believe in God, the Father almighty, <br />
creator of heaven and earth. <br />
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, <br />
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, <br />
born of the Virgin Mary, <br />
suffered under Pontius Pilate, <br />
was crucified, died, and was buried; <br />
he descended to the dead. <br />
On the third day he rose again; <br />
he ascended into heaven, <br />
he is seated at the right hand of the Father, <br />
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. <br />
I believe in the Holy Spirit, <br />
the holy catholic church, <br />
the communion of saints, <br />
the forgiveness of sins, <br />
the resurrection of the body, <br />
and the life everlasting. AMEN.
I believe in Santa Clause too. ?
When you answer a question, how about you give us your honest thought out opinion, not quote the Apostles Creed.
That IS my honest, thought out opinion. If I didn't foster it as my own, I would not have posted it. If you can't accept something as basic as a simple tenet of faith, that's your problem.
for real ..? ..lolz
btw : i like ur nick name ..no mater wat it means ..:)
Yes, I still believe in a higher power, but not as defined by most organised religions. I'm not an atheist, but I'm certainly not a religious nut, either.
I SO AGREE!!!
Yes. <br />
Throughout all the years of my life. Even when I was doubtful or during times when I wasn't sure what God is or what He is about. He has been the one constant for my life.<br />
Interesting question. I have to say that yes, unequivocally I believe in God, the creator. There is far to much order and design to the universe for me not to believe in GOD. However, I do not believe that the God I believe in is the same God that anyone else believes in. I believe that there was a man named Jesus(modern day translated name, of course) that was a great prophet in his day. He changed the way mankind believed in their God. I do NOT necessarily believe that Jesus IS God. I do NOT believe in the bible because the bible has been translated over and over again throughout the years, sometimes by monks that were being paid by royalty to write what he wanted them to write. Unless we can look at the original writings of the apostles, then we can not be sure of the validity of the modern day bible. Likewise with modern day organized religion. These "religions" are ba<x>sed upon the writings of the bible, which is suspect. Also, the church has been keeping mankind ignorant for centuries, if not millenia. I DO NOT subscribe to ANY modern day church or their preachings.<br />
When I need to talk to God, I talk to God. I usually get a conversation because I also believe that the Holy Spirit is made up of the combined energies of every living thing upon the Earth.
Actually, I DIDN'T know that. Tank you VERY MUCH for the info.
With all my heart and soul.
Thanks for asking me this question! It was instrumental in helping me to weed out the cretins.
There are two kinds of people in this world.<br />
And fuckwits.<br />
Bring it the **** on, it'll be fun - woop woop...
two real kinds of people: those who insult others just for kicks and giggles and those who just want to live and let live. you are the first kind and an *******. You make atheists look bad
DING DING DING, we have a winner, 1,000,000th time a Q isasked
lol! no kidding
Not in the conception as a personal entity (personified Almighty), and therefore,<br />
Not in the way explained by Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hindu. <br />
For people who have been brought in the environment of Western Religions (Islam, Christianity, Judaism), the question is actually as simple as "do you believe in God or not?"<br />
But in reality it is never that simple. There is in fact an alternative view between atheism and believing in God.<br />
I believe that God is beyond any and all reckoning of human mind. I reject any and all explanations there are about God. This would somewhat make me a Buddhist but I'm not, since Buddha was not the only person on earth ever making such "claim of claimlessness" on God. Socrates and Spinoza were also known (partially) for their unpopular view on God. <br />
I have also been reading "Albert Einstein Quotes on God and Religion" (or "Reflections on Einstein by Steve Marshall") on "helium dot com"; like the following extra-controversial statement;<br />
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God, and avoid all dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be ba<x>sed on a religious sense, arising from the experience of all things natural, and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this desc<x>ription. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism."<br />
And Einstein was indeed aware of what did Buddhism teach on the alleged-entity of God. He said;<br />
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the ob<x>jects of his creation, whose purposes are modelled after our own - a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms."<br />
His other statements might seem to contradict these two, but not when perceived from the perspective that he was trying to establish awareness and critical thinking amongst his readers/audience, on the frailty of "personal" God. <br />
Mind you, I am just answering the question above, since it doesn't seem to be addressed to followers of specific religion or even any follower of any religion. I would have refused (and chosen not) to answer the question, had it been addressed only towards Christians or Muslims. So there you have my answer, along with its reasoning. My apology if it offended or insulted anyone. <br />
Greetings of Universal Humanity,<br />
Faresalis; an ex-Muslim Agnostic in Indonesia
Yes, I believe in the Holy Trinity ( the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit)
Have you ever heard of "The Adoptionist Heresy?" Probably not... Do you know where we get the word "Nepotism" ? Probably not...
REsearch the Adoptionist Heresy...
Believe in God??<br />
You mean a mystical-magical being who created "EVERYTHING" only 6000 yrs ago?<br />
A person(we were created in his image-Right?) who Punishes Desendants of those who did what he said not to?(ADAM&EVE)<br />
A "person" who(according to religious texts)(every religion I think) is guilty of mass murder many times over??<br />
A "Person" who DEMANDS Praise or we will get punished-Sooner or later!(for not praising him)!<br />
If one belives in him--Should one "RESPECT" HIM???
exactly....and no they shouldnt
I don't believe in 'God'... but that doesn't mean I don't believe a god or gods could be possible. No one can really say for sure. But, do as you please... I won't shove my beliefs or lack thereof down your throat, if you don't shove yours' down mine. =]
yes I do believe.
YES I DO!
Yes I do believe in God and Almighty God he is so wonderful he bless me to see each day I'm alive. Thank You God and Jesus. Love You I want to be in heaven with you one day. Smiley Face.