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    RE:Cf and religion

    Hello everyone, this subject will always be a controversial one. I believe in a higher existence and know although I was bought up in the Catholic church, I have since fallen by the wayside!! I have a form of faith if you like, I look around and see all the beauty in nature, the simple things in life give me the most pleasure, the smell of roses, {when the old nose is'nt blocked}, the sunsetting and just the love of good friends and family. I try to base my life on a simple bit of practice, " Do to others as you would want them to do to you." I tend to meditate and reflect on life, and I value my own existence, I kind of believe we were all bought into this world for a reason, life does have a purpose, don't like to be judgemental, but find some religions are all doom and gloom. I think alot of people can often find hope and inspiration through attending Church, quite often in smaller communities the church is a weekly social event that draws people together.
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    <blockquote>Quote<br><hr><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i><br> Socrates was known for saying that the wisest man was the man who could admit that he knows nothing. I tend to agree.<hr></blockquote>

    Yeah, Rossesau said stuff like that, too. It's funny 'cause he's a philosopher who says there's no point in studying philosophy. =-) I tend to go with that, too. When I was a teen, I was a devout atheist, 'cause I thought I knew everything. Then I got into buddhism for a while, which made me realize i don't know anything. And now, i'm back to being christian. Ha ha, full circle. =-) Even though I'm christian, though, i still agree with Socrates and Rosseau. So, i don't worry about that stuff anymore. I just go with my instincts. =-)

    Emily, there's another quote out there that says something like, "A man who thinks he knows everything is already flawed," or something like that. I don't remember where I heard it, but I was wondering if you knew what it was. I think it was by someone like socrates, but for all I know, I could have gotten it from a cartoon, or something. =-)

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    <blockquote>Quote<br><hr><i>Originally posted by: <b>Anonymous</b></i><br> I try to base my life on a simple bit of practice, " Do to others as you would want them to do to you."

    Cheers Eileen :<img src="i/expressions/sun.gif" border="0"><hr></blockquote>

    Eileen, does that mean if I want to be bonked on the head, I can go around and bonk everyone else on the head? =-) Sorry, I couldn't resist. Once I was in church and the sermon was about that, so i ran up to the preacher, bonked him on the head, and then indicated I wanted him to bonk my head. =-) It was a small church, and pretty casual, obviously. =-)

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    It sounds Socrates-esque. But I'm not sure what/who it's from. And I'm too lazy to flip through my philosophy book trying to find it. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> Sorry. lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

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    Is anyone here LDS?

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    i do agree with people that are against organized religion. It seems that nothing good has come from it throughout history. it just gives people excuses to abuse the earth, abuse fellow humans, start wars and all that. I was brought up a mormon, but at the age of 9 we quit attending the services. And i do thank "god" for that(and my parents) that that religion was never engrained into me. anyway religion is an easy way out... that is not making any conclusions for yourself and that is a bad thing.
    As far as the "why me" i think we all will or hav gone through that...and it is only natural that we go through some very hard times befor we eventually come to accept it.
    So i wouldn't listen to anyone who thinks they know who god is, you need to come up w/ that on your own
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    I was raised a christian and attended church for many years. I have since, as some other said, "fallen by the wayside". In my gut I still believe that there is a God and in the end everything in life happens for a reason, but sometimes I feel like I loose my faith because of all these bad things that go on in the world. In the last few years I have faced the fact that I am really torn on where I stand with the subject, and part of me want's to go back to church, start reading the bible again and praying regularly like I use to , but the other part of me says, life wans't any better than (maybe even worse) so why bother. Then I get into this whole, "is that the devil dragging me down" thing and I just come full circle with my thoughts.

    I do have to say this though, and am kind of curious as to what others think on the matter: What is all this crap about trying to remove "God" from everything in the government and removing all prayer from the schools? I know in many schools prayers have been not allowed for many years, but some schools are still fighting it so my thoughts are-let those who want to pray, pray and if you don't want to pray, don't, do somethign else. Also taking the word God out of everything is just so rediculious. To some people, it means so much, and to some people it means nothing and it's just a word. So, if it is just a word to you, why not let it be just that A WORD. Pay no mind to it if you don't want to, or don't believe in it. My big issue with it is that it takes so much money to revise everything and redo some of the literature that our country was founded on. If you don't believe it it, just omit that part, but I don't see spending millions of dollars to just omit one word. Just my thoughts.


    Julie (wife to Mark 24 w/CF)

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    Hello Jarod, Are you mocking me? My late Dad bought me up with 'that practice', believing in life, if we are caring and kind to people, our actions can be rewarded.
    Cheers Eileen<img src="i/expressions/sun.gif" border="0">

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    I would have to go with Eileen, I share a lot of her beliefs. I am also glad that all of us were able to get our points across and not let it turn into a free for all as I have seen on other topics.
    Way to go!
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    I'm a catholic and I believe in God. I go to mass most Sundays and I believe that everything happens for a reason. I realise that other people don't feel the same and i respect your choices, but I would disagree with Tom that religion is just used for an excuse or the easy way out. My religion is about faith and I have faith in God. Shamrock x

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