God IS TRUE!

An Essay By Velocity // 9/23/2008

Shawnie
World View Argument
God isn’t real

God is real
9/12-19/08 (FROM THE ATHIEST OR NON BELIEVERS VIEW) (PERSONALLY I BELIEVE IN GOD AND LOVE HIM!!!!!!!)

God Isn’t Real-
I do not believe in things I cannot either, touch, feel or hear.
I believe that if there is or was a real ‘god’, that He wouldn’t let such terrible things happen in the world, if god is real why doesn’t he just come down and show himself to us?
People have been debating with me for many years about the existence of god. I have stuck to my belief since I was child in atheism;
I have been happy with my conclusion that God isn’t in fact real. It has let me feel more free, and not confined me to such depressed and guilt feelings.
When I was young I wasn’t sure and tried to leave an open mind, but since I’ve become older I’ve realized there’s no god, it’s silly to even suggest there to be a living god.
If there were a god why would he let children, parents and loved ones die, and be separated? Why if He ‘so nice and merciful’ make a horrid place called ‘hell’ that He sends people He doesn’t like.
Also there are so many other religions, which one would be ‘right’? Which leads to heaven and to God? There are too many unanswered questions. God and this ‘bible’ are no more than a story;
Simply I think this world was started by evolution;
I think that people should live their life out to the fullest, not having to worry about all they do or say. I say, do what feels good, There’s no such thing as an ‘after life’ so why bother obeying all these rules; have a good time, who wants to miss out on all life has to offer!
I think that also if there was a real god that no one would have to question his existence.
How could you believe in a ‘god’ that you have never actually spoken to, seen, or touched.
You can try to prove to me that god is real, but I will stick to my answer; atheism

God IS REAL!! – coming back at you.
Do you believe in air? I do… If we didn’t have air I wouldn’t be here. Same with God if He wasn’t, we wouldn’t be.
God has so much kindness and respect for us that He lets us decide how we live our lives. He doesn’t force His absolute truth on us. He lets us decide, though He wishes that everyone would love Him like He loves you. He wants our answer to be Genuine, a good reason also he doesn’t force His Absolute Truth on us. He cares even though you don’t. Like someone who was in great trouble a loving friend would still be there to help, and to love, even if the person in trouble didn’t except. Same with God He loves you even when you are not doing the right thing, are in trouble, or are following the wrong path. In the same way God will still love us when we are on the wrong path, not doing the right thing, or in a great trouble. God is Love. “1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. But there will also be punishment for anyone and everyone who does not repent, and turn from their evil ways. Even though God loves you so much that He did and would die for you, you must repent be baptized, and follow Gods truth to have eternal life. The worst crime you can do He can forgive. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Prayer to God is always answered, weather its now, later, or not for a long time. But He will answer with a yes, no maybe, or not right now. You may not hear his answer because you shut Him out, or are not paying attention to the things around you.
Do you not care about good morals? Or what rights and wrongs are? How you hurt people when you lie, cheat and are rude?
God again lets us choose how we live our lives, and does not make us believe what IS truth.
This is my answer to God and favoritism for afterlife. Colossians 3:25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.
All religions do not lead to heaven or to God; many may say that it is the ‘truth’ but it isn’t. The way to God is through His Son, if you want the right guideline, read the Bible it is the TRUTH, ABSOLUTE TRUTH. If you do not believe in absolute truths and say ... “There is no such thing as absolute truth” are you not making an absolute statement saying that?
I believe God created the world, there’s a whole book on the history of the world from long, long ago, and tells about what is coming.
I can prove more that God is real than others can that he isn’t real.
If you’re wondering also why if there ‘is’ a God why would there be a war going on right now, or why would the abortion agency still be in business, it’s not because God likes these things, but if He didn’t let you choose your own decisions, you’re answer to Him wouldn’t be genuine. He wants a truthful answer from you. If you reject Him and do not repent you will die, and suffer greatly. If you accept Him not only believe that there is a God but believe in His word and try to follow Him, you will have eternal life.
If you believe that Evolution or some other ‘creation activity’ rules out God, remember evolution and all others are only theories. God is a FACT and is TRUTH.
The reason why God doesn’t need to come down and prove to everyone that he is God is that He shouldn’t have to come down to this world filled with evil to prove something to the creations that He owns. God did come down to earth as a human long ago, and then is when He died for us, to set us free. He did not do anything in the slightest wrong God is perfect.
You shouldn’t have to question His existence, The Bible is totally true, and there are facts in it that have helped to find artifacts, buried cities, or tombs; that you shouldn’t need to doubt it!
Remember that no matter what you do the truth is the same. A lie can be disguised as a truth but the truth will be the same no matter what.
The facts and the Bible, the Love He’s showed me through others, is how I can believe in a God I have not seen in physical features.
Here are some good logical reasons to believe that God DOES EXIST!
1. All other aspects of how the earth was created are just theories, there has to be some God that created it all. We are not all mistakes made by a cell from the big bang, from monkeys, animals or any other Theory like that.
2. There is a whole book based on God (Jesus), His disciples, the world, evil, and good.
3. Do you not think that archeologists have used the Bible to find tombs, items, and buried cities? If parts of the Bible are true about those facts how could not all of it be true?
4. How could all the designs in nature be a mistake? If you look at rings on a tree you can figure out how long it’s lived, if you look at a bee, turtle, zebra, giraffe, human being, do you think that that we just happened? Or that the big bang or cells which ‘created’ ‘us’ have a ‘creative taste’? NO there has to be a God that could do such amazing things.

