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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Do you believe in God?

Just curious how many, if any, still believe in God in this day and age.

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My biggest question with God is this: I have done many horrible things as a person other than murder and rape. How is it possible for me to still get to heaven? That answer depends on many people with many varying answers and I am unsure who to believe myself.

The most common thing I hear is as long as you believe and repent your sins you will be forgiven and go to heaven. But I am just too lazy to force myself to believe in something just so I can sleep easier at night that when I die maybe I go to a place where I can eat fruit and play harp for the rest of eternity. Why else believe in God but have that closure?

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No I don't.

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My biggest question with God is this: I have done many horrible things as a person other than murder and rape. How is it possible for me to still get to heaven? That answer depends on many people with many varying answers and I am unsure who to believe myself.

The most common thing I hear is as long as you believe and repent your sins you will be forgiven and go to heaven. But I am just too lazy to force myself to believe in something just so I can sleep easier at night that when I die maybe I go to a place where I can eat fruit and play harp for the rest of eternity. Why else believe in God but have that closure?
1. You already know God's will. It's written in the bible.
2. This is not like checking your credit score. Only God can judge you so you can only do your best in this life and try to live virtuously.
3. Eternity is a lot longer than your lifespan on earth. Making choices in your life now to try and have a better eternity is always worth it.

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1. You already know God's will. It's written in the bible.
So are we supposed to go by everything that's written in the Bible...?
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I only read fiction, and there are much better examples of that than The Bible.

Only God can judge me, you're right, but how do you when you crossed the line? Is there a line? If there isn't, why do people make it seem as if there is one? If there is a line, are you SOL if you cross it? Do I still get a free pass for being a thoughtful person and acknowledging what my weaknesses and illdoings as a person are and trying to become a better person, even if I am not always successful? Pretty sure I've broken several of the ten commandments.

You are absolutely right about #3. But you aren't proving me wrong either. I would like someone to tell me why people even care about believing in God if not to save their own ass from not going to a state of hell afterwards. "God fearing" is one of the more interesting turns of phrases I've ever heard.

I would ultimately like to believe in some kind of entity and have a relationship with him to better benefit me as a person and my contributions to society, that would be ideal, but beyond that idea of having your own personal god...well, I haven't found him yet.

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I only read fiction, and there are much better examples of that than The Bible.
I know this was meant as a putdown but the Bible is one of the most interesting books you could ever read, even if you do believe it is fiction. All the themes about life, humanity etc. were there first. You learn about history, geography, relationships, temptations, biology, legal matters, everything. Purely on the basis of content, no other book can compare in terms of scope or quality.

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Only God can judge me, you're right, but how do you when you crossed the line? Is there a line? If there isn't, why do people make it seem as if there is one? If there is a line, are you SOL if you cross it? Do I still get a free pass for being a thoughtful person and acknowledging what my weaknesses and illdoings as a person are and trying to become a better person, even if I am not always successful? Pretty sure I've broken several of the ten commandments.
All the guidance you'll ever need is in the Bible. All people are sinners and make mistakes, you can only try to become a better person everyday.

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You are absolutely right about #3. But you aren't proving me wrong either. I would like someone to tell me why people even care about believing in God if not to save their own ass from not going to a state of hell afterwards. "God fearing" is one of the more interesting turns of phrases I've ever heard.

I would ultimately like to believe in some kind of entity and have a relationship with him to better benefit me as a person and my contributions to society, that would be ideal, but beyond that idea of having your own personal god...well, I haven't found him yet.
The point is not to "save your ass" from hell. Your "ass" has already been saved, all you have to do is accept Jesus Christ in your heart. The point is to try to attain an eternity with Christ. The motivation doesn't come from the potential punishment, it comes from the potential reward.

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Re: Do you believe in God?

Why would I believe in God (one of the Abrahamic religions) instead of one of the many other religions out there?

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I believe that there is a higher being (which I would think the term "God" references") but not religion in itself.

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Why would I believe in God (one of the Abrahamic religions) instead of one of the many other religions out there?
Because He is the only true God?

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No, unless I do see one.
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No, unless I do see one.
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