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Originally posted by FeedTic
I have been a Christian since I was 6 years old. I'm now almost 40 and I just don't see how God helps anyone. I mean I pray, my wife prays, and other people I know pray, but the prayers are randomly answered. The bible says that when two or more people come together and pray for the same thing that the prayer will be answered. In my experiences the prayers are hardly ever answered.
I know that there is always an out for the faithful. "It wasn't God's will" or "It will be answered in God's timing not ours." How convenient. I bet I could pray to the Sun and get the the same answers.
Anyway, I'm at a crossroad. Do I continue the path toward God, or do I turn away and follow my own path. I bet I get the same results either direction.
Is anyone else at this crossroad, or have been there? What did you do? What caused you to take the road that your on?
I hope this was the right forum to post this. If not, Mods please move. Thanks.
I would have to say that the only thing that is real is God. Do you think you are real, or anything else you see around you? What makes you real? Nothing material. There is no material when you look at it closely. There is energy momentarily serving as a particle, then it goes its way, followed by another energy wave that takes its turn acting like a part of your body. The fact that you are a soul keeps your personality in existence, and that is maintained constantly by God.
God or any other type of Deities is not real. Get some common sense people it is just impossible for something such as God to exist. . .
. . .And if there is an after life like Heaven or Hell or whatever you believe in, there is no way anyone could know for sure.
Originally posted by FeedTic
Yes, really. I was always more mature than my age. Always a step ahead of my classmates. I understood what it meant to be a Christian. I've lived my life trying to be faithful to God. Trying to discern what God wanted me to do.
Now, I am starting to question his existence. I've always believed the Bible was the inspired word of God, but now it seems to be bogus. It says that with the holy spirit in us that we can even raise the dead. Have you ever heard of someone raising the dead lately?
Originally posted by rebeldog
reply to post by ACTS 2:38
i forgot, you a christian.. unable to confront any issue.. divert, insult, answer a question with a question.. so, tell me why won't you respond to any of my questions to you..
I know, you are a typical never been anywhere, done anything, seen anything put of your fish bowl.. i tried to give you the benefit of doubt.. how foolish of me, you can't directly attempt to answer my questions due to their being -no answer you can come up with. further proof that christians are morons- having the intellectual age of years old with limited reasonong ability..
KRISTOS/KRISHNA? ZUES/JESUS? ETC ETC.. TAOISTS? HINDUS? come on..where have you lived outside of the US? how many different places in the US? ever been in combat?? ever worked for our govt?? any govt?? fishbowler.....
Originally posted by coyotepoet
"God" is such a loaded word. People's ideas of God come from man made religion. Religion designed to control. No need to lose faith, just change it a little. The great thing is God is unchanging, it's just our understandings and perceptions that change.