wow i have read like half of the thread, and i am already enjoying it. :]
its a great thing to talk about these things, so you can grow in this fun thing called life.
but, i am a blood bought child of god, because he is gracious and just and sent that ever satisfying sacrifice jesus christ.
i know some people (tim keller in particular) who would call people that don't believe in jesus christ's life and such "uneducated." a lot of scientific proof.
i don't have 100% proof that jesus lived. a lot of people who i know will tell me he did, and i agree with them. not too long ago, lots of records from that time. (actually still finding some today, like the dead sea scrolls and such).
i do believe though, because i have faith, and i understand i don't have to be 100% sure. but i sure believe he exists. i almost find it weird for people not to believe in a god.
i mean, i don't think that this stuff just happens by chance... i mean if everything including my emotions (love and such), my intellect, my morals, etc. are all just "chance" then what is the point of life?
love being important, morals, and such existing makes more sense with there being a god, then there not being a god.
you can say that not believing in a god takes just as much faith as believing in a god. not believing is just a shot in the dark.
but i need to get back to reading these posts.
(no harm meant anywhere in there, i really wouldn't try to offend anyone, and i shouldn't get offended :] happy posting)