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 FunnyAndSweet48
Joined: 8/21/2007
Msg: 226
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If you want to believe in nonsense then by all means go ahead ....... BUT keep it in your home and your chosen venue of worship.

I didn't realize that the OP had censored this thread & banned the faith-driven from sharing their thoughts & opinions on here but only in their homes & chosen venues of worship. If that is indeed the case, then I think the OP should perhaps alter the thread title to reflect that freedom of speech from believers of any faith will not be tolerated & only non-believers may post their views.


Please don't interject your religion or beliefs into my affairs or my dealings with the state.

Where you figure that my comments had anything to do with your "affairs" or "dealings with the state" is beyond me. You obviously don't know me at all. I have never attempted to convert anyone to my faith against their wishes & you would have understood that had you read what I shared above about my past relationship with a non-believer & our mutual respect for each other's right to believe & not believe. Had you read it properly, you would also have realized that I was referring to my ex and not my son.

As my above post & previous posts indicate, I feel that we should be able to share our personal thoughts & opinions without flinging anger & outrage about. Non-believers should respect believers in the same way that believers should respect non-believers & we should all be able to share this planet (and universe) in peace.

P.S. My comment "Disbelief dismissed" was related to my ex & was not directed at the general public.
 mrchicken
Joined: 5/16/2008
Msg: 227
God in a word
Posted: 2/18/2009 8:07:21 PM
mrchicken is god; if only you would believe!
 Mistaya
Joined: 2/8/2009
Msg: 228
God in a word
Posted: 2/18/2009 8:13:23 PM
praise allah...

praise jesus..

praise bhudda...

praise mrchicken... hmm.. doesnt have the same flow does it??

God.... mother
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 229
God in a word
Posted: 2/20/2009 6:43:43 PM

If this is the work of the God of which you speak then we have got an idiot in power who is stoned out of his mind and is a menace to himself and those he is charged with looking after.


Careful son, there's mighty power in them words. You remind me of every 18 year boy who has ever rebelled. "I own the world, I deserve this, I deserve that. " If you're lucky, you don't get to try the last grasps at life, or the notification that you've got 6 months. I sound like an old timer, but I've been there, done that.
 viper6996
Joined: 2/20/2008
Msg: 230
God in a word
Posted: 2/20/2009 10:24:08 PM

You remind me of every 18 year boy who has ever rebelled.


Yea, I know.

Happen to come from a long lineage of rebels and men that had a hard time following the herd and taking orders.

I can tell you a few stories about how much hell they raised and the grief they gave to Nazi command assigned to oversee occupation of their village during WW II. Entire families were saved by them.

They did not do what they were told much, if at all.

I come by it honestly.
 Sterno
Joined: 7/30/2006
Msg: 231
God in a word
Posted: 2/20/2009 10:42:54 PM
God in a word.

A security blanket for the human psyche.
 ieatrocks
Joined: 11/16/2005
Msg: 232
God in a word
Posted: 2/21/2009 1:18:12 AM
wogodrd

(obviously)
 Wild Sweet and Cool
Joined: 1/31/2009
Msg: 233
God in a word
Posted: 2/21/2009 1:27:05 AM
THEE - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha......
 flotsam
Joined: 1/20/2007
Msg: 234
God in a word
Posted: 2/22/2009 12:54:29 PM
"an imaginary friend for grownups"
 Fa que
Joined: 2/10/2009
Msg: 235
God in a word
Posted: 2/22/2009 1:08:00 PM
God to me is someone elses problem.

Was at a memorial recently and the "minister" droned on and on about how the departed was now in a "new city" walking with Jesus and some other peeeps....

I thought... I think the deceased is in the urn over there----->

BUT
I think everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and if they choose to believe in a "god", then so be it, just don't preach to me about it.
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 236
God in a word
Posted: 3/9/2009 11:05:11 PM
I think everyone is entitled to their own beliefs

Belief is a religion unto itself.
I don't believe my ex planned to kill our children. He was just stoned.
I believed he was going to hurt me, so I hit him in the head with a bat....3 times.
I believe, it's my right to grow pot, so if somebody decided to steal my pot, of course I would have to shoot them.

Beliefs are an intangible benefit of being human. It's my right to believe the earth revolves around the sun. It's my belief that I'm allowed to have 14 year old wives.

When beliefs are personal, as opposed to global, they lose all continuity with the outer circle. "I think everyone should only have one wife" he said quietly while praying in the mormon temple.

Where it gets mixed up, is when people throw the belief thing out as a defense.

God in a word, WISDOM. Some people have it from birth, some people learn it over time. Some people never, ever, figure it out. To never, ever attain that.....you've got your head stuck in the sand, refuse to look at new ideas, and think the old ways are always the best. Good luck to you.
 MediaNaranja
Joined: 12/27/2008
Msg: 237
God in a word
Posted: 3/11/2009 1:12:40 AM

God to me is someone elses problem.

