Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by JTParamedic, Feb 27, 2020.
It was pethidine and I hugely regret that post. I have only respect for my friend @Cino
Unfortunately I was fresh from skirmish with one of the atheist types who seem to like to hang around faith forums to smirk at their mental inferiors silly enough to believe in something greater than themselves: 'Show me the evidence' -- but Cino is not at all like that, so ...
Sorry again @Cino
"show me the evidence"
Sure, I'd be glad to waste my limited time doing the research (which took me all my life) for you, stranger You know, I even rather not have people who have not found this knowledge for themselves know about this stuff, for their own well being. You have to ask for permission to lay something heavy on someone's head...
Really, it's okay. I don't like those types either. More often than not they would act the same insufferable way from a position of faith, if the signs were reversed. All head and no heart.
Thank you for thinking better of me.
Lot of information here, but really where you are at and where you are going is up to you and you alone. You're in control, even though it may not seem that way. You are not losing your mind, on the contrary. Your spirit is manifesting itself and you growing, and you cannot turn back, Love yourself it is a great gift to own.
I can quite understand rejecting religion and dogma and scripture etc, but rejecting a higher power than man in favour of science instead -- I can't understand that ...
But which way is up, to the higher power? Are two people a higher power than one? Three? It would not make any sense to reject groups of people on scientific grounds. Can Mt. 18:20 be understood in this sense?
Not God's problem. Angels don't dance to satisfy idle human curiosity. It's not God's problem.
God doesn't need to conform to what man wants 'him' to be. The assumption is flawed -- like much of the woke logic of entitlement imo.
Okay, fine...but let me poke at that. what does The woke logic of entitlement mean?
It seems to be a modern phenomena picked up at the turn of the 18th century with man's subsequent alienation from nature. In nature men understood higher powers because everything is a higher power than man (the predators, the sea, the wind, the rain, the fruit and everything is interconnected and cyclical, therefore, "Supreme Being" which means god)
One day I woke up entitled
Sorry to hear what you went through mate, I can kinda relate, I've only seen 2 dead bodies but I was under 8 when I saw them, both stab victims(separate incidences). I also would really enjoy debating people with opposing views, was good at it and a dick about it, only difference is I was on the other side.. So please don't take what I am about to say as an insult.
Yes, believing something because you want it to be true is foolish. It will allow you to believe anything, justify anything and the people who are really good at doing it are imo the scariest people in the world. It also makes you easier to manipulate.
Just keep seeking and be patient the answers will come.
As for stressing over death.. The way I deal with things that stress me out is I put them into two categories.
1. I can do something about it.
2. I cannot do something about it.
I the case of 1. it is just a matter of deciding the best course of action. for 2. I accept it is out of my hands and leave it for future me(guy's a jerk anyway) to worry about and make the most of the time in between.
I honestly feel a bit better with what you said. Thanks for your candor. I’m not forcing it, I’m just letting in come to me right now. I honestly feel the best that I have in years right now. I’m opening up to close people about my past trauma and I’m moving forward with my life.
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