Have you read the book “Why I am an atheist who believes in God”? this book is really make people to deep thinking and introspect. There is the excerpt from the book and to write down below,
Excerpt to prove that God exists.
Jesus believed in God rather than in a book about God. The message of Jesus’ life is an intervention in and an acceleration of the evolution of empathy. Consider this story from the book of Matthew: “A woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.’ Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed at that moment.”
Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’ s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scriptures.
Friend’s conversation to prove
Actually modern day religion has driven people away from doctrine according to the mentioned above. Let us see some others examples whether religion already change people’s mind? This is a conversation from a girl as my friend. She said “I noticed that there was more and more hate being pardoned because of one’s “religious freedom.” You can be against gay marriage because being gay is a sin. You can hate those who have abortions, because God wouldn’t have blessed them with the miracle of life if it wasn’t meant to happen (no matter what the circumstances of the pregnancy are). Transgender people are completely wrong in believing they identify with the opposite gender because God doesn’t make mistakes, especially with a person’s gender.”
she also added “ I thought that religion was meant to comfort people, not make them hate. Did that mean I was supposed to hate my 5th grade best friend just because he was bisexual? Should I hate Planned Parenthood because they provide abortions, even though that’s only a fraction of their services? Are transgender people actually confused?”
However there are more circumstance to show religion in America will be growing smaller and smaller. Religion in America seems to be drawing more hate than love out of people, no matter which Christian denomination they follow. Religious Americans swarmed at Donald Trump’s rallies because of his promise to elect a pro-life Supreme Court justice, and overturn the original ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Pope Francis took on his role in 2013, he has shown to be more accepting and loving than the examples of religion we see today; and that acceptance and love is what I was taught when I first came to the church. The Pope Francis has extended priests the power to forgive abortion, but our doctors are allowed to refuse service to those women who have had an abortion? LGBTQ discrimination is still legal in Indiana, while the Pope has asked for Catholic priests to be more accepting of those who are gay.