About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

14 Responses to “An Atheist & God”

  1. Everything you need to know about christians put into one sentence. Wow. Congratulations.

    • Hi, for the first 30 years of my life i didn’t believe in anything. I never had any experience with church at all and never wanted any! I posted this quote as a reflection of my life and how i lived in my own bubble just taking anything i wanted without consequences. It was only when i’d hit rock bottom and exhausted all of my destructive avenues, that i finally said “God if you are real then help me”. It was only when i gave my life over and looked for him, did i find him.
      Most of my readers know about my journey so i didn’t think of having to explain the parallels directly, maybe i should of explained this more clearly in the post. Sorry if i offended you in any way, it was meant to show my feeling of always running away. 🙂

  2. Exactly! You say it well friend!
    🙂

  3. Do you agree that even though they ‘are running away’… they don’t think they are…they just don’t want to ‘run towards’…. Does that make any sense? Diane

  4. “An atheist can’t find God for the same reason a thief can’t find a policeman.”

    Except there’s evidence that policemen exist. So really, it’s nothing like that.

  5. Do we not think that there is, at least, some evidence for God. Where do we think that everything that has been made, or has come to exist, came from??

    That is some serious evidence for God there.

    We can say, if we want, that we still can’t believe in God – and perhaps we would be telling the truth – that we don’t, ourselves, believe, but it is only each one of us, individually, that knows if we have ever really tried to bring our lives to God and get to know Him – really tried, as if it were the most important thing in the world – which, obvioulsly, it is, if He is real – unless everything that exist is some unbelievably amazing coincidence.

    It will only be each of us as individuals that will have to explain to God why we never tried to get to know; why we preferred our tv (with all the nonsense it brings) to spending time with the Maker of the universe – that is if He is real. Again, each of us can only answer that for ourselves.

    So, (as one of my friends said) I dare you to [try and] spend some time with God!! – He is right there waiting, apparently, if you could believe what some people say.

    He completely changed my life – happy to share that with anyone.

    • “Do we not think that there is, at least, some evidence for God.”

      No good evidence, no.

      “Where do we think that everything that has been made, or has come to exist, came from??

      That is some serious evidence for God there.”

      No. That is a serious logical fallacy called the ‘argument from ignorance’. It isn’t evidence.

      “So, (as one of my friends said) I dare you to [try and] spend some time with God!!”

      I was a Catholic for 18 years. For several years afterward, I was deeply searching.

      And in that searching, discovered no good evidence.

      “He completely changed my life”

      And Buddhism completely changed my friend’s life.

      Is Buddhism wrong? If it is, then something that is factually wrong can change someone’s life. In which case, your life being completely changed isn’t good evidence that your religion is correct.

      • Ok

        I just think that when you see this incredible world and all the structured things in it – it speaks of a possible mind behind the making of it.

        One example: the DNA code with circa 4 billion characters in an exact order – a code that carries significance and meaning; turning living cells into unbelievably amazing human machines – not to mention what goes on inside the mind that inhabits that human..

        Another example: how your body sweats to keep you cool. (surely it is part of some design – how ever the machine was put together)

        I think that when you see those things and think about them, it must cross your mind that there could be a God behind this world.

        I am not saying that is definite proof but I am saying that it is ‘serious evidence’ that there may be a very highly intelligent creator.

        I read that Jesus says that if you seek you will find Him – this God. I don;t know why that didn’t happen for you, and I don’t want to patronize you, but I’m sorry about that.

        For sure, he is not to be found in religion but in seeking true life.

        When I say that He changed my life I mean that He filled me with His Spirit and turned my world completely around; now I see things quite differently.

        For sure, many things can change lives, for good and bad. Only God changes people from the inside-out, in order to eventually create a world where everyone treats everyone else only in ways that are conducive to life.

        In Christianity it is said that we will be known by our testimony. My testimony is that God is real and when I prayed I got filled with His Spirit (this was not until 3 years ago and I had search a lot before then). That may sound crazy but His Spirit really opened my eyes to the world and I wouldn’t change this for anything.

        For me, God confirmed, through His Spirit, that my belief is correct and I now have a faith that He gave me.

        I know you said that that didn’t happen to you yet, even though you looked deeply – and I can;t answer that – but I honestly believe that He is there and I would love (this is probably obvious!!) to talk to you about it more, if you want.

        As for all these evidences – I just think that there is plenty there to make us think.

        Have you listened to John Lennox?

        • ” a code that carries significance and meaning”

          It isn’t actually a code. We call it a code to understand it.

          “(surely it is part of some design – how ever the machine was put together)”

          This is the argument of ignorance. You can’t think of a way we could develop sweat glands without a designer, so it must have been your god.

          Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way, and we do know how and have a pretty good idea of why we have sweat glands. And it’s all natural.

  6. I am sad that such a comment needed to be made. If it was a joke that didnt come through in the post.
    Pedagogic arrogance.
    And I believe in Ggod!!!

  7. optimisticgladness Reply July 20, 2013 at 04:09

    Amazing quote.

  8. Agree or disagree, a good quote causes one to think; this is a good quote, Steve!
    The cop makes himself visible to deter wrongdoing and to make the innocent feel more secure; God makes Himself known for the same reasons.

    “…that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” (Romans 1:9)

  9. I too believe in God and I look around and see all kinds of proof. However,”not a scientist” makes a good point. Change, even a change for the better, can come about because of all kinds of experiences. I guess for me it boils down to this. What a person believes is thier business. If a person wants to find God, they will. If they don’t, they won’t. Thanks goodness I no longer believe I have to convince anyone of anything. But Steve, you keep posting what you want. It’s your blog and when it’s not received well, just remember that doesn’t impact what you know to be true. God bless you my friend.

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