Do you believe in God?

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May 15 73 Comments

Also, please share why you believe/not believe.

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  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Yes, because only a higher being could explain a dumbass like me being able to solve a leetcode hard in 30 minutes.
    May 153
    • There is no god and you can’t do Leetcode hard. Face the facts
      May 15
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      Your face is the only thing more disastrous than Uber's IPO. Face the facts
      May 15
    • IPO was only a few days ago. Plenty of time for my face to know true disaster 🙃
      May 15
  • Ever seen a program running that didn’t have a programmer?
    May 1518
    • Amazon Coatl
      That to me is a huge leap of faith.

      I can't infer teleology in every single thing that I know somebody else did (like one of those a abstract paintings or movies, or a complicated code without comments in an obscure language).

      To do that on the universe, just because it's complex, seems like a "god of the gaps" argument for me.
      May 16
    • Oracle kenobi
      @2muchblind so the master programmer cannot understand the master-master programmer?
      May 16
    • True, you can’t infer teleology, that’s normal.

      However if you look at an abstract painting or a movie, you can conclude that a painter or director exists, even though you can’t see them.
      May 16
    • Amazon Coatl
      @2muchblind only because we understand both the process of making a paint or a movie and the experience of the painter / movie maker.

      Without understanding both, you can't reach that conclusion even if it turns out to be right.
      May 16
    • Well, I do think we understand a little bit of physics and how the universe works. It’s that consistency and elegance which leads to the conclusion that a single being created it. Just as our understanding of painting or movie making leads us to believe that a painter or director exists.

      If there were inconsistency or chaos in the universe, then yes, it would be more difficult to conclude this. But rather, there are only equations.
      May 16
    • Amazon Coatl
      @2muchblind like I said, we need to understand BOTH the process of how something came to be AND the experience of the entity making something.

      For example you might be familiar with the experience of at Tattoo artist, but if you don't understand how tattoos are done, you might see something like the next two links and think they are similar and have the same origin.

      https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/streams/2012/march/120305/145459-melissa-dahl59c02959-a263-2f75-9674-bbdcfe32743f.nbcnews-ux-1024-900.jpg

      http://tattoo-journal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/tree-tattoo-48.jpg

      Yet, the first one is a result of lighting strike on somebody, no tattooer needed.

      On the other hand, you might understand how nests are built, but if you don't have insight into the experience of living within a community or why an animal will build so you might think that a weaver nest is not an actual nest but either an infestation of a different plant or a variation of a characteristic of the actual tree.

      https://previews.123rf.com/images/kosmos111/kosmos1111501/kosmos111150100177/35815653-grandes-%C3%A1rboles-viejos-cubiertos-de-lianas.jpg

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HPdLqL_Tzso/maxresdefault.jpg
      May 16
    • Oracle kenobi
      @2muchblind how do you conclude it was a single being?
      May 16
    • Amazon, I think in all these examples we can conclude that the tattoo or the painting was caused by something. As in — it did not merely materialize into existence. Some process led to its existence, though we may not know what it was.

      I think that the Big Bang plus universe expanding at an increasing rate (plus the amazing laws of physics) are some of the biggest indicators.

      @Oracle If there were multiple beings, the universe would be in chaos. They’d be essentially be arguing over code reviews all the time, stylistic inconsistencies everywhere ;)
      May 16
    • Amazon Coatl
      Yet, saying that something has a cause is completely different than saying it has a maker.

      BTW, the universe IS pretty much chaotic and there are a lot of stylistic inconsistencies everywhere! I mean just in earth life there are like 5 different types of eye design and even more respiratory system designs
      May 16
    • Well, if something is past a certain level of complexity, it can be concluded it was the product of deliberate design. For example, no one would find an iPhone in a forest and conclude it just randomly formed directly out of the earth’s raw materials.

