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posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:11 PM
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I'm hoping to have people give reasons why and even have questions. Please don't rant. And I'm not looking for "the Bible isn't true" or "this guy said it's not true". Anybody can say that about anything. Maybe even the impression you have of Him, and if you have read the Bible.




posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:14 PM
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How can I hate something that doesnt exist?

Its the religon that continues to push myths and superstitions down peoiples throats. I do not hate your god because I do not believe in him, and I reserve my hatred for things in existance.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by dlbrandt
I'm hoping to have people give reasons why and even have questions. Please don't rant. And I'm not looking for "the Bible isn't true" or "this guy said it's not true". Anybody can say that about anything. Maybe even the impression you have of Him, and if you have read the Bible.


Here is my reasoning.

I was raised Lutheran went to a lutheran school. We prayed and worshiped all the time. My religion teacher was a real jerk untill he was pulled out of our class. He was aparently touching someone where he shouldnt have been. Strike one against the almighty.

Strike two:

After the first teacher was busted i got transfered to a more exclusive lutheran school. Well i was there for about a semester and Wamo this schools priest was incuffs for the same thing.

Two different schools two different religion teachers one a priest.

Strike three:

When people find out i am a non believer i always get attacked. Is this christian? I say Hell no i have never attacked anyone for thier religion but i always get attacked.

I could go on rambeling but i will not.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:23 PM
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Exactly: how can you hate a myth?

I think that most folks dislike proseletyzing, and many Christians are very avid proseletyzers. Asking someone "why do you hate the Goddess" will be met with an "okay. Well that's your path." Asking someone why they deny the god of the Christians is likely to get Bible verses dumped on your head as though it is a personal affront to the person and his entire family that you choose to follow another deity.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:32 PM
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I do not hate your god or the bible. I don't care who believes in whom. What I do dislike is when people use their god as an excuse for everything that happens. Keep your faith to yourself and don't push on others.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:41 PM
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do not hate your god or the bible. I don't care who believes in whom. What I do dislike is when people use their god as an excuse for everything that happens. Keep your faith to yourself and don't push on others.


I agree with you 100% it is not the god of the bible but what fanatics and religious pusher does in his name, and in their eyes is ok to use anyway they seem right to force their belivefs on others.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:45 PM
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I don't hate God, actually I believe in God.

But I will tell you what i do hate.

I hate when people say all the evil things in the world are because of God.

I hate when people accuse God for the perveted priests.

I hate when people hate God because he didn't give them what they wanted.

I hate when people hate Catholics because they assume they all force religion onto other people.


You see I don't think its God that people hate, I think its people that people hate.
I hope that wasen't ranting, I was stating what i hate in relation with God.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:45 PM
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Most of the people that actually hate him are so called 'christians' who get angry and blame all their problems on this figure. I dont hate what I dont think exists



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:55 PM
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I don't believe in a god (small "g" is intended). I do, however, believe in the race of Elohim, of which the Hebrew "God" is a part of.

Looking at many different religions, you will note that they all have the All-Father, High God, whatever title he may have, followed by his children or siblings, then the lesser divine beings... much like the Hebrew God, arcgangels, angels, cherubs...

Personally, I feel the Hebrews, in part, created their image of a god to out-do the other religions in that time period. For example...

"You have many gods who control different things... well, guess what? We have ONE god, who controls EVERYTHING! Beat that!"

Now, most know I study magic and such, and yes, I do feel that there is a god, of sorts. BUT any human or mortal writing of a god will be distorted, for we can only be able to describe a portion of such a being. Oddly enough, I believe in the Bible Code as well, but that's something different as well.

I totally agree with Brown, and I feel badly for Legion. As is so often the case, the actions of man does not reflect the teachings of the divine.

But back to the question...

Do I hate God? There are some things I do hate about him/her, which I will question until the day I die, and will even ask these questions when I am judged... hell, we all hate something about someone! But as a whole, no, I cannot say I totally hate him.

But do I hate how people have corrupted the messages?

Whole-heartedly.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:57 PM
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To blame god for the sins of man is wrong. Personally I have faith in god and his teachings in the bible. You may not believe or love him but he believes and loves you more than you know.

Even if you don’t believe in God the bible is a book that should be read and studied. The book gives you many examples on how you can live your life and remain “healthy” in an “unhealthy” world. It really is the “greatest story ever told” because it speaks of mans weaknesses, pride, desires, lust and these things are timeless because it’s part of the human condition. You can better your life and relationships by living your life as the bible tells you, anything that can do that can’t be wrong.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:01 PM
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Okay, for some reason you are mostly getting answers from people who don't acknowledge God, & I find this curious.

To give us something real to discuss, perhaps you could elaborate on why you are asking. Or else this could just turn into an opportunity for those who don't believe in God to state it - which in my opinion is pretty cynical, pretty dull and pretty played.

But again, I do find it interesting that one person answered the question and the rest just used it as an opportunity to say they plain old don't believe in God instead.

I for one don't hate God or the people who feel they do ( to actually address the question), and I don't have a problem with people who believe in Him either, which does seem to be a problem for people who just plain don't believe in Him at all.


Just find this curious......



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:01 PM
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Why is god refered to as "him"?



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:04 PM
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I started this post to have a discussion about this subject. . Of course I will write down what I believe to be the truth. I don't want to waste my time on a thread about something I don't believe in, that would waste my time and yours. I truly believe the God of the Bible is real and I want to tell others about Him. So when you read some of my answers I'm not trying to shove them down anybodies throat. We're having a discussion.

