posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 02:19 AM
Hi OP thanks for asking such an open minded question for an atheist. I was an atheist, studied science in school at a university level. Much of my
life i mocked people with faith, and tried to convince them how ignorant and foolish they where. I used to detest people who had kids and called
Even though i was a devote atheist and believer in science and a rational explanation to every question, i was still fascinated by ghosts, ufo's,
life after death, religion, and the history there of. It was as if there was a gapping hole in my life.
One day I decided to read the bible, just so i could say i had read it from start to end. I went out and got a New International Version which is
basically the Politically Correct version of the bible edited to make it more comfortable to liberal type minds.
The things that Jesus said, really blew my mind. He was a truther 2000 years ago. He argued with the hypocrisy in the government system of the day
as well as the church (which was kind of the same thing in his time), he said and did the most amazing things that are still quoted today by people
who have no idea of their origin such as 'the truth will set you free', and he and his disciples set an example for how to live to everybody.
I used to go about saying stuff like 'religion causes wars' and 'why does god let bad things happen to good people', and 'why does the church
protect pedophiles'. I know today, this is not true, its people who do these things and God has given us free will too put us to the test.
After I read the entire bible, cover to cover, and put it in context of the times, i asked. Where is this Mary character, she's not divine at all.
And why is just about everything Jesus predicted in the bible actually coming about. From the state of Israel being reformed to the move toward
government and persecution for following what Jesus taught its all happening, go read the entire NT (id read the King James version definately not
Anyway, aside from those things, when you have a baby, holding him or her in your arms, and you look at them, you just know, when you seriously ask
yourself, 'This creature is just too incredible to not be of intelligent design, and not just intelligent, divine.' The love you feel for your own
young is incredible, and this is the love God has for you whether you believe in him or not.
You are an amazing being and you life is incredible, you have already won an enormous battle to just be born healthy. You where the best of the best
in that contest go ahead and be the best you can be. Nobody can tell you what to think, dont let your peers or the fear of persecution stop you from
finding out about Jesus.