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Powerful and challenging quotations related to God:

bullet Anon: "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image, when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." Sometimes attributed to Anne Lamott or Fr. John Weston.
 
bullet Rev. Tony Campolo: "We are furious that the religious right has made Jesus into a Republican. That's idolatry. To recreate Jesus in your own image rather than allowing yourself to be created in Jesus' image is what's wrong with politics."
 
bullet Jim W. Martyn,  "I suggest that people who express hatred towards others do so because they are unable to love themselves or God. That's sad, and unfortunately causes many of the social and political problems in our nation and world."
 
bullet Stephen Roberts, a strong Atheist talking to a theist about the thousands of gods and goddesses worshiped by humans: "I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
 
bullet Xenophanes, an ancient Greek philosopher: "If horses had Gods, they would look like horses!"
 
bullet See dozens of other quotes about God elsewhere on this site.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Background material <<<We suggest that you read this first

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A list of Gods that people have believed in and worshipped

  • Part 1: A general listing around the world, from A and Adaa to Zurvan. Deities from China, Balto-Slavic, Japan, India, other Asian, Africa, Australia.

  • Part 2:  Buddhist, Carribean, Celtic, Egyptian (Hellenes).

  • Part 3:  Native American, Norse, Pacific islands, South American.

bullet About Americans' beliefs about God:
bullet Poll data about the existence and importance of God; Jesus' second coming

bullet The nature of God; what is God like?

bullet Did "Einstein" prove that God exists?

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Some provocative essay donated by site visitors:

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How the concepts of God developed over the ages, according to some religious historians:

bullet The Christian Trinity: three persons forming a single deity

bullet How religions differ in their perception of God and other beliefs

bullet Four main belief systems about God's nature: Deism, Panentheism, Pantheism, Theism

bullet Pascal's Wager: is it a safer bet to believe in God's existence?
 
bullet Is God a perfect being? Some negative answers in an essay donated by Susan Humphreys
 
bullet What God does, and doesn't do:
bullet Is God responsible for tragedies?
bullet Theodicy: Harmonizing the goodness of God with the existence of evil

bullet Why do people believe tsunamis & hurricanes, etc. happen?

bullet Does God send messages via earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, etc?

bullet Can we determine the will of God through prayer? A pilot study with surprising results

bullet How does God communicate with humanity?

bullet Evaluating the effectiveness of prayer in real life

bullet About miracles

bullet Problems understanding God:
bullet God and the Canaanite genocide and other mass exterminations

bullet Where is God when tragedy strikes?

bullet Is God intrusive (present and active in the world) or remote?
bullet Overview of how God interacts with humanity

bullet Deism: God created the universe, and then disappeared

bullet Non-theistic belief systems:
bullet Agnosticism: Indecision about God

bullet Atheism: No God exists, or no belief in God
 
bullet About God, as viewed by different religions:
bullet Judaism: "Is God moral?"

bullet Christianity: Yeshua of Nazareth, a.k.a. Jesus Christ

A video by Anthony Campolo about Christians who believe in a God who isn't involved in our world:

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Originally written: 2000-FEB-18
Latest update and review: 2014-APR-30
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