We, the children of God have different belief systems, particularly with reference to God.

Did everything appear by itself?

There were two friends one a believer in God and the other an atheist who used to vehemently argue there is neither God, nor anything called God’s Creation and that Nature created itself. On a visit to his friend’s house one day, the atheist friend found a wonderful painting of a Waterfall on the wall. Simply impressed by its beauty, the atheist friend asked the other, as to who drew this painting.

The other friend replied, ‘No one painted it. It just came up by itself on the wall suddenly.

‘ Don’t be stupid ‘, the atheist friend told.’ How can a painting suddenly appear-without someone painting it and another hanging it? ‘

” How can the world suddenly appear without someone creating it? ‘asked the other friend.

Einstein on God

A New York sixth standard student wrote in 1936 to Albert Einstein to ask whether scientists prayed and if so for what. Einstein replied as under:

Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by law of nature and therefore this holds for actions of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer.

However, it must be admitted that our actual knowledge of these laws is only imperfect and fragmentary Actually our belief on the all embracing laws of nature rests on a sort of faith. Thus people involved in the pursuit of science are convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of nature, a spirit that is vastly superior to that of man, in the face of which we, with our modest powers must feel humble.

Readers Digest-October 1979