so do you believe in god?
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god/satan/santa

Crestwood, KY

#1 Aug 31, 2012
Just wondering (no names) how many atheist and Christians are in the great bible belt living together
god/satan/santa

Crestwood, KY

#2 Aug 31, 2012
They said this didn't go through lol
FreeThinker

Greensburg, KY

#3 Sep 29, 2012
[QUOTE who="god/satan/santa "]They said this didn't go through lol[/QUOTE]

I used to believe, but I've done so much research I can no longer buy into it. The most interesting research I did was read the bible several times. I was a "Christian" for 25 years until I let go of the emotional attachment and was no longer afraid of what I might discover. It was a very good experience for me and now life has more meaning than ever before!
pop

North Ridgeville, OH

#4 Sep 29, 2012
no
DifferentStrokes

Casey, IL

#5 Sep 29, 2012
Yes, but there are some people in my family who don't. We have to respect each other's beliefs.
FreeThinker

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Sep 30, 2012
DifferentStrokes wrote:
Yes, but there are some people in my family who don't. We have to respect each other's beliefs.
I congratulate you on such comment. I myself, don't but we all need to respect each other regardless of our beliefs or lack of. I might not like what you believe but I will fight to the end for you to believe it!

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#7 Sep 30, 2012
God? I believe in God. I've been told I'm stupid. Let me just say, what does it hurt if I believe? If God does not exist, what have I lost? A little time, maybe. However, if God DOES exist, what have YOU lost by not believing in Him?? Your soul.
Think it over.

Since: Mar 12

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#8 Sep 30, 2012
my only comment is ;(IN my opinion and experiences) I think everyone would get along better if those who do believe would repect the atheist belief as the non-belivers respect the god loving people. no wrong/no right.
geneveive

Floyds Knobs, IN

#9 Sep 30, 2012
ol-lone-wolf wrote:
my only comment is ;(IN my opinion and experiences) I think everyone would get along better if those who do believe would repect the atheist belief as the non-belivers respect the god loving people. no wrong/no right.
ONE atheist was not respectful of others
beliefs, remember Madalyn O'Hara? And because those of us (the majority of America) were "respectful " of her beliefs she was able to remove prayer from our schools... so I have come to believe that the only thing necessary for evil to prevail if for good men to do nothing.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#10 Sep 30, 2012
I don't think it should be removed, only not required. They don't even make learning a requirement. Children are given access to the knowledge, but it's up to them to learn. should be the same with religion. they should be shown both options and decide.
geneveive

Floyds Knobs, IN

#11 Sep 30, 2012
Yes, but we the people did nothing at the time so it doesn't matter what we think anymore because we sat by politely and quietly while she alone had it removed from the school. That is why we must fight for what we believe in
or our rights and beliefs will be taken away.
FreeThinker

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Sep 30, 2012
geneveive wrote:
<quoted text> ONE atheist was not respectful of others
beliefs, remember Madalyn O'Hara? And because those of us (the majority of America) were "respectful " of her beliefs she was able to remove prayer from our schools... so I have come to believe that the only thing necessary for evil to prevail if for good men to do nothing.
Kids are certainly allowed to pray in school to themselves. Let me ask you something since you seem to support prayer in school. What if your a baptist, and your child when to school and had a Muslim teacher and he/she had all of the students bowing down and praying towards Mecca? You would be quit upset. We are a nation of many cultures and a single prayer in school will not support each student of a different background. So, teacher led prayer in certainly inadequate for schools. Look at the big picture and not just what you believe.
Just my opinion

Mammoth Cave, KY

#13 Sep 30, 2012
This nation is only in existance for one reason...the right to choose to worship God. So we should be grateful that at some point in time years ago...someone believed that that freedom was worth leaving their home and then worth fighting for. We are a nation that has only became worse since we forgot these words of long ago..."one Nation, under God". The lack of human kindness, the growth of human indifference, the increase of drugs, sexual diseases, divorces, infidelity, and crime can probably be linked to a nation who has forgotten and does not care. I do not necessarily believe He is in control anymore, but I do believe the power of belief made us more compassionate, more loving, and more cautious of hurting others.
geneveive

