Is it Rational to Believe in God?

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Whether god exists or not has been in discussion for thousands of years, and an important discussion. Whether it is rational to believe in god or not is another story, like believing in god itself, this topic has brought many discussions. It is one thing to discuss whether god is real or not and it is a complete other to discuss whether it is rational to believe in god or not. I believe that while there may not be any convincing evidence or arguments that God does exist, I do still believe that it is still rational to believe that god does exist. I think this because, believing in God is not simply just believing that he exists, but believing that it can bring good to our lives, we otherwise would not have. It teaches us to have a moral responsibility not only to others, but ourselves. It is obvious that many people do believe in god, but many of us choose to do so for reasons other than just believing in God. I do believe that just because there is no evidence, that does not mean God doesn’t exist. Like I said, God brings more to our lives than just a belief, but an ability to achieve a better one. And even if God is just an imaginary figure, he is an imaginary figure that brings hope and goodness to our lives, which we can never discount.
Just because there is not evidence does not mean that is evidence he does not exist. I do not believe that people believe in god, just because they do believe that god exist, but because it gives them something that others cannot. It brings people together and gives people hope in the worst of times, and it can fill voids in peoples lives that are rather impossible to fill. It also gives them a reason to live, and live moral ones at that. However, this is also a problem in the discussion of th...

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...uld be fair to judge someone, because they choose to believe in a greater force. However, while it is impossible to know if god or exist or not, I do believe that it is rational to believe in god based on the fact that it brings positive things to our lives. So, in the end, I believe we all must at least remain agnostic, and be open to different possibilities. It is likely that evidence will never surface that suggest god does exist, but what we must do is make a choice to believe or not.

Works Cited

Pojman, Louis P. "The Cosmological Argument for God's Existence and Objections." Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. N. pag. Print.

Pojman, Louis P. "The Problem of Evil and the Rationality of Faith." Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. N. pag. Print.
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