Belief or No Belief? That is Pathetic.


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I’ve recently read a few blogs where people mention this idea that God doesn’t exist, and they attempt to argue their belief that they have no evidence of God existing in their life; therefore, since He doesn’t exist in their lives, that means He doesn’t exist at all. 

Even though I’m not a scientist, that seems a bit shallow and self absorbed on their part.  I mean, that’s like me saying that since I stand when I pee, everyone else stands when they pee. 

It’s a pathetically unscientific way of forming a conclusion, don’t you think?

Furthermore, some (not all) of these blog writers also feel it necessary to state that those who believe in God and won’t conform into thinking that the existence of God is a farce, are somehow misguided, lacking in knowledge or just plain ignorant.

Weeeelllllll, that’s all good and well, but I’d like to mention that no one has ever proven that God doesn’t exist.  The only thing they have proven is that God doesn’t exist in THEIR life.

So, what I’d like to propose is this…even though they have proven that God doesn’t exist in THEIR life, I’d like for them to prove that there is no existence of God in MY life.

Notice that I’m not asking them to prove whether or not God does or does not exist at all.  That’s not the issue here.  Instead, I’d like to be their test subject to prove that there is no existence of the Almighty, Omnipresent, Omnipotent God in my life.

I’d like for them to prove that something they don’t believe exists, has never answered my prayers in all the years I’ve been alive.  That God, a Spirit we cannot see or touch, is not living inside me.  That God didn’t rescue me out of horrible situations.  That He doesn’t hear me when I sing worship songs or pray to Him.  That He didn’t forgive my sins and that He didn’t reconcile me back to Himself through the death of His Son.

This isn’t about them anymore…it’s about me.

I’m giving them full license to try and prove that God does not exist in MY life.  Not theirs, because they obviously proved that God doesn’t exist in their life…so please…try and prove that He doesn’t exist in MINE.

Oh…and don’t give me the,  “well, we can’t prove or disprove something that doesn’t exist.”  That’s a cop out, and I won’t stand for that. 

So get to work.

I’ll wait.  I’ve got time.

(insert elevator music here)

*** We Interrupt this pathetic music to bring you an important message from Neil and Charlie!! ***

Neil:   What about Santa’s reindeer? Have you ever seen a reindeer fly?

Charlie:   Yes.

Neil:   Well, I haven’t.

Charlie:   Have you ever seen a million dollars?

Neil:   No.

Charlie:   Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean is doesn’t exist.

That dialogue is from The Santa Clause movie with Tim Allen and reinforces the point I’m trying to make here…

That it’s pathetic for those who don’t believe in a higher power to state that something they don’t believe in doesn’t exist just because they have no proof in their own life.  

And since this is my blog and my rant, I’d also like to add that in my humble opinion, it’s also pathetic for someone to attempt to convince another person that the hope they have in the all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, holy, righteous, perfect God is a sham.  That is nothing more than a veiled attempt to rob them of their joy, faith and peace.

And anyone who attempts to rob another person of those precious things is … wow! … that’s as low as you can get…

Seriously, to disagree is one thing, but to argue that God doesn’t exist with someone who is struggling in the midst of darkness but sees a glimmer of light by believing in the existence of God isn’t only pathetic, that is down right vicious, mean and deplorable.

Furthermore, it’s not just attempting to rob them of their joy, hope, faith and peace…it’s also attempting to rob them of their many freedoms.  Of which are…freedom of life, liberty, speech, religion, thought, belief and most of all…the freedom to pursue what makes THEM happy.  All of which are certain unalienable rights endowed by our Creator for each individual person. 

(To those of you reading this who don’t have a Declaration of Independence in your country of origin, my apologies.  You might want to have your country adopt one.  It’s a pretty cool thing.  The United States of America has one you can copy from to get you started.) 

I could go into greater detail about each of those rights regarding this issue, but for the sake of time and the fear of losing many of you to boredom, I won’t.  Count yourselves blessed because this could have been a very long post.

