God is good, I managed to filter your replies from the quotes, but, in the future, please use the "Preview" button to make sure everything is good. There's a quoting FAQ here: http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,4259.0.html
and you can use the test area to see if you've figured it out here: http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/board,28.0.html
*Facepalm. I quoted you on the one post that said, "We choose our Gods" And somehow it ended up just quoting your signature, so it was a mistake. I know it is your sig. but quoting that was a mistake is what I was trying to say, get it?
You said you were quoting the post
that said "We choose our own gods.". If you had been clear from the start, I would've understood what you meant.
Rather then going into another discussion, I have a question for you. Have you ever tried to see if God exists?
Aside from having been raised a believer and praying every night? Nope.
That is true but then again. I don't get how anyone could not have the common sense to believe in good and bad.
It's not about common sense. The basis of morality is empathy. Psychopaths feel no empathy, so they don't believe in good and bad. They believe in themselves above all others, like your god does.
Do you know what sin is? Sin is a bad doing, a bad act, an evil act.
We have words for those without the supernatural connotations. I'll give you a hint as to what they are: they're the words you typed in the quote above.
Murder is defiantly a sin. It is written in Gods law, "though shall not kill."
Yeah... Except all those parts where YHWH himself slaughters countless millions and orders the deaths of pretty much the entire planet.
All of these things, sloth, envy, rage, can all lead to hurting people and ourselves easily. That is the whole reason why God does not like it and that is the whole reason why it is bad in the first place.
Wearing mixed fabrics is a sin too, you know. How does that lead to hurting ourselves and others easily?
My goodness, can you please stop putting words in my mouth.
I am putting words in nobody's mouth. That's what you said in another thread. I can quote it for you, if you'd like.
Tell me, why do you lie? I'm pretty sure "bear no false witness" is in the Bible.
I do care about these people, that is why I pray for them.
Prayer... Making yourself feel good for not helping.
If you really cared, you'd get off your ass and help them
And the fact that you even think that it's "bs" means that you're never going to understand why these things happen.
I do understand them, since I don't blame everything on a "higher purpose", as if mocking the sick.
It can have a great impact on other people and themselves, they can be healed 1 year later, 2 years later, God had a plan for every individual. He heals and lets things happen for certain things to happen in the future. And he will especially heal if they too pray, and a lot of other people as well. The power of prayer is big.
Prayer has been shown, invariably, to fail
. In fact, one study showed that people who were prayed for fared worse
than those who weren't.
And how exactly are you helping them then??? If you're not a doctor and you don't want to pray because you think its, "bs", then how exactly are you doing everything you can to help them?
I'm a student of engineering physics. If you're alive in about thirty years, which is when I think I'll achieve at least one of my goals, you'll get the news of what I'm doing to help. If I cannot achieve even one of my goals, I will work on them until the day I die. At the very least, I will lay down the groundwork for the improvement of this planet, and not just the humans that live on it.