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 Yappy lil Pine Needle
Joined: 4/28/2007
Msg: 51
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I know I shouldnt ask this but.....

If there is a god then what happens when we die, I mean really, does our spirit leave us and we go live with a massive family of spirits?....kinda opaque and ghostly looking ?and we can walk through each other? Will we wear clothes? or walk around with our shit hanging out?( well not real shit you know what I mean) Is shit a bad word in gods world?....will there be boats there? oxygen? guess were dead we wont need oxygen ...right? Is it hot in hell? Will we burn? will there be boats there ? What is purgatory? Will I go to hell if I dont believe in god? Is there really a devil? Will we eat food in the place we call heaven? What is heaven? Is there a bathroom or do you just not pee anymore? Seriously I would like to know the anwers to not one but all of these questions ? Is heaven up and hell down ? Is there stores to shop in or lakes or do we just hang out float around above the ground and do nothing?

Maybe b2inus2 or anyone else has the answer to this? not being smart ass here ...I kinda really want to know

vvvvvvv god spelled backwards is dog

EDIT::: ok 2nd poster down that really didnt answer any of my questions....so what the hell do we do there float around like dust until we finally land and skimmer around like a dust mite then? Maybe you meant like im gonna be reincarnated and end up a dust mite? eeewwww I dont want to be a dust mite. DAM your dammed if you do and your dammed if you dont ....*Ashes to ashes and dust to dust* either way your gonna be dust right ? God in one word = dust and if energy has memory than why the hell is my stereo in my work vehicle not spitting out tunes or is someone else listening to my home made cd in their truck....damn them...hmmm energy like science would that mean that the cells or whatever were called when were dead (i always thought it was called a ghost) will bind together and we will be human again? ten more posts please so i can post again

EDIT #2 PLEASE DONT MAIL ME WITH THE ANSWERS, KEEP IT ON THE BOARD
 -SIMONA-
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 52
God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 8:52:12 PM

God in a word: Cat

^^^^ His god is God!
 Light Storm
Joined: 5/23/2006
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God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 8:56:22 PM

Maybe b2inus2 or anyone else has the answer to this? not being smart ass here ...I kinda really want to know


We are all made up of energy, like a collapsed wave function that realizes that it has realization. That realization is stored into memory, and that memory is a living cell that works like a CPU for the energy to flow through. When a CPU is shut down, and unplugged and tossed away... the energy that flowed through it's endless sea of conductors isn't gone, it's just being used somewhere else.

Did that make sense :)
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 54
God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 9:05:11 PM
Anything I say is and will be twisted and mocked. How sad...

Let's step back a little Bit ...

In my Post ... Msg: 19 ... I quoted Msg: 16 where the Poster claimed what "his God/Lord gave me". I take extreme Exception to this proselytizing Nonsense to include me in his delusive religious Beliefs.

I have absolutely no Issue with God or what that Poster chooses to believe, but when he includes me in his Fiction Tale, we have a Problem.

You then quoted me in Msg: 22 telling me what God gave us again. I followed up with a series of Queries and Statements that seriously questioned not only the Existence of such a God/Creator and what he supposedly "Gave Me", but also what according to the best of my Understanding amounts to little more than someone else's Subjective Belief.

Should this cause you to assume your Statements have been twisted or you have been mocked, then that is entirely of your own making.

Many different Schools of Thoughts exist about God, such as:

"We are all Gods, but split up into eeny-weeny Pieces with our Faces mired into the Dirt".

I don't deny them, nor do I believe in them, because they make no Sense at all, and go on the Assumption one must believe in something in Order to perceive the Existence of it. And if I don't buy into it, then I must be a Heathen, Ungodly, Sinful etc. for failing to comply with anyone's religious Comedy Act, while continuously speaking in the "WE" Generality.

I ain't part of your, or anyone else's "WE".

Speak for yourself, the Beliefs you cherish, I have no Issue with you. Talk about "WE" to include me into your Fantasy World, then its a different Story. Expect some Flak back when you do.

