Originally posted by sonhouse
Maybe there really is a "god", but one thing for sure, its not the one preached by any religion on earth right now. I think if there is a god, we are just left to our own destiny with zero interferance...
I don't know why there isn't more credence given to this view. The more I learn about religion, the more I think about spirituality, life, the universe, evolution, science, philosophy, the lot... the more I come to the following conclusions:
The Universe was created by God (perhaps God and the Universe are one and the same)... then sat back and let the laws of physics do the rest. Unable or unwilling to intervene in his creation. (i.e. in the Physical world, bound by the very Laws he created).
So offering up prayers to the Almighty to get you through that driving test tomorrow won't have a direct effect, as God (a) probably doesn't give a monkey's whether you pass or fail, and (b) couldn't intervene anyway. Of course, the placebo effect of prayer may well inspire you to pass... but that's another issue.
I prefer to think that Man has it within himself to push his own boundaries, to seek out inner strength to get him through life's difficulties, to find his own answers, without relying on religious texts, or a 2000 year-old cult. Well, that seems to work for me anyway... others obviously disagree.