Floyds Knobs, IN

#14 Sep 30, 2012
FreeThinker wrote:
<quoted text>
Kids are certainly allowed to pray in school to themselves. Let me ask you something since you seem to support prayer in school. What if your a baptist, and your child when to school and had a Muslim teacher and he/she had all of the students bowing down and praying towards Mecca? You would be quit upset. We are a nation of many cultures and a single prayer in school will not support each student of a different background. So, teacher led prayer in certainly inadequate for schools. Look at the big picture and not just what you believe.
Have you heard of the old saying,
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Well this is America. If you don't believe the American values
you have that right but you don't come over here and reject our views, belief systems and run our country down and then push the country beliefs that you left into laws here. If you don't believe what
America stands for go to or back to the country you agree with. But America was founded on GOD. I see the big picture but thank you.
FreeThinker

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Sep 30, 2012
What about the Spanish Inquistion? They had the "power of belief" and killed millions for not being a christian. Terrorists have the power of belief and will gladly become a martyr and fly planes into buildings. Yet, they have the power of belief. What about witches? People many years ago killed women who they thought were witches and had cast a spell because they didn't know why they had a drought and didn't understand why. They also had the power of belief. There are countless examples of how the "power of belief" doesn't really mean much when you look at the bigger picture. I'm sure all of the priest's that have molested you kids have the "power of belief". Don't mistake me as being rude or inconsiderate. I'm only bringing up interesting thoughts. Thanks and have a great day!
FreeThinker

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Sep 30, 2012
geneveive wrote:
<quoted text> Have you heard of the old saying,
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Well this is America. If you don't believe the American values
you have that right but you don't come over here and reject our views, belief systems and run our country down and then push the country beliefs that you left into laws here. If you don't believe what
America stands for go to or back to the country you agree with. But America was founded on GOD. I see the big picture but thank you.
Your post is implying that im not an American. I was born and raised right here in this great state of Ky. I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but America was not founded on God. The pilgrams left to escape British rule, which did include religion. However, that doesn't mean that the U.S. is founded on god. Our constitution was not founded on god either. Thomas Jefferson and many others that had a part in it didn't believe in any gods.(fact)
Just my opinion

Mammoth Cave, KY

#17 Sep 30, 2012
I agree the "power of belief" in things can also do harm...so I should have said the "power of belief in a God that supposedly said "do unto others as you would have done unto you", Love thy neighbor as thyself" and the Ten Commandments..that if we all lived by..there would be more love, more kindness, more smiles, more "here can I help you?", more consideration of differences and understanding of problems...instead of putting down..we would be lifting up. Believe me...I do not believe in Religion or do not believe in most so called Christians...I state again..I do not necessarily believe he is in control...but do know that the "power of belief in God" allowed me to have the most perfect, loving home to grow up in...a belief that taught me to laugh, love, understand, never think I am better, and to help those through the power of friendliness.
FreeThinker

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Sep 30, 2012
I agree. I was raised in a missionary baptist home and it was a loving home as well. I believe in doing good as a person, not because I think I'm going to be rewarded by the gift of heaven. That's just the type of person I am. Thank you for an intelligent response and have a great day. Take care!
Lone Ranger

United States

#19 Sep 30, 2012
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
God? I believe in God. I've been told I'm stupid. Let me just say, what does it hurt if I believe? If God does not exist, what have I lost? A little time, maybe. However, if God DOES exist, what have YOU lost by not believing in Him?? Your soul.
Think it over.
Very well said. I agree. I do believe and had such an entertaining day at Plum Springs Baptist Church today. I felt a real connection today. God bless all even the non believers.
DAVID RAMIREZ

Midlothian, TX

#20 Sep 30, 2012
[QUOTE who="god/satan/santa "]Just wondering (no names) how many atheist and Christians are in the great bible belt living together[/QUOTE]Many Americans see Christianity as more of a "culture" . Less and less believe the bible is the word of "God".

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