That's the Nature of "Proselytizing" ... they are just not content with their own Beliefs, they absolutely feel compelled to label and guilt-trip those who don't subscribe to their Ideals, the same Gag just about every Religion out there uses to recruit Conscripts.
 -SIMONA-
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 55
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Posted: 11/27/2008 9:07:08 PM
Sorry,...but I must say that-God in a word?-3 words- Ieshua Ga Notsri,and than one final world-LIFE!
 The PigWig
Joined: 10/19/2008
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God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 9:31:15 PM
Cues up the tune.....

Round Round we Go......
 Dancing_4_You
Joined: 1/21/2006
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God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 10:25:13 PM
transformation.
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 58
God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 11:03:47 PM
Unknowable

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OK then, didn't want to add to it, but here goes. People who truly believe in their God, have a step up on the rest of civilization.

I'm talking the 10 commandments God and not as interpreted by the "higher ups" in the Hiearchy. They've been the cause of most of the disasters on earth traced directly back to religious edicts.

No, people who have found their god, live their lives based on a higher moral system. They help the poor, give to charities, open their arms to new neighbors. etc. etc..... Because, this is the right thing to do. I think everybody who considers themselves a good person, does this anyways. Have a read thru the 10 commandments. Pretty high standards and I don't think anybody meets them on a daily basis.

Interpretation again. Are you going to hell if you break one of the commandments. Don't know, that's what the bible says. But then again, that's the interpretation from less than perfect humans. If you ask forgiveness, you're forgiven.

My personal belief:

If you believe in reincarnation, you will be reincarnated. If you believe in ghosts, you'll wind up being there. If you believe strapping 10 sticks of dynamite to your chest and blowing up a restaurant will get you 12 or 16 virgins, all the power to you.

Nobody knows and nobody understands how the human psyche works, power at the atomic level or even bending spoons with your mind. Everybody knows energy is never lost. I love the mystery of it.

I feel sorry for the people that don't have any beliefs.
 tweetiebird66
Joined: 9/23/2008
Msg: 59
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Posted: 11/27/2008 11:06:43 PM
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 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 60
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Posted: 11/27/2008 11:28:50 PM
I feel sorry for the people that don't have any beliefs.

I would rather belief I can make a positive Impact on the World for the better, rather than hinge Existence on a Savior.

I would rather do something to help someone else than tell the next fella what to believe in.

I would rather formulate & execute my own Code of Conduct than one being served up to me by some supposed higher Deity.

I would rather determine what is Right & Wrong through my own Researches than what some published Edict states what is.

I would rather lead a Life based on my own Purposes than a Path I need to follow to go to some desirable Place in the Afterlife.

I would rather be responsible for myself than rely on some Power to pave the Way.

I would rather find my own Facts than be lost in some Guide that lays out the supposed Rules of Life.

I prefer Vision & Sanity over Blindness & Illusion.

God? ... that which is ...
 tweetiebird66
Joined: 9/23/2008
Msg: 61
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Posted: 11/27/2008 11:39:52 PM

I prefer Vision & Sanity over Blindness & Illusion.


One man's sanity is another man's insanity.

One man's facts are another man's myths.

One man's right is another man's wrong.

..So many ants, running in circles...trying blindly through the illusion to find a way home...
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 62
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Posted: 11/27/2008 11:45:02 PM
Thanks Tick,

Glad you agree with everything I said, except:


I prefer Vision & Sanity over Blindness & Illusion.


The hereafter, whether it's there, whether it's even close to your personal approximation, whether it's even there. Have to go with the blindness and illusion. Vision and sanity don't allow for beliefs.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 63
God in a word
Posted: 11/27/2008 11:52:04 PM
Glad you agree with everything I said, except:

I have quoted 1 Line of your Post, but made no Reference to anything else in it.

Vision and sanity don't allow for beliefs.

