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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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I just wanted to say one thing about God that everyone talks about.
People always say if God is real why dont he show up, why dont he save kids from dying stop wars etc etc.

The way i see all religions working is that, God and his teaching are their as a means of test, all major religions will teach about an afterlife and a judgement days so to speak where everyone will be brought true justice for the good and bad.

So if god were to intervene, first of all everyone would know he is there, which would cancel out the belief system altogether, because it becomes fact. Then after it becomes fact etc, everyone will eiher obey him 100% which is most likely as he has a slight chance of sapping yo wiht his thunderbolts lol.

So Conclusion is God will not intervene, but will test mankind for their actions, be they good or bad. If a baby gets killed you might think where is the justice in that. But that is explained in religion as a hereafter system where people will get true justice. This world being a test for mankind, if you pass you get heaven, reincarnated as a better creature, go hell, reincarnated as a cockroach lol.

Whateve the religion maybe, please understand when you talk to believers, dont bring this up because the answer to all that is that mortal life is a test, a long exam.




posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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This is a valid point and I agree that the world would be a better place today if many of the religions in todays world would end. I think, however, that it is not so much religion as it is the doctrine that anybody who doesn't follow your line of thinking, or your religion, is damned that causes problems. This idea, that a person, no matter how virtuously they lead their life, must follow a certain belief system or perish, is the true poison that has been infecting the minds of men for ages. Most religions instill the same, correct, set of values and ethics that people should live by, but then many go on to almost cancel this out by adding that those who don't follow the religion are lost or evil. This thought process is what causes violence in the name of religion. Perhaps the original intent of this idea was to ensure that people followed a set of morals, but the message was skewered from "you must follow these values" to "you must worship this deity", I don't know. That being said, it is my firm belief that this concept is so ingrained into the foundations of so many religions that the only way to stop it is to stop the religions themselves. So, while I agree that many religions do not have a place in modern society, I will not go so far as to say that all religion should be abolished, because I believe there are many positive qualities of religion. In case you've read this and are wondering, I am an Agnostic Theist, meaning, yes, I do believe in a higher power.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by deenuu



Did you hear these words spoken? Did you see Jesus walk on water, or rise from the dead?? No-one alive did all we have is the bible, which in my opinion was written and faked by the Romans for many reasons. I don’t mean to single out Christianity here however Catholicism was forced on me from birth and went to catholic schools so I know that Religion well.


That is your opinion by the way and that is why it's called faith. Plus you can't prove the Romans made the Bible more so than I can prove Jesus walked on water; it's circular reasoning. Christianity wasn't forced on me and it shows you the kind of religion Catholicism is if it's forced on you. That's not a true religion and is why it's depicted as the false church and where the false prophet (the next pope) and anti-christ will stem from. Some people try to force their religion on to others but that doesn't make it right and they probably are doing other things they shouldn't do that goes against the Bible.


Hell, now that’s a funny one, Notice how if you are good and do the things that the Religious system tells you to you will go to heaven and experience eternal happiness, and if you are bad you go to hell and you experience eternal damnation, Cant you tell a human made that up?? It’s the old duality and it works like a gem take Yin and Yang for example or black and white or night and day give those human emotions and bam you have a perfect reward system to keep people in line. Just like adult Santa clause.


You can do every good moral thing the Bible tells you and still go to Hell. You can go to church every day and still go to Hell. You can witness and bring followers to Christ and still go to Hell. But if you don't confess with your mouth and heart and believe it that Jesus is the true savior who died for your sins you will go to Hell. It's not rocket science, but I'm sure Catholicism said it was okay to worship saints which is what they do. Downstairs you go.


Last thing If Jesus died and rose, why can you or I or someone else do the same thing, if god is all powerful It would want people to believe, not let people fight and war for thousands of years, so if God is real and I don’t mean to offend anyone here But when I get my chance I will tell him he is a C**T, I hate everything it is and will go anywhere but with him and if I have to ill fight to my second death. Let the lightning strikes begin.


Probably because we aren't God's son, maybe? Just a thought. We are His creations but Jesus is his Son. God does want you to believe, he tries to reach out to everyone. There comes a point when He gives up because you, not you personally, won't accept his free gift. Now your only chance is to rely on someone else to believe which makes it hard on you to become saved. That's how it's been described to me and it's part of the debate, right? I enjoy them too just not when people tarnish the person over their beliefs.



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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg


Aside from your retarded little rant, you do raise some good questions. I would actually agree with some of your points if you had put "organized" in front of the word religion, as in the religious institutions. I see them as brainwashing or control centers, but religion on a personal level in not the same thing.

God & religion serve the same purpose they always have. To help set a moral compass, to strengthen us when we are weak, to explain things beyond our current understanding.

