Thursday, December 25, 2008

Atheists Do Not Exist!

Well, let me qualify, rational atheists do not exist, and I can prove it! First let us define the terms. By rational I mean able to reason. By atheist I mean one who denies the existence of God. By God lets just say a supreme being, for God is nearly as impossible to define in a single sentence as God is to prove (which can not be done.)
Now to get to it and it's simple really. How can any reasonable person expect to argue the none existence of something that can't even be defined. If you say that I am jumping the gun on God not being able to be defined than I say, define God and then say that that God does not exist. Fine, I will concede that the God of your limited definition may not exist assuming you have some proof, however, what of God of other's definitions. You can not possibly even know all possible definitions of God therefore could not even argue the non existence of all things you don't know about.
Therefore the statement of atheists that God does not exist is a statement of faith not a statement of what is reasoned. You may say as is any faith but what is more reasonable to have faith in something you can not prove or to have faith in the absence of something you can neither prove nor disprove.
So in conclusion if by my ramblings we have not made any more Christians, at least we now know atheists do not exist.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Where do we go when we die?

We can really know the answer to this! In fact that is the plan, God's plan. He wants us to know in our hearts where we are going. He's invested a whole lot in making sure we do. If you've read my Love & meaning of life post you will know what I mean when I say that Love is integral part of it. He has given us the love between a man and woman as an example. This is to show us a love that is unconditional and by choice, by faith. That's the key; Faith. He has told us how to get to heaven. Not by works of our own but accept the salvation, the free pass, that Jesus gave us by taking on our debt. To believe not by proof but by Faith! The kind of faith down deep in your heart. Now you know.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Why do bad things happen to good people?

This is sometimes difficult to understand and harder still to accept but here it is: Bad things happen. Sorry, but that's it. Bad things happen. These bad things are not of God's creation. They are of our creation. Well, that may not be the most accurate choice of words when it comes to tornadoes or such, however it is not God that puts us in the path of nature's destruction. Now you are probably saying, "How could God stand by and let this happen?" This is getting to the point of it all. Remember that whole "made in His image" thing? Well part of that is a certain dominion over the world. We are capable of creation and destruction. We are given a world in which creation is challenging but rewarding and destruction is easy but has consequences. Not all the costs of destruction end up being paid by the destructer. That is just how it is when you share the same world. One of our responsibilities as caretakers of this world is to our brothers and sisters present and future.
All this may sound too global and general to apply to our situation today or to the death of a loved one. Here's the thing. The bad is here. You or I may not have created it but we (the human race) have. Weather you believe the specifics of Adam & Eve's story and how original sin created death, the fact is that it's part of our world and it happens. As for God standing by, that's where it may be easy to miss but God is there. He will not undo our destruction but he provides us a way out. He takes on the blame of it by no less than giving His only Son's life! Then when you think you can not get through the suffering and grief he provides a way. It sometimes comes in the form of another person he places in your life. Someone to be there to help you through. Someone often without even their own understanding is able to be there with just the right words or just the shoulder to cry on. Today we may loose one of these unwitting angels of God. This angel may have been blinded to God's Grace by all the heartache he has seen but I pray if he has not seen It that a Just God will take into account his occupational handicap.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Can an old dog teach you a new trick?

Did you ever train a dog? Well here's the secret behind that... sitting up or rolling over were never the point. The lessons were about responsibility and knowing the limits of one's ability to control. That's right, the lessons were for you! Chances are, if you got anywhere, you figured out that it was no use blaming the dog. You reward or discipline the dog in order to get the desired result. You may have even figured out that the reward worked best. But did you learn the trick? Or is there an old dog out there rolling over and showing you up? The trick you were supposed to learn is how to deal with every other person in your life. Trust me, you will find few that can be controlled like a dog but the principal is the same. You have no more reason to make demands and place expectations on a person than you do on a dog. If you think I am saying people are like dogs you are already forgetting that the lessen is about you. It's just that if a person, or a dog, does not do as you expect then you only have yourself to blame. Don't take it too hard though. Some just take a little longer to train.
Here's a tip (not to take too seriously); when trying to control a person there is no better place to connect the leash than at the wallet. ;)