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Talking to God boosts self-control

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#16    XenoFish

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:37 AM

Some schools of thought consider us mini-god's. So if you neglected the starving children the the weight of your sin (guilt) would weigh on you. If you even felt guilt at all. Depends on what type of "god" you want to be. A god of love or malice.

The greatest limitations in your life are the one's you impose upon yourself.
If you can not control yourself, do not expect god to do it for you.
There is no meaning to life, only that which you give it.
I have no problem with your faith, it's your religions that I can not stand.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:35 AM

I don't want to be any kind of God. I would like to believe that I would try to save a starving kid if I had the ability to do so.

Would I prevent the child from starving to death if I was a "god of love?"


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:43 AM

I use that term because of the power we have to make choices. Each choice leads to actions that effect the world around us. Every thought we think is a potential future.

Too many evil d-bags in the world why not change the status quota. I'd help, just cause I could. Wouldn't be the first nor last time I help another human out.

The greatest limitations in your life are the one's you impose upon yourself.
If you can not control yourself, do not expect god to do it for you.
There is no meaning to life, only that which you give it.
I have no problem with your faith, it's your religions that I can not stand.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:01 AM

View PostNeognosis, on 03 January 2014 - 12:16 AM, said:

May I ask you something?

Would you consider it a sin if I saw a child starving in the street, and I had the means to feed them, and they asked me for some food, but I let them starve?

Would I consider it a sin? No.

It is my belief that everyone has their own path to follow. They are given opportunities in their lives to follow God's path, or to follow their own path. God has given us free will to make choices like the example you stated. While I myself would say it wouldn't be a sin, I WOULD say that by choosing to let them starve KNOWING you had the means to help, would cause you to move further off God's path of purity and grace.

But again, this is why we were all given free will.  In the end, everyone makes their own choices.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

View PostEldorado, on 30 November 2013 - 06:24 PM, said:

It's when God starts answering that problems arise.
Such a wit. :lol:






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