Coincidence?

Posted Friday, June 4, 2010, at 8:27 PM
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  • Shalom, Brian. I, on the other hand believe you know exactly who was manipulating the events to help the Pom return home, with you two being the Angel facilitators, of Gods Will being done.

    I am sorry Senior Loud hasn't opened his heart to the Love in our Jesus' heart. Being Scientific should prove His existence. I, too, worked in an extremely Scientific world, and my training helped me to understand the existence of God/Jesus. Maybe Senior Loud will, one day, soon, I pray.

    Thanks for the uplifting story.

    Arley

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Jun 7, 2010, at 8:50 PM
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    Thanks for the kind words Arley/

    Senior, I'd like to encourage you to consider the possibility that "the little things in life that make you sigh with a smile" are often Godincidence. I don't believe the scientific terrain of information precludes belief in God do you?

    I happened to see an interview of Steven Hawkings yesterday, and his life question about the universe was "why is there somehting when there should be nothing". Heck, I got the answer right here! Because God made it happen as far as I'm concerned.

    I certainly don't pretend to have all the answers about religion, science, and the obvious conflicts that have been discussed to death already elsewhere. I believe we don't get to have all the answers to God and we're not supposed to. Bummer huh? It's that faith thing, and through my faith, I just know God is real. Science on the other hand is a self correcting study trying to get to the natural worlds secrets, or basically into the mind of God if you wanted to extend it that way.

    Interesting you being involved in AI. I find it scary when machines start designing their own parts based on past performance and "learning" ability. Without a doubt, electronic machines have some pretty amazing ability now and their age is less than 50 years. Imagine what they will be cabable of in another 50.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Tue, Jun 8, 2010, at 8:09 AM
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    Nobody has to do anything to satisfy me GI. I just believe my God wants to get to know you and Senior Loud, and whole bunch of other folks out there intimately, and I see no reason not to help point out reasons that might help even non believers open their minds and hearts Him.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Tue, Jun 8, 2010, at 1:11 PM
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    As I said earlier "I certainly don't pretend to have all the answers about religion, science, and the obvious conflicts that have been discussed to death already elsewhere."

    Your question ... can a person know God without adhering to ANY religious structure? and... My answer is perhaps. I can't judge others actions dealing with, and their interactions with God. It's not my job man. There certainly are many religious folks that will be happy to give you a differing opinion about that I'm sure.

    Is Christianity the best way to know God, or just the system that was predominant in the part of the world in which you were born? I would not pretend to know what is best, just what works for me. It's what I was brought up with, and came back to as I grew older.

    The fact that I encourage you to get to know my God should not limit your search for truth. There are good things to be said about all the worlds great religions, and though my beliefs are different, I think it likely most religions are more intertwined than most would imagine.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Tue, Jun 8, 2010, at 4:13 PM
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    GI said... "getting to know "your God" seems incredibly vague and undefinable."

    I have to agree completely with that statement, but it goes to the heart of the religious debate when you include the various religions ideology. Getting to know "Your God" is a personal voyage, but one I hope everyone at least explores.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Tue, Jun 8, 2010, at 7:27 PM
  • I enjoyed the story about the dog. I'm afraid to say anything more - you guys are way too intellectual for me. But I will say, Brian, that you have a great gift for taking simple ordinary occurrences in life and giving them a special meaning.

    -- Posted by mccook mom on Tue, Jun 8, 2010, at 11:54 PM
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