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Down By The River
Posted by Southpawkicker in Religion/Theology
Sun Nov 12th 2006, 08:30 PM
I have explored the possibilities of existence vs. non-existence, and found that I do/feel better when I believe in a higher power. I know that this is outside of the realm of the theme of this thread, I just don't spend a lot of time thinking of proof(s) to my beliefs.

That's not to say that I don't experience doubt, discouragement, curiosity, etc. about what this higher power might be. I have come up without answers as to why there is suffering in the world. I don't believe that it is a "test", hell I don't know why suffering exists. It does though. Life ain't fair. So I'll put on a helmet when I need it and go forward with the rest of the world.

People do have odd ideas about what constitutes a reason to believe. My idea is that I haven't found a good reason not to at least suspect that there is something more to this world/life, etc. than what we can see and that it is logical, and has purpose.

In the end, it won't really matter whether I'm right or wrong. I don't believe that anyone but perhaps the most evil of us (Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc.) will face a real wrath or judgment if there's a God.
If I'm wrong, then I'll never know it either.

So it's an interesting line of thinking to consider that some people come up with arguments to prove their reason for belief. As I've implied before, it is pragmatic for me to believe vs. to not believe. I feel better when I allow myself to believe.

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