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22-05-2017, 05:12 AM
RE: Why I Believe
(22-05-2017 04:37 AM)Angra Mainyu Wrote:  Lol I know thats a gag, but I was being serious. Why would you WANT to fear anything? Let alone the supposed creator of the universe?


It's human nature to fear that which is unknown. Maybe if I knew what the Creator was like, I wouldn't be so afraid of Him! Weeping

The creator was the Big Bang, one characteristic of the Big Bang is that it's completely unaware or sympathetic to your existence.

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22-05-2017, 05:16 AM
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(22-05-2017 04:37 AM)Angra Mainyu Wrote:  It's human nature to fear that which is unknown. Maybe if I knew what the Creator was like, I wouldn't be so afraid of Him! Weeping

I would say it's human nature to be inquisitive and to try and understand exactly what something is and how it works. Many fear what they don't understand, but in my experience because they are narrow minded and don't want to expand on what they think they know.

In all of human history, we have never found, and dare say I, NEVER WILL find evidence of the lord almighty [or any other widely sold god], because they don't exist.

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22-05-2017, 06:52 AM
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I fear the fool who is SO fucking stupid, they can't even figure out how to use the quote function.

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We get a discount for our nuts who drop in for the week.

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22-05-2017, 08:01 AM
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(22-05-2017 06:52 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  We are on the NAWP, (the nut-a-week plan).
We get a discount for our nuts who drop in for the week.

Oh, that's what that is?

I thought it was a reference to a married person's sex life. Cool

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25-05-2017, 05:53 AM
RE: Why I Believe
(22-05-2017 05:16 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  
(22-05-2017 04:37 AM)Angra Mainyu Wrote:  It's human nature to fear that which is unknown. Maybe if I knew what the Creator was like, I wouldn't be so afraid of Him! Weeping

I would say it's human nature to be inquisitive and to try and understand exactly what something is and how it works. Many fear what they don't understand, but in my experience because they are narrow minded and don't want to expand on what they think they know.

In all of human history, we have never found, and dare say I, NEVER WILL find evidence of the lord almighty [or any other widely sold god], because they don't exist.

And then certainty is such a comforting drug: You have a crazy life, you pray, you believe God will handle it, you stop thinking and can sleep at night.

It's harder when you know things can go to shit even if you're careful or not. It can be a psychological minefield.

Imo the best antidote to that is science and intuition and an active lifestyle. When intuition snd science are a team we can use the subconscious defenses our brains employ for us while measuring against cause and effect of the known world. And physical activity helps the brain and body optimise emotions and cognition.
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06-06-2017, 02:09 AM
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Hi all

Still here. Been having a rough few days with fear and anxiety; same old problems raising their ugly heads. Problems I thought I was getting over about a month ago.

I really am starting to think that the only way out of this perpetual anxiety cycle is to not believe, but I've realised it isn't as easy as saying "Ok I don't believe." And of course entertaining the idea of nonbelief makes me anxious.

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06-06-2017, 02:11 AM
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At work.

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06-06-2017, 02:30 AM
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(06-06-2017 02:09 AM)SeaJay Wrote:  I've realised it isn't as easy as saying "Ok I don't believe."

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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06-06-2017, 02:42 AM
RE: Why I Believe
(06-06-2017 02:09 AM)SeaJay Wrote:  Hi all

Still here. Been having a rough few days with fear and anxiety; same old problems raising their ugly heads. Problems I thought I was getting over about a month ago.

I really am starting to think that the only way out of this perpetual anxiety cycle is to not believe, but I've realised it isn't as easy as saying "Ok I don't believe." And of course entertaining the idea of nonbelief makes me anxious.

With you believing for so long, it might not actually do you any harm to periodically repeat the line, out loud to yourself, "I don't believe" and just see how you feel about it. Once you get used to the phrase it might become easier for it to remain in your mind.

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06-06-2017, 04:09 AM
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(06-06-2017 02:09 AM)SeaJay Wrote:  Still here. Been having a rough few days with fear and anxiety; same old problems raising their ugly heads. Problems I thought I was getting over about a month ago.

It took me years to get over my religious fears. During that time I was on-again off-again mildly depressed. Just hold tight to what you know is true, and your habits of mind will catch up with you sooner or later.
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