Care to respond to the meat of what I said?
What you seem to be saying is that you can only find meaning in things you can prove.
What you're doing though, and you don't realize it, is making yourself deliberately blind to obvious meaning in all cases where meaning exists but proof is difficult, or even impossible.
I don't feel like somoene telling me they're not meaning to offend me and then turn around and tell me basically I am a small-minded nit wit because I don't have explanation for how everything that is came to be, so I just made up a fairy tale and called it God. But you said no offense, so it's all good.
To me small minded nit wits are ones who can't grasp that there may be something bigger than themselves while they point and laugh at others. Not that anyone here is doing that though.
This thread went from people of differing views, personal opinions and respectful debate all sharing their positions in a live and let live envionment to a lecture on one persons supposed and not so vailed superiority and how wrong the "rest of us" are.
Very disapointing and very much so like the Mormon who comes to my home, lectruing me on how everything in my life is wrong.
All of history is a series of cause and effect reactions. That much is fact. NOthing spontaneously acts without something to cause that action. "God" is the word for the very first cause, which had no precursor cause. Merging a few topics here, would lead modern philosophers to determine that God WAS the infinitely small, infinitely dense ball of matter that imploded to become our universe.
Ands BTW, the big bang is NOT settled science, as "Dark Matter" is a new concept used to explain why the universe is NOT expanding in a way that occurs from an explosion.
The big bang is a term coined by Sir Fred Hoyle in a BBC radio interview in 1939.
He was an opponent of it. Many believed it was a joke but he insisted that he was just
trying to give a picture to his radio audience. The media didn't get it and ran with it-lol.
"nitwit" is not something I can control. I'd apologize for it, but 1) you'd probably say it was insincere, and 2) it seems like you just have really thin skin.
I presented my argument. If your feelings are too hurt to respond to the meat of it, which was neutral and just explained a lot of things you brought up, that ain't my problem. You're an adult. You should be able to fight through being butthurt to respond to points in a conversation.
Trust me: I fully "grasp that there may be something bigger than" I am. I just asked people here to prove it. No one can. I'm beyond pointing and laughing at people. But I do think many of the posters on this particular thread have been irrational.
And you continue to seem butthurt by continuing to not respond to the actual point.
I'll respond to the point. The point of this thread is how can anyone still believe in God.
The question is asked that way because no one can prove (as per your request) that God does or does not exist. Also no one can prove how the universe and subsequently we came to exist. You believe science proves or suggest there is no God, as jonboy pointed out " All of history is a series of cause and effect reactions. That much is fact. Nothing spontaneously acts without something to cause that action. " So something or someone had to start it. I believe it was God, you don't, I respect that, can't you respect others do without petty childish antagonizing responses?
Petty? Childish? Antagonizing? At worst, I've had a little snark. I've said nothing that was disrespectful.
I'm not going to handle people with kid gloves just because this section of my favorite Ravens website is an echo chamber filled with conservative religious people.