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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Why do intelligent people still believe in God?

79 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Because it is very unintelligent to refuse or deny God.

  • Carym
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    You know what, “Wisdom” is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

    Unlike the so-called wise, we do not have a flawed view of God. We have the confidence to approach the Source of Intelligence Himself. Born-again Christians receive revelation daily because we walk in the Spirit. We have already sampled Heaven (so to speak).   >>When we read about the Apostles (the first missionaries) and the many problems they encountered. Exactly where and how did they receive this wisdom and how were they able to speak those gracious words that never failed? Of course, it was through the Spirit of God.

    So, the most important truth in all of Christianity is that "we are made alive in Christ," (raised up with Christ). How clever is it really to live in a world so dark and isolated… so cloistered and enclosed? Many churches today are about everything but being born again as a result of dark vision. Now you can understand why some regard "idiocy" as reason because they try to piece things together without the Main Ingredient.

    Didn't you know that the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of Power [1 Corinthians 4:20]. Now you can see why God sometimes withholds His blessings from others, He wants to make sure that the Excellency of the Power does not lie in our speech, but in the Gospel. [Proverbs 4:7]; [James 1:5]; [Romans 1:16]; [1 John 3:21].

    Can you see the need for the Holy Spirit’s guidance? <This is a test>

  • 1 month ago

    You have to define God. In the definitions, you may find unexpected nuance. 

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Only intelligent people believe in GOD.

  • 1 month ago

    Because there is a God.  This may be inconvenient for some people but it is nevertheless so.  Prayers are answered.  There are alternative explanations for that fact but they seem to require people having really powerful ESP and that leads to delusions of grandeur.  I cannot explain why bad things still happen when people pray.

  • 1 month ago

    It requires little intelligence to know that the NT is a totally invented fictional story with a few real persons named.  Therefore, even the slow to learn, should be able to deduce the fiction of the NT.  Why do they believe it?  They believe it because they were taught it is true and they have no idea about ancient history and old writings by known individuals.  By pretending the NT is true, is really showing that it is no more than a fictional story by the Romans and used as a political weapon against the Judeans and those of the Sicarii movement. I like truth and dislike fiction, as fiction is a waste of anyone's time.

  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They don't.                     

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because we're intelligent people.

  • 1 month ago

    Confirmation bias.  It's extremely easy, even for smart people, to get lost in an assumption.  The mind naturally rejects all information contrary and accepts information that reinforces the idea.  Religious folks are usually brainwashed as children when we're the most vulnerable.  That's why every religion pushes parents to indoctrinate their children.

  • 1 month ago

    Intelligence and sanity don't always go hand in hand. You can be intelligent and still be irrational.

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