Religion - WHY???

    Why do you believe in God?

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    (this is to friendofgod) Yeah well I was just wondering what made certain people start believing in God. I personally am not religious so technically your comment is a matter of opinion. I believe in the theory of evolution (Darwin etc...) not every person being made by God who gave us life. It is a very controversial matter, so instead of assuming you are right, you could look at both sides of the argument first. I, personally, don't think that I am selfish, or that I have "desire to gratify the flesh", as you 'tactfully' put it. I just don't believe in God, so try not to assume that everyone believes the same things


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    Everyone is given by God a measure of faith to believe and everyone is given God's word to learn either by print or by mouth or by the Holy Spirit. THe question would be more accurately-Why do you not believe in God? THe answer to this would be selfishness, the desire to gratify the pleasures of the flesh rather than worship the One who gave you life in the first place.

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    All I can tell you is that when God shows up in your life , you will know Him. Often that doesn't happen until one reaches the point of desparation, depair, or finally realizes that self reliance is a myth.


    <a href="/users/6421/papaamukah/">@papaamukah</a> This is not the real deal,even Jesus Christ was tortured,their will be trials and tribulations,heaven is paradise,there will be no pain or suffering there.Jesus is no puppeteer,people make this world a bad place,it's time we stop placing the blame on him.We need to teach the children about his word,it is through his word they will see.


    My Jesus taught me that suicide is a sin,that is sickness.Always remember ''life''is temporary, ''DEATH'' is permanent,but you can only prepare yourself now.The question is do you got that?


    So why is he not showing up in a lot of people's life? Look at what's going on around the world? Adults and kids going hungry, a meal a day even is sometimes hard to come by. People dying, I know that we will leave from this world at some point of time but deaths I do believe shouldn't have occurred to those who they occurred to. Suicide bombing, false accusation and during disasters. I personally worry about the poor kids who have no understanding in the mist of all that. Seen?


    I will love to to live in this real world and life without trial, tribulations and what not right here on the earth. Where I am able to my love ones, but not somewhere imaginary. Like some people believing that when they blow themselves and others up by suicide they'll go to heaven and have 77 virgins married to them. What, are you crazy? Not me. And if anything, I want mine(the virgins) now and right here on the earth.Got it?


    well encourager we are a bundle of joy you should take up a roll as a minister

    First was the fire, the sun, and anything that the men couldn't understand !Basically we have the necessity to believe in something! Atheism is the child of knowledge , religion is the child of superstition


    You don't KNOW anything is real at all. The world might not be real. It is just what we chose to believe. So, how do he DOES exist.....?

    Grit Savage

    @ Vipela, Well said.


    Hello Vipela,
    Atheism child of "knowledge"? How do you "know" God doesn't exist?

    What does man have to offer us, but no future, lies, deceit,anger,hatred for one another, a divided world and no solutions for mankinds demise. At least we have hope in God, man cant offer hope to anyone, they have failed. all we have is our God left , Religion, also has failed mankind, But God wont fail us

    I do not believe embarassing would be even close to how one would feel on that day? The bible says that every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that God is God.

    "Man created God in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent."


    just an atheist quote statement no need to be alarmed


    Hello cucumber,
    Well it's either that or Man in his God given free will chooses to be that way.


    Hi Cucumber,
    Being alarmed is not the issue for most Christian thinkers. Except, perhaps, for those who have sent Christ away.

    John 3; 16-21 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
    Romans 8; 1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
    Romans 10; 9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    Grit Savage

    who wrote the bible Austin. and who has edited it over the last 2000 years.

    Men with political agendas!


    SoS with Chritian rhetoric. When you confront them with an issue they start thumpin' that book that we don't believe in anyway. Ignorance is bliss, I suppose.


    are we in church? can't think for yourself?

    I fill up with God's love and I can share the love I feel with other people and live a very satisfying life.


    are you altruistic or self satisfying ?

    Great Question!` I was in big trouble with no way out. I was contemplating suicide. So I prayed, "God, if you exist, please help me, because I don't know what to do." He did show me a way out. It wasn't easy, but at least it was a way out. I've been in several similar situations over the last 30 years and I personally know other people who have prayed and survived. Their word is was a miracle. My personal experience leads me to believe there is a God, that He loves us very much, that I am an unworthy creature, and He is a worthy, powerful Creator, Scientist, Artist, Savior, Redeemer, Sustainer, Guide, and giver of Eternal Life. (quantity = forever; quality = amazing)

    Know I listen to him daily, moment by moment. He talks to me in a "little inner voice". I talk back to him with questions, complaints, thanksgivings. WHAT AN ADVENTURE! I truly feel sorry for folks who don't believe in God.


    Maybe you do feel sorry for them, but they might not feel sorry for themselves.

    By the Grace of God we go. Faith

    Because I have read my bible many times and I just do and it is my right to do so.


