I’m sure this question had been asked many times in the past in many various ways, but it had been a question that I had to come to grips with about myself. I found it my nature to be attracted to those whose ideas aligned with mine and even went so far as to solidify my beliefs on the basis that others understood/agreed with my line of thinking. I hit my 30’s, and for some reason which I could never recall, I questioned my beliefs in whether a God existed or not. The idea of an omniscient/omnipotent/ immortal spoiled child made no sense to me so I fell back to the beliefs of my birth. I became an Atheist. If everything I believed to be true was wrong, would I want to know? For me, it was an easy yes.
Truth > Belief
I made the mistake of asking my brother of 8 years greater than my own who happens to be a Catholic this very question. He took into consideration of my question but didn’t have an answer only to respond “I’ll have to get back to you on that.” It’s been some 15 years and I still haven’t got an answer from him. The reason I argue for mistake is that maybe he didn’t need to have the question asked. Of my other four siblings, he has been the most caring and moral, so my shaking his beliefs was more of a reflection of my own ego, than his moment of self-doubt.
What your answer is in regard to the question is no longer of consequence to me. It’s not a question you tell other of yourself but of the one you ask yourself. My question to the forum is if there is a better way to ask this question? I’d be happy to shred, destroy, attack, and humiliate anyone who disagrees with it.