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Sway me to your point of view
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[quote:Quagmire:MV8yMDA1MjAwXzMzNzgwNjMwXzcxNUU3RDA1] [quote:WHAT DO YOU HARBOR 1351603:MV8yMDA1MjAwXzMzNzYwNDkxXzQwMDJDRjE2] ANTIMATTER FACTORY ON THE SUN. YEP, THEY JUST PLAYING TAPE. JAPANESE AEROSPACE. STEVEN CHU. ALWAYS HELPS TO HAVE AUM SHRINKWRAP CULT RUNNING AEROSPACE AND DOE. ON LOOK ITS WANG CHUNG... WANG NASA.... [/quote] Wtf is up with these jackass posts? Idk what to believe any more. Oh but I should look at the beautiful blue sky. How could something so beautiful not have a creator? I can easily theorize that as species developed, the ones that feared dark turbulent skies and adored the bright blue skies survived over the others and passed that on. Same for scary long teeth we see in paintings of demons and such; species that feared the look of sharp teeth and glowing eyes in the dark didn't get eaten. Now we still have those genes embedded and still have those feelings based on ancient survival instincts. But if I'm right and there is no god or higher power and an afterlife doesn't exist, what is the point in this life? What do I have to look forward to but ceasing to be when I die? It's a very depressing thought that after all these years my parents and good friends and church family members may be wrong and we all just die and cease to be, that we are just neural nets of dendrons and brain matter in a fleshy body with a seriously short life span, simply born to exist briefly then cease to be. What good is that? Sure, I get to help raise a couple of great kids, but what after that? What becomes of them besides the same bleak fate? This whole world is just here for the sake of existence and nothing more. Perhaps I'm wrong. Some of the brightest and most intelligent minds ever born believe in a God or other higher power and that there is more to this life than my current bleak outlook. Perhaps I'll yet be shown I am wrong. It's just that so far I have never seen a miracle or had my own bright light from heaven blind me or had a donkey speak to me or have seen an angel or anything and I can no longer rely on faith alone when that same raw faith has utterly and completely failed me. Perhaps one day. But until then, fuck, I don't have a clue. [/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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