posted on May, 11 2013 @ 10:12 PM
I recently read a philosophical/theological paper that concluded synchronicity occurs through spiritual grace. There is more to it than that, but
these strange events could be a by-product of a more powerful force at work not in a person's life, but within that person. I do not know if your
idea will work, as I admit I do not know everything when it comes to God, but I suppose it could not hurt.
What really irritates me is the fact that people are actually conceited enough to state that God does not exist, and some even say "cannot" exist.
Our understanding of the universe and how it works is highly limited, and anyone who would turn to science for all the answers is just as fanatical as
some who believe in God. Science fails to even address spiritual and paranormal claims, and it is obvious to anyone who has had strange experiences,
or anyone who is remotely rational, that science cannot test these things at the moment because there is no way to test them.
It would be one thing if we could and have tested these ideas and found them to be false, but we have not. So how can someone be so certain that God
does not exist, or that spiritual things do not occur? I wish that every skeptic in the world could have some of the experiences that myself and other
people have had over the course of their lives, because I know that most of these individuals would change their beliefs in a heartbeat. But you are
correct OP in stating that it is up to the person to turn to God. God is not going to come and "prove" his existence to someone just because they do
not have faith enough to accept His reality. This was addressed in the New Testament as well. And it makes sense. It states that God is a loving and
forgiving God, but you have to take the first step.
I wish everyone was a Christian, and actually practiced the tenets of the faith, because our world would be almost a paradise to live in. This is
because basically Christianity teaches to turn the other cheek, harm no one, etc., and all of these ideas are the same ideas that any moral person
would follow. There are so many examples of occurrences that cannot be explained, people who have gone to heaven even, to suggest that something
happens after we die. This cannot be explained by traditional science, because what makes a person a person is their brain. After death the brain dies
shortly afterward, therefore continuing on being the same person more or less does not agree with science. But from all of the accounts of something
more after death, it seems highly probable that this is actually what happens. And this would imply God by itself in a sense.
But the truth is that a person cannot convince someone to believe in God through logic. When I first was drawn to Christianity I found many faults in
the Bible, and said there were many teachings that were just crap. But after I made the effort to actually understand what was being said, by reading
commentaries and talking to theologians, I came to realize that I was not accurately interpreting or understanding many of these things. I see this
all the time on ATS with various members attempting to contradict a statement in the Bible, and it is obvious they are like I used to be, which is
For instance someone on ATS was arguing against Jesus and laughed at the fact that Jesus had to try multiple times to make the blind man see, where he
rubbed his eyes. At first glance I can see why this may seem strange, but once you understand that it was a metaphorical reference for Jesus'
disciples, and was done to show their own defects, it actually makes sense. And there are a ton of things like this in the Bible. I recommend to
anyone who wants to study the New Testament, get multiple translations. That is the best thing to do short of learning Greek and reading the original
Greek texts. And get online and find yourself good commentaries. Commentaries from the translators are really good, because they can explain certain
things that do not seem to transfer over to English very well. And academic commentary is good because these people have an understanding of the
literature of the time, and can offer great insights into certain portions of these texts. There are many Bibles nowadays with excellent commentary on
the pages themselves as well.