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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2010, 09:30:33 am »
Awesome topic Queen..

I would have to say I am open either way if not it would not affect me one ounce if so same thing..I live life by my own code and heart..I open my mind and heart to all stances on the subject..

But in the end it is what I want..What feels right to me..I like to question it..Analyze it..But follow is just not me..Fear,cult like or unanswered does not fit in my life...

Fairytales are nice to have hope and belief in but...substance and thought provoking is more fulfilling..I don't really enjoy religion sorry but over my 35 years on this earth I have saw how ugly it can be because of humans..I stand un-labeled learning all about all..

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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2010, 01:02:31 pm »
1) How would you feel? (depressed, neutral, relieved, etc.)

You know, I don't think it would change all that much for me.  I don't believe the bible is an accurate history of what has happened.  To me, the bible is a book written by flawed men in order to teach morality, kind of like Aesop's fables.  This belief is what keeps me grounded when I start to wonder if there really was a flood or something else to the like.

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2) How do you think it might change your life?

It wouldn't, really.  Honestly.  My morality wouldn't change; my goal of heaven on earth wouldn't change.  This life is the only one we know we have.  If there is something else to come, that's effin awesome.  If there isn't, I'm not setting myself up for disappointment.  I'm living this life to the fullest.  And if the only thing I'm doing wrong is loving g-d, then I guess I didn't really make that monumental of a mistake.  ;)



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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #77 on: August 30, 2010, 09:54:51 am »
I would feel relieved that I didn't have to worry about the final destination of my non-believing friends...I would hug them and say "whew, did you luck out"!

LOL...you know people like to throw around Pascal's Wager a lot, not realizing it only accounts for Christianity as being the right one.  If the Muslims end up being correct, a Christian and an atheist are in the same boat!!   ;D
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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #78 on: August 30, 2010, 10:47:42 am »
I would feel relieved that I didn't have to worry about the final destination of my non-believing friends...I would hug them and say "whew, did you luck out"!

LOL...you know people like to throw around Pascal's Wager a lot, not realizing it only accounts for Christianity as being the right one.  If the Muslims end up being correct, a Christian and an atheist are in the same boat!!   ;D
  If that happens, there's no other group (atheists) I would want in my boat.  (If that christian/atheist boat is going DOWN...I'm not going to be listening to christians judging who's making it sink the quickest.) :thumbsup:

Very funny from both of you, needed a laugh, thanks! :D ;) Love the "who's making it sink the quickest!"
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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #79 on: August 30, 2010, 02:28:28 pm »
I would feel relieved that I didn't have to worry about the final destination of my non-believing friends...I would hug them and say "whew, did you luck out"!

LOL...you know people like to throw around Pascal's Wager a lot, not realizing it only accounts for Christianity as being the right one.  If the Muslims end up being correct, a Christian and an atheist are in the same boat!!   ;D
  If that happens, there's no other group (atheists) I would want in my boat.  (If that christian/atheist boat is going DOWN...I'm not going to be listening to christians judging who's making it sink the quickest.) :thumbsup:
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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #80 on: August 30, 2010, 03:32:52 pm »
jcribb,
I took both of those replies as lighthearted silliness. After all, Sheryl does believe in god, so why is that judgemental?
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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2010, 04:46:28 pm »
same here, sheryl. after amy's last thread, that has now been locked, there was a lot of frustration built up and carried over.  I apologize.  :thumbsup: :heart:

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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #82 on: August 30, 2010, 07:09:01 pm »
God is in possession of a cloaking device.
God is a Klingon.

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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2010, 08:43:31 pm »
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God is in possession of a cloaking device.
God is a Klingon.

GOD HAS DEFECTIVE PLASMA COILS! HE IS NOT PERFECT!

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Re: Serious questions for believers
« Reply #84 on: August 31, 2010, 12:52:58 pm »
 :cat:  Thank you, Sheryl, for all that.  You are absolutely right.  I have Christian friends so totally involved in the Lord, and then some that are only partially involved.  I have many friends that are not Christians, and we happen to be good friends.  I'll have to keep the duct tape in mind, for possible future use!!! lol!!

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