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originally posted by: paradox
This is such an amazing thing to hear. I was a very aggressive atheist until a year ago when I sought the truth and God spoke to me. It truly is a very life changing and personality altering experience that those who do not seek will never understand. All glory to God.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
I wonder why God has never spoken to me? Do I have to be doing something special? Or does it happen when you are sitting around watching TV or cooking dinner?
Every one of us is connected to all and everything in that at the base of it all we are only energy that is holding the shape of people and things and that at that level there really are no boundaries.
Science and religion are closing the gap. We as people want to know our purpose and we want to understand the mechanics of creation. Quantum physics is revealing more mysterious actions every day and it points to an intelligent director in these actions.
But many Xtians have this tendency to believe they're right, and everyone else be damned. That's what I was addressing. I'm all for spirituality, but not to the exclusion of other peoples spiritual experiences, because they don't line up with Xtian doctrine or beliefs.
There is no doctrine of religion more vile and destructive as that of the eternal punishment of hell…in any form.
The fact is the creator God is going to “deliver” ALL of mankind from Hades(the realm of death and imperception…religion).The majority of mankind will not be delivered at all from their BS religion in the physical realm life.
You miss the point. Just because someone says they had a religious experience and claims to now know the truth, doesn't mean that that experience is going to apply to and be a valid fit for everyone.
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Yours is one way but not the only way by any means. a reply to: SniperSmiley
originally posted by: celticdog
This proves that faith and truth in religion is very subjective if you can switch back and forth.How do you know it is god or just your conscious mind having conflict.
Cognitive dissonance is central to many forms of persuasion to change beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors. The tension can be injected suddenly or allowed to build up over time. People can be moved in many small jumps or one large one.
You changed your beliefs in one big jump and reduced your cognitive dissonance to a great extent.
This is why people change from being Muslim to Christian, Christian to Muslim, Christian to Atheist, Atheist to Christian. We are all trying to find a consonance within ourselves.