All very interesting. I'm not an atheist, or follower of any man made religon. I do have many atheist friends and most of them are that way because of contradictions in religon. I find it only logical that there would be a supreme being/ consciousness, however, I firmly believe that nobody knows the "truth" as life is completely different to each individuals perception. There has always been one quote from Jesus that has always stood out in my mind. I'm sure someone here can easily reference the scripture, so ill roughly recall the part. Jesus and the disciples were walking through a field and one of them started whining about his hunger. Jesus replies to them in a parable as usual and says: the birds do not worry whether they will be fed or clothed for my father gives them all they need..........exactly, so stop worrying about things we can't fathom and have no control of. It's not our time. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6639985
I was always awarer of that verse in the bible but until I watched a movie where that scene is rein-acted I never thought about it much.
But MAN! Did it have an affect on the way I live daily.
The speech comes from the Beatitudes (more commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount) and on You Tube you can watch the entire movie. It is called the Gospel According to Matthew and is one of the the 4 Gospels re-inacted. I like John the best.
But for your convenience I'm just going to post the 10 minute clip in which Christ mentions that verse. It gives me goose bumps- I guess because it is so accurate and comforting.
It's kind of the Jesus' day equivalent of the song, 'Don't Worry! Be happy!".
Your reference begins at the 0:26 mark. On the lower right hand screen of the movie the numbers that appear are the exact chapter and verse being portrayed at that moment.
New Living Translation (NLT)
25 ďThat is why I tell you not to worry about everyday lifeówhether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isnít life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They donít plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And arenít you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 ďAnd why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They donít work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?"
Great thread, OP.