I think everyone believes in god. Even atheists. Look how upset they get when you remind them that their beliefs are a religious doctrine or dogma.
They think they are :alien:"Scientific":alien: whatever that means, but they can't even define the word "belief" without getting upset.:irked:
If you ask me, god did that to them for a joke. (A funny one, too.):cheers: …
So fundamentalist Christians don't celebrate Christmas?
My mother used to send me to church to get rid of me three times every Sunday and that turned me from a bully into a fundamentalist christian bully.
I see a need for a god to explain the marvels of his creation. But the dogma is absurd. Why would god make Satan or Hell if all he had to do was click his fingers to make things better? Not even that much effort, just think it; and I'd be a nicer person. No need to go to the devil when I die.
Then there is the way the world hangs together. It can't be an accident. It's just too miraculous.
I think everybody believes in god even atheists.
Look how thin the breathable atmosphere is. It's thinner than a greasy fingerprint. Maybe the depth of a polished, clean thumb over a 1/2" round disk.
A lightly touched dab.
And all human life is there. In fact all ALL life is there.
Not on Jupiter, not on Mars, nor on Venus or Mercury, nor the moon.
Just us here on earth.
I think the Devil is a destruction engineer. He's there to test us. We don't have to collapse every time he stretches us do we? Rather than kill us off maybe he's there to make us better than we could be. Like a strict, harsh, horrible teacher.
With only one redeeming feature; it's nice when he goes away.
If everybody that ever joined an army said they were not going to kill anybody, the stupid politicians would have to invent a form of politics that works.
I'd like to live in a world like that.
From what little I understand about the Bible, so would Jesus. So why didn't he magic himself off the cross?
He even knew what was about to happen. I'd have got the hell out of Jerusalem if I'd been him that night.
So what kept him?