And I guess this must be why they say agnostics are atheists without balls.
I would definatley say that most athiests don't cope very well; thinking-"What's the point?" Just like they think that there's no life in death, a lot of them wonder why they should bother struggling to live- Like I do. :D Lol, so compared to me, you got balls.
If I had to classify myself, I would say am Agnostic. I really can't say one way or another if there is a higher power or not. I'm not going to live my life based upon a religion, thats for sure. I'm an open minded person, I have been to church before because I was supporting the people that do believe. Even though I like to stay open minded, I really don't believe. Every time I come across someone super religious I always giggle in my mind at them, just because I feel that they might be missing out on life because of their faith.
As far as religion goes in my family, we havn't really discussed it. The only thing I know is that after my Grandpa found out he was dying, he started to go to church and pray. He told me that he was praying for me, and I'm not too sure why.:lurk: And well you couldn't drag my Grandma to church, you think she would go just to make her dying husband happy. But no, she is indeed a horrible person. I told my Grandpa that I hope for him that there is a happy afterlife, even though I really don't think there is.
Deism is the belief in a god (or gods) that does exist but has no control over the world we live in. That's it in a nut shell without too much history or origins of the practice. Deists believe in a higher being but refute ALL books/literature/prophocies/prophets where in those instances God reveals himself to us lowly humans. (For me this last part really strikes a chord because I swear all those people from those biblical times especially that Virgin Mary were all either schizophrenics or the butt of very vicious pranks.)
Deism works out well for me because like I said before, I do believe in the existence of god (or gods) but for as long as I could remember my view or opinion of god never coincided witht hat of any denomination. Or if it did, leaders of the denominations or certain sects completely misconstrued God in such a way that god became a symbol or a belief that was acted only in the interest of one particular person(s).
I also like this belief because it gives me security in knowing that my visions of god are a projection of my own thoughts and beliefs that cannot and will not be tainted by whatever else happens in the world.
Hmmm.. . . . I think that sums up everything quite nicely. . .
I myself am a christian but I don't like how much hypocricy I see in the christian religions. To many people saying one thing and doing another.
My family is Christians and i know theres other religons mixed up in there somewhere but its not like i really care that much and. i considere myself an christian and thats what i was brought up to believe like most people.