i have researched and many of the beliefs in the athiesm are sadly what people do believe.

Comments

Good arguement!!!

I personally am an athiest, but I thought that you put up an extremely good and believable debate on what you believe in.
Good job, I am extremely impressed!!
I do believe that there is some sort of truth within the Bible, but I think that both sides have their theories in what may be true and what may not be true.
I do believe that there is a higher being in this world, not nessecarily a God though. Well, anywho, that was an enjoyable and believable read, Velocity!

-Falling Leaves

"If life gives you lemons, throw them back!" -Joe Jonas (I think, or it might be another one of the AWESOME Jonas Brothers)

E | Wed, 09/24/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

hmm...

Thankyou for reading it,
but if there is no God, than what else is there?
please tell me how you think the earth was created, i would be interested in knowing your answer.
though i will always believe their is a God and always was,and He has helped my family and other tremendously
-Shawnie-Velocity

Velocity | Wed, 09/24/2008

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The Truth will set you free.

I believe....

I believe in the sientific philosiphy. It simply makes more sense to me. I do believe in a mother nature, though.
I completely respect your opinion, though! I think that's cool that He has helped bring your family together =D

-Falling Leaves

"If life gives you lemons, throw them back!" -Joe Jonas (I think, or it might be another one of the AWESOME Jonas Brothers)

E | Wed, 10/01/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

okkkk.....

but which scientific philosiphy? the one that we exploded from a tiny cell? the part were we were monkeys, turtles or gorillas?
or that man made the world?

thankyou, yes but if you think its cool that He helped my family are you not agreeing that He is there?

-Velocity
p.s. hopefully you dont mind these question.s

Velocity | Fri, 10/03/2008

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=]

No, I don't mind the questions.
I am saying that your belief in a God helped your family.
The scientific philosiphy that I am talking about is how the earth was once like Venus (I believe that is the planet, it might be Mars....), and how somehow there was some sort of explosion and therefore creating the planet that is safe to inhibit life. You know, like when the creatures before the dinosaurs came. To get a better explanation, I reccomend you google "how earth was created", and then you may get a better answer =]

-Falling Leaves

"If life gives you lemons, throw them back!" -Joe Jonas (I think, or it might be another one of the AWESOME Jonas Brothers)

E | Fri, 10/03/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

A question that's been

A question that's been growing on my mind.
If you aren't a Christian, why do you like Flyleaf so much?
Out of curiousity.
BTW, thanks for not railing at us Christians the way some people do...
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"Weddings? I love weddings! Drinks all around!" -Jack Sparrow

Anna | Sat, 10/04/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

.... dum dum dummmmm

:l uh y is our earth the only planet that we can live in? do u think that somethign else will explode someday and another planet will be liveable with wierd creatures????????
im tiredish
goodbye for now ttyppl later

