No, a relationship ba<x>sed on the threat of eternal damnation is the most dysfunctional kind.
Maybe for you. I need more than an old book of mythes and a promise of an afterlife. If god is real, he must be too busy running the universe to be concerned with weather or not I love him. If he really wanted me to have faith in him, he would speak up. Instead he requires compliance with a book of rules, gives no evidence of his existence and expects us to know which of the many religions on this planet is the correct one. Most people of faith choose the religion that is most prominent in their part of the world. Imagine burning in hell for eternity because you were born in the wrong place. If the bible is correct, then god is a jerk and a bully.
The condition the world is in today isn't so bad. Population has exploded mainly because science and modern industry and agriculture has prolonged our lives. Most modern secular countries have shunned religious wars, crusades and inquisitions that used to destroy so many lives. Fewer people are dying of starvation than ever before. We are able to devote more of our time to our family and intellectual pursuits because of modern advances. We have problems to solve, but thank god (haha, I made a funny), religion is obsolete in most parts of the world.
No problem, I enjoyed chatting with you.
Im absolutely sure its required rather than any "go betweens"such as priests etc.All thats needed is the will.
This world being the place it is,full of lies and deceit,I wont address my prayers through anyone,including Christ,satan is the master of deception.
I get to see and hear more than most of the depraved minds governing over us,Im gang stalked/community mobbed.
If you want, I see no reason!
You mean like roommates?<br />
As long as he's quiet and pays his bills on time...<br />
I'd would save a lot of money on wine...