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Michael BonelloPastor Patrick BonnerTHE 1000CNovember 6, 2011Is There Good Reason to Believe God Exists?
for signs of reality; in the end you come to the conclusion that all these beautiful and magical things happened when you believe. There is no way to prove that either Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy are real, but the best that people could do is just believe that they are real and that is what makes people happy.These same thoughts I had when learning about God. Of course my parents explained that even though we cannot see God he is all around us and loves us. When you have faith and believe in God good things will come to you. I was taught that God is love: he created the world and all the people, animals, and plants. They explained that God was everywhere and even though I could not see him he was they’re watching over me. I remember my Grandma saying, "God is like the wind, no one can see it, but it is there." While attending CCD classes I learned more about God: how to make the sign of the cross and how to pray. I did all these things, but why?I remember once a boy standing up in CCD class and he said, "Santa is not real so why is God real?" Now I still believed in Santa and in God but hearing this boy ask this question, I was confused. I still believed in Santa: how could the gifts be under my tree; how could everything be created if it was not for God? Then I started questioning my beliefs. I started asking my parents more questions about what God looks like; why can't we see him; who created God? As time went on with all that I had learned I was convinced and never questioned it again. Whether God exists or not; it cannot be proven. We accept that God exists because of faith.