Velocity | Sat, 10/04/2008

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Reply to everyone

I like Flyleaf cause their music's good (btw, you're welcome Anna). Earth is simply the only livable planet due to the enviroment-although it is possible that Mars could be livable someday. Soo....yeah =D

-Falling Leaves

"If life gives you lemons, throw them back!" -Joe Jonas (I think, or it might be another one of the AWESOME Jonas Brothers)

E | Sat, 10/04/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

well...

what does it feel like though not having anyone to talk to when your alone what do u do or have you not reached that stage yet?
do u depend on the world?
were you taught to be an athiest or did you decide this just from not seeing Him?

Velocity | Mon, 10/06/2008

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The Truth will set you free.

Well.....

It's not that I just flat out don't believe in a God, it's just a personal choice. I technically discovered religion close to a year ago. As far as when I'm alone....I talk to my characters in my stories (I can't believe I just admitted I was nuts! Erm...oops). I sing, turn on the radio, dance around randomly (I'm usually pretty random-ooo! Something shiny-told you!). But for the most part, I'll just talk to myself, or daydream, that's pretty easy for me to do. I depend on the future, I suppose.

-Falling Leaves

"If life gives you lemons, throw them back!" -Joe Jonas (I think, or it might be another one of the AWESOME Jonas Brothers)

E | Tue, 10/07/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I don't mean to stick my

I don't mean to stick my head in the middle of a private conversation, but don't you think that it's pretty amazing that the earth has all it's protective fields? I mean it just seems to me like if all this happened by an explosion it wouldn't be so perfect. If we had any more or any less of a certain gas in our air or protecting the planet we would die. To me it seems that someone would have to have designed this for it to be so perfect. I believe that God is the one who made the world, and with all the things to prove it, it seems pretty logical to me. Another thought...How do you feel about global warming? As for me, in our science book it's been explaining that we are not experiencing global warming. That what scientists say is polluting our planet, isn't really a problem. I can't remember exactly what the book said, but the point was that the earth works against it, and we produce enough of what else we need that it doesn't matter in the end. Also, did you hear what happpened to postpone a global warming meeting? A heavy snow storm.... Yeah, go figure?

"Inconceivable!!"-Vizzini

The Brit | Thu, 10/30/2008

Yay Brit! :)

and how come our earth is at the right distance from the sun? wouldn't we die if it were any closer or further away?
our world has intellegence,
it has design,

o btw to those who think Jesus was 'only' a good teacher, here's something to think about!
how can Jesus be a - good teacher, good leader, good person and tell lies? if He's such a great teacher He would lead in Truth! not in lies, how could people have so much hope in a leader that tells lies? cuz he said that He was the Son of God (when was it pilot who asked him are you the son of God? "I am"

(and don't think i thought of all of this by myself.)
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Velocity | Thu, 11/06/2008

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off subject

you dont have to reply to this msge, but for the the youth who aern't old enough to vote even though the president has already been chosen, lets see what the youth would've chosen
vote here!
http://snappoll.com/poll/298614.php
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“Writing on me or anyone else with a sharpie may be permanent today,
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-me

Velocity | Thu, 11/06/2008

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John McCain!

John McCain! What Christian can vote for Obama? (Although I have heard of a lot of Christians who have...It's so annoying)

"....So we're all men of our word, really, except Elizabeth who is in fact a woman." Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Thu, 11/06/2008

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y did obama have to win! :(
yah maybe more christians than non christians want McCain and don't want Obama.
(i'm a christian too)

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“Writing on me or anyone else with a sharpie may be permanent today,
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Velocity | Sat, 11/08/2008

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The Truth will set you free.

I have heard of so many sad

I have heard of so many sad Christians who voted for Obama, just because they like the word change. I hope I never hear that word again.

"....So we're all men of our word, really, except Elizabeth who is in fact a woman." Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Sat, 11/08/2008

hm..

