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Old 10-22-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I ask this because someone said we don't know why.
But I bet many in this bunch have ideas...
If this has been asked before I am so sorry...I haven't seen a thread on it.
I sure isn't a new question!
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Because God.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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Because God.
Why does God exist?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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I ask this because someone said we don't know why.
But I bet many in this bunch have ideas...
If this has been asked before I am so sorry...I haven't seen a thread on it.
I sure isn't a new question!
I have no freakin clue and perfectly happy and at peace with that Maybe that's more similar to Taoism than anything else?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Why does God exist?
Because of an even bigger, more powerful God.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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I ask this because someone said we don't know why.
But I bet many in this bunch have ideas...
If this has been asked before I am so sorry...I haven't seen a thread on it.
I sure isn't a new question!
it keeps nothing from happening.
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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Because of an even bigger, more powerful God.
Infinite regression is not your friend, but fortunately there are turtles. All the way down.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:26 PM
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Location: Anderson, IN
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Why does God exist?
For to turn the lights on in the morningtime.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I have absolutely no idea. I accept that I perceive the universe to exist. From a practical standpoint I act as if it does.

I have no knowledge as to why, causation, or how.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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This is a variation on the philosophical question, "why is there something rather than nothing"? Of course one could just as well ask, "why expect nothing rather than something"? There is also the problem that there is no such thing as "nothing" ... even the vacuum of space is non-empty. "Nothing" is relative, not absolute. In any case, "nothing" has meaning only relative to "something".

So ... it's basically an unanswerable question, and in my view, not even a useful question.
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