ok now so I m an athiest but I don't push my religeon on other I just want to c what others beleav and y
Okay so my beliefs lean towards what you would have to call Christianity. I don't shove my beliefs down anybody else's throat because time was, I didn't want it done to me. I came to understand as follows: that it's about a personal and intimate relationship.
The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Beyond these core beliefs, there are many other items that are, or at least should be, indicative of what Christianity is and what Christianity believes. Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired, “God-breathed” Word of God and that its teaching is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Christians believe in one God that exists in three persons-the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
Christians believe that mankind was created specifically to have a relationship with God, but sin separates all men from God (Romans 3:23; 5:12). Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ walked this earth, fully God, and yet fully man (Philippians 2:6-11), and died on the cross. Christians believe that after His death, Christ was buried, He rose again, and now lives at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for the believers forever (Hebrews 7:25). Christianity proclaims that Jesus’ death on the cross was sufficient to completely pay the sin debt owed by all men and this is what restores the broken relationship between God and man (Hebrews 9:11-14; 10:10; Romans 5:8; 6:23).
Christianity teaches that in order to be saved and be granted entrance into heaven after death, one must place one’s faith entirely in the finished work of Christ on the cross. If we believe that Christ died in our place and paid the price of our own sins, and rose again, then we are saved. There is nothing that anyone can do to earn salvation. We cannot be “good enough” to please God on our own, because we are all sinners (Isaiah 53:6; 64:6-7). There is nothing more to be done, because Christ has done all the work! When He was on the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), meaning that the work of redemption was completed.
According to Christianity, salvation is freedom from the old sin nature and freedom to pursue a right relationship with God. Where we were once slaves to sin, we are now slaves to Christ (Romans 6:15-22). As long as believers live on this earth in their sinful bodies, they will engage in a constant struggle with sin. However, Christians can have victory in the struggle with sin by studying and applying God’s Word in their lives and being controlled by the Holy Spirit-that is, submitting to the Spirit’s leading in everyday circumstances.
So, while many religious systems require that a person do or not do certain things, Christianity is about believing that Christ died on the cross as payment for our own sins and rose again. Our sin debt is paid and we can have fellowship with God. We can have victory over our sin nature and walk in fellowship and obedience with God. That is true biblical Christianity.
Now, did you already know most of this or were you curious as to the reasons we believe what we believe? I was an Atheist too until I had a run-in with God. He sought me out. I definitely was not looking for Him and new too much to care. Blessings
PS - I believe in scientific explanations for most things, but God has convinced me that He is the author of all sciences as well.
I consider myself something akin to a Gnostic... but I prefer not to label my beliefs.
I have noticed that generally the natural pattern is for chaos to follow order... and that order generally stems from order. To surmise that oder follows nihilism... seems as incredible as anything to me.
I have the volition to transform the abstract idea into the tangible in this non-deterministic reality. If I can imagine and create... I cannot discount the unimaginable. I am wise enough to know my limitations and the existential nature beyond my perceptions... cannot be accurately weighed by myself.
I believe basically the same as jlw82.
I feel that there is something bigger out there, but I can't and won't bother to describe it and if there is an afterlife whatever "god" exists will take care of me if I've had a good life on earth. I generally consider myself a deist or somedays agnostic.
atheist because im not mentally retarded
Religion does have it's place in society and it's nothing wrong with having one or believing in a god. As long as you respect others beliefs
Atheism isn't a religion,but I don't consider myself any specific religion, or at least none of the ones I've come across. I believe in a higher power, but I don't feel the necessity to 'worship' anything or anyone. I believe in karma but that all people innately wish to be good. If there is an afterlife, I believe it has to do solely with your actions here on earth, than what you believe. In my opinion, every decent, caring person will have the same fate after death.
I've never understood the argument -- I believe in God because "who else created earth?" If you push that logic to its logical conclusion...then you have to ask: Who created God? We did...as historians have shown.
I'm also not sure "how earth was created," though there are a number of theories and scientific explanations to choose from, but just because I/we don't understand something doesn't mean we should just fall back to -- Well, it must have been God!
I am a Christian and I m very proud of it... I don't have anything against atheists, it's just if you guys think about it, who created earth? nature? who controls the weather? who makes something grow inside a woman for nine months, and come out to be a perfect baby after nine months... these things make me believe that there is a God!! STILL NOTHING AGAINST YOU GUYS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO YOUR OWN RELIGION AND BELIEFS
I'm an Atheist myself,all my life Christianity was forced onto me and I couldn't do a thing cause I was very young but this year I finally took a stand cause my mom kept doing it and didn't stop and well we had a fight and I yelled at her saying it,there is NO proof of him,the Bible was written by man,people are just worshiping some dead dude that isn't real.
I'm an Atheist too. The reason I don't believe in God or any deity is because there is no actual proof that any ever existed or exists. And there are so many different religions that worship different Gods etc. There can't be more than 1 creator of the world can there? I just don't buy any of it. It's too un-believable for me...
yea I agree with most of you and all of you on some level everyone is entitled to their own opinion without discrimination and I don't beleave because the lack of scientific proof towards all religion althow I m a firm beleaver that all religions if read properly instill good morals in people
Lovebunny - who controls the weather?
So according to you your god also send Tsunamis, Mega Storms, Cyclones etc, for What reason might that be? You sure you are a Modern Human and not a Neanderthal?
BTW all of you know by now that I am an Atheist, ex-christian
Take care ;-)
*** it's just if you guys think about it, who created earth? nature? who controls the weather?
We've thought about it, and we've concluded that the idea that an invisible magic dude is responsible...is pretty much silly.
I also respect your belief lovebunny117, but we have our own answers for all those things...science has shown us how these things came to be, and I simply haven't got all the time in the world to explain it.
I'm an Atheist Buddhist.
I was raised a Christian and I was never happy...I researched many religions before finally settling on Buddhism.
no one knows what is waiting for us on the other side if there be one...just hope you die in your sleep...its a win win situation.
hey lovebunny big bang theory and charles darwin. do some research. im an athiest too by the way if you didnt notice.
I'm an agnostic atheist: I don't believe in a god, and I don't think anyone has any evidence for one.
joesaper, that was uncalled for...please change the attitude.
That's very cruel,that's not what the religion is about.
atheist because im not mentally retarded