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Do you question the existence of God?

Discuss the April 2017 Book of the Month, Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole.

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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#121 by Shein30438
» 20 Apr 2017, 09:42

I have questioned it my entire life. I find it very difficult to believe in a God. Growing up I was not raised in a spiritual home, so it was never something that came natural to me. Even now, I my husband firmly believes in the Lord, yet I can not willingly let myself believe. Although I do not believe in a God, I am a firm believer in karma and that everything happens for a reason. Also, I do raise my children with the possibility of God in hopes it will make it easier for them to believe or in turn choose not to believe as they grow older and are able to make their own decisions.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#122 by Amagine
» 20 Apr 2017, 09:47

Shein30438 wrote:I have questioned it my entire life. I find it very difficult to believe in a God. Growing up I was not raised in a spiritual home, so it was never something that came natural to me. Even now, I my husband firmly believes in the Lord, yet I can not willingly let myself believe. Although I do not believe in a God, I am a firm believer in karma and that everything happens for a reason. Also, I do raise my children with the possibility of God in hopes it will make it easier for them to believe or in turn choose not to believe as they grow older and are able to make their own decisions.


I love the fact that you are raising your children to believe in God because it is a sense of comfort. When you believe that your life is cared for by a higher power, it makes life more bearable. Also, the Bible encourages people to strive for kindness, love and purity. Those are great values that no matter what your beliefs, everyone should strive for.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#123 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 20 Apr 2017, 12:50

There has to be a God - no way all this world could have come into existence by itself. WAY too complex. I think your question is more along the lines of "what kind of God could allow all this suffering."
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#124 by Bookworm39
» 21 Apr 2017, 03:19

I believe in God and have never questioned the existence of God. Unlike Haatim, who questioned God after the death of his sister, I seek God in my time of need.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#125 by Emily Gatillo
» 21 Apr 2017, 11:00

Yes, I did. When I was younger, whenever I am really hurt or suffering, I ask where is that omnipotent being who created me? Are all these pain part of his plan for my life? Where is He when I need him the most? I always felt helpless. But later on, I realized all those downfalls were meant to happen to strengthen me and build be to be better person. Now, I no longer question him but I pray to him. I think being able to question the existence of God is part of maturity which each person must go through.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#126 by Christine Penny
» 21 Apr 2017, 14:45

I never questioned the reality of God, I just questioned whether I could trust Him. I always viewed God as a cruel jokester who would almost bless me and then rip all His blessings away and torture me. As I grew older, I realized my bad decisions were my mistakes and God, Jesus Christ, was leading me into maturity disciplining me while out of fellowship and blessing me while I was in fellowship. God is like a parent, He will punish and reward. Not for works, but for following his game plan and growing in grace and in the knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord. For unbelievers, Christ died on the cross, so all sin would be judged, even the unbelievers. so that they freely could enjoy heaven by just a mustard seed of belief in Christ as a FREE GIFT. It has never been about works. God is a gracious God.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#127 by 13Vulpes
» Yesterday, 04:47

I believe that there is something "bigger" and wiser than us. But I also think that everyone has our own free will and should take responsibility for our actions. I think that blaming fate or God for global events or our bad luck is useless. Blaming others can comfort us for a while but eventually we have to take responsibility for our lives and take an action. I also think that if we focus on a thing (no matter if it´s "good or bad") and do it wholeheartedly something beyond us helps us to do it even better. And everything returns to us. This is too big topic to write about here. It´s more a book or an essay idea.

And, no I don´t question the existence of God because I think that something like that can do only person who has ever believed in God. And another philosophical observation: I think that religion is a matter of faith. If you truly believe in God then you have to believe that everything what happend has deeper meanig and therefore it should happend. No matter how sad, fainful or terrible it is. It is also interesting that "good" events support belief of God while "bad" events question God´s existence.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#128 by Nomad
» Yesterday, 05:02

Well, many people from different backgrounds may have different answers to this question. this may be mainly due to their experiences in life or their social statuses. I myself, have never questioned the existence of God since i always understand that we humans are spirits and above all spirits, there exists a supernatural spirit and which to me is God.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#129 by Sparkletime
» Yesterday, 13:08

I don't believe in any god and I can't question the existence of one now. When I was younger, my family and friends all believed and it was difficult to try to understand them. I recognize that religion is a comfort to others but I just don't need it. When I'm in a bad situation like Haatim, I just accept that nothing is certain in the world and any of us could die regardless of what we do. It can be hard for others to understand this point of view, but I definitely lack that "all men seek god" feeling and have all my life. We're all different people.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#130 by ktrae910
» Yesterday, 13:32

I have never questions the existence of God. I see evidence of him in everything around me. Even through the evil planted in our hearts by original sin, I see God's love a care for his creation.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#131 by Amagine
» Yesterday, 14:52

Its interesting that people who question God the most are the ones who grew up surrounded by religion. Its as if children who grow up around religion will either grow sick and tired of it and become an atheist or become completely devoted to the religion.
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Re: Do you question the existence of God?

Post Number:#132 by Tsheola Asavela
» Yesterday, 15:12

I, without a doubt, do not question His existence. As much as I was born as but, denounced Catholicism when I was thirteen years old; it was science that made me re-evaluate my faith in God which in turn, led me to the Islamic faith in '07. This is where I learned that, whatever happens in life, be it good or bad is either a lesson; a reminder or; a test intent on strengthening our faith and hope in the 'Almighty'. I mean, I lost both my parents; as well as a number of close friends and loved ones but, that never gave me a reason to hold a grudge with the 'Creator', for I know understand that experiences like death are vital to our soul's journey and evolution. Besides, why question something that is apparent and 'Omnipresent'.
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