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The reason I believe in a God

10 December 2012, 08:00

I am not one of those people who force their beliefs down other people’s throats. I believe that you are entitled to believe in whatever you want to believe, irrespective of what I might think. I do however find it amusing that a lot of atheists on here are so verbal and love to attack religious people. If you are a true atheist then why play the game you accuse religious people of playing? You claim that you are sick and tired of it being shoved down your throat but yet here you are doing the same thing.


I believe in a God because that is what I choose to believe. I love Him and I respect Him, it is because of this that I am religious, however, let’s play the worst case game. If you, the atheist, are correct and there is no God then we both just don’t exist anymore. If I am correct then I have a chance to end up in heaven and you in hell. So basically a lose/lose scenario for you and a win/lose scenario for me. I will gladly take my odds over yours.


I also see a lot of atheists asking for proof. I do not have proof, however I do have an interesting theory that might interest you. Before you scream and shout about “no proof” just remember that your side isn’t really much better. You can’t explain how something came out of nothingness or even what came before it (Big Bang) OR how the first living organism came into being in order to evolve (Evolution).


The Theory I came across goes as follows:


“You can't think of anything that doesn't exist, in some form. Any thoughts we have are descriptions of elements that exist in the world. You might claim you can think of things like unicorns, which do not exist. But even when thinking of things that don't exist in its entirety, the unicorn for example is composed of things that do exist, meaning, a horse and a horn, both exist in its own form. Therefore even if we think about things that don't exist in totality, the individual parts do exist. We can combine existing elements to make novel items, but that's the extent of it. Can you think of an example of a thought which does not exist, at least in terms of its constituent parts? It's like trying to imagine a color that isn't part of the visible spectrum.”


Now with the above being said it’s reasonable to assume we had to encounter a “God” in order to make thoughts about him. We had to experience him otherwise how could we think of something that didn’t exist? In some shape or form that first human being experienced and encountered a “God” in order to tell future generations about him. Now I will admit it might not be the God I believe in however it does indicate, to me at least, that someone had to encounter a God.


Before you leave a comment I would please request that you actually read the theory again before you come up with a comment asking how inventions could exist etc. Remember that everything we have today are based on things that already existed. Electricity, a computer, the internet, even a fictional character like Superman was constructed with elements and ideas we conceived by looking at things that already existed. Thank You for your time and if you liked what you read be sure to follow me on Twitter @RenaldoGouws

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