A good question
(Is faith in God absurd?)
A friend of mine who is an agnostic asked me this question. “Mark, don’t you really think that belief in God is absurd (?)…..come on really think about it”! I have had this asked me more than once. The first time I was so surprised that I could not respond. However it did open up avenues for me to mediate on. So I responded in this fashion to my friend: “Yes I said there are times when the thought of God seems absurd to me. Then I think of a world without God, and then it is even more absurd”.
We live in a world where on some level, we never really know, so we think, ponder and for those who believe and perhaps for some who don’t, we pray. It is in the search that I believe that faith grows. I also believe that faith is a gift that needs to be tended to, watered and time spent in study. Everyone has there own way of doing this. Angry atheist or enraged believers of any path can come across as not being all that sure of themselves; just an opinion here. Why get angry if others believe or think differently, nothing is changed by venting, in fact it only makes matters worse. I choose faith and yes, at times the uncertainty that comes with that. I have a feeling that no one is ever really free of it. Though faith and doubt can grow, it is just depends on what path we wish to give our attention to.
Edited by markdohle, 29 October 2013 - 10:14 PM.