It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Wisdom and knowledge are different:
Originally posted by wildtimes
Guys, these forums are really sort of addicting (while I'm on one of my searching crusades, anyway).
I see SO MUCH hateful wrath from people who are convinced they know.
I'm curious to find out, of the members on ATS, what age groups are you in?
If you are younger than 25, why are you so adamant that your "elders" must be wrong?
If you are 25-40, What happened in your life that you cling to your "faith" with such ferocious zeal?
If you are OVER 40, do you still believe what you did as a little kid? An adolescent? A young adult?
If you are OVER 50...
does it bother you (like it bothers me) that the youngsters (anyone under 25) are so hostlie and rabid? .... Or that the older ones seem to have a really desperate "need" to cling to something?
Life experience changes a person's outlook. That is a FACT.
What, if anything, has changed your outlook, your faith, your belief in the religion you had as a kid?
Is anyone willing to share/disclose personal stories that explain your enthusiasm, or lack of it, for your faith? Do you ever wonder: "Why do I feel so strongly about this, and so upset when challenged?"
Hope I get some traffic on this one.
It was not until I had a child of my own that I "found god" and the god I found was within me, and I think that is what the Bible means when it says "the kingdom of god is within you" god was within me, in every atom of my being, my very existence and god was in every atom of every cell in my child as well. For the first time ever, something felt incredibly REAL. life is my god...existence....being....it is hard to explain...but that is it for me.