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  • Oh go on then. I wish you believed in God as well. :o)
  • Nah, I could do without that need to belief in something. I'm good without it.
  • Yes, unfortunately one can't choose what they believe. (Some people think they can, however.)
  • Your wish has been granted.
  • Yep; it would help with this junk that happens that's totally senseless.
  • I wish too but in my opinion it looks doubtful. I wouldn't mind though.
  • Sometimes, particularly in relation to an afterlife, it would be nice to think of family members living on and being able to meet them again, but I just don't believe it, if others believe that then fine, I certainly have no interest in changing anyone's mind, but I just can't seem to believe it myself.
  • Original question before any later changes if any is: " I wish I believed in god; Anyone else? " My answer is: Fox Mulder on X-files has a sign on his office wall that says: " I Want to Believe " It doesnt specify who or whats to be believed in. However, Jesus Says " Blessed are the poor in Spirt for their's is the Kingdom of Heaven." Since your spirit is willing to believe, but the flesh is weak. This may eventually help you in some way. Be aware Jesus also says about himself " If you do not believe I am the One I claim to be. You will surely die in your sins." Hope you make a decision. I have prayed for you.
  • I went to a Christian fundamentalist church to see if 'stronger medicine' could make a believer out of me. Not really, although it seemed to be working at first. I eventually left that church and found that I feel quite comfortable being agnostic-atheist. Too many nutty people in those fundamentalist churches too. I think there are many who are really non-believers who've allowed themselves become brainwashed into being 'believers' for fear of their unbelief. Apparently an agnostic or atheist concept comes natural to some people; for me it is the ideal kind of viewpoint.
  • I do believe in HIM!
  • if i may ask what made you decide not to believe? i put all of my faith in god sometimes i stray but i get back on the holy path.If you can answer my question then maybe i can help you
  • For those who don't believe but think it would be nice, Why?
  • I do and I'm happy. come, let me teach you.
  • Turn your wish in faith and you will be there. I know one other that felt the same, he could not quite bring himself to believe. Once you believe in God, He will reveal Himself to you in a whole new way.
  • One more time religion is faith based, the faith that understands bad things happen and to stay strong and true to yourself. I just hope you have the ability to put faith in the people in your life knowing you can't see their every movement or desire.
  • why ? are you lonely ? need a ROCK/Light...its between you and HIM...start knocking,sincerely ,and HE WILL ANSWER.....
  • No. I've found that once I've pulled my head out of my butt. It's incredibly difficult to even want to shove it back in.
  • No. I have my own religion.
  • If you mean that you're having difficulty believing in the traditional view of God as a kind of being "out there somewhere", infinite and supposedly loving but who will abandon or even torture people who ignore his rules... and feel that there must be more than that? Then see "God" as the Beingness that indwells everything. This is the view of God described by Christian and Muslim mystics (lots of quotes on my profile) using language virtually the same as some Jewish and even Buddhist masters. A wonderful and wonderfully helpful book I found in my 20's is "Quiet Talks with the Master", by Eva Bell Werber (www.devorss.com... used to cost only about $5.95) that evokes a warm loving sense of God and really speaks to my heart.
  • I bellieve in God and that's why i am here to answer your question.
  • yes and no. I mean it would be easy to just attribute every good or bad experience in my life to gods or the will or plan of a god. Write off the unexplainable with a spiritual/religious generic answer and just go through life thinking I have it all figured out as long as I follow what is in a book..of course, since no one interprets religious books the same, well I guess I have to make up a lot too that will justify and suit my actions...but it does seem kind of convenient. But ultimately, in my opinion, it all seems false to me and to live a lie knowingly, well that seems a worse crime than anything.
  • Actually its rather stupid if you dont, do you actually believe that all this is a accident, look at your car did it just pop into existence, no someone created it, look all around you can you see anything that just made itself without help, to believe that a small bit of matter was sitting out in the middle of a void and blew up is a crazy ass idea. Let me ask you this why would it blow up, a void is completely stable it should have been the most stable little piece of matter ever, it should have never blown up. Just look around and see how everything fits into place so nicely and how things function with each other there is no way it was not planned, just my 2cents. hope this helps.
  • Yes. I wish you believed in me, too.
