These reflections on faith and on the existence or non-existence of God and the immortal spirit are really important to anyone who wants to better understand the mysteries of our journey in this life.
A debate between atheists and believers will always add positively to their naturally existing controversy, and without a doubt it will shed light on the arguments of both sides.
So, at this point it’s worth looking at the word faith in order to understand it a bit more deeply. Since there are no better terms that can define its common meanings, we can say that it includes:
A – Faith in the things we touch, or see, or feel. Such faith is knowledge; it is certainty; it is conviction.
B – Faith in things that exist, but that cannot be seen or perceived because our observation resources and reasoning are insufficient. This is the faith of the humble and the pure at heart. We are born with this instinctive knowledge. It is engraved in our spirits, and arises in our consciousness just like all instincts. That’s why such faith often manifests itself in childhood. Faith, then, reveals itself because of this and many other motives, and it’s altered by reason under the most varied and strange ways of expression in every corner of the earth. This faith is blind, unproven, but it is powerful and capable of operating miracles as well as committing regrettable errors. Science is needed to control this faith and limit it through reason.
Atheists claim that there is no evidence of God’s existence and our immortal spirits. As a matter of fact, there is no proof or evidence whatsoever of the inexistence of these realities. Richard Dawkins wrote “The God Delusion”, but he did not produce any evidence that could justify the book title throughout hundreds of pages. I have already made similar mistakes, but by God’s grace had my eyes opened, and it seems to me that it is more logical to deny the existence of air than the existence of God and the spirits. The air only surrounds us and gets into our lungs whereas the power and wisdom of God are outside and inside of us for they penetrate both living and “dead” matter. Otherwise, how can we explain life codes? How can we explain that a single microscopic cell contains all the power and information to generate a plant, an animal, a human being?
This is only one of the infinite mysteries that surround us and that matter is unable to explain. And each one of these infinite mysteries constitutes clear, undeniable evidence of this being who has unlimited knowledge and unlimited power whom we call God.