Originally posted by Freakaloin
delusion- a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.
that sounds about right. isn't that what you christians think about muslims beliefs? or no? what about mormons? hindus?
so jesus (of which there is no evidence of existing)came down and said god has decided to change his mind about some things i told moses(no evidence
of him either)isn't delusional? uhm...ok!
You make an enormous mistake in your assertion that proof is necessary for a belief into Christianity. This is Christianity, not Islam. The
discrepancies between the religions? Enormous. Islam places no value on faith, insofar as to state that proof of Allah exists within all creation, so
faith is unnecessary. Christianity, on the other hand, requires faith.
I would suggest reading Kierkegaard, as I am. Though, he is a complex read, so I would suppose if you loked for summaries of his work you could find
them. He explains faith in a wonderful manner, and indeed is a brilliant author and mind.
Doubt is the prerequisite of faith. As, of course, to be able to have faith in something means that you can doubt it. Thus, in a challenge of my faith
I have read massive amounts of anti-Christian writings, be it the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, or any other number of scientific papers, books,
etc. And yet not one has provided me a compelling reason to abandon a Christian frame of thought. Why? Faith. Proof is the antithesis of faith, for to
have proof would undermine the necessitation of faith, and Christianity, without faith, is nothing. Good works are meaningless, save for a means to
give those weak in faith confidence in their spiritual life. I believe Romans may cover this, on disputable matters within the church. (Romans 14).
As has been cited previously, we can not possibly understand the wisdom of an omniscient/omnipotent God. Infinite wisdom. In this same fashion, there
are reasons why there is not large amounts of proof (There is actually large confirmation of the existence of Christ/Apostles in Roman history, you
need only look). Moreover, even without physical evidence, inconclusive to both sides of religion, it is still unnecessary. Be it by the argument from
the cosmos, the argument from the transcendent, or the argument from moral order. (A divinely opposed moral order, by the way. Check out Thus Spoke
Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche, for that)
The argument from the cosmos, being that the Big Bang is a physics impossibility, and there must have been an original cause. The argument from the
transcendent, in which most to all aspects of human existence are meaningless without the existence of the God from Christianity. Or the argument from
moral order, in which as morals are not self-evident, they have been imposed under divine command, by that of the Christian God.
These are thoughts to consider, confirmations, so to speak, of Christian beliefs and their ideology. But I remind you, these are those out of
Christianity, not Judaism, the New testament predicates Christianity.