The Questions

Director Roger Nygard traveled the world asking theologians, scientists, skeptics, and everyday people 85 tough questions to try to understand The Nature of Existence! Now that he’s asked the experts, it’s YOUR TURN!

Select one of the questions below and leave a comment with your answer, criticism, or insight!

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EXISTENCE

Why do we exist?
What is the best thing about existing?
What is our purpose?
Is the world a better place for having had humans in it?
How can we improve humanity?
What is the best advice or philosophy for living?

RELIGION

What is religion?
Why are there multiple religions?
Should religions be challenged?
Is skepticism a good thing?
Why do people get angry when their beliefs are challenged?
Which religion is right?
Can all religions be correct?
What does fear have to do with belief?
Do we have a need to believe in something?
What is spirituality?

SCIENCE

Can religion and science coexist?
What’s the difference between religion and science?
Can a religion change with society?
Was man created or did he evolve?

GOD

Is there a God?
What is the definition of God?
What gives you certainty in your belief?
How do you deal with doubt
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Who created God?
Is God male or female?
What does God need from us?
Who is/are the Messiah(s)?
Who is the Devil?

FAITH

What is faith?
What is a fact?
How can we tell which is which?

TRUTH

What is truth?
How do we determine truth?
Which truth is right?

SCRIPTURE

Is the holy-book(s) literally true?
What is the origin of the holy book(s)?
How do we accept a holy book that positively portrays unacceptable behaviors like slavery, incest, murder, etc.?
Can we take what we like about a religion/belief system and make our own version and throw out the rest?

MORALITY

What is morality?
Is there a moral yardstick that applies to all cultures?
Where does morality, or our “conscience,” comes from?
Is altruism or morality possible without belief in a deity?

SIN

What is sin?
What is the punishment for sin?
Is thought the same as deed?
Does God want to test us? Why?

SEX

Should a person have sex before marriage?
Is masturbation a sin?
What determines sexual orientation?
Why is God interested in our sexual behavior?
Should women be treated differently than men?

FREE WILL

Do we have free will?
Is everything predetermined?
What entity predetermines fate or destiny?

SUFFERING

Why is there suffering?
What is best path to happiness?
Does God intercede in human tragedies?

PRAYER

Does prayer work?
If so, why does God allow holocausts, and disasters?
If not, why pray?
Does meditation work?
How does meditation work?

SOUL

What is a soul?
Do animals have souls?
Does a soul have the same thoughts and feelings when outside the body?
If a soul does not carry our memories, then what is a soul since it is our memories that make us up?
What purpose does a brain serve if a soul can exist and feel without it?

AFTERLIFE

Is there an afterlife?
Where is it?
Where do we go after death?
Why do we need an afterlife?

LIFE

When does life begin?
When should abortion be allowed?
Is it ever appropriate to kill another person?

SUPERNATURAL

What are supernatural beliefs?
Are there extraterrestrials?
Who are they?
Do psychics work, and if you are religious, are they allowed?
Where do the voices in our heads come from?

DOOMSDAY

Will there be a doomsday?
What is the greatest danger facing man’s existence?
How do we stop conflict?
Should different cultures be preserved, or are our cultural differences the source of strife?
Should political leaders invoke a deity in decisions or policy?

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