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Old 04-12-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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What if (this view of)God is right?

"What is truth?"

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What if that rebel from Nazareth was telling the truth?

What if was God with us?

What if he came in love and died to set right all the wrong?

What if we killed him?


What if you never gave it a thought?


What if you believed?
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What if everything you've ever been taught about God was wrong?




Would it matter?
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What if everything you've ever been taught about God was wrong?
Would it matter?
Of course it would. There is nothing more important than the issue of who God is.
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What if was God with us?
Well, I guess grammar wouldn't really matter.
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Re: What if (this view of)God is right?

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"What is truth?"

~Pilate



What if that rebel from Nazareth was telling the truth?

What if was God with us?

What if he came in love and died to set right all the wrong?

What if we killed him?


What if you never gave it a thought?


What if you believed?
I do believe.

Jesus Christ is Lord, praise God.
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"What if everything you've ever been taught about God was wrong?"


I have not been taught anything about God. I have searched for some truth in this world.

Please tell me if I am missing something.
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What if everything you've ever been taught about God was wrong?

Would it matter?
Sorry to ignore the original topic, but this is actually something I've contemplated a lot these days. I've been thinking "what if I'm wrong and there is no God, no Jesus, no Heaven, no nothing..." and I decided that to me it really would not matter. I take comfort in knowing/believing/assuming that there is something transcendent out there greater than myself. If I die and I'm wrong, at least I'll have felt that peace of mind and spirit during my life. Also, my religion has helped me with a lot of things like how I communicate, the choices I make, how I respect others, etc. that I think have and will continue to turn me into a better person that I could've been without it.
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Of course it would. There is nothing more important than the issue of who God is.


what about health care? being able to pay for your child's operation?
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Sorry to ignore the original topic, but this is actually something I've contemplated a lot these days. I've been thinking "what if I'm wrong and there is no God, no Jesus, no Heaven, no nothing..." and I decided that to me it really would not matter. I take comfort in knowing/believing/assuming that there is something transcendent out there greater than myself. If I die and I'm wrong, at least I'll have felt that peace of mind and spirit during my life. Also, my religion has helped me with a lot of things like how I communicate, the choices I make, how I respect others, etc. that I think have and will continue to turn me into a better person that I could've been without it.



this i respect tremendously. you've given lots of thought to the topic, and reached a decision that both your head and heart can live with. others might disagree, but you've arrived at a real place through a journey of heart, spirit, and mind.

rock on.
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One of my favorite sayings is that "No God is higher than the Truth". It is very true to me. Can God be higher or transcend the Truth. The Truth is greatest entity which is in existence. So that is what I worship. I worship all that is right in the universe. If someone scientifically proves that God does not exist or does exist, it would not matter to me because the Truth will always exist.
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what about health care? being able to pay for your child's operation?
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this i respect tremendously. you've given lots of thought to the topic, and reached a decision that both your head and heart can live with. others might disagree, but you've arrived at a real place through a journey of heart, spirit, and mind.

rock on.
wow, thanks. Yes, it's something I HAVE given a lot of thought to. I'm a very logical, analytical person and also a rather conservative Christian so the two have been very difficult to combine. I don't *think* I'm wrong; with all bias of what religion is and what religions are right or wrong set aside, part of me feels that there MUST be something "bigger" out there, but if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I've spent a lot of time learning about different theologies and contemplating my own. In the end, if it's all a bunch of bullshit, at least I've learned "secular" skills like how to research, how to devise opinions, how to ask the right questions in order to get the right answers, etc. Maybe the ends will justify the means, but I still the the process of self exploration has great value for anyone.
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This thread seems to be turning into a bit of a lovefest for agnostics. In fairness to Iron Horse, he was inviting us to consider the Christian answer/perspective.

To address the initial question:-

"What if you never gave it a thought?" - well I've certainly given it a lot of thought but can't quite seem to believe, at least thus far.
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If this view of God is right, I have nothing to worry about.

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What if everything you've ever been taught about God was wrong?

Would it matter?
It depends. If there is no God, there probably wouldn't be an afterlife. Therefore, I have nothing to lose either way.

If I've got the wrong God or the wrong faith...
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