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IN CONSIDERATION OF ATHEISM      

 

Being unable to negate the subjective experiences of my spiritual quest, I find it impossible to rise to any higher conclusion than the following, from my perspective, it’s fifty fifty.

 

It may well be that God, if he/she/it exists, when making a plan for man, decided all that could be known was an understanding that God-ness has a chance of being.

 

If there is a God who uses planning above our understanding, he allowed us the freedom to develop logical conclusions based on our ability to reason. Reason demands both sides of any argument must be considered and argued equally, especially where it concerns God; to learn the difference between good and evil; right and wrong; God or no God!

 

Common sense allows that both sides can be argued equally well. Influences caused by the limiting factors of individual subjectivity, make us try to present arguments for or against God, as though one side held more than 50 percent of the evidence, when in fact, it is impossible to gain evidence that advantages either side. It is only when the influence of our subjectivity replaces reason that we fall short of understanding. Lacking any evidence to the contrary, it becomes just as unreasonable to conclude there is no God, as concluding there is. Argument either way amounts to no more than exercise for egos! Our Ego, unfortunately, represents the part of us that doesn’t require evidence to support what it calls ‘sound doctrine’. Reason alone, creates no imbalance with the status quo [50/50]. It is when our inherent ignorance is bolstered by our ego’s insistence, that we can mistakenly apply mere opinion as evidence.

 

My premise implies that no one person or group knows any more about God than another. When a man teaches another what he knows about God, he is convincing himself. There is no superiority when it comes to knowing about God’s existence, except what ignorance in others allows. Any claim to Godly understanding based on ‘blind faith’, amounts to no more than embellishments added to hopes imaginings.

This means the least you can learn about God, is equal to the sum of what all others have learned. The highest product of reasoning that can exist without evidence is admitted ignorance. Acceptance of this, gives us the ability to set aside our subjectivity and weigh our conclusions tempered with sound consideration, acknowledging that wisdom does truly begin and end with admitted ignorance. It remains then; if a man reaches the highest state of learning, assuming that to be his purpose, he arrives at the crux that comes into view when he acknowledges both the lack of evidence concerning God, and the potential of Hope on which all faiths are based. The definition of Hope outlines the full human containment of God’s potential. We can ascend to no higher a conclusion than the middle line separating is known from that which cannot be known. Having weighed that which is known, and that which is not known, a man’s faith has to have the innocence of being based solely on Hope, a hope founded on his humility before all that is not known. This allows him to express his faith by living a life that shows benefit from what is not known! His faith exists in a life that contains reason, humility, and confidence; all attributes of a Godly person!

 

 

Lest someone should say that fifty-fifty is being lukewarm in one’s faith, the view is no less devout to the existence of God, than those who allow their Egos to preen in their public displays of faith. The avowed Atheist also finds himself in the same position, if, ignoring the equal lack of evidence concerning God, he bounds in his belief to excess, likewise making claim to knowledge that exists beyond his sphere of learning. He negates the human spirit of hope in exchange for nothing.

 

Hope adds its own germination to life. Allowed to grow in a world that has no God-ness [evidenced] of its own, it forms the expression of Good, made manifest and seen, thereby creating a witness as from a Godlike influence!

 

The strength of one's hope/faith determines whether a person accepts death carrying a boldness formed in the transcendental fires of hope, or, there is nothing! In which case, the spiritual boldness neither helps nor hinders; unless, you count it of value that a person lives as though worthy of having such a God, and so, represents the only Godliness we know to exist, human goodness!

Is there any higher state of understanding?

An Agnostic with a great deal of faith 

 

 

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