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What makes you believe in god?

Since I was a little boy I failed to believe in a creator god, I used to read this bible for kids and think that some of the tales were very entertaining although never really thinking it might had happened.

I'm curious, what makes you a person of faith?

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i believe that God exists, is the only thing that makes me want to live, i have suffered depression all my life, and every day of my life, i have struggled to stay alive, but faith in God is something inexplicable, despite all the pain
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Started from childhood for me. My parents are Christians and I was raised in the faith. Then, as I got older I had to work some things out for myself. The more I am learning I feel like the more my strength and faith in God has grown. Life experiences can really test you and rock your world. And one of the things I can say is that following the teachings of Christ have made my life better and more simplified. It's a journey(and definitely a work in progress) and I am really
beginning to really understand and enjoy the ride.
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My Wonderful Life.

Someone out there LOVES me...

...or I'm one of the luckiest people on the planet...

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Who's god?
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But I want you to know something, this is sincere, I want you to know, when it comes to believing in God, I really tried. I really, really tried. I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is fucked up. Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the résumé of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently-run universe, this guy would've been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago. And by the way, I say "this guy", because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man. And here's something else, another problem you might have: Suppose your prayers aren't answered. What do you say? "Well, it's God's will." "Thy Will Be Done." Fine, but if it's God's will, and He's going to do what He wants to anyway, why the fuck bother praying in the first place? Seems like a big waste of time to me! Couldn't you just skip the praying part and go right to His Will? It's all very confusing

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Hope.

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i believe that God exists, is the only thing that makes me want to live, i have suffered depression all my life, and every day of my life, i have struggled to stay alive, but faith in God is something inexplicable, despite all the pain
Very well said. I, too, feel this way
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so things must be perfect now for there to be God? meh...then you'd complain God gives you no choice but whatever...for those who don't believe no proof will suffice

but therein lies why I believe...because whether or not people believe, He is simply amazing

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Tanisha when she asked me 'Do you know about God?'
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so things must be perfect now for there to be God? meh...then you'd complain God gives you no choice but whatever...for those who don't believe no proof will suffice

but therein lies why I believe...because whether or not people believe, He is simply amazing
Yea...incredible....


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Yes, everything is Gods fault. We have no choice but to build shoddy buildings along fault lines and in hurricane zones and live there....
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Nothing. I don't believe in god.
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