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Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:18pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

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Does it really matter...if there really is a god?

Would you all decide to do horrible things and change your life drastically if there was solid proof that there was no god?

Would you all decide to become perfect people and change your life drastically if there was solid proof that there was a god?


My point is this: Should the existence of a god matter when it comes to how you live day-to-day? Would that much really change?
If there was a god, do you think that it would want you to change who you are just to please it?
And if there is no god would you really feel the need to throw caution to the wind and do as you please, knowing that there were no repercussions after you die?

Shouldn't we all, as intelligent beings, know what is right and wrong regardless of a higher power potentially watching over us?
Shouldn't we all, as intelligent beings, do what we know is right just because we can tell the difference?
Shouldn't we all, as intelligent beings, be beyond the point of caring about being watched and judged by an unseen being...and live out shorts lives as best as we can?


Does it really matter...if there was not really a god?

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:23pm

hojoko

hojoko

562 posts

No. But the problem is there is no solid proof, so nothing will change until then. See thread Is God Real?

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:26pm

Grimlok

Grimlok

158 posts

If there was no God... I wouldn't think twice about killing someone. Robbing someone.. Raping someone. Whatever. I would live only for myself. I know it sounds mean but... I honestly would.

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:28pm

garifu

garifu

172 posts

You have a point, man. But with that in mind, the only way order is maintained is through the system of government most nations have established, to keep bad folks in Jail, and maintain law and order for the rest, etc. It took us many centuries to cobble together a working system (at least mostly working...) so I think if you took out religion and "the all seeing eye" too soon, as in before the many revolutions of the 18th centuries, we'd all be F'ed.

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:29pm

garifu

garifu

172 posts

heh heh, I meant century, not centuries... :S

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:32pm

Grimlok

Grimlok

158 posts

If there was no God... Who would manage Heaven and Hell? And yeah, with laws and jail there I probably wouldn't... But if there was complete Anarchy. No laws Godly or earthly then I'd have no sceond thoughts.

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:34pm

hojoko

hojoko

562 posts

Well, he thing is, If there was no god, then I would try to make a god appear to exist, because the thought of god keeps order.

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:35pm

Grimlok

Grimlok

158 posts

But I never feel bad about anything.

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:38pm

Nowrangilall

Nowrangilall

88 posts

well it depends how you think about it if your believe in god thats you fate if you don't can thats you like

 

Posted Apr 7, '08 at 3:42pm

Sting

Sting

339 posts

If there were no God, there would be no reason to not do anything wrong. Also, there would be no life on this earth, in my opinion, since I find evolution to be a load of crap.