8 Contradictory Reasons Why I DO Believe In God
Originally posted by AlexG141989
1.) In all the time man has existed on this blue planet -which can be compared to an astronomical blink of an eye- man has created thousands of
Man has created thousands of names, thousands of analogies, thousands of images and ideas. But they are very often not as different as they are
alike, especially in the most famous cases, serving as examples and pointing towards the same ideas which are ultimately deeply-rooted archetypes of
the human mind and are self-empowering. That so many peoples from so many places have settled upon so many of the same ideas, seeking their own
empowerment, illustrate the nature and use of these words and symbols.
2.) Humanity seems to have a fascination with Gods and placing them as substitute explanations for that which we have no scientific
Moreso in centuries past, but today man blindly uses the material sciences as so much of a crutch that his creative, intuitive and non-linear part of
his nature is seriously hampered. With all of our technology, where are the Shakespeares, da Vincis, and Beethovens? Mediocrity rules today because
we have learned only to think mechanically, like the increasingly complicated machines we create. That science, or theology, or any other name for a
field of study, cannot provide all the "meaningful answers" to the questions man asks, is proof of our limitations, and of something more to the
universe. But even science has proven how physically limited we are in sensing the entirety of what exists all around us.
3.) Someone somewhere likes to attribute rare events to intervention by his or her respective God.
So do you, though you are obviously blind to realize it. To what causes do you attribute effects? "Logical" ones? The apparent formulas that
"govern" the natural world become your guides in the exact same fashion that ancient symbolic "gods" guided the thinking of ancients. And if you
knew better you would realize that many ancient gods and symbols (for example, the gods Hermes or Isis) are metaphors for exactly the same thing,
being symbols for logic and wisdom in general, though they are much more creative, colorful, and richer in meaning than scientific formulas printed
in arbitrary English letters, by arbitrary English rules of grammar, in an extremely dry book of mechanical rules.
"God" is a "word," which is a very primitive symbol
. The word "gods" is also a symbol. So is the word "logic"
. What they
refer to, consists of more than the mere word, obviously. They are whole ways of thinking
associated around these words, and these words
serve as common references between people to conjure up these states of mind and modes of thinking.
The Greeks were by no means a stupid civilization, since they made many crucial discoveries and inventions, and much of our culture and society today
is still modeled after them. The Greeks understood our very same "logic" -- to a certain extent (we have obviously carried their ideas to a much
finer detail and rigor, though we're still far from knowing EVERYTHING). It would be more accurate to say they "gave birth" to our "Western"
logic and reasoning, but even that is inaccurate, because many societies have had this same sense about them, and were able to make many contributions
that we benefit from today. The most accurate statement, is that what these symbols, words, and forms actually stand for, are THE transcendental,
immortal, regular patterns of life
, and they are accessible to everyone, in every culture, during any period of time, should anyone be open to
receiving the knowledge one way or another. We are still figuring these "laws" out, and are seemingly at their mercy until we DO figure them out.
Whether you call them laws, formulas, gods, ideas, forms, makes absolutely no difference except to the fool who only gets caught up in semantics.
Those forms, patterns of energy... it doesn't matter what I call them.
It's obvious they create and destroy everything. Science makes this same assumption in assuming that we are even capable of "figuring things
This is what I "believe," and beyond the words these patterns exist experientially in their own right and are irrefutable.
4.) Freewill and omniscience – It has long been believed by Christians that free will was a gift from God. Freewill is our ability to do as
we choose, and omniscience is a deity’s ability to know all: past, present, and future. But how can I have the freewill to choose a course of
action, when said course of action was long ago predicted by the omniscient being?
Time is not invariable according to conventional science. Sometimes it is assumed not to exist at all, or is irrelevant. On top of that, it also has
its own geometry and shape to it, such that time in our solar system and time in another solar system theoretically do not match (relativity,
gravity, etc.). Technically if I travel at any rate different from yours, I am experiencing time differently than you, though not enough to notice.
If you feel bound to a certain course of action already, that's fine. There is nothing in scientific literature to either prove or disprove the
concept of "free will," or even allow the idea to be formulated in a technical sense. The best you can say in any case is that you simply don't
know, which isn't worth arguing about. My personal opinion
is that the question is irrelevant because we do not truly know how time functions
in relation to our conscious experiences, and if we did we would probably realize that there is a degree of both determinism and indeterminism going
on, just as in all modern maths and sciences. In fact, unless quantum indeterminism is replaced, modern science supports my position.
5.) This isn’t really a reason why I don’t believe in God, it’s more of an irritant. There is a reason why belief in God, Gods and
religion is called a faith. That reason is that such beliefs are not proven fact. So it boggles my mind when I see, or read of religious apologists
arguing in favor of God’s existence
It boggles my mind how dependent weak minds have become upon solid yes/no, right/wrong dichotomies, that they become irritable simply entertaining
unknown possibilities, especially in the face of the undeniable fact that we are still lacking in knowledge in all fields of study. We aren't even
close to knowing everything there is to know. And in your daily life you must assume hundreds of things are true without objective and rigorous
proof, for example moral ideas.
Why would such an advanced being choose such a primitive people to relay his message to? Why would he allow his words to be skewed,
mistranslated and used as justifications for murder and violence?
There are lots of different kinds of people. Some people get it, some people don't. I'm not actually Christian, and in many other contexts I
would even declare that I don't believe in any god. If that confuses you then you are still getting tripped up in the semantics. Violent people
will always be violent, selfish people will always exist, so will egotistical people and ignorant people. Everything exists, and the universe would
not be a complete expression if that weren't true. Maybe that doesn't make sense to you, but I bet neither does the pyramid with the all-seeing
eye on the back of a dollar bill, yet it made it there because SOMEONE understands, too.
7.) The God of the bible displays childish human characteristics such as jealously and anger
but yet everybody tells me that God is well beyond the realm of human understanding.
That just goes back to you picking and choosing the meanings of the symbols you attack, and the symbols you identify with. Both concepts of god
exist. Why invest so much time arguing about the stupider concept, with stupider people, when you have the "higher" symbol to work with and build
8.) Idiots – Religion has certainly given birth to some of the biggest idiots in the history of humankind.
I can't disagree with that! But they always say you attract more flies with honey.