Originally posted by serigado
I have no beliefs. It goes against my personal construct of the Universe to have a belief or faith.
I think there's nothing we shouldn't question, and from the moment someone tries to impose an absolute truth, I have a problem with it.
People have natural fears, and when there's something that calms them, they feel comfortable following it. That makes a eally happened.
And all that reasoning you wrote doesn't make sense, can't you see it?
What part of it doesn't make sense?
Also, you said you had no beliefs, but also you believe that Jesus existed...not to be pernickity or anything...😉
Yes, "nothing guarantees you that what's in the Bible really happened.". I was trying (and failing) to convey that at the start of my last post. There is no "good argument" for the existence of God. However, just because nothing guarantees it, that does not mean it didn't happen.
This leads me onto faith, as I wanted to talk about earlier. Christianity is not based on logical thought. It is based on faith, hope and love. (NOTE: hope is more a "knowledge that it is true", not a "I hope it's true, if that makes sense? The meaning, if i remember correctly, is lost through time and translation).
The Israelites fled Egypt after Moses the chain of miracles - the locus, the Nile turning red, etc . As they fled, the red sea opened up to let them pass. When they were wandering through the desert they were led by a cloud in the day and a pillar of light at night; they were fed by food that miraculously appeared overnight (manna); they drank water from rocks. They were presented with oh so much proof of God, and yet they ended up worshipping a golden calf.
Moses, however, a man of great faith, did not worship the calf. He stood strong.
I know my example is from the Bible, and so I feel that it you will not accept it as much as you would an example from real life. However, I feel my point still stands; that faith is stronger than logical thought. Thus, God uses faith, letting us build up our relationship with him in faith.