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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:55 pm
by Green
Sorry for all the bad grammar punctuation and structure.

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:31 am
by Bandersnatch
Hey, the bad spelling let me know this was the place for me. :lol: Maybe it was there for a reason.

I think everyone goes through a hard time in life. Its just the way things are. I too have been in some pretty bleak places but I have always come away with something learned. Of course that doesn't make it feel any better.

Hang in there and see where life takes you. My faith has faded in and out but never left me completely and when life got so bad I really thought suicide was the answer my guardian gave me a wake up call and brought me back to my senses.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:06 pm
by Green
Thanks for your support and kind words. It's nice to know that there are people out there who have been through similar experiences.

Re: The God Who Wasn't There

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:11 pm
by Mahala
I'll come out of the woodwork and relate something that hardly ANY of you would know about... and it's something I'm not proud of at all. I used to be a strong LDS believer. After my baptism, all the glamor left it though. (It felt like my soul had been cut up and some had been lost.) LDS left a nasty taste in my mouth.

I also wonder if movies proving there was no Buddha, or that trees don't have souls, or there is no reincarnation will ever be made, I am always frustrated by the either totally ppro Christian agenda or the totally anti Christian agenda. Why can't we question useful stuff. Ugh, dichotomies tick me off *Grumbles about Hollywood*
The thing is people shouldn't try to prove or disprove other religions, but it's Hollywood. It's $$$ to them, they don't give a flying damn who gets hurt; If it's taboo, all the better.

I think a very important aspect to my own faith is that the gods don't make sure good things happen to us. Sometimes, they make sure bad things happen to us. If I have a bad time of it, I take reassurence from my deities, but I don't expect them to save me.
That's what my beliefs sum up to now. I learned very quickly, just as you can't always expect your parents to bail you out from bad grades and bullies, you can't expect a Greater Being to save your soul. They shouldn't be judging us either, we can only do so much as humans.

Re: The God Who Wasn't There

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:41 am
by Ragnar
Mahala wrote: The thing is people shouldn't try to prove or disprove other religions,
Tend to dissagree. Religion is no different in many aspects to politics. Peaople are willing to kill and be killed for it.

Now if they are killing hundreds of thousands and or supressing MILLIONS on the back of something that is patently a misguided fantasy, then it is the medias JOB to PROVE that falacy.

No one had any qualms about Holywood producing anti Hitler propoganda. I see no difference with that and what the christians and muslims get up to.

Where it does go wrong with the Hollywood (read ANY media outlet) of today, is any fool with the money can get them to "campaign" against ANYTHING. Whether the end result is desirable or not.

I am quite sure if you were a Stephen Spielberg like character, with the money of a U.S T.V evangalist, you could get Hollywood to rtun the entire political capmpaign for the restoration of the "good name" of Hitler, Stalin, and throw Pohl Pott in as an extra.

Re: The God Who Wasn't There

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:44 am
by Green

I confess I was LDS as well. I've put that all behind me and hope that everyone can not hold it against me as well.

I'm all about freedom of speech etc. and think that the freedom is golden.
I really get turned off by mud slinging, or preaching hate.
I think people should let others believe as they wish as long is those beliefs don't impair anothers freedom.
it all comes down to differing morals.
For example I personally believe that murder is heinous and wrong on many levels.
Obviously some of the more dangerous elements of society don't believe the same way and because their beliefs and actions upon those beliefs impair others freedoms we remove them from society.
I am a very morally driven individual with a strict set of ethics. I have the freedom to believe as I will and I try to stand up for others rights to do the same. the fuzzy area in my mind is motorcycle helmet laws and illegal drugs etc. One argument is "if I'm only hurting myself what's the problem." the other argument. "with insurance and welfare etc. their lack of a helmet or drug induced brain fry costs the rest of us a large portion of our life earning the money to pay for their medical bills."