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Sway me to your point of view
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[quote:boilerbengal:MV8yMDA1MjAwXzMzNjkxMjY0XzQyQ0Q3OEY1] [b]non-religious charity's.[/b] Alternative Gifts International Amnesty International Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Doctors Without Borders Freedom from Hunger FINCA International International Aids Vaccine Initiative Kiva – Loans that change lives Mercy Corps Oxfam International Partners In Health (PIH), Health Care for the Poor PATH A catalyst for global health Pathfinder International Changing Lives, Saving Lives Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. Second Harvest Southern Poverty Law Center TechnoServe – Business Solutions to Rural Poverty The Nature Conservancy UNICEF WHO World Health Organization http://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2007/07/17/non-religious-charities/ [b]vs: Christen charity's[/b] A Abernethy (charity) Aid to the Church in Need Allianz-Mission Almshouse Appalachia Service Project Arab Orthodox Society Association of Interchurch Families Awana B Ferdinando Baldelli The Bendrigg Trust Bethany Christian Trust Bethel Union C CAFOD Canadian Food for the Hungry Caritas (charity) Caritas Catholica Belgica Caritas Europa Caritas – Social Action Children of the Nations Children's Hunger Fund Christian African Relief Trust Christian Aid Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities Christian Children's Fund of Canada Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) Christian Mission Service Christians Against Poverty Church Commissioners Church Pastoral Aid Society Compassion International Covenant House Cross International Crowell Trust C cont. CURE International D Decatur Cooperative Ministry Disciples Seminary Foundation E Edinburgh City Mission F Faith and Light Foundation for God's Glory Fransiskushjelpen G Glasgow City Mission Guild of Church Musicians H Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity Ireland Habitat for Humanity – New York City Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Holy Field Hope UK I Indigenous People's Technology and Education Center Institute in Basic Life Principles International Assistance Mission International Child Care USA J Josephite Community Aid Jubilee Centre K Kindernothilfe L LDS Humanitarian Services LDS Philanthropies Lent Event M Malaysian CARE Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre Medair Medical Teams International Mercy Ministries The Message Trust Mikindani Center of HOPE Missionaries of Charity M cont. Missionaries of the Poor User:Morning277/sandbox/MM Mountain T.O.P. N National Churches Trust Nordic Assistance to Vietnam O Origin Scotland Origin South Africa Our Father's House Soup Kitchen P Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission Robert Pierce Prayer for the Nations Prospects (charity) R Renovabis Ring True Foundation Thierry de Roucy S The Salvation Army Samaritan's Purse Sandford St. Martin Trust The Scott Mission Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund Scottish Christian Alliance SERVE Afghanistan Society of St Vincent de Paul, Pakistan Society of St. Andrew T Tearfund TechMission Tesoro Ministry Foundation Tiny Hands International V VisionTrust W World Concern World Vision International World Vision United States Y Youth Off The Streets http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Christian_charities i'm sure a few are missed, this was a quick search. and i only included Christen charity's because the full list was 15 pages long. point is : if you fail to see God's work you'll fail to see the hope that is in this screwed up world. we all go thru tests and trials in life. just cause you believe, pray and try to become closer to heavenly father does not mean life will miraculously be easy. life is just life my friend. Good Luck .... [/quote]
I am 41 years old and was raised as a Christian from birth. In my middle age I have realized I have never truly seen proof of God. Everything I have experienced in my life can be attested to other things besides God himself. Spiritual experiences could have just been emotional experiences due to the desire to be close to God. The Bible itself can be just another book. When I needed God most, he wasn't necessarily there. I invested in a business because I thought God wanted me to only to almost lose everything I've ever worked for. I have never seen a miracle. The Bible is full of contradictions. It also contains ridiculous laws in the OT. The members of my church are awesome, loving people, but they are also human; when my church has disagreements within itself, I wonder how God would allow that.
I can go on. I no longer know what to believe. Should I try to fight to believe what I was raised to believe? Should I explore any of the other hundreds of religions out there, perhaps some that are older than Christianity? Should I embrace further my scientific mind? Should I embrace logic over faith? Should I believe anything at all? Should I forget trying to figure out any meanings in this life and just take care of my family?
Please, tell me your points of view. Let me know what you believe. Give me other things to consider about this life. Maybe I am just older and bitter now. Maybe there are other possibilities I have not considered. Maybe I should embrace my faith even further. Or maybe I should forget faiths and beliefs and just concentrate on what I can see and feel and touch.
Sway me to your point of view.
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