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


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#61    Diablo Blanco

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:15 AM

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Believing in something is healthy.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

If this thread is a census or poll of some sort, the Theists came on strong at first and the Atheists came on strong later.

The 'I don't know and I don't care, and I have my own ideas crowd' was strong throughout.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:22 AM

Personally I'm a Christian who went to a baptist school, yet chose to be presbyterian. I don't like the shouting preachers lol... Plus I rarely go to church.

I also believe that the entire bible is correct, yet due to certain facts that they had back then, and it being passed generation from generation, some information  is off. (The earth being created in 7 days and people living for 300 years is due to the calender they used at the time)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 15 January 2013 - 11:20 AM, said:


I agree, I am grateful for the Bible there are some very useful teachings on the human condition in there and it does provide a moral compass to many - rightly or wrongly is another debate.

As to Jesus, we couldn't ask for a better Teacher.

Who and what Jesus and God are may not be the same as what people have understood them to be and in this I remain open to new insights spiritually.  I also don't think God belongs to just the Bible or just to Christians or the religious there have been attempts to comprehend this being that is God in many civilisations and all across the world in various beliefs, I do not discount wisdom when I hear it just because it didn't come from the usual sources.

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Yes I believe in God 100% ;)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:10 AM

View Postshadowhive, on 15 January 2013 - 06:01 PM, said:

I think if a god exists it isn't anything like the one held by most religions. Why He comes of as being too petty, too much like a child and, above all, too small. An all powerful god decides to come down on one planet, a planet out of billions? No. A lot of religions seem far more concerned with grandising the human race which seems seems rather silly. We know that there's this giant universe out there yet god seems only interested in us? It sounds absurd when looked at with any degree of thought.

Personally? No I don't think there is a god. And eveen if there is, I don't see why such an entity would have even the slightest interest in our race.

Or how about a god who only cares about one particular nation? As we evolve our minds and spirits evolve. Compared to a nation we are small, compared to the planet even smaller, compared to a universe? But we, with our little minds still contemplate "him"... he hasnt changed but we are constantly changing. If we say "I believe" what are we striving for? What is the significance of knowing god???

Shadowhive these questions arent for you I was just inspired by your post... although I have to say I dont agree that god is not interested in our race... I think he's interested in our race as a whole and each of us individually as well.

Edited by SpiritWriter, 17 January 2013 - 06:19 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

I believe in a god. Just not a god any religion I know of tells of. I think there has to be an origin to the all-encompassing matter we see everywhere. Maybe it came from this "God" people keep squabbling about? I'm not even sure that the God I believe in would be a living entity. I'm confused.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

I acknowledge the existence of the one Designer & Creator of all that exist & non-exist.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:48 AM




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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

As I always say. The only way I've even heard of God is from others. That alone is simply not enough. If I were to "believe", I'd be lying to myself. I think a lot of people are in that certain predicament when they go through this. They say they believe but don't truly believe it.

If anything, God is the universe, we are the universe, we are God essentially. We find our own way and solve our own inner problems. People just create the concept of God to deal with such. Im learning to accept that this whole thing we are living in is more complex than we can imagine. The different dimensions and everything of the like, it just feels to lazy to say, oh God did it.

Our brain is extremely complicated, I feel there is so much more we don't know about it and the answers they could provide would solve a lot of problems and reveal so much more about ourselves than we even know and capable of.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 17 January 2013 - 06:10 AM, said:

Or how about a god who only cares about one particular nation? As we evolve our minds and spirits evolve. Compared to a nation we are small, compared to the planet even smaller, compared to a universe? But we, with our little minds still contemplate "him"... he hasnt changed but we are constantly changing. If we say "I believe" what are we striving for? What is the significance of knowing god???

Shadowhive these questions arent for you I was just inspired by your post... although I have to say I dont agree that god is not interested in our race... I think he's interested in our race as a whole and each of us individually as well.

You must not be talking about the biblical god.

http://bible.cc/isaiah/40-17.htm

Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.

http://bible.cc/daniel/4-35.htm

All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

I believe in no god(s).

Wait... is bacon a god? No?

Then no gods.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

View PostHavocWing, on 17 January 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:



You must not be talking about the biblical god.

http://bible.cc/isaiah/40-17.htm

Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.

http://bible.cc/daniel/4-35.htm

All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"

These scriptures are comparing the size and power of god to the nations... not his compassion. I am talking about the god of all creation. I dont know if you are being sarcastic but people who find god in the scriptures generally regard him as such so I would have to say yes... I am talking about the god of the bible. :D

Edited by SpiritWriter, 17 January 2013 - 08:14 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

I do not accept any made up deity. (of course none exist anyways)
I do not adhere to the concept of personifying and anthropomorphizing nature and the cosmos.

Who are "we" to try to understand a supposed omnipotent being? Humans with minds of their own who should be thinking for themselves rather than having others dictate to them what to believe just because others say so.





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