I believe in Faith and Truth, but not as a response to an argument or question except about timing. I have heard "Truth is Truth", as justification that what someone is saying is true. Guess what? That is not proof what you are saying is true. I believe in God, and I believe Jesus existed, everything I have researched and come across and a basic understanding of human nature only strengthened that belief. I don't expect everyone to believe what I believe, but I do hope that people seek the truth for themselves with an open mind. That doesn't mean you have to be stupid about things, just don't go judging something too quickly. Look at it from all angles. For instance, the Catholic church came into existence little by little between 200-500A.D. and much of their teachings were a merging of Old Testament, New Testament, and Pagan beliefs. After all, Jesus did not ever call himself God or God in the flesh, yet that is what was taught by the Catholics and later all the off shoots. Also, the Catholics, like most religions of the time deified those who seemed blessed or came in contact with Jesus, otherwise why would you pray to them? IE. Mary, the Saints, etc. And according to the 10 Commandments, we are not to worship carved images, yet what is Jesus on a cross? Jesus was a Jew and followed the rules of the Jews, yet recognized some were less important and more guidelines when they became unrealistic. Truth is indisputable logic with solid evidence, which sometimes requires and understanding of how things are in reality. Even some tests scientists do to determine what something is have enough variables they can be open to debate as to the validity of the test being solid evidence. All things are not simple, yet our simple minds want simple answers and refuse to understand anything further, even when it is explained in detail. Truth of anything usually becomes apparent if you understand all things about something, but fact is not everyone can handle the truth about everything because it's too much information. So, we tend to trust one expert or another that we have decided we can trust, but even as good as someone is, they can still be wrong. So, then the question comes to you as to just how important is that truth to you? That is why I think most people live their lives oblivious to a great deal of things going on in the world, because until it affects them, they don't want to care, because it's too hard to care about everything. But then in the end we get in the habit of only caring about ourselves, and not trying to understand anyone else. Complicated, right? Our society has gotten so complex with ideas, that we are overloaded with these thoughts and ideas, like picking what we like from a shopping website but not thinking too much about anyone thing. So, figure out what is important to you, and find the whole truth about it, and make sure to go back to the beginning of what you think you can trust as far as information, because the wrong base can crumble the entire idea. Faith.. Have faith that you will find a full understanding eventually, but don't think you need to have faith that something exists when you haven't even sought the existence nor done the research. You have to look for God and ask for help from Him to find the answers. Then keep your eye's open for clear answers. Then, go ahead and doubt. And ask for further understanding and wisdom. You will come across things that will make things clearer. For instance, there are some who believe in the Bible word for word simply because it hasn't changed much in the last 1500 years, but it's not the ones who had custody of it that you need question but the original writers. In fact, several variations of the same stories give the Gospels more validity than most of the rest, after all, when one person tells a story you have to trust the one, when several do then you have a higher chance of the truth being in amongst their words. Also, there is motivation, for instance, there is a story in Luke that shows that some of the Disciples were becoming thugish in their behavior when a couple that began traveling with the group didn't give up all their wealth to the "group" when they joined and died of shame or "God" struck them down. There are a hand full of stories I doubt the accuracy in the Bible because I know how people are, but that one I have no doubt they justified murdering a couple and called it God's will. Some stories are likely not actual events so much as stories created to teach a lesson. But if one takes into account all historical documents and artifacts, the truth becomes more clear and the manipulations of men more obvious. I do advise you each to do your own research and fact checking, but in the end you will have to trust something, and I advise trusting that which has the most scientific data supporting it rather than theories and political & sociological agendas. After all, how many believe they know what morality is? A quick understanding of knowing if something your doing is wrong, think of whether you would like someone to do it to you. That is a solid fact. Second, if you don't know, ask anyone you might harm by your actions if it would hurt them for it to be done. Politicians giving themselves raises and special healthcare while the country flounders is wrong, yet a teen downloading music to listen to for free is a federal offense? Proving the Golden rule, those with the Gold make the rules. Doesn't make them right, nor moral. Also, things that were common place and frowned on but not prosecuted have over the last 100 years become felonies severe enough to change you to a second class citizen for the rest of your life and spend years and decades in jail, even if they didn't hurt anyone. Morals? The world doesn't understand what that is anymore, they only think they do and want to enforce their idea of morals and justice on everyone else. And partially because of this, they idea of family is disintegrating as well because one part of the family doesn't understand another and there is not enough respect and love to try. Good news? There is always hope, for each person who tries actually does make a difference, like ripples in a pond.