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The Atheist is often closer to God than the shallow believer (Lesson 14 Revised) 27 days

I had lunch with a scientist who prospects for gold and other precious metals.

With half a century of experience in the harsh field of mining, the elderly gentleman opens up about a number of subjects including his personal beliefs.

He was triggered by my comment about my past work, “I was a pastor for eighteen years and I traveled the world teaching ethics and the Christian Ethos”.

He kept wanting to go back to my spiritual experience and then emphatically stressed that he was an Atheist.

As we both opened up about things that really matter in life, family, health, trust, betrayal etc.. I said to him “You’re closer you God than many people I know who profess a faith. The architect of the universe has captured your attention with science. The fact that you are a seeker and don’t claim absolutes opens the gateway to God”

The gentleman who is in his seventies felt relaxed and open to more discussions about business and other more important matters, like peace and hope even spirituality.

Maybe one day he to will make his peace with God, that’s a burden too big for me to carry.

I like being a vessel of hope, especially towards those that get angry at the mere mention of God’s existence. When they start to open up, you begin to discover that much of their anger or disbelief stems from a terrible exposure to religious hypocrites somewhere in their lives.

Questioning God’s existence is the beginning of faith, hope & love. Just like the scientist that calls himself an Atheist, God is closer than he thinks.

Just like the thrill of discovering gold or other precious metals that have been their all along, so is God, if you seek.

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on tom@smilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

Who knows what light could come from a chat?

 

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