    Wow you know some people are going to be really shocked come Judgment Day and they actually have to answer to God.


    you have a perfect right to fully program yourself thats how& why it all works so well I like to read a good book too, but just sort out the chaff from the clay


    northcapes you have read the sentence with a judge mental attitude perhaps free thinkers frighten you


    melloheart I agree entirely with your own self appraisal it takes great courage to admit ones own weakness


    It's so sad that the lost are so adamant to remain there. Open up and find the way.


    it nice you gave him permission to program himself, as if you are not programed as well, you are programmed in secular things, not spiritual and he is programmed into spiritual things not secular

    I have a real problem with all this God stuff (capital G because I am well mannered) Adam and Eve sinned so we are told so why do animals that never ate the apple tomato or what ever suffer cancer and all the other diseases. Why does a all loving all caring being allow children to suffer why the floods etc that kill birds and animals. Storms that blow down trees etc etc etc what crime have they committed To top it off we are told of this terrible Satan well who made him ? if God is all powerful why not give Satan the flick? Get rid of him and his sinners or is God like our current upholders of the law and gives Satan a slap on the wrist. Dont tell me Satan was an angel cast out of heaven for sinning when the "original sin " was A&E either way the bible got it wrong . You cant have original sin twice.I have no axe to grind if people find solace in beleiving in God but more attrocities have been carried out in the name of religion than for any other reason. Whos right and whos wrong? Nobody.


    What year did God create Adam and Eve as I am sure human have only been around for thousands of years- there were other forms of life millins of years before man appeared, unless god created Adam and Eve at the start and the dinosaurs ate them.


    Hello peopleover,
    You wrote:

    more atrocities have been carried out in the name of religion than for any other reason.<<<
    Everybody likes to use quotes like that. I think people do atrocities in what ever name: religion, politics, ideologies or just plain hate. You name it, people will do it.

    we are an infinite consciousness living in a perception of reality, governed by the rulers who create and manufacture all that exists including religion

    I always wondered why people don't believe in GOD.You talk about him all the time.The oldest book in history of mankind the HOLY BIBLE tells you all about him.You know more about his ancestory than your own.You take money with his name on it you use his name in vain all the time.When you get in a car wreck and you're seriously hurt about to die.That is when you cry out oh GOD please help me don't let me die.You have a right to belive what you want.I am a christian and i have that same right too.GOD BLESS AMERICA WE SURELY NEED IT DON


    Hi! papa peg "Gods` ancestory" huh? who was his dad snd mum? uncles aunts etc? I know who mine were but you say we know about his than our own, do not follow you.

    Because everyone says you are suppose too.

    I know their is a God because I was their to hear 4 new born babies cry and witness the miracle of birth. I watched trees grow and change from season to season. I stand on the beach and watch the wave hit the shore and the sky goes on for ever. I feel the pressure of the world released when I whisper a soft prayer. I believe a church can be any where you are as long as you talk with your higher power. I believe, we all believe but don't want to be the blunt of jokes, so we will not let ourselves be know as a beliver. We must all die sooner or later, the closer we get the more we believe. When death knock at your door, you must answer. Beliver or not, why take a chance? That's not preaching just the opinion of a mother of 4, grand mother of 8 who has lived both-- not beliveing and beliveing. Only you can read his story and find the answer to your questions.

    I can feel God All around me. I see his work, and it is so good. But there is also evil in this world, and I know one day God will wipe the tears from our eyes and it will be gone. God is hope, and he is alive and working in his own way. We just have to wait to hear his calls.

    If you are asking you are seeking, I hope you find God, I hope to never loose him ever!

    God can't fail you?????? I bet the parent's of the thousands of dying or dead children (disease, starvation, etc.) in Haiti, Darfur, etc. who were deeply religious & prayed for the lives of their children would wonder if that is true. Whenever there's an accident or tragedy that's taken some lives but not all of them, the survivors (or their families) always say it was God that spared their lives. But many of those who died believed in that same God - some were children. So I guess that God chose to not save them but decided instead to save somebody else? If somebody dies they say "It's God's will". If somebody survives they say "God saved me". But the saved seem to forget all those who's lives were not saved by God - and many of them were far more deserving to be saved than those who were. I always have to laugh when somebody wins something like Miss America (a crock if ever there was one) & they say it was God's will - or the lottery. Good grief. Have you considered that only humans & cats & dogs are the only species that serves no purpose on this planet? It's true - every other species serves at minimum the purpose of eat or be eaten - survival of the fittest. You are born & then you die & God has nothing at all to do with any of it.

    Headless Man

    Dyeing is not as bad as you make it sound, if you believe you will be going to heaven, all young children will go there. The bad thing is staying here with all the sin and sinners. Dealing with some of them can be HELL....

    when you know everything are jokes.

