reply to post by theChristianatheist
I believe in one creator.
Not bashing you. I'm just going to suggest that you don't actually believe in a creator (a god). What you call belief is nothing more than being
conditioned to accept this idea from others. Someone - or many someones - told you about a god. They either told you outright, or you overheard them
talking about a god. So, as you grew, you had no choice but to accept that the belief in some kind of god is valid.
Little story for ya:
In another life you were brought up in a small tribe where, once a year, men competed with each other to see who would be the first one to find tiger
poop and bring it back to the tribe. Your parents talked about it all of your life. Your father would pat you on the head and say, "You are going to
be an awesome tiger poop catcher when you grow up."
Each year you witness the winner of the tiger poop contest being praised and bestowed with gifts. Songs are written about great tiger poop catchers of
the past. Also, you see how the losers are shamed and humiliated.
When you turned 16 you entered your first tiger poop contest. You've been training hard all of your life for this. You are so ready! You run like the
wind and find a nice fresh batch of tiger poop. You race back to the tribe, only to find that someone has already won.
You are feeling miserable and go off to be alone for a while. I'm not from your tribe, but I see you and ask you what's wrong. You explain what
I say, "DUDE! You're chasing after TIGER POOP!"
And yet, you won't understand how my statement reflects the absurdity of the tiger poop contest. You can't understand because you were brought up to
believe that this contest is thee most important thing on earth. You can't mentally step away to see how ridiculous it is.
So, even though you don't adhere to any given religion, you won't understand how my statement reflects the absurdity of it when I say, "DUDE!
You're believing in an all-knowing, all-powerful, invisible being who created the WHOLE universe and creates miracles and lives in another dimension