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WHY DO PEOPLE BELIEVE IN GOD?

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why do people believe i god, could somebody please tell me. i have a personal opinon which i will express laer into this thread but first i need something to work with, so please someone give me an answer.

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Everyone be careful about what they say, the "person" who started this thread could very well be God testing you. Amen brother.

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I think it's very simple.

 

People (myself included) need to feel like they are a part

of something bigger than just the individual. Sure we might

have been able to all be 'citizens of earth' but that would only

really work back in the pagan days. We want to know that there

is a higher power that is faultless and that there is a divine path

for us to follow. I'm trying my best to find that path of faith again

but I know just how easy it is to live without faith these days.

 

Sure the fear of death is a big one, but I think for me it's more the

fear of having lived a wasted life. It really all comes down to right

and wrong. If it's 'God's' plan for us to do right wit oursleves,

then we have no excuse to do wrong.

 

There's the judgement factor which is very important for society.

Some people think they are above the law or otherwise untouchable

but it's very important to order for everyone to think that we will

be judged on our actions and intentions. That's the glue of culture.

 

either way... I'm rediscovering my faith and tryingto get back on the

path that was set out for me. I've been living in Babylon for too long mon.

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I found a bit of insight in what Kilo was saying.... I found a bit of humor in "endless twat" as well.

 

It's not too often that I hear someone talk or debate religion that can offer a feasible, in my mind, argument. Good stuff Kilo, and good luck with your search.

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I am usually a sarcastic ass but not this time.

 

I really think that a little more faith and a lot less dogma

would make the world a lot more livable.

 

wasn't there a thread on the power of prayer a while back?

Anyone care to bump it up?

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

I am usually a sarcastic ass but not this time.

 

I really think that a little more faith and a lot less dogma

would make the world a lot more livable.

 

wasn't there a thread on the power of prayer a while back?

Anyone care to bump it up?

 

 

word, well then im totally agreeing with you. dont remember that thread but ill try to find it.

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

I am usually a sarcastic ass but not this time.

 

I really think that a little more faith and a lot less dogma

would make the world a lot more livable.

 

wasn't there a thread on the power of prayer a while back?

Anyone care to bump it up?

 

:rolleyes:

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*believe*

 

I believe there is something, but with GOD, Buddah,

Allah, a comet, and all those other gods out there..

I dont know what is the truth anymore. Ive never

been into church..I only go for weddings, baptismals,

and funerals. Can someone explain what religion is

the right one? Ive always wondered who was right.

 

I do believe....in righteousness. (sp)

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Re: *believe*

 

Originally posted by WebsterUno

Can someone explain what religion is

the right one? Ive always wondered who was right.(sp)

 

good luck man.

 

I personally have found a view based on the original

God of Abraham (the father of Christians, Jews and Islamics)

where there is only one allmighty being and its way beyond our

punny little minds to ever understand it. So we just do our best

and try to improve upon ourselves untill we might reach some

kind of (budhist or zen) enlightenment about oursleves.

 

Understanding yourself and your flaws is key to submitting to a higher power.

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Originally posted by KRONOLOGIK

:rolleyes:

 

what are you rolling your eyes at?

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Re: *believe*

 

Originally posted by WebsterUno

I believe there is something, but with GOD, Buddah,

Allah, a comet, and all those other gods out there..

I dont know what is the truth anymore. Ive never

been into church..I only go for weddings, baptismals,

and funerals. Can someone explain what religion is

the right one? Ive always wondered who was right.

 

I do believe....in righteousness. (sp)

 

Well, I think, if there really is/was a "god" he wouldn't give a fuck what religion you practiced, or if you spent every waking hour in a church praising him. Ultimately, I think it would come down to how you lived your life, if you were a sincere caring individual and actually put others lives, ideals, etc... into perspective and lived a good life then you would be accepted and loved by god and get into heaven (or whatever). But, if you lived you life fucking people over, being an asshole, filled with greed and hate...well then gods gonna torture you for all of eternity.

 

But will never know til we die...

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Re: Re: *believe*

 

Originally posted by Kilo7-

good luck man.

 

there is only one allmighty being and its way beyond our

punny little minds to ever understand it.

 

 

:lol:

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I dont think as god as someone who sits in the sky and judges people or makes some shit happen.

 

God for me is like the universal life force that connects everyone and everything in the universe....

I swear im not a hippie.

 

Also I beleive after you die, you die everything is eternally black. And we are here to learn and experience life to its fullest, as well as loving people and things.

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I have many different ideas on religion. It ends up being on of the topics me and my nikazas talk about often. I, myself, don't believe in an afterlife or an almighty power.

 

To me religion was created and then adapted and altered to suit an individual need. People take it to ease the fear that one day, an end. Nothingness. Who wants to realize that one day their body will sit in a box(if lucky) and fester away? No one. They want to believe that when theyre done here on this rock they get the ultimate prize. Eternity with clouds and pink flowers.

 

People also love the idea of being repaid for their good-doings. So its set forth that if youre a good person, helping grandmas across streets, attending church raffles, baking cupcakes for the homeless, that one day upon your demise you will be rewarded for all your kinda actions.

 

And the theory of hell. Being bad makes you go to hell. BURN BURN dead dead, devils pitchforks in the ass kinda deal. Religion is used as a sort of deturant(sp)...being your shepard so to speak. At a young age the fear of hell is burned into you and youre told to be a good person under fear that you wont be allowed past the pearly gates and get sodomized by the devil. But if you're a good person you get on the big man's good side. Which then entitles you to enternal happiness and bliss. No premarital sex children, we don't want over population, STDs, and teen pregnancy running rampant....uh I mean god frowns upon that. Wait you dont get pregnant from swallowing(No tease you dont)? Well then god says oral sex is teh suck(no pun).

 

Kinda sorta see what im getting at?

 

And I also agree with Kilodawgz statement about wanting to be part of a larger group of people. To feel some kind of comroddery(sp) with your fellow man. I mean your church members and leaders are supposed to be the people you can trust more than anyone(Especially with your kids).

 

All in all, I try to not think of a higher power trying to guide me and the rest of humanity in the right path. God works in mysterious ways...just like the Bush administration.

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i always had trouble believing i was an accident or a decendant of a shit hurling monkey....but thats just me....

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well put bigM.

 

I guess it's just that we are all here and I like to think

that we all have similar purposes and are all the same

deep down on the inside. I like to think that Dubya and

some poor child in Africa are going to be judged on the

same scale. Money doesn't buy you out of humanity.

 

Think about some old woman in the middle of nowhere

who lives life in harmony with the world and is nice to

everyone she meets. She honestly cares about life and

has learned to be happy with what she has. Now would this

'good' person be doomed to 'hell' because she didn't worship

but she actually lived the way most people cant? I'd hope not.

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Originally posted by nang'eds!

why do people believe i god, could somebody please tell me. i have a personal opinon which i will express laer into this thread but first i need something to work with, so please someone give me an answer.

because they were missled there whole life and brainwashed. me on the other hand have a strong will against that type of stuff, so i am god free.

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