Is there some kind of all-knowing all-seeing entity or a pervasive & interconnected life energy or a flying spaghetti monster out there? I don't know. But, i can say *I* don't think the creature that gave us Mozart, Shakespeare, Einstein, & DaVinci came about by happenstance.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
Religion is slavery..


Do you wipe evrytime you go number 2? If you do, does that mean you are a slave?

To me the word religion holds no implication of faith or a higer power. It simply describes the repitition of any voluntary act no matter the reason. The repitition of such an act shows reverence to all things associated with it, paving the way for hoodoo-voodoo.

"God is obsolete" ?
How can a word become obsolete? If it is offensive to a voting majority? I dont believe a word can become obsolete. The word god is made up of three letters out of an alphabet in the English language.

Heres a correct usage of your adjective.....This thread is obsolete.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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religion is not slavery



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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If there was no religion, then society would end up in chaos. Here's an example as to why. There are currently 2.1 Billion people in the world today, whom are Christians (including me). Now, take away their fundamental beliefs and laws they were to follow; such as The Ten Commandments, and Jesus' greatest commandment as to treat others the way you would want to be treated. By taking away Christians' belief of a God, you take away religion, and you give them a mindset where they believe they can do whatever they want and get away with it.

Take Away
The 1st Commandment: "Thou shall not have other gods beside me."
- And you will have those Christians, worship idols and the materialistic world.

The 2nd Commandment: "Thou shall not take the Lord's name in vain."
- Bad when there is a God; Not much damage to society if not.

The 3rd Commandment: "Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy."
- (Refer to 2nd Commandment Result)

The 4th Commandment: "Honor your Mother and Father."
- Now this is a huge deal. Without the Christians' feel of responsibility to respect and obey their parents, kids would end up rebellious and even try to cut their relationships with the very parents that raised them. If any of you are parents, you would know what I'm talking about.

The 5th Commandment: "Thou shall not commit murder."
- This is another huge commandment. Without following this, there would be chaos all over this world. With people killing others and not feeling guilty about it, this is a huge problem. With those of you saying that there's a lot of murder and crime, being that America is a Christian country; remember that Christians don't ever believe in killing... one who kills is not even Christian. A true Christian would keep this commandment. Not only does this commandment refer to physical killing, but also verbally abusing people and hurting them. You wouldn't want 2.1 Billion people think they can kill someone, and have no guilt or fear of it. The logical thing here would be to have everyone follow this commandment.

The 6th Commandment: "Thou shall not commit adultery."
- I don't understand why this would be a bad thing to obey. Doesn't it seem logical to have everyone be faithful to their own spouse and not cheat on anyone? If this commandment were to be taken away, Christians would go on raping sprees, or look at other women lustfully and feel good about it.
I really don't think you would want your wife/husband to look at someone else while your still in the relationship. Also this could mean 2.1 Billion more porn addicts, cheaters, rapists, and people on Jerry Springer. Doesn't sound fun, does it?

The 7th Commandment: "Thou shall not steal."
- Take this away, and you would have 2.1 Billion more people trying to steal your car, children, etc, etc. Civilization would destroy itself from within. You should be thankful for these Christians to not steal anything from you. Yet they are taking in all the trash you are throwing at them, and only seek peace with you guys.

The 8th Commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor"
- Take this away, and the percentage of liars and sinister people rise up by 2.1 Billion. Personally, If I did not follow this commandment, there would be no need for me to defend anyone innocent.

The 9th/10th Commandment: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods or wife/husband."
- Take the 9th Commandment away, and not much damage would contribute to society, however taking the 10th Commandment away would pull in for some adulterous relationships and filthy minds.

And lastly, take away one of Jesus' Greatest and Peaceful Commandments:
"Love others as yourself."
- Society ends up with 2.1 Billion more people who don't give a crap about people, and end up being ego-centric, cynical people who treat others with dirt.

The point I'm trying to convey here is that, there is no logic in taking away a person's belief in a God or His Laws. There is logic in following God.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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No-one can take away anyone's belief in anything. You said a few times in your post,"If you take away a Christians belief in God" which is impossible unless you mean to say somehow making that belief non existent hypothetically speaking.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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Probably because we aren't God's son, maybe? Just a thought. We are His creations but Jesus is his Son. God does want you to believe, he tries to reach out to everyone. There comes a point when He gives up because you, not you personally, won't accept his free gift. Now your only chance is to rely on someone else to believe which makes it hard on you to become saved. That's how it's been described to me and it's part of the debate, right? I enjoy them too just not when people tarnish the person over their beliefs.


How does god reach out to everyone?? I see people reaching out like yourself spreading the word, other than that there is the bible.

This free gift isn’t really free is it? Its a gift with conditions that you give your heart and soul to him, so in fact we are bringing gifts of our devotion to the all powerful in hope of living in eternal bliss.