  • +4 No... I don't wish that I believed in God. What I wish is that God actually existed and let people know that he existed. Then we wouldn't need belief or faith or whatever you choose to call it. Then we could all be judged by our actions on an equal playing field. . I can't bring myself to believe in God for a whole host of reasons, but even if most of them were somehow able to be put aside, I think that I would still have a fundamental problem with the concept that an entity capable of creating everything in existence; from the minute sub atomic particles in every atom to the vast galaxies spanning almost incomprehensible distances; would choose to play a childish guessing game of hide and seek over his existence simply to worm out those of his creations that are deemed worthy to worship him for all eternity. . It's just an utter nonsense, and people have gotten so absorbed in the detail of their religions (arguing over it, debating it and adding to it)that they are ignoring the total foolishness of the big picture itself. It's almost like fleas arguing about which one of them owns the dog that they all live on. . Prime example: medieval christain theologians dreaming up hierarchies of angels - powers, thrones, cherubs, dominions, orders, spheres etc. Although they're clearly made up and obviously just fabrications, there were great nevertheless debates lasting centuries about who had got the order and the ranks correct. It pressumably never crossed their minds to think - what on earth an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, universe creating entity might have need of angels for. There were supposedly 6 winged angels guarding God's throne... guarding from who one might ask. Something pressumably so powerful that an omnipotent entity like God would need the assistance of beings vastly his inferior to help him deal with? "That dog don't hunt monsignor" . Come on people - big picture!
  • I don't really care if you believe or not.
  • Do you really, Chyo Bod? Well, that is a good start. Many who believe came to it from a "need to believe". I think that is in most of us. I perceive that you are young. This is a confusing time for many. It was for me. My advice is to do a lot of reading. Read the old scriptures to get a "basis". But also read all the modern commentaries on them you can find. Can I make a few suggestions? A deep...but very concise and easy read is C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity". I found it very helpful when I was your age. You can go beyond that, of course. And you may not come to the Christian faith, but you can come to a better perception of just who and what "God" is. And it can change your life. Best wishes,...sincerely.
  • I do believe in God and I am forever thankful to Him for revealing His presence to me at such an early age. He called me, I listened.
  • Which god?
  • I never really thought about what you may or may not think about god.
  • Nope. I couldn't look my friends and family in the eyes and accept that they are worthy of eternal pain and suffering for not believing in a jewish zombie.
  • I for one am glad I don't believe, I am much to happy asking why and looking for a realist answer, and a realists solution.
  • I could give you some rant about science and reason to explain why I don't believe but I won't. The simplest way to put it is that I just don't find comfort there. That's good enough reason for me.
  • Yes, I wish you'd ask God, "God, who are You?".
  • I wish I believed in God less. on a scale of 1-10 I believe in God at about a 4. 1 being Not at all 10 being believer.
  • Belief will not change reality. Religions are everywhere, and they can all be wrong, but one thing's for sure, they can't all be right. If there's on chance in a million that Christianity is right, why would anyone not chose to believe? Take the little test below, and see how you would do if there is a God, and you died today and stood before Him to be judged. Look at the "mirror" of the Ten Commandments. Ever lied? Stolen? Lusted (adultery of the heart - Matt. 5:27-28) or had sex out of marriage? Guilty or innocent on Judgment Day? Heaven or Hell? ("All liars will have their part in the lake of fire" - Rev. 21:8). Jesus took your punishment on the Cross, proving God’s love. He defeated death. Repent and trust Him - God will forgive you and give you everlasting life. Read the Bible daily, obey it - John 14:21. God will never let you down. For me it was as simple as this, I broke God’s Law, and Jesus paid my fine in His own perfect blood. He said if I would repent, confess my sins to God, and forsake them, and be born again, by putting my faith in Him and Him alone to save me, I could have eternal life in Heaven. That sure beats the alternative, Hell forever. May God continue to bless you and your family, because if He didn’t, you couldn’t take one more breath!
  • You want to believe in god well go for it.
