View Poll Results: Is there a higher being(s)?

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  • Yes, I believe in all sorts of super-natural entities.

    7 15.56%
  • Yes, I believe in God.

    15 33.33%
  • Yes, I believe in powers unseen or unkown to us.

    7 15.56%
  • No, I don't believe in God(s).

    12 26.67%
  • I don't know.

    2 4.44%
  • Other (please state).

    2 4.44%
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Thread: Is There a Higher Being?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1
    I think humans are hard-wired to believe in something above and beyond the confines of their mortal realm. God or gods, as a human need seems to be intensely deeply rooted in human psychology. If you declare the object of that need "dead" something else will just take its place but still fill those mythic dimensions. Whether you believe God is real or not seems not as important as whether you realize your NEED to believe.
    And why is there such a great need for humans to believe in something like God?

    BTW, will someone please take a shot at the subracial classification of the white "Jesus" as kindly posted by Pushkin above.
    Just a friendly reminder that this section of the forum is for spiritual/religious discussions, not racial classifications.

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    Post I believe in God However;

    I believe in GOD, however, the only problem is who created GOD??

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    While I was loosely raised Methodist and took Bible classes several days a week for 10 years, I have come to see Christianity as a manifestation of narcissism. The need to worship God in a human form never appealed to me, it seems like conceit to deify a man and claim "God is human, like me." Even though this can serve to make some people feel closer to God, instead of raising themselves to a higher level through prayer and righteous actions, they are lowering God to a human level.

    I prefer to think of God as an unfathomable entity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pushkin
    I believe in the one true God, the God of Christianity and his son lord Jesus Christ! Glory is to Christ! Glory to Him Forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladygoeth33
    While I was loosely raised Methodist and took Bible classes several days a week for 10 years, I have come to see Christianity as a manifestation of narcissism.
    Thats because you were raised Protestant. The Eastern Churches are more communitarian and corporate in outlook.

    The need to worship God in a human form never appealed to me, it seems like conceit to deify a man and claim "God is human, like me." Even though this can serve to make some people feel closer to God, instead of raising themselves to a higher level through prayer and righteous actions, they are lowering God to a human level.
    I suggest you read the works Eastern Christian thinksers, becasue they say a Christian's duty is to become like God as much as possible, not to lower God to their level. Read the works of Solovyev and many Russian religious thinkers about the notion of "Godmanhood".

    Also it should be noted that the Pagan Gods were more human in its fallen state than Christ who was humanity at its perfection.

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