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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No human has had the senses to know anything about a god so I'm 100% certain that no god, that any human has ever described attributes of, exists.

I'm repeating myself here but I think the whole concept of a god is primitive. If a being created the universe it's not magical/supernatural so there's no reason to call it god.

I am, therefore, 100% certain that no "gods" exist.
I am 100% positive you can not prove it exists!

I am (100-(1/infinity)) % sure it does not exist!
I am 110% sure there is no biblical god as evidence contradicts it. As for some power or force, I can only be 98% sure I guess.
Forgot, I am about 50% certain some tribal leader named Yahweh or Jehovah existed and long after he did something for his tribe to give them. Some type id freedom or power, stories about him were attributed to the god Aten's mythology.
I definitely wasn't talking about the god of the bible or of any religion for that matter. I was trying to make the point that since most of us came to our realization through science, and science has never actually proven that a god doesn't exist, how can we completely rule out the possibility however minute that possibility might be?
Absolutely, undeniably, 100% sure? Maybe not that sure, but mighty close.
This is basically a Russell's Teapot quesiton.

The wikipedia discussion is pretty much what I would say, but I can't say it that well.

In addition, the questions presupposes that if there are gods, there is only one; and presupposes that we are all talking about the same one. I am as sure there is no Yawheh as I am there is no Thor, Zeus, Prometheus, Quetzalcoatl, or Ahura Mazdā. Or orbiting teapot.
"...since most of us came to our realization through science..." Might be interesting hear how everyone would respond to this. Science contributed to, but was not completely responsible for, my escape from religious indoctrination.
Good point. I was never indoctrinated so I was atheist long before science ever came into the picture. In addition, I remained an atheist because I have never come across any reason to change and never found any religious belief that made sense and didn't have followers who weren't complete hypocrites. Science had little, if anything to do with it.

Indeed, I was also raised without the religious/godly BS, and similarly, never saw any religion that made any sense at all. My family was very in tune with nature, gardening, farming, and the outdoors. I made my decision to go into the sciences later, at the age of 15.

I do meet many many atheists who make a whole bunch of erroneous scientific claims who pretend they're scientists though! :)

Since gods are "super-natural" I don't think scientists have the tools to study them...scientists can study religion, religious customs, religious beliefs, etc, etc, etc. God's existence is a philosophical question in my opinion and not the realm of scientific inquiry. I am 99.9999 % confident that there is no supernatural being that is watching over me, protecting me, punishing me, having strong fatherlike paternal feelings for me...etc etc. And Jesus as the son of God takes us to a whole other realm of illogical thinking....but I'm willing to say that there is a 1% chance that God is possible...but unlikely. If I were the gambling type, I'd trust myself with this bet of probability.
Since there is no supernatural, there are no gods.

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