Doesn’t it get to you that you will always have to kneel to someone or something?? If it’s not a boss or a bank manager it’s a god, even after death you believe you are always second best, this is one of my biggest problems with religion.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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Sorry for the misunderstanding, but my main point was that there is no logic in believing that the world would be much better off without believing in God. Society as a whole needs a set of laws to abide and without these laws, the society itself would fall apart by both physical and mental destruction. I really don't think there is a problem with people believing in these set of laws, as a matter of fact it's beneficial because it brings along peace.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by deenuu
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Probably because we aren't God's son, maybe? Just a thought. We are His creations but Jesus is his Son. God does want you to believe, he tries to reach out to everyone. There comes a point when He gives up because you, not you personally, won't accept his free gift. Now your only chance is to rely on someone else to believe which makes it hard on you to become saved. That's how it's been described to me and it's part of the debate, right? I enjoy them too just not when people tarnish the person over their beliefs.


How does god reach out to everyone?? I see people reaching out like yourself spreading the word, other than that there is the bible.

This free gift isn’t really free is it? Its a gift with conditions that you give your heart and soul to him, so in fact we are bringing gifts of our devotion to the all powerful in hope of living in eternal bliss.

Doesn’t it get to you that you will always have to kneel to someone or something?? If it’s not a boss or a bank manager it’s a god, even after death you believe you are always second best, this is one of my biggest problems with religion.


It's okay I can accept being second best, but that's just me cause I know there is always something better than me in whatever I do. Of course it does beat rotting in Hell forever; if it truly does exist.

I always wondered how He reaches out. Ever go to sleep at night and the random thought of "what if God does exist?" or something about God or Jesus or something just consistently nags you or makes you think. That could be a way. Maybe one of your friends just keeps bugging you to go to try it out and see if it's your cup of tea. Maybe you see a cross in a galaxy looking through a telescope. Who knows, everyone has their reasons. Someday maybe you can tell me what yours was, if that day comes.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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Why we have belief systems: People are lazy. They want fast and easy answers to complex questions. They choose not to think for themselves. Another reason: TPTB need to keep the sheeple in line and away from thinking outside the box. Religions are holding us back. Wake up people.


Worship and Fear

Worshipping can occur only when we suppress and actively sabotage the individual intellect. One of the most effective ways of suppressing and sabotaging intellect is inducing FEAR. Anyone who is truly scared has great difficulties to think logically – is that not so? Isn’t it a coincidence that people who engage in worshipping are also deeply scared? Isn’t it a coincidence that promoting FEAR is a key method to maintain and control a flock of worshippers?

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Well there you have it. We have found things to agree on and put our differences aside without any "cyber bloodshed"
. Now if only everyone else could agree to put differences aside and create a better system. Preferably a very light system with as you said minimums that everyone deserves as a birth right. I'm going to do a thread soon on creating a new system and what it should be like. My own "utopia" ideas, ones that hopefully we can come together on and work out.
Wouldn't that be refreshing?



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:48 PM
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People think taking away religion will create chaos and disorder.

Well...Taking away religion will give ALL of us one less thing to fight about.

As for the whole God thing. I don't believe in God as a conscious being ready to put someone into heaven or hell. I don't believe God as a being that is omnipotent and omniscient.

It's all too paradoxical, especially if you throw in the free will thing. (I'll explain if asked)

Now to Christianity, people believe in it because they believe in Jesus, who, was supposedly documented in history. However, I've read several times that this has been debunked, or at least debated thoroughly (I don't feel like looking up the sites as they've been a collecting of things I've read over the years).

Most people believe in God/religion because they want to feel entitled to something when their life is meaningless (when they're dead).

Let's say there wasn't a heaven or hell. Would you still believe in God, to do good? I'm unaffiliated, but I still do good. I base my morals off of no god or religion.

I will give you my personal beliefs here. I believe that there was an initial creational energy that started everything. This being is neutral, unconscious, unknowing. This energy is all part of us, and the universe as a whole is what makes up this "GOD." Good or bad, it doesn't matter, because in the end, we are just energy taking on different forms throughout eternity. When we die, we become digested, etc etc. It's a cycle.

I choose to do good, because it makes my existence, in this energetic form of a human, better and more tolerable. That's what's important to me. Whatever stage of life you're in, make it as meaningful and effective as you can. God or no god, it doesn't matter.

On Earth, Heaven can exist in your own mental state, as can hell.

I am not better than you, as we are all made of the same stuff. One.

I have a problem with religion and MSM "god" because it portrays those who believe it as "Better and more deserving." We are not entitled to anything but what we have right now.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by 4letter
Why we have belief systems: People are lazy. They want fast and easy answers to complex questions. They choose not to think for themselves. Another reason: TPTB need to keep the sheeple in line and away from thinking outside the box. Religions are holding us back. Wake up people.


