Do You Believe in God and Why?

824 WordsDec 9, 20114 Pages
Do you believe in God and why? With over 20 major religions in today’s world, God is the most recognized superior power. We are told to believe that this God is a supernatural being: one of a group of supernatural male beings in some religions, each of which is worshiped as the personification or controller of some aspect of the universe. God is the English name given to a singular being in theistic and deistic religions who is either the sole deity in monotheism, or a single deity in polytheism. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many concepts of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), divine simplicity, and eternal…show more content…
Every ideology, philosophy, or cultural tradition has inconsistencies and contradictions, so this should not be surprising – but other ideologies and traditions aren’t alleged to be created or sanctioned systems for following the requirements of a god. I think that Gods are too similar to believers. A few cultures, like ancient Greece, have made their own gods which appear to be as natural as human beings, but in general gods are supernatural. This means that they are fundamentally different from human beings or anything on earth. Despite this, however, theists consistently describe their gods in ways that make the supernatural appear almost ordinary. God’s share so many characteristics with humans that it has been argued that gods were made in the image of man. I also feel that Gods and believers behave immorally. In most religions, gods are supposed to be the source of all morality. For most believers, their religion represents an institution for promoting perfect morality. In reality though, religions are responsible for widespread immorality and gods have characteristics or histories which make them worse than the most degraded human murderer. No one would tolerate such behavior on the part of a person, but when with a god it becomes creditable – even an example to follow. Closely associated with taking action that should be
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