I have always been told that God created the heavens and the universe. But where did God come from? How is it that we are even here?
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"God is supposed to be all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere" and yet, when disasters happen, we instantaneously blame Satan for these calamities. Satan, to me, will always be the fall guy. Is it fair?
Actually there is no one to blame but ourselves. Most people actually blame God, however God gave us the tools to fix the world and we used them for our own mass destruction. So God says you want to destroy the world, you will fall in your own trap
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Rayne123, you said: "God gave us the tools to fix the world." Really? Who sent the Great Flood during Noah's time? If God had given us the tools, are you then saying that scientific discoveries of today should have been made long ago?
I think all scientific discoveries are given to us by God in his time. Think about it though, how did multiple civilizations start irrigating, farming, and giving up being nomads at virtually the same time. We know they didn't have any way of
So scientific discoveries are given to us by God in his time... which means to say that God did not "give us the tools to fix the world", LOL.
Who cares if its fair.
Always?? I just explained it, that's just too easy to say. That always have to start somewhere, you think god didn't have a first day at job??
you think this answer is right because you can't think of a right one.
I don't believe in religions but Hi
That's a good opinion I guess. I'm sure there are a lot of people who believe that.
phtech, facts don’t require people’s belief in them. The fact of the matter is, if there were no religious “documents,” then there would be no “evidence” of any religion/deity, ever…since supernatural phenomena are not supported by Science.
There's no way to prove the Big Bang theory either without documents written by man. People who say they can prove it are the same as religious fanatics in the sense that they make people believe in something they will never see. No one really knows
We do really know, because we can find evidence of it (not just from one source, but from multiple, independent sources)...there is no significant evidence regarding supernatural phenomena. Learn about the scientific method or read a Science book.
So if you believe everything you read in a science book, why is it so wrong for me to believe the bible? There's no difference.
Like I said, the scientific method discusses repeatable results…if you “doubt” something in a Science book, you could always test it…finding that >95% of all of your “attempts” to repeat any of those experiments support the same conclusions. :)
If say evolution really happened, how come monkeys haven't turned into us yet? I think there is something way more powerful than the universe controlling what happens down here.
Great answer. My faith is unwavering I just love the confused feeling I get when I think of that. It's almost as if that feeling is by design to give people free agency to believe
well if you dont have faith then everything will be confusing. We all fall at points in our lives. But there is no use in trying to decode this, it confuses us more, hence why I say do not ask questions, it poses more unanswered ones right
In his book "The God Delusion", Richard Dawkins says: "Once they indulge in faith — belief without evidence — they tend to give up reason."
See that's what so many people have a hard time believing. But I mean that can sound as far-fetched as the big bang theory.
Many are not given to understand this..
It belongs to whom it belong.
And the dead (those in conflict) can never understand any explanation.
Is that a quote from something?
phtech, the Big Bang Theory isn't "far-fetched"...it makes sense once you understand the physics behind it. At the quantum level, things can arise spontaneously & inflate: http://christopherjrex.hubpages.com/hub/Does-The-B...
I'm saying that to a person who has been taught nothing about it, the Big Bang theory sounds like someone is telling a fictional story. The same way some people view religious books/stories before they are educated to them.
Yes, the critical difference being, of course, that the Big Bang Theory heavily relies upon facts. You can’t consider religious books/stories to be educational any more than Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Stories aren’t adequate substitutes for Science.
What facts does it rely on? No one saw it happen.
So, by your logic, if a tree falls in a woods and nobody sees it, there’s no way to prove it fell? You can, in fact, collect enough evidence (on cosmic background radiation, galaxy direction/speed, etc.) to construct and support the Big Bang Theory.
Well if a tree falls and you didn't see it fall then it doesn't matter does it, why would you want to prove it. You wouldn't even have known if there was a tree there to fall. however if you are talking about a fallen tree laying there, once again it
I'm not trying to force my religious views on anyone, I'm simply trying to invoke intelligent conversation about this topic. What if the Big Bang theory is how God created the universe and you are proving the existence of God.
But that means that there was time when there was nothing, no god, no universe just empty space but you need some initiation to start something, If there was nothing then what initiated it? there has to be a creator and creation. u can't create yours