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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 24 2013: Which particular concept of a god. What about beliefs in goddesses.

    The processes by which people develop gods and experience these seem unreliable.

    For me personally, I have not come across any compelling evidence for any gods, so far.

    Agree psychology and science in general helps us understand religious experience. We do seem primed to assume agency, and even today religious belief has a strong correlation to where you are born.
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      Feb 25 2013: Hmm, Great input Obey. I am just curious mind, so if my question's seems to have a bais, please forgive it. It was not intended and in my mind i have no bais only curiosity. As for me, i havent seen much evidence for a God and in fact when i think about a God, i cant help it think of my beliefs as the same beliefs as i had in Santa or the boogie man. Only difference is that we have been primed and conditioned to hold the belief in God as the fabric holding together our identity. And without it people would go into anxiety. So i am just a curious mind that wants to explore the basis of the question
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        Feb 25 2013: I understand peter. I've been there too. Then I went to college.

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