There is much talk about Jesus not being the son of God, and some scholars say that the whole God thing is a hoax. Some say they believe that there is a higher power, and they refer to that higher power by many names. The fact that one recognizes that there is somebody bigger than you and I, that recognition puts them on a path to search for truth.
Some argue that the white man wrote the Bible to enslave the minds of slaves with the promise of a hereafter called heaven and with hopes that this promise would be so wonderful that their earthly sufferings at the hands of their masters could not compare to the glories that awaited them. Since I bear witness to the fulfilling of end-time scripture as to what would be in the last days and what is to come, I am convinced that the scriptures were written by men who were inspired by God because no man has the intellect on his own to foretell the things to come that have unfolded in chronological order as stated in the Bible. Has the Bible been tampered with? Yes, but those who desire truth and discernment shall find them if they pray and seek God for knowledge and wisdom.
I would rather have an imaginary God than no God at all. My faith in God and my spiritual belief system has worked for my good. Let's look at an example: A doctor can give two people the same diagnosis and prognosis of a death sentence—one will live and the other one will die shortly thereafter. The difference is their faith in God and their belief system.
We take chances every day on one thing or another, such as: Paying into Social Security for a supplemental income, playing the slot machines, a job that offers a great retirement plan. I'd rather take my chances on believing that there is a God who hears me, who can heal me, who can deliver me out of any and all situations, and that there is life after death. It works for me. Without this hope, there would be no hope. Having God in my life works for me.
My mother died when I was five years old. She collapsed while pressing my sister's hair. When the doctor came to our house, I heard him say to my older sister, "God will be with your mother and your father." I have never forgotten those words. As years went by, even into my adult life when I was troubled or confused, an angel would appear in the corner of my room that comforted me. Once when I was in the hospital, I heard a knock on the hospital window. When I looked, I saw an angel, the same angel that I always see. When I looked at her, she smiled and disappeared. I knew then that all would be well, as always. Because of my faith and belief system, I am healed from Lupus, and I have faced and conquered many other giants in my life.
Our forefathers changed their dismal plight from slaves to greatness via their faith in God and their spiritual belief system. It was by faith that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could see that one day, blacks would be judged by their character versus the color of their skin.
A person without hope is a person who is destined for despair. And if your hope is in this world's system, you are destined for despair. Please know that without hope life becomes meaningless. During my life, there were times when I cried out to everybody reachable—but to no avail. When I cried out to God, my situation changed for the good. This has happened so many times.
I cannot prove to you that there is a God; however, I can tell you this: My faith in God and my spiritual belief system is what has kept me safe and sane for all these 68 years. I would rather believe in God than not to believe at all. Believing in God and having faith in God works for me. I'd rather have an imaginary God than to have no God. Don't be caught without God.