Those freedoms and rights are extended to everyone of us, even those who don’t live in the USA.  And just as it’s wrong for those who don’t believe to judge those who do; at the same time it’s okay for those who choose not to believe in God to not believe, and it’s wrong for those who do believe to judge those who don’t for their unbelief.  (wow…I hope that paragraph isn’t pathetically confusing.)

In closing, I’m not trying to put an end to the argument of whether or not God exists, but I want you all to consider that your arguments supporting or not supporting His existence is quite pathetic.  

God is God…His authority is far greater than you or I will ever know; therefore, if He chooses to reveal Himself in person to you, that’s entirely up to Him…not you or anyone else.

Trying to prove or disprove the existence of God is clearly pathetic.

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***  Personal note ***

I know that I have said in the past that everything is pathetic, but the one topic that I will never call pathetic is the God of Heaven that I believe in.

God is definitely NOT pathetic, and out of respect for Him I will not rant about Him.  He’s too good, too perfect, too loving and way too powerful for me to ever call Him pathetic. Therefore, I would like to correct my statement and say that everything is pathetic, except God.

Glad we cleared that up!

 

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30 thoughts on “Belief or No Belief? That is Pathetic.

  1. Great post! I’ve never thought to ask an athiest to prove Gid doesn’t exist in my life. There’s just no rebuttal to that without conceding the point. Check mate and well played! 😉

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  2. I appreciate your take on this argument: to make those who don’t believe prove that God doesn’t exist in YOUR life. I’m on the same page. I see God in every little thing in my life…just try to talk me out of that! In the words of Eastwood: “Go ahead. Make my day.”

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  3. This post brought up a funny memory for me. When I was a teen, I sat and listened to two of my friends arguing over life. One swore up and down that life isn’t really real, more of a dream or illusion type thing. While the other keep pleading his reasons and saying how ridiculous it was. It was a long argument, brought on by doing stuff we shouldn’t have.

    I’m a believer though, have been for a few years now. I can’t state how much better my life has been since then. It really is a broken argument though, we’ve all heard both sides plenty of times. I still try to respect everyone’s opinion though, I’ve never been big on judging someone. Nice post though, it was a good read.

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    • I try to respect other people’s opinion as well, but after reading so many of the weird posts in the past couple weeks that argue about God’s existence, I realized I had to rant a bit about how pathetic it is that everyone wants to be right. I don’t think it came off that way though.

      Thanks for the compliment and your comment. 🙂

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  4. I believe in God too. I do not believe in religion. I believe organized religion is one of the biggest drivers of many of society’s ills. That said, I would never disrespect anyone’s beliefs or practice of those beliefs. And if they feel the need to “convert” me, I respectfully decline. It’s the lack of respect for others and their beliefs that is pathetic, no matter what side of the fence people are on.

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  5. Absolutely great, non-pathetic post! I completely believe this. My husband is an atheist, so sometimes we have a playful arguments about it, but I believe in God and it’s annoying when people call you names or say you’re an idiot for believing in God. Why the name-calling? Instead, come up with a logical argument about why God does or doesn’t exist instead of calling someone stupid for their belief or non-belief.

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  6. Very true what you’re saying. I’m not extremely religious but I do believe in God, and if someone doesn’t I really don’t care. People who push their views on other people always want some justification to know that they’re right. Like you said its pathetic.

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  7. I suggest a juice and a nap. You sound a little upset. We as people waste a lot of time on trying to convince other people of things. For something like God or religion I have found that people only listen to find something they can refute. It is never a productive discussion. But we can agree that we exist and feel similar things, and that we won’t be here forever. Being good to each other in the present seems the most useful outcome. We’ll answer future questions in the future. Me… I’m going to jam to some Top 40 music and enjoy long red lights on the way home so i can check Facebook constantly. Maybe that is pathetic too?

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