Not necessary. Won't make any Difference, because once you get there, if you get there, if there is such a Thing as you have come to believe, whatever Reality/Existence is before you, you will have to deal with it at that Point. Enjoy your Life, worry about what comes after then.
 b2inus2
Joined: 10/27/2008
Msg: 64
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Posted: 11/27/2008 11:53:05 PM
The things that each of us believe at the moment ('cause things change, evolve sometimes, we grow...) are sacred.
They are simply, at least for me, a result of experience and the interpretation of that experience. I try to live a conscious life.

Ticket : To call those experiences "imaginations", "fabrications", and so on does nothing but break down communication. --- Tell me that you don't get it, tell me it doesn't make sense to you and I'll understand... But I cannot accept words like '"IT doesn't make sense" or "YOU are fabricating"...etc.
Personally I am not interested in convincing you of anything, because I don't need your aproval to know what works or doesn't Ticket. And unlike some, I don't have a strong need to be right.
I know God lives even if you don't think so. You look for Him with the eyes on your head...and I guarantee you will never find Him. Perhaps it is not about my "imaginations" but about your "blindness".

Even the word TRUST got all twisted. Trust is an action word, not a passive one, and it takes guts to do so. Trust is a muscle, it gets stronger the more you use it.
Ticket, you only trust yourself, you say? Amazing! So you are infallible and omiscient, know everything? Never made a mistake in your life and better yet, never will? I bet you are really humble too!!!

To my understanding this thread was about a word that described God, not a question of whether we believe in God or not. An exploration of different ideas can be stimulating ...don't you think? But only as long as those ideas are not being attacked.
Whenever I hear something new or unusual, rather than attack it I ask questions... Who knows one might learn something.

I know I don't have all the answers, but whatever little I have works extremely well. I would love to share what has worked for me because I see how people suffer, and they don't need to....I repeat: " Pain is inevitable - Suffering is optional" . Many times people can't find an answer and they conclude that there isn't one. They give up and suffer.

It is my belief that when we have pain, instead of avoiding it we'd be better off if we listened to its invitation. YES! Pain, problems, illness, disharmony in all its faces are nothing but invitations...To what you say?
They are invitations to look at the situation from a different perspective. that is all!! To grow outside of our narrow mentality, and to not let fear constantly rule our lives!

pine needle ...Personally I am not too concerned about the afterlife, about heaven or hell, etc. All that stuff will only confuse you I think. A sincere heart who really wants answers will always find them...the key words being sincere and humble.
I am more concerned in creating a heaven right here and now.
Borrowing from Gandhi: Being the change that I seek. <img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/smiles/icon_201.gif border=0>
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 65
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Posted: 11/27/2008 11:58:11 PM
Ticket, you only trust yourself, you say? Amazing! So you are infallible and omiscient, know everything? Never made a mistake in your life and better yet, never will? I bet you are really humble too!!!


Just as an aside:

Thou shalt not run other people down in the forums or in the coliseum of wherever other people shall meet. the 11th commandment.
 Life is Always Good
Joined: 10/8/2008
Msg: 66
God in a word
Posted: 11/28/2008 12:09:36 AM

Enjoy your Life, worry about what comes after then.


Don't have a problem with that. I keep wafffling between take it on the nose when you go down, or figure out what I want in the after time. Don't really want to be a frog or a newt. Thinking, maybe an adhanced version of Saturday Night Fever. Been talking to Travolta and we'll be at the QE in March. Hope you can make it.
 yabbdabbadoo
Joined: 10/9/2007
Msg: 67
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Posted: 11/28/2008 12:15:49 AM
controversial...............................................
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 68
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Posted: 11/28/2008 12:16:03 AM
Ticket, you only trust yourself, you say? Amazing! So you are infallible and omiscient, know everything? Never made a mistake in your life and better yet, never will? I bet you are really humble too!!!

Not sure what trusting myself has anything to do with "infallible" and "omniscient", nor anything to do with any Mistakes in Life. Do you now see what I mean with "Fabrications"?

