Originally posted by Agerg
To underscore the pervasiveness of [belief in God], the Spirituality forum is chock full of them and their many, many inquiries. Though armed with a [non-]belief system specifically based on a rejection of [the dubious premises or conclusions which for some reason justify belief in an entity a collection of theists refer to as "Him"], they persist in their : [Where and why do we need to invoke "God"?]
Did you perhaps mean the above?
Agerg, I think you wrote:
the most-asked question: [Where and why do we need to invoke "God"?]
Note that under your tag you have written "Wonderer ... Nomad".
And below that you have written "Wherever I may roam"
You know, not knowing God personally, intimately, does lead to a deep sense of not belonging anywhere,
like a fugitive or nomad.
Serioulsy. In Genesis when Cain went out from the presence of God he feared that he would be a fugitive and stranger to "the face of the ground"
"When you till the ground, it will no longer yeild its strength to youy. You will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.
And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is greater then I can bear. Now You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground, and from Your face I will be hidden; and I will be a fugative and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.
And Jehovah said to him, Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengence will be taken on him sevenfold ..." (See Genesis 4:12-15)
The point I make here is only that to be away from the face of God is to also be a stranger to the face of the ground. Alienation from God is reflected in a sense of alienation from the earth.
We need to be reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus, for forgiveness of our sins, that we may be restored to the presence of God and feel at home in the creation.
When I met Christ, the trees seemed greener, the grass seemed greener, the sky seemed bluer. I realized deep within that this was my Father's world and I no longer felt lost and wondering where I belonged.
We need to be reconciled to the Heavenly Father so that we feel no longer lost on the earth.
Today, the modern man feels he is an insignificant accident as a spec of dust in an accidental cosmos. He feels he is lost on a second rate planet circling around a second rate star, purposeless and a vanity. We need to commune with the heavenly Father through Jesus Christ to eliminate this deep sense of vanity and futility.
Then we can "come home" and feel at home with God and in His creation.