This is how I feel most of the time, but then something will happen that's so far beyond the coincidental, that I don't know how to reconcile it and my confusion starts again.Cadence wrote:This kind of blather supports the atheist view. When the only thing that god seems to do could just as easily be a coincidence, we need to pick the most plausible. Thus the need for god becomes moot. Did an all powerful being intervene in my nautical adventures or did I happen upon a vessel that meet my desires. Seems rather obvious.
Recently, my God has sort of been the laws of physics that govern the universe. I believe that the power of God is involved there. But now, even the laws of physics that I have found so comforting have come into question (which I do find fascinating, BTW), so all I seem to be learning is that I don't know anything.
For a while, post FC, I thought that the "God of the lost car keys" was a kind of neural physiological process that helped us remember or sense where the keys were (or which store had the best boat) because I saw the same things happening with believers and non-believers alike. Now, I'm leaning a little bit to there being some kind spiritual power there that we can tap into, and maybe this is guided by a God. Even non-believers believe in something, and maybe that's enough. Maybe someday, someone will come up with the right formula to explain it, or maybe God will allow some human to figure it out. I know this doesn't make much sense as I write it out, but like M&G said, these thoughts sometimes whirl in my head. The good thing is that now I can let them whirl without fear or guilt. It's very liberating.