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  • I intuitively believe without reason

    3 10.34%
  • Metaphysical experiences

    5 17.24%
  • I question why we are here

    3 10.34%
  • I observe the natural order of the universe

    5 17.24%
  • I was raised as a religious person

    5 17.24%
  • fear of death

    0 0%
  • I miss my deceased beloved ones

    3 10.34%
  • I just want to believe in god ,what if he really exists ?

    4 13.79%
  • I find it irrational to believe in god

    13 44.83%
  • others

    5 17.24%
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    whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    thx for voting and commenting l thank you for not trolling the thread
    Last edited by Medusa; 04-24-14 at 08:10 PM.
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Medusa's got her period.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    The one thing that all major religions have in common is the fear of suffering.










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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The one thing that all major religions have in common is the fear of suffering.
    hi risky if l speak for myself some experiences and losses l have had led me to believe in god in abrahamic religions although l used to question the meaning of this life since my childhood (l was more like a deist ).l really dont fear god.l believe everybody believes in god in their own styles
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Define god.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Define god.
    maybe your concscience maybe any starter of what we perceive as reality
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    hi risky if l speak for myself some experiences and losses l have had led me to believe in god in abrahamic religions although l used to question the meaning of this life since my childhood (l was more like a deist ).l really dont fear god.l believe everybody believes in god in their own styles
    My point was not that everyone fears "God", but that all people who practice religion fear suffering.











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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    maybe your concscience maybe any starter of what we perceive as reality
    I define god as love. I believe in that because it's self evident.

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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I define god as love. I believe in that because it's self evident.
    Why muddy love by attaching a word with so much baggage like "god" to it? Just call it love, cuz that's what it is.
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    Re: whats your motivation for believing in god ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Why muddy love by attaching a word with so much baggage like "god" to it? Just call it love, cuz that's what it is.
    I believe love is metaphysical. 'God' is generally used to describe metaphysical entities. You can define god however you want, and I shall as well.

    Did you not notice the thread topic?

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