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Originally posted by Karlhungis
...then what are you living for? You should be living in the moment and taking everything in since this is ALL THERE IS. Why waste your time posting on a message board when it could all be over tomorrow? Nothing but the law should stop you from trying everything you ever wanted. At least religious people have the hope of an afterlife to keep them going.
I do at least give some sort of curiosity to the fact that billions of people have believed in this religion over the last 2000 years. It definitely makes me wonder "what if it is true?"
then what are you living for?
Originally posted by Karlhungis
My question is, if you are so certain that you won't be damned to an eternity in hell since you don't believe in religion, then what are you living for? You should be living in the moment and taking everything in since this is ALL THERE IS. Why waste your time posting on a message board when it could all be over tomorrow? Nothing but the law should stop you from trying everything you ever wanted. At least religious people have the hope of an afterlife to keep them going.
It sure seems like this whole human consciousness thing is a waste if this is all that there is.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
Other thoughts on this subject... if a drowning man is thrown a life preserver(as humanity was with gift of Christ) but chooses not to take hold and drown..how is the thrower(God) of the life preserver at fault?
Originally posted by andre18
"Your eternal existence" WTF.......if you're going to say something, make sure it makes some bloody sense.....
Look at your question genius! You asked it.
I’m going to hell where I’ll be tortured and suffer for ever and ever….etc……And you’re the one who’s supposed to have morality…
Quote me where I said, I wanted you to go there!
Can anyone make sense out of this.....I’m struggling.....I mean...I’m really struggling.....Please people, try to make sense when you reply.....thanks.....
You being an athiest also belong to religous faith, you choose believe in nothing. You may say NO, it is science, or whatever, still, that is your faith!
I would simply challenge you to ask Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, Horus, Hercules, and the tooth fairy.....that same question back at you from the depths of your mind
Last, for you to judge me, which you are a young guy and I can understand your inexperience, to say I need to look elsewhere, is purly your assumption/speculation as you know nothing about my life. Talk about struggling
You quick to criticize, and swift to twist statements.
Here is an analogy for you my friend. Let's say you never experienced hang gliding (maybe you have, just try to follow the analogy) and you spend all this time in scientific research on how the dynamics of it works, study all the physics of what keeps that hanglider up in the sky, even had people tell you in great detail of how awesome it is and what the experience is like! You can say it sucks, it's stupid, etc...until you actually commit to the experience, there is no way going to know until you do it!
Once again, all the best!!!
[edit on 21-1-2008 by defcon365]
Originally posted by camain
They bible also says that only 144,000 will be rulers in heaven. It goes on to mention the other sheep, that though there not rulers are still going to heaven.
Hell is reserved for those that are evil, and have wrought destruction on man. This being said very few humans have earned this right. On the other side of it, satan and his angels have.
God is a just God, always keep this in mind, he will not throw a child into hell, nor will he through those tormented in the mind. He judges our hearts, and our souls, not our minds.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.