Posted by Flower Pagan (188.8.131.52) on February 25, 2003 at 20:48:34:
In Reply to: Re: no posted by Jeff (184.108.40.206) on February 24, 2003 at 19:23:32:
> > no reason to believe
> We believe because we have had experience which we have come to categorize into bounded units: I believe that after the night comes the dawn; no experience, no belief.
> Under conditions of no belief, we live by faith alone ... and when we live by faith we have abandoned all expectations of bounded knowledge, ie belief.
> The Zen mind is the beginner's mind, innocent yet awakened
> The fearless mind floats; the fearful mind swims. Which do you choose?
FP: I felt the difference. I can tell you that fearless is better than living in fear!!!!! I gain that experience through communing with God in nature, when I used to do it. I consider myself foolish for not communing like I used to, but I am going to return to doing that in my bed room, which I turned into a sacred place which also contains an alter in there.
FP: I think it is wiser not to believe in God because you never experience God, instead of following somebody elses beliefs and thoughts. Those who don't believe in God based on their own experiences will be stronger believers when they do finally experience God for themselves and realized it has happened.
FP: My father was a devout athiest who nobody could convince him the existance of God, but only God could prove it to him and did before he died his final death. I know his beliefs is based on experience of his own, not being brained washed by another and fooling their interpretations of God. My father was able to discover God for himself around the age 73 or 75 years.
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