posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 09:09 PM
This has confused me over and over. Some of the most vicious arguments ever to cross the pages here at ATS have been about the existence of God or any
deity from any religion or faith. It also brings out what often becomes the worst and most offensive dialogue regardless which side you find yourself
Personally, I have no problem accepting there is simply always going to be things in this amazing universe we can never expect to comprehend. For me,
I can easily reconcile my limited understanding with the “mysteries of God”. I’m Ok that I can never understand things like the nature of time,
if time or space has a beginning or an end, or where the matter came from before the big bang and what existed before then (yes, I can even accept
that as a possibility and STILL believe in God). So, then I can also accept that He may have included ghosts, UFOs, flying pigs, or whatever He chose
in His creation.
In college, I wrote a paper attempting to reconcile Science and God. I began by positing that God’s time doesn’t have to be the same as ours, and
enlisted Einstein’s theory of relativity, special theory of relativity, and specifically, time dilation. This meant that if the train, so to speak,
that God is on is running at a different pace, then 3 billion years for us could have been 6 days to Him.
I am just asking if it is such a big leap from believing in the incredible, the unexplainable, the conspiracies, and all the other issues and topics
that drive a great site like ATS to believing in God? Is it contradictory to vehemently argue a case for other societal implausible constructs, but
unequivocally deny that God can be real as well?
At least as just a possibility?
I wanted to post this thread because of something I have heard many times growing up. In short, the question is asked what do I have to lose if I’m
wrong, but if God is real, then what do the deniers have to lose in comparison?
I respectfully request sincere input and that posts be civil. I accept anyone’s right to believe differently than I do, but I should not be expected
to extend that courtesy when not returned in kind.
Thanks in advance.