>>26167515 Yeah, but I'm not close-minded about stuff like evolution and gay marriage and stuff. Whenever I look at how the functions of processes of nature work, such as the food chain and how creatures can adapt, I see a strange that reflects the design of a greater being. I believe in the Christian God specifically because of "brain-washing" and the powerful feelings that come with doing some of the worship.
>>26167725 The King James is an adequate translation. Nothing great, but not bad. Either way I'm not a Protestant and don't use it. Also Christianity is older than the bible which flat out says not everything is in the bible.
>>26167515 Do I believe in god? Well I know for a fact that there isn't a god that answers prayers or interacts with humans on a consistent basis.
If your definition of god is simply some entity that created the universe/earth, then maybe. I can kind of imagine a creator designing the DNA-RNA system for life but there's also proof that it could have occurred spontaneously. Nevertheless, saying a god created all of this doesn't mean anything if the god doesn't interact/care about us.
When you ask this question, some people are going to interpret it as "how religious are you" and my answer to that is 0%. I don't go to church or pray, or expect that a deity would value me enough to give me some sort of afterlife. I wish it were true though.
>>26167703 Matthew 22:36-40 basically says, to paraphrase since any sources I can find have Non-ASCII:The most important commandments are that yiu should love God and you should love your neighbor. All other laws are based off of these commandments
Loving someone of the same gender doesn't damper your relationship with God because you are using your abilities to give love. It shouldn't negatively affect your relationship with your neighbor for the same reason. If someone is offended by you being nice and loving someone, that's their problem and not the gay person's
A meme invented for fucking retards that cause all their own problems but want to blame it on mystical forces. If bad things consistently happen to you more than they do to other people it is your fault.
>>26167987 Oh, of course I didn't meet any omniscient cosmic force "God", if that's what you mean, but I was approached by a spirit who enacts it's will, I guess if that makes more sense. They called themselves gods because they said they "achieved life's great work".
yeah, but i think there's a good chance it doesn't care for/acknowledge/etc. us. we may have been created with divine intent (intent being the key word), but I feel we could as likely have been created in a manner similar to how plants grow from seeds shit by (herb/omni)vores
I consider the existence of a creator unlikely but I won't rule it out as a possibility. For all we know, our universe is actually just a single cell from a, compared to ourselves, an infinitely gigantic creature.
>>26168099 A "god" that can be defined by "the rules of nature" is no different than simply the actual rules of nature existing, you're just calling it "god".
When people say "god", they mean an entity that may have created the world as we know. Anything other than that, why even call it a god? And why would I believe something that no evidence points to? As long as humans know, nature always has a natural explanation, we never needed supernatural anything to explain something. We can't even prove the "supernatural" exists.
>>26168448 I means that you should be happy you aren't as as pathetic as people like >>26168530, who can't even have a normal discussion about a topic like this due to their lack of cognitive dissonance, and instead just parrot around shitposts whenever they notice a specific subject being mentioned.
>>26168696 I didn't appeal to authority I didn't say "these smart men are Christians therefore Christianity is true" I'm saying that these smart men are Christians and therefore not only unintelligent people believe in religion.
>>26168807 >m-muh science! Science has yet to prove the truth behind statements like "I saw a spirit appear before me", much like science has yet to prove the truth behind the existence of a God/Creator. It is therefore expected of you to stay openminded towards anything related to the subject.
If you refuse to, you're the only fucktard here, sorry friend.
No, but sometimes I'll like to. Like, it would be awesome that when something incredible happens you could say "woa, from all the people all around the world you were watching me? And you handed me your hand in this? Thanks, cool-god-bro." and like, have a God bro to talk to when you need strength and shit.
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