Worship and Fear

Worshipping can occur only when we suppress and actively sabotage the individual intellect. One of the most effective ways of suppressing and sabotaging intellect is inducing FEAR. Anyone who is truly scared has great difficulties to think logically – is that not so? Isn’t it a coincidence that people who engage in worshipping are also deeply scared? Isn’t it a coincidence that promoting FEAR is a key method to maintain and control a flock of worshippers?

scribd link


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That's the most retarded thing posted so far. I'm not scared of anything. Tell me what's so terrifying in this world that can't be overcome? If anything I'll be glad once I live my life out that I won't have to be around retards like you who think FEAR is propaganda for religion. Nice trolling.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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Its all rather simple, you see "god" isn't what folks think he/she really is.
We as Humans live in a 3D world. Height, width, depth. We see in a very limited scale of all the things within our world, our solar system, our star cluster, our galaxy. But when the human evolves to the 4th level they learn more things. Third & forth level of existence still deals in linear existence. The way we as humans preceive as Time flow. You have the Past, the present and the future. As time flows it has many eddies and currents. All Thoughts can become idea's, but most don't. The 3rd level where we find ourselves now is mostly for the physical, the body, and emotions. The 4th level is a contination of the 3rd level but other things are learned as well. One thing that you lose is Ego, and human emotions begin to wane. Once you abtain level 5, now things get interresting. You no longer need a physical form. Ego is gone, human emotions no longer matter, and you become so much more than the some of your own parts.
Linear time doesn't effect you anymore. For 5th level entities exist in non-linear time. Meaning the past, present & future all exists at the same point.
Emotions no longer guide or sway your thought process.
The levels above 5 you'll just have to wait till you get there.
Some things just need to be a mystery, keeps you interrested.
My point is. Lets say long ago there was a human who passed through all the levels and learned all the lessons. And became a level 10 entity. Or pure thought, pure energy, pure being. Formless, could create or destroy with a thought. But would he or she? There wouldn't be a point, for emotions were long conquored. You ask if there was a "God" why would he/she not fix the world, or listen to folks. Your asking the question within the 3D world or the third level of existence. The "god" you speak of is in 10th level existence. He/she wouldn't have any connection with our lower level or really care to, since there are no emotions where he/she exist's.
As the old saying goes "Give a man a fish and he will eat for one day, teach a man to fish and he will live a lifetime." Meaning, "God" not going to help anyone, for that falls under 3rd level emotions. YOU and the rest of the humans here in 3rd level existence, need to LEARN how to do it all for yourselves. That is the way you learn lessons and progress up the ladder to infinity.

No celetial being is going to swoop down and fix all the worlds problems, never going to happen. We as humans have to fix the worlds problems ourselves. For where the Male/Female God is our existence and problems have no bearing...

And yes As Ive said before All relgions are fake..
I hope in my small way Ive given you some thoughts to chew on.

My 2 yen



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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''God is the only reason I'm not in a major depression, but whatever. The thing I don't understand is why you bring up "purpose". There really is no purpose to life if there isn't a God.''


Your comment is ridiculous!!

If you turn to 'God' as your way to feel better, fine, good for you but do not say that ''There really is no purpose to life if there isn't a God''. What bullsh*t are you talking?

The purpose to life is quite simple. Life.

Live it, breath it and enjoy it.

Doesn't last for long. Following a mythical 'God' won't make it anymore prosperous.

Religion will forever be a failure to mankind, it has already caused so many problems but then again 'they' created it this way, to see how we would react. I think there 'experiments' are going to plan.

Think about this. You go to court, you place your hand on the Bible ( no matter what religion you follow, even if you don't follow one at all. ) and they make you swear by it.

When did placing your hand on a 'Book' become enough to say one person is telling the truth? - If that isnt enough bullsh*t, I don't know what is. It goes on and on and on like that.....


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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:02 PM
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Don't let religion blind you. You might need to meditate more, you might be thinking too much with a severely indoctrinated brain.


Picking on religion isn't going to reveal any truth for you and it's a losing battle.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Two dogs barking at each other. Energetically,in most cases, both believers and non believers are fueled by the same emotion when debating the existence of God. Hatred and Arrogance.

I wish both of you would take your fight to another planet.. One far away so our children never again have to see another drop of blood.

It takes an incredible amount of compassion and understanding to deal with someone who refuses to take the required steps to see over the mountain top. It's absolutely frustrating at times, watching the both of you fighting over belief systems when in reality, you need no system of belief.

Religion is like driving a car with your eyes closed, hoping you make the right turns.

Godlessness is like pushing a fully functioning car down the street not knowing that all you have to do is start the engine.

Both is operating with blind sight.

You are not your avatar.

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