" A sense of wider meaning to one's existence is what raises a man beyond mere getting and spending. If he lacks this sense, he is lost and miserable."
Is God the sense of wider meaning that Carl Jung speaks of? For many he is. For the devoutly faithful atheist theories and unproved science is where they draw their sense of purpose. Is someone wrong?
It has become the popular thing of the educated and scientific minded to rule out the existence of God. Things like the Landscape theory and the String theory seek to rule out his presence in creation. Every bit of them detests the idea that there is something at work that can not be explained through mathematics and science. I commend the scientific community on their faith in these theories as much so as the Christian, Muslim, Jew, or any other religion has faith in their beliefs. Im not going to explain these theories here. I suggest if your interested, to research them for yourself. it takes a large amount of belief in the unseen to subscribe to them. The new church for the new age of man. Every bit as much of a religion as the very faiths they attack.
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." -Steven Weinberg
This is a common quote used by athiests. How many black and white situations are there? How many evil people are there that go around doing evil for the sake of evil. Nothing is a simple as this quote tries to break it down to. What he's eluding to can be better summed up by Voltaire. "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Is religion the absurdities that makes men commit atrocities? We have been killing each other since the beginning of time. We do not need any one reason, you take one away and men will find something else to fight each other over. Great evils have been carried out in the name of God. Great evils have also been carried out in the name of love. Does that mean that we should take love away from humanity as well? Do not forget the fields of study that has brought about such evils as the atomic bomb, nerve agents, and poison gasses. Not to mention Cocaine, Meth, and all manor of addictions. For these evils should all of science be thrown out? Do not ignore the good of something because of the far reaching extremes that it will sometimes get taken to. "God is a comedian playing to an audience to afraid to laugh." -Voltaire
"Don't part with you illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" -Mark Twain
Atheists! Do not sway. Believe in your faith. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, all manor of believers! Do not sway. Believe in your faiths. Do you think God does not have the power to show himself to different people in different ways. Is not a sense of meaning enough? All roads lead to Rome. There are many ways to get to the same end. Worry about this life! Who can say what happens in the next. I do not even pretend to know. Be tolerant of other beliefs. They have as much faith in theirs as you in yours.
"I disapprove of what you say, but i will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire. Believe in what you know to be true. Do not selfishly think that your way is the only way for all of humanity. Respect them for their faith and their search for faith even if they did not walk the same path as you. Be empathetic! Be helpful! Do not tear down the faiths that others put their trust in! It gives them purpose. Yet you seek to steal their souls by removing the reason they have found for their existence?
We all have our tests and our trials. We all have something inside of us that speaks to us. Evil will always exist right next to goodness. Search for yourself. Do not rely only on what others tell you. Find your sense of wider meaning.
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