This is for Christians. How will I get the word of God to actors and actresses? I see these people who make me laugh and cry, but I know that if they don't learn about God, they won't go to heaven. please help!
Hey now, I'm not against spreading the word. I just think that telling people to essentially "Do or die" scares them off more often than not. And I think that most Christians ARE certifiably sane...
And toadaly, the God you describe is one taken way out of context. The fire and brimstone is supposed to be an example of the mental anguish one would experience. Hell is a place reserved for a select few, those who truly had a testimony of the Truth, and then completely turned and tried to destroy everything. And not everyone believes in that God. He is supposed to be our Father. What Father would want to condemn most of his children for an elite few?
Don't worry. This is why I say 99% of people have a chance to go to one degree of glory or the other. I would probably be an Atheist myself. I may have been for a couple months there, but even with all of the inactivity in the church I had been required to attend, and thinking on my own in private, I just couldn't fathom completely ceasing. So I may be deluded. Who knows. But I met very successful, very happy, very uplifting people who beleive in something larger than themselves, and follow their beliefs. And while I'm not saying Atheists can't be happy, about 60% of the ones I come across lead very...liberal lifestyles(trying to put it nicely), and were of a faith as a youth. And even those who don't just seem to come across pecimistic most of the time.
But these are my own experiences, and that's really all I have to go by. So I would rather live believing that there's some point to this life rather than having to constantly ask, "What's the point?" Because I know that's what I would end up doing. The wheels in my head never stop turning. Might explain why I'm even up at this hour...
"But these are my own experiences, and that's really all I have to go by."
Really now hivetyrant? I guess if stereotypes count as experience.
I myself have encountered many ill-mannered, bigoted, condescending, self-proclaimed christians yet I can't tell they are by their actions.
quite honestly, generally christians are no better than irreligious people.
"But I met very successful, very happy, very uplifting people who beleive in something larger than themselves, and follow their beliefs."
and I'm sure the same holds true for many irreligious/atheists, I doubt religious belief has anything to do with it.
Because infact, many atheists have been very friendly, intelligent and just all around good people.
I have come across this statment of yours.. "This is just like people who go from religious to anti-religious(9/10 times). They don't want to feel that they're weighed down by some moral code that just seems to get in the way, so they decide that there's no God and say it's all right to do whatever you want. Of course, a good portion of the time, these individuals end up with STDs and STIs, pregnant(or the instigator of a pregnancy), addicted to drugs, organ failure, brain damage, or death. Its great and all to disagree, but don't just do it because you want to go %^&* someone."
Stereotypes and just plain making stuff up doesn't validate your ignorant opinion as fact. I've noticed that you have a problem comprehending that?
Because actually, America is one of the most religious societies and it has high rates of homicide, juvenile/early adult mortality, STD infection, teen pregnancy, and abortion..
The countries that are among the least religious have low rates, according to United Nations’ Human Development Report
---and I'm sure the same holds true for many irreligious/atheists, I doubt religious belief has anything to do with it.
Because in fact, many atheists have been very friendly, intelligent and just all around good people.---
You are taking my words out of context. I never once said there aren't non-religious who are successful and happy. I think if anything my message should have come across saying that the same applies for everyone(the good and the bad), no matter the circumstances. I think you're just looking for reasons to be offended.
And where I live, from what I've seen and experienced, a good portion of "New" atheists do actually fit the stereotype. Coming in and calling me shallow-minded for circumstances over which I have no control is not called for.
---Because actually, America is one of the most religious societies and it has high rates of homicide, juvenile/early adult mortality, STD infection, teen pregnancy, and abortion..---
This can often be explained by the US's size, its citizens lifestyle, and its large variety of cultures and ethnicites.
---The countries that are among the least religious have low rates, according to United Nations’ Human Development Report ---
And that statement alone shows your anti-religious standing, and your reason for coming here. It's not good practice to enter into a discussion LOOKING for a fight.
"I think if anything my message should have come across saying that the same applies for everyone(the good and the bad), no matter the circumstances. I think you're just looking for reasons to be offended."
You are probably basing your "experiences" on stereotyping to fit your view, like usual.
"This can often be explained by the US's size, its citizens lifestyle, and its large variety of cultures and ethnicites."
Did you miss the point of my last two sentences hivetyrant? It was in refutation to your assertion that disbelief in god is associated with immorality.
In regards to populace your point doesn't hold up, statistical research and analysis paint the same pictures: higher rates of religiosity correlate with societal dysfunction. Higher rates of non-theism correlate with lower rates of dysfunction, and the least theistic nations are usually the least dysfunctional.
If you have anything else to say please take it to funmail.
Don't worry about it. People who take it their personal missions to convert others become disillusioned and disliked by others. If there is a need, they will be given a chance. Chances are, they already have been.
Don't assume that because a person doesn't share their exact beliefs with you, that they don't have a chance at paradise. God wants all of his children to return to Him, and I believe he has a plan in motion that will save most of them.
More actors & actresses beilieve then you think. Even A LOT of metal stars believe it. Really I wouldn't worry about it. Most everyone knows about the faith. IF they choose it they choose it, if not, it is their decision. Just let people live their own life.
Steve Irwin was an atheist. How does it make you feel to think he's burning in hell right now just because he wasn't a Christian?
If it makes you uncomfortable, then you're more compassionate than the god you believe sent him to hell.
Other actors and actresses I suppose, there are a few out there. Other then that its pretty hard without being famous yourself. If G-d intends for you to visit them he will provide a way, if not rest assured he is using someone else.
spoken like a true christian hivetyrant. Even though I don't personally believe in God, it's relieving to know that not all Christians out there are crazy people who want to convert me. Thank you!
Look you people who aren't Christians, I don't want you answering this question, this is for people who know how I feel, not for people who just want to offend Christians.
its not your job to convert them try to learn to respect other people and there beleifs because wthout respect you will get none in return
Constantly keep them in your prayers and maybe donate to organizations which spread the Good News in the Hollywood area.
Amblessed you know as well as I do that Obama will not allow organizations to exist after universal health care.
It's also a two way street, not one way. Remember that yourself.