My really close aunt died last april and ever since then I've belived in God, beliving in him is like letting myself belive that she is living a life after death and that shes in a special place. Is this a good enough reason to belive in God?
Well first you need to look at the world and realize that science is not able to provide all the answers.
Look at the whale, able to dive at depths that are unimaginable to any technology that we have. With the weight of the ocean crushing down at 3500 psi.
The humming bird is also facinating, able to fly for 14 hours with out food across the water. If you look at their body it doesnt make sense because based on what we know about them in order for their body to work they must feed at least every couple of hours.
There are many more examples of creatures that can accomplish some amazing things. This does not prove the existance of G-d though, it merly shows that science does not have all the answers. There is no doorway to believing in G-d, it is a pathway where more and more things become clear. G-d showed me exactly what I needed to see. The truth is science has been trying to keep up with the claims of religion since the dawn of time. The fact that the earth is round was first mentioned in the bible at times when it was believed to be flat. The manner in which the plantets work, the solar system all these were originally explained in the bible.
If you believe that everything happens by chance or that we have somehow evolved from rocks. Then it sounds as though your mind has already been made so there is little I can do to help you. Your Aunt is perfectly fine, worry about yourself because if you are questioning proof then there is much that you havent seen. Take a month to look over this stuff on your spare time. Read articles and books from creationist you will learn some really cool things.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels. I suppose if it make you feel better. There are other religious beliefs where she could be living on as well such as reincarnation.
But remember. She lives on in you and others she has touched. She lives in the lessons she taught you. She lives in the love she had for you. I know it sounds corny but its true. Even if there is or isn't an after life she is apart of you now and forever. I have lost a grandmother to cancer that was my world. She taught me so many things. I don't believe in afterlife but she live in me cause she helped shape who I am. I lost a dear friend to a rape and gun shot wounds. I was there when she past away. She was so special to me. She taught me how to see the world for the good. She lives in me. Just keep that in mind.
im sorry for your loss, but its not a reason to blindly believe in a monster in the sky who sends people who dont worship him to everlasting torture. if you believe in god, it should be because of evidence. because in my opinion you can only have "faith" in someone or something you know, not something you read about in a book or were taught about by your parents
If it makes you feel better, sure, why not. I, for example, am an atheist, and my grandma died, like, two years ago, but I've never thought about where people go after dying actually, so I didn't worry bout this too much. So, yeah, if it makes you worry less. Not like it will hurt anybody wthether you believe in god or not.
"It is a good start, however, if you want to have a relationship with him, you will have to get to know him, thru his word, thru prayer, and thru experience."
Apparently believing isn't enough. Dedicating your daily routine and/or life is also appropriate and needed.
Yes, it is your feelings and I respect how you feel, and I agree with you. I hope all my loved ones and my deceased dogs are in a better place. Weather there is proof or not, I could really careless, It's my feelings.
It is a good start, however, if you want to have a relationship with him, you will have to get to know him, thru his word, thru prayer, and thru experience.
Very good answer from jester. There are many ways to honor a person's memory after they are deceased, through your own life actions.