The OP is entitled, "A leap of faith".
Believers do not need to see God for proof and belief of His existence.
Atheists must be shown before they believe, so they say.
Atheists must be shown before they believe, so they say. But that's not entirely true. Do you believe gravity exists? Of course you do, even though you've never seen it and some scientists have called gravitation, the mystery of mysteries. I'm sure you have a very intelligent answer when I ask what is the law of gravity. Gravity is but one of a thousand things taken upon faith by famous scientists.
A joke right; Lula if you believe in gravity and I believe in gravity then what is there to prove and who are we supposed to prove it to??? Ok is it to be one at a time or can we group them together in bunches to speed this up?
Oh c'mon GFTess.
My point stands. Even you must believe things by faith. I'm just pointing out that you (and I and all of us) believe gravity exists upon faith...not becasue you ( we) have seen gravity.
You believe gravity exists upon faith in whom? Faith in scientists and what they have told you about gravity including its definition.
I'm sure you have a very intelligent answer when I ask what is the law of gravity.
I typed the word ‘Gravitation’ into Wiki and this is the first paragraph (what confusion???) that popped up and this will do nicely for me:
Gravitation, or gravity, is a natural phenomenon by which physical bodies attract with a force proportional to their masses. Gravitation is most familiar as the agent that gives weight to objects with mass and causes them to fall to the ground when dropped. Gravitation causes dispersed matter to coalesce, and coalesced matter to remain intact, thus accounting for the existence of the Earth, the Sun, and most of the macroscopic objects in the universe.
Told ya..you'd have a very intelligent answer.
Atheists must be shown before they believe, so they say. But that's not entirely true. Do you believe gravity exists? Of course you do, even though you've never seen it and some scientists have called gravitation, the mystery of mysteries.
Sir John Hershel, the discoverer of Uranus and its satellites called gravitation, the "mystery of mysteries". You can decide if he was a real scientist or not.
Gravity is but one of a thousand things taken upon faith by famous scientists.
Scientists believe Electricity exists but science does not know what electricity is in substance.
Scientists believe Darwinian, neo-Darwinism and Stellar Evolution on faith in random chance.
A leap of faith
Concerning faith I've said this before....
God's revealed religion, the Holy Bible and Science call for belief by both faith and study. Faith proceeds all study. True Religion begins with Divine Faith that will not deceive; whereas science begins with human faith that is fallible. It's utterly impossible to study them without accepting first principles upon faith, without faith in the respective teachers. Science and true religion begins with mysteries, truths which are not fully understood.
Gravity and electricity are natural mysteries yet their manifestations prove their existence.
Well, same with God. "The heavens show forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the works of his hands."