numbnuts wrote:It always amazes me how long these threads last on religion it seems to me that the non believers have to gather in a corner to convince themselves that there is no God.
I haven't been trying to convince myself of anything. Can't speak for anyone else though.
numbnuts wrote:The way I see it when I die and I find out that there is no afterlife, no heaven, no God what have I lost nothing at all
Just time and money!
numbnuts wrote:, but if the church teaching have made me a better person in my life then it has won the day it is as easy as that. With out God and the church I may have been the same as I am now a normal adjusted person, but what if I wasn't.......
With a god and a church I might be the same as I am now, but what if I wasn't?
pigman wrote:on a similar vane, it always makes me smile when I see/read about people who find their backs up against the wall turning to religion. Admittedly some of what is written in biographies or shown in docudramas may be embelished, but when people are faced with an impending plane crash/hijack, face a terminal illness, family death etc., they deperately turn to god and prayers.
1) Probably written by someone religious
2) You don't hear about all the people that don't suddenly start praying.
Personally, I prefer to work on the problem, or ask for help from other people, rather than try and magic the problem away.