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One your eyes are not 100% reliable. Two don't give credit to someone else for something you did. Three you can have many "coincidences", there is no limite cap on coincidences. (Note I am not anti-christian but, I fell the need to post an altrenative to your reason of event to help keep this discution open minded.)
Originally posted by PaperChaser
I gotta disagree. I kno that politicians have used religions to try and gain an advantage, but u can't tell me that Jesus Christ ain't real. I don't care if u found a scroll that was dated to 33 AD sayin' that Christ never existed. I have seen Christ wit my own eyes, so I can't say he's not real. Also, I recieve too many blessin' from Him to call him "not real". Have u ever had no money and no food? Well, I have. And sumhow I always get taken care of. When we're late on a bill and tha power will be shut that day, sumhow we get money from sumwhere that pays for that bill. Or I culd not have any food, only to get food later that day. A perfect example of this is last week. We really needed our car, but it was in tha impound lot and we needed was a ride. Well, I got on my knees and prayed that we culd get a car and that we wuld be able to pay our rent, which was $500. Well, within an hour, 2 people came to give us a ride and tha Salvation Army agreed to pay most of our rent. U can call it coincidences, but I've had too many "coincidences" in my life to believe otherwise.
I am not telling them that there faith "IS" nothing more than a string of coincidences. I am saying it is a possiblity that it is. That is why I said "(Note I am not anti-christian but, I fell the need to post an altrenative to your reason of event to help keep this discution open minded.)" I am simply pointing out the other possible side to this. I am not Christian and I am not Athesit either. I am just putting up the Athesit piont of view to get this discution going.
Originally posted by Stormrider
Halfmask, excuse me for saying this but telling someone that their faith is nothing more than a string of coincidences doesn't seem all that "open-minded" to me. If you are really open-minded, you will consider that what PaperChaser says is true and give them the benefit of the doubt, until contrary evidence is available. Just my donation to keeping this discussion open-minded. Thanks.
Originally posted by tommy1979
I'm starting to think that god was created by man to bring order to all those issues man has no control over, the universe, origin of man as well as death. Does anyone think that a singular being cares about the individual person or animal for that matter. Maybe humans just need to accept the fluke of the universe that is our exsistence and forget about putting our faith in things that may not be there