What do you believe in?
January 30, 2007 8:22pm CST
I would like to see how many different beliefs we can gather from this forum. Before the age of 13, I was a devout Christian--Nazarene to be exact--and was part of the regional champion team at Bible Quizzing. Whoo-hoo! Directly after, and somewhat within, I realized that I was so good at it because I loved the attention, not God. I felt so ashamed that I dropped Him out of my life, and he hasn't been in since. I have no hopes for a place after life, because the world has made me cold and critical. I want to KNOW everything about this world, especially the truths. That is not a desirable quality, it makes me empty, because who can truly KNOW everything before death? No one. No one. Now, for what I believe. I believe that science is our best bet for anything "miraculous." We can manipulate everything in our world if only we understand it scientifically. Everything from the heat in our homes to the life-saving surgical methods we have discovered is miraculous and worth believing in.
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1 Feb 07
When did science and god depart ways. God gives us tools to operate and learn new skills and mankind constantly gets better and if a surgeon has little or no faith in god he will struggle if his patients start dying.Some doctors are great for taking on the hard challenges like cancer/parkinsons/distonia while others will refuse to operate unless the know they can win . Science is a tool and school help us learn yet kindness and humanity are given to us from within mike Thank god
2 Feb 07
I was raised as a Catholic and still consider myself to be one. However, when my wife and I started dating, I began to go to her Baptist church every Sunday instead. After growing up with the structure of the Mass, I found the Baptist service to be quite chaotic and freeform (and the half-hour sermon was quite a change from the ten minute homily I was used to!) I haven't totally abandoned my Catholic ways, though I've stretched some of the beliefs a bit. I don't know if I'll ever get baptised at our church, but I do believe that I have a greater appreciation for Jesus' sacrifice for me because of the different perspective I have been given.