The debate of God’s existence is as old as the hills and so out of date that nobody even pays attention to it anymore. The true believers, a handful of people pure in heart and soul, are perceived nowadays as weirdos and wacky, and society usually keeps them at a distance. These men and women have always been an object of my admiration and I feel ashamed of myself, as even though I know so much about the Spirit, I am too far from their purity, humility, and strength. As they have already found the right path, we will not discuss them here. We will speak about all the rest.
Nowadays, there are two extremities related to faith—the religious fanatics and the atheists. Between them ranges a spectrum of spiritual shades of other people, who are in general pretty confused about their beliefs.
Let’s start with the fanatics who will be placed at the left end of the spectrum for clarity.
The fanatics possess a strong character and unyielding faith, but in their ardent belief, sometimes they turn into blinkered bigots who end up crossing over to the dark side. Following the religious rules strictly by the book, without inner feeling and common sense, often leads to grim results. The more extreme examples suggest that instead of serving good, they become true servants of Satan, disguised as conquistadors, priests, or delusional martyrs, such as the thousands of the Catholic Church’s child molesters, John Lennon’s killer, and the army of Jihad warriors.
On the left side towards the middle of the spectrum are those who go to church out of habit, mostly because it’s their cultural heritage. They believe in God, but they don’t follow the canons. They light candles without even praying, stay at the service not having the slightest idea what this is all about, and then go back home and continue their previous life, convinced that they are good believers and God will forgive them despite whatever they do.
In the middle of the spectrum are the folks who agree that maybe there is something out there that determines our destiny… But what is it? Here belong the philosophers, the spiritual people, and every seeker of truth. Sadly, most of them are ready to accept everything but the truth. The philosophy of this group is roughly the following:
There is some force or energy but we can’t accept it as God; we can be spiritual without being religious; meditation and yoga will bring us peace and serenity; our goal is to be healthy and good people; we don’t need doctrines to teach us how to live.
Such reasoning is pretty convenient and self-accommodating, but unfortunately, it leads to a dead end. It’s a slippery, dangerous slope, for the good intentions on the surface disguises the well-concealed unconscious evil lurking underneath. The proverb “the road to hell is paved with good intention” applies perfectly to this group’s representatives.
The more we advance to the right, the more firmly the existence of God is denied, from the mild acceptance that it could be such a force but so what, through Leave me alone with this bullshit, to violent rejections and tantrums in response to any discussion related to religion.
The atheists, the right extremity, renounce everything associated with faith and live their life according to their whims, at least until the moment they hit their head against the wall and realize that life is not as manageable as they expect to be. Some of these guys are brilliant scientists, technocrats, and well-educated people, which philosophy expresses like this:
Religion is for weak and dumb, and we are so intelligent! Look at the amazing technological progress we have achieved! We send people into space and we bring science to unreachable heights. It is ridiculous that some people still believe in God.
I have always been wondering how come that the majority of scientists, whose high-level of intelligence is undeniable, could be so blind and unreceptive about the possibility of the existence of a higher mind.
Many of them, as Stephen Hawking and Friedrich Nietzsche, to mention a few, go to the extremes in their blasphemy. Nietzsche, for instance, was a man with brilliant intellect, who intuitively felt the truth but it came out deeply distorted in the process of his reasoning. In momentary flashes, he was able to hit the mark of the universal law and raise his soul to unprecedented heights, while relentlessly insulting the power that inspired him. An ardent seeker of the truth, he was the one that proclaimed that “There is no truth” and obviously, he did not have a clue what he was talking about. His “masterpiece,” Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in which he denies the Christian religion, proclaims the death of God, and introduces the conception of the Overman, is imbued with misogyny, self-dissatisfaction, and self-deception. This philosophical work was praised for more than a century and became one of the main pillars of contemporary Western philosophy. Too bad for western civilization, though. Admiring a person whose teaching was adopted by the Nazis and whose serious mental problems, judging by some parts of his works, had begun much earlier than his final meltdown in 1889, speaks for itself.
The reason I mentioned Nietzsche here is not because of his delusional babbling. He is a perfect example of what is going on in the mind of the atheists, especially the more sensible ones. The inner struggle of feeling God and fighting against Him, leads to exhaustion, dissatisfaction, and, in certain cases as Nietzsche’s, to loss of the mind.
So far, so good. Do you place yourself within the spectrum? It does not really matter, though, as if you have read up to this point, you have already manifested your desire for change.
With that said, let’s restate the debate now.
Does God exist? Is there a supreme conscious power that rules the Universe and can interfere with one’s destiny at every single moment? Which evidence can we find aside from the Scriptures, which could shed light on the existence of such power?
Since it’s written in the Bible: “A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses…” (Deuteronomy 19:15), I will give you two testimonies that come from sources beyond any human comprehension or scientific explanation. These testimonies will bring evidence that, in my opinion, will be enough to prove the existence of God, and I hope that after you consider them, you would agree with me. Because, as I said in my previous post, no matter what you’ve been taught and made to believe, the objective TRUTH is ONLY ONE, and it does not depend on anyone’s point of view. To establish it means to have facts supported by evidence that unequivocally will prove it. Let this universal truth become our cornerstone, on which we will lay the foundation of our knowledge.