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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 25 2013: Just as a side note Peter, and anyone else, have you read " American Gods" by Neil Gaiman and the sequel Anansi Boys, fiction and highly entertaining on the subject...
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      Feb 25 2013: Hi Daryl,
      No I haven't but if you recommend it I will definitely get myself a copy as soon as I can. Thanks for that(:
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      Feb 26 2013: Sounds a bit like Terry Pratchett's small gods. Looks worth a read. Ta.
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        Feb 26 2013: Though not familiar with Pratchett's book I did read a plot summary of it and it's not quite the same. American Gods is much more related to your question here than that...
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          Mar 8 2013: Similar idea where a gods power and ultimately its existence comes from the belief of its followers. Some gods are nearly forgotten are barely voices in the desert wind.
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        Mar 8 2013: AH, then your right, it is very similar

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