Originally posted by Meaningless
This is just sad. Threads like these are the reasons we have wars, greed, etc..... makes me sick. People are so ignorant it's not even funny! God is
just a clever ploy to stop us from thinking further, it stops us from realizing what's happening to us and planet. How can you sit there, with the
bible being as flawed as it is and claim THAT one particular god to be the one "true god" ????? All those stories were taken from other mythologies to
design the perfect religion for enticing humans and what's messed is they have you believe the devil is in the shadows trying to make you doubt the
existence of that god.
Can none of you see how this is a trick? You realize once you're dead, YOU'RE DEAD. You won't even know because THAT PART OF THE BRAIN WILL BE GONE.
It's just a trick guys, they're leading you to your death all while you worship lies and follow laws that only demean us. We are a species, not some
gifted race created in the image of some god. We are no more important than a MOSQUITO, this is why we have wars and disease BECAUSE THEY CAN GET AWAY
WITH IT. All you guys ever care about is some NONEXISTENT PARADISE!!!! and as a result millions suffer EVERY SINGLE DAY....
Actually, I'd say the reason to wars and violence is because people respond to others the way you just responded to me.
First off) Personally, I am not Christian. But I do believe in the teachings of Christ and work daily on becoming 'Christ Like.'
I have no hatred for anyone. Not gays, not Muslims or Buddhists or Atheists or anyone else who differs from my thinking.
Believing in God has pushed me to think even more. It has pushed me out of my comfort zone of what I believe to be real and possible.
I do not believe that 'my' God is better or even different than any other 'God' that any other religion tries to claim. All religions point to the
same energy, creator: God. They all describe what they know about God and the human relationship with God and they all come at it from their specific
culture and available knowledge. I know.
I was Agnostic, borderline Atheist, for many years until I had a life changing experience. It was a personal experience, an epiphany, if you will. It
changed my life for the better. Much better. And not only that, but my relationship with God has grown infinitely...and is still growing.
God is not some 'thing' watching over all of us. God does not have human qualities. God is definitely not human. Yes, most people who claim to believe
in 'God' do not think and they just listen to the bible or whatever book it may be. I have pulled knowledge from many books from many cultures -
Chinese, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Tibetan, New Age, Native American and Mayan, to name a few. That information coupled with my personal
experiences have culminated into my current understanding of faith.
God communes with me daily. It is not always a 'voice' that I hear, as it may be a sign, a song, a thought, or something told to me by a friend or
stranger. Sometimes, though, it is like a voice that does not originate within my thoughts. It is a profound feeling when it happens. Usually it's in
a direct response to a question I am meditating on.
I do not believe in the traditional 'Satan.' I don't think someone is running around with a pitchfork waiting to collect souls to throw in to a fire.
'Satan' is merely the 'bad' thoughts and urges that we have. The dirty habits that we want to stop but can't. The bad temper that we know we need to
improve. The negative thoughts we keep about ourselves. Our judgements of others. Our depression and our hatred. These are 'Satan.' It just means that
you are disconnected from your true Higher Self and your connection with God. It's the Yin and the Yang. The Light and the Dark. Classic duality.
You, however, are ironically exemplifying the exact same qualities within yourself that you seem to despise in so many others. You are angry, you are
judgmental, you are close minded, you are cocky, you are arrogant, you are negative and you are assuming many things about something (and someone -
me) that you don't even know. (I still carry those qualities sometimes too, but I'm pointing yours out to you.) Those sound like the same qualities
that you are so against found within Christians and other believers. You, however, have a blind belief to something other than God - to the absence of
That's okay. I've been there. It certainly doesn't mean you're a bad person. I'm sure you're great and I'm sure you have a huge heart and I'm sure you
want to help people and make the world better. Right? Well, speaking from experience, you will not, can not, know your true power until you find the
gift that has been given to you from God.
I recommend two books if you are open minded at all enough to care to learn.
"Only Love is Real' by Brian Weiss
and "Conversation with God' by Neale Donald Walsch.