Show of HandsShow of Hands

Praetorianus November 11th, 2017 1:58am

Is there anything that would change your religious beliefs/affiliation (or lack thereof)?

14 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

edan
11/16/17 7:59 am

I like how agnostics and atheists are the most open minded. Shows something doesn't it?

LibertyLover Pokemon 201461036800
11/12/17 10:46 am

If God himself, or an angel messenger, came to me and told me to change. I actually question a lot of my religions teachings but I stay active because I love their focus on the family and I can’t think of a better place for my children to be on Sunday.

Reply
Edeatsbeans Texas
11/11/17 7:25 pm

Probably not

Reply
Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/11/17 6:29 am

There are over 500 religions in the world with over a thousand deities....all of which claim to be the only true one...and all of which are invisible. Want to change my beliefs? Have one of these 'fake' religions deities materialize in a physical form and perform a supernatural act for the world to witness. That would automatically debunk all other religions. I'm waiting....
.

Reply
Krodin Pennsylvania
11/11/17 2:30 am

Either people can’t understand the idea of theoretical proof of something (although it doesn’t currently exist), or they are unbelievably cocky and bigoted, saying they can’t be swayed when provided with evidence. I consider myself an atheist, but if I were given solid proof, I would surely change that in a heartbeat. That’s how it should work for everybody. We can’t tolerate anything else if we are to advance as a species, thinking we can just avoid proof.

Reply
TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/11/17 1:52 am

My Christian faith? No way.
My denomination? Sure, could conceivably happen. But not likely.

Reply
DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
11/11/17 1:47 am

I'm pretty comfortable where I'm at religiously. I doubt it.

Reply
FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/11/17 1:00 am

anything is possible, but I would say it is unlikely.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/11/17 12:02 am

Compelling proof that God cannot possibly exist.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/11/17 12:44 am

I deem that impossible.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/11/17 1:03 pm

Mhmm. And because of the modal ontological argument, we know if it is at all possible that God exists, it is impossible that He does not exist.

So it looks like it's impossible that God should not exist.

Hogoke Constitution
11/10/17 11:39 pm

Just evidence, I've never experienced any sort of evidence.

Reply
Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/11/17 12:03 am

How do you define "evidence"? How about "propositions which, if true, mean it is more likely that a given thesis statement is true"?

Hogoke Constitution
11/11/17 12:04 am

Like I'd actually be able to see something, like physical hard evidence.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/11/17 12:06 am

You're categorizing evidence within a definition, but not defining it. What about the definition?

Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/11/17 12:12 am

The point being, the existence of the universe as we know it is evidence of God. And you can see it.

sydwel
11/10/17 10:59 pm

Beliefs yes, if there were strong evidence. Even then, I might not become affiliated with a religion. My belief in a supernatural power and my approval of/desire to worship it are two different things.

thomas12466 Los Angeles
11/10/17 9:32 pm

Only the weak bend

Reply
roberbaran
11/10/17 8:38 pm

Evidence.

Reply
DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
11/10/17 8:34 pm

Sure, proof that those claims are true.

Reply
sea California
11/10/17 8:31 pm

Yes. If Jesus’ body was found or something like that happened I would change my beliefs.

Tariq88 Utah
11/10/17 8:09 pm

No, it's not something I can get arrogant about and say something like "That will never happen." because keeping your faith is never 100% certain, but it is a strong goal not to lose it.

Reply
4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/10/17 7:48 pm

If God came out and said " I don't exist". 🤔

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/10/17 8:25 pm

Mind... blown 😀

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
11/10/17 7:43 pm

Something really dramatic would have to happen.

Reply
bower8899 ...
11/10/17 7:41 pm

Yeah, if God or any God actually spoke to me, I would.

Reply
jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
11/10/17 7:33 pm

Yes. I’m agnostic, not atheist. There is a chance of my conversion, though it is rather low at this moment in time.

Reply
Kay41 the Midwest
11/10/17 7:32 pm

I answered yes because although I can't think of anything and I believe my faith is strong, you never know what could happen.

Reply
Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/10/17 7:24 pm

Not really. Even if a god showed up in person, and did enough convincing magic to sell it, I still wouldn’t become religious, affiliate with any of the current (all man-made) religions, or pledge allegiance to the magic king. I'd concede at that point, that at least one god exists, but whether it is the only one or worthy of my attention (in other words is nothing like the ones we have made up so far) remains to be seen. Changes nothing for me personally.

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/10/17 7:29 pm

I think a far advanced alien civilization could come up with enough convincing magic and display of power to convert many.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/10/17 7:30 pm

Just hope they aren't able and willing to change your thought patterns...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/10/17 7:51 pm

If they change my thought patterns to make me believe in something that is patently irrational at every level, then I'm just a puppet. I haven’t willingly gone along with anything.

phalnx Ohio
11/10/17 7:13 pm

Yes. If God came down, whacked me over the head with his Holy Bag Of Nickels, and boomed, 'What's wrong with you boy?!', I'd be like, 'Sorry, dude, I didn't know.'

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/10/17 7:06 pm

Unlikely but not impossible.
New findings might, but what could they be?
A personal revelation might overpower my agnosticism but just as likely spook me and make me question my sanity.
A worldwide rapture/revelation/second coming would but I deem it extremely unlikely.
Arrival of far advanced space aliens who know more about transcendental issues will, but again, very unlikely imo to get contact in my lifetime.

Reply
PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
11/10/17 7:03 pm

Yeah, of course.

Evidence.

Reply
Alcerus fascist
11/10/17 7:04 pm

Nice dramatic pause

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/10/17 7:07 pm

The problem is that only positive evidence is possible.
Negative evidence (no higher power exists) is imo unattainable.

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
11/10/17 7:11 pm

Negative Evidence doesn't need to be found. Theism makes the claim that deities exist. The burden of proof is on *them*. Until it can be done, I'm an atheist.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
11/11/17 4:34 am

The supernatural is inherently unprovable. Otherwise, it wouldn't be supernatural.