Poll: Most Israelis believe in God
Published: 06.10.06, 14:34
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1. And what if G-d purportrated the Big Bang?
Adamush   (10.06.06)
Science and religion are not exclusive of each other. The Torah tells us what G-d did. Science tells us how he did it!
DO YOU KEEP KOSHER? sometimes just ONE inaccuracy in the questions and answers option for other answer.. BIG BANG COULD BE A FOLLOW UP HOW DID 'BANG' OCCUR? >'GD' >JUST HAPPENED >HOLLYWOOD STUDIO >HATCHED FROM CHICKENS EGG
3. I am coming, patience!
David ,   Marietta USA   (10.06.06)
Don't worry, I'll get there, but enough with this non stop bantering about my travel plans for Pete's sake. Why don't you just act and behave as if I'm already amoung you?
4. Messianism always occured just before a tragedy.
Adam ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (10.06.06)
5. coming Messiah == daniel's position
augustine johnson ,   birmingham, alabama   (10.06.06)
yes i believe the messiah of israel is coming --- daniel the prophet says this in daniel 9 , the seventy sevens prophecy -- the problem is these 490 years were up around the time of the temple destruction --- it seems yeshua who came 40 years before the destruction and said he was the messiah fits as being the messiah who will come to save israel at the end ---- shalom =======augustine
6. Ask to a scientist :
Keren ,   Sao Paulo   (10.06.06)
how to produce earth. how to produce water. how to produce air. how to produce the seas. how to produce a man. how to produce thought. how to produce a cell. how to produce a brain. how to produce the blood. hoe to produce an apple. how to produce a tear. how to produce excitement. how to produce joy. how to produce coincidences. how to produce sadness. how to produce a star. how to produce the sun. how to produce Destiny. how to produce the Big bang. how to produce... Is a scientist able to it? WHO produced it all?WHO?
7. 1
Menachem Har-Zahav ,   T-A, IL   (10.06.06)
That is what I have figured my entire life. G-d created the universe and He did that by way of the Big Bang. The story in Bereshit does not contradict this idea.
8. What Do We Americans Believe?
Dave Levi ,   Burbank. USA   (10.06.06)
I would be interested in knowing what American and overall Diaspora Jewry believes? Seems to this observer that the Christians and Musims (America) have a stronger belief., but polls could be wrong. It's easy for a non-Jew to say, "I believe" in this or that, but we Jews have a harder time proving it. We have one G-d, not 3. We do not believe in Jihad against non-believers. We must live up to our responsibilities. Therefore we are hated. The 2 curses are assimilation and intermarriage (without conversion). We must stop this erosion..or we are doomed to oblivion.
9. #6 - nice post.
Andy   (10.06.06)
10. Internet polls are worthless.
sk ,   USA   (10.06.06)
Other polls with more respectable methodology have already determined that the majority of Jewish Israelis are indeed at least somewhat observant, and that "secular" does not mean "atheist."
11. p.s.
sk ,   USA   (10.06.06)
To Ynet: it's great that these results have been displayed so clearly. You just have to avoid contaminating a random sample with a highly nonrandom one (the Internet part). Can you do separate analyses?
12. believe in God
silvio ,   italy   (10.06.06)
Still I want to know like the communists tell, in which manner the man has been created spontaneously without the hand of God!
13. One question:
Keren ,   Sao Paulo   (10.06.06)
What was exactly meant by "tradicitional studies"?
14. Faith
Christian ,   Palestine   (10.06.06)
It is great to see that the majority of Israelis beleive in God.On paper that is . The messaih already came and he was born here in Bethlehem. And he taught us to love and be compassinate and did not teach us an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. God is love. Please quit being so arrogant in thinking that you have the scoop on god.What you do in the name of god in the west bank and Gaza does not show love or compassion but rather an eye for 100eyes and a tooth for a 1000 teeth if that is your idea of faith and beleif in god then all I can say may God have mercy on your souls.And be sure that I pray for you and for our Moslem brothers everyday.
15. Do I believe in on-line polls?
Bruno ,   Haifa   (10.06.06)
No. Do I believe in phone polls? No.
16. Poll
Carol ,   Tampa USA   (10.06.06)
The Messiah is Jesus Christ. He is the only person to meet God's requirements. Religion.. is man reaching up to God. Christianity is God reaching down to man through the Messiah..Jesus Christ.
17. another pole
hanina ,   usa   (10.06.06)
How many people read ynet for their humous articles? 90% How many people survive the holidays without gaining 10 extra pounds? 98% How many people are willing to go pick up david in number 3? 35% How many people believe daniel was a prophet? the population of the goyim doesn't count. How many people would vote themselves in for president 87% How many people would like to have lunch with G-d? 12% If it includes math tutoring, 100% If lunch betters your spelling capabilities 11% If the meal helps to avoid traffic school 100% If free dental care is involved 100%, And a free laptop with an explanation to the keyboard 97% But... you must answer this question: Who's Pete?
