One thing I think of often is why do people oppose the existence of the Christian God? I too have denied Him and at times hated Him. I remember as a kid that I hated life so much that my aim was to anger God so much that he would just strike me dead. It never happened. So this led me to doubt if He really was real. For many years I was like many others, trying to point out the flaws in the Bible and the Christian system. As you can probably tell in the writing of this text things have changed a lot since then.
Lets look at Science. Many people turn to the science of old to "prove" the falsity in the Bible and the teaching of Jesus. What is very ironic is that science is now coming around to be one of the major supporters of the writing of the Old testament and the New. Lets take the Big Bang for example. People often say that we are here because of happen stance and pure coincidence. Why does the existence of Nature and all of it's laws, have to be "proof" of the lack of a God? I have found in time that the less people know of the Bible, the stronger they argue how fake it is. Does that make any sense to you? If I were to sit down at a conference with a bunch of Paleontologists and argue the existence of Dinosaurs, they would laugh me out of the room and no one would take me seriously. Yet someone that has only heard in passing a phrase or two of the Bible is all of a sudden an expert in the matters of Life and how we came to be, and people actually believe them. A good example would be when I was about 18 years old, I was talking with a friend of mine about the bible and another individual came up to me and said, How can you know what a man over a million years old said is true.(not an exact quote). I asked him who he was talking about and he said Jesus. Even if Jesus was not the son of God, nearly everyone knows he is not a million years old, yet his disbelief in God was based on this misunderstanding.
Now lets, for arguments sake, remove every mention of a Creator and moral obligation from the Bible. Lets look at the rest. The Bible has given man instructions on how to conduct a peaceful and happy life filled with riches and comfort. The Bible talks about why it is important to not be lazy, "Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth" Proverbs 10:4. The Bible mentions that God created man in His own image from the clay of the earth. Science has shown today that we are composed of the basic elements of the earth. hmm.
I could write so much more on this subject but others already have and know much much more than I. In my opinion one of the major reasons why people deny the existence of God and the validity of the Bible is that in believing the bible and it's teachings, one is forced to recognize that they are in error. That their life is a life of selfish desire and ego. No one likes to be wrong, even I am not very fond of it. But the bible says that the flesh is weak and we are all sinners. So that is why people fight the Truth, they don't want to be wrong nor face the error in their ways. Every day people make excuses for the mistakes they make on a large scale and a small. How many times have you tried to explain your way out of trouble? I know I have many many times in my past and still catch myself doing it today. The only difference is that now stop myself when I notice I am doing it. It is human nature to seek out knowledge. We are learning machines. One of my favorite published journals to read is Scientific American and Scientific American Mind. Two very awesome magazines. Nearly every issues I read confirms more and more my own beliefs in Christ and Absolute Truth. I belief without a doubt that there is a God and I do my best to follow in the teachings of the Bible, yet I am always looking for more proof, more understanding. It s those that stop seeking and take the information represented to them for granted that end up staring at the scarred walls of the dead end they have traveled down.
Some may read this and think it is just more Dogma. I challenge you to not just take my word for it, go out and seek for yourself.
Below are a couple of interesting links I found while writing this entry.
Law of Relativityhttp://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/08/07/1028157961167.htmlhttp://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/paramahamsa/lawrelativity.htm
A good example of how ignorance can be taken so literal and how people will believe in anything even with little or skewed evidence.http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm
And last I would like to make one more challenge to my readers. Take the Book of Proverbs from the Old testament. Read 1 Chapter a day. At the end of come back and tell me if you learned anything and what you learned. Even if you have read it before, read it again.
For those that do not have access to a Biblehttp://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=24&chapter=1&version=50
And remember, above all else, always seek Truth, in the darkness and in the light.