Friday, December 6, 2013

The Unseen Exists

Occasionally, not often lately, I meet a person whose argument against belief in God is, “I only believe in what I can see.” I seriously doubt they give much thought to that claim. I give them more credit than to accept that they really believe that. Why?

Most people today have carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. Why? Because we humans cannot see, smell or taste it AND carbon monoxide has killed people. Another danger: If it weren't for the power companies putting a foul scent in natural gas, that also could easily be another killer, right in a person’s home. We cannot see it and in its natural state it is odorless and tasteless. This news article covers other naturally occurring, common things that we humans have no sense of and yet they can be fatal. (For those readers prone to discount Fox News, at least accept that this article documents well-known dangers that are easily verified.)

But the point of my article here is that claiming to believe only in what one sees ignores common sense and common knowledge. So now that we’ve established that we can confidently and intelligently believe in things we cannot see or sense at all, the next step is to ask what is the real reason people do not believe in God? When people really start to seriously ponder the question, they may come up with items such as:

1.    Evolution has disproven God.
2.    Religion and the clergy have acted so corruptly.
3.    This modern world’s ethics and moral standards are so poor—if there were a God, he should have acted to clean it up by now.

If you are sincerely searching for answers to such questions, consider the following linked articles:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Purple Triangle Video

I personally have never met (in person or on video) anyone that lived through (as a war prisoner) the Nazi regime. I've read stories and seen narrated short videos, but never actually heard an interview with someone.

The video below is an actual interview with Simone Arnold, a woman who was 12 years old at the time of Nazi occupation of Eastern France.

If you read the write-up underneath the Youtube site, there is much more information on this. It was produced with the help of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute founded by Steven Spielburg. A copy of the video is also on a private site.