Skip to comments.The Glenn Beck solution: turn to God. It is not so easy.
Posted on 08/30/2010 7:28:32 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
Do you believe in God? Every time I answer the question honestly I lose friends. Still I tell the truth: I dont believe in God. I dont believe in the evolution either. I just believe we dont have enough knowledge to know the world yet.
If you are still reading, I appreciate your tolerance.
Glenn Becks answer to Americas troubles is turning to God. Where does it leave us: the non believers? Becks solution reminds me of my godmother, who is a nun in an Eastern Orthodox Monastery on the Balkans.
When I visited her she answered every question I had with: you have to believe, you have to have faith, and you have to pray. That was the only answer to everything. She and Glenn Beck could be soul-mates.
She sensed it is hard for me to believe so she tried to teach me something simple: Just try to be good and keep praying Lord forgive my sins. That was kind of a safety net advice she came-up with while trying to save my lost soul.
I think this is the answer: just be good. Do not lie, do not cheat, do not envy, do not steal, do not kill, respect your parents, do not idolize people, repent your sins and try to be good.
Does it really have to be in the name of God? Or just for goodness sake.
Mike Huckabee often says that if we agree on 7-8 things out of 10 we still can be friends. Can God be one of the things we disagree on?
Half of the Americans dont even agree on do not kill and support abortions.
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It is healthy to question the existense of God, but pure insantity to deny the possibility.
God is everywhere and that is why so few people find him. They have no idea what to look for. God is the peace in a peaceful heart. And much much more, but this is a start
Lost in the dark without the one true light of Jesus.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
The problem there is that God himself requires belief in order to fulfill our beings, it is obvious regardless of our egos no one can be called good in the purest sense of the word, to be good one would have to grasp all things small and large and react with goodness. We as human beings only have a limited scope of vision, thus we hear Christ say, Father forgive them because they know not what they do. Certainly we should aspire to a higher morality and every moment we fail we should get up and try again.
Surely as God walks with His children and sees us fall, he does not kick us and say I am leaving, he helps us up and we continue, while we were down if we were to say God is not there, where would that take us, we would have no guide, what human can navigate infinity, each step to us is unknown, I am glad there is a God, one who loves us so much he would send his only son to die for our sins in atonement for our continued foolishness, this is how we learn humility. It would be foolish to think I will find my own way when we don’t even know where we are.
Glenn is right, come as a child unto the Father, depend on he who made all things even in death, seek Him with all your heart, mind, and soul..in Jesus name
We can be friends if you are unbeliever, certainly. You are also fortunate to live in a nation that allows you to be an athiest, unlike say Saudi Arabia or Iran. As I’m fortunate to live in a nation that allows me for the moment to worship as I wish.
I think Beck’s point is that we should return to the original founders view that America is an exceptional nation in the sense that it was able to accomplish what no other group of people in human history had been able to accomplish, self government. But with self government comes the notion of the law being above man so that self government is possible and that the laws originate with God.
This is the same view as Lincoln and DeTocqueville among others.
Turn to God and He will turn to you.
A bit confused here -- if they author does not believe in God then why adhere to the idea that there is anything like sin to repent?
If Ellie does not accept Glenn's theory, why does that even matter? He proclaims what he feels is the solution to America's troubles, this doesn't mean everyone must accept it. Unless of course, the problem is that Ellie isn't quite so certain of her position.
“Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian? That’s a tough call. That’s real rebellion.” - Alice Cooper
There are certain principles of Christianity.......support the one’s you believe ignore the rest.....It won’t get you to the after life but you will be a better person than if you ignore them all!!!
A lot of people think this is the answer. It's not.
The author does have enough knowledge to know the world. That's not the question. The reality for agnostics isn't that they "can't know" - they simply don't care to know & can't be bothered to find out.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. - I John 5:13
It takes EXACTLY the same amount of faith to disbelieve in God as it does to believe. If the non-believers are right then nothing mattered anyway so the believer loses nothing. On the other hand if the believer is right then the non-believer loses everything. So logically and mathematically it is better to put your faith in God. This is what I tell all the so-called “scientific” atheists.
I agree, My opinion doesn’t matter. Beck ask us to tell the truth - so this is what I am trying to do.
Sins - things that I have done that are wrong.
My fav Scripture. Thanks
There is only 1 thing the Human mind is not capable of imagining, that one thing is absolute nothingness, if you envision a black void, that is something, that is because God has always been and His existence as our lives will never be nothing, nor will we, but it is so important to believe. In science we believe if we hook a battery up to our flashlights and flip the switch there is light, if we did not believe it and our light went out would we even replace the battery?
Our nature goes far beyond what we understand, in fact I am convinced we are no more than babies barely able at the end of our lives to look at the Heavens and say Daddy? Have faith
I think everyone takes a journey to faith in their own manner in their own time.
BTW, can we be friends if I aggravate you by believing you will eventually find your way to God?
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