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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 26 2013: I wish to take on the questions asked by Peter.
    "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."
    It's not human nature to seek superiority, it's human nature to seek camaraderie.
    It's not human nature to seek authority, it's human nature to seek authenticity. And it's not for shifting responsibility and control of one's life but it's human nature to love and let go of control with trust so that the self can relax and rest.
    God with capital 'G' is the product of the innate human confusion and directionlessness.
    The idea of eternal punishment is as anti-human as it can get.
    God, by definition, can jolly well mind his business. We need more humanity to mind ours.

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