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To Not Believe, Is Not An Option

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To Not Believe, Is Not An Option

I believe in God.
I believe, because to not believe, is not an option.

I would rather believe in God throughout my life, 
then when I die, if there is nothing, I have lost nothing
and would never know.

If I lived my life never believing in God,
then when I died,
and God asks why I did not believe,
I have lost everything, 
and will know what I lost for eternity.

To not believe is not an option, only a gamble, 
a gamble whose odds produce an incalculable result;
the only guarantee, truth.

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  1. Date: 5/20/2010 4:51:00 PM
    nicely put, but is that true faith? Just a thought to ponder...I believe because I can't see it any other way, If that makes sense.

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 3:09:00 AM
    A very unique thought nicely penned