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The Usefulness of Believing in God

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A lot of people today are atheists and agnostics.

I respect that. I understand your reasons and I would not force you to believe in something you don’t feel is right.

This post isn’t meant to convert anyone, or to debate about religion, to promote or demean any religion.

I’m only discussing the advantages of believing in god (god is different from religion), be it any god.

Believing in god takes away a big burden from man. It’s in man’s nature to think and overthink, to worry and fear the unknown.

Constantly trying to solve problems and improve our lives has been the key to all of man’s inventions and the progress made by us as a race.

The key problem we face here is that we also end up thinking and worrying about things we cannot control.

Eg. “What will my future look like?” “Will I win this bet?” “How will things turn out?” “Will things work out?” etc.

I’m sure you know the kind of stuff I’m talking about and have probably gone through the same.

Believing in god can take that away.

By simply passing over the responsibility of managing the things you cannot control to “god”, you rid yourself of doubt and worry.

You control what you can control. You do what you can do. What you cannot control or cannot do is in god’s domain. God will manage that variable.

This can be incredibly liberating. It takes away a lot of pressure from man. It takes away the fear of uncertainty.

And that’s a good thing. It enables man to focus on the present and work on what is in his power, rather than lamenting about what’s beyond his power.

I think that this is a big reason why people who believe in god are usually happier and friendlier.

Most of the atheists I have met tend to be gloomy cynical individuals.

I understand that the people I know are not a sample of the entire world, but I would still recommend believing in god, considering the pros and cons.

Life isn’t about having the “correct’ beliefs. It’s about having the most useful ones. It doesn’t matter whether the belief is factually accurate or not, if believing something makes your life meaningfully better, then why not go ahead and do it?

The thought that God is actively helping us achieve what we want is an incredible confidence boost as well!

Sure, don’t take it as an excuse to be lazy. You gotta do the work yourselves. (Control what you can, leave only the rest to God.)

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  1. Good Article, Agree believing in GOD gives us a comfort level, feel more protected, so that we can comfortably live our life assuming we are surrounded with some invisible parents, who always is fair & had super power so remains free from unknown uncertainties.

    But do you think , there is any soul concept exist, and the karma theory works, and each living things had a soul which gets rotated, As per my view , every living things are just a new , same as a new plant is grown with only difference of moving, thinking & emotional capabilities. I feel Karma theory has been developed by human being as imaginary protocol so that human being behave properly with other creatures.(otherwise as per why Karma theory do not apply to a wild animal who eat other creature bit by bit.) No doubt there is some super power who is managing this vast & amazing universe, But I feel there is no GOD who keeps track of any living creatures good or bad activity & assigning them the new body. Soul is just like a electric power , without which none of instruments which are made with very complicated technology are useless, but that electricity is a common supply not identified as if a computer is broken or failed, the same supply moves to another computer based on performance of that computer.

    Life emerges like a wave in sea, which starts at one shore & moves through entire sea with full of life & it depends where that wave will finish & become part of sea water again, but once that wave finishes at any of the shore, it mixes fully with the sea water & a wave is formed out of that water without identification of old wave water.

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