Icarus said:Sometimes, I think "how could there ever be a god?"
Others, I think "how couldn't there?"
One thing's for sure, no organized religion I've come across does it for me so far. Sometimes, I just feel that there's an utter hopelessness, and that the only way we could have come about was by that of a God... but others, I think that the chimera that is man may have come about unaided... such is life, and the process of living it.
I'll probably never know.
ferengi74656 said:I do believe in God. I am a Christian (probably not the best Christian... but then who is? ). I don't have to explain myself to anyone, I have my reasons for my beliefs, and that's good enough for me.
I respect others' right to believe in what they want, and I do NOT try to force my beliefs down ANYONE'S throat; If you want a religious debate with me you're out of luck. I have friends who are atheist, and had a friend in high school who was Muslim. We got along just fine.
Practically the only time I DO discuss religion, is if a friend or someone close to me is interested in learning more about my beliefs. I don't put on a big show or say things like "IF YOU DON'T COME TO JESUS YOU'LL BURN IN HELL, AAAAAAHHAHAAHHAAAHAH!!!111111111." I hate it when people try to use fear to force someone into a religion, or guilt trip them into it. If you truly believe in your heart of hearts that there is no God, or that Mohammed was a prophet of Allah, or that the universe exploded into existence billions of years ago, then that's absolutely fine with me.
Have I ever been verbally attacked because of my religion? Yes, on more than one occassion, but as I said before, I do NOT debate about the subject. It's not my place to tell someone "you're right" or "you're wrong" just because they don't agree with me.