Pulse of the World on God
Everyone seems to have an opinion about whether or not God exists. What do you think? Is there a God?
Questions for Discussion and Personal Reflection
- Did you identify with anyone’s expressed views in the film? If so, who and what resonated with you?
- To what do you attribute the 11 percent decline in the belief in God over the past twenty years?
Let me put it this way— I would like, I'd like to think that God is real, for one reason or the other.
I don't believe in God because the idea that an omniscient, loving being would judge me, who is mortal and ignorant and tiny for all eternity, based on a few years' experience, I find to be rather a cruel thought.
Look at everything around us, from the universe to our being, to the ability to have consciousness, I think that it can only be explained by God.
All the power that God has, He, She, It has given to me. So we are definitely one.
Uh, I hope, I hope there's, there's something else out there. It'd be, It'd be fun to experience uh, whatever God has in store next, um. Either that, or we're all just evolved apes, um...
There's so many things where it's just, like, that, that couldn't have just happened. Like, that has to have someone, something behind it, and I believe that something's God.
For all we know, there could be aliens out there. I, I have no idea, to be honest.
I was raised atheist. I don't believe in a higher power. But, you know, I also don't claim to know everything about the world. And I think maybe it's a bit arrogant for people to try and believe they know the truth to anything.
For me, yes, yes it's, it's obvious. There are, like, so many things, um for me personally, you know, so many things that I've been through, and after that, I'm like, "Well, that had to be God."
The pat answer is that, "How can there be no God when there's all this beauty around us?", but I think about evolution and science and all that kind of thing and think, "How can you not just accept it the way it is?"
I really don't know what to believe, to be quite honest, so it's kind of just really, just living it day by day and just trying to be a really good person.
I don't know. I don't know if there is one. I just pretend, I guess, and hope that there's something else out there.