18. A worthless article
Kate ,   Jerusalem   (10.06.06)
No direct offence intended to it's author - but this article is rather worthless. Internet polls have zero reliability and only represent those who happen to be on the site. So the poll shows a bit about Ynet readers? Even that is doubtful. To merit an article - a poll should be a random sampling of Israelis across the country - not just the ones who fill out internet surveys.
19. To #8 To clear up a common misconception
Christians don't believe in three gods. They believe in one God who takes three different forms. They believe in God as God, God as Jesus/Messiah, and God as the holy spirit.
20. Do Jewish people believe in G-d
shanatova ,   sydney australia   (10.07.06)
Those who experienced the Holocaust - most do not. Those growing up without any Jewish education - how many worship the gods of other nations. Those who believe in the coming of the Messiah, the second time - are termed traitors and non Jews- and those who look for an earthly Messiah - will be disappointed. Look to the Torah, Tanach, Ketuvim and Neviim. It is all there for you. Pray and ask the Holy One of Israel to show you the truth and the Ruach HaKodesh will reveal the truth to you. Buddah, Islam, and any eastern mystic cannot show nor reveal to you eternal truth. Only One who came, and will return, stated, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, No man comes to the Father but through me. The true relationship through Messiah, the Holy One of Israel is to reunite with the G-d of Israel, the G-d of Avraham, Yitzak, v'Ya'acov . To know G-d, is to know a Loving Heavenly Father, one who already knows your deepest needs. Who saw you formed in the womb of your mother. (Psalm 139). Who knows your pain, your frustrations, your fears, and the most intimate of your secrets that have been hidden from the world. This is the G-d of Eretz Y'srael, who is all knowing, all seeing and ever present. Who created from nothing this universe, this Planet Earth and created man (Ish) and woman (Isha) for she was taken from man and made. I cannot understand how many of my Jewish brothers and sisters do not believe in the Bible, or the L-rd G-d of Israel. Those who are literate, who are educated , yet still are blinded. What is to be worshipped; the gods of money, status, self importance, sexual prowess, anything other than the L-rd G-d of Israel. In my reply, I do not say that people should become so religious that they become burdened with legalistic interpretation of the Bible, neither do I state that people should take lightly the Bible. But if you look at Moses, Joshua, David HaMelech, if you look in the Neviim, at Jeremiah, Zechariah, and prayer and read and reach out to Our L-rd G-d Almighty, you will be made in awe of a Holy Living G-d, who commanded us in the Exodus, " I AM the L-rd your G-d, who brought you out of the Land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, you shall have NO OTHER G-DS before me .(Exodus 20:1-2). And look at Israel today. Are we obeying these commandments that were given to us as a people, as a nation, as a separated people from other nations. But, look at ourselves and take a reality check. We cower from the Katyusha rockets that come over our Land, our soldiers are kidnapped and where are they now. I have not heard of their whereabouts, our young beauftiful Jewish woman, who join the IDF are given free abortions, and we speak of the past Shoah, what about this continuing Shoah of the true innocent ones. Those not yet able to speak, to cry out for themselves and say NO!!, We do not want to be aborted, torn asunder, burnt alive in the wombs of our mothers through saline solution, we want to LIVE. AM YISRAEL HAI !! And of our young people who take drugs, who commit satanic worship in the Galil , who do as their forefathers did after their deliverance from Egypt. Is the modern State of Israel in its own Egypt today. People have a free will. A choice can be made for anyone at anytime. To not believe in G-d, to believe partially in G-d OR to embrace the Living G-d of Avraham, Yitzak, v' Yaacov, just as they did. The one great sin (if as a Jew you believe there is such a thing - Moses and the Prophets did) is the sin of unbelief. (read Deuteronomy 30:1-20). Believing in the L-rd G-d of Eretz Y'srael - Shanatova
21. what?
ehud ,   israel   (10.07.06)
who created god , what was before god , why we have such unpleasant life full with teror and other problems..... and dont tell me that there isnt sweet without the bitter... well i guess we need to evolve a bit as we did for milions year.......
