Its hard

Its hard to be a jesus lover these days!
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anonymous user
I'm not sure if that's true, Mylo. If that were the case, those of us raised without it would be monstrous, hurting others for the emotional thrills and societal benefits. We know right from wrong not because it's said in a church or because it's written in some dusty old book of guidelines, but because of empathy and sympathy. We're perfectly capable of discerning how certain actions make others feel or if it endangers them and so we act on that understanding.

I think right and wrong relies purely on those emotional inclinations. From there, we shape those emotions into something logical. For example, a child snatches a toy from another and then the other begins to cry. The toy is quickly returned, not because stealing is wrong as an indisputable fact, but because the first child knows what these tears mean and realizes that his or her actions have caused their companion to hurt. It doesn't matter how many times we are told that something is immoral, it's only when we view it as immoral ourselves does it become so.
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phraser
little do you guys know that morals all stem from religion, it's like a kid who was never taught what was wrong and right, he'd keep doing what makes him happy, this pattern had to be started by something (religion). the first religious experience was said to be an early primate whom ingested psilocybin mushrooms, just read the book "the stoned ape".
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mylo
You don't need to believe in a god or an afterlife to do the right thing, that's all on you. If a person is only doing good out of fear of some sort of spiritual repercussion, then the moral value behind the action is lost. It becomes an act of selfishness and cowardice. There is no kindness in that.
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phraser
Thats only the second most common response.....bravo. I am not going to argue God's existence. I do believe there is a God (per say), but, not the God you and most others believe in. The God you believe in has a huge history of being directly involved and having a helping hand in many many miracles, if the Bible is to be believed. Why would he involve himself for hundreds if not thousands of years and then suddenly stop....just like that...gone...no more prophets...no more miracles...just gone.

Anyways...there is nothing wrong with having faith in or believing in God. In a lot of cases that alone guides them to do the right thing/s.
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morbidrealities
No.
I believe in a god who has control over what will happen after people's lives end and who helps people through their lives if they seek out that help. I don't believe that he can control how other people live and what everyone does through their life. It's not like he's someone in a persons brain or nerves or whatever, pulling on one to make them do this or that. He can only advise, not hold power over a person.
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Crxfmxhn
"I hate it when people come up and are all "How can you believe in God when there are things like rape and murder of innocent people?""


So....how can you? Just curious. Most people spout "free will"....is that your panned answer as well?
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morbidrealities
I hate it when people come up and are all "How can you believe in God when there are things like rape and murder of innocent people?"
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Crxfmxhn
I agree! I mean, of course I love Jesus, but it's so hard to do what he tells us to with all the temptations around.

And yeah, it can be difficult to totally believe, and I've been in the position of wondering whether he does exist. But when I think about how amazing the world is, it's hard NOT to believe he's real :)
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Notasgoodasyou
yea thas true to
like exspeacilly in high school im finding it hard!
but all we really have to think is jesus loves me!
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yepp. it also is hard to stay devoted to Christianity cuz thru your teen years you meet people and see things that make you question it whether you want to or not
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rayne0022
like im serious be cuz eerybody comes up to u and expects u to no everything and that they hate them nd stuff
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anonymous user
aint that the truth!
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rayne0022