The only reason for any religion to flourish is the shameless indoctrination of children in religious dogma long before they can make intelligent evaluations of the ideas. How can people talk about a Christian or Muslim child? Is that any different than talking about a post-modernist or socialist child?<quoted text>
How about trying this:
Just ask JESUS to show Himself too you.
If you truly have an open mind, then pray and meditate on the scriptures and ask JESUS for guidance.
CrimeaRiver, Remember that most all of the original Apostles died horrible deaths all because they would not deny that they saw JESUS come back from the dead.
They saw HIM come back.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
Travel away from Earth at the speed of light for half an hour and you would enter the frozen realm of the outer Solar System. Out here are planets that are nothing but atmosphere - unimaginably vast balls of churning gas and ice. These are alien, chaotic worlds with storms large enough to swallow Earth three times over and winds screaming across their surface at nearly the speed of sound – no God no religion!