  • Why just wish it, do it, billions do. Some imagine Him with an elephant's head, others see Him in the shape of a man nailed to a cross, there are even those, though they will not admit it, who see him in the shape of the dollar and will do anything for him. But if you're after a more sublime one you'll find him described in HQ 112 "Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, the Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him"
  • I am just not one to blindly follow anything. I have tried. I have pretended so others will accept me. I just can't get past the fact that I see no real evidence. Sometimes I envy those that can.
  • Hi,thats exactly what I prayed for one night while I was on rehab at age 14 .I will hear people testimonies saying that they kneeled before God and God heard them and answered their prayers.I dint belive in anything before,but I kneeled asked God to give me faith and to show me he was real.The very next morning I felt the Holy Spirit it was like being in extasis I started feeling real good but exagerated I felt it all over my body and I asked one of the guys who was telling me about God he said "what you feel is God" From then on God has provided me faith and increased love inside of me.When I was 17 yrs old my son was born with a heart condition I prayed and heard that sweet voice: "God hears you" I felt the spirit again and started to laugh of joy,my son was healed .My mother was kidnapped and God brought her back.I went to prison and lost my Girl ,house,car,son everything I lost at age 19-20 .Now God has giving me a new fiancee ,a nice apt and I get to see my son on vacations.I forgot to tell you that God promised me a new love nd the Job that I was going to work on.You see there's gifts of the Spirit and one of them is the gift of prophesy A lady with this gift gave us bible lessons and she told me what God's plans were for me ,that I was going to work answering phone 3 callas in an office (never thought I be doing that) and said Somebody special and better was coming.Any way its countless the miracles I've seen.I suggest to do the same and since you already have the desire I am pretty sure God will hear you and call you His son or daughter.May God bless you and teach you what Love really is.
  • Yea sometimes it would be nice
  • I believe in God. . But at one point I was a militant Atheist so I empathize.
  • I am not much of a wisher. If I want something I do it. If you wish you believed in god it means you want to believe in god, so why dont you. Wishes are dreams, you can make them come true by stopping to wish for things and realise it's you that is in charge. Do what you want, not wish, and be in charge of yourself.
  • Actually, I'm the opposite of you. Some things that have happened in my life have forced me to believe in God. However, I am not always sure that the afterlife will be all that great; a lot of the time I wish I were an atheist. Be thankful for your ignorance.
  • Sometimes I feel the same way myself. For that matter, I occasionally wish I was on a star ship visiting the billions of different people and places in the universe. Alas! As the old saying goes - "If wishes were horses - beggars would ride".....I may as well wish for a money tree to sprout up in my back yard next to a champagne stream for all the good such thoughts do me. It's better that we live in the real world for the most part - and that we leave our daydreams for the idle moments of restful contemplation & relaxation.
  • I'd like to, but then I think about how awesome it would be if I had my own island.
  • Hi,I prayed for that one day in rehab at age 14.I did this after hearing a testimony of a guy kneeling to God talking to him.That night I went on my knees and prayed to believe in Him and to show me a sign.The very next morning I felt the divine presence of the Holy spirit while I was reading something from the 12 steps ,I started feeling really good like in extasis I felt really overwhelmed,I ask one of the guys in there what was this that I was feeling he replied:"God. I am the kind of person who puts to the test everything they tell me, even when crazy miracles happened I still had the doubt.My son was born with a heart condition a murmur they called it,I was 17 and prayed after the doctor's news I felt the same fire as before and my body fell in to a overwhelming joy then I heard a voice that said "God hears you " My son was healed .Well basically since the day I ask God to provided me with faith he gives me proof all the time.Like the time I complaint because I was selling in a swap meet and was complaining of a bad location and was all stressed out ,my girlfriend told me God will provide well after she said that, I turned around and was folding a short i felt money inside of it pulled it out and was $40.00 ,stuff like this happens all the time.I also found out it is God who reveals himself to us,He chooses us and we all have a time of when we come to Him,next time he knocks open the door Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
  • I wish there was a God to believe in.
  • I don't really care whether or not you believe in any deity. I certainly don't wish that I did. I rather like being a free-thinker who evaluates evidence and logic.
  • Well sometimes I do but It's just hard. I would like to see some proof before I can believe.
  • No i have enough guilt already
  • It's hard to let go. But it's better than fooling yourself.
  • Well, I'm not sure what to believe.

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