In response to your youtube comment, I agree that science is profound in it’s design. I don’t agree that it just occurred without an objective, if we ourselves, value reason.
I agree with Oprah in that we have confined God outside of science and by the tenets of religiousity.
What youtube comment? That being said, the universe does not owe us purpose, nor does it require an objective. Why do you assume it has to? No one has confined god to anything. It is not scientific religiosity (an oxymoron of course) that confines god, it is the fact that there is no evidence such a being exists in the first place. God, any god, is welcomed to make his/her/its presence apparent. Just like science is. Just like the universe is. Just like this post is. Is that too much to ask from a “god”?
This is a question that demands an answer if we ourselves value reason.
I don’t think it is rude to say I’m not a christian/muslim/jew/theist. You can follow up by saying that even though you do not pray for healing you do hope for such and that you are there to assist them in any way you can in order to make it so.
I know my response is not catchy or simple but the fact of the matter is that you response will depend on the situation.
Maybe something like this:
I’m not a christian, I’m not a believer in gods, but i do believe in hope and love. I do believe in people, I believe in helping you out anyway i can through these hard times. And at the end the day I believe that if a god does exist, it will surely be interested in you, your well being and your happiness. Just as I am.
Any thoughts or suggestions from the readers? Let me know. Will post a few of them later on today.