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Originally posted by ganjoa
I think people believe in god because they aren't capable of believing in themselves (humanity) or their "natural divinity". A crass way of stating this is humans can't accept responsibility for their condition so they need an outside influence to be responsible - but like any other subjective banter, it's merely a conjecture, meaningless drivel. Believing in something greater than yourself seems to be a racial memory almost.
The faithful would conclude that they believe in god because it's truth.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
The world in general needs hope, even if that hope
only comes in the end times knowing that
you're gonna win the battle. God offers that hope
to mankind in the form of salvation and a blissful
eternity. A world without hope is doomed.
Originally posted by scorps
That right there, someone will look at that as weakness and try to percieve themselves as better because this person needs god to get throught his day. God is hope. You need/want hope because you want there to be more out there. And this is how I see it, but now its beyond hope, its faith. I dont share the same faith as you, but if this is all that life is, is material objects and pleasing the senses so I can turn into dirt, well damn.... Im pretty scared of a outcome like that.
Patriot, I can relate to you as I used to also think the idea of god was completly illogical, especially when argued by science. I am assuming you had and out of body experience...