Oct 24, 2014

Atheism, God and The Proof

Atheism is Logically Impossible

    I love to learn and question the views around me. One topic that I have thought a lot about is the existence of God. I have entertained many different trains of thought in my life, and many times in my life I have doubted the existence of God for one reason or another.

This doubt has always come during time when I was down, feeling bad because of some sort of suffering that I was feeling. I think that many people have a hard time believing in God because of suffering. I have heard people say, "if God exists and he is good then why does bad things happen to people, especially good people?"

What I have learned through my suffering is that God does exist and when we are suffering is when we need him the most. This is when he can really come through and show himself to us when we call on him like a Father for help.

We need to admit that we need God! He wants us to talk to him like our most valued friend. He wants us to need him and when he allowes us suffering it is always to correct us.

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world." - C.S. Lewis

God does this out of love for us. Those of you who have children could understand this the best. We have rules for our children to protect them and we expect them to obey our command. Sometimes we just sit back and allow our children to make mistakes, because we know that they will learn because of it. 

When our children disobey us we allow them to experience punishment in one way or another. We know that reprimanding them, and giving them consequence will help them to reflect on their choices. We don't try to control every choice our children make, we know that this is not productive for them to learn and grow as human beings.

Anyway this is how God can be a loving Father and yet allow us to suffer for one reason or another. I understand that not all suffering is caused by our own choices, but all suffering is caused by the choices of the human race as a whole. 

This is where praying for the suffering of our world comes in. It really goes much deeper than I can go into right now. The bible can fill in many of the blanks for you and help to to start reflecting on the points I have made here. 

The Letters of Saint Paul are a great place to start he talks a lot about suffering and is one person who really had some suffering as well! Here is a great article on some of the things from the Bible that Saint Paul has to say about suffering. 

Atheism is logically impossible because in order for the statement "there is no God" to be true we would have to admit to have looked at all evidence, and all possible scenarios in which God could not exist, and every possible variable within the argument. 

In a sense you would have to be God! This is a self defeating statement, and could not in fact be true. We can only say I don't know if God exists! For me I know God exists he proves himself to me all the time, in the eyes of my children, in nature, and in the economy of his salvation.

I can't tell you or anyone else what to believe, all I ask here is that you take what I am saying to heart and give it some thought. Think about what I have said here, run it by others, be a thinker. 

In the last few days I have been reading an awesome book called The Proof That God Exists and the Bible is True by Dennis Marcellino. It very good and is great for people who have ever doubted the existence of God and the Bible. It is also great for people who want to learn how to discuss this topic with others.

What do other people have to say about this book?

This is a very important book that is greatly needed at this time. I agree that the Bible should be the ultimate resource for life and living and that the world could greatly benefit from being logically and scientifically shown that this is true."
– Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, New York Times #1 Best-Selling "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series
"The greatest book ever! If people would just read it and really look at what it's saying! He explains it scientifically, and there's no way that anybody can dispute it. He's a genius." – Jerry Johnson, Vancouver, WA

"In using science to explore what is usually an emotionally charged subject, Marcellino provides a strong fact-based philosophical approach which is compelling." – Diane Donovan, The Philosopher's Bookshelf, The Midwest Book Review

I also highly recommend this book! Dennis has done an awesome job here.


Thanks for reading!

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