My daughter was baptized a little while ago. She's never been a devout follower of Christ, so it sort of came by surprise. She never reads the Bible and only goes to church most of the time with my wife. I don't know how to approach the subject to find out why she made this decision, but I am just trying to reason it out myself. How is her life changed? It hasn't. She's still the same person and never even talks about God. I don't get the point of believing if your life stays the same. What does one gain by believing in God? If it is really nothing, and she just believes then I'm puzzled. Why does she believe? I think back to how I raised her, and for much of her childhood I myself was a devout Christian. Is that all belief is, just a notion passed down and cultivated by the previous generation? She has no motivation to believe aside from how I raised her. The Christian way of life is something we can observe, but belief....what does it mean? There are so many reasons I can think of for a person to believe, but if the result is the same...which is no change...what is the point? There is one fellow I knew who became a Christian while going through some tough stuff with the law. His lifestyle choices were very bad and our pastor managed to pull him out of that dark place. Everyone, including the gentleman, gave credit to God. He was a really beautiful person who strengthened my resolve as a Christian to continue the fight to spread the gospel and continue believing myself. Is it God who saved him from that life? Was he using his newfound faith only to impress the judge (as he had to face one a couple times for his past transgressions). Why believe in God? Why not just find something to focus on to pull yourself out of that dark place? Some people need God as the focus to get out. So where does that leave belief? Is it not the same thing as any inspiration we can dream up?