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Post Reply Is Life more meaningful when you believe that God exists?
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Posted 1/19/13 , edited 1/19/13

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okay...I guess. Did I offend you in anyway? What was you acual point? Are you saying that I as a human do not believe strong enough and think that god is just a non-existant thing that I just think I should believe in, in case? Are you a strong believer and maybe you took what I said wrong? Or Are you a non- believer trying to point something out? What is your point? If you don't mind me asking. Im serious I really want to know????


Looks like his point was very clear. Believing as a "just in case" method will get you nowhere if the Christian god is real. Sitting on the fence is not going to get you into the pearly gates. Lol

“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” Revalation 3:15-16
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As a person who used to believe in God (I still do but my faith is weak) yes, life seemed more meaningful, and beautiful when I fully believed in God.

Now...all I see is stupidity around me. And I don't see the meaning of life without money!




CLarose

Looks like his point was very clear. Believing as a "just in case" method will get you nowhere if the Christian god is real. Sitting on the fence is not going to get you into the pearly gates. Lol

“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” Revalation 3:15-16


So true!! and that Bible quote hit me where it hurts the most! right now I'm "lukewarm"
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False meaning created by belief in old bronze age myths Is pointless and empty.

wen your On your death bead you will fight against the end, because deep down you know you life was dedacated to a lie.

The truth is no meaning comes from the irrational belief in a god.

real meaning is created by one self, not from some imaginary device made by bronze age tribes.

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I beilve it depends on the person if they have a certain attitude while beilving in god they can be like well I want to do good and have fun while doing good And my personal stance , there is no god and no after life, but with that I take it and I flip it to if there is no afterlife then I better have the most fun and the most amount of experiences possible within my time here because I would be able to look down( or up) at earth and be like oh humanity is doing good ok I'm happy oh I wish I did that when I was alive well using my dead people powers I shall go . NO !
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kirika202 wrote:

As a person who used to believe in God (I still do but my faith is weak) yes, life seemed more meaningful, and beautiful when I fully believed in God.

Now...all I see is stupidity around me. And I don't see the meaning of life without money!




CLarose

Looks like his point was very clear. Believing as a "just in case" method will get you nowhere if the Christian god is real. Sitting on the fence is not going to get you into the pearly gates. Lol

“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” Revalation 3:15-16


So true!! and that Bible quote hit me where it hurts the most! right now I'm "lukewarm"


Your fear is exactly why Im no longer religious. I dont need to believe in god or any supreme being for some kind of mental security blanket. I feel much better now that I have let the burden of religion and blind ignorance go. I dont want to live in fear of not getting to go to some place that has never been confirmed to even exist.
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I believe so.

As long as you aren't afraid of anything.
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To be literal about it, no. Regardless of whether the existence of a god would make life more meaningful, whether you *believe* one to exist or not has no effect whatsoever on whether your life has objective value. As for subjective value, you determine that through your own beliefs and convictions anyway, and there are countless things to find value in other than religion, so it does not inherently affect that either. The only way it could would be if you don't find sufficient meaning in everything else in your life to begin with.

Whether the actual existence of a deity would make life more objectively meaningful is less concrete. You could argue that an "omniscient/omnipotent creator" type of god could assign objective value to life, but that depends on whether (s)he/it chose to do so, which is impossible for humans to determine.
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ive been wondering this in life recently. they way im feeling its like i do want to believe a higher power but the idea just seems silly to me. so ive pretty much gone with the thought that life really has no meaning and i see no point in it. we ho through hardships and pain for what? just to die and have nothing to look forward to after that/. like i said i do want to believe there is something after we die but honestly i dont see it being that way. one of my friends who is a devoted christian gets mad at me askign how i cant believe god, i just ask him why do you worship him? if i were a holy being i wouldnt want you worshiping me id just want you to go and live your life to the fullest
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Your fear is exactly why Im no longer religious. I dont need to believe in god or any supreme being for some kind of mental security blanket. I feel much better now that I have let the burden of religion and blind ignorance go. I dont want to live in fear of not getting to go to some place that has never been confirmed to even exist.


I like your ava lol

I don't think about going to heaven or hell because I know that God's will will be done and my works are not a ticket to heaven and only God's forgiveness will give me that pass and if he doesn't forgive me, it's His will and He is perfect so there will be no mistake about sending me to hell if He wants to my fear is more about being a disobedient daughter and disrespecting my Father. I love my Father and I wish to have a good relationship with Him but the world is distracting me and I'm being weak. That's my fear. I prefer to live in fear than living a life thinking that there is no God, though.

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If life is effectively meaningless without a god when you rely on that god for meaning in your life.
Life can mean whatever you want it to, don't limit yourself.
Posted 2/4/13 , edited 2/6/13
I am an atheist, and I feel my life is amazingly meaningful. I've had no verifiable evidence for the existence of a magic sky wizard, and I think all thoughts and ideas of one are pure foolery.

I don't need the approval of some massive being to be a good person, nor do I need crazy rewards/punishment to keep me morally correct in life.

It doesn't bother me, and I detest those that try to "force" their beliefs on me.

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Posted 2/12/13
Of course it is.
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No its not more meaningful. Whether he exists or not is irrelevant. Life does not need some divine meaning or purpose. Find your own meaning and purpose and don't rely on the belief of a deity/supreme being to give them to you. If God exists he intended you to be who you are. Try your best to follow your own sense of right and I imagine he/she/it would be proud of you.
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No its not more meaningful. Whether he exists or not is irrelevant. Life does not need some divine meaning or purpose. Find your own meaning and purpose and don't rely on the belief of a deity/supreme being to give them to you. If God exists he intended you to be who you are. Try your best to follow your own sense of right and I imagine he/she/it would be proud of you.


This is wrong and right.

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Goomoonryong wrote:

No its not more meaningful. Whether he exists or not is irrelevant. Life does not need some divine meaning or purpose. Find your own meaning and purpose and don't rely on the belief of a deity/supreme being to give them to you. If God exists he intended you to be who you are. Try your best to follow your own sense of right and I imagine he/she/it would be proud of you.


This is wrong and right.



Nice to know someone thinks my views aren't completely wrong
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