As it appears that every person's God is different, it would seem that you have made your own God as well as God having made you. You therefore have a right to God's life just as He has a right to yours.
To pennyofheaven: Believing in a higher power does not diminish the inner strength of a person. In fact, it gives them more strength to accomplish great things. Take Mother Teresa for example. People who have a belief in God utilize their power to the best of their abilities because they know they have a mission.
sorry for any personal insults...didn't mean to, I just feel a little condescended to and would rather that you do that straight out instead of adding a silly smiley face at the end of it to implicate some kind of niceness.
Mother Teresa: she admits that she ‘had not faith.’ Her letters reveal that for over fifty years she sought Christ but came to the conclusion that he was ‘the Absent One’. Her prayers to God for forgiveness only deepened her sorrow. The letters further reveal that her outward demeanor to the work did not reveal the sadness of her heart. She said that her ‘smile was a fake’.
Mother Teresa did say she felt mystic about Jesus, I feel the same, and find the translation in the Bible are often wrong
I agree that it doesn't diminish strength. My post was pointing at the limitations of the mind. It is commonly known we do not use all the power of the mind that we possess. If believing in a God helps use more of their own power than it is useful.
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