Ddude13 wrote:Spirit Healer. I am fourteen years old, "too young to understand a discussion like this"....
The Big Bang Theory. The new religion. It is just not a possible and/or probable solution. Where did the stuff come from before the Big Bang? Something had to create it. The Big Bang theory is impossible without a creator. Creation is the only possible solution, as everything has to come from somewhere. You ask how God was created? He wasn't. He is an entity that the human mind cannot comprehend. We think in terms of time, of creation. God does not think in any of these terms. God simply WAS, forever and ever. He has been there since before the beginning of time.
I guess you are 14 and still are in the process of finding out what is real - a process that never really should stop. But don't you think its odd that you use the same argument for gods existence that you hand wave away for scientific theory?
Do you find it odd that you don't question gravity or the laws of thermodynamics? No question about the maxwells laws of electromagnetism? Aren't you replying on a miniaturized piece of 'proof' that science is right? It's obvious you cant send a reply with prayer or chakra or anything spiritual.
But Christians are really butt hurt over the Big Bang and evolution because it directly conflicts with the bible. No Adam and Eve no original sin. No original sin no need for guilt and constant atonement. No need to be saved and the whole thing falls apart.
When Christians heard of the Big Bang theory it was widely embraced as being true since it seems to fit with the creation myth. The past and current pope accepts both evolution and the Big Bang theory as an official church position as do most non-American Christians (which is the vast majority of Christians)
Despite science not as of today having all the answers it does already have many that are supported by overwhelming evidence with absolutely 0 contrary evidence. If you want to live the most productive and healthy life with the best chance of success knowing what is real is highly important. I suggest you base any beliefs on evidence before you unknowingly make a life altering decision for the worse.
What if a person wasn't motivated to quit chain smoking beause they were active in thier churc and a good person? God wouldn't give them cancer they hear god saying he won't. And if they die a slow painful death in front of thier family they would go to a better place right? Is that helping the friends and family?
Imagine if someone really believed the end of the world meant the comming of Jesus. And it will be the most glorious thing ever possible. Now what if that person has thier finger on nuclear weapons? Wouldn't using them be the most wonderful thing to ever happen? If you can't grip reality there are serious consequences.
Maybe a person would do that. But that person, I would argue, would not be a Christian. They may say that they are. They would basically be radicals- somewhat like Muslim radicals. A common misconception of Muslims is that they are all evil, they all want to kill everyone. That is false and they do not represent the true beliefs of the Muslim religion. It would be the same for that person that says they are a Christian, then blows up the world. Actually blowing up the world would be counter-productive to followers of Christ, as we do not just wait for him to come back, but we also want to save people from the fires of hell. I apologize for any hurt feelings, but I will be blunt- anybody who does not believe in Christ will face eternal death.
As for scientific laws, I was not going to take the time to go into them, but here it goes.
Scientific laws are not perfectly true. They are how we see the universe working and we have not yet proved them wrong. That does not mean that they are absolutely correct. Perhaps the law of thermodynamics (matter cannot be created nor destroyed, merely transformed) is incorrect. If I am wrong on this correct me, but I do not believe we have been able to experiment with God quite yet. I do not question the existence of gravity as I do not believe there is anything wrong with it. And I also do not believe that the laws of thermodynamics are completely wrong- perhaps just in need of being tweaked a small amount.
I am also not the pope and I cannot be accused of just spouting what I have been told. I have an open mind- perhaps the seven days of creation are not meant to be taken literally and it could be much more time than that. Maybe the pope's beliefs differ from mine. I have never said that I am a catholic.
Furthermore, within your argument I could find no piece of proof that God does not exist. Before you tell me that my argument has no merit and that I do not know what I am talking about, I would enjoy some real proof.