22. Accuracy of polls
Renee, NYC   (10.07.06)
Unfortunately, I no longer have the information on it, but one of the most interesting polls I've seen on the subject of religion was one that was taken worldwide and asked only one question, "What role does God play in your life?" Respondents were asked to rate their answer from 1 to 10 with 1 being the smallest role and 10 being the largest. The results showed, for instance, that a majority of Americans said God plays an important role in their lives. But, among groups on the other end of the spectrum, the people who said God plays the LEAST role in their lives...first were South Korean Buddhists...and second were Israeli Jews. The poll asked nothing about religious observance and my own feeling is that after the Holocaust, there are probably a number of Jews who find it impossible to believe in the existence of God, although that doesn't necessarily preclude them from holding a Passover seder, for instance. So the question is where does that put them on a scale of religious observance? And as for that 11% who say they keep kosher "sometimes," if it isn't all the time, then you aren't kosher. It's like being only slightly pregnant.
23. A bone of contention even for Einstein
Marcel Abel ,   (France)   (10.07.06)
" Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life " (John 6, 68) Some questions in Job : Then Job replied: « Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can a mortal be righteous before God? Though one wished to dispute with him, he could not answer him one time out of a thousand. His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing ? » ----- All ...ists back to work and work and work. Do not stop before seing " La cité de Dieu "( The City of God) by saint Augustine. The Lord bless all !
24. Great answer! Just perfect!!
DK ,   Israel   (10.07.06)
Did you hear about kabbalah? It combines science and religion and explains the connections and proves it with logical systems. Cool stuff...
25. And...
dk ,   israel   (10.07.06)
"is man reaching up to God. Christianity is God reaching down to man through the Messiah..Jesus Christ..." -Status of peace and perfection...
26. #19, I disagree
Bechor   (10.07.06)
That is indeed what Christians preach: The father, son and holy spirit are one and the same - the three parts of a single God. I must, however, reject this teaching for several reasons. Firstly, how do you propose to logically support the claim that 1+1+1=1? When I posed this question to my Christian friend, after a brief moment of thought she replied, "A triangle has three sides. Each an individual side, and yet it remains a triangle." After some consideration, I pointed out the following to her: If the father, the son, and the holy spirit are each perfect individuals, then by definition they do not require each other, as an addition to a perfect object or being is superfluous. If you remove a side from a triangle, it is no longer a triangle. Yet if you remove the Son from the Father, God still remains (as we saw in the Torah). This logic is very simple, and quite clearly shows that the holy trinity is a false doctrine, as it contradicts the most foundational premise of Judaism: the oneness of God. Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. I hope I have not offended you, and I mean no disrespect, but I wanted to share my opinion.
27. Tooth Fairy
Michael ,   Haifa   (10.07.06)
If asked, my hunch is that 73.789% also believe in the Tooth Fairy
28. One G-d, not Three
Avi   (10.07.06)
Christians only believe in one G-d - not three. The problem is the understanding of G-d which is too complex for mere man. It is like trying to explain hypercubes to those who can only see two dimensionally (flatlanders) The best example of G-d becoming a man is in Genesis : Gen 18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him by the terebinths of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; Gen 18:2 and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed down to the earth, Gen 18:3 and said: 'My lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant. Gen 18:4 Let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and recline yourselves under the tree. Gen 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and stay ye your heart; after that ye shall pass on; forasmuch as ye are come to your servant.' And they said: 'So do, as thou hast said.' Gen 18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said: 'Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.' Gen 18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto the servant; and he hastened to dress it. Gen 18:8 And he took curd, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. Genesis 18:1 In Hebrew, 'Lord' is the tetragrammaton - [tetragram.gif] - meaning this is God and not a title for some visiting dignitary as is claimed by many modern rabbis. This passage shows that God appeared to Abraham as a man and ate meat and milk with him (at the same time) Genesis 18:3 In Hebrew 'My Lord' is - [Adonai.gif] - which is Adonai Obviously the Tanach shows G-d became a man - and yet MoShe said that nobody has ever seen G-d so how is this explained??? Yeshua is specifically mentioned in the Tanach (in the original Hebrew) :29 times. Here is ONE example: Psa 14:7 מי יתן מציון ישׁועת ישׂראל בשׁוב יהוה שׁבות עמו יגל יעקב ישׂמח ישׂראל׃ Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When the LORD turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. In the Hebrew the word salvation is Yeshua. The traditional rabbis hide the fact from non-Hebrew speaking Jews that Yeshua is prominently mentioned in the Tanach in the original Hebrew.
29. Great post, Avi, thank you !
Marcel Abel ,   (France)   (10.07.06)
30. Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ?
Marcel Abel ,   (France)   (10.09.06)
Tourism is good for Israel and for those who can afford the ticket, but following, however, should be given further consideration : « The glorious Messiah's coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by "all Israel", for "a hardening has come upon part of Israel" in their "unbelief" towards Jesus. Peter says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost : "REPENT therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old." Paul echoes him: "For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead ? « The "full inclusion" of the Jews in the Messiah's salvation, in the wake of "the full number of the Gentiles", will enable the People of God to achieve "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ", in which "God may be all in all." »
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