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post #31 of 39
I do believe the Big Bang is what happened when God created the universe.

To me it just isn't logical to think that all this is just an accident. Logic tells me there is a creator.
post #32 of 39
Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
What you're talking about is agnosticism, not atheism.

An atheist is someone who believes that God or gods do not exist, period. An agnostic is someone who does not know, or believes that it is impossible to know, whether a god exists.

You are probably an agnostic atheist, like me
That sounds like me too.
post #33 of 39
Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I do believe the Big Bang is what happened when God created the universe.

To me it just isn't logical to think that all this is just an accident. Logic tells me there is a creator.
That's because as humans we have an inherent need to anthropomorphise everything. Animals, machinery, other inanimate objects - it's a difficult concept to grasp that nature and science were here long before us, and will be here long after we disappear. But in order to make this easier to understand, we attribute a human (albeit divine) personality to it. We make ourselves believe that nothing can naturally occur without some intelligent force behind it. What religion does (in part) is explain natural phenomena in a way that most people can grasp and relate to.
post #34 of 39
Nope, it is because it is true. There is a God and he did create all of this and his son came and died for us. Awesome that we are able to spend eternity with Him.

Blind faith? Yes, but to me, not blind.
post #35 of 39
And that's the beauty of faith. It is such a personal entity. It's true for you, and that's wonderful. The scientific version is just as true for me, which is also wonderful.

On a side note, I do believe in Jesus. I just don't need religion to quantify my belief for me.
post #36 of 39
This has really been an interesting thread to read.

To me, all I can say about religion is, "Whatever gets you through this life." No matter if that is Christianity, Judaism, Buddism, Hindu, Pagan, or not believing in anything.

I was raised Christian, was baptised, confirmed, was active in my church's youth group. I went to a Christian college and taught in a Christian high school. It was in these latter two places that I really began to question everything. I have read the Bible - yes, the whole thing - I have studied the history of Christianity, and Theology and Dogma. In doing so, it got to be much more than questioning, to doubting that it was anything more than man's creation and manipulation to control the masses. Teaching in that high school only confirmed that to me. They didn't want to teach the kids to think for themselves. They wanted to teach them to be sheep and follow unquestioning. Sorry, not for me.

I do believe in a higher power. I am pagan, but not necessarily Wiccan. I go more by the old religion, before Christianity. (No animal sacrifices or any of that, but following the ways of the old ways - respecting nature as part of the spiritual world, viewing the gods as ones who can interfere with human life but generally just observe. I think it's rather presumptuous of me to ask the higher beings for something that I just *want* to happen. I have only asked for things that would serve the greater good for another.) I don't believe in preordained fate, but I do believe in karma. I do believe in reincarnation. I do believe in something larger than me, larger than humanity - something that was here before us and will be here after us.

But I don't believe that my way is the only way, or the best way. I don't believe that anyone who doesn't believe how I do are going to a bad place. I don't believe that g(G)od or gods (goddesses) are vengeful and will smite anyone who doesn't think of them in the way they want (seems kinda petty for an almighty being, doesn't it?).

I do the best I can to live right, be kind to others and treat them the way I want to be treated. I try to live a moral life (yes, there is morality outside of the Bible ).
post #37 of 39
It's interesting what you say about fate. I don't believe in it per se, but I do believe in destiny. I do believe that we have a path that is not `set out' for us, but that should we follow our hearts, and work hard and do the right thing by others, and stay true to ourselves, that what we achieve in life will be what we are meant to achieve. It is what will make us the happiest we can be, and it is how we will attain our own, personal meaning in life. It's something I've given a great deal of thought to and there aren't enough pages or hours for me to elucidate it all here (lol) but I think that we are not aimless souls wandering through life. I do believe each of us has a purpose - we just need to learn how to listen, and unlock the secrets to achieving it.
post #38 of 39
I totally agree Sarah. We all have a greater purpose for being here. Whether it is a universal purpose, or a personal purpose I'm not sure.
post #39 of 39
I believe it is possible that there is a God. I would like to belive that there is something after death. However I do not believe that God is like what many think he is like. I thing that God is a lot nicer then to say someone is going to Hell for not having faith in him. I think that if God is the way some say I don't want anything to do with him. I think God is a loving God. I don't believe that you have to even believe in him to have a good after life. I think if we are close to God here on earth we will be close to him in the after life. I don't think it is a good or bad thing if someone isnt close to God either now or later. I think that in the after life we will be in a situation where we are comfortable. Maybe to some living with God would be like a Hell. So it is better off that someone who isnt as close to God on earth not be close to him in heaven. Thats why most people have friends like themselves. Like most my friends don't go to church. There mostly all democrates and believe similar to me. Its not that I refuse to be friends with someone that is different its just that we as people usually hang around people more like ourselves.
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