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Do you believe a God exists? posted 30 August 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by target, Auditor

Quote: "Ashaman0":2qovcgfj
which is probably why it bugs me so much when people (e.i. my g/f) think Im not a good person because I dont dedicate my life to God/Jesus or go and repent/pray.[/quote:2qovcgfj]

You see, that's why im slightly opposed to religion, especially the Roman Catholic. Its all a religion of guilt: Christ dies for our sins so we should worship him and dedicate our lives to his name etc etc. The people who really aren't good people are very often Catholics themselves. They persecute and oppose people of other faiths, criticising them for not sharing their beliefs and not being god Christians, finding it incredibly hard to do something their religion is based on: forgiveness. I find the best example of this is in the US where Christianity is a huge religion, but still there is an incredible amount of racism and intollerance of other religions.

Best imo to agree to dsagree with them and inform them kindly that they cannot run our lives and that we are all free to believe what we will believe. And if that doesnt work, just start listing all the Christian atrocities throughout the years and point out shortcommings of the faith. I hope it doesnt get to that though, its never a nice place to go. As far as im concerned people can believe what they like and until im proven wrong then thats what ill continue to believe <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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