Do You Believe in What You Cannot See?

@Eweniks (362)
Nigeria
May 10, 2009 12:20pm CST
Are you one of those that say "I believe only in what I see"? Some seem believe only what they see. They even say there is no God. Trying to convince such people is very difficult. Please, what can you say about these people?
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@Galena (9123)
10 May 09
I do believe in things I've not seen. like atoms, gravity, the planet neptune, australia and so on. I do believe in Gods, but those I've seen.
@Eweniks (362)
• Nigeria
10 May 09
Thank you very much. I wanted to cite such examples as you gave but i considered non science members may not have much to contribute. Thanks for your response.
@Galena (9123)
13 May 09
I don't find believing in Gods and in science at all conflicting.
• United States
10 May 09
First, I do not try to convince people who have already made up their mind. Second, we all believe in a lot of things we cannot "see"... wind breath air love so one who has decided they do not wish to believe in God.. will not. say let them alone in their own thinking!
@Eweniks (362)
• Nigeria
10 May 09
That's true. Thanks for your contribution.
@rich_yu (163)
• Israel
10 May 09
i think they are kind of people that they trust them self and they dont trust anyone..
@Eweniks (362)
• Nigeria
10 May 09
They will never trust even themselves. Thanks for responding.
• United States
10 May 09
Hm. I believe in what makes sense. In many cases that means something you can see. Maybe not directly, but indirectly. Wind is a popular example of how you can only see the effects of something. But we've actually seen air molecules, so air and wind we can technically see... When it comes to God (or gods) I don't believe due to a combination of factors. It's not so much that I can't "see" God, though - Just like the wind, if I believed in God I can see his effects. However, everything people point to as God's work I see as... well, natural. People see a world that's complex and perfectly built up. The more I learn about the world around me though the more I realize that even things we normally don't think of as flawed are seriously flawed. Err that goes into a whole 'nother topic. My point is that as long as the people who only believe what they see use their brain with it, they should be fine. If they're like "omg air doesn't exist I can't see it" then they are... well being kinda dumb.
@Eweniks (362)
• Nigeria
10 May 09
I agree with you. Certain things in life is "seen", felt,acknowledged by their effect. Thanks for your candid response.
• United States
10 May 09
Say about those that do not believe, there isn't much you can say for its in each of us to see for ourself in our hearts and soul. If they choose to believe the way they do its their choice to make. I don't try and convince anyone to believe in what I believe, I do by doing, if they ask, I just say thats my faith and leave it alone. To me the better teacher is to do what you believe..
@Eweniks (362)
• Nigeria
10 May 09
.....do what you believe. Well, some people are naturally rigid, and will never want to change. Thanks for responding.