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Kale
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Posted - 29/08/2011 :  15:50:16  Show Profile  Visit Kale's Homepage Send Kale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone

It is fascinating to read everyone's personal views on this topic in a non biased, adult manner.... thank you Mac for posting it.

In answer to the questions put, here are my views.

Do I believe in God?

No, but I do believe in Angels and the afterlife especially after the many books I have read on the subject. I do believe that we are born with our life path mapped out already and that what we face throughout our life are lessons we choose before we were born and that by the choices we make, determines whether we achieve our destiny. I believe that 'gut instincts' or 'intunition' are our guardian Angels way of keeping us on our life's path, whilst I have read that they cannot interfere with our own free will, they can give us a gentle nudge from time to time.

I also believe that we all have a time pre-set when we will cease to be... in other words, we will die. For some, they will live to be of a good age, for others sadly less and some will die peacefully and others in more tragic ways.

I understand the argument where loved ones are struck down with debilitating illness such as cancer... where one's faith is questioned. Who knows, maybe this has been written in their life's plan... only time will tell.

One thing I do believe is that when we do die, no one ever dies alone, loved ones and angels will accompany us to our resting place where there will be only peace, harmony and no more suffering.

Love and hugs

Kale xxx

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SapperG
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Posted - 23/07/2012 :  15:27:07  Show Profile Send SapperG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello All,
I occasionally click on to this section of the Forum and have read many of the views put forward with an open mind. I must say it is good that we can share such thoughts in the Spirit of friendship and hopeful discovery.
I think it is in the nature of Mankind to ask questions of the unknown, the possible, the probable and indeed all known aspects of life/existence as we percieve it. This is how we advance our knowledge.
I personally come from a home which encompassed the tenets of Christianity within the Laws of the Land. My Father was a non-practicing Roman Catholic and my Mother had a tenuous connection with Church of Scotland. Neither of my dear Parents pressurised either myself or my 3 Sisters in any way, in regard to Church attendance and Religious teachings.
I am Roman Catholic and my introduction to the Church was through my formative years at school. I do not intend to elaborate too much other than to say, I do believe we are influenced by background in regard to religious belief structures, however I believe we must make a distinction between Religion and Faith.
I am a voluntary helper at our local Catholic Church and I am exposed to the teachings of Catholicism on a daily basis. I witness both the good side and the not so good of organised Religion at first hand.
It is through the aspect of Faith that good things come to pass, genuine belief in the hearts and minds of Parishioners in regard to their reason for being. The mechanics of providing a place of worship and the upkeep of such huge organisations as the Vatican, will undoubtedly lead to accusation of financial abuse and power. This is true of most Religions though not always apparent.

Strip away all of the trappings and only true Faith would survive.
This manifests itself in many ways, my own Faith has grown as a consequence of circumstances which I have been exposed to, as I am sure have your own conclusions on life.
I am aware of all the Scientic reasoning behind existence, I am also aware that many prominent scientists including Einstein, believed in a God figure. Indeed the Vatican has one of the most advanced scientific research centres available.

My own Faith is able to embrace all scientific discovery and make allowances for man's need to ascribe in written form that which is beyond words (Much like my Poetry).
For instance I do not think it is possible to fully comprehend the enormity of God or that our minds are capable of comprehending the existence of nothing (prior to the Big Bang). I personally pefer to live my life in complete Faith of a creator who has provided Man with the pecious gift of free will and it is the abuse of this wonderful gift which continues to undermine life itself. Be it in the name of Religion or Political Power, we always question the existence of God as a result of 'Man's inhumanity to Man' through our abuse of 'free will'. Sickness and tragedy which affects us all, may sadly be the natural order of things which I am unable to explain. I personally try to embrace all belief systems and those who choose a different path. I have Faith that we are all Brothers and Sisters on this journey together.
God Bless,
Richard
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Mac
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Posted - 31/07/2012 :  11:21:12  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A great word Taffy and one we should all do our best to practice; this world would be a far more peaceful place if we had much more of it.

A topic of discussion around such an emotive subject is a risky thing to start, but I believe that due to how we feel and the respect we have for each other, it is a safe road to travel. Perhaps the ethics and respect and so on that we show/give to each other should be the foundation of any religion...

Dream, Hope, Believe, Do
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bobbie
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  09:01:17  Show Profile  Visit bobbie's Homepage Send bobbie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I believe in God: I thnk there is more in heaven and earth. Speaking ONLY FOR MYSELFC AND NO ONE ELSE I also believe I have Parkinsons' to teach me somethinhg - which it has, definitely.
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Mac
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Posted - 06/06/2017 :  21:46:58  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have long admired your belief, faith and the strength you have shown us all so beautifully Bobbie. Any soldier would be both privileged and proud to have your courage and determination, and to find learning in what you have experienced is wonderful.
May your god go with you always x

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