I Understand...

I understand that you don't want to debate about whether there's a God or not.  I would like to understand though how a person can look at a sun set, or a baby, or be moved by the story of another's life to the point of tears, and not believe that with our ability to appreciate the creativity it took to bring about this planet and all of it's life, how you don't know there's a Father of creation?

The life on this planet is so diverse and so perfectly adapted to its many environments and also given the ability to adapt to changes in the environments; I just figured there must be one brilliant Creator out there that has a great sense of humor and the most excellent eye for beauty.

It can not be that life on this planet was an accident that happened by some random explosion.  Each life form is so beautifully thought out and serves a purpose in the chain of life. 

This is a fascinating planet filled with reason and purpose, and as a human being I have to say there is so much potential for learning and understanding and growing from that understanding that I am absolutely unable to say that there is no God or that I don't believe in Him.

I am unable to deny Him.  Even with all the hurt and imbalance here on Earth, (which I believe has been caused by man) life is a gift that is worthy of gratitude and a purposeful life.  There is a God, He knows you and I believe He wants you to know you are not alone.  That's what I believe.  "If you seek Me you will find Me."  Peace. 

saundra saundra
46-50, F
10 Responses May 2, 2007

I am sitting on my hands chanting "I will not be pedantic about spelling".

Caos is beautiful!!!! Caos Is the universe!! Caos is our life! Read a science book....it may change your life.

Each of us decided what to believe, period. <br />
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Each of us had our reasons, period. <br />
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I enjoy reading your thoughts, period. <br />
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Radiant

Each of us decided what to believe, period. <br />
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Each of us had our reasons, period.<br />
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I enjoy listening to your reasons, period.<br />
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Radiant

Saundra, I am genuinely interested, what parts of your religion do you agree with? All of it? Or, are there parts that you have reservations about?<br />
And do you accept the possibility that if your religious education had been about a bat-cat that you might instead worship that? How could you hope to ‘find’ the right god if you hadn’t been pointed in the right direction, do all gods deserve equal belief from their followers?<br />
Oh, and what do you imagine heaven to be? Do the gods hang out? do we live in suburbs? How will we pass the time?<br />
I have absolutely no belief in the unexplainable god, but am curious as to what kind of fr<x>amework your thoughts run on, what background beliefs drive you? Please try to avoid emotional terms, otherwise it will become too vague, but I would appreciate some answers to my questions.

Hi Tarkus,<br />
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I'm an old believer. I can't imagine that my life force will just stop or disappear. <br />
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I was raised by a Reorganized Latter Day Saint and a Roman Catholic. I was given much lattitude in my young life to discover faith and beliefs on my own. It has been a good experience for me.<br />
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I understand that many people have had religion, fire, and brimstone crammed down their throats as kids.<br />
I find that unacceptable and unfortunate because it is damaging and often prevents so many from exploring all of the possibilities.<br />
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I wish you the best. Saundra

What if when you die, you're just dead. Nothing else!! How would you live your life? No hell below us, above us only sky....Imagine!

Hi there Bustoff!,<br />
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O.K. perhaps you do have it all figured out. Perhaps you're right, but let me ask you a couple of questions. Why did you get an education if you have no purpose? Why did you bother to comment here if there is no pupose in it?<br />
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Have you ever had a lover touch or suckle your male nipples? Touch them. It feels good doesn't it? That's why you have them. Why are there places that are awesomly beautiful and balanced in their ecosystems? Because they are either protected by man or untouched by man. Many extinctions have been caused by man and many I feel lost their purpose. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. Just because I have faith and you don't doesn't mean that we can't get along. It doesn't mean that we can't make a difference to someone else. I am sure that you can do anything as well as I can. Just because we don't agree on this one point doesn't mean that we can't both have meaningful lives. Be well, have peace, live a happy life and maybe one day I will see you on the other side! Saundra

The world is not perfect! It has just evolved over millions of years so that all its parts fit together nicely. Anyone who cannot figure out that natural occurances are just the product of incredible amounts of time is simply unintelligent and insecure. NOTHING has ANY reason or purpose! You are just too scared to accept that you and I and everyone and everything are just here "because." Why can't you just accept that? And by the way, If every life form is so "perfect," then why do men have nipples? Why are humans destroying the ecosystem? Why are there extinct animals? Why is there so much evidence for evolution and natural creation, and the only evidence that God exists is that a bunch of people said so?

Randomgal, I have only just joined this website and I didn't realize how it was set up (sorry about that) when I asked the question. I didn't mean to offend you, and I haven't joined a Christian group here, or anything like that. I really was just curious. <br />
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I appreciate your answer here though because it never occurred to me that a person can be touched emotionally and feel gratitude and leave it at that. (not directing toward a higher power)<br />
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I guess that's the very simple difference between us. <br />
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I don't see that as a problem, myself; do you?<br />
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If you do, I am sorry for upsetting you, that was not my intention.<br />
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I've read alot of your experiences, I've enjoyed reading them. I wish you the best. I hope you have a fantastic day, Saundra