If there is no god then the people who did believe have nothing to lose. For people like me who believe there isnt a god, well i guess ill just keep living life the way i do. If for some reason im wrong. Im screwed :p
i dont know but i know that there are people who are blind and stupid and believe in a book instead of reality.. booskies_are_awsome.... ur an idiot im sorry but i think you just are evolution is a fact... a scientific fact.. im sorry im normally not a jerk but come on... and if there is a god we bother him on his only day off... Sunday... and ive heard that we are sometimes his worst creation... so havent the idea of he has probably just moved on from us humans? he probably has voices in his head because of u people
You don't have to physically see God to know he is real. God touches and compels people in many ways and if you really focus and put your heart in the right place and your open minded and you soften your hardened heart he will touch you and speak to you and you will feel his presence and know that he is real and Jesus is our Lord and Savior. In the Bible there is a story about a man who was blind and he went to Jesus to be healed; Jesus spit in his eyes put mud in them and said go to the river and rinse out your eyes and you shall see. No one else has that kind of power because it is from God and he gave that power to his son Jesus Christ he was perfectly 100% human and 100% God he performed countless miracles and to answer the part of your question is blind faith irrational...No it is not for if so you'd have to say the same thing about Evolution I mean the idea that we evolved from Monkeys? come on that sounds ridiculous yet so many people still believe and they go off theories some which haven't been proven and they say I believe in Science who created Science God. Everything comes from him so if it is okay to believe we evolved from Monkeys then believing in God is okay.
Blind faith is trusting in something without any evidence. It has been described as a leap in the dark, a giving over of oneself to something despite a solid foundation. God does not expect us to have this type of faith. God has revealed Himself to us.God has also revealed Himself through Scripture.The greatest revelation of God is Jesus Christ. Therefore, our faith is not blind. We are called to love God with all of our minds (Luke 10:27). He does not expect us to blindly leap in the dark, but to understand His revelations and to take calculated steps of faith. We are to search the Scriptures and spend time getting to know God (1 Timothy 4:13-16). Yes, we do exercise faith. There are some things we will simply not understand (Isaiah 55:8-9; Psalm 139:6; 1 Corinthians 13:9-12). Even so, we can know that our faith is built on a solid foundation. It is based on God's revelation of Himself and our understanding of that revelation. It is trusting and it is faith, but it is far from blind.http://www.compellingtruth.org/God-blind-faith.html
Depending on what you call "blind" faith, I would agree it is dangerous and irrational. Christianity is based on objective Truth and reality. Jesus Christ..."presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God."
Believing in a Person who proved Himself is not irrational. The reason it is difficult has less to do with reason and more to do with our will. We have a natural bent toward serving our self, not God, regardless of evidence.
As for what if we are wrong, it remind's me of Pascal's wager. The answer to the wager is to not believe. Even if there is a god, there are an almost infinite number of them which seem to be very jealous. The chances of choosing the right one are slim. And yet religion uses lots of resources (they want your time and money) and they insist you put limitations on your behaviour which are often not logical. So believing and following religions have a huge cost.
The most sensible course of action is to not believe, do not belong to a religion, but live a good and honest life... this way if you are wrong and there is a god, you can at least say you don't deserve punishment for being a non-believer.
After all, being punished for not being sure which is the right religion hardly seems fair and isn't something a supreme being would ever do.
There is definitely a God. Blind faith is for a season. Once you step out in faith God makes Himself real to you. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Blind faith is the ready response to any question of proof or reason to religious contradictions, and they are legion. What if there is no God? Then we were right and the churchies were wrong and neither will be able to gloat. If there is, he is allegedly all-forgiving anyway and why would we think a next world would be any better than this one that a God supposedly created. If one gets comfort from believing blindly, great, this is America; just don't get contentious with those of us who don't need unseen deities or believe threats of eternal woe.
God does not expect nor require you to have blind faith. He is showing himself to you, and showing His power, love, and strength. The bible describes faith this way: "Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld." (Hebrews 11:1) Genuine faith requires basic or fundamental knowledge, acquaintance with evidence, and heartfelt appreciation for what that evidence indicates. It is imppossible to have real faith without accurate knowledge. Faith is a fruit of Gods holy spirit; "On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith..." So we have to seek Gods holy spirit in order to perfect our faith. As mentioned ealier accurate bible knowledge increases our faith. "All scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16) Also, "Faith follows the thing heard. In turn the thing heard is through the word about Christ." (Romans 10:17) You will have more faith if you learn what God requires of you and as you do these things, you will see blessings on your efforts. Remember this; "Thus, too, faith, if it does not have works, is dead in itself." (James 2:17) As far as the belief in God, there are several sound reasons for believing in God. You are one of many. Here are more: Psalms 19:1 "The heavens are declaring the glory of God; And of the work of his hands the expanse is telling." Psalms 104:24 " How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions." There so many inexcusable works of God. These beautiful creations did not happen by chance but have an "intelligent" Creator. Please continue searching and studying Gods word to build your faith. If you want help understanding the bible visit www.jw.org for downloadable study aids, or to request a free home bible study.
of cause I believe there is a God. but hypothetically, if there was no God, what have I lost. I've corrected all I felt was wrong in my life & lived the best I could. I am no worse off. but for those that don't believe, are they not worse off than one that does.
Having blind faith is the only way to go just believe I'n God fall back I'n His arms and know He will catch you you can't figure it all out try to prove it or you provide for your circumstances doesn't work let God work I'n your life
Yes, I think that blind faith is irrational on many occasions. Which is why I took the initiative to study my faith and have come to the conclusion (and am willing to defend it) that God exists.
If you would like an argument for the existence of God, it can be constructed as follows: 1) Everything that begins to exist has a cause. It is irrational and unscientific to think that nothing can create something. 2) The universe began to exist. There are good philosophical and scientific reasons to believe that the universe is not eternal in the past, but rather came into existence at some point in time. 3) Therefore, the universe had a cause. Then you can reason that the proper cause of the universe would have to be beginningless, timeless, spaceless, immaterial, enormously powerful, intelligent, and a personal agent. It therefore follows that a beginningless, timeless, spaceless, immaterial, enormously powerful, intelligent, personal Creator of the universe exists (See Comments)
Blind faith is believing with absolutely no real conclusive evidence to suggest something is true. What could be more irrational than that? Perhaps acting on this mistaken belief. If most of us are wrong then we are a woefully irrational herd of pandering, stammering metaphors for turkeys drowning in the rain from the power of suggestion. If there is no god then nothing changes for me but I think a lot of people wasted there time talking to themselves and repeating meaningless words.
Well blind faith is definitely irrational, when something is rational that means it is backed or was produced by rational thought, and if you are blindly believing something that means you are not thinking about it, So if you are blindly believing something that means you are believing it without proof or rational thought, so yes it is irrational.