that there is a Creator but also that he has wonderful qualities. Does not the intelligent design so obvious in nature reveal to us God’s wisdom? Do not the starry heavens and the pounding surf reveal his power? Does not the variety of foods that delight our palate and the beauty of sunrises and sunsets reveal his love for mankind?—Psalm 104:24; Isaiah 40:26. How plain is the evidence? It is so clear that those who do not see it and who thus refuse to believe in God “are inexcusable.” One scholar illustrates it this way: Imagine a driver who ignores a sign that says “Detour—Turn Left.” A police officer stops him and starts writing him a ticket. The driver tries to argue that he did not see the sign. But his words carry little weight because the sign is in plain view and there is nothing wrong with the driver’s vision. Besides, as a driver, the responsibility for seeing and heeding such signs is his. So it is with the evidence of God in nature. That “sign” is in plain view. As reasoning creatures, we are capable of seeing it. There is no excuse for ignoring it.
  • For comfort, guidance and moral well-being.
  • Because God teaches us so much.
  • Because He is the great I am what I am.
  • Because they have a need to be led and think that someone will watch out for them and someone to theoretically guide them and answer questions they are not self-confident enough to answer themselves.
  • Need you ask? Look at me straight into my eyes, don't try to avoid me you simple progressive liberal democrap!
  • It is the faith that God gave me to believe in Him.
  • Many people are strenuously brainwashed since early childhood with that belief, and it is difficult to resist such strong indoctrination. It is also difficult to deprogram such zombies. Beliefs have no firm evidence, so the thinking man has none. Religions rely upon creating hysterical fear and profound feelings of guilt to make people give their priests much money and great power. When a person is ruled by strong primitive emotions, he cannot be reasonable, critical and objective about his belief. The Bible is so goofy that it makes me laugh. Anyone who can believe such absurdity is reuled by strong emotions and/or strongly brainwashed.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote:"Beliefs have no firm evidence, so the thinking man has none." Actually you can't think at all, now that you're all confused with religious matters. The Bible teaches freewill. More people become Christians at an older age by their life experiences. On the contrary, Muslims impose their religious teachings on children. In Islam, it's either convert or face the sword. Before you start posting such absurd answers, you decide what's reasonable and what's not.
  • cause hes real
  • What's the alternative? believing in nothing? Isn't there a song that goes something like, You need to believe in something, or you'll fall for everything, or anything? Otherwise why are we here? Here is a link to a tract that answers that question.
  • Simply because there has been no convincing evidence that God is not real. All we have are unbelievers opinions on the subject. Those opinions are no more valid than our own are. In one comment it is claimed that 71.05% of the worlds population do not believe in any deity. That statistic seems to be inaccurate. Here is an excerpt from a short search; "According to sociologists Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera’s review of numerous global studies on atheism, there are 450 to 500 million positive atheists and agnostics worldwide (7% of the world’s population) with China alone accounting for 200 million of that demographic1." 8/20/23
    • Linda Joy
      Yeah, I don't think that statistic was ever accurate. Don't know where she plucked it from but its a lie now!
    • dalcocono
      It could have been a typo, or just an error too.
  • To me, there are a couple of reasons. * First - to me - it just makes more sense than the alternative, which is a literally infinite "line" of cause and effect extending back literally infinitely into the past. A (philosophical) "First Cause" just makes so very much more sense to me. * Second: we have the Bible. For most every (supposedly historical) event described in the Bible, the Bible is "best evidence". There is no better evidence available. For very nearly every (supposedly historical) event described in the Bible for which the Bible is not "best evidence", the best historical evidence agrees with the Bible! * That doesn't mean that the Bible is always accurate (it isn't). But from the point of view of critical thinking and objectivity, one has to at least acknowledge the best evidence and take it into consideration, even if in one's biased opinion such evidence is spurious. (Of course, if one has sound, objective reason to identify said evidence as spurious, rather than personal bias, that's a different matter.) * I could go on (for example: why don't I accept Qur'an? I have very good reasons...), but my answer is already longer than I'd planned.
  • Why do some people still NOT believe in God? Its obvious to me!
  • There are lots of reasons, some of which are indoctrination at an early age, the need to have a meaning to life, a parental guardian, mystic texts that go back to the civilization in Mesopotamia, and personal experience especially of the mystic, who having experienced God, fears that any description would be inferior but would write it down anyway. The Magnum Opus. Unification with God. Only through this can everything make sense. Even today the Lucis Trust usher in the new religion which is indoctrinated through films, cartoons and music, gnosticism and the belief of Lucifer being one of the fallen "solar" angels to free mankind. See for yourself on the history section of their home page and follow the links, sponsored by the UN.

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