posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:26 PM
Originally posted by lr7gmx
With everything that is going on in the world I am becoming more and more frightened. New Agers or scientists are preaching the Marduk theory and that
messes with my mind. I am a conservative Protestant Christian and am struggling to maintain my faith. Is there anyone listening to my pleas?
If you are a sincere Christian..why are you frightened about whats going on i the world? are not Christians believers that this life on earth is
nothing but a test...? And that the real life is to be had in heaven after we leave our physical bodies on this planet?
The way I was brought up was to accept and understand that being a Christian is primarily about living a "good" life on earth..regardless of rewards
in this life or even the next....So again i do not understand a Christian who fears what may come in the future...
So I was kind of brought up more in a Buddhist frame of mind..where the afterlife was not something to aim for...even though your told there is a
heaven, I guess people in my family never really took that part seriously..even though they were Christians. the main point was simply to live a
decent life because its more practical than being indecent...you get a lot less problems being decent and christian..regardless of heaven..it makes
more sense to be a law abiding decent individual..or as close to that as you can be,.
So even if your not a strong believer in Jesus...or God..or heaven...it hardly matters...you get good atheists...good Hindus...good Buddhists...good
Jews...etc..and if you believe in heaven or not...all that really matters is that your a good person here and now...not for some reward that may or
not exist...but because it makes sense here and now .
as for fearing death,,,I am an agnostic...i don't claim to know god but i also don't even know if there is a God...id not consider myself an atheist,
simply because to outright say you know there is no God..is as ignorant as claiming you know for sure there is one...What i do think...is that if
there is a God, he, she or it is way beyond my understanding or comprehension...and im OK with that.
i dont fear death...even though am doubtful that there is a heaven or if there is that i would have enough points to get into it...not that ive been a
evil person...but hardly a saint...but I cant be my own judge either.
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