Posted by julia from boston23.erols.com (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 19, 2002 at 1:38PM :
In Reply to: Re: The reason why i'm asking is because.. posted by panch from pool0689.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 9:01PM :
I never knew if you got mad at people saying they knew who God is, or if you got mad at people thinking there is a God to begin with,
or both. Maybe you think that since we don't know much of anything - we don't know if there is a god or if there isn't - we shouldn't bother trying to figure out if there is one.
We can never really know anything...but what we can see are patterns. Christian people see humans as inherently sinful. That is the pattern and trend they see over time. Beginning with themselves, their families, their country and everyone they know..Christians see that humans are flawed because they have a tendency to hurt each other. Christians see that we need to be led by something greater than us, rather than our impulses and desires, since those desires hurt others.
And yes, when Jesus was around there were wars, people did die, and sin was sin just as it is now. Humans demonstrate a nature that is constant over time.
I remember I had a friend who didn't believe in atoms. I asked her why. She said that she's never seen an atom, and frankly she doesn't believe everything she hears or sees.
We don't know much about anything, but we have evidence suggesting some kind of reality. You can walk around in the world and not believe in atoms because you've not seen them..or you can try to pick up a book about atoms, read why people believe in atoms, and evaluate it from there.
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