      Based on my study, I think the laws of physics are way, waaay past that threshold. Maxwell’s equations, or Euler’s equation, or physical biochemistry, all these things — essentially the entire universe operates on the elegant interplay of a few constants and equations.
      May 17
  • Amazon
    beedoop

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    Extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof. Magical sky daddy is just as likely as a giant teapot ruling the universe.
    May 154
    • Twitch / Cust. Srv.
      Im_dumb_af

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      But claiming that the universe is random chance and meaningless is also extraordinary.
      May 15
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      Less extraordinary than an omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent being. Plus, unlike God, there's scientific evidence documenting how the universe down to picoseconds before the big bang.
      May 15
    • Amazon
      beedoop

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      What do you mean it’s random chance and meaningless? It’s there, it doesn’t have to explain itself to a meat bag in some rando corner. Both “we don’t know” and “it has no particular meaning” are perfectly reasonable answers.
      May 15
    • Facebook gEKd54
      Claiming its meaningless and random chance is not that extraordinary.

      Pick up a stack of sticks and throw them on the ground. Now pick them and try to recreate the exact same structure. Close to impossible, ah? And didnt require much intent to generate something very complicated, appearing somewhat random but obeying many rules (e.g. physics).
      May 15
  • Seagate toti420
    A better question: do you believe in God as described by the Abrahamic religions? A higher being could simply be some kind of consciousness that permeates the entire universe that connects us all, humans, plants and animals. Sufis think existence is God.
    May 151
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

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      This is a key distinction that’s lost on far too many people
      May 15
  • Tesla Hdhaga
    God is love. Love is God. A lot of people claim to not believe but they believe in love. Haha it’s always funny when I argue with these types of people. It’s about surrendering the ego.. and spiritual freedom :). Not a genie in the sky who will grant your wishes.
    May 155
    • Amazon
      beedoop

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      What’s believing in love? Love is brain chemistry and complex innate social behaviors developed to increase the odds of survival in a social species. Ain’t nothing magical about it.
      May 15
    • Tesla Hdhaga
      Ok. Who said anything about magic? lol. It’s quite simple, really.
      May 15
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      ugh...hippies 🙄
      May 15
    • Microsoft PltnmPlaya
      Love is hormones.
      May 15
    • Oracle kenobi
      What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no morez
      May 15
  • Roche bUjp01
    Why should good be a human like entity that has a scheme. To me the sun is God in that without it our very existence is impossible. So is earth, air, water, trees. To me god is the incomprehensible, the uncontrollable. By that standard, god is right in front of our eyes.
    May 152
    • Amazon cnnfox
      ^ Excellent viewpoint!

      Maybe the nature is God! We all are part of it. We all have existed for billions of years. We all are made of dusts from the stars... Almost all of the matter on the earth (including all animals) came from the Sun! And the Sun itself was formed from the cosmic cloud!

      Also the God doesn’t have to be a conscious being!
      May 15
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      As it turns out, if you define something that doesn't exist as something that exists, it automatically exists! 😂😂😂
      May 15
  • Athenahealth Xiao xiaol
    The question should be rephrased , what is God?
    May 152
    • Nvidia signale
      What is love?
      May 15
    • Amazon cnnfox
      ^^ This! You totally get it @Xiao xiaol
      May 15
  • God is that Netherlands guy in the top 5 of every LC discuss.
    May 151
    • Facebook nr0
      * German
      May 15
  • Microsoft huirfu
    This question only comes up if you are objectifying God.

    To me God is a belief. A non personified higher power that gives you hope when things are falling apart, that ground you, that keep you from doing anything inhuman to any other living being or element of nature.
    May 150
  • Seagate toti420
    Why do you care? What’s your TC anyway?
    May 150
  • Oracle droned
    Atheism = matter + time + chance
    (while having no answer how the “matter” came to be in the first place)
    May 157
    • Amazon cnnfox
      Is God made of matter or energy? You’re saying it requires a God to make matter? That’s more credible than matter coming from nothing?

