I feel it is the easy way out when you don't believe.
And who are you to make that claim? You come in and ask Why not "play it safe" and believe in god? "And believe in god"? That right there is an attempt to convert. Why couldnt you ask "have faith". Its always about GOD and christianity. This is exactly our point. Believing in god makes you no different than not beliving in god. See......here we are once again having to defend our thoughts because they dont convey the "right" way. You say the word atheist and it brings consequences and a 1000 questions. So let me guess, without you saying it Im and idiot right?
I don't agree with mga on the reply about not having faith being a harder path, e.g. easy way out. I feel it is the easy way out when you don't believe.
Thats a broad statement to say. So I guess its the learning thing. I dont want to learn christianity. Ive read the bible. King James, New, old testament. Ive read them. I dont doubt everything in it. I think its a good book. It teaches good things. I dont think there is a higher being. I dont think there is a heaven and hell. I dont think there was a Moses or Noahs ark. I dont think we were created by a "creator". For some reason we live in this society that has to have answers to everything. Thats why its called faith. You "hope" you are right. Thats faith, and thats cool with me. It will take and act of your "god" to change me. It will have to come to me and show me its real. In all fairness according to the constitution I shouldnt have to look at "in god we trust" on the dollar. I shouldnt have to see Santa Clause. I shouldnt have to see the ten commandments everywhere. But I dont care. Im not one of those who shake the tree. I live and breathe in a free country(at least for now) where you and I can do that for now.
Sometimes it is hard to keep the faith when things you don't fully understand are going on around you.
Whats that supposed to mean. Im intrigued. I want to think you mean we are stupid but I dont know if you are talking about the current crooks.
We are supposed to bring them into the fold. That begins with respect.
That to me requires proof not respect. If there is an all mighty perfect god then why do we have kids without limbs, defects, abnormalies. According to the christians I know say god is perfect and doesnt create gays because its an abomination (thats not the issue here just making a statement). This is where some of my doubts are.