reply to post by smyleegrl
I read your OP and decided to respond, I respect your decision to seek out faiths and to understand with an open mind.
I also fell out of faith and have spent the last 1 1/2 years exploring and discovering what it is that I believe. I did not grow up in any faith, my
parents were not spiritual or religious in any way whatsoever. Although I grew up like this I sensed that there was something more, something unseen,
something incomprehensible to anything we experience here on Earth. In my early 20's I found Jesus which ultimately swept me off my feet initially
and allowed me to change my life in ways I never thought I could, for the first time ever, I felt pure. But I lost it quickly to the materialism of
I yearned for this sense of purity again, I yearned for a relationship with my Creator, but I had doubts about the Bible, there were things I felt
that led me to doubt, so I began to seek other faiths to see if truth could be found.
I found myself in the midst of a journey that I never expected and in fact, I didn't really want anyone to know what I was sensing as truth, because
of stereotypes and biases that surround my social environment. Regardless, I have not reach completeness in my journey but have a very clear
perspective of God, of Truth, and what my purpose here on Earth is.
Does God Exist? How do you know?
Yes, God exists. But first we need to define what God means:
the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe.
the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam.
( lowercase ) one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.
( often lowercase ) a supreme being according to some particular conception: the god of mercy.
Christian Science . the Supreme Being, understood as Life, Truth, love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Princi
God as I see it, is the creator and ruler of the universe. NOT as a deity, that floats above us in a humanistic form with a beard and white gown on a
thrown. God is the most beneficent, the most merciful, and the cherisher and sustainer of this existence. So what does that mean? God is a force,
an energy that is nothing but Good, all Good and nothing less than, because "Good" is an energy and God IS GOODNESS in its most pure form. God is
the cherisher, meaning God is the energy that nurtures this world. What does it mean to nurture something? It means to care for and encourage the
growth of something. So basically God is the force that keeps us alive and gives us the essential properties to sustain life, like oxygen for
example. God is Most merciful meaning that God is the energy that encompasses all compassion and provides us relief. God is the Sustainer meaning
that God is the force that upholds and maintains our existence. How does God do this? Through laws which I like to consider the laws of Nature: such
as gravity, the way that the earth and all beings and life within in it work together to maintain homeostasis, along with outer space and the orbits
and rotations and things.
Some might say that there is no creator, but keep in mind, can something be created out of nothing? Can you drop a glass of water of the ground, make
it explode and it magically starts creating its own life being, simply by chance? No. So it makes sense that this existence is the creation of a
How do I know that God exists?
I know that God exists by what my eyes can see... I can see light energy and I have ears that can decipher sound energy and Touch that when I touch
something, it'sl energy touches mine and I can feel it. Can you say that you can see hear and touch too? If you said yes, then that is proof enough
that God exists. The energy is all around you.
Enjoy your journey...
I hope my post helps you along your way. I owe my understandings to the Holy Quran... I'm not Islamist, I'm not even what
I would call a Muslim... I consider myself a Submitter. Anyhow, Peace Be With YOU