I believe there is a higher power but I do not believe he was a man named God. How could a man just snap his fingers and create everything in this world? Who created him? And why is there an era in time called BC (before Christ)? There are some things in this world that we'll never understand and this is one. I believe that nature is God as are the forces of the world that control our paths through life. But I believe church is nothing but one big cult that people just start up to have something to believe in. Why would there be so many different religions if one God created us all? I truly hope there is an after life that we all go to and see our loved ones again but I'm really not sure it is in God's Kingdom. Sorry to offend anyone that's just how I feel.
i strongly believe in jesus..... he is the way....the truth and the life.........
I do believe because I've had alot of things that were not in my control but they happend because I needed to learn. I always go through life learning, and even though hey, if there was a time machine, maybe I could learn the lesson without having to experience it, but then I wouldn't be a stronger person without the lessons... And I had to find out for myself I guess but I for some miracoulous thing, have lived through alot of things that maybe others would say no more to.
Nov 12, 2012
I believe in God because I can FEEL God. When my body is suddenly light, when my mind is uplifted, when I feel the essence of creation and destruction, of love, of light, of all things flow through me, when that moment of time passes in which I am connected with all things, I know God exists. When I am at my lowest and I can feel a loving hand reach out to me to lift me up, I know God exists. God belongs to no religious denomination or faction. God has no solitary face or form. God is the all omnipresent force that permeates all being, which flows through every molecule, every quark in the Universe. It's God who created all things and God who holds it all together. We are God. Touch your own hand, feel a breeze, touch a quivering, living leaf on a tree, look into the eyes of a lover, stare into the night sky. How could you doubt the existence of God? Our existence is hardly a happy accident. To believe so is to leave far too much to chance. We are constructed of light and love, and to them we shall return. You don't have to believe in God, because God believes in you.
I believe in God. The Bible is the source of my information. The Bible covers all aspects of human questions, who am i, where am i going, what is the purpose of life, is anything beyond physical death, where did it all start, the character and attributes of God a clearly identifiable, God reaches out to man, man has a choice one way or the other to come to God on His terms or reject Him.
I most definately believe in God. Not only have I always had a connection, but I truly beieve that after having been blessed later in life with a daughter who had Down syndrome, that I have seen His face. I have felt His favour and grace. When we lost our daughter 11 months ago, I knew that He had given to us something much too precious for this earth. But for her short 19 months I have no doubt that He held my family close to Him while His most precious was shared by us on earth. I KNOW there is a God because since the loss of our most precious honor, He has held us close to Him and we have somehow survived.
I believe in God because I received a sign many years ago.
yae i do believe in God why because thanks to God i am alive thanks to God i am where i am today i thank God for everything he has blessed me with and even the things he see fit for me not to have i accept it and thank him still God knows best for us all and we should be thankful for the very breath we brethe as to that isnt even ours its borrowed from God and when you open yours to see another day your first words should be thank you Lord for allowing me to see another day God is good all the time
we believe because of faith, if you choose not to that's is what you think. I wont judge, but you are living with the wrong attitude JnRxRockzJnRxRock. We find strength when we pray or read our bible. I'm a christian and i am not ashamed of that. You can do whatever you want, but you can never change our own commitments or opinions.
Well, i'd say i do believe in God, God is the one who created us and i was created by my parents, so yes, GOD DOES EXIST!
If there is no god. I will make one for myself. That is all I can say.
I believe in a God, and also a Goddess, both of which are ex<x>pressions, manifestations, or interpretations of a greater cosmic unity, and both of whom are imminent in nature, eternal, and self-evident. The existence of life in this world does not make sense without them.<br />
REPLY: trained by whom? I was not raised into the religion I currently practice, and I spent many years as a skeptic (bordering on atheism) before coming to certain realizations. I did not say that I "feel" life has no meaning, nor anything similar. I said that the existence of life in this world does not make sense without them. By this statement, I mean that without some type of greater force connecting people, nature, and the universe, life could not exist. This statement has nothing to do with "meaningfulness" of life for any one individual. My deities are ex<x>pressions of the same force that expresses itself to Christians as Christ, to Muslims as Allah, to Hindus as Krishna, etc.
