Am I the only one who sees God as really laid back?

United States
November 1, 2010 8:01pm CST
I'm one who believes that everyone has their own perception of God, and nobody's is more right than anybody else's. I've always been one to believe he's not as strict as some people make him out to be. I don't think when I go to heaven I will be "judged", because we spend our whole lives being judged. I don't think my God would be that harsh. I just think it's about being a good person. I know good people who don't pray, but I still think since they have a good conscience and are aware of those around them, God will save them a place in Heaven. Am I the only one who believes God is just a cool guy whose really down to earth and will sit back and have a conversation with you? I talk to God like he's a good friend, not someone who would judge me.
9 responses
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
2 Nov 10
By george, I think you got it! He has a great sense of humor too!
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• United States
2 Nov 10
Thanks! LOL I'm glad someone agrees!
• India
2 Nov 10
I believe a good person is the one who lives according to his given nature. God has given one nature to animal and another to us human. Some human prefer to live not according to their nature but according to their base nature. God is not pleased with such persons. God would judge them according to this yardstick. God has given us free will. We can either chose to live as human or as animal. In other words God lets you live as you want to live. This free will also gives us a choice to chose our punishment. We can choose either heaven on this earth or hell to live in. Likewise we can chose to live in heaven in the after life or chose to live in hell. The choice is ours. Those who suffer they must not blame God for it. It is because of their own doings.
@jujunme (2453)
• United States
2 Nov 10
"Those who suffer they must not blame God for it.It is becuase of their own doings"/ Even though God shouldn't be blamed for those who suffer by their own actions, there are many who suffer terrible tragedies through "no fault" or "doing" of their own. For whatever reason these things happen to innocent people, no one really knows, Many people have had thewir faith terribly shaken, by questioning why bad things have happened in their lives yet, receiving no answers.
• India
3 Nov 10
I agree Jesus too suffered though he committed no sin. It means that sufferings to have a purpose. We must accept that our sufferings is serving God's some purpose.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
2 Nov 10
If people adopt the idea that the only authority needed to define God is what they think, then your concept is fine, but it is just one opinion out of many. I think it would be hard to put your faith in that kind of God. If, however, you discover the God of the Bible who has given us His Word in written format so we can know much about Him, then you really have a place to put your faith. Once you get to know this God, you will know that He is not defined by what your think.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
2 Nov 10
God is defined by what we feel!
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
2 Nov 10
I am glad that the God of the Bible is not defined by what I feel or think, or anything I do. He is far superior to all His creation.
• Australia
2 Nov 10
Hi there, I hope I don't come off sounding too offensive but I am not one who believes in God as such and think that everything in the bible was just some clever mans way to pull off a really good con job but I do believe in good karma and think that in some ways it is basically the same thing. To me karma could be God and therefore if we all tried to be kind and compassionate in this life, then only good will come to us in the next.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
2 Nov 10
lilblondiemjd, i wish more people thought like you did. maybe they do but just don't get the attention.
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
No...me and my friends use to talk about what we think of God, my close friends thinks of him as a rockstar...i think of him as laidback but awesome, with all the understanding and love...
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
For me be god to God and his name is Jehovah but we know that no one seen God and he alive.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 10
Yes, some time this happens in life when we think that God laid back, but it is not actually like this, God is watching us and He listen our every request but only gives us those things which are good for us, if you dont get a certain thing then it is not that God laid back but I think it is because it is not good for us Be happy and be the reason of happiness in others lives....:)
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
2 Nov 10
All God's children will know God's unconditional love. Yes, even all those atheists and nonbelievers. It's a love you will do anything for!! God will show you that it has never been about punishment. It's about education. You will see where you need to be. The only one who will judge you is YOURSELF!!!