reply to post by MamaJ
I’m glad to hear that. Science is important. And I feel it doesn’t prove or disprove God at all. I have physics friends who are devout believers
in Jesus. The structure of the universe only reaffirms their faith. I think it reaffirms non-belief for atheists too and that’s okay. As long as it
doesn’t interfere with proper conduction of scientific inquiries then it’s all good.
I’ve had that experience before with missionaries because I ask a lot of questions too. It is good to be humble, to know that there is something
greater than ourselves, to know that we do not know everything. I love your passion and tenacity, MamaJ. And I’m glad you made it a point to connect
with me after our misunderstanding. It says a lot about your character.
I don’t believe there is a hell or heaven for that matter. It just seems too cruel, especially for a loving God. I don’t like the concept of sin
either. We’re human, we are flawed. Sometimes we make good choices, sometimes we make bad ones. But we are not sinners, we are simply human. I have
many friends of different faith and non-faith: Hindi, Buddhist, Christian, Atheist, Wiccan, etc. I don’t like it when they are put down or told
they're going to hell for their beliefs.
Church of Christ, that’s the Latter Day Saints, Mormon, correct? I’ve studied the Mormon religion. One of my friends is a Mormon; we were scifi
buddies back when we were in college. We used to obtain movies where all of the bad words were dubbed so he could comfortably participate in our scifi
I think a sixth sense is possible. We use a small percentage of our minds. And our mind is an incredible place. Life itself is incredible. I totally
understand seeing God in our universe. Our universe is an amazing place. All of the circumstances that had to come together to bring about our
existence is mind boggling. Whatever that knowledge reaffirms to the person learning it, who can deny that life itself is nothing short of miraculous?
I don’t like it when some says science is a lie. Science, physics, is why we are on the computer and on the internet discussing this stuff in the
I’ve had some weird stuff happen to me too. These experiences could be classified as paranormal. I will tell a few of the stories on my own posts in
a different forum at some point in the near future. I would love to hear about your experiences too.
I’ve had a lot of death around me too. I think that is why I contemplated the meaning of life, the purpose of life so much at a young age. Wanting
to understand the mysteries of life is what brought me to science. I am grateful for that.
“Look again at [the earth]. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human
being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic
doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in
love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme
leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” Carl Sagan when observing the
Earth in a photo taken by Voyager in 1990, Pale Blue Dot.
edit on 7-8-2012 by kisharninmah because: removed for TMI,
7-8-2012 by kisharninmah because: bc I get too wordy