We have faith in God and we know he is real! We have proof Jesus was here and everyone knows that! There were a million miracles showing that he is real. If you don't know he is real and your almighty father then read a book about a miracle! Jesus is real and I know that and im just kid!
Since the beginning of time, we all know that we do not exist in this world without God. He is the creator of everything, and no one can question it. We don't have to see or touch God in order to justify that he exists. It is through our faith in him that we know he is for real.
Seeing people's faith makes me believe everyday. Seeing people believe in something so great and seeing how there lives are just better by being involved with the church and giving their lives to god makes me realize that there has to be something greater. That greatness is him.
There are so many unique discoveries everyday about our world. DNA was discovered and now we know that plants and animals have their own DNA. There has to be a superior and divine intelligence behind this. Some people think that it is frightening to believe in God. It is unbelievable to me to think that our world and all that is around us just came about by an explosion.
Just like everything if you don't believe in it then you wont succeed. If you don't have faith in God then he doesn't exist for you. Faith shows us that God is here and that he is watching over us. Just a simple prayer is enough reassurance that he will be here for me and that he is in my life with every step I take.
Faith has to be enough reason to prove the existence of a higher power, otherwise, most of the world would be wrong! While faith does prove an existence, it cannot prove an existence in a "certain" god, like Hindu gods versus a Christian god. I think that faith and believing in a higher power should show that everyone does have something in common, and maybe we should all unite more instead of divide into different religious sects.
We have learned throughout history that many things we have believed are not true. We have learned that the flying is possible, the earth is not flat and dinosaurs really did exists. As human beings we have become skeptical of many things that are not tangible. With this fact in mind I would have to say that there is no proof that God exists. There is only the faith that we have that will allow him to be. However, we must also keep in mind a few more facts...the fact that we can not explain how we as human beings became to exists and the fact that we cannot make life out of nothing. It would be very arrogant of us to think that there is no higher power then a human being and with that being said I choose to call him God!
The existence of God cannot be proven simply because some people have faith in God. Whether or not something exists is not dependent upon the belief of a certain number of people. This is not to say that people with unyielding faith in God are wrong, simply that their faith does not make it so. For example, many small children believe in the Tooth Fairy; that does not make the Tooth Fairy real.
Faith, or belief, can never be considered proof. This applies not only to the existence of God, but to anything people believe to be true. Proof requires concrete evidence that is immutable. Faith requires only a belief that a concept is true. The two are mutually exclusive. At one point in the not so distant past, the Earth was thought to be flat. This was considered fact. The vast majority of the population of the world at that time had faith that this information was correct. It was later proved that the Earth was not in fact flat. Faith cannot change facts. In the absence of doubt, there is no need for faith.
Regardless of the how strongly someone believes in something, the fact remains we cannot wish or will something into existence. Granted, if enough people believe in something, it is possible to skew their perception to such a degree that they are convinced that God does indeed exist. This is an issue which frankly I wish I was wrong about.
Many young children believe in Santa Claus because that is what they were told. Just because a large number of people believe something is not enough to prove that it is true. Some things cannot be proven scientifically. Some things have to be a matter of faith.
Just because one has faith in something, it does not make it true. People believed it was moral to own slaves, and that was reprehensible and wrong. Millions followed Hitler, and it was not right. For centuries, it was believed the Earth was flat, and that was disproved, as was the fact that Earth was not circled by the sun, rather the Earth circled the sun.
To assert that God exists through imagined patterns isn't evidence. People have a natural tendency to see animals and faces in clouds or "The Man on The Moon" and no matter what country you were raised in, you can imagine your deity in your particular religion revealing its presence to you. This phenomenon is called Pareidolia. I encourage believers to be intellectually honest and say, "Look, I cannot prove God exists, but I believe God exists." - And that statement, I can respect.
The idea that strong belief or faith proves the existence of an object of such conviction violates logic. The fact that someone holds a belief does not make the person correct, since beliefs are often incorrect, not to mention that people sometimes change their minds. So if they have a strong sense that God exists, and then later a strong sense that God doesn't exist, are they right both times? Does God blink in and out of existence? And since, at any given moment, some people have a strong sense that God exists, and others that he doesn't, does God exist in some places but not others? The answer to all these questions must be "no". God may or may not exist, but people's views are not decisive on this question. An interesting question remains: do people experiencing what they feel is a connection with God provide evidence for his existence?
If one uses the criteria of faith as proof of existence in one example it would logically apply to another. Hence witchcraft, cannibalism and Greek Mythology would all be considered proven to exist. Proof is a
scientific term and subject to more than peoples beliefs, it requires data
and substance, none of which do we have on God. The effects of peoples beliefs on each other or themselves can be quantified toward a verifiable existence but not the belief itself without separate and unbiased evidence.
People could have unyielding faith that God does not exist, but that does not prove that there is no God, and the reverse is also true. Tangible, scientific proof is needed to decide for sure whether or not God exists. Without that proof, it is solely a matter of faith, which is something that you cannot prove.
The fact that a large portion of people have unyielding faith in God proves nothing. For one, that faith is spread across multiple gods, who all appear different, have different personalities, and have different philosophies. The faith is not all directed into a specific individual, and so it would not prove the existence of a single god. Secondly, people have unyielding faith in a lot of things that are not necessarily true. These things could range from simple superstition, to concepts that defy science as we know it. This shows that humans' beliefs don't always have to be grounded in any reality, whatsoever.
I totally disagree with the debate question. Just because people have faith or believe in something doesn't prove anything. I can believe that the sky is purple. I can convince others that the sky is purple, but it doesn't make it true. There is no proof behind it.
What if a group of people had an unyielding faith in unicorns? How about leprechauns? The flying spaghetti monster? People would think that those groups of people are utterly insane. So why doesn't the same work for belief in god? There has never been a single ounce of proof other than people's anecdotal evidence, usually based on dreams or visions they had. People have weak psyches, and many choose to believe in higher powers, just to attribute the difficulties of life to something bigger than them, and not just random chance. This absolutely does not prove the existence of anything, other than the fact that humans are dreamy people who like to imagine things to make themselves feel better.
It is an untenable leap of logic to assume that belief in something makes that something real. Many people believe in the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. That does not make those things exist. Widespread and fervent belief are caused by the fact that the answer to the questions are deep and profound.
Over the history of man, people have wrongfully put their faith in a number of different gods and even into concepts like the idea that the Earth was the center of the solar system. In other words, faith alone does not serve as proof that the Christian God or any other god actually exists.