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#347188 - 12/05/10 05:48 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: Nas]
Ever-fixed Mark Offline

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 732
Loc: United States
The more I see of those who follow gods, the less I believe in any gods at all.

I think that the belief in gods is most likely an adaptation with evolutionary advantages like this, or this, or this. Alternately, it's an attempt by the collective human psyche to create a comforting fictional afterlife to buffer the realization of our certain mortality.



Everybody here's got a story to tell
Everybody's been through their own hell
There's nothing too special about getting hurt
Getting over it, that takes the work

- "Duck and Cover" by Glen Phillips

#347189 - 12/05/10 06:08 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: Nas]
prisonerID Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 1247
Loc: Oklahoma

Thank you for sharing this very personal struggle. Don't be too tough on yourself. Reach out to others here for support.


Broad statements often miss their true mark.

#348063 - 12/14/10 07:57 AM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: Alchemist]
hurtn4yrs Offline

Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 10
Loc: USA, NY
I have a condition called sleep apnea, it is severe, at my most recent sleep study, I stopped breathing 62 times in about 5 hours. while dreaming, I see and speak to friends, family, and strangers,who have passed on, for brief moments, the last time this happened, I saw an angel, watching me going back into my body, he smiled at me, and I knodded at him as I passed him. I have seen one friend many times, the last time, he was with some friends, whom I have never met or known, he was leading them into a small house, which I assume, is where he now lives, he picked up his cat, and they were heading into the house, when his friend saw me materializing, and he said," Bob, their's an outside entity out here" to which Bob replied " well leave the outside entity outside, and come in the house" I believe in God, I have NO DOUBTS ABOUT IT! This is only one of many such [visits to the afterlife] dreams.


#348675 - 12/21/10 12:38 AM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: prisonerID]
Nas Offline

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 18
Loc: NJ
Thanks Daryl, it is really hard for me to reach out but I am learning to trust more

#419576 - 12/19/12 05:33 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
BuffaloCO Offline

Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 489
Loc: USA
I believe...
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

#419591 - 12/19/12 08:44 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3889
Loc: somewhere in Africa
guilty as charged!

"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"

#419592 - 12/19/12 09:35 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
genedebs Offline

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 303
Loc: MO
I believe in God. My father died and then he lived for another 17 years. I felt God's pesence pass through me before he woke up from his brain death. I have trouble with God's Mercy just like Johah, but at least I don't runaway any more.

#420277 - 12/28/12 12:37 AM . [Re: traillius]
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Registered: 08/25/11
Posts: 886
Loc: Bouvet Island

Edited by Life's A Dream (01/12/13 09:19 PM)

#420303 - 12/28/12 12:49 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
ALovingMum Offline

Registered: 02/24/12
Posts: 47
Loc: England
I believe in God. He has heard my cries and seen my every tear in the dead of the night when no one else is about. He has kept the strong and powerful from sending my children to live with their abuser. He gave us a peaceful Christmas this year when my son asked him - the first in 6 years from my sons, and the first in 10 years for me! I am still here today because God cares. He is real and He answers prayers.
Daily I worry for the safety of my young sons - but worry achieves nothing! So I pray for their safety!

#420315 - 12/28/12 02:46 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
JoziSA Offline

Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 144
Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa

I'm still reading your research....very interesting. Will comments after I have read it all.
Rees (JoziSA)
My Story and Blog

South African MALE SURVIVORS of Sexual Abuse
If your mind can perceive it and your heart can believe it, YOU can achieve it.

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