For sometime lately, I have wondered on miracles and whether miracles do really exist. Simply put, I have—at some point—adjudged miracles and any phenomenon thereof as somatic reactions to strongly-held beliefs that certain things (illnesses, situations in life, etc.) may get better in the long run. At this point, the very reality of a miracle is then disputed inasmuch as it becomes apparent that its mere existence is brought forth by a burning desire on the part of a person hoping for one.

Nonetheless I still want to investigate further; as, then again, anything may happen. Regardless whether miracles are true in themselves or not, it remains that miracles are part of every person’s longing hence worthy for discussion.


If God is Vindictive…

Is it not enigmatic to say that God is merciful but at the same time, vengeful? Oh of course, many would say that such a characteristic of his is mostly present in Old Testament times where His nature as a Father is nondescript (in a sense). But why is it that, despite all assertions of Him being merciful he still “punishes” those who are supposedly cognisant of truth but still err (Hebrews 10:24-26, this apparently referring to those already inside the “True Church” but have gone wayward)? Continue reading “If God is Vindictive…”

When Believing Can Be Futile… Sometimes.

I mostly grew up as a religious person and I have scoured books tackling the same, most importantly the Holy Scripture. However, it seems that as time went by—especially latter days—I have found belief as a mere ideal that can somehow be apart from reality. This, I should mean, religious belief: with all of the trappings of the glorious, of reverence, of holy obeisance, it seems that I could not get myself to adhere or affiliate to something I should cling to in reference to a divine entity. Continue reading “When Believing Can Be Futile… Sometimes.”

God and a Truest Belief?

Should it be safe to say that God is so mysterious that he wills himself to be veiled that people have to harbour animosities with each other in the name of what belief is most true about him? Why could not he make himself “understandable” so people could be at peace with themselves and acknowledge him more, hence more people drawn to salvation (if he really wants more people to be saved)?