    i dont i think its the biggest money makeing schem in the world

    Man will always seek a deity or force higher than his understanding, religion is not manufactured or established by God. When mankind can not do things beyond his ability he seeks strength both physical and spiritually from a source beyond himself. Time has proven such facts that all people really want order in their lives, so there is a need for authority, people pick and choose by free will who they want to establish and set moral values for them. The best documents throughout time wins this battle year after year, because disorder is unhealthy and kills, civil unrest is a killer outside the boundaries of what people can take on a daily basis. That is why revolutions only last so long months and years because deep inside every human their is compassion for humans much more than anything on Earth. Searching for higher authority and finding it brings peace in the body, soul, and spirit. We need peace, no one wants to be under stress all the time all their lives. The documents written by various people of the past has and always will be challenged from generation to generation but the morals of man has been on trial in the world court since the beginning. You have to organize the world that is why we have so many governments, that is why so many have tried to conquer the world as it is known. Imagining the Egyptians of old, Xerxes, Alexander the Great, Richard the Lion Heart, and many many conquers to the past century waking up finding out that there is no way they ever could rule the world and all the people in it. Stupid idea, why, because we die for freedom to think and be as we would like, you may get us for a season, but you will meet the day when we wake up! So you see its about what are you willing to die for so your time and those you love will continue from generation to generation in freedom in body, soul, and spirit? Again we humans need guidelines because a good bad idea can kill us all!!! That is why we choose to have MORAL VALUES, some have been so frustrated with life they have made themselves their own God because of the imperfections in every process the human mind can come up with. My suggestion is find the one closest to the perfection you are looking for and follow after those attributes and increase your chance of living! I am studying the Holy Bible and I choose to believe in the authority from which it is written and by the authority to whom it is written about! My choice and my life has dramatically changed, search for your peace! You can have it now on Earth while you are living!!!


    Sir may I say you have made the leap of Faith and grasp on to TRUTH. Thank You for sharing with that young man.


    What a mind! You have true insight. Yes, thank you for sharing. You are truely blessed.

    Somebody said they didn't understand why God would let his son die on a cross. So many people do not realize that God is (three in one) the trinity. He is God the father, He is God the son, He is God the holy spirit. We are earthy human beings. We do not understand the mind of God. God himself died on that cross.

    Headless Man

    Evolution, facts, what facts. I believe in evolution within a species but not cross species.


    If you want to believe what a lot of storytellers wrote centuries ago fine,I will stick to the facts ie evolution.

    because I feel Him inside my heart , He is with me all the time.


    Because I feel Him inside my heart&He is with me all the time.


    Are you sure you don't have indigestion.

    religion,jesus and the bible,thats all everybody rants on about GET A LIFE!


    That might really hurt someone who is religious. YOU get a life.


    i will say as i please

    the creator,cready,creaters,to create on earth his had no chorces of comming here on earth.the bible said we are his foot stool on where we walk depenes on his will, if you believe. like a child.thy are innercent of life,just like adam and eve before thay were decieave by satan. i am not saying the bible word,for word but i am speeking from my heart. in the bible it said every time i try to think good eveval thoughts are present.or every time i try to do good i do bad.why is this beliving in God word i want to believe in my farther that he love me and i trust his word.he said he would be like a lamp upon your or my feet,we are his foot stud on if you want to meat someone day by day trying to die to the walk you touck to get here was God timning wecome .the spirit no the Spirit of do you want to control your walk or do you want to let God do the walking for you.

    there is God ofcourse...all religions believe in God first...coz we cant deny His presence everywhere... Everything we have is His blessing...

    I can feel God All around me. I see his work, and it is so good. But there is also evil in this world, and I know one day God will wipe the tears fromour eyes and it will be gone. God is hope, and he is alive and working in his own way. We just have to wait to hear his calls.

    If you are asking you are seeking, I hope you find God, I hope to never loose him ever!

    you ca n talk about religion and god all you want the bottom line is no one knows whats gonna happen untill after you are dead../......

    Stop religion--start a relationship with GOD. He loves you period.


    Ya...My X-Dad would beat the s^t out of all of us, if he found out Mom took us to church!!!
    They divorced when I was 9, so I was CRAP to many people, kids wern't ALLOWED to even talk to me. Unless it was to say something NASTY. My Mom was thought of as a WHORE, when she worked 2-3 jobs to support my Sister & me. My X-Dad played around with his support checks, a few times we were homeless. There wasn't the help for Homeless as there is now...not in the '60's. He was a 'bigwig' in the phone co, but couldn't pay $60.00 a mon. for 2 little girls? Once I went to 'HIS HOUSE'...The house Mom bought with her bussiness, a 'Beauty School', she was made to sell in the divorce. I asked for
    *OUR, support check, then saw it laying on a table. After he said he mailed it & throwing .57 cents at me, I grabbed it & ran. He yelled 'It's not signed' wasn't. WOW!!! were those Chicago winters cold living in the car.
    Have another hour to listen to all he did to us? All the time he was a 'GOOD CHURCH GOING PERSON', still is. Hates 'blacks', when my stepmom lived in Gary,Ind. Had a 9lb something 'premie', one stepsister had the others husb. baby, the other was PG with another guys child. But stepmom keeps telling us 'You were raised wrong', WHY were not 'Hippocratle Christins'.
    Why do ppl thing there religon is the best, the Mormons hate the Jews, Jews hate 'Jehoves' & on & on.


    Babies are not born mean and God dosen't make people mean.
    People make people mean...Anger breads anger and hate is contagious. Take your anger and hate and use it to make yourself a better person.
    Your right some people do bad things in the name of God and the church but you are not them, so control your own life and make goals for your future. You may not be able to forget but try to forgive for your own sake.

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