posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 01:11 PM
Faith is not jumping in front of a bus and having faith that God will stop the bus for you. Martyrs didn't burn on a stake thinking that God was
going to save them at the last minute with a "Holy Fire-Extinguisher". Faith is believing in something that you feel with your heart rather than
something you prove with your logic.
Millions of people, many of them posters here, will believe in malicious world-government conspiracies, the existence of extra-terrestrials, and
sometimes even astral projection and witchcraft without there being any real proof to back it up. What these people are doing is seeing a broad
picture, or several pictures, and connecting the dots. If they see government documents or debunkings that refute their theories, it's all just a
cover-up in their eyes and they still have ‘faith' in their original theories. They don't need to have irrefutable, physical evidence in their hands
in order to believe that something is there, and there is NOTHING WRONG with that.
However the very same people will deride Christians for doing the same connect-the-dots in regard to a benign creator. Somehow, the idea of seeing the
world and creation in any sort of positive light has become a sign of "turning-off one's brainianity".
It's easy to become angry at people who are persistent with their viewpoint, but remember, you are just as persistent with yours.
Howard, you seem angry and to think that the issue of a benign creator is a battle of some sort. People are "throwing faith in your face", 'using
evasive maneuvers" and being" fallacious and deceptive". And If you have spoken to Christians that are truly self-righteous, then they are
misguided or proud. But in reality, no one is trying to ram anything down your throat, and no one can force you to believe in anything.
Beware of anyone or any church that tries. In the end the choice to believe in what you want is...well...your choice. It's called free will.
But as corny as it sounds, some folks people are trying to bring a message of hope to others. If you don't like to hear it then that's cool. I
don't approve of "door-knocking" either. But don't deride people for having faith in something that cannot be proven with a government document or
a fossil-bone. We all believe in something that we can't prove.