Re: [asa] The theist challenge

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 12:36:16 EST

Good answer. I can wole heartedly endorse it.


On 12/2/08, Michael McCray <> wrote:
> I am not closed minded but there is nothing that could happen to me, my
> loved ones, the world, the universe that could convince me there was no God.
> Some years ago I tried to live a week as an atheist. I made it about thirty
> six hours. I could not do it. The whole time I felt that I was being
> disloyal to the most real part of me. I know God is real in my personal
> experience though there are those who would discount this and say I am
> deluded, hallucinating, or epileptic. It is only through the personal
> experiences of those individuals who know God that the proof of the reality
> of God can be offered. This is so despite the fact that if God were to
> somehow abandon his place in the universe, the universe would immediately
> sees to exist.
> Jesus offered three commandments: "Love your God with all your heart, your
> mind and your soul and love your neighbor as yourself." "Love one another as
> I have loved you." By accepting God as your heavenly Father, you become a
> faith son or daughter of that same Universal Father. If we recognize the
> human/divine Jesus as the epitome of love, goodness, and mercy and he has
> said that no Son can be more than his Father, than how much more can an
> infinite and absolute Father demonstrate love, goodness, and mercy to his
> children. For those who have truely accepted God as their Father there is no
> reason for them to fear him because he is a truely loving, good and merciful
> Father.
> In my personal experience the more that I have loved the Father, the better
> I've come to know him. And it is this personal relationship that I have with
> a personal God, my heavenly Father, that I will not give up even if
> everything else goes away.
> Michael McCray

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