Do you really believe? Or do you just "believe" for peace of mind?

@nikkiwith (1074)
Australia
August 5, 2007 10:48pm CST
I believe in a "higher being", a spirit, a GOD or a Lord, call it what you will, i just "believe"....... But then there's this other part of me that looks to "Science". The Universe is "never ending" and there are other planets beside our "Earth". There were Dinosaurs before people and who knows what was before them and so on and so on...... If there is a "GOD" then what created it/him/her? And what was before it/him/her existed? And if we go "somewhere" after our life ends, where do we go? And how long do we exist for? I am so scared that there is nothing after life......
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• Philippines
7 Aug 07
faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations.... i'm sorry i did not know who wrote that, i read it from somewhere,, and that best describe how i feel about GOD...
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@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
7 Aug 07
But there is no solid "proof" that GOD exists. There is only our beliefs.
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• Philippines
14 Aug 07
I have come accross a sight that well supposedly have proof that you always harp about. Its an interesting read. You would want to try reading it. Here is the link. http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/ Just browse thru the site and read what you can absorb. Happy reading.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
I believe there is something but I don't think we are open minded enough to comprehend and I think very few people have learnt how to have an open mind enough to see what there is, maybe we are not really meant to know until how time comes, but I don't necessarily believe in a holy book as there seems to be so many of them only one can be the truth so I think it is best to live a good life, listen to our inner voice as I think that is something else we don't understand and then wait til our time comes.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
"When our time come" Well fingers crossed that there is an after life.
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• Philippines
6 Aug 07
I believe because I felt it in my heart for a yearning towards my Creator. I just can't subscribe to the idea that all the things that I see and the universe out there in space is just one cosmic coincidence. Big bang? i don't think so. All of this stuff are just theories and "a bunch of maybe". We could not be just an accident of the universe. The earth and all its inhabitants have a variety of genetic make-up that is so complex and yet lived on only one planet that could sustain us all. The universe is a well thought of masterpiece that is surely not an accident of cosmic proportion.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
I guess it all comes down to "believing", but believing doesn't make it "true". We are smaller than a microscopic dot when compared to the Universe. We don't know how many other "Earths" are out there. That's just it; WE DON'T KNOW AND WE NEVER WILL. All we can do is "BELIEVE".
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• Canada
6 Aug 07
I absolutely believe in A Source or Higher Being. Everywhere we look there are creations within a Divinely ordered universe...creations ususally have a Creator. My spiritual views are energy-based and I do not subscribe to any particular Religious doctrine. I have throughout my whole life quested for common threads of truth that apply to all people...regardless of their race, creed, gender or religious affiliations. I cannot subscribe to any teaching that promotes a belief that the very Being who created us and gave us free choice will condemn anyone to a life of hell because they exercise their right of will. Within my Source-centered faith I believe in the power of love and view life as the ultimate gift of love from the One who provides it. I think we are here as sparks from Source and are spiritual beings going through human experiences. As energy beings we have eternal life because energy can never be destroyed. Within my understanding of our purpose we were given the right to choose so we can experience ourselves and each other. We learn through our errors in judgment..but each lesson is never a failure if we learn from it. The Creator I know and love does not judge us...because of an unconditional capacity to love and understand...and as we become more enlightened we become more able to know God and express those attributes in our daily life. Whether people believe this life and the afterlife is the only one...or whether they believe in soul path development through the various lifetimes during reincarnation. We are inarguably energy beings. I truly believe we all live on beyond our brief physical life on this plane. I have questioned the way you have at different points in my life. As I questioned I have been given answers that confirm my beliefs. But you know what nikkiwith...even if none of what I believe is true...when I leave and there isn't anything more I won't know anyway. For now I am fullfilled and happy to continue exploring the cause and effect of my choices and following a spiritual path that continues to confirm that as energy-based beings we are so much more expansive than most religions teach.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
7 Aug 07
I love that thought; "even if none of what i believe is true....when i leave and there isn't anything more i won't know anyway."
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• Canada
13 Aug 07
Hello again.. Just checked my best responses and wanted to pop back and thank you giving me your vote. It is good to know the idea of 'not knowing if there isn't anything afterward' provides a little comfort for you...it has assisted me in my own spiritual quest. You were right in saying that none of us "knows' for sure, that what we choose to believe is true or not. Having said that I think that when we allow ourselves to become really still and stop the endless, intellectual mind chatter that there is a "Voice Within" that will guide us to a higher purpose...in this life and beyond. To me I choose to believe this because it makes the quality of my life sweeter, faith filled and optimistic every day of life. If I didn't believe there was a purpose for being here and that I was connected to something larger than myself I know that I'd be so overwhelmed at times that I'd probably want to end it. I read somewhere that "Athesists have no INVISIBLE means of support." As a believer with a strong metaphyiscal framework in my world view the 'invisible means of support' that I open myself continues to be the wind beneath my wings and will be there until I draw my last breath. After that it will be what it will be. Hopefully some of the responses you received will allow you to explore a 'truth' that will guide you to 'a peace that passeth all understanding.' Wishing you light filled blessings on your journey of discovery. It was a great topic...and a good discussion forum. Thanks for posting it.
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
6 Aug 07
I really believe in God & I trust him with my mind, body and spirit.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
7 Aug 07
To call the one and mighty "GOD" a "him" is very narrow minded.
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