I have a brother who sexually abused me and one who verbally and physically abused me. And several times he said to my face I should not have been born. So I say this so that you know that I have been through things and I probably wouldn't feel ok answering if I had not been through them.

The sexual abuse that happened to the people you knew is horrible. One has to remember humans did this to them, not God. I can certainly understand how this could influence someones opinion on God. Why does God let awful things happen? I don't have the answer to all the "whys" we could ask. Why did God let my brothers abuse me? Maybe so that others who have had this happen to them, could have someone who can relate to them and help them deal with it and tell them there still is a God who loves them. Part of the answer is too, we live in a fallen world built by man. Man rejected(Adam and Eve,while in a perfect environment) God. So God said OK build a world without me. We have built a world without God, and are now reaping the harvest. When God allows bad things He is allowing us to see what life without Him looks like and feels like. I've seen and felt some awful things and have cried. If have shed tears for others, I know God has too. As a christian one of the things God wants me to remember is this present existance on earth is 70 years maybe 80, then it's done. Eternity is forever and ever and ever and perfect. Once we begin eternity the things of the past will pail in comparison.

I can't think of an answer right now for someone who says there is no God, except He has given you that option.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by oddtodd
Why is god refered to as "him"?


I doubt god has a gender but the book of Genesis says Adam was created in the image of god, pointing to a male form. Also he is often referred to as the father in the bible. Mary was a virgin but and gave birth to Jesus through Immaculate Conception lending more credence to the male form.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by I See You
I do not hate your god or the bible. I don't care who believes in whom. What I do dislike is when people use their god as an excuse for everything that happens. Keep your faith to yourself and don't push on others.



Here's the best answer I can think of right now. We love God so much, we want others to know Him too. I can certainly understand the pushiness you feel. I heard this quote but don't remember who said it though. "Tell everyone you know about God and if necessary use words." Christians need to live what they believe first before they preach it.

Someone also said they don't like what fanatics do in the name of God. The first thing that comes to my mind is the Crusades. That was man's idea not God's. The muslims have also done terrible things. I don't know if you were referring to this too. From a christian viewpoint, even if they say it is, the god of Islam is not the same God I serve.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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Originally posted by Brown



You see I don't think its God that people hate, I think its people that people hate.
I hope that wasen't ranting, I was stating what i hate in relation with God.



That certainly wasn't ranting. I want to know reasons and I'm going to try to answer every question, that's why I'm doing this.

I see your point, I still think the hatred starts with God. I'll say it this way. Most people hate Hitler(and with good reason), now if Hitler had kids, we would all have preconceived notions of them all the way up to hate. I think the hatred for the God of the Bible starts with Him and filters down to us because we are associated with Him, and I think it's because they have the wrong perception of who He is. This wrong perception can be from things done in His name that were wrong( things that were man's idea and not His) to the fact that we are seperated from Him, so from the moment we are born we grow away from Him).



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:33 PM
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Text Why does God let awful things happen?


God did not have anything to do with what happend to you, the circunstances and the wrong doings and their terrible choices of those around are the ones to blame, you were an inocent in the middle of these despicable actions of those around you, you were a victim. It was a terrible thing what happend to you and I hope that the persons that cause that wrong were punished.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by soothsayer
Now, most know I study magic and such, and yes, I do feel that there is a god, of sorts. BUT any human or mortal writing of a god will be distorted, for we can only be able to describe a portion of such a being. Oddly enough, I believe in the Bible Code as well, but that's something different as well.


But back to the question...

Do I hate God? There are some things I do hate about him/her, which I will question until the day I die, and will even ask these questions when I am judged... hell, we all hate something about someone! But as a whole, no, I cannot say I totally hate him.

But do I hate how people have corrupted the messages?

Whole-heartedly.




The case for the Bible is God tells us in it, it is God inspired. Men wrote what He told them to write. The obvious response to that is , Yah right, I don't believe that. The flip side is I have chosen to believe it. I can't pick and choose what I like in the Bible and what I don't like. I used to do that. He is asking me to believe in it and Him by faith, until that day when my faith will be turned to sight.

The Bible Code is kinda neat, but it's one of those things I make yourself aware of, then wait and see. However there are things hidden in the Bible that aren't Bible code things. Look at Isaiah 30:25 in the context of what happened on September 11th.

You mentioned some things you hate about Him. Care to elaborate? I don't have all the answers but I know more about the Bible than I did 11 years ago(that's when I began to live what I believe). I still have why questions too.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
It really is the “greatest story ever told” because it speaks of mans weaknesses, pride, desires, lust and these things are timeless because it’s part of the human condition. You can better your life and relationships by living your life as the bible tells you, anything that can do that can’t be wrong.


Are you a christian?



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:50 PM
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Probably because it's not that people hate the god of the bible. The god of the Bible, which is mistranslated from a word that means "gods", is in actuality a representation of several different deities depending on which book that particular god was written about.

For instance, in one area it might mention Jehova as the god of the hour, but that may not necessarily mean "God" that most people have envisioned. This kind of discrepency has done much to damage religion, and rightly so, as it is hihgly deceptive. Not that they care.

Elohim in ancient dialects = gods, which is why when it was translated to mean "god" it was not correct.

[edit on 7/1/2004 by AlnilamOmega]






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