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Peter Emer

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Is God Real?

Its human nature to seek superiority and its human nature to seek an authoritative entity to take responsibility and control of one's life. So i often wonder if God is just that idea. The idea of a god that is all powerful and all knowing and just superior in everyday than any human being, is the very idea that makes me question the legitimacy of a God. We tend to subscribe to a divine command or an authoritative figure. The creator of the universe gets to set the rules and do anything it likes with its creations like sending them for eternal punishment.

And lastly, everyone that believes in a divine command gets the same satisfaction from believing in something that everyone else gets no matter what they believe in.

I am just interested in the TED community's input on this. I am a student of life, so i take no biases even if it sounds like it sometimes. :)

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    Feb 23 2013: the belief in god, anywhere in the world, at any time in history to the present, in any religion, is completely dependent on one single common factor….the believer was taught to believe, indoctrinated at the very earliest stages of his or her psychological development. If we as children were not indoctrinated in this way, then God would be relegated to the shelves of mythology with Zeus, Jupiter, and the rest. I know and believe this 100%
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      Feb 25 2013: Probably 95â„…. In the end you need to be exposed to dogma to join a faith. Others might form a more personalised amalgam of different ideas from outside mixed with their own personal insights.

      Funny, many say you can know god if you open yourself to it.

      But then everyone comes up with different gods depending on their experience.

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