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Personally I think the Bible is the best and biggest con of all time.

With that said, I don't think we'll ever know if God truly exists, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't. I'm an Agnostic Athiest in that sense.

Some insight: I studied the bible since I was kid because while my divorced parents had different religions, the bible translations were pretty much the same message. I grew up believing in it to some degree, but the older I got, the more skeptical I became till I studied both sides of the coin (no god vs god) and decided for myself.

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The original version of the Bible isn't a con, people diluted it to fit their own lifestyles. I know a lot about Christianity because I went to a Christian school. And Islam accepts the bible, in its original form, the form that doesn't tell you Jesus is God.

Anyway, the Islamic book shows us things every time that tell me that God does exist.

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Well, the Quran was written by man, it's words are directly from God through angel Gabriel. It has to be the most powerful book there is. If you want to catch a thief and you read a certain verse from it and mention the names of the people you suspect, it has a way of telling you who the person is. When you swear by the Quran in deciet, your life becomes a train wreck, you can even get mentally mad, I've seen different cases of it

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Well, the Quran was written by man, it's words are directly from God through angel Gabriel. It has to be the most powerful book there is. If you want to catch a thief and you read a certain verse from it and mention the names of the people you suspect, it has a way of telling you who the person is. When you swear by the Quran in deciet, your life becomes a train wreck, you can even get mentally mad, I've seen different cases of it

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Umm yes. By swearing, I mean when you hold the book on your hand and utter out the words, not just singing the words without having physical contact with the book. It's happened to a few people I know. That's why people don't use it often, because, as easily as it can make your life brighter, it can easily destroy it as well. There's also a verse that you can when you need God's help you recite it just before going to bed, you dream about things you should do to make what you seek possible. Of course, it doesn't happen like magic, but as time goes on, you'll see signs of it happening

There are so many stories, I just wish I could find the right words to execute them with.

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Umm yes. By swearing, I mean when you hold the book on your hand and utter out the words, not just singing the words without having physical contact with the book. It's happened to a few people I know. That's why people don't use it often, because, as easily as it can make your life brighter, it can easily destroy it as well. There's also a verse that you can when you need God's help you recite it just before going to bed, you dream about things you should do to make what you seek possible. Of course, it doesn't happen like magic, but as time goes on, you'll see signs of it happening

There are so many stories, I just wish I could find the right words to execute them with.

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I have seen it that Christianity and other big religions or political philosophies as broadly encompassing social engineering devices. People and societies need a 'world view' to organize their lives around it, whether it be Christianity-conservatism, atheism, socialism-liberalism, Marxism, Hinduism, Chinese-Confucianism, etc. to sustain their morale and their sense of purpose. Because if a person or a group has no sense of purpose or direction, they rapidly succumb psychologically. Religious belief secures governing and social institutions to be propped up and obeyed in pursuit of real or perceived positive externalties that can be communally shared.

Living without a 'world view' or without a purpose is a recipe for mental collapse. Religion is the poor man's way for fulfilling this need, gaining social networks, and making their lives better. By dint of necessity, Religions emerge in hard places and earlier epochs. But when people have access to free time and literacy, they can pave their own paths without a religion or an organized political ideology but that takes years of active effort and active thought that is beyond the circumstances and opportunities of many people even today.

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Religion is the poor man's way for fulfilling this need, gaining social networks, and making their lives better. By dint of necessity, Religions emerge in hard places and earlier epochs. But when people have access to free time and literacy, they can pave their own paths without a religion or an organized political ideology but that takes years of active effort and active thought that is beyond the circumstances and opportunities of many people even today.

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Too often all of us see themselves as free of any false intellectual influences or misunderstanding, but only to be unconsciously have succumbed to them through to all that we have been exposed.

I believe that human beings take their worldviews too damn seriously. People are not characterized by their intellect or genius but by, in the face of reality, the degrees of their ignorance. One can only be 'less ignorant', not 'wiser'. :) And even what we know depreciates or becomes 'what we think we know'. We are staring into the void, and we have to stare back at it again and again.

I consider myself a lifelong Atheist who is biased towards market forces/fundamental human needs and away from 'buckets & cycles of human morality' as primary governor.

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