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People believe God is real, but how does anyone KNOW whether or not God is real?

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God never said matter consists of protons, neutrons and electrons....atoms and molecules... Does that mean they don't exist? Are you an apostate for believing in them?
The Bible is not a science book. There are many things it does not mention. God's world is full of unseen miracles like electricity, antibiotics, the aerodynamics of flight. I don't find scriptures that deny them...or any that deny the big bang (which has nothing to do with the false theory of evolution)
---Donna66 on 6/18/11

Shira, you are fortunate to understand however the majority of people don't, being blinded to the obvious for many reasons. A very major one in the West is humanistic/evolutionary indoctrination. It is taught as fact in the media and educational facitities and therefore accepted as fact. Not all people become ardent evolutionists but it is their overwhelming world view. In accepting evolution thay accept there is no God, nor any need of God. Jesus, if they think of Him at all, becomes a guru, not our Creator and Saviour.

Romans 10:14 "How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?"
---Warwick on 6/18/11

who needs a scientist to tell us about evolution? I have the Holy Scriptures that was written long before there were false scientist. I know God is real. I read the bible and I look at how syncronized the universe is and the beauty of everything God made. I look at the human body, how its made. so complicated but so simple. I was saved by God thru Jesus Christ. Anyone who can't see these things has a real problem. May God see fit to convict and save you.
---shira3877 on 6/18/11

A theist: "Jerry, [?] demanded that I provide something I "personally" know about evolution and that really fits the bill."

Apparently, you don't know the difference between a "demand" and a "request". I have requested ten times that you give a single reason for your blind faith in the religion of Evolution, but you are unable. Let's make it eleven times, shall we?

"Do you what [?] some frogcarrot seeds?"

Your evolutionary paradigm really has poisoned your mind!

---jerry6593 on 6/18/11

There is no mention of a Big Bang in Scripture. What it does say is,
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." out of nothing.

Hebrews 11:3,
"By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible"

If someone wants to call what God did in the beginning the "Big bang" they can do that, but God never called it that.
The opposite of apostasy is faith. It is Faith that pleases God. The individual who draws back from the knowledge of the gospel and faith will prove his apostasy.
---Mark_V. on 6/18/11

Atheist more to your pseudoscientist claims. I imagine you know the diagnostic tool the MRI-Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner. It is said to be the best way to see inside the human body.

It was invented by Dr Ramond Damadian. Is he a pseudoscientist?
---Warwick on 6/17/11

Warwick ... the detail of your comment was not the point, what I was referring to was your demonstated confusion between Bid Bang and big bang
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/17/11

This is God's response to all who mock Him & deny Him.When this happens, it's too late to repent. Your chances are over. Prov.1:25-26,28
But ye have set at nought all my counsel & would none of my reproof:I also will laugh at your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh, Then shall they call upon Me,but I will not answer,they shall seek me early,but they shall not find Me.
---Reba on 6/17/11

Au contraire Atheist I am not in any way challenged by the evolutionary story. And I have not misrepresented evolutionary beliefs or used "old inaccurate information by pseudoscientists." I understand your definition of "pseudoscientist" -any scientist who does not accept evolution.

In reality it is you who are challenged. Your very presence here, long term, demonstrates that you are challenged by Christ. Many atheists before you have become followers of Christ. I gave the example of Dr Rick Smalley, the famous Nobel prize winning scientist, and atheist who was challenged to investigate evolution and found it to be untrue. Soon after he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour. Is he also a pseudoscientist?
---Warwick on 6/17/11

It is more like you tell me what I must believe in your words and then demand that I answer them in mine.
---atheist on 6/14/11

He is as confused inside his doctrine as you are outside.

Most organized church cult doctrine has some milk, of a matter but rarely meat.

You, not willing to even read scripture have taken the position, that modern confused preachers represent historical witnesses by their positions.
Because they say so??

Your "out" stand is brave but,your logic is faulty.

You appear lazy/fearful because you condemn what you've never researched. At least enough to debate on a site your drawn too.

To what purpose?
---Trav on 6/17/11


Evolution is a theory that Warwick finds completely threatening to his person belief system and denigrates constantly base on old inaccurate information by pseudoscientists.

Jerry, demanded that I provide something I "personally" know about evolution and that really fits the bill.

Nothing more from me on that, too tired of your word games.

