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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.

Topics: religion

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    Jul 10 2011: Matthieu, you sure have people of faith pegged: full of fluff without content to their old dumb mantra; thoughtless as to the effect of our words on the faithless; can't handle life with people different from ourselves; and certainly I, in particular, don't know a thing about science and accept only people of faith into my "family." You must have thought long and hard about the existence, or non-existence of God. Which is so much better than many who have never gotten out of their little box of self, not seeing beyond their arm's length to any other possible understandings of life on earth, To stereotype THEM --those people of faith so, reveals your closed mind.

    To open your mind to really consider people of faith in your "heterogeneous" world, I offer: 1] I spend my spare time helping the homeless, mentally ill, birth defective children, foster children & folks pursuing a worldview where love rules. I do this because I love God. How do you make this world better with your activities of choice? 2] Science brings this world technological & material progress. However, without spiritual wisdom, relying on our own strength, not a Higher Authority, we are in danger of being destroyed by this progress even as we benefit from it in so many ways, Would you depend upon the wisdom and power of those in charge of the technology and wealth to prevent tragedy in the use of it? This is such an overwhelming problem, some people of faith turn to God, the ultimate authority, to harness the good brought by technology and material progress for the safety of all. There are circumstances which are beyond us mortals to understand and deal with. You won't find that God is trustworthy to handle such unless you have personally tried it as I, and many people of faith, have.

    Thank you for considering what I have said. I look forward to further dialogue with you on this subject

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