Re: Does it make any difference if there is a God?

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 15:45:03 EDT

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    George: You wrote: " I'm beginning to wonder if it really makes any
    difference that God has been proven to exist? I mean; who cares? It
    seems to be only an idle curiosity."

    My take on that question is twofold:

    1. The heart has reasons the mind cannot comprehend. I believe Pascal (a
    fair mathematician BTW) first said that. In my case, that is how I
    "proved God existed." Or, rather, how He manifested himself to me, at age
    31. The neat thing about this method is that it is available to
    everybody, rich or poor, intellectual or a 5th grade dropout.

    2. Your method (you have said) is understandable only by people with
    certain educational qualifications. Not having that particular set, I
    cannot parse your work to appreciate (or reject) it. So it is of
    essentially no use to me. I already know God exists; you have an esoteric
    way of "proving" what I already know to be true. That's fine, but why
    should I care? It is if you came up with a fancy set of mathematics to
    prove that my wife loves me. So what? I know that far beyond what any set
    of equations might say.

    John Burgeson (Burgy)
           (science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
            humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)

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