Do you what some frogcarrot seeds? They are great, legs like frog, tasty like chicken with long orange and pointy bodies. You have to plant them deep because the tend to hop away.
---atheist on 6/17/11

Atheist as you have given no explanation I do not have a clue as to what you mean. Maybe you could supply a little detail?

BTW be a man and not a mouse and attempt an answer to Jerry's question. I think it quite evident you do not know one proveable fact about evolution, making you a man of faith. But you ridicule the faith of others!

If you could give one undisputable fact in support of evolution you would. But you don't.
---Warwick on 6/17/11

Alan I answered this comment of yours before however it wasn't posted.

In reality I wrote "I see no mention of a big bang in Scripture therefore have no need to believe such a big bang ever occurred!

What you say I wrote is "that since the Bible did not refer to a big bang, there was not one."

I trust you can see you have misrepresented what I say. Whether by careless reading or intent I cannot say.

If Scripture referred to the occurence of a big bang I would of course accept it had happened. But it doesn't so there is absolutely no need for me to believe it happened, is there?
---Warwick on 6/17/11

//I have answered. I will not respond to your trivial goading.
---atheist on 6/16/11//

I must have missed it. Would you please be so kind as to repeat the one thing that you know is true about Evolution?
---jerry6593 on 6/17/11

Bobby, I admit I don't have the mind of God to answer your questions correctly but I will say that since the beginning of time men have died for lack of food, water decease, and sin. What we do know is that God had a plan, in this plan, God provided man with the freedom of choice. Why? Don't know. But with this plan came responsibilities and death came through their disobedience. And until the plan is complete, it will continue the way it has been set. We also know that God chose the nation of Israel over the others in the beginning, why? Don't know. Most nations that went against Israel lost man women and children to allow the survival of Israel so that through Israel God would introduce the Lord Jesus Christ as His prophets perdicted.
---Mark_V. on 6/17/11


Generally you twist things around to create evidence for whatever you what.
---atheist on 6/16/11

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Provides for everyone? sofar He provides for us "in the land of plenty" but for them, no water no vegetation no rain showers ... HEAT thats what He's giving them.

Millions are praying for how long now? for this famine to stop. He does'nt answer.

Adam and Eve never had a chance. They were so stupid they did'nt even know they were naked. Like putting 2 toddlers in a beautiful garden with satan the beast, as if they're going to out-witt satan.
---Bobby on 6/16/11


according to the bible,God created man not to control every action that was or will be made, but rather for a relational commitment. He created man without a knowledge of his response(most Christians would disagree) to the responsibility he was given, which was to have dominion over the earth. There was a commandment, as a father gives a child(Gods son,Adam), to not do something and that certain things were acceptable. When the man and his wife disobeyed they faced the penalty of it(death), and gave their dominion away to another being. This other being is responsible for the evil, sickness and death in the world. This desire for a father son relationship has not changed, it is deception of who and what God is and even if He is.
---willa5568 on 6/16/11

Atheist the god you propose is one who would have created puppets who have no choice but to follow His commands.

With your god in control you would be in real trouble wouldn't you?

The behaviour you mentioned (selfish greedy people etc)
is a direct consequence of the rejection of God's sovereignty. Those who reject Him do what is right in their own eyes and become self-serving. Just as we see.

You say believing in God takes away personal responsibility. However in Christian circles I generally see the opposite, while in Godless circles I generally see people who blame anyone but themselves. You have it backwards.
---Warwick on 6/16/11

"He does provide for all of his children. We just have selfish, greedy people in the world. Corrupt governments who fight for themselves and not the people."

So an omnipotent God who created the universe is helpless in the face of greedy people and corrupt governments? That's the worse apology for God doing nothing, I have ever heard.
---atheist on 6/16/11

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/If God is real, why does He not help all the millions of starving children.../ Bobby

He does provide for all of his children. We just have selfish, greedy people in the world. Corrupt governments who fight for themselves and not the people.
So that the wealthy can give to others. Our actions have conquences.
It is also for spiritual growth and hope Isaiah 41:17,18 and Mark 10:25. The poor in spirit rely daily on food and water which gives them unbelieveble faith.
---Scott on 6/16/11


I have answered. I will not respond to your trivial goading.
---atheist on 6/16/11

If God is real, why does He not help all the millions of starving children who are surrounded by bugs flies and sickness. Who cry out daily with swollen stomachs for something to eat. I thought Jesus is so merciful? What kind of Father would let this horrible thing continue when so many are praying for this to stop. Does He not care.
---Bobby on 6/16/11


You just can't admit you are wrong.
---atheist on 6/16/11

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Warwick ... You said that since the Bible did not refer to a big bang, there was not one.