:(
and wut kind of change r they getting from Obama!?! hes like a demorcrat, his wife and maybe him r muslim (right?) his pastor was like against america.
ehhhh. r ppl like stupid these days?
well anyway i guess now that its over ppl should be praying that he makes good decisions instead of bad, and that he becomes a christan! .
;)
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“Writing on me or anyone else with a sharpie may be permanent today,
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Velocity | Sat, 11/08/2008

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Yeah, what you said. I think

Yeah, what you said. I think he is a muslim. You know what really makes me mad? That fact that people are saying that you can't make fun of this Presidant be cause he's to cool. How stupid is that? He has so many things to laugh about, that I'm surprised he goes for a walk without a bag over his head. We need to come up with a name for him. How is Dumbo (his ears are really quite large, don't you think?)
You like using the word "like" don't you?

"....So we're all men of our word, really, except Elizabeth who is in fact a woman." Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Sat, 11/08/2008

:)

haha, um... his ears may be large but ... lets just go with Bill... (jk)
any way. um maybe i like tottaly like to use the word like! like don't you? like to use the word like i mean? (jkish!)
who knows anyway maybe i just do :D

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“Writing on me or anyone else with a sharpie may be permanent today,
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Velocity | Wed, 11/12/2008

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The Truth will set you free.

Reply to The Brit

But see, The Brit, global warming is the problem. It's causing the sea levels to rise. It flooded a whole island! And the world isn't perfect...
And BTW, what's wrong with Muslim? My cousin's Muslim cuz her dad's from Saudia Arabia =p

-Falling Leaves

"I'm not that complicated...My complications come out in my songs. All you you have to do to be my friend is like me...And listen." -Taylor Swift (one of the best musical artists ever!)

E | Wed, 11/12/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

How can you say "what's

How can you say "what's wrong with muslims?"? Their whole religion is based on killing any one who does not believe the way they do. What do you think 9/11 was all about? That was muslims who hate America! You have no idea how mad you made me when I read this.

On global warming, it makes me so mad the way people just believe what ever they are told, with out even thinking about it. Did you not read what I said about how global warming makes no sense? I said that we could not possibly do enough to make global warming. Anything we do, we do enough of something else to counter it. This is just how the world works, it goes through phases. It could be at any temperature in the next ten years. I have to say that when I read that because of global warming an island was flooded, I had to laugh. Do you know how many islands have come up out of the sea and how many have been flooded already? This is just what waters do and island do.

What do you mean the world isn't perfect? You live and breath don't you? We aren't burning up, are we? What do you think isn't perfect about it? Any closer to the sun we would die. Any farther away from the sun we would die. If we had any less or more of anything, we wouldn't be here today talking about this. I know that we have earthquakes and stuff like that, but that is just what the earth does. It's just another cycle.

"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by."-Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Thu, 11/13/2008

Dear Brit

I know that Muslims are wrong about what they believe, but not all Muslims are terrorists. I live in an area that is widely populated by Muslims. My family and other people in my church regularly go out to talk to them, distribute tracts, and try to share the Gospel. Most of the Muslims we meet are very polite, and alot of them listen to what we have to say. (For the most part, it's the atheists and "Christians" who give us trouble and are rude to us.)
I agree that there are radical Muslims who are dangerous and will kill. (I get Voice of the Martyrs. I know.) But not all Muslims are like that.
And I do not want a Muslim for my President, but I just want you to know that you have to have the whole story. You can't just look at the terrorists to tell you what Muslims are like.
I'm sorry if I made you angry. :/
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"Weddings? I love weddings! Drinks all around!" -Jack Sparrow

Anna | Thu, 11/13/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Yeah I know muslims are very

Yeah I know muslims are very polite I met one who was, like, fourteen and he was very polite and really a nice guy. But she asked what was so bad about them. Falling Leaves, don't you ever watch the news? I'm not surprised if you don't, there aren't many kids who do. But I just thought that if your parents were going to differ on political opinion, that they would watch the news a lot, and therefore you would see it too. Oh well. Actually I could alomost respect muslims for their dedication to their faith, but couldn't they choose one a little less violent?

