If you knew you would live forever would you believe in God?? Probably not because then you would be a God yourself. The fact that we live short pitiful lives creates a strong psychological need to believe in a supreme being. After all who wants to die?? So why not believe that when you die your essence will leave your body and it will go to a place called heaven where you can be with BIG DADDY forever and ever?? Many people give in to this psychological need because of the fear of non existence. But that doesn't prove that the afterlife exists. In fact it's hard to conceive of how it could.
question when according to the bible god said i will create man in our image he was talking to jesus but who else was there heard him say it and then write it down someone once told me it was the spirits really
Look around you buddy...look at the complexity of life...the flowers, the animals, the sky and the universe...so, this just kind of happened out of thin air?? You are fooling yourself if you think there is no supreme being or entity that created and is controlling the universe....wise up.
you'd be surprised Walrathcrai. Life after death exists. I know it does. But how long does it last? I don't know. I just know people do live for a good deal of time if not forever after they die. Sorry to upset you. It kinda scares me in a way that it does. better question is.. who wants to live forever? Kinda scary thought - what if you *HAD* to live forever. I think that may be a scarier thought for you.
I'm not saying living forever would be good. But it would eliminate the need to believe in an afterlife.The feelings that people experience when they are unconscious and near death are the dreams you always have when you're unconscious. In addition the body releases drugs. So those who survived near death experiences report a feeling of euphoria. Good to know actually but it doesn't prove an afterlife.
The belief in God is just that...a belief or "faith". The existence of God cannot be proved otherwise it would not be "Faith". A more germane question to those rejecting belief in God is, "Why do you not believe?" If there is the remotest possibility that God does exist why do you wish to gamble against even those remotest of odds? If you are right and we die and that's it then what do you have to lose to believe in God?
This is called "Pascal's Wager". Google those words. Proposed in the 17th century this was a launch into probability or decision theory. You sound like a smart guy. Think about it.
There is a very good reason for not believing in a god or a creator. If the universe NEEDED a creator then the creator must need a creator and so on leading to an absurdity.
Don't let fear or wishful thinking overcome rational thought for wishful thinking and unreasonable fear is very dangerous to ones pocketbook...to say the least.
Sorry but Pascal was being unreasonably fearful. Working on the remotest chance of disaster theory would immobilize one. There is always a remote chance of being run over by a mack truck if one set foot on a street.