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Old 08-09-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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I want to start by saying that I understand there already exist numerous threads about God, individual beliefs, and truth. However, I feel that this thread will be much more longer than those, and much more detailed than those.

I just want to discuss God ... not so much politics, religion, or anything else.

Also, I hope that whoever chooses to take part in this discussion, will do so in a mature and caring manner. I understand how this topic can be very controversial, and how nearly everyone will in some way disagree in some form or another. Please be kind and considerate at all times.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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I was raised in a Christian home ... both of my parents claimed to be Christians. It took me until I was about 15 or 16 to actually be saved. God reached out to me, and I grabbed hold of Him. Since that time I have truly found God, and I have found truth. And I've come to realize that, unfortunately, it isn't a matter of what people believe or don't believe. All that matters is what is the truth, and what we all do about it. I am definitely not trying to rag on anyone's beliefs. However, I believe that there indeed is one God, and that He has made one way to salvation. I'm not talking about religion or trying to attain God's favor, rather instead, having a relationship with God that surpasses everything that exists on this earth.
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should this be in G is S?
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No ... I think G is S is about U2's beliefs ... this is more about the personal beliefs of all of us.
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I think my main idea is just to hear from others their opinions on God ... not so much religion, because religion isn't as important. Who do you guys think God is? Why? What has God done for you? Wouldn't everyone agree that God is the most important topic anyone could ever discuss?
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Wouldn't everyone agree that God is the most important topic anyone could ever discuss?


no.

how to coexist on this planet is a far more important question.

i'm most concerned with the living, and how to reduce the suffering of those who are living, not as much in the theoretical.
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having a relationship with God that surpasses everything that exists on this earth.
Isn't having a relationship with your family and loved ones more important than have one with God?
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Wouldn't everyone agree that God is the most important topic anyone could ever discuss?


this man agrees with you
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Isn't having a relationship with your family and loved ones more important than have one with God?
Why would you say that?
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this man agrees with you
as would this man...



and this man...



and let's not forget this little known man...

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^ Bono looks terrific in that photo.

but i think he would argue that it isn't the question that's important, but how you respond to the question and how the question inspires you to action.
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^ Bono looks terrific in that photo.
Yes, that's one of my favorite photos of him.
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Why would you say that?
most likely,
because if you can not do the first

the second is not legitimate
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Why would you say that?
I would say that because surely no relationship should be stronger than that of your relationship with your parents or your brother/sister or wife/husband regardless of how religeous one is.

I myself am not religious at all so perhaps i'm not the best one to comment but it would baffle me beyond belief if someone felt they had a closer relationship with 'God' than with their own mother, for example.
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I think here in lies the problem with "discussions" about God:

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I think my main idea is just to hear from others their opinions on God ...
We claim opinions, yet we speak in self righteousness such as this:

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both of my parents claimed to be Christians. It took me until I was about 15 or 16 to actually be saved. God reached out to me, and I grabbed hold of Him. Since that time I have truly found God, and I have found truth. And I've come to realize that, unfortunately, it isn't a matter of what people believe or don't believe. All that matters is what is the truth, and what we all do about it. I am definitely not trying to rag on anyone's beliefs. However, I believe that there indeed is one God, and that He has made one way to salvation.
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