Does God Really Exist?

Frightened by the instability and transience of the human scene, men have often wondered, "Is there really a God?" Doubting themselves and their own senses, many have turned to others for their answers and for examples (signs) to prove the validity of the answers. But human history shows us that the answers, no matter how authoritatively given or well illustrated by example, do not always erase doubts. These return.

The reason the doubts return is that the answers of human belief are usually unique to a transitory combination of human beings and circumstances. When human belief and the circumstances change, as they do, the question is repeated; and another answer, another reinforcing example pertinent to the new combination, is sought.

"Inside that beautiful structure of human logic and ceremony" the seeker asks, "is there a healing for me? In your organization of things, is there a place for me? Is there peace, real peace, for the world in what you preach? Is there a purpose to living? Is there really a God?"

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The Swans and I
October 14, 1972

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