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    Nobody knows whether or not there is a "God". People have yet to come back from the dead to report findings either. It's all philosophy.
     
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    Not philosophy.

    Faith.
     
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    Hebrews 11:1

    Okay, Seebee, I understand that but can you elaborate on your point please?

    Meant to say this when I saw your postings in the thread on abortion and rape, but just didn't feel like getting into that discussion at the moment... Welcome to USMB.

    Immie
     
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    Thank you for the "welcome". I normally don't chime in on abortion because it's such a volatile, passionate issue. Anyway...

    What I mean by believing there is a "God".... our religion and our personal beliefs about existence of a God is a philosophy. There is no tangible proof of a God and the religion we identify with or practice is our spiritual philosophy. There are so many different religions and all the different religions couldn't all be correct. Maybe we are all totally wrong. Maybe there's no God. Maybe there is. We just don't know. Religion is a theory-our spiritual philosophy. Sure, we can have faith that there is a God, but we don't know. Maybe we aren't supposed to know. Maybe we (humans) simply need a belief in a higher power to keep from going crazy since life can be pretty rough and we need it for comfort.

    I'm just saying it all boils down to: no one actually KNOWS anything.
     
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    Agreed. It to bad you have to be dead to find out if you were right or wrong.
     
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    The concept that all we have is right here during the time we are alive, breathing, and walking the Earth, and that everything about us ceases to exist after our death can be a depressing, dismal thought. Especially when a loved one dies. To think that's it, no more, can be too sad to deal with.
     
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    I know. Seems like a God who was looking over us during life, would give us better signs for us during our lives to let us know that He does, in fact, exist, instead of letting us figure it all out for ourselves, which hasn't been a tremendous success so far.
     
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    Only if you fear death.
     
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    It depends if you believe in god.
     
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    That's true. But that's rough for people who find it difficult to believe in a concept as huge as God when there's no tangible proof. It's like blind faith.

    If God is a loving God, then why would there be such ugliness, like a child being murdered or long, painful agonizing deaths? Doesn't seem loving at all.
     

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