The Bible does not mention many things ... does that mean they never happened?

Now, I can understand you saying that the Big Bang did not happen, but to deny there could have been a big bang at the time of Creation does seem to go a bit far.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/16/11

A theist: Ninth request:

Name one thing that you personally know about Evolution that is true.

The fact that you don't seem to be able to name a single thing is quite telling.
---jerry6593 on 6/16/11

Athiest, did you even read what I said? Here it is again,

"Yes, He will punish those and anyone who sins against Him who is not saved by Grace through faith. There is a hell waiting them."

Did I mentioned children? No I didn't. What did I say? He will punish those and anyone who sins against Him who are not saved by grace through faith. Anyone who sins against Him.
---Mark_V. on 6/16/11

Alan, I would think a careful reading of my post would disclose I am well aware of the difference between the Big Bang, and a big bang.
---Warwick on 6/16/11

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The potters wheel is still spinning.
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour, and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
That there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another.

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body:
So is Christ.
---TheSeg on 6/15/11

Atheist I say that you are wrong, because you are wrong. What you are saying is that people use Jesus' commands to do only and always good, as an excuse to do evil!

This is akin to saying people use a speed limit sign as an excuse to speed! This is nonsense and only demonstrates how confused you are.
---Warwick on 6/15/11

Alan, that some unbalanced people use Jesus words (always and only do good) as an excuse for evil condemns them, not Christianity.

Atheist is a God-hater and uses nonsensical arguments to justify his rebellion.

In reality much of the evil such people did was inspired by Darwinism, which is racist to its core.

If Atheist was speaking of Islam he has a point-Surah 4:89 (Noble Quran) "Those who reject Islam must be killed..." Good excuse, as Allah commands they do this evil.

Let me make this even clearer: Those ancestors to whom you refer did evil by acting in direct opposition to Christ.

Those Muslim's who did evil did so by following exactly what the Quran says.
---Warwick on 6/15/11


Thank you.

I would you like to add, or stress, that the people who do this certainly are not just Christian. I doubt that any religion, scripture, or god can be found for which such misuse cannot be found.

Such use, however twisted, does allow people to escape responsibility and justify terrible acts and mean-hearted beliefs in the name of one god or another.

As an atheist, I must take responsibility and cannot lay anything off on supernatural restriction or permission.
---atheist on 6/15/11

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what was the importance of helping them grow? grow into what? for what? To make a better society? The problem with the world isn't religion it's men. We can't change the world. Look at history. Even those who deny God have murdered and ravaged. You seem as a person who cares for your family and love them, but what hope do you give them? Do you tell them we are just part of evolving into a better species? I'm not saying this to be sarcastic and hope that is not how you take it.
---willa5568 on 6/15/11

Warwick ... This is a point that has arisen time and time.

Atheist has said that religion has been used as an excuse to do harm. He has NEVER said that Jesus has commanded men to do evil.

Warwick ... You and I both know that our ancestors in the UK and in your country have used the Bible to justify evil.

But you and I both know that they have used it as an excuse, and that they were not following what Jesus actually taught.

Atheist is saying the same thing.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/15/11


I say that people use god, scripture and religion as an excuse to do what they want to do.

What is your problem?
---atheist on 6/15/11

Atheist you have said religion is an excuse to do evil. As we are Christians I said that means you are saying Christianity is an excuse to do evil. I asked you to tell me what Jesus has said which could be used to do evil. But you refused to reply, though I posed the questions many times. Therefore I am at liberty to interpret what you mean, in the absence of an explanation from you.

Now you appear to be saying that Christ's commands-to always and only do good-can be used for evil. This is nonsense.

You have no point!
---Warwick on 6/15/11

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I would miss them because they would not be here with me. I would be sad because I would know that their lives were shorten.

