What Turned You Away from God?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    An understanding that there is no separation between me and all else.
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Right. But why does that require you to conflate your spiritual side with God, rather than Gaia, or the cosmos, or the spirit of humanity? Why, specifically, the supernatural entity known as God?
     
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  5. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    How do you know you're worshipping the right god?
     
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  7. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    And which god fills the hole best? Eeew.
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    That's why he has to wishy-washy "God" down to some indistinguishable woo-monster.
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Odds are wildly against him picking the "right one". Mostly because there is no "right one".
     
  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    If God does not exist, could it be then that it was all the religious zealouts that made people disgusted by the immorality of humanity (because of religion) that turned them away from the concept?



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    Why do you think hypocritical projection talk about God can piss people off?
     
  11. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    He didn't get hit by lightning yet.
     
  12. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Where did I claim God to be supernatural? The idea of something separate from your own experience is your conflation. The highest aspiration is to live life, not escape it.
     
  13. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    There's one God. Possibly he has many names?
     
  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    It's the definition of God.
     
  15. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Your definition or mine?
     
  16. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    The definition that English speaking people use; a supernatural being with power over humans and their environment.

    If you want to define God as "that feeling I get when I look at a sunset" or "my friend Dan" that's up to you, but don't expect people to understand you if you use different definitions of common words.
     
  17. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    you seem to understand quite well. congratulations, you're not confined by a dictionary.
     
  18. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Despite our efforts to burn it down, the world still stands.
     
  19. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    WTF does that even mean?

    :EDIT:

    I'm guessing it was something your pastor said and you clapped to?
     
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  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I saw a church get hit by a tornado. The preacher was saying "Thank God more people weren't killed." I laughed.
     
  21. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    I never recall ever believing in the reality of God, even as a small child, so there was no turning away.
     
  22. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    You folks are NOT following the script!
     
  23. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    I always wondered if there is a God then why Is the world such a crazy place

    I mean why doesn't God help people who are in trouble or are living in conditions of extreme poverty or people who are extremely sick but cannot get medical help?

    Also why are humans so greedy and egotistic if there is a God who cares about us?

    Many people are living in extreme poverty with no food to eat, no protection from the elements, no soft bed to sleep on at night and no place to shower and take care of their hygiene.

    This world is simply crazy and all the evidence I have seem thus far points to a world which is completely atheistic and where our individual lives don't matter much in the great scheme of things.

    In other words, I think we are here to suffer greatly and then die and that's it.
     

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