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True Love Only in Christianity?
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Posted 1/26/09
hmmmmmmm, tough question
but here goes nothing, being a Christian myself I'll try to explain to my very best knowledge
my mum met my dad in university, before she met my dad, she prayed every day to find her "soulmate"
her description of her "soulmate" is nice, tall and smart, just like my dad
and so God grants her wish and they got married
the thing is, recently my mom said that my dad have been "uncaring"
I haven't asked my dad if this is true or not, and also if it's true I'm not even sure of the reasons
but even so my family still stays firm as ever, and everything is perfectly fine

my opinion to this is that, yes God is our matchmaker, is just that he is open to our opinions and respects it(just like how my mom's wish was granted)
one day at one time we might have seen our "match" that God wants us to be with, is just that we might have a different selection
if our "perfect match" is of God's will, it should last forever, because God wants the very best for us
and also God's blessing helps to keep that "love" for our partner intact, I guess that's how my mom and dad have been able to stay for over 20 years

to conclude this I will say that "true love" does not have to happen amongst Christians, it can happen to Catholics or Muslims
but I'm not sure about Buddha, Hindu and other religion because there view of God is different to Christians(I mean about how they see that there are a lot of gods)

P.S I am open for any discussion critics etc
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Why do some (not all, ofcourse) Christians think they'll get everything by praying?
You thank God if you have food on the table, instead of thinking you (or someone else) worked hard to get it.
If you have to lose weight, you pray for help. An Atheist would work hard for it. Who would God like better the one that whines or the one that does it all by himself?
You guys blame him alot to, you know. When something bad happens you'll blame God (strangely, never the Devil ) instead of your own actions (He could be mad at you for a reason, you know?).
You have to search for the one you love, not expect someone else to do it for you.
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look4mebe4its2l84me wrote:


CptJackSwallows wrote:


kino_neko wrote:

well i think that to a certain extent god does know what will happen to us in the future but that he lets us decide what the outcome will be....

he ltes us choose who to love


How can you decide the outcome if he already knows it?

Either that or you are doubting God's ability of knowing everything.


If God knows everything why does he even let us live here? Why can't he just send the good people immediately to heaven and the bad to hell? Why did he even made bad people? It sounds to me if he's testing us, see what we do and judging us on the outcome.


God is not all knowing then? He cannot see past a certain choice? He is not omnipotent?
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you cant go round annoying God for every little thing
Posted 1/26/09
true to the arguments above. You can't just thank God and then turn around and blame Him for anything that goes wrong due to YOUR stupidity as a human.

And true love isn't possible in just Christianity, it's possible for everyone else.
(YOU have to look for it, no one is going to find someone and be like HELLO soulmates/true love ftw.)
Posted 1/26/09
it's our responisibility just like how we make decisions for everything
Posted 1/26/09
There is no god in this world. Love is just a trick by nature to bring people to reproduce.
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i dont believe it at all
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Xardas6969 wrote:

There is no god in this world. Love is just a trick by nature to bring people to reproduce.


You are thinking of instinct. Instinct is what drives animals to reproduce. Humans do not rely on instinct. We are rational beings.

Scientifically, the chance of intelligent design and there being a god is higher than that of our existence as well as intricate ecosystem and life being a random occurrence. Much higher.

Your existence, the very life you have and the world in which you live, out of the entire universe, should be evidence enough of what exists in this world, just dont assume to know for certainly anything beyond this without faith.
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sainthaven wrote:


Xardas6969 wrote:

There is no god in this world. Love is just a trick by nature to bring people to reproduce.


Scientifically, the chance of intelligent design and there being a god is higher than that of our existence as well as intricate ecosystem and life being a random occurrence. Much higher.


Are you stupid? Have you ever heard of Occam's razor?


You are thinking of instinct. Instinct is what drives animals to reproduce. Humans do not rely on instinct. We are rational beings.


We are rational. However, as much as we like to deny it, we still rely on insticts. For example, if you see a hot woman, it's your natural tendency to want to violate her. Or another example is jealousy, greed, etc.
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sainthaven wrote:


Xardas6969 wrote:

There is no god in this world. Love is just a trick by nature to bring people to reproduce.


You are thinking of instinct. Instinct is what drives animals to reproduce. Humans do not rely on instinct. We are rational beings.

Scientifically, the chance of intelligent design and there being a god is higher than that of our existence as well as intricate ecosystem and life being a random occurrence. Much higher.

Your existence, the very life you have and the world in which you live, out of the entire universe, should be evidence enough of what exists in this world, just dont assume to know for certainly anything beyond this without faith.


That is incorrect. Emotions are built upon rational thought derived from our instincts. Reproduction is instinctual. We are mammals. Our only difference is our level of emotional intelligence. Love is but a form of greed. The desire to have someone. We rely on our instinct when it comes to survival. You think that when it comes down to the line, a soldier thinks before he shoots? They do what their instincts tell them, that is to survive.


Scientifically, the chance of intelligent design and there being a god is higher than that of our existence as well as intricate ecosystem and life being a random occurrence. Much higher.


Proof?

Because someone writes about a "God" and preys upon human cowardice as to flail one into submission that is taught for generations as "fact" without anything to be considered substantial than a book misinterpreted over and over and over again must be considered fact, why is evolution not?
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Xardas6969 wrote:

There is no god in this world. Love is just a trick by nature to bring people to reproduce.


love is more then some trick. We dont need tricks to reporduce, its called instinct.Love can be irrational in itself. And not very common in nature.would a male lion save his mate from danger out of love? Would a female lion bother to do the same?most insects run purly on intincts, and love is not involved.maybe elephants can feel love...peace over war
Posted 1/28/09 , edited 1/28/09

impala1 wrote:


-Turbo- wrote:

They say when people seek relationships..
they either find Gods "Perfect will" which will have his 'blessing' on it
as the person he brought you together with, with purpose.
Or they find his "permissable will" which has no promise or guarantee
which is when he just allows you to do your own thing..

Hmm...True?


While it's very temping to call this is a total pant-load, I'm going to refrain. "Perfect will" and "Permissable will"? So, I'll bet the meaning behind what you're being told is that if the relationship works out, it was "perfect will". If not, it was "permissable will". Vauge statements like this always bothered me about being raised a christian. Just like:"The lords power works in mysterious ways" or "The lord helps those who help themselves". If I did it myself, I very well didn't need his help now did I? This is the same kind of crap that was shoved on me when I was forced to attend sunday school. Also the reason why I skipped out as much as possible.



Both quotes you used "lords power works in mysterious ways" and "the lord helps those who help themselves"
are both secular sayings that have no biblical roots, or any roots in any other religious book.
Posted 1/28/09

look4mebe4its2l84me wrote:


CptJackSwallows wrote:


kino_neko wrote:

well i think that to a certain extent god does know what will happen to us in the future but that he lets us decide what the outcome will be....

he ltes us choose who to love


How can you decide the outcome if he already knows it?

Either that or you are doubting God's ability of knowing everything.


If God knows everything why does he even let us live here? Why can't he just send the good people immediately to heaven and the bad to hell? Why did he even made bad people? It sounds to me if he's testing us, see what we do and judging us on the outcome.



Christians would argue its rather he's giving you the option to choose..

and that he didnt create bad people but allowed people to live in a world with both bad and good
so they could choose for themselves..
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i'm a Christian.
I don't think it's the only way for true love.
but i think GENERALLY it helps.
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