It is my honest belief that there is no point in my asking you a question. You have proven time and time again throughout this thread that you do not answer questions, and when you do respond to them, it is nothing more than your unsupported assertions and very preachy remarks. You may be quite certain of your beliefs, but the vast majority of us don't believe in fairy tales anymore. You have yet to prove that your beliefs deserve special recognition or even basic consideration for that matter.
Why don't you believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster? He's out there, healing people with his noodly appendages every day. You can't see him or hear him, but trust me..if you just "open your ears and listen", he will save you from eternal damnation. Hell, he will even forgive your sins if you just believe!
Do you see how the use of your "just believe" logic fails in the real world? If you use the same illogical methods that you used to support your current beliefs, you would end up believing in the Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever other mystical god or being that someone pitches to you on a street corner.
Try it, apply the same steps that you told us to use:
1. You just need to have faith (regardless of any and all evidence that does not support the claim).
2. You don't believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is real? You just aren't trying hard enough! Where's your faith? (repeat step one until you start to believe).
3. When presented with valid, and supported evidence that Flying Spaghetti Monster logic fails, just try one of the following:
--Ignore the person who's claims you disagree with and their questions/comments.
--Respond to the person, but don't respond to the main points. Be as vague as possible.
--Try to convince the people questioning you that they are being rude or mean to you by questioning your illogical methods and claims.
4. When unable to convince anyone to fall for your methods of belief, just say that don't want to argue (despite the fact that you are on a web forum designed for the debate and discussion of topics)
The bottom line is that you have a belief system that is not supported by evidence or truth. Your god is no more real than a magic teapot or a sparkling white dragon with a unicorn horn. If there was a book about a sparkling white dragon written by a bunch of second or third-hand parties, you would have to believe in that too - because faith requires that you do. If you did not want to be questioned about your beliefs, you definitely came to the wrong place. The members here expect that you back up your assertions and claims with evidence, not just your illogical claim that we haven't opened our ears or hearts enough. I'm sure that is the same line cult leaders use on those questioning their belief system: "Hey man, you just have to trust me and have some faith! Drinking the KoolAid will give you mystical powers - why don't you just do it first and ask questions later."
Not gonna happen for this guy. I will always keep looking for the truth by allowing people to prove me wrong with evidence. The difference between you and me is that I don't claim to have the truth already. All I have is what I believe to be the closest thing to the truth based on all of the evidence provided to me. What you have is a 2000 year old collection of hearsay and second/third-hand tales of magical crap. You are not pursuing truth at all. You are pursuing what you want to be true and backing it up with a book that says so. Don't agree with us yet? You just aren't opening your ears/heart enough.