I don't know if anybody will really care about what I have to say. I know that alot of people have their beliefs and have firm grounds on where they stand, but please read what I have to say first. I was a Christian for a long time in my early childhood. It was simply because I was blindly following a religion that everyone around me was believing. I had no reason to believe it was false. As a kid you believe in anything. You believe in Santa, you believe in the Easter Bunny, you believe in God and Jesus. It's just how everything works. If your parents are believers, you believe. It wasn't until I was in my teens that I started to turn away from "God" and "Jesus", the supposed characters that had taught me good and bad when I was in Sunday School, and told me stories about a man being saved in a lions den. Religion started to look very funny to me. I would attend youth group, and watch the people who were singing loudly and raising their hands. They looks rediculous. It seemed as though they were blindly following something that they just thought was true out of tradition. I started to look into more atheist ideas. I didn't want to just choose to believe in something, I wanted the hard facts and evidence to back up everything I was going into. One of the big things that had shaken the foundations of my beliefs in Christianity was my Biology course in high school. It seems apparant to me that with the evidence we have to support the Darwinian theory, and evolution and sorts, that it just simply overruled Christianity in my head. It made it seem like, with science now, we can throw away all of God and Jesus away. But I didn't stop looking. I went to my Pastor with my questions, and I had alot of them. I wanted to know why he actually believed in what he did. I had been told by many many atheists that the only evidence we have to support that Jesus actually performed his miracles was the Bible, and I figured if the only way to know if Jesus actually did that stuff is by just putting faith in it, I think it's not as easy to follow. But what I found was amazing. The evidence for design, the evidence for Jesus. Even very famous, well-known scientists know that it all points there. Thousands and thousands of scientists are now trying to get the things taught about Darwinism thrown out of the school. Not because they are Christians and want their beliefs taught, most of them pobably aren't anyway, but because the facts being taught about Darwinism are simply false. The embryo comparison, the cavemen, the common ancestor theory, natural selection, and, even the Big Bang theory, are being proven wrong by science itself. Don't take my word for it, take the scientists. Jonathan Wells, a leading scientist and author of the bestselling book "Icons of Evolution", stated: "I believe science is pointing strongly toward design. To me, as a scientist, the development of an embryo cries out, "Design!" The Cambrian explosion--the sudden appearance of complex life, with no evidence of ancestors--is more consistent with design than evolution. Homology, in my opinion, is more compatible with design. The origin of life certainly cries out for a designer. None of these things make as much sense from a Darwinian perspective as they do from a design perspective. When he was questioned by an atheist skeptic, who asked: "Let me get this straight. You're not merely saying that the evidence for evolution is weak and therefore there must be an intelligent designer. You're suggesting there is also affirmative evidence for a designer?" He replied, "I am. However, the two are connected, because one of the main functions of Darwinian theory is to try to make design unnecessary. This is what you experienced as you became an atheist. This is what I experienced. So showing the arguments for evolution are weak certainly opens the door to design. And then when you analyze all of the most current affirmative evidence from cosmology, physics, astronomy, biology, and so forth--well, I think you'll discover that the positive case for an intelligent designer becomes absolutely compelling." By the way, Allan Rex Sandage, the greatest observational cosmologist in the world--who has deciphered the secrets of the stars, plumbed the mysteries of quasars, revealed the age of globular clusters, pinpointed the distances of remote galaxies, and quantified the universe's expansion through his work at the Mount Wilson and Palomar observatories stated: "The Big Bang was a supernatural event that cannot be explained within the realm of physics as we know it. Science had taken us to the First Event, but it can't take us further to the First Cause. The sudden emergence of matter, space, time, and energy pointed to the need for some kind of transcendence." It makes me think. Did He Resurrect? One of the foundations of Christianity, well, basically the whole thing, is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without this, the whole Christian religion would be no more. But did it even actually happen? I wasn't really sure. Then I looked into the evidence. It is written by many historians, and is an established fact, that Jesus actually lived. It is also known that he was crucified, and that he died. The New Testament description of his death is very medically accurate, which is very suprising for the time it was written, and who it was written by. It is known that after he died, it was requested that he was put in a tomb, and that his body ended up mysteriously disappearing from the tomb. This is known because Jews also knew this was true, and they claimed that one of the Christians had stolen the body. But which is true? Did some stupid crazy Christian steal Jesus' body? Or did he resurrect? Well, lets look at these things. Jesus showed himself to a couple hundred people, who all claim to have seen him. Josephus, a Jewish historian, wrote that Jesus did resurrect. One of the biggest testimonies is that if Jesus wouldn't have resurrected, everyone would have lost hope. Now, I would think that if you wanted to believe someone resurrected when they didn't, more power to you, but the fact is that all of these disciples, except one, I believe, were tortured and killed for their beliefs. If I had a buddy of mine who told me he was going to resurrect in three days after he died, and he didn't, I wouldn't believe him at all. If someone put a gun to my head and said "Did he resurrect or not?" I would tell them he didn't. If someone said they were going to torture my wife and kids to death, and then kill me, but wouldn't if I told them my friend didn't resurrect, I would tell them he didn't. Yet none of the people who saw Jesus denied their beliefs. I mean, how could you if you knew it was true? Learning all of this really made me think. I'm sorry I couldn't explain everything I had found. I think some of it sums it up. If you want to learn more, you should read the book "The Case For A Creator". It's a book where an atheist interviews scientists to get the hard facts about everything. And this is where I have come in my journey. I want anyone with an open mind to respond. Please don't disregard me as a religious freak. I'm certainly not, and I'm certainly leaving my mind open to all of the possibilities. Just, right now, the possibility seems evident that there is an intelligent designer, and Jesus really did resurrect.