I Hate Religion But Love the Idea of God

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    May Have to Change the Name...

    You know, I can't help but ponder the whole idea of some kind of higher authority, in whom resides all the answers, all the right, none of the wrong, etc. I can't help that, anymore than I can help drawing this conclusion, today: As interested in history as we are, as people, we...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    Aug 27, 2009

    ...and Here's Why:

    Call it the ultimate problem with authority, call it humanism, call it wacky- it all leads to the same end: God is a great idea, but a horrible reality. I speak as one who has spent a little bit of time in the trenches. I was 'born into a christian family' but was evicted...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    Something I've Been Pondering...

    Ya know, the bible says that God will give you the desires of your heart. If you're obedient, that is- he ain't just gonna hook you up for no reason. And that's cool. That's his choice. No problem. I've been wondering lately, though, about what the bible says of God, what...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    New Age

    I had 'my cards' read to me late last night, and it was pretty cool. I was drinkin a bit w/ my dude, after we'd finished painting an apartment. We went back to where he's presently staying (till he gets back on his feet), and one of the older teenage kids that ...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    So...

    ...my wife is slowly resuming her studies. Good for her- if it makes her happy and more secure, how could I possibly go against it? I mean, I technically COULD make it hard for her, but really, what good will that do any of us? Like I may have written once or twice before- I ...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    Jul 23, 2009

    God Is Good - the Philosophy Is Sometime Lacking

    I run into this alot. People want to believe in God but are turned off by the religious philosophy that has been shoved down their throat and left a bad taste in their mouth. In my opinion - if you want to belief consider the following: Man alters the image of God - often...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    If It Could Be...

    Confession time. The thought of just stopping, just ending, when I die, scares the shyt out of me. I'm sure a lot of people feel that way. I have a hard time understanding how we could just stop, you know? Just 'not be' anymore- when there are things going on inside us that we...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2009

    Wondering, Always Wondering...

    Man- I'll always believe in God, unless I receive absolutely irreFUTABLE proof that there's no such entity. And that sucks. Being unsure is the worst. Can't he just peek out and say "Boo!" just once???
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    Another One Biting the Dust...

    I'm kind of sad to report that the love of my life- sorry God, you're not #1- seems to be 'letting her flame go out'. I'm only kind of sad, because my wife is- naturally- the picture perfect Christian, but I have to say this: SHE ALREADY WAS, LONG BEFORE SHE STARTED GOING...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2009

    Then Again, Maybe Not...

    I spoke with my wife last night about many things, one topic being church. Turns out, she plans on resuming her practice, since the first trimester woes have (finally) passed. I saw the bible on our bed, open, with her reading glasses on top of it- which clued me in...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    Jul 11, 2009

    The Conundrum

    If you read the first post, then it's a given that I believe in God. To reiterate, me not believing in God is like me not believing my own name; it's just not a possibility. The idea of God is wonderful to me, but only in certain ways. In other ways, it's just not good. The God...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2009

    ... and the Winner Is...

    ...NOBODY!!!! I haven't done any comparative studies lately, concerning religions and spiritual groups, but I will, one day. The thing is, though, all these different and slightly differing religions seem to point to the very same goal: Heaven, of one kind or another, and...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2009

    Another Example

    I learned of yet another situation in which religion- basically Christianity- drives me effing bonkers. A married couple, might as well be me and my wife- she's christian, he ain't- with a similar set-up to me and my wife- financial struggles, etc.- found themselves using x...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    Aug 7, 2009

    Beliefs

    Religion is so ridiculous nowadays I wonder why anyone bothers. There are so many things that annoy me about some of the 'guidelines' in the Bible. For example, I'm sure God doesn't care if we swear a little bit! Or if we have sex outside of marriage! God wants us to be good...
    heelsoverhead heelsoverhead
    16-17, F
    Aug 31, 2009
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