Would you not prefer to die before the others in your life, and would you not prefer to die knowing that for now all those you love were healthy and had a good chance for a comfortable and meaningful life? And is not an important part of meaning in your life the belief that you had helped them grow and remember well of you?
---atheist on 6/15/11


I didn't say it wouldn't because I know it would.
My question is why? Why would you miss them if there is no future after their death? Why would you still want them to be here? There are a lot of questions that can't be explained by human understanding. I can't give you the answers nor anyone else on here. I believe you question if their is a God, not deny there is one. One thing I found out, if you search for the truth you will find it if of coarse you truly want to know it, I did.
---willa5568 on 6/15/11


No I mean that you tell me what I must believe based on nothing I have said and then ask me to answer for those beliefs. (An instance of you twisting my words==I say people do bad things based on what they think Jesus meant, and you say I said Jesus said to do bad things. Not what I said at all.)


So a child of a Muslim dies at five. Does he burn in Hell?

Willa, so you think that because I am an atheist, that my whole family could be killed in a car crash while I watched and it wouldn't bother me a bit?
---atheist on 6/14/11

Christians KNOW He is real from the change that occurs in our life when we accept his salvation by faith.

Its undeniable.

Take a leap of faith and you'll know for sure also.

"Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed"
---Jasheradan on 6/14/11

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Our Apostle Paul speaks of "faith working through love", in Galatians 5:6. I have people who bring me to love better than any human love I have ever experienced. "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." (Romans 5:5) God Himself shares His love with us, and He uses His people to bring us more into His love with each other. His love has Heaven's own beauty and quality, and does not depend on pleasures or certain favorite people we are just using to get what we want. He satisfies me to believe.
---Bill_willa6989 on 6/15/11

Without question, the world, and all life around us is real. All of this physical reality must, of necessity, have had an initial cause - a creator - in order to exist. That cause is either a manifestation of the natural laws of physics or it is supernatural - there is no third possibility. The origin of life by spontaneous generation through natural processes is scientifically and mathematically impossible. That leaves only the supernatural as a possible creator of all that exists. That supernatural Creator we call GOD!

To deny God's existence is to deny the existence of the reality you see around you - even that which appears in the mirror.
---jerry6593 on 6/15/11

A theist: Eighth request:

Name one thing that you personally know about Evolution that is true.

The fact that you don't seem to be able to name a single thing is quite telling.
---jerry6593 on 6/15/11

Atheist you mean I draw meaning from your often unclear statements and then have the temerity to ask you questions?

How annoying of me.

BTW you are going to stop answering my questions? Did you ever really answer them?
---Warwick on 6/14/11

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But here again I'm surprised at you!

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God,
if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:
that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen!

All things are delivered unto me of my Father:
and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father,
neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

What I am hearing from you, is you don't know, God is real!
We don't, we take it by faith? No, you don't!
John 14:23!

if any man be ignorant,let him be ignorant!
---TheSeg on 6/14/11

It would take a FAR MORE trusting, faith for me to believe that this world & all who live in it, JUST HAPPENED, & with a big bang at that! No, I could never believe that's how things happened. It's much easier(in my opinion) to trust that the One True, living, breathing, Father God created it all with a well executed plan. When I see the beauty around me it's natural for me to realize that this form of brilliance & perfect order & harmony in the universe could only come from a capable designer. It'd never happen from pure chance even in billions of years.
---Reba on 6/14/11

If your god is real, will he punish those of the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Bahai faiths, by sending them to an eternal Hell with real fire?
---atheist on 6/14/11

Christians always get a bad rap for being exclusive of other religions but all religions are exclusive to heaven/paradise/enlightenment which ever your religion is. Ex. Islam - 5 pillars of faith, Hindu - Karma, moksha, Buddism - 4 noble truths, nirvana,
---Scott on 6/14/11

If i went up to one who did not believe in God and said to him god is real because... he will not believe me.

First we have to consider whether or not the bible is truth. If what is in the bible is not true, then God is not real.

If what is in the bile is true then God MAY be real.
I say MAY because there is some truth in eastern religion also.

So then we seperate eastern religion from bible truth by PROPHECY.

The prophecies of the bible, above all other prophecies in all other religion are the only ones to hold 100% truth.

Thus we establish that the bible is truth. Now then, the probability of God being real increases.
---francis on 6/14/11

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"How do I know that God exist?" The question suggests that my knowing or not knowing the answer determines the existence or none existence of God. And clearly, there is a measure of arrogance about the question. Moreover, whether one accepts or does not accept the reality of God, does not, in any way, prove or disprove Gods existence.

