I am really interested in what would make a non-believer - believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ. Do you base your belief on what you see? On the fact that this is what your parents believed? Or do you have faith which is in what is not seen.
First off, non-believer don't have a belief in a god or his supposed son.
Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge is all things learned and Wisdom is the discerned truth of that knowledge. My beliefs are limited in number and have nothing to do with a god or his supposed son. I hold no belief whatsoever in a god. The belief was evaluated during my earlier years of life and dismissed as a hoax/lie/junk/garbage/deception/misinformation/distortion.
Yes, my parents believed in a god and his supposed son, Jesus. It did weigh on my mind in my early years, as I said above, but hasn't for many years now.
I have faith in the only things that matter, myself and other fellow humans. To have faith in anything else is pathetic nonsense, which is equal to ignorance.
Not really, I base my understanding of the world around me by the world around me.
That would be religious indoctrination and is the primary driver for the ongoing existence of religions.
Like unicorns and leprechauns?
I have to say it's all of those three put together because it's from our parents where we get introduced into any kind of orientation. As time passes though you learn to decide for yourself and this is where faith comes in, having conviction and believing in things you cannot see.
If I did have faith in things not seen, these things would at least not violate the laws of nature.
I was a non-believeer for a long time, a straight Atheist, then I looked at science and religion and relized there was not conflict. Also after that I started to see God move in my life when I asked him for signs, taunted him actually, and from that grew faith and acceptance of the Lord in my heart. Then I saw what I did in Dec... and that just cements my faith. Death, is not the end.
The realisation that something you did or suposidly discoverd, where inside you know the truth, that you can not explain the sucess of it?
I have seen doctors, as a medic in the air force, work on impossible cases and actualy save the life, though not capable of saving, then admit in a moment of truth, maybe there is a God?
something like that happening, usualy changes a person I have seen.
My beliefs are based on experience, a lot of soul-searching and a thirst for finding truth based in fact. I'm not religious, but I'm certainly no atheist. I was religious and devout for over 40 years. I turned away from religion because doctrines and tenets were proven over and over again to be false. Man's ideas seem to be based in superstition of the unknown, and religion seems to be based mostly in conjecture of the unknown, shrouded in superstition.
I tend to be conservative in my views, despite most people believing otherwise.
Daniel, though I have seen folks turn like I described above, I also feel this way.
to much un-proven and not very sensable as to what we do know about the people then, ans thier exhistance. hard to take at times even being conservative.
Like you I say there is something in charge, and athiest is not totaly correct I suspect.
i let my beliefs grow. most are based on a hope. i know that wasn't one of the choices.
There is nothing wrong with that ray. Keep up the hoping.
Indoctrination is not one of the choices either Ray, and that is always omitted it seems.
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