Some of the good Christian folk who volunteer at the shelter I work at, are also gifted, intelligent, charismatic, and affluent. God has no favorites.<quoted text>
Religion is big with the poor, not just christianity. You went from being poor to a person will no problems and in complete control. No middle ground?
There are plenty of more powerful things than me. Nature, big corporations, governments and the like. I have to abide by and deal with them all. No supernatural powers required,
And the Christians challenging the state religion in North Korea, where there is a very real physical risk? Would you side with them or Kim Il Sung's form of atheism?<quoted text>
That was good, but not really. A lack of belief comes from knowledge and lack of indoctrination. Everyone in my family is a full blown believer and I was with several of them every step of the way. The indoctrination failed to take hold of me. There are some highly intelligent people that believe in god and if you ever talk to them about their religion, they ignore their normal objectiveness and most of the bible. They would never do that with any other subject, except for possibly politics.
Really, that's the only evidence you've heard? Well that's unfortunate, because I didn't really come to faith by any other means than by watching God do a mighty work in the lives of people around me, oh and having earnest prayers answered. I haven't needed more evidence, but it's starting to look like for all intents and purposes I do need more evidence, not so much for me, mind you. I'll get back to you after I've read a few more books.<quoted text>
Is saying, 2+2=4 parroting the math teacher or is it stating the facts as we know it. Parroting is when you really don't understand what you are talking about, you just repeat what you've heard.
The evidence for god that I have heard.
Look at the tree. Not after a hurricane knocked it over!!!!
Look at the miracle of birth! But not when the baby is still born or its heart is on the outside of its chest!!
Explain how we got here if there wasn't a god!
All these bits of 'evidence' are not really evidence, now are they? Seeing an adult book shore get hit by lightening is evidence god hates pornography, but when it hits a church or a huge wooden statue of Jesus!!! That is another matter completely!!
I serve God, I also try to help His children wherever I can. At least our beliefs can intersect on the point that others are important.<quoted text>
I serve the human race. I try to help them whenever I can.
I will leave you with a quote from George Carlin, "Religion is bullshit!"