Is that which is made questioning the reality of the maker? Is the finite questioning the existence of The Infinite?

Anyone who asks the first question, if he were truly interested in an answer, must necessarily ask the accompanying question: "How do I know that God does not exist?" For this second question has much legitimacy as the first.
---Allan on 6/14/11

Luk 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Luk 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled?

Joh 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Mat 24:45
Mat 24:46
---TheSeg on 6/14/11

can you prove to me that he is not real?
---Karin on 6/14/11

By the exact same reason that we all know that Dave, whom posted this blog, is real.
---Eloy on 6/14/11

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\\Yes, He will punish those and anyone who sins against Him who is not saved by Grace through faith.\\

He also said, "If with all your hearts you truly seek Me, you shall surely find Me."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/14/11


I have a few questions.Tell me why you say their is no God? If someone you love were to die, why would that grieve you? If what you espouse is true, would you be afraid to die when someone threatened to kill you? why? Why is it that we men, who create amazing things, can reject someone or something creating our universe because of moral reasons(if God is real why would he/wouldn't he)not logic and reason? Why live, love, give, grieve, have joy or anything else if this is all we have?

I've been where you are to some point. And as I had one person tell me, it was not Jesus that caused him to doubt, it was Christians.
---willa5568 on 6/14/11

Dave: I want to recommend the Gideon example to you. They were in great suffering that he did not believe that God sees them anymore (Judges 6). To know God is real, please ask God a question without discussing it with anybody, HIS answer will convince you that HE is real. God-Stories from Jennifer Skiff may also help you.
---Adetunji on 6/14/11

Athiest, you said,

"If your god is real, will he punish those of the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Bahai faiths, by sending them to an eternal Hell with real fire?"

Yes, He will punish those and anyone who sins against Him who is not saved by Grace through faith. There is a hell waiting them.
"For since the creation of the world His invisble attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,"
---Mark_V. on 6/14/11

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"No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared [Him]." Jhn 1:18
"Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God, He has seen the Father. Jhn 6:46
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Col 1:15
"In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 1Jo 4:9
"And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God." 1Jo 5:20
Either we believe the testimony of Jesus or we do not.
---josef on 6/14/11


Perhaps you don't actually put words in my mouth. It is more like you tell me what I must believe in your words and then demand that I answer them in mine.

But I will look out for the other type and let you know if you do.
As far a the must believe kind of questions, I have decided to just stop answering them but deconstruct them.
---atheist on 6/14/11

If your god is real, will he punish those of the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Bahai faiths, by sending them to an eternal Hell with real fire?
---atheist on 6/14/11

Atheist I have never felt persecuted by you.

But again you attempt to evade a straight answer to my question: ".do you pursue people on Jewish,Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, or Bahai sites?" Note pursue, not persecute.

Just because I am paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get me!

Au contraire Atheist I do think you single out Christians because you persist in atheistic evangelism here. I am confident you do not pursue Buddhists etc.

Pray tell, what words have I put in your mouth?
---Warwick on 6/13/11

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I know we are saved by faith but God says we can see He is God, from what He has created. "For since the creation of the world Gods invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20. God says He is clearly seen by what He has created. So those of us who have accepted the Creator God of the Bible as our personal Saviour ultimately do so by faith, but God says-not blind faith, no way!

Considering the overwhelming evidence around us God says "The fool says in his heart there is no God." Strong words but He alone knows the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.
---Warwick on 6/13/11

Have you ever seen the wind? If you haven't, how do you know that the wind is real - by the effects of it. Also, ever since I came back from a trip to Israel, there have been many archilogical digs, that have proven the Bible to be true (by the places and things that were excavated that are in the Bible) -therefore, I conclude that God is real.
---Leslie on 6/13/11

I became an agnostic for awhile while growing up. I did not believe the Bible was true and doubted if GOD existed.

I spend a couple of years listening to both sides and decided there was more evidence of GOD existense then there was proof he did not exist.

I found no reason to believe evolution could ever be proved and reasons to doubt it would work.

I found reasons to believe the Bible was of divine origin and there were points in it that could not happen by normal means.

