If God created the earth, Who created all the other planets in the universe???
And I quote:
"I believe that there is no God. I'm beyond atheism. Atheism is not believing in God. Not believing in God is easy -- you can't prove a negative, so there's no work to do. You can't prove that there isn't an elephant inside the trunk of my car. You sure? How about now? Maybe he was just hiding before. Check again. Did I mention that my personal heartfelt definition of the word "elephant" includes mystery, order, goodness, love and a spare tire?
So, anyone with a love for truth outside of herself has to start with no belief in God and then look for evidence of God. She needs to search for some objective evidence of a supernatural power. All the people I write e-mails to often are still stuck at this searching stage. The atheism part is easy.
But, this "This I Believe" thing seems to demand something more personal, some leap of faith that helps one see life's big picture, some rules to live by. So, I'm saying, "This I believe: I believe there is no God."
Having taken that step, it informs every moment of my life. I'm not greedy. I have love, blue skies, rainbows and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough. It has to be enough, but it's everything in the world and everything in the world is plenty for me. It seems just rude to beg the invisible for more. Just the love of my family that raised me and the family I'm raising now is enough that I don't need heaven. I won the huge genetic lottery and I get joy every day.
Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.
Believing there's no God stops me from being solipsistic. I can read ideas from all different people from all different cultures. Without God, we can agree on reality, and I can keep learning where I'm wrong. We can all keep adjusting, so we can really communicate. I don't travel in circles where people say, "I have faith, I believe this in my heart and nothing you can say or do can shake my faith." That's just a long-winded religious way to say, "shut up," or another two words that the FCC likes less. But all obscenity is less insulting than, "How I was brought up and my imaginary friend means more to me than anything you can ever say or do." So, believing there is no God lets me be proven wrong and that's always fun. It means I'm learning something.
Believing there is no God means the suffering I've seen in my family, and indeed all the suffering in the world, isn't caused by an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent force that isn't bothered to help or is just testing us, but rather something we all may be able to help others with in the future. No God means the possibility of less suffering in the future.
Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have."
Captain, I do believe that you owe Spunk an apology !!! You were rude...she has the right to believe what she wants to, and she posted it in a very nice way, so, I see no call for you to speak the way you did...
And spunk... I would say to you, that you are not alone, there is a whole generation of people that believe there is no God. IN fact, that gives me an idea, for another post...
I am not sure how God is going to deal with the numbers of people that believe he is not real, it will be very interesting indeed to see how he responds. And I would also say, that when you hit bottom, as I believe you will eventually, because God really does love you, and he truely is real, and he desires that you be saved, he will bring you to the end of your self, so that you can look up, that is what happened to me, and although I have never ever believed that there was no God, I did not serve him as God, untill... I came up short, nothing satisfied me, I had already had everything that the world had to offer and it wasn't enough, so, I finally called out to God... and he met me at my point of need... that was 22 years ago... and he grows sweeter everyday. There is no way you will leave this earth not believeing that he is real, I believe he will see to that, what you do with it, is up to you, but, I also, can't imagine anyone meeting the true and living God and turning the other way, I just don't see it happening... so until then... Enjoy what you know...
Good question tatyana,
1IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.(A) Genesis 1;1 I would encourage you to read a Bible to get your own understanding. I tired to find a verse that offered a translation that had other words that might help you to see God formed the heavens (means more than one planet). and then he also formed the Earth. Recorded observations of Mercury date back to the time of the Sumerians, in the third millennium BC. The Romans named the planet after the Roman god Mercurius, equated to the Greek Hermes and the Babylonian Nabu. Mars can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Its apparent magnitude reaches −2.9, a brightness surpassed only by Venus, the Moon, and the Sun, though most of the time Jupiter will appear brighter to the naked eye than Mars. It is very apparent that man was aware of of the heavens to refer to Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and the moon. I think it is silly to think that because we live in a age of computers, men were ignorant before us. We simply stand upon their shoulders.
If you want to bring scripture into the discussion, Genesis 1:1 [In the beginning, God created the HEAVENS & the Earth]
From a religious standpoint, the term 'heavens' as used in this verse, is open for interpretation. The stars and planets are often referred to as 'heavenly bodies' ...and the book of Genesis was written in a time period where it was commonly accepted that the world was flat, and it was the center of the universe. So, at the the time, they simply DIDN'T KNOW there were other planets out there.
***Captain, I do believe that you owe Spunk an apology !!!***
Yeah, well you believe ALOT of stupid things...
You're only defending her SOLEY because you think I'm allergic to Jesus-blood. And you're dismissing the FACT that her post had NOTHING to do with the thread topic... at all.
It wasn't relevant... so it was a waste of space... It should've gone in one of the many "Are you a Christian?" threads...
God created the Heavens and the Earth.
He also created the planets and the stars.
He is absolutly amazing..=]
if you have any more questions just let me know.
It's also God made them. Our God is the only one. Then it created the planets in the univers, earth too. Then God created us. That's what I know.
God doesn't exist ;l
I go to a catholic school.
But I guess everyone is intended to their own opinion.
God breathed out the unlimited planets and universes through a tiny plenary expansion of Himself!
So... what's your point? Your longass quote has NOTHING to do with the thread topic...
^ Now THAT was relevant! ^
Albeit a tad silly... but relevant nonetheless...
God create everything that mean he created the earth and the other planets.
I stopped reading after the first two paragraphs.
you read 2 paragraphs!
I only got the first 3 sentances.
God did he created all(: The bible says a lot on this!
God did it he set the laws of Nature in order.
Well... I... I 'skimmed' over them...
who is he quoting?
He did it all.