Where is God?

Faith has an aspect of atheism built into it…and it’s this question.

Paul says something about moving from milk to meat in one of his letters…this aspect of ‘growing up’ as an analogy. Like humans we grow from babies to adults – able to make choices of what to eat, wear, think, and feel. In this process of growth we learn to ask questions and wonder about things. This is a normal built in human routine we all are used to. Maybe this is why I can relate to atheism on many levels.

The truth is we are not asking ‘who is God(?)’ but ‘where is God(?)’.

Answer is ‘I don’t know’. I do think we were created with a spirituality that hybrids with our physical, emotional, and mental states. Sometimes we catch a glimpse of something concering this spirituality – sometimes we don’t.

This makes us human…we are not this entity called ‘God’ and we wonder about it from time to time…a bigger picture on a small life. However, we only have glimpses and nothing concrete to grasp onto (experience wise). The atheists have us on this one – no doubts. We cannot recreate a mountain scene that Moses is said to have had…that’s too bad because people of faith are also seeking those same proofs (at times).

The best answer to this question is you, yourself know the answer the best.


2 thoughts on “Where is God?

  1. I’m reminded of a program I enjoyed on speaking of faith, “Quarks and Creation”:

    Mr. Polkinghorne: Well, quarks are, in some sense, unseen realities. Nobody has ever isolated a single quark in the lab. So we believe in them not because we’ve, even with sophisticated instruments, so to speak, seen them, but because assuming that they’re there makes sense of great swaths of physical experience. And I was lucky enough to be a humble member of the particle physics community during the time all that was being worked out, and it was great fun to be, in a small way, part of it.

    Ms. Tippett: You know, I should ask you to explain quarks.

    Mr. Polkinghorne:Yeah, well, when I began, many years ago, as a research student, a graduate student working in science, we thought that matter, nuclear matter, was made up of protons and neutrons. And then, as we experimented and as we began to find out more and more about what was going on, it became more and more difficult to understand things in those terms, and it gradually dawned on people, it dawned on some very clever people, that maybe the protons and neutrons themselves were made of something yet smaller, yet more basic, and they would have some quite surprising properties. For example, they would have fractional electric charge, which nobody has ever seen directly.

    And so then people began to see that, though they couldn’t see these entities on their own, the way matter behaved, both the way it was organized, the patterns of structure that it had, the way projectiles bounced off target particles, all that made sense if these unseen quarks were sitting there inside, never capable of being locked out, but nevertheless real. So, in this indirect way, the unseen reality of quarks became an absolutely fundamental aspect of our understanding of the structure of matter. And that remains the case. And I, common with all particle physicists, believe very fervently, in a way, in the reality of quarks. But it’s an unseen reality. It’s the fact that they give intelligibility to the world that makes us believe that they’re actually there.

    Faith is found in many places it seems….

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