Questions and Answers about
The Existence of God
1. It seems that there is only one simple answer to all of these questions:
There are no gods, devils, angels, spirits, ghosts, and other mythical supernatural beings, and never have been!
Actually, I believe that it is more simple to believe in God. When you believe in God, your life has meaning and purpose. You realize that you are part of something bigger than yourself, and not just a small microscopic insignificant speck in the middle of a vast, expanding universe. There have been too many experiences by too many people from various backgrounds to be able to totally eliminate the possibility of Deity.
And since I answered all of Deena's "unanswerable" questions, I guess I will be seeing her in church soon. Since these are the points that to her prove that there isn't a God. *wink*
I like this quote, and I think it pretty much sums things up:
"One of the chief devices used by Satan to subjugate the human mind, and bring it under his power and dominion, is to destroy, if possible, one's confidence in God's Holy Word. If the devil can convince one that divine prophecy is really not the mind and will of the great Ruler of the Universe, but merely that of a dreamer who may have contrived to mislead the weak and unwary; if, in the minds of the children of men, he can destroy the reality of Christ's Atonement, he cares not what else they believe, nor whom they worship. Through his influence, he tells us that revealed truths are only traditions, and that the glorious promise of Salvation is a bait upon which hangs the lure of Everlasting Life, through Christ It is often regarded as a mark of much learning to relegate to the limbo all things supernatural, or spiritual beyond our ken. To do so, many consider erudite, and with one fell swoop they would answer all our claims to the contrary, notwithstanding. Therefore, to make of their unbelief in Christ's Atonement a worthy cause for its rejection, they said of their teachers and priests, "They can keep us in ignorance, for we cannot witness with our own eyes that they are true." Thus, their thoughts beguiled by their evil one, and, they themselves, left alone to search out the truths of Christ's promised coming to redeem mankind, the Nephites, unable to accept their own explanations of the wondrous happenings that surrounded them, nor to understand the words of the prophets that daily were being fulfilled, could only attribute deception to their already great bewilderment. They saw the promised signs and heard their brethren's testimonies, yet they could not fathom the depth of their own depravity. Looking forward to greater perplexity, they, with scanty evidence, surmised that the believers in Christ's coming "will by the cunning and the mysterious arts of the evil one, work some great mystery which we cannot understand." And if we yield to their entreaties now, and believe in their words, we will forever more be their servants, and as they teach us the proper way they say in which we should walk, and what we should believe, they will tell us only the things of their own choosing, thereby keeping us in ignorance "all the days of our lives," (Reynolds and Sjodahl, Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 5, p.322)
In other words, some people waste most of their lives trying to disprove religion and create some purpose for life in it's place. When the whole time they could have had peace, support, faith, and hope if they had just believed and not let Satan flatter their intellectual egos and convince them otherwise.