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Re: Proof Of GOD Is Irrelevant

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Posted by wormster on May 13, 1998 20:36:08 UTC

: : part of serving GOD is the not really knowing, it's : : called FAITH.

: what is FAITH? What is the basis of belief? : What happens when faiths collide? Is one more : valid than another? Not all religious faiths even : believe in monothesism. They don't believe or worship : the "same God", as some imply. Are the leaders of : some faiths smarter, more enlightened, insightful, : prefered by God? The answer is obvious. God was : created in man's image. The concept fills an : emotional need and an important role in society, : until abused by zealots.

: Belief, in general terms, is based on one of three things. : a) evidence : b) authority : c) an emotional need

: So it is that all the major faiths have their : miracles (evidence), sacred text (authority), and : rituals (emotional fulfillment).

: Science deals with evidence, though the process, : including the social process, is convoluted. : Science does not address all human concerns, but : it does impact many areas that religion would, and : in the past, has incorrectly claimed as its domain.

: The proof of God is irrelevant in the sense that, if : you believe it's true. It's true for you and that's : all that counts, except when you impose your beliefs : on me. Then WE have a problem.

: The Iconoclast

your an atheist, right? I'm not imposing my religious views on you at all. I'm saying that you have to have faith, he's not going to come down and make an announcenent that he exists. He gave us free will to choose for ourselves wether to believe or not. If you do then you have to have faith that GOD exists, if you don't then that is your choice. I also find it interesting that people that are from pagan related faiths or atheist beliefs, always seem to have a need to tear down other more established forms of religion such as christianity, islam , etc... Why is that? Is it because your insecure in your own beliefs? Faith my friend is where it's at. You've never seen a blackhole but you probably believe they exist.

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