My beliefs are as follows:
- I believe that there is one God, the God of the Bible.
- I believe that the Flood was an actual happening and that Noah's ark was historical.
- I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God
- I do not believe in Evolution, however I do not understand it, I believe God made all animals according to their various kinds.
- I believe the Earth is about 6,000 years old not billions.
- I believe anything the Bible says
- I believe in Heaven for the saved.
- I believe those not saved will be annihilated in hellfire.
- I believe when we die we sleep until the resurrection at the end of days.
That is about most of the beliefs I can think of right now. Which one would you like to discuss?
Jake c 47: Now I will crush you. You have insulted me seriously in another area, and I am NOT AMUSED. In fact, I am pissed at your ignorance...
"I believe in one God, the God of the Bible"
The bible was written by man, to push Christianity. Prove that your one god exists above all others. And don't use your pathetic posture of 'god is helping me', crap to prove so. You have proven you are delusional. I'll show you wisdom: If this existence serves a higher purpose, and there is a Father God, then this person gave me every opportunity to live every possible life - along with another woman - so I could learn through experience, in which there is no better way to learn. Create world peace? The only way is through understanding that people need good things in order to survive and be healthy and happy. We were given problems to learn how to solve them correctly, and understand the ramifications of not solving them correctly and directly. In effect, I will be you, and you will become me. This is my god - the Father, those that came before me, and myself. I'm saying with just this one story, my god makes much more sense than the god of the christian bible, which supports old beliefs, was written for audiences and for different situations, to push christianity. The god of the bible is NO DIFFERENT than any god that came before that one or after that one. I can't even respect the god of christianity. That's how bad your god is. If this god is true - I will kill him. Can I express my feelings on your religion any further? It's not just your religion, either - it's everyone's. You all believe in false deities. I don't like false crap. Show me a god that actually gives a fuck about life, and I'll put a crown on his head..
"I believe that the Flood was an actual happening and that Noah's ark was historical. "
To not bother repeating the obvious, it is mathematically, biologically, astronomically, ecologically, and scientifically impossible that a flood could have covered every mountain top of the entire earth. Fossil records at the top of mountains verify that colliding upward thrusts of the earth's crust creates mountain ranges. We have no historical record of Noah, or his people, aside from a 'story' in your 'holy crap'...
"I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God"
This is because you can't fucking understand it. I was like you - I wanted to understand everything about the bible. And what jesus said. When I understood it all - it disproved itself. I had to ignore the bad stuff for it to make any sense. This means either the bible was written by raving lunatics, or the language and attitudes of the time was accurately reflected in the bible and therefore written by man. You think it's inspired by God because you can't understand it in its entirety due to your feeble mind.
"I do not believe in Evolution, however I do not understand it, I believe God made all animals according to their various kinds."
According to what we know about 'what came first, then what came after', god making all animals according to the bible is completely invalidated. Completely. Look at the chronological order of events. It's way off - even the making of the sun. I've got news for you - back then, this was their only explanation for how things were - god did it. Now, we have scientific evidence that life can and will thrive anywhere that the conditions are right for it to. I don't need life to be found on other planets to verify that theory. They've already proven it in the lab. But you won't believe it unless we do find it on another planet - and then you'll rationalize that form of life somehow as having some purpose to deceive more people. Evolution is now scientific fact. The fact that you don't understand it BLASTS OUT THAT YOU ARE INCOMPETENT, STUPID, AND HAVE A LACK OF PROPER SCHOOLING...
"I believe the Earth is about 6,000 years old not billions."
Yes, yes, and we lived with dinosaurs, fossil carbon dating is way off, etc. The earliest form of man was at least a million years ago, in recent news. Carbon dating is in fact, very accurate. You are an idiot for believing that with all we know scientifically about how the earth has progressed over millions of years, and failing to understand this, god I want to slap you. Physicists are not wrong. Just because you can't understand evolution or physics doesn't prove your god exists, or that the earth is 6,000 years old. Any geologist, ecologist, biologist, historian, zoo keeper, hell, anyone with a brain, should be laughing at you for this statement. Go have sex with Palin and create idiot babies..
"I believe anything the Bible says"
Hence your blindness to everything else. You believe in the bible regardless of anything that goes against it. Religion without science is blind. Completely. Because you fail to understand even basic things about any realm of science, F- to you, sir. You believe in the bible out of idiocy. I believe in reason and proof - factual evidence. Just because your bible 'tells you so' doesn't make it right..
"I believe in Heaven for the saved."
You believe in a fairy-tale. Heaven likely doesn't exist. if it does, it exists entirely separated from this world. I will caution you that instead of waiting on jesus to return or heaven to come to you, you had better make this world a better place with the time you have here, rather than waiting for that opportunistic good moment after you have died. Nobody has died and returned to tell about this 'heaven'. The ones who have were simply lacking oxygen to their brain and were having hysteria...
" I believe those not saved will be annihilated in hellfire."
And every group out there believes that their group is the saved ones. Nice to belong to the 'saved club'. If the only way your god has of creating a good society is to kill off most people and continuously forgive the rest of you, your god is likened to an unreasonable, prejudice, biggotry kind of man. In fact, this is man's answer to major problems. I have better answers. Your god is the god of mindless idiots.
"I believe when we die we sleep until the resurrection at the end of days."
Yes, go to sleep - you might dream about a better place. When you finally wake up from your crap - then talk to me like a sane person, and we can continue trying to save this planet from immenent doom, and saving our country from continuous loops of economic, personal, financial, health, education, elderly, etc. problems. Since you seem so destined for heaven, I'll just assume that you'll never realize that we have problems of our own that need to be addressed, and since you are so busy trying to save yourself in heaven, you're of no use to me alive. I should tie you to a train track, put on some dynamite with a ticker for good measure, and let you sleep well with the hopes of later waking up to a better place.
I believe in rationality.
I believe in absolute equality.
I believe in doing good things for people
I believe that small things matter
I don't fuck with people
I don't plot against people
I work hard to help you, your kids, and everyone you've ever known
life is very precious to me
I believe in freedom with restrictions to protect those that can't protect themselves
I believe in a free society
I believe we can do better than this
I believe I can do things better than what is currently out there
I actively make things better than what is currently out there
I'm involved in the fight for the rights of everyone else
I fight for the better of all people - not just a select few
I believe anyone can be of use at a later point in time, no matter what crime they used to commit
I believe in teaching
I believe in knowledge
I believe in doing what is good
I don't believe in a god
I don't believe in a heaven
I believe we only have this one life to make all the difference in the world with it.
I believe you are terribly wrong, and wasting your time
I believe there are too many idiots like you
I believe I am surrounded by biggotry, morons, and lazy, hateful, discriminating bastards.
I believe the majority of people aren't aware of what kind of situation they are in
I believe we can be proactive about things, and avoid messes
I believe in me. I believe in my fellow man. I believe women possess a certain power as well. I believe everyone has a voice. I believe we should use it.
I am Jeremiah. I am. I am an atheist. know it, learn knowledge, be proud of it. You have overcome an age-old trap.
Jakec47: These should have been your belief system. Based on reality. Not some fiction written 2,000 years ago by people trying to use what they knew at the time to make the world a better place. We are the ones now trying to make the world a better place. Your religion stands in the way.