posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 05:23 PM
You make a good point, Raph, I guess I didn't phrase it correctly.
In response to Jonna, no I don't believe in God only because of the Bible. I'll point out right away that I'm as far from the "fundie Christian"
that you can probably possibly get and still call yourself a Christian. I know the Bible was written by man, and that half of it is old tales, hardly
anything is literal, etc. But I do honestly believe that Jesus did the things he did. I believe that because I have faith that it happened, I don't
need it to be proven. Even if none of that did happen, it wouldn't break my faith in God or make me become non-religious.
I believe in God also because when I look out at the beauty in the world, I refuse to believe it all happened on accident. You can explain to me how
a sunset happens, or how a volcano erupts until the cows come home, but you can't explain to my why it does, or why it is one of the most beautiful
things on this earth. I see God in people, in the kindness and goodness of people, even those who don't believe in a higher being, I still see Him
inside of those who are beautiful and good. I feel that I have "communicated" with God, or whatever higher being, at different points in my life
through prayer (not talking to God like Georgie Bush does, but I think you get my idea) and I've felt a presence that I can't explain.
It is these things that cause me to believe in a higher power. Whether you call Him Allah, Buddha, God, or whatever I believe that one powerful
entity exists that we can really not even fathom. And I believe in this through my experiences, through things I have seen, and through things I have
I hope that explained some things more clearly.