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Faith, hope, God and science

April 15, 2016

I’ve always thought that faith, by definition, was believing in something not seen or fully understood. I have believed in God since I was a little girl. I don’t have all the answers now, nor do I need to know. Sure, I’m curious and would love to know what God looks like. I’ll find out when I get to heaven and that’s fine with me. ~Connie

janeMcMaster

IMG_1785March 25, 2016 – My son and I — an atheist and a believer respectively — have a recurring debate about God’s existence. It comes down to faith, which I have and he does not.

He asks how I can believe in something with no facts to prove it. As a scientific thinker, he questions everything and always has. His mind works the way. I explain that I have faith and I don’t necessarily have to see something to believe it, a response that doesn’t make sense to him.

I offer that since he is unable to prove that God doesn’t exist, his opinion is faith-based, as well. He pauses for a moment, making me believe I gained ground in this never-ending debate. Then he responds that his opinion isn’t born of faith at all, but rather the opposite. He doesn’t have faith that God doesn’t exist because it’s never…

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