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How do you believe in God?

 
 
carrie
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2004 06:44 am
I do not believe in God...I am a pagan. I don't believe purely because I don't see how God can create rife fear in people and have them living in fear of him all their lives.

I won't argue with anyone that does though, that's not me, I believe in things that I feel I should not have to justify to others..

Everyone to their own...Smile
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2004 06:02 pm
i don't
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 01:15 pm
For me the concepts of God and Nature are almost identical. God isn't something which is imposed on nature, it is the essence of what nature is and what it can become.

To some, the things that science reveals about the structure and history of the world may seem bland and lifeless. But to me it reveals just the opposite, because we *are* completely natural, and yet we *do* think and feel.

We now know that the Universe carries within its very structure the potential for life and thought and consciousness. And this is true, it's not just wishful thinking. The Universe really is this way. And for me, *that* is a far more powerful concept than the standard religions and hopeful dreams of past humanity.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:14 pm
rosborne979 wrote:
For me the concepts of God and Nature are almost identical. God isn't something which is imposed on nature, it is the essence of what nature is and what it can become.

To some, the things that science reveals about the structure and history of the world may seem bland and lifeless. But to me it reveals just the opposite, because we *are* completely natural, and yet we *do* think and feel.

We now know that the Universe carries within its very structure the potential for life and thought and consciousness. And this is true, it's not just wishful thinking. The Universe really is this way. And for me, *that* is a far more powerful concept than the the standard religions and hopeful dreams of past humanity.


That is a very interesting way of looking at it.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:34 pm
kickycan wrote:
That is a very interesting way of looking at it.


It often surprises me that more people don't think of it this way. It's seems to be an inevitable conclusion from the scientific point of view.

Perhaps the significance of this isn't as compelling to most people as it is to me.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:50 pm
Well, it definitely got my attention. Thanks.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 04:00 pm
kickycan wrote:
Well, it definitely got my attention. Thanks.


My pleasure. It's nice to be able to spread good news Smile
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 04:11 pm
Pssst! Kicky!

Come over heah...

I know it's hard for a good Catholic boy to wonder about God and such...but you gotta look around, and read, and listen, and in the end you gotta decide what's right for you.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 04:30 pm
Pssst! Panz!

I'm always looking around, reading, and listening.

And by the way . . . me? A good catholic boy! Ha!
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 04:37 pm
Ya can't fool me Kicky...you're a good boy.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 04:47 pm
Who's god, why does his number come up constantly on my call display, and what the heck does he want with me? More friggin' charity? Screw you! I'm Jewish and not answering the phone.
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