And to some God is the solution.
Unknowable We cannot comprehend the Architect of the universe, just as a painting cannot comprehend its artist.
MN
 passionandsong
Joined: 10/9/2007
Msg: 238
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God in a word
Posted: 3/11/2009 10:53:25 AM
in a word..father.an amazing love to walk in life with.
 Fa que
Joined: 2/10/2009
Msg: 239
God in a word
Posted: 3/11/2009 10:57:21 AM
in a word

Malarky
 African Baobab
Joined: 12/3/2008
Msg: 240
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God in a word
Posted: 3/11/2009 1:46:20 PM
In a word


D O G


( Messages this short ...bla....bla)
 ceta-ion
Joined: 12/8/2008
Msg: 241
God in a word
Posted: 3/11/2009 10:00:35 PM
as live in evil? Seems like a strange juxtaposition, but as far as i can see, this god character must be pretty tired if he's following us around like a domestic canine. I don't want to believe that god interferes with some and not others, so I choose to believe that god lets things unfold and reserves judgement, except in our own god-consciousness, which can be very critical and in a constant struggle not to be mixed up with our fear and lust for power. I think the best answers i've seen yet are the classics "love" and "unknowable". The rest seems to me to be a fabricated (and I think it all needs to be so for now, towards personal growth) elaboration which establishes one's values; in this sense Christianity strikes a chord with me, divorced from its hierarchical, political and monetary add-ons: being human, I need to believe in human potential, so fictitious or not, someone who does everything in their power to help that humanity thrive in the context of the greater enviroment (creation if you like) is a description/enactment of god I'll go with. I can't begin to imagine that something as intricate as the living things on our planet and the many systems which maintain them could come to be, evolve and continue to function without some kind of positive baseline force willing it to be-- a spark i'd call godwill, i guess. In any case, one word ain't enough, but you can create worlds with love, and unfortunately, tear them down without it. Lastly, to quote one good book, "to the making of books there is no end": there's too much inspiration here to avoid trying to capture a bit of it in doggerel.!
 Light Storm
Joined: 5/23/2006
Msg: 242
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God in a word
Posted: 3/12/2009 9:12:00 AM
Here is one word that has not been said

Sun

Interestingly the Egyptians worshiped the sun as there God of God's 'Ra'. When you think about it, everything in our solar system is just a moon to out sun. Every scrap, micron of energy on our planet, we own to out sun. Our planet was created in our suns wake and it will be obliterated in our suns demise. Without it's gentle rays, life can not exist here as we know it. A.E. wrote that true energy can never be created or destroyed... only transformed... we are all in a rather HUGE way, a direct representation of the energy cast from our star... that energy can never be created or destroyed, but is forever transforming into something new, adapting, making improvements over it's past defects.
 Blue Eyed Tim
Joined: 7/5/2006
Msg: 243
God in a word
Posted: 3/13/2009 1:55:54 PM
SCAM.
I have 5 senses (that I'll admit to, at least) to test and experience and decide for myself.

If I'm wrong, I'll repent on my deathbed and beat the system...Like everyone else.
 Entzauberung
Joined: 2/12/2009
Msg: 244
God in a word
Posted: 3/13/2009 2:04:55 PM
Murder.

It has been said that throughout human history more people have been killed in the name of religion than for any other cause.

It is not a heritage to be proud of when people kill others because of their differing belief in their god.
 nvrtoolate
Joined: 12/17/2008
Msg: 245
God in a word
Posted: 3/13/2009 3:08:11 PM
One word is hard. I'd choose: "Fable" or maybe "Control".
 Gulf Island Joe
Joined: 2/22/2009
Msg: 246
God in a word
Posted: 3/13/2009 7:27:35 PM
Ms. Naranja wrote:
" We cannot comprehend the Architect of the universe, just as a painting cannot comprehend its artist."

I AM NOT A PAINTING!, I AM A FREE MAN!


(Adapted from the intro to _The Prisoner_, existentialist TV show of the '70s.)
 passionandsong
Joined: 10/9/2007
Msg: 247
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Posted: 3/13/2009 10:10:24 PM
i really do not understand how my going to churh or praying regularily makes me more religious than anyone else who does anything else religiously.religion is an emmensly over emphisized aspect of worship.
 MediaNaranja
Joined: 12/27/2008
Msg: 248
God in a word
Posted: 3/13/2009 10:14:37 PM
"ORGANIZED RELIGION IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD". Unknown.

MN
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 249
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Posted: 4/6/2009 7:34:44 PM
As a before poster said...."The Sun".......

I'm feeling that relationship now. The sun is out and God is shining down on me. Please don't let it snow again!!!!!!!
 Xavery
Joined: 4/22/2007
Msg: 250
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Posted: 4/6/2009 8:06:30 PM

God in a word.

A security blanket for the human psyche.


People who have lost touch with the spiritual aspects of life often feel this way.

God in a word . . . pervasive, so pervasive you might not sense her/him.
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