As I grew up that certainty of belief remained in my being. Even though at times I must have had my doubts, my confusions and my endless questions. Somehow, I remained anchored in that certainty in the existence of God. Even when I wandered away from the faith; I did not cease to believe in Him; I just insolently turned my back on Him. Somehow ... I came back.
This is why, looking back, I am confused at how some people are certain that God does not exist. They are always so sure in that belief. Have you ever met an atheist who is doubtful? "God does not exist ... but then again?" They are always so certain, so sure without doubt, that God does not exist. On what do they place that certainty of belief?
Believers often doubt. This is no bad thing because it teaches us to question our beliefs and often reinforces it.
It seems it takes more faith to believe that God does not exist than to believe that He does.
Those who do not believe in God teach us, with some conviction, that we all just happened to be. I've read many versions of events. We all originated from some slime from some pool of water somewhere. We then evolved over time into many shapes and forms and eventually from apes, or ape looking mammals. Others believe that we were brought to this planet by some space aliens from other planets or solar systems or whatever. Or perhaps that life somehow began to exist when some stars or planets accidentaly on purpose collided with each other.
It has never been explained to me the how and the why this happened.
How could a pool of water contain something that somehow became living and crawled out to become eventually a living human? And if this is so, why has it stopped happening? Are there other pools still somewhere creating new forms of life that will evolve in time?
Why did space aliens bring us to this planet? From where? And why have they stopped doing so; and not make themselves known to us?
How could planets big banging into each other create life? Could it happen again?
As I said, it was a sudden certainty that came over me all those years ago that God does actually exist. Do non-believers have an equal certainty, whether sudden or gradual, that sustains their beliefs? Often, they argue with great conviction; but on what do they base that conviction and belief?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1
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