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So that is my question really to the religious, did you choose your religion, and if so how? If you didn't choose it, and were born into it or similar, how are you sure it's the correct one?
I am a Christian Mystic. When I reached rock bottom in my life I cried out and asked if God was real and to let me know. Next day an old friend I hadn't talked to in years called me to see if I want to do Bible studies.
Originally posted by dominicus
I claim to know God 100% through direct experience,
I'm intrigued , you mean to say that, if I had called you up instead of your friend, and proceeded to announce I have a book alluding there is no god. Would you have joined me in study equally as passionate ?
Don't you ever entertain the thought of, that if the bibles god were real it would answer your question personally yes or no ?
We are all aware that there are many many contradictions and errors in the bibles and there are many threads discussing them here on ATS
You were at rock bottom and needed to know if god was real, instead of simply speaking to you and comforting you, this god chose to get your friend to recommend a very dodgy book authors unknown which is "claimed" to be inspired by this god.
So you speak directly to God on a personal one to one basis? And does he reply to you?
I doubt it. One man's voice of god is another man's demons, is another's temptation's, is another's "crazy voice". There is no way to distinguish without PROOF. Ergo, there can be no God. What's SOOO scary about the realization that the atferlife and/or greater force in the universe NOT being governed by a man who if he did exist - now consider the scale of the cosmos and read this carefully - CARES about YOUR PRAYERS?!?! If he did exist, there are bigger things to concern him/herself with. We're just not important.