I think religion is just an excuse people use to escape from their problems. Instead of dealing with them, they sit back and wait for God to do something (which He never does). We have to find our own solutions to our problems, not depend on some imaginary god.


I’m very sorry you feel this way, and one reason is because I can’t help but wonder how you’ll react when you encounter a problem you can’t solve. We all face them, sooner or later—a broken relationship, an incurable illness, a financial reversal, even death itself. Isn’t it better to face them with God than without Him?

I’m also sorry you feel this way because you’re building your life on a false foundation that will not last. From what you say, you apparently assume God doesn’t exist; you think He’s only a product of our imagination. But have you honestly examined this? Have you considered the wonders of the world around us—wonders that point not to chance, but to a Creator?

Most of all, have you honestly examined the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? He claimed to be God in human flesh, who came from heaven to erase our guilt and make us part of His family forever. Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God… has made him known” (John 1:18).

Don’t let pride, or your yearning for independence, or anything else keep you from Christ. God made you and loves you, and your life will never be complete apart from Him. “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (John 1:4).

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