Martin Mendiola | NDHS '14
16yo | Filipino | Irish
God, Family, Friends, Music, and the Universe
I’m not religious. I am faithful.
I don’t hate them. I wish they understood. I respect your views, but I don’t respect your disrespect for my beliefs. I don’t tolerate. Tolerance is ignorance. I want to understand. After we argue, at least shake my hand without sarcasm or feeling that I’m crazy or delusional. I’m not sure if all atheists are like this, just the ones I know. Especially since atheism is disbelief in the existence of a god or the belief that there is no God.
I’d like to meet an atheist who can still respect my beliefs. Or is that an oxymoron?
I see the logic in what you’re saying. It makes sense. But the idea of God doesn’t make sense. He wouldn’t be God if the idea of Him did make sense.
I know atheism will always exist since logic is very understandable and when I think of it from an outside view, maybe God does seem like a crazy and far out idea. But you know what? That’s exactly what God IS. God is so awesome and unbelievable that He is completely illogical. But just because something is illogical, just because there is no proof for something, and just because something can’t be seen doesn’t mean it isn’t real.
Moreover, my faith doesn’t define who I am. It has to do a lot with who I am, but just because I’m Christian or “religious,” you don’t have to automatically shut me out because whatever I say or think or do is a result of the so-called delusion of faith. There will never be proof. If there was proof, there would be no need for faith. God wouldn’t leave undeniable proof for us to find because that would take away true faith.
Atheism to me is what God is to atheists. Doesn’t make sense. And probably we will never completely understand each other’s sides. All I’m asking is for you to not be close-minded. Understand me, or try to, like I try to understand you. I feel very disrespected when you (referring to some atheists I know) just shut me out, laugh at me, and say I’m crazy and delusional and stupid because I believe in God.
If you’re an atheist, if you didn’t believe in God, if you rejected God, and He stood before you right now to judge you, would you repent? Or would that not be enough for you to believe?