I Just Can't...

I Just can't perceive it as it is supposedly meant to be... I just can't comprehend an Extraordinary being watching over us, knowing exactly who we are, what we are meant for. I cant picture heaven, and can't picture hell. I'm more of a science type of girl, for me the invisible atom is more real than the invisible superior being... I do believe in some things that would still require me to  believe in some sort of higher power: Karma - What goes around come around... Destiny- everything happens for a reason... But I cant understand it being because of God wanting us to follow a certain path but because we need to follow that path to fully become ourselves... I believe in the morals of religion : love, respect, justice. but not because of religion because it's ethical and good...  I do not believe in God, Jesus or holy spirit, and I do not fear for my life, I am who I am, and if Christians, or Jews or Muslims can't handle that I am a good person without the help of any god than THEY need to learn to accept people despite their differences...  

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5 Responses Feb 14, 2010

Seeing as how you’re such a fan of the sciences, perhaps you might consider a more intellectual and less perfunctory study of nature, science and the universe?

"A little knowledge of science makes man an atheist, but an in-depth study of science makes him a believer in God." - Francis Bacon

“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

“In the history of science, ever since the famous trial of Galileo, it has repeatedly been claimed that scientific truth cannot be reconciled with the religious interpretation of the world. Although I am now convinced that scientific truth is unassailable in its own field, I have never found it possible to dismiss the content of religious thinking as simply part of an outmoded phase in the consciousness of mankind, a part we shall have to give up from now on. Thus in the course of my life I have repeatedly been compelled to ponder on the relationship of these two regions of thought, for I have never been able to doubt the reality of that to which they point.”

–Werner Heisenberg, who was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics for the creation of quantum mechanics (which is absolutely crucial to modern science).

“Those who say that the study of science makes a man an atheist must be rather silly.”

–Nobel Prize winning physicist Max Born, who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics.

“I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism.”

“If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God.”

–Lord William Kelvin, who was noted for his theoretical work on thermodynamics, the concept of absolute zero and the Kelvin temperature scale based upon it.

“Science is incompetent to reason upon the creation of matter itself out of nothing. We have reached the utmost limit of our thinking faculties when we have admitted that because matter cannot be eternal and self-existent it must have been created.”

–Physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell, who is credited with formulating classical electromagnetic theory and whose contributions to science are considered to be of the same magnitude to those of Einstein and Newton.

i'm more spritual then anything i try to do what good for the soul and live right by me

Do you believe our solar system is a result of pure coincidence?

Do you believe in life elsewhere in our universe or beyond?

An atom can be detected, large molecules can be seen with the right microscope, but it doesn't matter how good a microscope or a particle accelerator is, it'll never find a Godicle, or a soul nucleus. <br />
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The religious seem to regard themselves as doting, caring parents who are preventing their offspring doing "bad things", yet completely overlooking the fact that their offspring want to explore the world, to find out how it works. We learn more by getting our fingers burnt than by being kept from the fire.

It seems you're suggesting that only scientific evidence is valid evidence. If I may, here's why this is a dysfunctional way to view our world: http://bit.ly/12MH5YV

No, it doesn't seem that anyone has suggested that, Max... except you.
Scientific evidence is the only valid evidence for scientific undertakings, Max.
i would have thought that to be self-evident

The question of God's existence is not a scientific endeavor for it is unequipped to correctly adjudicate such an inquiry. This is analogous to it's woeful inability to establish whether or not it's wrong to gun down innocent children at school, rape a little girl to death or murder an unborn child.