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Mar 21

Is There a God?

Jason II in the Light

Many people who lack faith in God say that God has never spoken to them; the response to that is “have you been listening?” At first this might seem too simple, and a bit smug; however, it is an essential threshold question. To hear God speak you must first be receptive and willing to listen. God’s greatest gift to humans is our soul that allows us to have a personal relationship with God. Our soul is the direct line of communication with God, it is how we experience God. Everyone knows that feeling in the pit of our stomachs, or the “little voice in our head”, before we do something good or bad, or when we are about to make a major decision; that feeling is our soul, the soul is telling our “active self” what we should do. Now then, whether or not you listen to your soul and follow God’s plan is entirely up to you; however, if you do not listen to your soul, then you cannot say that God did not try, or even worse that God has somehow abandoned you.

It is unfortunate that in today’s society, many people become jaded, or disheartened with the world around them, and somehow blame God. These people often point to God as the cause of all their problems, and therefore think of God as some sort of enemy, or even stop believing in his existence all together. Before beginning the path of spiritual development you must first understand and accept that there is a spiritual realm, as well as some sort of higher power in the universe. After all, it does not make much sense to be actively seeking spiritual development if you do not believe that there is some sort of higher power or a spiritual realm. It is not important what “model” or “form” of God you believe in, nor is it important what name you call “God” by. In order to undertake the path towards spiritual development, it is only important that you believe in some form of God; what God is, or isn’t, will be revealed to you in a personal way as you undertake your path. It is important to note that the model or form of God that is revealed to you may be very different than the traditional model or form, or the form that is known by someone else. The differences in our perception of God are due to each individual’s various life experiences, as well as how far along the path of spiritual development we are. Also, God’s true form can never be fully known, God is so vast that the human mind cannot fully grasp the scope of God. By undertaking the path towards spiritual development, you will learn to embrace this mystery that we call God, and truly experience his love. Once on the path towards spiritual development you will also begin to notice the many miracles around you for what they are, proof of God’s existence.

Science has come far in explaining how the universe works, yet science cannot explain everything. In many ways scientific discoveries have shown just how delicate intricate the universe is, and in many ways shows the existence of God. It is unfortunate that many people use science to explain these miracles away, and are solely content with the explanations that science puts forth instead of delving deeper and realizing that in many ways science is simply a tool that we can use to have a greater understanding of God, by uncovering more of his mysteries. The whole universe operates like an amazing clock, with each intricate solar system, planet, star, black hole, etc. acting like a small cog in the overall design. God’s will to create is what created the universe, and God’s will to create is what is driving the evolution of the universe, and life on earth. By understanding science, you can peel back the watch cover of this reality and truly begin to see the face of God. In the end, science and religion are both after the same goal, and that is to understand our place in the universe, and how the universe works. As Albert Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind”.

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  1. Jessica Marshall

    Good post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Randy Burleson

    Good stuff!

  3. Randy Burleson

    Good stuff!

  4. Christina Cronk

    I really like this post. If you enjoy documentaries, I recommend Oh My God, by Peter Roger. It explores how each of us views God differently – very interesting. I wrote about it here: http://christinacronk.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/what-is-god/

  5. Christina Cronk

    I really like this post. If you enjoy documentaries, I recommend Oh My God, by Peter Roger. It explores how each of us views God differently – very interesting. I wrote about it here: http://christinacronk.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/what-is-god/

  6. Char

    I was perusing and found this today.

    It reminds me of when I was in college, I attended a church on campus. My bishop would often speak about disgruntled atheistic students that would come in and try to push his buttons or rake him over the coals, asking questions about belief and sometimes laughing in his face.

    He would always smile and simply say “Just because you have given up on God, does not mean He has given up on you.”

    I always thought that was pertinent.

    Another thing I have been reminded of this past week is “God makes no mistakes.”

    And, that’s where faith comes in.

    Thanks for the post!

  7. Char

    I was perusing and found this today.

    It reminds me of when I was in college, I attended a church on campus. My bishop would often speak about disgruntled atheistic students that would come in and try to push his buttons or rake him over the coals, asking questions about belief and sometimes laughing in his face.

    He would always smile and simply say “Just because you have given up on God, does not mean He has given up on you.”

    I always thought that was pertinent.

    Another thing I have been reminded of this past week is “God makes no mistakes.”

    And, that’s where faith comes in.

    Thanks for the post!

  8. Jamie G.

    Thoughtful post… thanks.

    As a former fundamentalist Christian, then “angry atheist”, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that it is hubris to assume with absolute certainty either way. Even Richard Dawkins would not define himself as a “gnostic atheist”. Personally, I find no useful purpose for labeling myself anymore. Though I think science and rationality has its primacy over irrationality and dogma, faith and spirituality can certainly serve a meaningful purpose in the human condition. The challenge is balance, or as the Buddha taught, finding the “Middle Path”. This is where freemasonry, I think, can benefit the common man. We certainly should pursue “more light” but we don’t have to relegate them to cold hard facts. We have the beauty of language to inspire and awe as well as to temper the mundane. This is my major quarrel with hard rationalism and the current thread of atheism, the idea that humanity should jettison its humanity. The idea of a supreme being can provide a rich metaphorical drive to seek the unknown as well as a common language, as “god” is obviously embedded within human experience the world over. Atheists would do better to find this common ground than to outright attempt to bolster their egos by self setting their alleged intellectual superiority over us “weak minded believers”.

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