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Christians are divided as to whether the Bible should be read as the literal word of God, or whether there is room for interpretation, taking into account the time and context in which the Bible was written.
The Catholic Church is the largest religious organization in the world, with over 1 billion members. It has many vocal opponents.
God is the central being in Abrahamic religions, who is the creator of the universe and the ultimate arbiter of human affairs. Many philosophers have also used the word in a more abstract way, yet still in way that shares and strives to capture a sense of ultimate profundity. Atheists believe that God does not exist, for such reasons as the degree of suffering in the world, or because God is superfluous to a naturalistic universe or because the very concept of God lacks determinate meaning.
The Catholic Church
The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God
Steven Novella
Does God exist? Disagree
First, to be clear I don’t believe in God or any supernatural being …
Kenneth Miller
Miller proposes that God set the world in motion and nature is evolving just as planned. "We cannot think of God as a part of nature. God is the reason for nature," he explained.
James Randi
Does God exist? Disagree
To make sure that my blasphemy is thoroughly expressed, I hereby state my opinion that the notion of a god is a basic superstition, that there is no evidence for the existence of any god(s), that devils, demons, angels and saints are myths, that there is no life after death, heaven nor hell, that the Pope is a dangerous, bigoted, medieval dinosaur, and that the Holy Ghost is a comic‐book character worthy of laughter and derision.
Robert M. Price
(From the blurb on the back of his book Jesus is Dead) Those who read this book almost certainly will agree that it is explosive in its argument that (1) not only is there no good reason to think that Jesus ever rose from the dead, (2) there is no god reason to suppose he ever lived or died at all.
Ron Paul
I get to my God through Christ. Christ to me, is a man of peace. He is for peace.
Ayn Rand
Does God exist? Disagree
“God” as traditionally defined is a systematic contradiction of every valid metaphysical principle. The point is wider than just the Judeo-Christian concept of God. No argument will get you from this world to a supernatural world. No reason will lead you to a world contradicting this one. No method of inference will enable you to leap from existence to a “super-existence.”
Amanda Marcotte
Does God exist? Disagree
It’s always been my sense that feminism, skepticism, and atheism are a natural fit. Woo-based feminism that engages in wishful thinking about a non-existent matriarchal past and non-existent goddesses has never appealed to me. I think feminism is strongest when it’s feet are planted firmly on the ground. Moreover, skeptics and active atheists actually go after two of the biggest weapons used to abuse women: pseudo-science and religion.
Julia Gillard
Does God exist? Disagree
I am not going to pretend a faith I don't feel. I am what I am and people will judge that. For people of faith, I think the greatest compliment I could pay to them is to respect their genuinely held beliefs and not to engage in some pretence about mine. I grew up in the Christian church, a Christian background. I won prizes for catechism, for being able to remember Bible verses. I am steeped in that tradition, but I've made decisions in my adult life about my own views.
Roger Waters
Does God exist? Disagree
I think the Holy Scriptures are superstitious nonsense. I think more and more the empirical evidence goes to support that view. It's great that people like Dawkins are actually writing very easy to read and coherent expressions of my point of view [he chuckles] so I'm pleased about that. So, yes, you're right, [religion] is absolutely central to all I do now.

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0 Points       dionisos       22 Aug 2016     Does God exist? Disagree
Nothing special to say. (just trying to have enough data to see who agree with me on other subjects)

0 Points       Side Effect       21 Apr 2015     Does God exist? Neutral
yeah, God is invisible to the natural eye.

0 Points       Capricious       25 Mar 2015     Should the Bible be interpreted literally? Disagree
It shouldn't be taken factual too.

0 Points       Capricious       25 Mar 2015     Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church? Mostly Agree
It isn't that bad today.

The church was pernicious back in the day and in the likes of Al Qaeda.

0 Points       Capricious       25 Mar 2015     Does God exist? Disagree
It's highly unlikely.

0 Points       Sherlock Holmes       23 Nov 2013     Does God exist? Agree
I beleive that God exists that loves us so that he gave His One and only Son to die on the cross for our sins and rise from the dead on the third day.I am a Christian.

0 Points       Esl       03 May 2013     Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church? Mostly Agree
I think the world benefits from religion and the morals and bonds that it brings. However, I do think the world would be better off without the Catholics. I believe this, because the reason the world doesn't flying cars or a cure for cancer yet is because of the Catholics. Their years of scientific oppression in Europe, the birth place of science, have set the world back century's in development.

0 Points       MTC       23 Feb 2013     Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church? Agree
Yes, of course. Without religion, the world would be a much less hateful place

0 Points       MTC       23 Feb 2013     Does God exist? Disagree
There is simply no good evidence to suggest that any gods exist.

1 Point       Nashhinton       12 Feb 2013     Does God exist? Disagree
"God" is a delusional fantasy conjured up by our paleolithic ancestors to explain natural phenomena that couldn't be explained during the time. It was also socially constructed and popularized during the Neolithic Revolution to police the early tribes, cultures and common people through propagandized information that would appease their fears of death and misery (Terror management theory). It is the biggest cop-out ever created and has caused nothing more than technological regression and wars upon humanity.

-1 Point       Haruka       14 Apr 2012     Does God exist? Neutral
I am completely neutral. I am non-religious as well.
There is no proof that God exists.
There is also no proof that he doesn't.
Religion is just something for people to rely on, so I say believe whatever you want!

0 Points       Nashhinton       11 Dec 2011     Does God exist? General Comment
Fair enough. Your explanations were sound, but I still have many doubts concerning the veracity of the Bible because of it's absurdities. I will continue to investigate this from an unbiased point of view. Take care.

I'm an agnostic and a former Christian. The reason why I left Christianity was because I felt like it didn't have enough supported evidence for the claims mentioned in the Bible.

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