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How do you think people would react if all religious people from different faiths discovered their God was never real?

This is something that came through my mind. I would think a lot of people would be in shock. Lots of people would probably be committing suicide from the betrayal they’ve been fed heir whole life and the fact all their hope that was built on their religion would go out of the window. I think the world would be in total chaos.

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Agreed. I think some would still believe and argue against it still.


Most would deny the evidence and continue to worship a myth. Unfortunately some would lose of aspect of decency and commit the most horrific acts since they would not have any fear of any consequences in the afterlife. Some will look for a different kind of belief system because they have to have some kind of outside belief system to validate their life.

noworry28 Level 7 Dec 17, 2017

disbelief !!!!


I don't know about all faiths, but I know that those who put the selected canons of the bible together and embellished scripture have a "don't trust outsiders" clause stating that if it were possible even the very elect would be deceived. Clever bastards.

I did come across several people on ex-Christian forums who said that they felt so betrayed at first that they thought about committing suicide. I don't see religion going away anytime soon, unless, we as a species, recognize the power that death anxiety has over the vast majority. Unfortunately, there are many charlatans who do and have used it to their advantage.

As far as there being total chaos, I don't think so. Look at the secular countries --- they tend to be the most peaceful.


Suicides would go way up


Yes, people would turn to atheism.


The ones I know are already fully brainwashed that they will still continue to believe.

MoniB Level 6 Dec 17, 2017

That’s a shame! Brainwashing is like a freaking virus.


Initially shocked, then disturbed... denial... slow acceptance ... then finally, relief, happiness, contentment.

Tomas Level 7 Dec 17, 2017

that is exactly why they won't except it now


Yes, I think people would be lost and confused and possibly rioting.

skado Level 8 Dec 17, 2017

They wouldn't care. If "proof" is what they want, they can see it everywhere. What they want is validation that their reality is true, and believing in a "God" without any proof other than a book written by man is all they need.

In other-words, you can have conclusive proof right in front of them and they would tell you that Satan is trying to deceive them. Not even worth my time trying to convince them otherwise.

kiramea Level 7 Dec 16, 2017

That always disturbed me how people can just think a book written by people is God’s words. Those people could have had any mental illness and it was undiagnosed in that time and they mistook it as God.


I think the majority would continue on as they were.

Paul628 Level 8 Dec 16, 2017

Sadly I think you right...


They would deny the evidence and continue to believe.

d_day Level 7 Dec 16, 2017
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