There have been a couple of blogs I’ve read recently asking for theories and opinions on God and the existence of God. I tend to stay far away from that here but give my opinion elsewhere. But because the blog world seems to have abandoned blogs for the likes of the evil Twitter I thought controversy is an awesome way to reel people back in.
I was hunting my bookshelves trying to find something last night and I came across a book I’ve had for awhile and have only managed to read a couple chapters of so far. It’s controversial to say the least and gained a lot of press when it came out. God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens. (link provided for reference). I enjoy reading books that make me think. I don’t always agree with them (and in this case I likely won’t agree with the authors view that “God didn’t make us, we made God”) but that’s what might make it a good book. Reading opinions that are not like my own makes me think. It challenges me and that can only be a good thing.
On most days I believe God exists. After all how could I not given the fact that I’m still alive at the age of 30 something? Here’s a list of reasons why:
- When I was 5 I nearly choked to death on an ice cube at my friend K’s house. I’m talking I was turning blue and they nearly had me upside down trying to get it out of my throat. That was save number one.
- On my 7th birthday I fell off the dock at the lake and nearly drowned. The lake was deep, I didn’t swim well and not a single adult was anywhere near me. (They were all either out on the boat or up the hill in the cabin which begs the question: Who leaves a 7 year old who can’t swim on a dock by herself?) Obviously someone pulled me out just so I could write up this post. However I am terrified to sit in a lawn chair on a dock. Even now.
- I pretty much almost died having Thor. Even my obstetrician said it was a ‘miracle’ I lived after losing so much blood. We now refer to that incident as my Lifetime Oil Change.
So I can only theorize that something exists. I want to believe something is out there. No one has proven there isn’t. But what is it? Obviously that’s a super personal question to be determined by each person. I’m going to ask you for your thoughts.
Do you believe in the existence of God? Are you practicing the faith you were raised in (if you were raised with faith)? In what way do you teach your children about faith? Do you believe in reading something even if the content disagrees with your own beliefs?