I wanted to put this question out there to see how strongly everyone feels on this subject. Being that most of us trust in scientific fact and reasoning, I was wondering if everyone is absolutely, undeniably, 100% sure that a god doesn't exist.  I personally take into account that there is no proof of any cosmic creator so therefore I am about 99.9999% sure that there is no god. However we all agree that science is an ever evolving field and I don't think that there will ever be any proof to support the existence of a supreme being, but I can't be 100% sure until there is concrete proof against one. I would like to know what all of your thoughts on this.  

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The main issue is one of definition- there are so many definitions of god that the question "is there a god" isn't all that meaningful. It's like asking, "does fx98ex exist?" One would have to explain what that word meant.

The second issue is that there are very few things one can be 100% certain of. The only thing I can truly be certain of is that which I experience at the moment. Living in a "Matrix", or existing as a brain in a jar, while extremely unlikely, can't be ruled out 100%.

(Note that the 100% certainty is really a straw man argument against atheism, being an atheist has nothing to do with being 100% certain)

Then there's practical certainty, or our certainty as evidenced by our actions. Every time you take a step, are you 100% certain that the ground will support you? Of course you cannot be, but in all practicality you are - otherwise you would be effectively paralyzed.

Finally, to answer your question, I am about as certain as I can be that there are no such thing as an entity that can meaningfully be called a god or gods, based on common definitions of it.
I do not think it is wise to be 100% sure of anything. That said, I am as sure that there is no God as I am sure that the Sun will rise everyday for the rest of my life.
Peace!
im not even 100% sure i believe the big bang theory. I have no proof there is no god. I do belive its very unlikely tho. Its more likely there are aliens , bigfoots , and dinosaurs still around than a god.
I am, for all practical purposes, absolutely certain there is no creator-god in the sense that Judeo/Xian/Islamic monotheists use that term. The word *god* can be useful shorthand when referring to processes of self-discovery & growth, keeping in mind there is always the danger that one will slip into the assumption that what one is talking about is an entity of some sort.

There seems to be a growing consensus among neuroscientists that the human brain is hardwired to look for "something out there" -- or "in here". That doesn't mean we should believe there actually is a "something" but I think it suggests we should be very careful to consider that aspect of ourselves as we continue our personal growth.
Realistically, I have no doubt about the lack of gods existing, other than as a mental construct in the cognos. As a rationalist I am open to future evidence that shows I may be wrong, I simply doubt such evidence will ever be forthcoming.
I dont think there will ever be proof of god even in the afterlife. You'd be at square 1 in the afterlife again.
Here we go!
Afterlife? By what possible mechanism could there be an afterlife?
The answer is no available, until you define God. If you want to define God as a principle or the Universe, sure there is a God. An old man with a Jewish accent will be less credible.
I can't really express this without sounding like I'm wearing a pyramid on my head, but I can imagine whatever energy the brain generates in doing what we call consciousness leaving some trace or "echo" at the moment of death that may be measurable at some time in the future. If you want to call that an afterlife, ok.
OK, but very unlikely. I heard on a TV documentary that the human brain uses about 2 kilowatts/hour of energy, and this is made possible by our skin, which is the sweatiest and most "coolingest" of all animals. The energy left behind by a 2 kw heater when switched off, or a 2 kw brain once dead would very quickly be lost in the vast arrays of energies all around us all the time.

Try to locate where a 2 kw heater was, what shape its bars were etc., by detecting its energy signature, say 1 day after it's been turned off, and moved to a remote location. Good luck.
Maybe if it had been in the same spot for 50 years. Even living in the same apt. would not leave as consistent a fingerprint. I agree, it's more unlikely than likely.
Actually, any heater leaves a "footprint" in the form of electromagnetic radiation. Imagine a tiny heater, say about 1.5mm long and 0.005 mm across - sort of like the filament in a flashlight bulb, to see what I mean. That radiation persists until it is absorbed, having nothing to do with the flashlight filament that produced it nor the small AAA cell that powered it. If not absorbed, it will travel on forever, there being no difference between the flashlight photon and another produced by the most energetic quasar in the universe.
However, that footprint is not the flashlight, no more is the faint radiations left by the currents in our brains us. It appears that we are electro-chemical machines and our consciousness an effect of the complex inter-connectivity of our brains functional elements. I certainly do not claim to know how that could work, no more than I know where the universe came from. However assuming some "magical" component that will continue that consciousness after the mechanism is defunct seems as foolish as assuming a god created the universe. It solves nothing but pushes the question back another level of indirection.

Regards,
Gary

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