why do people praise god for the good things "he" does... not that he exists... but then when it comes to the bad things, they blame people???
ok. first off. oaklandathletics, im the one who stated the question, and rereading my posts, im pretty sure I did not mention or say that He doesn't exist. go ahead and reread them, and you see what im talking about. second, your number 2, yeah people follow government. a. it is there, there is proof, and it does exist physically. and b. we created government ourselves, so does that mean we also created God?
warmheart... if he does exist, he is basically forcing people to follow him, and literally bow down to him, is he not? he wants everything when he wants it, and he if he doesnt, ohh we better watch out. the other day, we had a 60+ car pile up due to a forest fire and horrible smog. when cars where hitting each other [[we heard the audio 911 tapes and police calls from our new stations]] I heard people screaming in fear and in pain... not screaming OMG... and if they did, it was not to praise or practice belief in him, it was because they have been condtioned to say the three words in a time of crisis [[kind of ironic because God is so "holy"]] and finally, if humans actually did have an innate trait [[which btw means they do NOT learn from following the bible or church and instead are born with it]] to follow something, such as jesus, why is there any such thing as rebellion or why are there different views and religions?
flossheal... you said "despite the awful things you encounter" but doesnt He create them in the first place?
and finally lol
toadaly... thank you for actually answering the answer at hand, it makes sense, thanks.
One, you are not even giving us a chance to answer, you are asking a question about why people praise G-d so don't go saything that G-d doesn't exist. That is like saything that people who do believe in G-d are clueless.
And know to answer the question, people praise G-d because of different reasons 1. some people need to believe in something that has control over things and that someone didn't just die for now reason but fulfilled their job on this world and are ready to move on the the next one.
Another reason is that people want to be led. The same thing happens with our government. Some people want the government in our lives to lead us in the right direction and that could be the same thing with G-d.
One of my personal reasons is because through praying to G-d I connect with people all over the world, past and present. Millions of people could be praying at the exact same time as I am and it is a sense of unity. It is a good feeling to know that we (Jews) have gotten through so much and still are alive today to tell the tale.
But each person really has their own reason for praying to G-d and sometimes it is hard to understand why other people pray or praise G-d until they find their own special reason.
I hope I helped...
Oh, the innocence of youth. "Yeshua Saves" is a praise. Some would say bless you after that thinking it was a sneeze. Why God puts us through trials is His way of refining and purifying our faith, to rely totally on Him and His provisions.
Kind of hard to explain without icy roads where you are, but let's say there is a spot in the highway ahead that is all congested from a careless driver who caused a pileup, and then your car hits the ice and starts to slide. going to just scream? cuss? Most of the time, even from nonbelievers, OMG or OG save us, just slips out. Where did that come from???, passengers or even self may question in dire times.
We humans have an innate desire to worship something, and His name is Jesus. Following these threads in others' answers like amblessed or silverwings point to the same Savior, who is the only one who really cares for you, for He knit you in your mothers womb and knew your name before the beginning of time.
Bless you as you find truth.
Praising God is something Christians do because they know Him to be the Creator and Giver of all perfect things, and believing in His Truth, can count on theseand many more promises as children of the Most High God: 1 We know that God causes ALL things to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to HIS purpose*Romans 8:28 2. Troubles produce patience and patience produces character Romans 5:3-4 3. Our present troubles are quite small and won't last long! Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! 2 Corinthians 4:17 And as far as blaming people, so many so called Christians run people out of the belief in God's perfect grace by being un-graceful in dealing with others, but the Lord knows our hearts, and tells us "You can tell what they are by what they do" Matthew 7:16
OK a catch 22 here, "Why do people praise god...not that he exists..." That is so very right! There is no god or gods, only figures of worship. There is only one God, notice the capital G. Everything else is just something to worship, sometimes I worship this piece of plastic computer because it has helped spread His Word so effectively, and lose sleep by being here through the night into the wee hours in the morning!
People praise Him, notice the capital H, because He is such a Holy God, no one can put blame on perfection.
On the flip side, we mess up and it seems it is always someone's fault, because that is just our fallible selves coming through.
The greatest days are ahead!
Why do people praise God? 1. God created us for that reason 2. because of the good things He's done for us 3. because of the bad things that didn't happened to us.
Why do people blame people? 1. because they're humans with error. No one wants that. 2. They can SEE. So its easier to blame them. 3. They only know that good things comes from God. Bad things are either because of other peoples error or they're own.
I can go on and on and on... Find your own reason and try to share.. who knows, we might even understand why He let us suffer the trial for us to seek Him..
If something bad happens you don't 'thank' God for it, but you can certainly still 'praise' Him - not for the bad thing, but for the fact that his love remains unchanging despite the awful things you encounter.
Also, in terms of blaming people, I know how much my own selfishness, laziness and irritability create the bad things that happen to me. Why wouldn't I blame myself? That's not to say I wallow in guilt, but I'm big enough to know whose fault it it...
heh, warmheart, I couldn't help but notice your quote "Yeshua Saves". Did you know that in Hebrew, "Yeshua" means "YHWH's salvation", so your quote actually means "YHWH's salvation Saves"
In regards to the original question, it's because people have the preconception that God is all good, yet, evil clearly exists. So they have to find someone else to blaim for the bad.
thats classical conditioning. people pair the words "oh my god" with an either good or bad, but different from the norm event. those three words mean absolutely nothing to many. as in my case. and beside that not answering the question...
isnt that saying his name in vain or something...
so they praise him even when some dies? or someone suffers? or maybe when an unborn babies life is taken?
and the "He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow" is not true. he differs EVERY SECOND from religion to religion.
Christians praise God in the good times and the bad times - regardless of mans circumstances, He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
When something good or bad is about to or has happened, what three words fall out of our mouths?
Satan uses people, to work his work.
We have to learn what is of God, and what is of Satan.
Humans...will they ever learn?