Believing In God

Some people believe in God…
You can’t but respect their beliefs even if they don’t coincide with yours…

Some people don’t believe in God…
You can’t but respect their right to believe what they think is fact…

And then there are some people who don’t want to believe in God… Meaning, they believe in God, but they don’t want to… They try to convince themselves that God doesn’t exist… For different reasons… Mainly not to feel guilty for whatever wrong they’re doing…
People like that simply can’t earn your respect…

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

10 thoughts on “Believing In God”

  1. I don’t care what people believe in, want to believe in or convince themselves otherwise.
    i respect people based on their deeds and the good they believe in.

  2. @Napo: When I talk of respect here, I don’t mean respect in a general sense, it is more about respecting their position on this issue.
    Of course, you respect people at different levels, and even if you don’t respect their position or opinion on a certain thing, you might respect them as a person overall.
    Maybe I wasn’t that specific in my post, so I understand how you could understand it that way.

  3. @Roba: I think it’s quite possible and easy to know if the person in front of you is convinced at all by what he’s saying or not, whatever the subject is.
    You just feel that he’s making up stuff, trying to convince you and himself at the same time, ending up saying stuff that is inconsistent and unconvincing.

  4. And then there are those who want to believe in God… Meaning, they don’t believe in God, but they don’t want to… They try to convince themselves that God exist… For different reasons… Mainly not to feel guilty for whatever wrong they’re doing…
    People like that simply ……. (fill in the blanks)

  5. @Mira: lol, good one… And it is true that such people exist, although I think it’s mainly because they need to feel hope in a certain way and they need to know that there is a higher being watching over them.

    @Kassus: It’s not that they doubt the existence of God, they believe in it, but they wish they didn’t, and they try to convince themselves that he doesn’t against their beliefs. That’s what I meant.

  6. The great mathematician and avowed atheist, Lord Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would do if, after he died, he found himself standing before God. Replied Lord Russell, “I would say, ‘Sir, why did you not give me enough evidence?'”

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