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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Do You Believe In God?


What is your idea of God? Do you believe that there is a God who created everything and who watches over all His creations? How do you relate to Him?

Tags: God, Creation, Beliefs

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

21 comments:

Mark said...

No.

Humans concoct reasons to explain the unknown and, historically, that's been anything from the star at the centre of our solar system to shapeshifters on a mountain to an invisible but benevolent being who steadfastly refuses to do anything benevolent in this world. If you don't understand something accept you don't understand it or attempt to understand it but don't give up and just say "ah, that'll be God at work then."

There are no miracles. There is no supreme being. The various holy books are full of errors and contradictions and their histories are so full of political amendments over the centuries as to be laughable in the extreme.

There are closed-minded people. There are those who hear explanations and see evidence and still put their hands over their ears, close their eyes, and shout lalalala to block out the onslaught of knowledge. You can accept this from a child but an adult should know better and want to learn more.

Religion is an easy way out and a means to control. Education erodes religion's grip through intellectual reason which is why its influence is on the wane in more prosperous countries.

So no, there is no God. Never was. Just Man and his fears and his thirst for power and his lack of knowledge. It's about time Man grew up.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mark,
Well, you said your piece and you said it loud and clear. People are free to hold on to their own points of view. Nobody can take that away from them. I just hope you have inner peace in you and you know where you are going to when your short stint on earth is over. Thanks for your visit and erudite comments. God bless.

Bluebirdy said...

ABSOLUTELY and I know we must have a personal relationship with him to find peace in this life and to have life after death. I pity those who don't ever find this wonderful peace and feeling of love that nothing else on earth can offer. I don't really understand how they can even bear earth life or put one foot in front of the other under crisis situations without knowing God is there strengthening them and giving them peace.
I keep my mind open to search for truths from all corners of the earth, and the more I learn, the more I know that there is a God who created us and loves us.
Blessings, Sheila

Cassy said...

There is something out there, somewhere, somehow - when I hear birds singing, when I look at the ocean, or an ant dragging a small crumb across the floor. The sweet smell of my child while he is sleeping, my mother's embrace, cool water on tired feet. While I may not worship, or go to church, or pray in any particular way, I feel and hear something...

Natural said...

yep i do. i would have to because looking at creation, that is by no means a mistake.

shucks look at humans, the body is so amazing it took fore thought not evolution.

Descartes said...

Not so much.

There's a pretty cool little book called Your Inner Fish, which details all the similarities between humans and every other animal on this planet for the past 3 billion years or so.

Did God set up all the elements and let it run its course until humans showed up? Or is Robert Heinlein right, the world really is only 6 thousand years old-but God created billion year old fossils to play with our heads.

Cynthia Blue said...

Descartes, it's the white mice that created all the fossils to mess with us... and the answer is 42! :)

I actually don't believe in a Christian god. I believe there is something else beyond what we can see and feel, but I don't know what it is. I think our small human brains are not capable of comprehending it at this point in our evolution.

I'm going to check out Your Inner Fish, sounds like a very interesting book. I believe with all my heart and soul that humans are animals, exactly the same as all other animals. There is nothing special about humans.. I want to be the same as the other animals, I don't want to be different or better.

Regina said...

Nice question!
I surely believe in God, the maker of the Heavens and the earth, I believe in the Holy Trinity (Father, Son & Holy Spirit). I believe that he sent His only begotten Son to come down to earth and die for MY sins.
I do not believe in the big bang theory of evolution or apes to people or coincidence or accidents and freaks of nature. God is infinite, omnipotent, and has a plan that our finite brains don't know and don't need to know.
I have a very fulfilling and wonderful relationship with the Father that I work on daily!

Thanks for the great question!
Blessings!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bluebirdy,
Thanks for your honest opinion. I am so amazed at the ideas of people regarding the existence or nonexistence of God. And I enjoy my armchair position in this matter. I learn from people. Thanks for your visit and valuable comments my friend. I am always praying for you. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Cassy,
I felt my hair stand on end when I read your comments. You can feel the presence of a Supreme Being. That's wonderful. Thanks for your thoughts. I really appreciate that. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Natural,
Thanks for your honest opinion on the existence of God. I respect your views on this matter. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Descartes,
You are so smart but it is not the fault of God if man was in error in his assumptions. This world could not have been in existence for only 6,000 years. If that is so, results of carbon dating of fossils would be erroneous. But it is harder to defend the Big Bang to explain the creation of the universe. The probabilities would go to a zillion to one. I respect the erudition of your mind and I respect your view points on this matter. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Cynthia Blue,
You have a very fascinating point of view but I respect your view point. You are very much entitled to that. I only hope that people can have an intelligent discussion of divergent views without going down to name callings and personality bashings. We can all agree to disagree on certain points and learn from each others view points. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Regina,
Thanks for your very lucid views on the subject matter at hand. Yours is the traditional Christian stand on the existence of God. I respect that viewpoint and I hope you will maintain that, and even understand more of God as you walk through life. Thanks for your visit and valuable comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Ladyhawkcj said...

I surely believe in God. I can tell when he is with me. I get chills down my arms and this wonderful feeling in my heart. When I see a rainbow in the sky I remember Gods covenant with man not to flood the earth again. I believe in Jesus. I may not be the person I should be but I know that he is always there.

Jaz said...

I believe in the Lord God, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus, His Son Who died on the cross for us all but only those who accept Him become His family. I believe in the Holy Spirit Who guides me.

I do thank you for this question. It has brought some very interesting points of view. I find it sad to see so many who do not see the Light of the Lord because of what is coming soon. I have felt the urge to share more and more lately concerning the Lord, don't you? Very urgent.

livin with me said...

Yes, I believe in God and I am a Christian. When I look around me at how complex even something as small as an eyeball is, I KNOW that there is no way it happened by mistake.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ladyhawk,
Your point of view on the subject matter is very reassuring. People may differ in their approach but most really believe in the existence of God. Thanks for your view point. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jaz,
Yes, that's very nice to state what is in your heart. A public confession of our faith does wonders for our souls. Thanks for your comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Livin With Me,
Yes, that's very heartwarming that we can confess our faith in God. That's very reassuring indeed. Thanks for your comments. God bless.

foongpc said...

Yes, I do believe there's a God. Otherwise who created Earth, and the Universe? And I also believe we are all from God, and God is in each of us. I also thank God for everything in my life, the good experiences as well as the bad. However, I'm not a religious person. I think religion is created by humans.