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Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" I don't understand the mind of God, either. At least, most of the time I don't. All that I know is that ... [snip!] ... why would it be given to you. In the end, I feel like God gives you exactly what you want or what you have/haven't asked for."


I do believe in God in the sense that I believe there is some supernatural force out there that kind of... guides us I guess. I feel like a lot of religions make him out to be an angry or spiteful God, and I just can't see that. I don't feel that. I don't believe that anyone is damned for not believing. I mean, I would not damn my own child for disobeying..

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" I do believe in God in the sense that I believe there is some supernatural force out there that kind ... [snip!] ... feel that. I don't believe that anyone is damned for not believing. I mean, I would not damn my own child for disobeying.."


I think you are leaning on your own understanding of how you think it should be. It's your idea of "fair".



I feel that that way of thinking lends itself to looking and searching for the "truth" of things, rather than relying on the Bible. It's all in there.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" I think you are leaning on your own understanding of how you think it should be. It's your idea of "fair". ... [snip!] ... thinking lends itself to looking and searching for the "truth" of things, rather than relying on the Bible. It's all in there."


Oh I'm constantly searching for the truth. Not sure if I'll ever find it.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" Oh I'm constantly searching for the truth. Not sure if I'll ever find it. "


I believe there to be real truth, that is not subjective to interpretation or understanding of...at least spiritually.



Truth isn't something that necessarily brings warm fuzzies. Just because it feels right or true, doesn't make it so.



People are mislead by their hearts all of the time.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" I believe there to be real truth, that is not subjective to interpretation or understanding of...at ... [snip!] ... warm fuzzies. Just because it feels right or true, doesn't make it so. People are mislead by their hearts all of the time."


I don't think we'll know until we're gone. There are so many unanswered questions that I don't think we're physically capable of understanding.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
19th Jan '13

I think of Dante's Inferno when it comes to hell. It just makes sense to me.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22959 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" If you believe in Hell, what do you think it is like and who do you think is sent there? (This is purely conversational, I'm just curious to see variances in how we all picture Hell). "


i dont know what it's like but I REALLY hope there is a Hell and that it is very bad.
There must be justice for evil people in this world (pedophiles, Bernie Madoff, etc).

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" i dont know what it's like but I REALLY hope there is a Hell and that it is very bad. There must be justice for evil people in this world (pedophiles, Bernie Madoff, etc)."</blockquote>




Hahahaha...Bernie Madoff....cracking up at that!

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3819 posts
19th Jan '13

I believe Hell was invented by the minds man and it does exist in the darkest areas of the mind. I don't believe it is a real place. It was invented as a scare tactic by early church leaders to get people to convert to their theology.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" I believe Hell was invented by the minds man and it does exist in the darkest areas of the mind. I don't ... [snip!] ... it is a real place. It was invented as a scare tactic by early church leaders to get people to convert to their theology."


Very interesting.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3819 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" I think you are leaning on your own understanding of how you think it should be. It's your idea of "fair". ... [snip!] ... thinking lends itself to looking and searching for the "truth" of things, rather than relying on the Bible. It's all in there."

The truth is within. The bible is only a guide book. for those who are Christian believers. For those who are not it means nothing. There is nothing that has been written by man that can considered the final and only word. I believe it is the gnostics who get closest to the truth because it comes from divine inspiration from within where words are usless

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3819 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" Oh I'm constantly searching for the truth. Not sure if I'll ever find it. "

There is no need to try to find because it is already there. It is just a matter of being able to tap into it. I believe deep meditation is one way to tap into it.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3819 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" I believe there to be real truth, that is not subjective to interpretation or understanding of...at ... [snip!] ... warm fuzzies. Just because it feels right or true, doesn't make it so. People are mislead by their hearts all of the time."

When you say people are mislead by their hearts to you mean because they don't believe in Jesus?

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" When you say people are mislead by their hearts to you mean because they don't believe in Jesus?"


No. I mean in relationships, life, etc. The heart fools you.

Barfy McVomitron Due July 19; 4 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 29256 posts
20th Jan '13

I don't believe in hell. I believe in God...but not hell. God is light, darkness is evil. darkness isn't something, it's a lack of light. just like cold is just a lack of heat. evil comes from where goodness isn't. it's not is own entity, just a lack of one