What to Say to People that Do Not Believe?

Copyright © 2006
by Tim Roach


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I can appreciate the desire to have good answers for questions non believers often ask about Our Creator. However, let me start by saying that if a person does not want to believe something there is no statement nor any proof that will convince them to change their mind.

For instance ask anyone if light can be slowed down or even stopped (paused) then released. Most will tell you that it is impossible. However, as of 2002 it has been done according to NASA. See: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/27mar_stoplight.htm

In part the article says:

We can measure it, bend it, and slow it down. We can use it to propel spacecraft, to transmit telephone conversations, to perform surgery. There seems to be no end to what light can do.

Last year, physicists at Harvard University shined a laser beam into a glass cell filled with atomic vapors. The light went in, but it didn't come out again. It was not destroyed or absorbed, but rather stored -- ready to emerge intact at the scientists' bidding.

Yet until recently there was one thing we couldn't do with light: pause it. Stopping light in its tracks and releasing it again unchanged was beyond human ken.

But now scientists have figured out how to do even that.

Last year, physicists at Harvard University shined a laser beam into a glass cell filled with atomic vapors. The light went in, but it didn't come out again. It was not destroyed or absorbed, but rather stored -- ready to emerge intact at the scientists' bidding.

Quantum mechanics describes the bizarre rules of light and matter on atomic scales. In that realm, matter can be in two places at once. Objects can be particles and waves at the same time. And nothing is certain -- only probable or improbable.

This improbable feat -- stopping light -- was accomplished by two teams. One was led by Ron Walsworth, a physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the other by Lene Hau of Harvard University's Department of Physics. Walsworth's group used warm rubidium vapors to pause their laser beam; Hau's group used a super-cold sodium gas to do the same thing.

The article also talks/links to a lot of interesting information about the history of the research as well as information about how it was done.

However there are some scientists that will still say that the speed of light is constant and cannot be changed. Continuing their argument by saying that what the group really did was to manipulate other "energies" to make it seem like they stopped light but that they really did not stop light itself.

Regardless of even having hard tangible evidence some people will not believe anything, simply because they do not want to.

Thus, be very careful when getting into discussions with some people about faith, or anything for that matter, for their goal is not to rationally discuss a topic, but rather their sole goal is to frustrate the person they are talking to. For often they are not even listening to what one is saying and will not allow anyone to continue speaking if it is something that they do not want to hear.

There are of course people that truly want to learn and discuss different ideas about everything. When talking with someone like that there is a lot that everyone can learn even when it is about something we might not agree with.

I will probably try to go into more depth and detailed answers for some of the 'non belief' topics in other sections. However, there is often one major problem I have noticed most people have in common that do not believe in Our Creator. Simply put, far to often people, even believers, confuse what Our Creator truely IS with the actions and teachings of various organizations, as well as the actions of the people, which claim to be followers.

I may be spiritually wrong for doing this, but honestly, while I will say that I believe in God our Creator, his Son Jesus Our Savior and the Holy Spirit there are many times I will not say I am a Christian for the practices that some groups claiming to be Christian are simply not Christian nor even remotely in line with the teaching of Jesus. And I want to make it very clear that I am not associated with those groups.

Actually with all the, and please forgive me for saying this, but with all the 100% pure crap that so many groups present as being what God is about I really do understand why so many people choose not to believe. For it is difficult to believe in Our Creator when one has been 'burned' and mislead so many times by Satan and his 'false profits' that claim to be following the way of Our Creator. After a while it simply becomes easier and even 'logical' to say that there is No God and that all religion is wrong and deceptive.

But then Jesus Himself when talking about many of the 'Church Groups' of His day, I seem to remember through out much of the new testament, He disagreed with what many of the churches and their leaders were doing. Sadly often the very things He said to avoid are the very things many churches today are doing. That doesn't mean that God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost do not exist it simply means that many of the religious groups are following an improper path and not what Our Creator intended us to be doing.

Thus in my opinion if someone truly wants to learn about Our Creator, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit be willing to share and tell them what you know and think and believe. And don't be afraid to say, "I don't know. Or I am not sure. Or let us try to find an answer for that." if someone asks you a question to which you do not know the answer. For there are many things about the Bible that Religious Leaders have debated since the Bible was written. Should you run into someone that claims they know all the answers (with anything) you should probably be very careful around them. Because anyone that is truly knowledgeable in any subject realizes just how little we really know about anything.

However ultimately the best answer we can give to a non-believer is not with your words but with the way we live your everyday way of life. For I have found that a TRUE CHRISTIAN rarely has to tell anyone they follow the teachings of Our Savior.

For if one truly takes to heart and practices the phrase 'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.' it becomes much easier to follow, and teach others about, Our Creator without even saying a word.



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