My views are normally kept to myself as i don't want to offend anyone, but i believe god, and any religion for that matter, i a complete mockery of an industry, yet highly powerful and extremely profitable.
First of all, every religion states that if you do not follow it then you will go to hell. I'll see every single one of you there then shall I?
So, we're off to a bad start. I feel it is important to remind everybody that there is not 1 single piece of hard evidence that religion is real. How can there be? It's supernatural. Nobody's parting the ocean, building arks, turning wine into water etc... All fictional stories created over the years. You name it, it did not/could not have happened. In fact, many a story about witches were the creation of somebody eating wild mushrooms and believing the person in front of them was evil due to their psychedelic trip.
God did not create the earth, let alone in 7 days. Come on, the majority of us have the Discovery channel these days.
Stigmatism - simple chemical reaction when clasping hands together, as the 2 diff chemicals, one on each hand, are mixed. Also it is always covered up the rest of the time from wearing gloves. See St Frances of Asissi(sp), the crazy nut job that he was.
The Virgin Mary - Not very likely, is it?
Now we have the fact of all the terrible things that happen in the world, namely natural disasters. If there is a god, he's a bit shit at it.
I offer to sell my soul to the devil every day for the want of an awesome millionaire rock-star lifestyle, yet i'm still here working like a slave in the middle of the desert surrounded by muslims who think i'm satanic for not actually believing in a religion. Sometimes they're so shocked at the news there is people out there who do not believe in allah that they are completely stuck for words. Most of them, completely brainwashed. Who has the right to tell them they can't drink alcohol, have sex before marriage, get tattoos etc etc?? Seriously, who has the right?
My mother is a devout Christian, she's happy and she has faith, she is a lovely caring woman who dedicates all her time to helping others. I'm happy for her and glad she has this in her life, but deep down, even she knows it's all a lie. It just gives her a social curriculum and allows here to meet and mingle with other very nice people.
This may spark many different reactions, but hey, you asked.
I personally don't have time to be religious and i'm having way too much fun to be tied down to rules and religious beliefs.
So who believe's in the toothfairy then?
I am a Christian, and believe in God with all my heart. I believe that as a Christian we should share our beliefs only when asked and not push them on anyone as the bible speaks of respect and I find it disrespectful to push any belief on another.
A reason to set standards high, that's it
I believe that God exists. And those who says he doesn't, I feel sad for them =( I believe we should worship the one and only. And our destiny lies in his hands.. If we want our destiny to be fine, we should worship and pray to him =)
Ok. Here are the facts. The bible is the best selling book of all times. Or at least it was, I think it still is. The bible gives us real life examples of how to succeed in this life and how to find meaning and salvation through Christ Jesus. The bible has proven itself as true since the beginning of time through prophecy, and is still coming true to this day. Look at the current world you are in. Brother is against brother, wars are rampant all over the world, the word is being preached worldwide, we are on the verge of a one world currency system or economic system if you will, people claiming to be Christ has appeared over the last several years, (Remember David Koresh from Waco, TX), the jews are returning to Israel and peace talks are under way in the east. All these and many many more prophecies are coming true in our time. I would suggest reading the book of revelation, and I don't really remember but I believe Daniel and Ezekial are also prophetic books. Also read the book of John, after Luke, pay close attention to John 3:16 and read the book of Romans, (Romans tells us the way to forgiveness and Salvation in Christ). Ask Jesus to open your eyes and your heart to the truth and invite Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Savior TODAY, for today is the day of SALVATION. Remember we are not promised tomorrow, and notice the world around you, the signs are there and time is short. I ask Christ right now to save your beloved soul and to give you blessed assurance and peace, In Christ name I pray, A-men
God sets the time in our life. Everything happens in his own wonderful time.
You mentioned that you are studying the bible. It is good. I don't know about you, but in my case, it took a while for what I am reading to sink in my brain and in my life until I learned that we can pray by BEING IN the inspiring stories of the bible. If you need explanation on how to do this, shout at me and I will explain.
Meantime, how do you prove there is God. You must have heard of the miraculous water of Lourdes. There were many sick people going to that place who were getting cured. But the police had a different view. Anyway....it was decided that if it is really from God, the king would order an inquest. What happened was the king's son was sick and his nanny went to get water. However, on that day, people were arrested and the nanny was one of those arrested. The water cured the sick son of the king and an inquest was ordered by the King.
You can also ask God whatever question you have. You will get the answer. Take time to talk to God and be prepared to hear His answer.
I love God very much, after all, He loves me and He will never not love me!