God is...G O D. HE doesn't have to answer or explain HIMSELF to mere mortals that HE created! To demand an explanation from God is to show that one doesn't truly comprehend the meaning/concept of a God.
HE said: "Your ways are not MY ways. Your thoughts are not MY thoughts."
There are numerous reasons why people do not believe....or turn away from their belief in God (apostasy). The most obvious reason so far that I read in this forum is that....God does not conform to their idea of what a god should be like. They refuse to believe because God did not do....or did not behave in such a way that they think God should.
And God demands so much faith....that makes it almost impossible to enjoy all these earthly and wordly pleasures.
That makes self-indulgence takes a good backseat and becomes almost nil if one puts God ahead of everything else. To humbly accept that we were created for HIS pleasure. And with all humility....accept that the only real purpose in life is to love, honor and obey HIM.
Of course, I speak as a believer.
The following is an excerpt taken from a post in the other thread, "Rejoice on this day!"
In June 1998 the world’s leading experts in the field of cosmology and astronomy, including such giants as Stephen Hawking, attended a conference of scientists, theologians, and others at the University of California at Berkeley. The subject of the conference was the conflict and convergence between science and religion.
Two questions attracted considerable attention among participants:
1. Is there enough evidence to warrant belief in God?
2. Is there something to the claims of anthropic cosmological principles that warrants an in-depth study?
The answer to both questions was yes.
Edited by betsy, 12 September 2010 - 05:34 AM.