Do you pray?
I’m not asking if you believe in Jesus, if you like organized religion, or if you get down on your knees every night before you go to bed…I just want to know if you have faith in something and you vocalize your worries and concerns to that faith. The power of prayer has been widely documented, so it may actually work!
Do you pray?
AllyssaHall on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Just because the people who wrote the bible believed in slavery desont mean God approved of it.(they never believed in rape, they believed that the rapist, should marry the woman, its now his responsibility to care for her even if he didnt want to, and if he raped anyone else, it was adultry so he would be killed.) I think you need to read the real bible, not “The Atheists Guide to the Bible” because apparently you people are getting your facts wrong.
RM2 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Oh and im sure the phrase, the bible was written by man, was said many times before you ‘enlightened’ us to that fact.
RM2 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm
Cant you see your not welcome, just like i wouldn’t be welcome on a atheist forum? I guess it doesn’t get through that thick skull of yours. You cant prove anything any more than we can, at least my beliefs warrant a reason for my existence, rather than believe, existence just existed for no reason at all.
EmmaMae1 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm
Lol and its not God we fear, its people like you who think that killing people promotes progress, that progress in society, can forsake a persons personal beliefs. Thats why the Indians were removed from their homes, thats why Stalin killed all those people. Because they though nothing of a persons right to live, only their goal of so called progress, standing on the corpses of murdered innocence.
AquaStone316 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm
Yes I’m aware that God did’nt write the Bible,I’m not stupid.I’m a Christian NO MATTER WHAT ANY1 SAYS!
EmmaMae1 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm
Please find in the bible where it says the world is flat? Way to mock our beliefs hypocrite.
EmmaMae1 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm
Main article: Religion in the Soviet Union
Although raised in the Georgian Orthodox faith, Stalin was an atheist. Stalin followed the position adopted by Lenin that religion was an opiate that needed to be removed in order to construct the ideal communist society. His government promoted atheism through special atheistic education in schools, anti-religious propaganda, the antireligious work of public institutions (Society of the Godless), discriminatory laws, and a terror campaign against religious believers. By the late 1930s it had become dangerous to be publicly associated with religion.
Stalin’s role in the fortunes of the Russian Orthodox Church is complex. Continuous persecution in the 1930s resulted in its near-extinction as a public institution: by 1939, active parishes numbered in the low hundreds (down from 54,000 in 1917), many churches had been leveled, and tens of thousands of priests, monks and nuns were persecuted and killed. Over 100,000 were shot during the purges of 1937–1938. During World War II, the Church was allowed a revival as a patriotic organization, and thousands of parishes were reactivated until a further round of suppression during Khrushchev’s rule. The Russian Orthodox Church Synod’s recognition of the Soviet government and of Stalin personally led to a schism with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
Just days before Stalin’s death, certain religious sects were outlawed and persecuted. Many religions popular in ethnic regions of the Soviet Union, including the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Baptists, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism underwent ordeals similar to that which the Orthodox churches in other parts of the country suffered: thousands of monks were persecuted, and hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, sacred monuments, monasteries and other religious buildings were razed
(My grandfather had to stand-by and do things that he asks everyday god to forgive him for, to say we religious people are the root of evil, is to of ignorance, and eventually, that ignorance will cause things like this to happen.)
Grimm420tx on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm
thats nice, you are aware your god didnt write the bible, it was man. as far as how life began, chemical reactions to be simple with it. theres also a huge difference between taking an old book written by people that believed in slavery, raping, and the world being flat as being the truth because science has yet to tell a 100% story on everything ever. but again theres no point even continuing this, because nothing truthful will click with jesuits, I understand fairy tales sooth fear quite well.
AquaStone316 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm
I believe in God and Jesus no matter what any1 says.
BIF1 on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm
And I agree with RM2, just because an atheist wrote a book on theories of how the universe came to be doesn’t prove anything, its just a book on ideas and theories. Its has no proof whatsoever. I don’t need some human to tell he how he thinks everything came to be, if you want us to prove that God is real by you seeing him, then I want to know that the universe came into play from a giant ball of matter, by seeing it for myself. I know good atheist, but they’re good because they don’t shove their beliefs in my face, and I wont do the same. Leave this crap alone, it was a simple question ‘Do you pray?” you could have said “no” and just left it alone, and I agree with RM2, I’m tired of these people who think they know everything about the universe because the read a few books, attacking my beliefs. And on the note of Hitler, no one ever thought he was an atheist, he was always a catholic, who wanted to control the church, and even thought about invading the Vatican. And Stalin was an atheist, and created a system to rid of everything and everyone that showed religious belief. My Uncle was Ukrainian and he was locked up for 20 years for being openly Jewish. He didn’t get out until the Fall of the Union.