Secondly, as usual, you have mis-quoted me incinuating I only trust myself when I never said that. I said I trust myself. I could further add to that my Family, Friends, Business Associates, etc., but does not incl. what you assume some God supposedly gave me.

Even the word TRUST got all twisted.

By your own Hand maybe, since you brought it up, and whatever you said about it doesn't make much Sense either, nor does it really have anything to do that is material to my Post.

To call those experiences "imaginations", "fabrications", and so on does nothing but break down communication. --- Tell me that you don't get it, tell me it doesn't make sense to you and I'll understand...

In bold below is yet another Fabrication:

"You look for Him with the eyes on your head...and I guarantee you will never find Him."

... because it doesn't exist, is not perceivable by others, ie. entirely of your own Make-up.

Even the word TRUST got all twisted. Trust is an action word, not a passive one, and it takes guts to do so. Trust is a muscle, it gets stronger the more you use it.

That makes even less Sense than your Previous Take of:

"YOU don't trust. That's ok. But if you don't TRUST, therefore know nothing about it, then the muzzle applies....."

... where I indicated I trust myself. Further, this is again something you have brought up out of the Blue, and had nothing to do with anything I had quoted previously. Doesn't make much Sense either.

And yet further it appears you fabricate the Idea that "I don't Trust", and you indicate that "Trust" is required to "know" Something. This is the Illogical Nonsense from Someone who wants to tell me something exists which cannot be perceived. If anything I would primarily question your Ability of rational Thought, never mind anything in respect to any God.

Perhaps it is not about my "imaginations" but about your "blindness".

I hope the Powers of Hypocrisy guide you well ... since you are one who is trying to make me see that which doesn't exist ...

To my understanding this thread was about a word that described God

The OP cannot limit your Response to a List of a specified Quantity of Words, Discussion has to ensue, as List Threads are deleted. Such Requests can be safely ignored.

It is my belief that when we have pain, instead of avoiding it we'd be better off if we listened to its invitation. YES! Pain, problems, illness, disharmony in all its faces are nothing but invitations...To what you say?

Does this actually make any Sense to you? Again what does this have to do with anything about "What God/Creator" gave us? You are again running off somewhere else here.

They are invitations to look at the situation from a different perspective. that is all!! To grow outside of our narrow mentality, and to not let fear constantly rule our lives!

???????? You completely lost me here. Very little in your Post is sequeteur to anything whatsoever.
 Jace B
Joined: 6/20/2008
Msg: 69
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Posted: 11/28/2008 12:17:41 AM
God in a Word = 'US'

It takes 2 to tango
3's Company
4's a crowd.

All religions have stories of groups over coming great odds. They all teach us to live in harmony of some kind within groups. They all have rules how to deal with others in groups. Yet most of us think, 'I am, I do, I think, I live' You didnt come into world alone, people have always in some form or another have helped you throughout life. It's always been US..but some where we got lost.

Who would you be without those around you?

But with all of US, we can achieve anything. We can change the world, we can feed the poor, we can cure disease, we can find peace.

It takes all of 'US' to do it.
 b2inus2
Joined: 10/27/2008
Msg: 70
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Posted: 11/28/2008 12:47:44 AM


Ticket you really did not understand anything I wrote!?
I know it's late...but did I accidentally write in Spanish or something?? Or maybe I will try that next time...
I'm tired ... I'm gonna say me prayers...lol Good nite!!
 Dancing_4_You
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Posted: 11/28/2008 12:53:52 AM
hope you don't mind my stepping into the "argument", but maybe t2r doesn't like the missionary position you are trying to impose. well, that should make him popular with the ladies, eh? ok, just lightening it up a bit or at least trying.

spirituality is not for one to define for another. if you believe in a G-d, don't get confused with speaking for that which is over you. each person can only relate upwards to a Higher Power. this is a personal choice, belief or disbelief and experience. it cannot be argued intellectually. all each person can do is to share their own journey.

