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Originally posted by wonderworld
I also agree that God doesnt have a religion. May I ask why you believe in God but not Heaven? Do you believe in Satan? Just curious.
Originally posted by 11118
Originally posted by Section31
reply to post by Mary Rose
"God Doesn't Have a Religion" ~ Mary Rose
Here is an interesting conundrum. Concept of 'god' was create by religion. The word itself has roots in religion, so how can the concept of God exist without a religion. It cannot.
[edit on 5-8-2010 by Section31]
This is merely picking apart and over analyzing the meaning behind the title. Logic and word play is shallow considering you know, as well as everyone else does, what the title means in it's context.
The "Creator" may have been a better word in place of "God".
Originally posted by Mary Rose
I didn't figure this out myself. I heard Stewart Swerdlow say it a few years ago. When I heard it, a light bulb went off in my head. I thought to myself, "That's it! That makes sense."
God also does not have gender. God is an "it."
Coming to these conclusions has liberated me quite a bit. Life loses much of its complexity after eliminating the confusion and division and hierarchy created by organized religion.
Stripped of organized religion, people are left with their own consciousness and the freedom to connect to God - which I think of as the universal life force connecting all that is.
Organized religion is part of the problem we face on earth - not the solution. I think that many of the endless arguments people have where they're just spinning their wheels and getting absolutely nowhere in solving problems - is caused by people defending their religion.
We don't need organized, man-made religion. We need to connect to each other after first connecting to that universal life force, which is God.
[edit on 8/5/2010 by Mary Rose]
Originally posted by serbsta
I don't know if anyone's said it already, but referring to God as Him does not imply that you believe that God is a male, with penis and all. Rather, it places God as the Father figure in your spiritual life; as a guide, a mentor and a protector.
We need to connect to each other after first connecting to that universal life force, which is God.
"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' "This is the great and foremost commandment. "The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
Originally posted by catwhoknows
reply to post by Mary Rose
If Christ is the Son Of God, doesn't that mean that God has the Christian religion?