      Science doesn’t have all answers. But it doesn’t create a placeholder (like God) when there’s a gap.
      May 15
    • Oracle droned
      ^ I’m saying it requires a creator to make that which is created. God is multi-dimensional with no constraints of time and so far beyond our minds to comprehend (God always was and always will be - our puny minds cannot grasp that concept). And the “gap” you mention is an infinite chasm that science alone will never be able to explain.
      May 15
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Particles and anti-particles are created from nothing all the time.

      Those quantum fluctuations don’t have a creator. Much like the special pleading for the creation of your deity.
      May 15
    • Oracle droned
      Wash-rinse-repeat. You’ve made my point without even realizing it. And “special pleading”? The God of creation needs no such thing.
      May 15
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      There is no evidence to support the deity hypothesis.

      The assertion that a creator is required to create something is falsified by quantum fluctuations among other falsifications.
      May 15
    • Oracle droned
      Buts it’s still a process, it’s still a “thing” as are all laws of physics. Even the quantum mechanic physicists concede that even if the quantum fluctuations hypothesis could explain some things, it still doesn’t explain the ultimate origin of everything. Let’s agree that it takes faith from both sides of this creation argument to settle on what we believe.
      May 15
    • Amazon cnnfox
      ==> God == Quantum physics [proved]
      May 15
  • Uber mshwuqqqq
    rephrased the survey for you: are you an american?
    May 150
  • Nvidia signale
    It kinda sounds like a made up story if you think about it.

    Like one in a billion chance of it not being fairy tale, yet the tales of burning forever seem to convince most people to be irrational about it.
    May 153
    • Twitch / Cust. Srv.
      Im_dumb_af

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      If the universe is infinitely big, then by definition, anything is possible. Unless of course, the universe is finite, and there are not multiple instances of universes running per daddy Elon
      May 15
    • Nvidia signale
      Cool so let's believe in zebra gods who are angered by the lack of monthly chugging of Benadryl because they've got a good a shot of being real as any other scary story
      May 15
    • Twitch / Cust. Srv.
      Im_dumb_af

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      If daddy Elon, one of the smartest dudes in the world, believes that there are infinite instances of this reality, which by definition states that this could be one of those instances that could have anything, including zebras happen, then I say it's possible
      May 15
  • TC or GTFO!!
    May 152
  • Nvidia signale
    Let's ask Roe Jogan.
    May 151
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      Pull that up Jamie
      May 15
  • Arthrex QeWE06
    We are Gods for our gut bacterias. There is so much more to this undiscovered universe. The correct way of rephrasing is I dont believe in God the way mainstream religions portray it.
    May 150
  • Apple magikarp16
    No. Classified as a Hindu on birth. Gradually grew out of it completely by teenage years.
    May 150
  • Microsoft PltnmPlaya
    No indications god exists. Also, with all those horrible things going on... why the hell we need such an evil god?
    May 150
  • Wow i thought would answer NO around here
    May 150
  • New / Eng
    10yoe250k

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    10yoe250kmore
    I belive in TC!
    May 150
  • Facebook / Engtinq
    Almighty Dollar
    May 150
  • Amazon Coatl
    I don't, because like Laplace said: I don't need that hypothesis.

    Do I believe there are beings more powerful than I am? Yes, I know Putin exists, that doesn't mean he is god on any serious definition of the word.

    Do I believe there are forces beyond my comprehension that affect my life or even kickstarted our whole existence? Yes, that doesn't mean they are sentient or that they're what everyone understands by god.
    May 150
  • Amazon cnnfox
    If there’s one it isn’t any of the ones suggested in any current or past religion!
    May 150
  • New / Data
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    Yes I believe in God !!
    Why do I believe ?
    Better for me to believe than not to believe (I think also it's a gift) !
    By logic, if any human being can explain "God", he won't be anymore "God" . I prefer to see all things in life as attributes of God : the greatest of all being love.
    That's my short point of view !
    May 150

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