Am I really undecided or just haven't decided?
I haven't found any evidence of god.
On the other hand I can't prove that there's no god.
But then I can't prove that there are no fairy folk.
In fact I can't prove or disprove anything.
Naturally I daren't gadabout admitting that I don't know if fairy folk exist.
That would be silly.
Everyone knows that fairies don't exist.
After all there's no evidence of fairies.
I'm definitely undecided and decidedly prolix.
Are you undecided too?
"In fact I can't prove or disprove anything."
You can't prove or disprove ANYTHING?
You cannot possibly believe that.
Try this. Affirm the existence only of things that are proven.
Assert that those who make claims need to prove them.
Assert that you would review the existence of things only on the basis of new evidence.
Apply these principles equally to all things: to Gods, fairies, unicorns, what have you.
Feel comfortable that people may hate you, criticise you, or attack you, but you are consistent in the way you approach the world.
The believer must prove the assertions they make, not you.
A god is not defined by reality or existence, believers make the assertion that it is, the god makes no assertion whether it exists or not, it is therefore the believer who must then PROVE the assertions they make.
Nope. There is NO credible, verifiable evidence of the existence of any gods.
As far as I'm concerned, that means no gods exist. None of them.
If verifiable evidence is ever presented, I'll reconsider my position.
Unless or until that happens, I have absolutely no reason to posit that there are gods.
I really okay with it.
The whole concept of god is silly AF.
nope. i agree with isaac asimov, and here is what he said about it:
“I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.”
It makes no difference if I am decided, undecided, or waver back and forth. What is important is that I am at peace with my stance about deity regardless of which stance it is. I am I am 100% positive that no "earthly" gods exist--they were all created by humans in in the image of the humans who created them (except the original concepts of Buddhism, and I admit that I am hazy on them). There is no heaven, no hell. Nothing lasts forever, and that includes "god" if it exists. IF deity exists, it has not manifested itself (themselves) to humans and IF there are deities, they don't care if we believe or not.
There are no faeries.
Not at all.
There is no such thing as proof in science so anybody who claims to have proof of God's existence (which god?) is merely flaunting their own ignorance.
As @KKGator suggests, all existence claims of all gods must be considered absurd unless and until somebody produces falsifiable evidence to support the existence claim of at least one god.
A bit of a catchphrase in my circles these days is "Strong opinions loosely held"
Which means don't dither and take no action just because you can't be certain. Make your best guess, go with it but don't be afraid to be proven wrong.
As a skeptic i learned about a hierarchy of evidence. You start at a point where you doubt everything but you don't stay there. You look at what evidence there is and assess how confident you can be in that evidence. Although you can doubt anything, not all doubt is equal, the doubt about a second hand story is generally greater than over a video. It may be equally possible for both to be misleading, but not equally probable.
I don't know there isn't a God, which is why I'm agnostic
But I believe that a godless universe is more likely than any given alternative and choose to live accordingly. That make me an atheist too. (Yes, contrary to popular usage these words can be understood to have overlapping meanings)
I may not be certain, but I won't waste any more energy being undecided.
You can't prove there's a god bcuz no evidence exists to support that position. You don't have to prove there isn't a god bcuz no one is obligated to prove a negative position. If there were a god there'd be evidence to support it, if there isn't a god then there'd likely be no evidence... and there isn't.
Seems pretty simple how to interpret all that.
No, I’m sure our culture is just like a bacterial culture in a Petri dish in a lab, but with us it’s anywhere on the planet where we can breath. Both consume every resource and inevitably die of being poisoned by their own waste.
I love the dark and occult fashion that causes people to think I believe in something but that’s their bias.
Something you might ask yourself is, why don't I believe in Santa Clause?
For me, the reason I don't believe in Santa isn't only that I don't have any proof but that I do have proof of people making up Santa. My parents told me Santa was real but I saw them putting the gifts under the tree themselves.
That is my "evidence" that god doesn't exist as well. I see people saying god exists when they don't really know. And then they don't really wait around for god to do all the things they say he will. They don't wait for him to cast out sinners, they take care of that themselves, and so forth.
Basically, though I don't have evidence that god exists, I do have ample evidence of people making up god. That's enough for me to say confidently that I don't believe in god.
"In fact I can't prove or disprove anything."
Well hold on there...one can prove a lot of things.
One can prove that objects fall. That they accelerate during their fall at roughly 9.8 m/s^2. That all objects regardless of how heavy they are have the exact same acceleration if air resistance was accounted for. That this acceleration is due to an attractive force proportional to the masses and inversely proportional to the distance between them. And so on through observation and experiment.
Proving absolutes only occur rarely. One doesn't have to prove absolutes, instead one can deal with likelihoods.
What is the likelihood that gods and fairies exist?
Although I'm agnostic in the absolute, the likelihood results are undeniably atheistic to a very high degree.
In terms of being undecided, it must be understood that one is being "undecided" about an infinitesimally small chance of something existing.
Yes, because I don’t care. Being a very lazy philosopher I’ll wait for death to test the theories and live while I’m alive
Other things I try not to waste time worrying about are: what other people have for breakfast
what the weather was like yesterday
*how I will die
But I did think about it for a while in my teens and early 20’s. I didn’t feel any affiliation to a religion then. Buddist ideology has grown on my in later life, but it’s not a belief in god.
Think of it in this way,
God exists, says the Believer.
How are you so certain God exists, you ask, can you see God, can you touch God?
No, says the Believer, but I know God must exist because the Pastor/Priest/Minister at our Church tells us that God exists repeatedly.
And how does he/she know this, you ask.
Because he believes in God, says the Believer, because he was taught to believe in God.
But exactly which God is the God that you must believe in, you ask.
Why, the God I was taught to believe in, the Believer replies, is there another God?
Well Yes, you reply, there are over 300,000 Gods/Goddesses worshiped in Hinduism alone and an estimated ten times that number have been worshiped by Humans for thousands and thousands of years before that as well, so I ask you again WHICH GOD.
You are like the person who can’t decide what to order when faced with a large menu. The paralysis through analysis is debilitating. You can debate this shit until the end of time and be no closer to absolute answers. Just pick a path and move on. There is no right or wrong answer, only what is right or wrong to you. And if you find it is wrong, simply change it. Nobody is keeping score, however, you can earn points for style.