God? Or something else? Maybe Nothing?

Mother - posted on 02/28/2012 ( 98 moms have responded )

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So, I've seen a lot of threads asking about coming out to family and friends about....not believing in God. So. if you aren't a Christian, then what is your belief system? Maybe no belief system? I love different belief systems, its amazing how different they are, yet alike at the same time.

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Jenny - posted on 02/29/2012

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Evidence directed athiest. I don't "believe" in anything but form my thoughts on facts. The universe and everything in it is part of whole. We are literally made of stars that exploded billions of years ago. Evolution is still occuring. I revere the Earth and all of the amazing things that have sprung from it.



Based on what we know now I do not beleive in the possibility of a god but if tangible evidence was to be revealed I would adjust my mindset accordingly.

Krista - posted on 02/28/2012

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Young Simba: But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope?



Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connnected in the great Circle of Life.




You know, there ARE definitely worse spiritual guides out there than James Earl Jones...

Jenny - posted on 03/09/2012

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I'm currently an agnostic. Can't decide if im an agnostic theist or atheist.



As for life in general, I believe life is a Never Ending Deck Of Cards.



You could have 4 Aces in a row, then you could have a one of hearts and then maybe life will throw you 3 Jacks followed by a Queen, and then bassed on probability you will then receive 26 random numbered cards ;)



That's how unpredictable life to me is. I used to believe that God provided me with blessings because I was loyal to him and he loved me, but when I'm more honest amungst those blessings there were many bad cards delt, so more than likely life is just a random deck of cards.



Oh, i also beleive in mathematical probability of things happening in your life.



Good things do not happen to good people and bad things do not happen to bad people. But if you cease opportunities, based on probability you will have a more positive outcome in life. You cannot prevent mother nature from throwing a hurricane at you, no matter how strong your will power and possitive thinking are. However based on probability if you move to a remote island that is prone to hurricanes chances are you will eventually get hit by one!

Jen - posted on 03/08/2012

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Actually mother jews of the 1st century were shaven and had short hair. Modern depictions of christ come from late in the roman empire, when all non romans were viewed as bearded and with long hair.

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Krista makes a good point albeit a funny one. Since no single denomination of Christian agrees what Jesus was actually like or what he was an since the historial evidence is nil, it's anyone's guess.

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Johnny - posted on 03/09/2012

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Jenny, I like that card analogy. Although I suppose the deck of cards of life probably has more than 52 :)

Krista - posted on 03/08/2012

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I figured that some people would be a wee bit offended at you stating that today's Christians would burn Jesus at the stake. Guess I was wrong.



Oh well. At least I still have popcorn.

Mother - posted on 03/08/2012

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*chuckling* Wanna know what the funniest part of this is??? IS.........if let's say GOD is real. And Jesus is coming back....who do you think the first people will be to crucify him?? The Christians...because they won't believe him. I said that once and my very religious Mother happened to come into the room. She was not a happy camper. but seriously....a long haired hippy wanders into town.....announcing he is Jesus Christ and is there to save us all....would they believe him?? Hell no.....they'd have him burned at the stake...

Joy - posted on 03/06/2012

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I believe in Evolution. The whole creation theory never sat with me. The whole God theory, never sat with me. I'm agnostic. I'm literally amazed at the amount of people that do believe. If it hadn't been pounded into their heads for years would they believe it? I know a lot of really intelligent people and it baffles me how their intelligence appears to leave them when this topic comes up. If these stories were alive and well today, we'd have them all locked up. A girl is pregnant but she claims she was impregnated by GOD. Yup, can anyone say, loony?? Parting waters, people rising from the dead, loaves of bread feeding villages, Really?

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/05/2012

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I'm with you Jodi. I too believe 100% in evolution! I mean it's the only thing that makes sense to me... ;) Science can back that one up, all the other's not so much.

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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Abiogenesis, is another theory of the origins of life. Of course it isn't accepted by Christians which makes it a huge debate.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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Oh it's just that evolution debates usually blow up and posts get super long! And is an interesting new topic.

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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It isn't really a new topic....God or something else?? Adam and Eve vs Evolution.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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You stumped me, I'm going to have to read about it. I just got a quick web definition to know what you are talking about! The theory that living organisms can be developed from non-living matter? I'm intrigued. But my first impression is that it sounds a bit like Alchemy. I'll have to do some researching.