I'm not a beliver. What I do believe in is what you said in your opening line as there isn't a government or ruler in the world that could control the people in a way that only a metaphysical figure can. If you believe in a reward after this life, of course you are going to treat other people in a way you think you desereve that reward. <br />
Where my disbelief started was way back in catechism (I was raised Catholic) and hearing about the soul in my body. I asked my catechism teacher (a high school student) where the soul was, and she gave me some explanation that went right over an eight year olds head. I asked my mom the same quesiton and she couldn't answer it either. It didn't make sense to me, if I had a soul, where was it, and why couldn't I see it. <br />
As the years went along and I learned about the other religions my friends belonged too, I couldn't understand the differences. Why did I have to confess my sins to a priest to avoid h*** of saying d*** on the playground when my best friend, who was a preacher's son, said far worse and he didn't have to fess up to anything on Sunday morning. To me it didn't seem fair that god was singling me out to be embarassed by telling secrets, while my friend got off scott free. That's when I started questioning a higher existence. <br />
There were many more instances along the line but probably the straw that broke the camels back was doing my Easter Duties was I come back and mom said she heard everything I said in the confessional. Right there at age 11 I decided, I'd had it with this stuff called religion and everything that goes with it. I thought if there was a god there would have been no way he would have allowed what I just said in what was suppose to be a private conversation. Nothing since then has changed my mind about this topic.<br />
As ironic as it is, I have to say though I'm glad that a vast majority of people do believe in a higher power as there would be even more chaos in the world than what currently exists.
I choose not to believe. I'm open to the possibility of the existence of some kind of god but I very much doubt any religion has got it correct. There is no good evidence to believe, so I also very much doubt that if a god did exist then he/she/it wouldn't punish me for my non-belief given how little evidence has been presented to me.<br />
I do however believe in some kind of metaphysical world, though what that consists of I'm not sure. I have felt things which I can't explain, and I think morality, love, etc could easily have come from somewhere outside of ourselves. This is merely my opinion on what I think's most likely, I'm happy to admit I can't back it up at all. Could just be an illusion.
I believe in God. I wasn't raised that way or anything. My mom sort of accidently killed my dad before I was born and my 16 years haven't exactly been easy. I never believed in God...there was just too many practically unspeakable things that happen in this world for there to be someone who was supposed to be all good and loving. When I was 13 I was going to kill myself. Seriously, I had the pills and all the letters and it was totally planned out. About 3 weeks before I was planning on doing it, my older sister got invited to a church by a friend and pretty much forced me to go with her. I can't explain it, but I felt something that day that kept me coming back. There have been a lot of bad things that have happened since the first time I went but God showed me He was real. I used to have seizures all the time and God healed me. That might sound weird but it is totally true. No doctors could figure out what was wrong, but God knew. He has done so many things for me. It's kinda sad to me now to see people that don't believe in God because I didn't for most of my life, but He has just done so much for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to act like I'm better than anyone or be "holier than thou" but I will talk about God any chance I get.
I always have. When I don't, it feels more like I'm angry with Him. It's like a fight with your parents when you feel like you're in the wrong, you just don't know why yet.
The universe didn't create itself.
Ever heard of a car creating itself?
In fear of what?
I believe in god like I believe that there is a teapot revolving around Jupiter that is too small for us to detect. The hypothesis is highly conflicting with everything we know about this world, laws of nature, history and there seems to be no shred of prove for the hypothesis except 'consensus'. Well there used to be consensus that the world was flat, yet that didn't actually make it flat. The notion of god is just proposterous and should be treated as such. Anybody claiming the opposite has the burden of proof.
I was taught as a young child. Through the years I have become accustomed more to my own thoughts and personal feelings than what I was told. My relationship is my like a parent / child. He knows me, knows my heart and I know I can always come to him and talk.
Do respond to what YOU heard, God isn't anything to fear. He is LOVE. Inflicting fear and obedience does not return w love and respect.
God cannot force you. He is a light in the darkness.
Whenever I ask god for guidance, I always suddenly find some new thing I overlooked, I didn't notice, so god is real I think, but god isn't a big evil god, gods just there to bring you goodness, it's the bible and everything, people feel forced and if they slip up then "STRAIGHT TO HELL" but, no. It's never been like that. It's all about how you want to be. We're all naturally good. Evil is just a concept.