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#1    notoverrated

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:14 AM

be honest, if you knew for a fact that there was a god would you change anything? and how would it impact you. personaly i cant see to many changes in how i life my life if i knew for a fact that there was a god.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

Maybe I'd live the monk's life if I knew for a fact that God exists.

Doubts are what makes you human.

But the devil sure didn't change his life knowing God existed...


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

View Postnotoverrated, on 17 November 2012 - 05:14 AM, said:

be honest, if you knew for a fact that there was a god would you change anything? and how would it impact you. personaly i cant see to many changes in how i life my life if i knew for a fact that there was a god.

I would change to be however I felt that god wanted me to be. I just have.. erm, would have.. that urge to please my creator. I guess I'm loyal like that.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

View Post_Only, on 17 November 2012 - 05:30 AM, said:

I would change to be however I felt that god wanted me to be. I just have.. erm, would have.. that urge to please my creator. I guess I'm loyal like that.
i think that would be the natural thing to do, all of us probably would just do what he said in the end if we knew he was real :P

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

View Postnotoverrated, on 17 November 2012 - 05:14 AM, said:

be honest, if you knew for a fact that there was a god would you change anything?
No, I have no regrets. Live by the golden rule.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:44 AM

And what kind of god? The ruthless dictator variety?


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

probably would not change me in myself that much other then perhaps i would be a bit bitter and angry.

I am a mother, I do not have my children then leave them to starve or be abused at others hands or their own. Yes I teach them, and yes they go on their own, but they never have to go through a life of wondering IF i ever really existed and what my heart yearned for where they are concerned. They never have to go to religion to know of me.

There are millions and millions of mothers out there, my kids do not have to read thousands of books and passages to know which mom raised them and loved them and nurtured them.

I never ever once said 'heres the rules, if yo live them, and beg my forgiveness every time you fall you have a chance of being with me forever but if you break one and do not beg forgivness you will burn in hell forever'.

That is what an abusive spouse does.. 'love me, follow my rules and i wont have to punish you... disobey me and i must punish you, you bring this punishment on yourself, you are to blame that i must discipline you harshly'

So yes, I would probably feel bitter at such a god. Or who knows, I may thing, eh.. it created us to see what would happen and we are the ones who created religion to explain it.. and then of course i would still live as i do and live as an atheist.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

I'd be upset if I found out God was the kind to send non-believing sinners to hell, but I'd serve him anyway out of fear. If he can read my thoughts though, I'm screwed.

Otherwise, I would maybe pray sometimes. I'd hope he'd understand I have my own little mortal life to live and cant spend my sundays praising him.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:43 AM

It would have changed me if i thought he doesn't exist. I would have become EVIL! very EVIL! too bad he does, no?


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

View PostC235, on 17 November 2012 - 07:43 AM, said:

It would have changed me if i thought he doesn't exist. I would have become EVIL! very EVIL! too bad he does, no?
Good thing you believe he exists then.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

View PostRlyeh, on 17 November 2012 - 07:56 AM, said:

Good thing you believe he exists then.
Believe or disbelieve. that's for your kind.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

View PostC235, on 17 November 2012 - 09:06 AM, said:

Believe or disbelieve. that's for your kind.
My kind is definitely not like yours, homicidal.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

nope .. coz i already believe he exist

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

View PostRlyeh, on 17 November 2012 - 09:18 AM, said:

My kind is definitely not like yours, homicidal.
You believe so?
Assuming is a trait of your kind. I can't really do much about it, believe me i have tried.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

View PostC235, on 17 November 2012 - 07:43 AM, said:

It would have changed me if i thought he doesn't exist. I would have become EVIL! very EVIL! too bad he does, no?

Then it is a good thing you believe in him, I have heard that there are people who are not capable of making good decisions without feeling submissive to some being they feel is better then them, some pple have to be a slave, emotional, physical, sexual to a human, others to what they percieve to be a god or spiritual being.

Myself? I have learned to love people, I love my children, i love my friends, i love myself. I also understand that if I must follow something, then it will be the belief that I should treat others in the manner I wish to be treated, or walk away.

So I guess I have no issues with being an atheist/agnostic.

I am fortunate in that. But I understand others need something more as a crutch, my crutch is living and enjoying it, and understanding that the only way to do that is to make sure that I treat others with the same goodness I want in return and walk away from those who would make me miserable for more then a moment in time.

I like my crutch better. It is there in front of me for me to see each and every moment. No doubts.

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