Jodi - posted on 03/05/2012

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I can laugh about it now, but I used to get in trouble ALL the time for bringing up phrases like "incest", or what about Darwin's work we're studying in Science class? I rarely got answers, just sent to the office and had my mom called who was supposed to explain things to me...who then told me to just keep my mouth shut and pass the class! lol

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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My head hurts lol. I don't have much to contribute to this new conversation but I will gladly read everything!



I can always slip in a joke to let you guys know I'm still here.



What concert costs 45 cents?





50 Cent and Nickelback



lol

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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WOOOOOHOOOOOOO.....I love them too. However, many people already think I'm crazy....so I'm choosy who I speak to about it.

Jodi - posted on 03/05/2012

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it was very confusing for me in catholic school. They taught us evolution in science class, then turned around and taught Adam and Eve in church and religion class. For the record, I believe Darwin was a genius of his time, I've always been fascinated by his work and believe 100% in evolution. I just also happen to believe that the Gods set evolution in motion from the first atom created.

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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WHEW!!!!! *wipes brow*



Even tho it is FACT and our museums are FULL of evidence, many people discount it. So, we start a new thread....I'm a die hard evolutionist.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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Hahah... I don't believe there's a choice to believe in it. It's a fact. Be careful... you go down that road and we might have to start a whole new thread.

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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So, are we evolution believers then?? I'm assuming but is it safe to assume that??

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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I'll agree with that. Words can't describe the awe I'm in when he comes out with stuff

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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It is definitely challenging but absolutely mind blowing! And I ♥ Stephen Hawking.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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Now I feel like reading about it. I hope I don't make my brain hurt. lol

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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Jackie, I've just always been a bit of a science nut. I guess? lol I really enjoy learning about Quantum physics although I'm not always successful at wrapping my mind around it at times!

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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I love it when people think outside the box. I think by now, most people realize I'm a little unorthodox and eccentric...*grins*

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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I think it's cool that you came up with all of that Jenni, I'm just not really wanting to go into it that far, ya know? How did you come up with your theory? If you don't mind explaining, I'd be interested.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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I always read the word organism as orgasm. probably because I'm eating doritos lol OOOK I'll try and read your post again.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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I like to think we're part of some infinite organism. I always found it interesting how an atom looks like a solar system and how a brain cell looks like a universe. I just think everything grows infinitely bigger and infinitely smaller. There is death of consciousness but we just go on to recreate new organisms and our energy and matter is recycled to create new life.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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ahaha yayyy! I'll be the first to admit that I'm ignorant when it comes to all of the theories and beliefs out there. I was raised Catholic and....well....yeah. lol that's a long story. Just because I don't think we were made in a petri dish doesn't mean I don't think it would be hilarious if you were right.

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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And congrats on being the recipient of that post!!! :D



I always thought the concept was funny....but I have a twisted sense of humour!!

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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Well the visual is kind of funny. Congrats on your 1000th comment! lol just sayin

Mother - posted on 03/05/2012

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I don't think we're here for a reason. I think we've evolved here.



I have been known to make jokes saying that we're here because we're someone else's science experiment in a petri dish. People either find that over the top hilarious or....not so much.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/05/2012

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I guess I would consider myself Christian. I believe in God, I have faith that my life is in his hands, I pray every day and I donate a lot and try to be a good person. I will raise my child to have hope.



I just think that everyone should have hope. Whether it be in a higher power, humanity, or a life after this.



We have to be here for a reason....right?

Mother - posted on 03/04/2012

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That's awesome Jodi. My daughter and I usually shine at Samhain. A feast for the dead and everything.

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2012

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I'm more about traditions than rituals. I burnt my first Yule Log this year...with my kids! We'll be celebrating some Ostara stuff when that gets closer. This is all rather new to me, but more that I do and read and learna bout it, the more it clicks with something deep inside that just feels really right and comfortable. I'm getting farther and farther away from my Catholic roots and Catholic traditions and leaning more and more towards Pagan traditions and celebrations.

Mother - posted on 03/04/2012

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So, there appears to be a fair amount of Pagan on here. Rituals?? Or, not so much?? Ever involve your children or is it just for you??

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