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Drew B
  • Drew B
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Why don't people believe in God?

if it were even the slightest possible chance that there is a hell and its a place of everlasting torment and hate wouldnt you want to make sure there isnt one by checking every possible source of information and proof that God does not exist or does?

And why do most people who ask themselves this question and go search for answers come back a christian?

yeah the whole idea can be denied with logical reasoning but you got to look at where this idea came from and how much we can trust this information. When you search for those facts they cant be denied and once you experience what God does in your life you will know its real. If you dont believe in it you should have proof andt the strongest possible evidence of everything that cant be denied.

I want to look at what you guys think and why you guys don't. Please dont attack other peoples ideas and thought and be open with every ounce of reasoning you can come up with.

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    Apr 4 2011: To know truth, I need not only to hear it, but to experience it.Example: Preparing for a test on “the EKG changes with heart attack.”I can study the information for the test & retain it for the test & a few weeks.BUT I won't know the information until I apply it in treating a heart patient, then teach it to someone else.Thus the adage in medical training, see one, do one, teach one.AND truth is relative to the person: for the test just mentioned, truth has to be what your teacher said it is [if I want to pass the test].I think this insight about truth applies to the truth we speak of: the reality of God.Comparing the creation story with evolution theory: I believe The Creation Story because I have experienced that God is truth in my life.God is the most credible being out there.I believe in evolution because it works in practice.It allows me to understand embryology of humans, the differences between the species, etc.Evolution allows folk like me to understand science--the way humans get how this physical world works. My experience has shown me the truth of God.Cummulnation of many things I experenced that were paradoxical was: when I finished my medical training, I thought I knew everything about diagnosing and treating human illness.When folk who, according to science, should die, did not, and those who should live, died, I learned there was something beyond the physical and mental to consider in diagnosing and treating humans.I searched until I found Paul Tournier's explanation: “there are two diagnoses in every illness, the scientific and the meaning of the illness for the individual.”Later I understood that science only gives half.God is about the meaning for us of life.To learn, I started putting God in my life, just as I acted as if my EKG teacher knew what she was talking about so that I could pass her tests.To be good at finding God-whose-only-son-is-Jesus, I studied God's textbook, The Bible, applied & reflected upon it as I experience my life.It works!!
    • Apr 5 2011: Well said, Bill. I completely agree.

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