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Is There A God?
Throughout history human beings have been wondering 'Is There A God?'. And the answers that they got were not always satisfactory or clear.
But, what prompts someone to even ask this question? What compels someone to look beyond themselves for answers?
Actually it was the "life questions" that confronted man that lead to exploration of the idea of God. Survival was a major challenge for early man and death was always at the doorstep, so man could not help but wonder...
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- What happens at death?
- Is someone in charge of all this?
These questions form the basis of our search for God. We long to understand our lives and somehow we are all compelled to search for answers. It's almost as if God had a force that drew us all to him. I guess you might call it God's Gravity.
Many would deny the existence of this "gravity," but the honest person must admit that the questions persist. And sooner or later something will happen in our life, and we will be compelled to search for answers... to search for God.
The heart has a question.
The heart must be Satisfied.
Without that Satisfaction —
Which is necessarily Spiritual in Nature —
there is no Real Happiness.
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But whether Divinity exists, and if there really is an entity watching and controlling our lives is a question that we all face differently.
Many of us accept the concept of no God at all. When we internally ask the question 'Is there a God?' we come to the conclusion that the answer is no. If we take a scientific approach to life then this answer seems logical.
All that we are taught in school about science says that everything is provable. And the existence of God clearly is something that is not provable in any scientific terms.
At any rate, as we grow from an accepting child to a skeptical adult many of us come to a point where the very existence of a God is clearly in question. And our studies of science and psychology clearly point us in this direction. After all, in school we are taught to look for the proof.
And we certainly would like some proof‚ something that offers a concrete answer to the question 'Is there a God?'. Yet proof is hard to come by especially from the Major Religions.
For others God is self-evident. How else could we be here? How else could this amazing world exist? The flowers, the weather, the beauty all around us, compels us to feel something larger must exist. This is where Faith begins to take over.
A Video That Shows The Western View of the Evolution of God
Based on Karen Armstrong's book, this 90 minute film examines the concept of God in the three major monotheistic religions from the days of Abraham to modern times. Through analysis of historic and holy texts and incorporation of ancient art and artifacts, the program explores the deity written about in the Bible and the Qur'an. The evolution and intertwining of various Christian, Jewish, and Islamic interpretations of God are also addressed. It does not take into account Far Eastern religions, and their views of God.
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