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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: JustKoz
I know that maybe this question was asked before. But I really wanna know. Why do you guys believe in religion? I was born a Roman chatolic but I did not believe in anything my self since 9. Because of all bad that happend to me , I had to take care of my self. God didn't help me. Let me hear about you're opinion


Most people believe because they were born into a family of a particular religion and were told the religious dogma of that religion over and over again until they believed it. This is called conditioning. Once they become adults the conditioning has become so strong that they will rationalize away evidence that contradicts their beliefs.




posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t


Most people believe because they were born into a family of a particular religion and were told the religious dogma of that religion over and over again until they believed it.

Well, I would be one exception -- I wasn't raised in a church, never even saw the inside of one until I was a teenager. Of my 51 years, during all but about 15 of them I would have been irreligious.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: adjensen

Well you certainly are an exception. Usually when someone changes religious stances in the middle of their life they go form being religious to not being religious.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: glend
I was a one eye'd atheist ready to take on the religious fanatics this world until at age 18 a little bird told me that God existed. Since then I have had many other experiences that re-affirms my belief in a spirit world. Perhaps God is helping you in ways that eludes logic. To grow we sometimes have to suffer anguish to soften our hearts.


I grew up in an ubber fundamentalist Christian environment and never questioned the existence of God, but the "spiritual" was forboden! LOL!

The more spiritually aware I become, the less I believe in a "god", especially the biblical god!

The spiritual word is just as real as color is. But "god" isn't a color. It's just as real as the fact that matter is made up of atoms, but "god" isn't a "supreme atom" either. So why would I believe in a supreme super spirit that created all spirits and atoms too?

The idea of "god" is too obscure for me to align any positive allegiance to. So, although I do believe in the spiritual realm and in a spiritual hierarchy, I don't believe in a supreme spiritual being as a "god" any more than a supreme leader of any nation is a "god" of that nation. So, in the meantime, I'll consider myself an "one eye'd atheist ready to take on the religious fanatics of this world", because they do more harm than good.



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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: adjensen

Well you certainly are an exception. Usually when someone changes religious stances in the middle of their life they go form being religious to not being religious.


It's really amazing how it works. You will find that the people who do have religion forced down their throats at a young age are likely the ones who will rebel against it somewhere down the track. It most cases I don't blame them either because most of the time what they are actually being taught is nothing but garbage.

On the contrary though, I also know people who have never touched a religious book until their adult age and they tend to do the opposite if they look for answers through religion because they can come to their own conclusions and decisions without being forced into believing something that they would later find out is ludicrous.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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Darren Wilson's documentary's are worth checking out...


In this explosive documentary, filmmaker Darren Wilson attempts to do the impossible: film God and understand His character. Along the way, Darren and his team encounter powerful witch doctors, violent gang leaders, Hindu holy men, and everyday people with extraordinary experiences to tell. Father of Lights attempts to tear away much of the bad press the Almighty has received over the years, and reveals a God who is far better than anyone could have possibly imagined.

“The ‘religious spirit’ is rooted in man trying to be righteous outside of a relationship with God. And it persecutes anything that looks like a relationship with God. Just as importantly, it becomes another set of rules. And I think the ‘religious spirit’ can take on lots of different faces.” ~ Kris Vallotton

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“The ‘religious spirit,’ it’s demonic, and it attempts to substitute a demonic power or a fleshly power for the power of the Holy Spirit. And the ‘religious spirit’ is more concerned with what we look like than what we really are.” ~ Jack Deere

“That’s kind of the heart of pharisaism. It’s religious activity that we never let get to our heart. Or, if it gets to our heart, it’s an affection for the religious activity as opposed to God. So this people, Isaiah 29, this people, “I’m on their lips, but I’m far from their heart.” ~ Jack Deere

“The ‘religious spirit’ wants punishment. Some measure of punishment. It was the religious spirit that had the priests, the pharisees, with stones in their hands wanting to kill. Jesus is right there with the woman caught in adultery. His interest wasn’t ‘my image… what are people going to think.’ It wasn’t His image. The interest was, here’s a person that’s redeemable, and He wasn’t going to get her turned around through judgement.” ~ Bill Johnson

“There’s something about, when people for the first time in their life feel loved unconditionally, there’s nothing you can do to earn His love, He’s just wrapping His arms around you at your worst state, at your worst binge, and that’s the revelation we try to give; that there’s no way in the world that you can outrun the love of God.” ~ Matthew Barnett

“The Father has a personality. He’s God, He has a personality. And there is judgement and He does get angry, and the thing that makes Him angry is when people have no hunger, when people reject His Son it makes Him angry. But when we know the love of Jesus, then we know the love of the Father.” ~ Heidi Baker


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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: JustKoz

I believe in God, not religion. There is a difference.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 03:33 PM
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I believe that you can get help from a non human source that can comfort you and make you feel loved/energized even if you are in a room totally alone. What you call it is not really important to me. That feeling of love/energized made my body feel more alive than I ever felt before.

But then make your own observations of what is and do not take my word for it.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 03:52 PM
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The last time somebody asked me that question I made it a thread;
How an atheist became a Christian


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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: ElOmen

I watched it.

Yes it's well written. Yes I have felt that way before.

Heeeeere in comes faith.

noun 1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.


Faith is what gives God the power and will to manifest himself to you. Granted they're times when you've lost ALL faith and God chooses to intercede. He does so not because you have demanded it but because at that moment, when you've reached the point of no return, he manifests to the faithless (and faithful)out of love.

This demand was made in the the music video. Show yourself as God and THEN I will follow you.

Who in the hell wouldn't?

FAITH is sooooooo powerful among humanity in general.

Only thing even more so is LOVE.

I'm sure HOPE is thrown around in there somewhere...


Kind of reminds me of this....

Smite me oh...



"Drink and be merry!"



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 11:48 PM
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a reply to: kalunom
That's really intresting. But can u say what exactly changed you're life? I really would like to hear about that. I used to be a true believer , but then my parents kicked me out on the streets.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 11:50 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo
So its not you. Its you're environment



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: smithy2014
You don't need god to live in peace. If you met me I'm actually the happiest and nicest person ever. Even though the # I went through. Yes humanity is going lower and lower but there is still people there. Watch this video



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: AnuTyr
If there is god and deamons. One of them has to help me , cause I really need help right now. And yea I know that was legit thanks man. Thanks for watching my threads too



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Did already. Thanks haha



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: glend
I have a tattoo "if it doesn't kill , it makes you stronger" but I regret it cause I only get weaker and wekaer



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:04 AM
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a reply to: DeadSeraph
I really hate people that fight over this. I just like to hear :
- I believe
- I don't believe
That's all you have to say there is no need to pull out the bible and since

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posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: khnum
What you mean?



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: DarknStormy
1. My parents divorced when I was a kid
2. My parents did drugs , didn't feed me and beat me
3. I was closed in the basement for a long period of time and I was playing with plastic spoons I was really young.
4. I was always lonely
5. I had major depression and anaxiaty.
6. Almost died.
7. My dad brought me to Canada for some reason , where my grandma got me arrested when I was 12 for "assault" which I didn't do.
8. My ex always cheated on me and after a while she broke up with me.
9. My dad almost killed me and I ran away.
10. Lived on the streets
11. Moved into a group home
12. First group home burned down
13. I had to work instead of school
14. Ended up living with my friend cause I got kicked out on my 16 the birthday
15. I have to moved out next month
16 my salary is 11/he
17. No family members talk to me



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