posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:54 AM
Hmm, Atheists, they're people too. It doesn't matter what ideology you have, or which color of lens you see the world through. Ideology can be a
useful tool, but sometimes people take it to the extreme. I've had atheists as well as religious people try and prove to me why I was wrong, and they
were right. Religious people try to say well I'm going to hell because I don't believe the way that they do, and I've had atheists tell me I was
deluding myself and I should come live in the 'real' world.
The truth is, we don't know what the 'real' world is yet. We're still practically children, fighting amongst ourselves. A world full of humans,
judging each other based off of belief systems, skin color, sexuality, and politics. We still go and kill each other, and when it really comes down
to it ideology is usually the cause.
The whole evolution thing doesn't prove or disprove squat, it just tells us how life developed and still does over time. It doesn't disprove God,
and God definitely doesn't disprove evolution. Our psychology and neuroscience disciplines have come a long way sure, but they almost always
disregard the supernatural as psychosis or a brain fart of some kind. Mass hallucinations for example, if you've ever had one of those with a group
of people you might question science as well. Sometimes they are caused by subconscious cues and body language, sometimes they aren't and some of
you know exactly what mean because some experiences prove themselves as being currently unexplainable. I think one day we will be able to
scientifically explain what we currently call 'supernatural', and it won't be so super anymore just natural.
As far as the OP's philosophical argument, here is my answer to how God could be all good and yet create evil and let bad things occur. God is all
good and all powerful, but that doesn't mean that everything that exists is good. If there wasn't evil in the world, then there would be no growth.
Face it, challenge and hardship either makes us or breaks us. The universe is not God, ok? God exists beyond it, everything in the universe
resulted from a form of evolution, from matter, to stars and galaxies, to planets and all life on earth. It's been a work in progress, and in order
for that work to continue some things must eventually come to an end so that new things can sprout up. Everything dies, nothing stays the same. If
you really think about that statement, then you'll understand. If we lived in never never land where nothing bad ever happened then we would have no
drive to make the world a better place. Sometimes being a good parent means letting your child make mistakes, even though those mistakes could
destroy their future, or worse kill them and/or others.
Anyway that's my view on it, and that doesn't make it the truth either.
Famous last words, "Can't we all just get along?".