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Is faith real? Do you believe in the paranormal? If so why is it hard for you to believe that Jesus walked on water and his strongest believer did as well? Does society now have weaker individual faiths than before? Does faith factor into dumb luck? Why is it so hard for many to just believe Gods word but not others works which are founded from the word?
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Why do you not have faith in Zeus? Or Odin? Or Horus? Or Tiamat? Or Susanoo? Or Quetzalcoatl?

Because they don't exist? Because there's never been any proof or evidence of their magical powers working? Well guess what...jesus ain't a special snowflake either.
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>>17253633
All of these can be counted as fallen angels seeking worship, can't they?
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>>17253487
Faith is underrated in today's life.

Faith in religion is belief, and outside of religion faith is just hoping something pulls through. You don't sit there and just have faith, but you use your faith to be constructive.
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>>17253487
OP, you are going to get a lot of trolls shitting in this thread, but I think it's a good question.

I think there is more than one reason. Educated people are less inclined to have faith these days because we know so much more about how the world works from a scientific viewpoint.

Socially, the developed world is in the grip of a profoundly sick money making machine which cares nothing for people's spiritual health. Why would people consider questions of faith when they have TV, porn, fashion, shopping, etc?

Individually, those souls who have managed to keep some sense of who they really are despite society's distractions are, these days educated, intelligent, and likely to have a sense of aspiration or potential which may not be easily sated by traditional religion and its reliance on 'faith". Myself, I was brought up in a christian church-going tradition, but as I reached my teens it started to feel empty. There was no substance, no spiritual experience. I stopped going to church when I was 15 and took a very long journey through exploring other traditions. In these I found spirit, a sense of life and connection to god. Eventually I came to appreciate christianity again, but not as it was taught in church.

I just have no time for faith. My 'beliefs' are based on what I have experienced, and the strongest of those beliefs is actually, that having beliefs can seriously hamper your search for understanding.

The religions which demand belief have been used for centuries as a means of social control. They tell people that their religion is essential and that they cannot have a direct experience of god themselves. Add in blatant profiteering and vast wealth, supporting wars and violence against other religions, women, and minorities, and institutionalised child abuse, and you start to build up a pretty clear picture of why most people aren't interested in faith anymore.
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>>17255535
Fallen angels? You do realize some of the gods I mentioned have been around centuries before Judaism was even a thought, right? Much less Christianity.

To answer all the questions though:
>is faith real
Of course it is. You can have faith in a lot of things/people.
>believe in the paranormal
I'll believe it when I see some proof. Of anything paranormal. At all. Any single shred of proof.
>Jesus
No.
>society
Individually? People of all faiths still truly believe in some shit. And some people make up their own "spirituality". Personally after being raised in a Christian home and never once feeling, seeing, hearing god or whatever. I came to the conclusion that if he does exist, he clearly wants nothing to do with me and that's fine. Don't need him and he don't need me.
>faith & luck
Some people take coincidences as evidence of a divine existence. I'd rather take it at face value.
>Gods word
Which one? Because clearly god can't make up his mind on his ideals. Judaism>Christianity>Islam>Mormon yet they still say each other is wrong. They all worship the exact same god, but have different rules? Different strokes for different blokes huh?
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>>17253487
To put it politely, it's very, very obvious that Christianity in its modern form is politicized mythology. It's a man made institution surrounding a man made fiction and most of those claiming to have "faith" really just have a fairly aggressive "us vs them" mentality involving ideas of group membership, importance of self affirmation, etc. In short, with the evidence provided the most likely and rational conclusion, by a wide, wide margin, is that people invented these ideas to fulfill social needs and people continue to believe in them out of a mixture of general social indoctrination and self identity issues.

The real question is, why is THAT so hard to believe, when there's so much evidence of it? Why is it so hard for so many to believe that their faith/religion was all just a predictable psychological reaction to a human social construct?
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Fallen angels can reference a bunch of beings today mainly being any other lesser divinity.

To answer your question
>is faith real
Yes
>belief in the paranormal
Of course
>Jesus
Definately
>society
Wut
>faith in luck
You have faith when you want anything to pull through, and luck happens when it does
>God's word?
Yup. He is in many books, but it is up to us to being seeking and researching as much as we can in order to find Him.
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