I also found a moral code that is above any the world offers. Lastly I found forgivness for sin.
---Samuel on 6/13/11


Feeling persecuted by me?
Really, you are a bit paranoid.
It's in the family. My great grandfather was a circuit minister. No since changing religions now. Besides, I live in the US and it's that old time religion that drive politics here.

But please, stop putting words in my mouth and intentions to what I do. I seldom if ever single out Christianity as a target here. I don't believe in any god, just not your god. My questions and answers would work on any blog.
---atheist on 6/13/11

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\\Got to go. Apollo is almost finished dragging the Sun across the sky in his chariot. Hope he guides it right and doesnt end up in the Ocean with Neptune. Then the Ocean will boil, and there will never be Light again.
---atheist on 6/12/11\\

The Christian God has things under much better control than the pagan deities ever did.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/13/11

"how does anyone KNOW whether or not God is real?" By faith, but it is more then believing, like in Santa Claus, since faith is the assurance of things hoped for. Assurance in this case,is to me, knowing because God has given (me) revelation knowledge, which can only be spiritually discerned, not a matter of logic, or intellect.
Also, Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
---christina on 6/13/11

very little faith is required to believe in God. Much more faith is required to believe in nothing.

i generally know how a gas combustion engine works, but when i start my car in the morning, it is not my knowledge that makes me believe it will work every time, it is my faith.

i have never seen electricity, but is it knowledge that gets me to my remote? no, it is faith.

i know plenty of people with very little knowledge of anything, but these people have faith that if they pay their bill every month, they can text while driving. that takes faith.
---aka on 6/13/11

Atheist do you pursue people on Jewish,Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, or Bahai sites? I would guess the answer is no. That Christians should live by faith really bothers you doesn't it.

---Warwick on 6/13/11

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Dave, God is real to those who have faith. Those that don't have faith, will answer with sarcastic remarks about God as Athiest does many times. That is their nature since they are descendants of Adam. They look for knowledge to understand, but yet have no understanding of Spiritual matters that can only come through faith. Jesus said,
"To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things come in parables so that,
Seeing they may see and not perceive. "And hearing they may hear and not understand," Lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them"
Mark 4:11-12.
---Mark_V. on 6/13/11

This could be one of Satan's biggest attacks on Christians. As a Christian we learn and develop our love, hope, faith, plans, service, missions, ministry, etc to be like Christ. Everything a christian does to be more like Christ is based on the assumption that God exist. If Satan can get you to question this than he hopes that you will not improve the fruits of the spirit, and God's plans for you. The good news is satan is attacking you because you are in the fight.
---Scott on 6/13/11

---John on 6/12/11

Dave, start with the reasonable assumption that we dont and cant know everything. We dont have the sensory organs and processing systems to be aware of everything. We must rely on instruments to help us see and hear much of the universe that does not obviously exist through our normal perceptions. Our reality is thus limited by our perceptual abilities.
That there are things unexplained is no reason to embrace faith in a supernatural being to make sense things.
Got to go. Apollo is almost finished dragging the Sun across the sky in his chariot. Hope he guides it right and doesnt end up in the Ocean with Neptune. Then the Ocean will boil, and there will never be Light again.
---atheist on 6/12/11

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If we knew, there would be no room for faith, now would there be?

Why else do the classical Creeds begin, "I believe...." and not "I know...."?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/12/11

Looking at the history of all conquering people, they always paint themselves as great.
Well, if the Jewish people made up God, wouldnt he be on their side, no matter what?
Look at all the things God has said about them. Not a favorably picture!
He said they are my people. But, look at what happen because they turned away.

But more than this is, look for the things pertaining to Christ in the OT.
Now look at the time between the writing of the OT and the Birth of Christ.
The only way Christ could have fulfilled all these things is:
The story of Christ is a lie and therefore you can say so is God.
---TheSeg on 6/12/11

Dave, starting with the reasonable assumption that we are actually here we can ask how did we get here?

Either by chance or by purposeful design.

The chance guys have had ages to perfect their story but it falls at every hurdle. The origin of life? They propose life arose spontaneously by chance. Hold on, anyone with a knowledge of genetics knows even the 'simplest' of life forms is packed with large amounts of unique, specific, genetic information. And it created itself? Ridiculous.

Therefore we are here by design. Genesis gives an account of creation by a personal God, that same God who became man and died taking the punishment due to we sinners. Our world and all in it make sense in the light of this God's word.
---Warwick on 6/12/11

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