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What makes you a believer?

  1. lovetherain profile image53
    lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago

    This is for theists. What makes you believe in God? Or do you have blind faith?

    1. promisem profile image94
      promisemposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Personal experience with a higher force that is completely unlike anything else in the natural world.

      1. lovetherain profile image53
        lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Do you mind sharing your experience?

  2. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 3 weeks ago

    I've had experiences good and bad with unseen forces. Been a long while,.but no explanation available other than another plane of existence. With those in mind, God is the best explanation.

    1. lovetherain profile image53
      lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      What is your religion?

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Interesting question. I was raised in a Christian church but haven't been back since I was old enough to get away with saying I wasn't going to go. I caucus with Christians in many ways but my opinion of the cosmos and the concept of God doesn't really match up to many Christian beliefs, that I am aware of.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image82
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago

    Theism is the willingness to incorporate the possibility of a force of creation which invented and caused and causes on a constant level all that exists. And that I am part of it all on many levels.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I don't think "belief" and "possibility" refer to the same thing.  The believers in my life are quite adamant that threre is a god out there, not just that there may be.  The person that took that stance used to be called "agnostic", and now it seems to be "atheist", but never a "believer".

      "Possibility" says "I don't know" which is quite a different thing.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image82
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        I disagree.  The willingness to believe in a possibility qualifies as belief.


        ( if not, I guess I'm still an atheist. sad  )

  4. Castlepaloma profile image25
    Castlepalomaposted 3 weeks ago

    Mankind is incapable of knowing who God is because the spiritual world is 99% unknown to each one of us.  Most of the world is like a hypnotic slaves to the hierachy systems leaders rather than each person being true kings to their own domain. At best mankind dose not know if God exist.  For me to cope with most of mankinds delustion of claims that everyone has the choice to know God. For that is the greatest BS story ever told.

    I delustion myself with imagination that all persons and each person is God as the best solution. In order so I don't go completely insane or be the so called leaders,  slave.

    1. lovetherain profile image53
      lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Some of us know the spiritual world better than others.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image25
        Castlepalomaposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Yes, some know better the 1% human collected knowledge about the earth than others. Still the 99% mass part of the earth is untouched by humans. Then taking it beyond into the collective human  knowledge about Universe. Then an incapable over ego group claiming the Universe truth and knowledge is from an anicent book called the bible. That is the definition of delusional or is to the maximum degree of delusional.

        1. lovetherain profile image53
          lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          What does any of that have to do with the spiritual world?

          1. Castlepaloma profile image25
            Castlepalomaposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            unless you have died and returning from the spiritual world, then you can tell me all about it.

            All spiritual means to me is the unknowns until they have manifest into our ego self. Humans are very social animals much like wolves and will do anything to protect the pack mentality.

            Like the over ego world of religion and politics, they will do the most unethical things to protect their group even if the leader has gone insane. I won't, I will be honest to the core to protect all species of every kind and always be the king of my domain. Even IF everyone outcast me from  HP it won't matter because honesty and harmlessness matters most.

            1. lovetherain profile image53
              lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              You don't have to die to enter the "spiritual World". All you have to do is be in the right state of consciousness.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image25
                Castlepalomaposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                When  your in your unconsciousness state of mind , do you see flying angels and red dragons from hell.? Like in the good book.

                1. lovetherain profile image53
                  lovetherainposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                  I doubt you could see anything in an unconscious state of mind.

                  However, I have seen and experienced plenty in altered states of consciousness. Usually when I am having a spiritual experience.

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image25
                    Castlepalomaposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                    I bet you, I will see an aliens or a big foot before you will see angels and dragons here on earth in your lifetime. Because I can layout science possibilities through facts and my imagination. Where your stuck on a  ancient fairy-tales/small part world history book called the bible. every Christian cherry picks what they want from it and fight with each other over it than anyone else. The bible has produces mainly sexual conflict, over populations, slavery, war and worst environmental destruction, over all more harm than good..  Very little to do with a healthy consciousness unless you lived back in AD33. My daughter

 
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