an interesting read is fritjof capra. he attempts to link science and spirit. met him way back at a conference of very interesting people who sought to bang it all together. margaret wheatley is another interesting person who links biology to "more than". saw her slide show at another conference and i still can see it in my mind. showing underlying "order" to all disruption and an integrating force or pattern behind all movement. from petri dish to traffic jam, she had it all on film to see from "above".

as to what happens when we die? personally i don't care. i leave it to HP. some think their soul will remain, but why not disintegrate as if you were to pour a glass of water into the ocean? my friend who "believes" argues the soul is equivalent to the lowest molecule and not the entire drink! me personally, i'd prefer to put my energy into learning and serving, rather than to gloat how i will be "selected" to live forever because i am "chosen". rather an issue of ego, i would think, rather than of spirit.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 72
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Posted: 11/28/2008 1:12:43 AM
Ticket you really did not understand anything I wrote!?

If filling your Post with non-sequeteur, illogical & indecipherable Gobbledygook is a Way for you to bow out of a Discussion, so be it.

each person can only relate upwards to a Higher Power.

I just want to point out, I do not deny the Existence of God, a God, or whatever that Concept may be for each of us, but I don't buy into Stories that were fabricated Thousands of Years ago clearly for the Purpose of social Mind Control.

i leave it to HP.

I fix my own Printers ...
 FunnyAndSweet48
Joined: 8/21/2007
Msg: 73
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Posted: 11/28/2008 1:14:07 AM
If not for my trust & faith in God, I would literally be dead now, as in six feet under & my children would be motherless today.

So it doesn't matter to me if others choose not to believe in God but I personally wouldn't have made it this far in life without trusting that God answers prayer, usually not in the manner you asked, but often in some pretty bizarre & unexpected ways. I have shared my testimonials of all the times that God has turned the impossible into perfect resolutions when I've turned to Him, but will not share it here as my testimonials are not open for debate.

I don't criticize others for choosing not to believe but I honestly don't know how anyone can survive the toughest bumps in life without having faith in God. I can't deny that there have been many moments in my life when I questioned whether God really existed or not. I prayed yet my prayers went answered so I became very angry & hurt that the God I believed in & trusted wasn't there for me. Or so I thought ... until I realized, sometimes much later, that my prayers weren't answered because He had better things in store for me than what I prayed for. All I needed was to ask then be patient and wait for His timing, which is always perfect.

God is my FATHER, someone who is always there because His LIGHT shines inside me. I can choose to accept His presence in me & live each day knowing He is walking beside me. I can choose to speak to Him, listen to His wisdom, follow his guidance & allow His LOVE to radiate from me to all those who cross my path.

Choosing to stifle & deny His presence is a personal choice that each of us has to make for ourselves. Nobody has the right to criticize others for their choice to believe or not to believe. If you truly live with God in your heart, then God's love will emanate from you & not allow you to snub others, be judgmental or critical towards those who disbelieve Him, because God is LOVE & love doesn't do that.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 74
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Posted: 11/28/2008 1:26:08 AM
I honestly don't know how anyone can survive the toughest bumps in life without having faith in God.

Just my Perspective on such Matters ...

I plan for all sorts of Contingencies, I know that Life is quite capable to throw all sorts of Wrenches into the Works and I always make sure I have all my Bases covered. And "Tough Bumps" I resolve by forming a Course of Action, what is required to resolve the Situation and then set out to remedy it. I personally don't find closing my Eyes and communicating with Whatever/Whoever is a causative Path that has any Bearing whatsoever to fix anything.

But that's just my take ... what I find works very well for me.
 ~Hello~
Joined: 7/30/2008
Msg: 75
God in a word
Posted: 11/28/2008 5:32:10 AM
Ticket! may I quote you?? Thanks!

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I just want to point out, I do not deny the Existence of God, a God, or whatever that Concept may be for each of us, but I don't buy into Stories that were fabricated Thousands of Years ago clearly for the Purpose of social Mind Control.


I wish I had your way with words. That says it all for me. Thanks.

For the purposes of levity:
What's the worst thing about being an atheist?
You've no one to talk to when having an orgasm!

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