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#1    crosswarrior

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:04 PM

OK. Here is what is am going to happen here. I want to know what other people in this Forum believe religionwise. I want this thread to stay as nutral as possible thumbsup.gif  So to that end there are going to be some rules to posting on this thread that I humbly ask everyone to observe.
1. Let your post consist of what you believe; why you believe it; and how it effects how you live.
2. DO NOT, repeat DO NOT bash another religion, or posting. Or try frantically to "Convert" the last poster. This goes for Atheist, Christians, Buddiest; Everyone.
3. Please put all that you wish to say in 1 post. Please only add another post if absolutly necessasary.
4. If what anyone says offends you...Then make your own posting and discuss that aspect, or contact that person by some other means other then this thread.
I understand that this is somewhat constrictive; but I am trying to keep this from turning into a senseless brawl. If everyone follows these guidelines there should be a much greater chance of being able to avoid meaningless verbal attacks.
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       As for what I believe. I am a Christian; I do not belong to any denomination; nor do I believe that it matters whither or not a person is Catholic, Protestant, or Amish.. I belive that the only real requirment is believing hat Jesus Christ is Lord; and obeying Him in the way I live. I have not had this belief indoctrinated into me, but rather have come to it through circumstances in my life.
As for how it effects the way I live... I believe that I should Obey the Ten Commandments, and live honorably with all men. I believ that I should live peacably as much as possible; but that I also have a moral obligation to oppose evil; and that to this end I must sometimes fight. I do in fact believe Christianity is the only true way; but that is my personal belief.

Ok. Next poster?

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:32 PM

Personally, I do not confine my religious beliefs to any heading, much like my political opinions.
I do not believe that the bible is factual, more a guide to keep people in order.
I believe that the concept of God is a result of the collective consciousness of millions of people of every ethnicity and religion.
God is a metaphor for goodness, and every time someone performs a selfless act, they are doing Gods work.
I dont care much for the history of it all, because even events that we know happened are always documented incorrectly depending on who recorded it.
In short, I believe God is like Christmastime. We all know it exists because we experience it. And because we all celebrate Christmas, it is greater that we are. cool.gif



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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:42 PM

I am a Christian.  I was raised baptist and pretty much follow the Baptist denomination.  But I also visit a Methodist Church every once in a while.  Like Crossworrior.. I do not think it matters what denomination you are...but that you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that he died for our sins and one day will rise again.. and all Christians who believe will be called up with him into heaven.

Not only was I raised in a Christian home and attended church regularly as a child and as a teenager, I have formed my own opinions as an adult.. and still have a really strong faith in God.  I believe the bible and it's teachings.

These are my beliefs!  original.gif  wink2.gif

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:49 PM

I'm catholic but I sing in a Protestant Gospel group.

I belive in God and in Jesus. But I'm open to all kind of religions.

The most important thing is that we all belive in the same God whatever is his name.

For the bible, I don't belive in Adam and Eve, but the bible give me peace when I read it.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:26 PM

I don't believe


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Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:54 PM

I'm not quite sure what i am,
I believe in magic, and the esoteric.
I do not however believe in a god or goddess.
I believe in some parts of the bible:
Eezekials wheel, being a ancient UFO encounter.
Noahs ark and Flood.
All the rest of the bible i think are just storys, fiction at best.

I think that god, is nothing more than a make believe father figure for the human race. Humans need something or someone to look up to, to have faith in, knowing that someones looking out for them. As for all the different religions, they are all one and the same, but with different names, they all give the same messages.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:23 PM

i dont believe in any religion, i dont believe in worship of any kind, in my opinion worshiping anybody or anything (in your mind) places you beneath that person or thing. it makes you less than what you really are.

i believe that we all came from the source, and that we all had a hand in creating this universe. we put ourselves here on this planet, to experience what we created.
i think that we are all our own god, a part of the source. solely responsible for ourselves and our own actions.

religion in my opinion is for those who are not ready to be their own god. which is ok, life is an experience we all chose to go through, and whatever path you take is the one that is right for you. the most important thing is to be happy with yourself, and to be happy to be alive. experience as much as you can. life is short, dont let anything hold you back



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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:51 PM

As you can tell by my name, I am a Deist - in fact I am a 3rd generation Deist, believing in a Creator but following no dogma (Deists are not an organized religion, we have no creed, churches, scripture, etc).  I pretty much let other religions go their way - at least until they start poking their mythology in my face or assuming that they and only their religion has the "Truth", then I get a little vexed.    

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:54 PM

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I think that god, is nothing more than a make believe father figure for the human race. Humans need something or someone to look up to, to have faith in, knowing that someones looking out for them.


I dont believe in god, Religion is a worser evil than anything else If people need that extra something in their life than i have no problem with that i have a son of two years and religion is going to be something he can find for himself if he does then i'm happy for him but hopefully he will be stronger of character that if he makes mistakes he can dust himself off and look to the future and fix his own problems

i'd like to also add that Americans appear to be stronger of faith and follow religion to a much stronger degree  

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:50 PM

son of krypton i would agree with you about the american thing, but i think maybe its just on T.V. more. Youd probably be surprised how many people are deeply religious here.

Personally i just amnt sure what to believe, i hope theres a god and if there is i hope that whatever religion you follow he treats us all the same wink2.gif

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:01 PM

I'm with UniversalAbsurdity.  I'm a firm believer of technology, science, and mental human progress.  We shouldn't be tied down to one thing, just because it gives hope.  What makes me happy, is that fact that I can think for myself.  For people who always say, "that's something we just don't understand".  Then TRY to understand, try to go beyond your beliefs.  How far would Hawking and Einstein have gone if they didn't open their eyes to try and understand something greater.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:20 PM

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Whilst albert einstein did not believe in a personal god as the christian bible teaches he did believe in a supreme being type of god and was in that way religious. thumbsup.gif  

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:38 PM

Oh  I knew that.  I was referring to the fact that they had an open mind about life in general, and I believe that's how they accomplished some of their greatest discoveries and theories. Hey at least someone read what I had to say  tongue.gif


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Ok, maybe I didn't explain myself better.  I didn't say anything about believing in GOD or Not believing in GOD.  As for my original posts, I was referring to religions that try to control your thinking.  

I agree with you nxt2hvn, that people will believe what they want to believe.  Yes the truth will come out one day, and I can't wait.  original.gif

Sorry Crosswarrior, if I violated any rules!  whistling2.gif  

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:47 PM

oh cool just thought id mention it lol. U made a decent point neway.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 07:06 PM

QUOTE (X~File_Agent @ Jan 14 2004, 05:38 PM)
Oh  I knew that.  I was referring to the fact that they had an open mind about life in general, and I believe that's how they accomplished some of their greatest discoveries and theories. Hey at least someone read what I had to say  tongue.gif

Just because I have faith in God, or just because anybody has faith in God ... does not mean that they are not open minded.  

I for one am a very open minded person.  But I am also one to come to my own decisions and personal beliefs .. whether religious or political or just every day... on my own... I am not really influenced one way or the other by what other people say.

I am always open to hearing other peoples ideas and beliefs.. and I don't ridicule anyone for what they believe or believe in or not believe in.

But I am also headstrong and stand fast on what I believe and believe and am not one to change my beliefs ... just because someone thinks it is silly, wrong, not what they believe... etc.....

I will believe what I believe... you believe what you believe... and they (others) can believe what they believe..... one thing is for sure... we will all know the truth one day!  thumbsup.gif (one way or another)  blink.gif  

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