Does God Exist?

First, those that know me understand my thoughts about God. I believe in a God but not as clearly defined by religious doctrine. I question, does God exist in that is it  possible to be and not actual be a “being”? Let’s define exist:

ex·ist/igˈzist/

Verb:
  1. Have objective reality or being.
  2. Be found, esp. in a particular place or situation.

If I ask you, “Does a doughnut have a center?” the answer can both yes and no. The center of the doughnut is non existent. The center is only defined by the outer doughnut (the part that exists) . Is the creator given definition by the creation? Another example is a droplet of water hitting a stagnant pool of water. The drop hits the center and creates a current or ripple effect. The ripples continue to expand larger and larger.  The original drop does not exist anymore but the ripples are the effect of its being.    Does love exist? Can it truly be contained and measured or is it only defined by what love affects? Perhaps…only perhaps God is the same.
If existence is defined as anything in time and space. Then it is not infinite nor eternal. God can not both be in existence and be infinite. Perhaps God is the number zero; the state of not being. My Christian friends say God exists outside of time. But outside of time and space there is nothing.
Perhaps God did exist and divided it’s state of being to create the universe much like a single cell goes into mitosis or a seed dies to become a flower full of the same seeds. Perhaps all of creation is just the residual effect of that one original. God continues to exist “materially” through creation and “intangibly” through nothingness. It is a philosophical stretch to say perhaps Christians and Atheist are arguing about two sides of the same coin. Heads or tails it’s still a dime and perhaps that’s all that matters or anti-matters.
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4 thoughts on “Does God Exist?

  1. A doughnut hole exists and came from the doughnut, just because you don’t see the two always connected doesn’t make either invalid. Its when you put them back together do you have a sweet biscut. They both orginated from something.
    Water drop. fact is, when it falls, it joins other water molicules or those like it. It joins forces.
    Just because we can’t see eternity doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. We can’t see our lungs w/out special tools or abilities, yet we know lungs exist in us.
    People come to undetstand God in many different ways. Some understand him through nature, some through experiences, some through what momma told them, whatever. What matters is a personal relationship with him.
    I pray your books keep coming and don’t get to skewed that it could deflect your witness.

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  2. Anjie,

    “Coming to understand God,” as you’ve describe it, is not evidence for God.

    And the “lungs” analogy is irrelevant. We’ve seen lungs. We’ve studied how they work in the body and among the other organs. We know their purpose. We’ve applied our knowledge to heal them. With respect to gods, we’ve only presupposed.

    How can you have a personal relationship with something you can’t even detect?

    And why do you say a personal relationship with God is what matters? If there’s a god, it doesn’t seem to matter to him at all.

    Andy

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