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Old 04-14-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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Why do you believe in God?

I ask this because I was just curious as to why many of us in FYM choose to believe in God. Do you feel God does things for you? Is it for comfort? Tradition/upbringing? I would like for this discussion to remain free of any vitriol/mudslinging/criticism, etc.

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Old 04-14-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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Great question, Frog.

For me, it truly is a relationship. It's not so much believing in him like he's santa claus, but it's knowing him in a relational way. Now, does that mean I know all about him, of course not.

I did grow up in a Christian home, but I still had to find my identity in Christ and I'm still seeking God's will for my life.

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Old 04-14-2005, 02:57 PM   #3
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Why do I believe in God?

Because I have tasted a strawberry.

Only a deity could created such a wonder.
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:01 PM   #4
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All I can say is that I want to believe in Him/Her/It but i just don't/can't. The comfort of knowing there's some god seems to be really comforting and the best thing there could ever be. However, my (too) rational mind doesn't allow me (to believe) this....

I truly hope I am wrong and God really exists. I hope even more he/she/it/whatever will show itself to me, yet the odds of Him being true are way too low for me believing in It/Him/Her....
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:03 PM   #5
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Living is easy with eyes closed,

Misunderstanding all you see

It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out,

It doesn't matter much to me

But you know I know when it's a dream

I think a "No" will mean a "Yes" but it's all wrong,

That is I think I disagree
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:19 PM   #6
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Vorsprung — If you want God to reveal himself, why don't you ask him to? He did to me, and you're right — it is the best thing there could ever be.

By the way, the Netherlands rule!
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:58 PM   #7
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It might sound crazy to some, but I feel as if I've seen his work. Doctors nearly assured that my mother would have ovarian cancer. This was in a time where I was in doubt, or spiritually constipated I suppose is a descriptive way to phrase it. I witnessed many prayers for her, and she made it by without it. After such an event, I began to doubt my doubting.

It's not because I was raised in a Christian home, but I feel that I see God's work being done, and that is what has convinced me to believe.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:08 PM   #8
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I was raised to believe in God, but as I got older, I found God on my own. I believe that there's a God because there is something bigger out there connected to all things and knows me better than I know myself. I don't believe out of comfort. That sounds like God is something that I imagined and isn't real. It is comforting, however, knowing we are not alone and there is a Higher Being watching over us and is connected to us.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:19 PM   #9
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Hmm. To say the least, it's complicated. And I don't want to start sounding "nutty."

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Old 04-14-2005, 09:25 PM   #10
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I believe in god because all I have to do is look at the mountains in my backyard, smell a rose, or realize that the most complex machine ever made is the human body. Sunsets and rainbows are pretty cool, too. Way to many awesome things going on around me to just be a bunch of random chance.
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:17 PM   #12
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nowhere man reply

When it's cold, it comes slow
it is warm, just watch it grow
- all around me it is here.
it is now.

Just a little bit of it can bring you up or down.
Like the supper it is cooking in your hometown.
it is chicken, it is eggs,
it is in between your legs.
it is walking on the moon,
leaving your cocoon.

it is the jigsaw. it is purple haze.
it never stays in one place, but it's not a passing phase
it is in the singles bar, in the distance of the face
it is in between the cages, it is always in a space
it is here. it is now.

Any rock can be made to roll
If you enough of it to pay the toll
it has no home in words or gold
Not even in your favourite hole
it is hope for the dope
it rides your horse without a hoof
it is shaken not stirred;
Cocktails on the roof.

When you eat right thru' it you see everything alive
it is inside the spirit, with enough grit to survive
If you think that it's pretentious, you've been taken for a ride.
Look across the mirror sonny, before you choose, decide
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:25 PM   #13
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I feel his prescence

"All you need is God, God is all you need"
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:50 AM   #14
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Cmon melon we won't think you're "nutty". Some people will think you are nutty just for believing in a God so feel free to fire away. If things startgetting to heavy in here we will just have to have Pax come in and restore order.
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:58 AM   #15
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Right on!

I like BVS's answer...I believe in God because of love. I've felt God's love and care for me, and God helps me to love other people when it's difficult. God has loved and cared for me through other people, too, and that's a very great blessing.

and you hunger for the time
time to heal, desire, time

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