posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 11:21 PM
Everyone please read, I summed everything up in one post.
2009, your answer was perfect. You gave your honest opinion, showing that you too don't know why we trust people(or whatever it is we trust). I
think we do trust for the sake of it, or because sometimes we have no choice.
To Everyone: Thanks for all your answers and opinions. I can see that there is a wide scope of perception among all of you, which I was looking for.
Now that I see that some trust, and some don't, what causes us/you to trust? Whatever, or whoever you trust in, why do you? When I was younger, I
used to trust my teachers, but didn't fully trust them after I matured because I was made aware of how some were unfair to certain students.
A broader view of the world changed my perceptions.
"people i know who are constantly in doubt of their actions and in depression because of the church and their teachings"
specialasianx, yes, you are right with that point. Many people are only religious. Christianity is based on a relationship with Christ. In my case,
I am a very optimistic person because of my relationship with the Lord, not religion. The religious part reminds me of who I am becoming. God knows
that humans have a hard time turning from certain habits, and He helps us when we allow Him to. But forcing oneself to be perfect is not the answer.
He can see our hearts, anyway, so it's not like we can fool Him and put on a show. Some religious people believe that they must be stiff and watch
their every move, but that is hard to do. By doing this, depression can come on. When one has to constantly fight what they are, instead of growing
in His Grace, one can get depressed.
On the other hand, I see a lot of nonChristians who are depressed with life and feel that they have nothing to live for. Everyone who is depressed
has a different reason. Some are too hard on themselves, some don't see the point in life, some have gone through terrible times, some have a
negative disposition, and some causes are unknown. Also, mood, diet, etc.. affects chemical imbalances resulting in depression.
"What has god done for you?????????"
ninki, Were you asking me?