Rabbi Adam Jacobs has an interesting article in the Huffington Post on a question that I’ve had when I have wondered whether there is a God, namely how with non-belief to accept the thought that every action we ever take has no meaning? His test, while a little over the top, is thought-provoking for those with doubts. Check it out here.
Similarly, I’m reading an English translation of Song of a Wanderer, written by Li Cheng, which in its original Chinese has presented a message of belief to atheistic Chinese scholars in a way that addresses that culture’s need for evidence and logic. Cheng poses an amazingly simple challenge to the non-believer who insists they will not believe in any concept they cannot prove: where is their evidence that God does notexist? Many make an argument that we can see evidence, though indirect, of God in this world. This is clearly a fundamental truth we cannot prove either way. We are each left with a choice, to choose whether to accept the lack of clear evidence both for and against God. I know which choice gives me more peace.
“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.” –George Eliot