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If God really wants us to believe in him...
    #1514028 - 05/02/03 07:14 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

...then why is he hiding?

I imagine someone is thinking that the beauty of nature is proof of God.

It isn't.

Faith is believing what you want to believe for no other reason than the simple fact that you want to.

Faith in God is merely faith in yourself, and your ability to believe strange things, faith in some ancient doccument(s) and a bunch of long dead stiffs, and faith in those who told you what to believe.

Seriously. If God REALLY wants us to believe in him then why play this cosmic game of peekaboo?


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1514031 - 05/02/03 07:17 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I am not relgious at all, but who said that god wants us to believe in him ?
If God exists why should he bother with us lesser creatures ?
Why should he care wheither we believe in him or not ?


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: JeRiKo1]
    #1514038 - 05/02/03 07:30 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Most documents that claim to represent God Claim that belief in God is the most important thing in the universe.


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1514046 - 05/02/03 07:37 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1514055 - 05/02/03 07:47 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

What if, you were not asking the right questions?

What if, you were not looking in the right places?

What if, you weren't even looking for the right things?


There is a HUGE difference from what you may EXPECT as compared to what really IS.

REAL LIFE is often not as "FLASHY" as the movies!


Everyone knows that even nature is not "an open book"... You must do some digging to get some answers... How could you expect anything less from Existance.


I'll postulate a reason for your query...

The Answer is "hiding" in order to defferentiate the real SEEKERS from those who let things pass them by.

I really like this analogy from a VW commercial....

"There are Drivers... and there are Passengers."        :laugh:



... Will the Drivers please take a few steps forward !!!! ?   

   


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1514182 - 05/02/03 09:39 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

...then why is he hiding?




... perhaps you are not looking?  :smile:

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Faith is believing what you want to believe for no other reason than the simple fact that you want to.




For you perhaps.  Faith is a bridge between "" and our duality.


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1514197 - 05/02/03 09:47 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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... perhaps you are not looking? :smile:



^^^^^^^^^^^
yes, you are not looking.  he is everywhere. 


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: HidingInPlainSight]
    #1514721 - 05/02/03 02:03 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

For the disbeliever there is not enough evidence,
For those who believe, none is needed.

And if a believer does need evidence, they can create it (ie. "I felt god in my heart" or "He is everywhere" :smile:).

Kind of a catch-22.


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: JssMthrFcknChrst]
    #1514780 - 05/02/03 02:29 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

it is truly the mystery of all mysteries and looking harder will not necessarily find god for you...this is the beauty of it all.....the first question that you need to answer is what is reality and why am i here? the answers are not written in a book and you are the only One who can answer them. Good luck


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: You_are_God]
    #1514794 - 05/02/03 02:34 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I don't see any mystery to it at all...... its just another false idiology that got very popular and makes people very comfortable


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Strumpling]
    #1514807 - 05/02/03 02:40 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

if that ideology makes you comftorable then it is right for you at this time....when you see that every thought in your head that is biased is an ideology you will truly be progressing. What is your goal?


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1515286 - 05/02/03 05:10 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Maybe because God wants us to worship him because we want to, not because we see a huge face in the sky with a loud voice.


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: World Spirit]
    #1515324 - 05/02/03 05:24 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Ah, I see. So god has a plan for my disbelief, and I will be rewarded for it?


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Sombie]
    #1515329 - 05/02/03 05:27 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

That makes sense, but why would he want us to worship him in the first place?


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    #1515410 - 05/02/03 05:56 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: World Spirit]
    #1515421 - 05/02/03 06:00 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

...Just then Baby_Hitler realized the rediculousness of the situation, and didn't return to S&P for another six months.

The end.


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1515512 - 05/02/03 06:50 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I dunno, but I wouldn't mind having billions of people worship me.


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Sombie]
    #1515589 - 05/02/03 07:34 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

What if you never learned or heard of god growing up or in your life?
Then would your faith just appear cuz he is everywhere, everything, and every cause and you and everyone will know this because he is the awesome power and source for everything? - If you answer this and say Yes to this i will be interested, hoping you will back up your argument...

Hiding? WHY oh WHY would he be hiding? How would you even know hes hiding if you haven't found him yet?! Where did you get all these ideas about a god and reason for why we're here?

Theres a leprachaun hiding in my room right now, and how do i know this? I feel his presence in my life and his amazing powers in everything, ...hmmmm..... maybe if i write a book about this 'leprachaun' who is our reason for existence and the reason for everything, and properly word the book so it can be seen and understood in infinite ways so that it can justify anything and make people believe less in themselves and more in somebody that they haven't met yet and believe they owe him a big THANKYOU for letting them exist, hmm maybe it could be the biggest best seller book in history? BUT A LEPRACHAUN?! We all know thats so untrue.. ...right? DO YOU think this is untrue?

If you just thought that the leprachaun idea was untrue then you don't believe in god

I'd figure if you believe in god then you'd think hes not a person but rather just a part of your mind, dont look up to heaven to see god cuz hes not existing in some distant location, infact he doesn't exist until you want him to, you just flick the switch and he exists.. ... much like an invisible friend

Hey i'd like you all to meet my invisible friend, hes responsible for everything existing and everything happening, his name is Nanner Smoking Abuser Frank (aka god)

... whats the matter..? Cant see him..? HES STANDING RIGHT HERE!!! IF YOU CAN'T SEE HIM YOUR BLIND (and are going to hell lol)

No offense to any of you chrisitans or anybody out there

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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: SWAY]
    #1515652 - 05/02/03 07:59 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

There is far more proof that God exsist then just "I feel him"


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Re: If God really wants us to believe in him... [Re: Sombie]
    #1515673 - 05/02/03 08:11 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I haven't seen it. At least not anything any better than Planet X, or bigfoot.


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