Posted by Rachel on April 03, 2001 at 08:31:25:
In Reply to: bottom line is the message posted by Mike on March 21, 2001 at 13:33:41:
Cirrus -- You're post makes more sense to me than most of the shouting in this discussion because you have asked us to see if we can make out lives count for something. I have noticed a kind of materialism in the voices of the non-believers. Why do they want to live life -- it seems they just want to accumulate matter to make themselves comfortable. And in the voices of many believers there is a different kind of materialism -- they just want to acumulate converts to make themselves more comfortable. I say we make a difference. We can not ever rid this world of suffering but we can be compassionate and loving to all. That's an action.
: the question should not so blunt as whether you believe or not becuase today religion and societies views are so differn't.
: Instead the ? should be whether you agree with and believe in the message.
: Religion gives a message, its not a one question deal; god or no god.
: In life there is much injustice on all differn't scales. This I don't like nor agree with.
: I also believe that there is three approaches you can take; 1: you agree with societies state and you accept it. 2: you disagree and either do nothing or ride the wave. 3: You disagree, keep an ENTHUSIASTIC attitude, and put your heart and soul to make a differnce.
: I am striving to be the third and God and his message is what i use to get there. I'm not saying i wear sandals and a robe and preach to others, no i use the message of love to accomplish this.
: People are synical and willing to point out all the logical reasons why god doesn't exist.
: Well if he doesn't then i'm wrong and will waste my life just as jesus, Martin Luther King jr. and so many other great people did.
: The Bottom line is this.. Thing change and time changes. Today goods and bads are not yesterdays nor those of thirty years ago. We should all, as considerate people of society and mankind, want to inprove our lives and those around us; Whether friend or enemy. The way we choose to do that is up to each idividual, God is there to help but you must ask and BELIEVE he will help you.
: Dare to differnt, Dare to truly believe that you can make a differnce. Look Deep inside of yourself and make room for God, you never know you could be the next Martin Luther, or touch lives for the better in your own unique way; musis, art, whatever it may be.
: I CANT PROVE TO ANYONE THAT GOD REALLY EXIST BUT ONE THING I DO KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT THE LONGER YOU WAIT THE LESS LIKELY HARDER IT IS TO MAKE A DIFFERNCE.
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