Originally posted by grey580
Does God exist? Good question.
On the one hand you have people saying, all the beautiful things in the world must be because of god no? They just have to be. It couldn't of just
happened that way. There has to be a divine purpose.
Then on the other hand you have other people saying, how could god have allowed some 3000 innocent people die on 9-11. If there was a god he wouldn't
of let that happen. So since it happened there isn't one.
Look, Grey. I cannot make you nor anybody else think. I could explain why God allows such events, but some people could never really understand it.
That's not an insult and should be taken as advice. Advice is good. I think the majority of people can reason why or why not God allows such
tragedies; but only a select few can really understand why... and a larger portion, much more than those who know why or can only reason why or why
not can read why or why not it happens from those who can really understand why.
I don't want to write a lot, so saying that, why don't people use Google to read articles about why God lets thing happen. And besides, I'm tired
and would use up the 4000 character limit
Well unfortunately the truth is that we'll never know if there is or is not a god up there. For all we know god could be running an experiment or be
some sick bastard with a sadistic streak. Or the being we think is god isn't really god at all because he's the other guy. Maybe god is a child and
is watching us to learn how to grow up?
Or possibly god is a being of power with no emotions no concept of right or wrong just power. If you think about it. When you have the power to change
reality to your liking and create living creatures. After a long time of that you sorta become blasse about things. Maybe god is a creature of pure
logic with no emotions. And he's pissed off at everyone in the universe because everyone is acting like a child in his point of view. I guess when
you are as old as the universe everyone is a child.
True, we are never going to know until we die; and don't get me started on those O.B.E! lol
It depends on which God you look at Grey, different Gods have different stances on things. Each religion has a book to follow, and although some
people might find discrepancies in the text, that person never goes in deep and learn the real reason for that passage. And no, I do not believe our
text has been tampered with.
And no, if God really wanted to get pissed (and he already has already) he would send a flood and kill hundreds maybe thousands of people. So I
disagree with you there, God is as wise as He is powerful.
You're completely right. Although there is sufficient knowledge that evolution is wrong and Creation is right, you have to have faith to at least
choose a God.
How I chose my religion is by looking at the people around me. My parents are Catholic while I am a Evangelical Christian. Sure, the Catholicism
religion is the biggest but so is Islam. Then you have to look at the CONTENT of the religion to SEE what they actually teach.
Sometimes people are to blind (metaphorically) too see the plain honest truth!
I disagree, there is a REASON why there is the religions there are on the TERRE (anybody parle Francais?)
And lastly Grey; your right! If you were a believer in my God you would find that is exactly what He teaches and if do decide to follow Us, then
you're life would be full of wisdom, knowledge, and would less painful because God has explained everything already; knowing that we would commit the
same mistake and saving us the hassles. That's not to say we aren't going to have difficulties!
"Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God."
"I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith."
-Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
I know some of the atheists are going to get upset, so go ahead and throw ME some quotes.