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Alternate Activity 4: Challenge Question (5 minutes), Session 4: Thinking of God

In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Browse the Internet and see what you find to share.

Description of Activity

Challenge questions are offered for the more thoughtful groups and individuals participating in Riddle and Mystery. Here is a possibility for this session: If there is a God, where did God come from?

This is another very big question. It is unlikely that your youth will reach agreement on an answer, but they may find it fun and interesting to wrestle with possible answers. You might tell them that some people answer the question simply by saying that God has always existed. Others might say that time is a creation of God's, so God exists outside of time. They might say also that God created cause and effect, so cause and effect do not apply to God's own existence. Therefore, God simply is.

What do your youth think? As the discussion proceeds, you might ask: Can the existence of God ever be proven, or will it always be a matter of belief?

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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