Does God love me? Can I trust Him?

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Saint, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    If you want to make a salient point, you need to be more careful in what analogies you use or how you phrase them.
     
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  3. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    There are many people who trust God and live a meaningful life.
     
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  5. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    So what, there are many people that don't believe in God and live the same kind of life.
     
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  7. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    thankyou
    I will have to remember that next time I am discussing spiritual life with elephants
     
  8. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    there are many unbelievers and suffer their lives due to emptiness of their souls.
     
  9. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Wait and see until you discuss spiritual life with blades of grass!
     
  10. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Same could be said of many believers. Truth is, faith isn't the key to happiness, or the intangible thing referred to by believers as "the soul." You can believe in God and be miserable. Mother Theresa was (though I tend to think she deserved some misery, after all the misery she caused) and I'm sure there are plenty of atheists and agnostics who feel like they're missing something in life. Things is, that "something" isn't God. It's love, or it's a better career, or a new partner or something.
     
  11. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    The happiness of believers and unbelievers are different in quality.
    Believers have assurance of eternal life.
     
  12. Neverfly Banned Banned

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    You could word this, "They believe that they have the assurance of an after-life."

    Believing that they have it is not the same as saying they do have the assurance that they do have the after-life.
     
  13. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

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  14. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I don't understand the chart. Can you explain?
     
  15. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    men are made of two parts, physical body and mind (soul/spirit),
    a body without soul is lifeless.

    Science does not deny the existence of other dimension world. Does it?

    To deny spiritual world is inconsistent with scientific thinking.

     
  16. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    That's a hilarious chart. But I think it's a misconception that there is only one right religion. According to the Near Death Experience literature, most people go to heaven regardless of their faith or lack of faith. The NDE data is not going to convince the skeptics that life after death is guaranteed; however, if there is life after death, then it's a definite preview of the afterlife. You get to float around in clouds of bliss, etc.
     
  17. Neverfly Banned Banned

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    Dimension has nothing to do with "Spiritual" concepts. Literally, nothing.

    You state that man is soul and body as fact. But that is false. Man exists only of Body. There is no evidence whatsoever at all of any soul. It's a piece of fiction.

    It absolutely goes with scientific thinking to deny what simply is not there.
     
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  19. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I suppose the question is, how good has life been to you? Better or worse, would you attribute it to your relationship with a god?
     
  20. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    You wouldn't study any religious concepts using the scientific method. Would you? God is not a particle. The soul is not measured with scientific units. Nevertheless, religion is a very significant part of reality.
     
  21. Neverfly Banned Banned

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    This statement is a self fulfilling prophecy. Things that do not exist cannot be measured because they do not exist to be measured. Everything that exists has potential to be measured.
     
  22. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Do you have mind, emotion, feeling, esteem?
    Can you show me these properties?
    Can you analyse them as an object in test tube?
     
  23. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Again this is false,
    how do you measure your emotion?
    Do you have emotion?
    Can you quantify it?
     

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