I am a believer in the principals of Christ. I will let him be the judge.
It's pretty clear that everything that the Bible prophesied has come true. He who was first is now last........and a growing dark collective consciousness is rapidly expanding that persecutes non-members. I am Christian, but I am very torn between my family which I Love (who are members) and the belief that "everything is fine". I have nearly been "eaten" by this conciousness and God stepped in and a door opened, pouring out white light which threw back the things that were trying to take control of me. I am unstable and un-predictable in my views to evade "the other side". It could be that I've been on my own a long time, it could be trust issues, it could be the sins I don't want to give up. I'm doing a lot of thinking on this.
God has brought me through so much in my life, and is still bringing me through more trials. He is so wonderful, so awesome! I would be no one without Him.
Yes - I love Jesus Christ because he expresses true love by dying on the cross for the sins of the world.
John 3:16 says; "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life"
I believe a man called yeshua had some good ideas,
and that a man called Constantine ruined them.
but how do you know, people believing in the same god have changed their beliefs. many who are religous do not go to church, and yet 100 years ago if you did not go to church you were seen to be worshipping the devil. Today women are given rights, and yet not so long ago they had none, supposedly it was gods plan for men to be in power? also, in the middle east people start wars claiming to be doing it for god. And they believe with all there hearts, so do you, so who is wrong, and why? It seems to me that god is whatver you want him to be, whatever gives you comfort.
No...But I was raised in a very religious environment and until I was sixteen years old went to church six times a week, at least.
DEFINITELY am religious am a PROUD PROUD PROUD believer of the Lord Jesus Christ. No one else can touch my heart like He does. He is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother or anyone else in this world. When am down he raise me up to stand on mountains, When am broken he provides. When i pray he answers my prayers even though some answers take awhile to come. Never understand how some people don't believe in GOD
Used to be a believer..but as i read more and more books..turned to Atheist....
Well, it depends what you mean. Just imagine all the contradictions spewed by so called religious leaders. Imagine all the bad things, real atrocities committed in the name of religion.
Yes, i dully recognize there are good and bad people and been religious has nothing to do with it.
Be very careful of many so called VERY RELIGIOUS folks, for they harbor the most hateful thoughts you can imagine.
Just look at people as good or bad, depending on their actions.
Depends, sometimes I do feel like there is someone up there looking out for me...other days, I feel pretty much on my own...
Why do you ask? If you need spititual guidance why not consult a theologian in person?
If you are looking for a atheist, agnostic, or humanist, approach why not ask an expert on one of those issues in person?
And by the way, Thomas Paine was a founding father of America, a signer of the Declaration of Independance, and he was also a Deist. That was 234 years ago. He was not a churchgoer.
Also note that not all wars and atrocities are in the name of religion-The so-called "free-thinkers" generally don't want to allow you the same privilege. They are quick to tell us how many atrocities throughout time have been committed in the name of religion. A statement that might lead you to think that only religious zealotry is the cause of mans atrocities, but wait a minute......How many atrocities (in the last century) have been committed by atheists? Ever hear of Stalin? It's estimated that as many as 5,000,000 died under the free thinking dictatorship that was Stalin's Soviet communism. I won't even go into Mao, Pol Pot, or Kim Jong-il. Suffice it to say that when the so-called free thinkers come to power they are satisfied at nothing less than a forcefully imposed belief that they hold superiority. Sure, your free to think, just as long you think what they tell you to!
I am spiritual, but not religious--as such. I grew up as a preacher's kid in a small town and everything we did was scrutinized, judged and often was the determining factor of whether someone else got to go to the dance or wear a bikini or whatever. If you get the picture. Over the years, I loved the church music, ritual, etc., but something was lacking. The way the church body seemed to love people conditionally--conditionally if you do what they want you to do. This simply did not ring true to my heart. After many hurtful experiences, I chose not to associate with a church building and congregation but to find a closeness to God that resonated inside of me enough that God's love was the paramount theme. I miss church at times--the hymns, holidays, but truly feel God reaches people in so many ways, on our varied paths; being religious has many varieties--many ways God calls us close to his side.
It depends on the definition of "religious". My name is Mohammad that doesn't mean I am a Prophet, thus it doesn't mean I am a terror too. First of all I am human and as a human I try to understand what the religion has given me. I know the medicine I am taking now has some side effects for long term, however this medication must be necessary to keep me alive for longer period of time. What should I choose? Not to take the medication or waiting to die earlier?
Yes I am religious!
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