"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by."-Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Thu, 11/13/2008

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Yes, I do realize that the radical Muslims are violent and awful. But like Anna said, you can't judge them by these awful people you see on the news.
Sorry I made you mad. I didn't mean to.
I hope this doesn't make you made-or anyone mad for that matter-when I say this: I know that Christians never do this nowadays, and this was a long, long, long time ago, but Christians went and killed people for not being a part of their religion to. I'm not trying to insult Christians, and I'm sure none of you agree with those people, but I just decided to mention it. But now, in these days, people killing people because they aren't of their religion is just ridiculous. But it was back then too. But now it just.....GRRRRR....
P.S. I hope I didn't offend anyone by saying that!

What I meant about the world not being perfect is that there are just....Too many things wrong with it to describe. Awful people, awful things happen day by day, global warming, animals dying because of cars-as well as people-and it just....It is far from perfect.

-Falling Leaves

"I'm not that complicated...My complications come out in my songs. All you you have to do to be my friend is like me...And listen." -Taylor Swift (one of the best musical artists ever!)

E | Fri, 11/14/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

No, no, no, no! Those were

No, no, no, no! Those were the Catholics (no offence to any one out there) and Martin Luther broke away from the Catholics (which created what I believe). Although Martin Luther's new branch of Christianity turned back to a lot of the same things as the Catholics, it opened these things up to people and exposed the Catholics (again, no offence).

You know what, Falling Leaves (I'm just going to type FL, because I don't like typing your whole name) I'm just going to leave the whole save the earth thing alone. I can't get you to understand. But because I want to have a last fighting try, I'll say one last thing.

Okay, heres how it is. God does not control the minds of people. He will help them to be strong if they ask Him to, but He will not control what they actually do. If people have any problems, it's because they did not listen to God. Okay, are we all clear on that (I hope so because I've got to go dry my hair)?

"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by."-Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Fri, 11/14/2008

Um...

Um, not to jump into an argument here, but I do have to voice my opinion (yes, someday this habit will be my downfall, but so be it, I am opinionated and not afraid to say what i think... a,here I go again):

1. In case you don't know this, there are different types of Muslims just like there are different types of Christians and aetheists and people in general. Let's not make anyone into a stereotype here. I know of good and bad Muslims, just as i know of good and bad Christians and pretty much anybody else.

2. Does it matter whether it's global warming, global cooling, or anything like that? I mean, I don't really believe in global warming but I DO think we should help the earth and go green and all that stuff. It can't hurt to stop polluting whether you believe in global warming or not, right?

3. Everyone has a right to their opinion, blah blah blah. all that. I call a truce. friendly debate, remember?

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Hannah W. | Fri, 11/14/2008

And to Falling Leaves...

Yes, the world is not perfect. But i love it anyway. :)

*I am too small to climb the steep stairway of perfection.*
--Um, I forget but I think it's Mother Teresa....*

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Hannah W. | Fri, 11/14/2008

FINALLY!!!!

AT LAST!!! Someone gets it!!! I pretty much agree with you. I love the earth too =D even if it isn't perfect.

-Falling Leaves

"I'm not that complicated...My complications come out in my songs. All you you have to do to be my friend is like me...And listen." -Taylor Swift (one of the best musical artists ever!)

E | Sun, 11/16/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

dude!

:D i may not of read all the comments etc... but u just said something. u said "I love the earth even if it isn't perfect"
you are finnaly right!... the earth isn't perfect! do u know why?
because of sin. if adam and eve hadn't sinned (forbidden fruit) and if they hadn't let sin in, we wouldn't need a saviour yet. because wut would He(God) be saving us from? but since sin was let in we needed someone perfect to give as a sacrafice so that we (sinners) wouldn't have to be forever forbidden from God!
Jesus died (the perfect gift) for us, as an offering to God, and for us (our sins) .
(can someone explain this better than me pleez? its night time and yah.) i may've just totaly changed the subject on you guys but anyways.

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Velocity | Mon, 11/17/2008

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I think you've covered it.

I think you've covered it. Good job (clapping enthusiastically).

Why is everyone getting so mad at me for talking about the muslims? I didn't mean to say anything, but I guess I did. Sorry!

Great, now I forgot what else I was going to say! Makes me just so mad..........I'm over it.

"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by."-Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Mon, 11/17/2008

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