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Who is Your God?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Sigmund, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. thekidd12

    thekidd12 Baseball is a good thing.Always was,always will be

    Took you to church quite a few times?

    Must have been pretty serious. We don't just let anyone inside our institutions of worship.

    Never been to a Catholic mass. Heard you guys like to sing a little. My first wife, ok still married to her but call her that to irritate, was raised Methodist. We attended her church for many years but they liked to sing too. Older I get less I like standing up and down over and over.

    Coolest part,at least to me, of every Baptist church I have ever been in is the clock located at the rear of sanctuary. Direct line of site for the preacher. Gets around noon ain't nothing funnier than a bunch of folks turning to "check" the time while sporting perfectly good wristwatches.

    One thing I can say about people of the south we are not subtle when it comes time to eat.
     
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  2. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    He was quite a good looking man and very personable but alas it was not meant to be :down:

    He was also a meteorology tech in the military so maybe just as well we didn't last as a couple - it is sometimes hard to post two military members to the same base.

    I heard you people in the South are good cooks too! :adoration:
     
  3. thekidd12

    thekidd12 Baseball is a good thing.Always was,always will be

    Oh our mommas teach us to be polite, cook, wash clothes, wash dishes, vacuum, you name it we southern men KNOW how to do it. We even attend church regularly and stay awake while there. I believe these things are taught to us to aid in attracting a mate. Kinda like an insurance policy.

    You know not all of us are "quite good looking".

    Always felt sorry for those guys...;-D

    Now once we do get matched up we may conveniently, depending on your point of view, "forget" how to do many of these things.

    Not sure what causes this.
     
  4. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

    God doesn't play favorites, he's either for all of us or none of us.
     
  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

  6. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    Someone, not necessarily Christian, I tend to like Norse Mythology. As I'm getting older I believe that Crom is the God, as he breathes life into little babys a gives them the will to fight and then it's up to you. I think that there is a God but the entity doesn't much care- someone like me here on here writing this, and the God is Stephen King, do you think he gives a toss what I'm writing? No, he's in his room writing. He( I reckon) looks at this website about one hour a day before he goes to bed. I don't like religion much that has been tainted by human involvement ie all the rituals, and how people can use religion to lord it over other people. So I think there is some all encompassing entity that doesn't really care about us mere mortals.
     
  7. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    So your view is deist--a 'first mover' who just moves along. It's a venerable view. Most of the American founding fathers that 'Christians' like to claim thought the same as you do, Mr. Cranky. :)
     
  8. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Waxing what I pass off as thoughtful.

    From a spiritual perspective, if you have faith, finding God is kind of like the scientist finding the nature of gravity, or magnetism, or quantum phenomena. You know it's there, and there are all kinds of theories and beliefs to try to pin it down, but who knows if any of them are accurate.

    There's a theory of quantum processes by very serious physicists that says that they only way it works is because we observe it to work, that the very basis of reality is, in a sense, illusory. From that standpoint, it sounds almost mystical. In fact, there's mysticism that claims the universe to be illusory. You could theorize that's how God would work. God exists for us as long as we try to interact with God.
     
  9. SpazzTheBassPlayer

    SpazzTheBassPlayer Well-Known Member

    and a giant can of worms that is, isnt it?

    last time I talked in the subject, I mentioned Lanza's "Biocentrism".....since then, Im relegating Lanza himself to a Hal Lindsey category with one difference: I believe there is merit in some of his work that should be explored objectively --- theres just a lot of Lanza's subjective malarkey there to sift and wade through
     
  10. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Um.
    Massively creepy.

    I don't think that I could go to that restaurant.
    In fact, I think I make a huge detour around that part of town.

    I know this is rank superstition, but I'd be thinking about all the horrible stuff that people confessed:facepalm_smiley:
     
  11. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Hi Sigmund,
    This is a great idea for a thread - so many eloquent posts.

    I think a lot of people have gods, but they don't realise it.
    Family may be a god.
    Work may be a god.
    Sport may be a god - baseball, anyone?
    In the UK or Europe football (US translation: soccer)?
    "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."(Bill Shankley(1913-81) Liverpool soccer manager)

    Worship whatever, whoever, whenever.
    But be the best person that you can be.

    I have to give the last word(s) to John Wesley:
    “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
     
  12. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    I suppose so, I'm a deist because I believe there's something but it's not concerned with what we're doing because that would be arrogant. I was reading about 'fallen angels' and how we are actually related to ET's. Also I'm a Animist. That's why I like the Native cultures because they are closer to the natural environment and were part of the earth, not like Western cultures who think they can control the natural environment to suit themselves. But I thought the movie 'Avatar' wasn't much good. My mother thought God was everywhere, looking at you at all times.
     
  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think this is the point of it all, and deserves to be in big type :)
     
  14. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Oh, I hope you don't catch Catholic then. We do lots of standing and kneeling. skimom2 How about those Good Friday intercessions? I try to count every year and drift away. Let us kneel, let us stand 10, 11, 12.

    Everything smells like incense all through Easter though. And I have to sniff the chrism every time I walk by the oils. Lots of good stuff in there.




    Bravo! yes, this, always.

    I got the lowdown from a friend of a class recently taken, though the Catholic church, about the Life Eternal. What is it, as explained by the Catholic church? Guess what - we're living it. Wrap your mind around that. Right now matters. And 2,000 years ago, it's still going on. Over and over. Life eternal.
     
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  15. thekidd12

    thekidd12 Baseball is a good thing.Always was,always will be

    Not Much chance of "catching Catholic" in my neck of the woods.

    We have more churches per square mile than anywhere in the world I believe (can't throw a rock without hitting two or three) but Catholic ones are relegated only to the larger cities for the most part.

    Also not sure if I would sniff a chrism?

    Sounds like a band camp dare to me.

    All we get is the fake Kool Aid wine and those tiny little pieces of bread every now and then.
     
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  16. thekidd12

    thekidd12 Baseball is a good thing.Always was,always will be

    I agree. My aunt challenged me to read the entire King James version of the Bible when I was around 12 years old.

    Once I got through all that begatting in the Old Testament the only part I took to heart was Mathew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

    For those that don't know that is in the red part in the turn the other cheek section (something I have a lot of trouble doing).

    Now I am by no means the most religious person you will meet. In fact have many opinions about the church itself as well as organized religion. However my daddy always tried to treat people in this manner and hopefully I have incorporated a tiny bit of him into the man I have become.
     
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  17. Connor B

    Connor B Well-Known Member

    I'm not really comfortable talking about subjects like this. If there is one thing I learned from Andrew Dice Clay, it's to never discuss politics, religion, or Frank Sinatra, because you're never gonna win. However, I do like Sinatra, so he's an exception.
     
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  18. thekidd12

    thekidd12 Baseball is a good thing.Always was,always will be

    Learning from Andrew Dice Clay?

    A sentence I can honestly say I never would have imagined being uttered.

    Of course Vanilla Ice is teaching people how to drive nails.

    Got to be the End Times.

    Ironic considering thread huh?
     
  19. Connor B

    Connor B Well-Known Member

    I actually have a copy of the King James Bible, but I haven't had time to go through it yet. There are a lot of books I have that I haven't read. Many of them are written by Stephen.
     
  20. thekidd12

    thekidd12 Baseball is a good thing.Always was,always will be

    Finished all the King books, only author I read now. Not obsessed, just picky or set in ways, whatever.

    The King James Bible a lot like reading Shakespeare to me.

    Many good things in there but have to get past the language used to get the meaning.
     

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