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Old 6th May 2000, 04:47
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There are so many different religions, people pray to all sorts of things.
I am just curious, because I can't believe any of them.
I need some sort of proof. I can not go on blind faith.

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Old 6th May 2000, 07:12
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A happy atheist (as if you didn't know).

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Old 6th May 2000, 13:32
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I don't believe in a God as per religious standards. My upbringing in the early years was Roman Catholic and studied for a few years under Jesuits. However I only use those doctrines as guidelines.

I do however put my trust into a Higher Power. He has certainly guided me well the last ten years of my life and without him I would probably not been around to reply to this question. Or been able to find any fulfillment in my life.

To use the statement "God I'm Happy!" I am one of the few that can actually honestly say that. But it didn't happen on its own I still had to put in a lot of hard work to get there.


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Old 6th May 2000, 18:37
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LOL, Neil but one never knows........

Goose, your higher power, do you mean God? and if so why he?
What made you believe??????

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Old 6th May 2000, 21:12
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MY God is everywhere and I find that his Helpers/angels as known to me as spirits and I do beleive that they are about us at all times and watch over us.
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Old 7th May 2000, 00:25
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Hi Pudding!
Good question 'why he?' !
Some 20 years ago there was this sticker to be seen:
when god created man she was only joking.
OK, and now serious.
I was raised a Roman Catholic, but am in fact a humanist ever since my 15th. Humanists belief in the responsibility of man itself, whether there is a god or not.
Mankind always wanted a god to provide answers, to feel protected, to feel part of a certain destiny. It must give a sense of security.
I don't know if there is a god, and how I should imagine that if there is. In these matters I'm a bit down to earth. Whatever there might be, it really comes to the daily practice first. Respecting life, nature, your fellow-man.
Oh boy, doesn't that sound religious!


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Old 7th May 2000, 01:00
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MacBright,
That's one of the interesting commonalities most major religions profess; respect of life and mankind. (Although most modern religions grew further away from the "respect for nature" concept).

I personally believe in a "higher spirit" which I never really considered to be male or female. I also don't beleive an a "Hell", another concept invented by mankind. (What kind of "loving parental figure" would condemn an innocent baby to Purgatory for not being baptized before death?)

I can respect people for their beliefs whether they are agnostic or Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, etc. I think ultimately, the positive experiences that people can share with others on this planet is the best we may offer oursleves and that "higher power" that may exist.

(Then again I just came in from watching the Kentucky Derby and finishing a wonderful leisurely Champagne Brunch....so who knows if anything I just posted made any sense whatsoever....)
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