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Do you believe a God exists? posted 14 March 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

I have to say that it's easy, in this day and age, to incriminate mainstream Chritianity and its claim as the one true religion, simply because of the direction that modern society has taken. I think it has to do with the fact that much of the progression that society has made has stemmed from a deviance from mainstream institutions, such as monarchies.
Also, I know a lot of people who have expierienced how imperfect and mortal Christians can be while they claim that the rest of the world is going to hell because of their imperfections. Christians have become easy targets, and mostly because of their own damned frailty and greed, and so we label them as hypocrites with "holier than thou" attitudes.
I can't deny that this is mostly true, but amoung these hypocrites, I stand. And I won't pretend that the Christian church is infallible, or say that I'm any better than you or these hypocrites that I mentioned before, but for me, hypocracy in people is no grounds to discredit the existance of God. And I would like to apologize to the people who have been wronged in any way by the Christian church. Feel free to openly blame me or any other christian, but before you discredit the existance of my God, keep in mind that to believe in him, you don't have to take on the attitudes or the frailties of the church.

That said, I would have to say, yes, I believe in a God, and he does happen to fit the description of the God mentioned in the Christian Bible and in the Torah. And, no, I don't believe in him, blindly, or because it's convenient for me to believe in him, but because, his existance, and the status of Jesus as his son, simply makes sense(ask me why, I dare you). Also, I greatly appreciate the views and religions of others, and that, for thier lives, believing what they do makes sense for them. I also like to think of life in terms of modern Science and Philosophy in coexistance with God. So there, I am a Christian, by bare definition only. haha...maybe the only reason I stick to my beliefs is because most people I know discredit them with sound, reliable evidence and I just like to be different...I have to say though, overall, I agree with target the most....oh yeah, please show me the error of my ways....I'd love to know any fault anybody sees in my belief! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> seriously! view post


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