Thread: your religion feel good?
07-22-2005, 02:05 AM #1
your religion feel good?
Does your religion seem like it does nothing but help mankind? Does your religion seem like it makes sense? Is your religion easy to understand? Does your religion have a lot of followerers? Does your religion have a long history? Does your religion only have good outcomes and no downside? Does your religion have a minimum punishment for those who sin?
The fact of the matter is there is only one creator. I think we'll all pretty much agree to that. And its what that Creator says that goes, whether you agree with everything or not or whether or not you fully understand. There may be religions out there that you think "wow, this is a nice religion, everyone eventually gets to go to heaven. If i do sins now, ill only be punished a little, and so its worth it to enjoy this. Wow, you mean if I believe in your religion, when I die, Ill get THAT??? Sign me up!" well, thats all good only if <insert religion here> is "THE religion." Because if its not, then you get whatever punishment the true God sets forth because you choose something based on what you wanted.
So the point of this post is caution. Dont believe in a religion only because its the way you want it to be. Dont believe in a religion because of the rewards it says you'll get. Dont believe in a religion because it allows you to do something that you want to do. Dont believe in a religion because your family or friends say they believe.
Believe in a religion after youve looked at the history and proofs and guidance. Where does this religion get its guidance from God? Does this religion show any indications of a "higher authority" involvement? What kind of proofs are there? Look at where the religion's "book" comes from. Is there anything in the "book" that can be traced to something we see outside of the "book"? Look at manuscript evidence. Look at historical evidence. Look at prophetic evidence. And even look at scientific evidence.
Bottom line, this, in my opinion, is the most important choice in your life. The evidence is out there. Choosing a religion isnt something you do over a weekend. Critique everything, and I pray you make the right decision based on what you discover, whether or not you like every aspect.
07-24-2005, 12:19 PM #2
i completely agree...this is the biggest decision in your life....and i beg you to not choose any religion! Trust me, the facts are out there
07-24-2005, 12:46 PM #3Originally Posted by max2extreme
P.S.: We need to get the karma system working so I can give you karma.
07-24-2005, 12:50 PM #4
I always categorized religions not by their prophets or rituals, but by their means of obtaining salvation.
If religion is only used as a means of de****g with everyday life and discomfort, than it is truly the "opiate of the masses" as Marx said.
07-24-2005, 12:52 PM #5
religion is the opiate of the masses!
I think I am old and matured enough to guide my own life!
07-24-2005, 01:08 PM #6
Before you choose a religion, make sure you check several perspectives.
One source for interesting thoughts regarding religion in general is:
One thoughtful late 19th century commentator on the Christian religion was Col. Robert Ingersoll -- http://www.infidels.org/library/hist...ll/index.shtml
If there's any group of people who should know why Jesus is not the Messiah, it would be Jews. Here is what they have to say:
Should Christianity make the most sense to you, you will want to read this interesting article regarding the choice you will have to make -- either the one Catholic Church, or one of about 30,000 Protestant denominations.
Ya, it seems that there are 30,001 ways to beleive in Jesus, and you get to wade through them all to figure out which one is the right one. They all agree on at least one thing: All the other groups are wrong.
07-24-2005, 01:13 PM #7
Vandoolism is the best!
07-24-2005, 01:36 PM #8
Be your own light, your own refuge. Believe only that which you test for yourself. Do not accept authority merely because it comes from a great man, or is written in a sacred book, for truth is different for each man and woman
07-24-2005, 03:40 PM #9
My personal faith is that if there is a god he wouldnt sentance a good human beeing to eternal punishment just not not beliving. Thats why I reject all organised religions. The actions of the gods described in those holy books to me doesnt feel and seem like the actions of someone all powerfull, all just and all loving.
Il go on with my personal faith until the day I die I recon unless something dramatic enough happens to change my oppinion.
I have to say that it feels pretty good aswell. Knowing that I am a good man and that I will have a good after life(if such a thing exist).
Thats my personal belife atleast.
07-24-2005, 03:42 PM #10
this thread could have been a john lennon song.
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