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How many of you do and don't believe in God?


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#1    LiveForChrist1

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

So... How many?


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

1st, welcome to the forums. :)

2nd, I don't believe in either camp. The religious will never truly understand God and the irreligious will never understand the concept.

...I'll take a window seat thank you.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Im not sure what you mean by God ?


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

Hi and thank you for your comment! I appreciate your opinion.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

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I mean like the God from the Bible or perhaps Jesus Christ


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

In that case I was raised Hindu. So Id have to say yes I believe in God but it is not the same as described in the Bible. But I get it. I claim to be spiritual not religious nowadays.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

My humble opinion, 'God' doesn't need a Bible and Jesus was a great teacher.

Whether or not either are, or were real, makes no difference to me. The good lessons that were taught however, are valuable to the human experience.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 15 January 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

In that case I was raised Hindu. So Id have to say yes I believe in God but it is not the same as described in the Bible. But I get it. I claim to be spiritual not religious nowadays.

What were the differences?


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 15 January 2013 - 07:20 AM, said:

My humble opinion, 'God' doesn't need a Bible and Jesus was a great teacher.

Whether or not either are, or were real, makes no difference to me. The good lessons that were taught however, are valuable to the human experience.

I agree with you completely that Jesus is a good teacher and that the lessons that he taught are very vital to us.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thats too broad of a question to really get into here. But Hindu is a polytheistic religion where Christian faith is monotheistic. The teachings are older then Christianity by a few thousand years. The topics are unfamiliar as east and western religions generally are.

As a side note Buddha was raised Hindu and made most of his pilgrimage across India.

But most of Hindu teachings are about meditation and proper behavior just as the bible is and it is full of stories real or made up that teach deeper meanings about the working of humanity. I am not devout Hindu so Id have to say my knowledge is nothing more then amateur. Theres a lot of similar as in most religions of the world but Hindu is probably the oldest living religion in the world.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 15 January 2013 - 07:03 AM, said:

1st, welcome to the forums. :)

2nd, I don't believe in either camp. The religious will never truly understand God and the irreligious will never understand the concept.

...I'll take a window seat thank you.

Amusing, I think you're missing the point. It's kinda hard to understand God fully when he's supposed to know everything and be everything lol.

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But most of Hindu teachings are about meditation and proper behavior just as the bible is and it is full of stories real or made up that teach deeper meanings about the working of humanity. I am not devout Hindu so Id have to say my knowledge is nothing more then amateur. Theres a lot of similar as in most religions of the world but Hindu is probably the oldest living religion in the world.

I have to disagree actually. I will agree that there are similarities, as pretty much every religion I've seen except Buddhism is, but not so much as to compare it like you have. I know the origin or your religion, it is very different than mine and you can see in turn the differences that have to come from this point. As I don't want to start a needless argument I'll leave it at that.

If it hasn't become obvious yet, yes I'm a Christian.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

I agree shadowX and I myself was trying to be not argumentative. As theres already too much of that.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

View Postshadowx, on 15 January 2013 - 07:38 AM, said:


Amusing, I think you're missing the point. It's kinda hard to understand God fully when he's supposed to know everything and be everything lol.


Hello Shadowx, I didn't miss the 'point', because that was the point that we were both making. Who are we to understand an omnipotent being?

I'm an agnostic by the way. Nice to meet you. :)


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

I'm just curious in one regard. Why is this in the 'Ghost, Hauntings and Paranormal' forum?

Perhaps LiveForChrist1 can explain?


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 15 January 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

Hello Shadowx, I didn't miss the 'point', because that was the point that we were both making. Who are we to understand an omnipotent being?

I'm an agnostic by the way. Nice to meet you. :)

I admit, I've never understood the concept of being an Agnostic. Why would someone not want to search for the truth of life? I'm not saying you should become a Chritian or anything, but why don't you want to find out for sure what's real and what's not?





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