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Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
Sorry for the members who are calling you "dude", and referring to you as "he"....you clearly stated you are female.
You have reached the point of development that EVERYONE reaches (but not all successfully navigate)....to figure out who "You" are, subjectively, as part of the system around you.
You're supposed to be thinking those very things, and wondering those very questions....well done, and VERY well written (leaving me to wonder what you meant by not having much education; if that's the case, you're a born writer, dear!)
Keep asking those questions, and kudos. You won't find the answers anytime soon, it's a long journey, and you're only just beginning as an "adult." Your questions will persist, and I have a feeling you will continue to seek information wherever you think you can get it.
Stay true to yourself, your gut instincts, and the answers will come, ever so slowly. Every person who believes in "God" (or conversely refuses to believe) does so for PERSONAL reasons.
For an interesting study on the subject, and some answers to your questions, read: The Varieties of Religious Experience; A Study in Human Nature by William James, published in 1902.
And then, The Evolution of God by Robert Wright (this one is much more fun reading, but answers the questions just as well). It was published in 2009...over a hundred years later.
Hang in there, young lady! Keep thinking for yourself, and remember that you are subject to influence; your job, as a competent adult, is to wade through the mind-blowing amount of information at your fingertips, and come to some sort of "self". Enjoy it, and always keep an open mind, and use your critical thinking skills!!
You are the leaders of the future, and we have all our hopes tied up in you.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
It'd be too easy to tell you to believe or not believe in Jesus (who is our Creator). Try this, ask him to show you who he is in a prayer, tell him you do not know him but you want to know more about him and if it be possible, for him to teach you. When in doubt, just ask him.
I was agnostic 2 years ago, but science cannot explain all things. Science says ghosts and spirits do not exist, but i've seen things that make that statement a lie. I've had dishes thrown at me from across the room when no one was there, and had footsteps walk across my kitchen and living room floor when no one was there to where my cat was tracking it with her eyes, and heard foosteps walk up behind me and and someone breathe down my neck only to turn and no one was there either,, and heard laughter when no one was there, and my lights turning on by themselves when i was asleep with a gruff voice saying "get up!" when no one was there. There are also cases of people being killed by demonic entities.
All this activity stopped when i asked Jesus to save me, and it worked. I was able to stop being afraid of what i knew was there but couldn't see, and believe me there is nothing more terrifying than there being an entity there with you that can harm you and you cannot fight back against it.
A start for you could be paranormal investigation, but beware, things (demons) can follow you home and they are not easy to get rid of. Once you open that door, it's hard to get closed.