SonataAllegro

What do you say when people ask if you believe in God?

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Similar to @Vivaldo's post earlier, what do you guys tell people when they ask you if you're religious/spiritual/if you believe in God? Especially for those who've experienced God consciousness? Does your answer change depending on who's asking?

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8 hours ago, SonataAllegro said:

Does your answer change depending on who's asking?

Yes.


To balance beauty and complexity so perfectly is a divine mystery.

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Hahahahahahahahahahahah....... :D


You are God. You are Love. You are Infinity. You are Leo.

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nobody really asks me that

 

 

 

 

but i remember mostly even before i got into "spirituality" someone asked me about god

and i said i do believe in a god but it's certainly not a man in the sky, more something like energy or the universe

the person who asked me was thinking about the biblical god i think

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I live among Muslims, so I am the biggest believer in Allah. But not Jesus, or Jah, or any of the other infidels.

When I hangout out with my atheist friends, I'm like God who? Science is the solution.

My atheist friends know that I'm faking Islam in front of Muslims, but they don't know I'm faking materialism in front of them. LMAO!


Have faith.

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9 hours ago, Gili Trawangan said:

"What do you mean by God?" is the answer that comes to mind.

And for me this is usually the result xD

 

 

Edited by DocWatts

"The mind is inherently embodied.
Thought is mostly unconscious.
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

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For people below a certain level of sophistication (usually SD-Blue or hyper-rationalist SD-Orange) whose idea of God is Sky Daddy, I usually just answer 'no' and leave it at that.

If I'm talking to someone a bit more sophisticated and open minded I might say that I'm atheistic about a supernatural god, but more agnostic about a Hegelian embodied God that's a manifestation of the universe becoming aware of itself

Edited by DocWatts

"The mind is inherently embodied.
Thought is mostly unconscious.
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

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Believing is irrelevant.

Become conscious of what’s true for yourself, God or no God.

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7 hours ago, Gesundheit2 said:

I live among Muslims, so I am the biggest believer in Allah. But not Jesus, or Jah, or any of the other infidels.

When I hangout out with my atheist friends, I'm like God who? Science is the solution.

My atheist friends know that I'm faking Islam in front of Muslims, but they don't know I'm faking materialism in front of them. LMAO!

so you don't tell anybody your real thoughts/feelings on these subjects?

i do from time to time

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On 11/23/2021 at 10:31 PM, SonataAllegro said:

you believe in God? 

I say "I do. But not in the way that u define God".

And the follow up question always is "how do u define God?" 

And my answer always is " I don't share it my thoughts and beliefs. I will not start a philosophical discussion with u" :D

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@SonataAllegro I say that I believe in a higher power. 

If they take the conversation to that level, I will start deconstructing their ideas about God by asking questions but will never explain what I know about God. If our deconstruction reaches to a certain level depending on the person, then we both have to agree that we don't know. That's how we get started.... From a state of not knowing.

Edited by Vivaldo

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15 hours ago, Gili Trawangan said:

"What do you mean by God?" is the answer that comes to mind.

Same:  what do you mean?


"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"   --   Marry Poppins

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I say that I don't know much about it.

I really don't know much about it.

 


Fuck the patriarchy peace and love and namaste.

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43 minutes ago, Random witch said:

I say that I don't know much about it.

I really don't know much about it.

 

did you ever try the shrooms?

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6 minutes ago, PurpleTree said:

did you ever try the shrooms?

No, I haven't tried it yet.

I want to someday but I don't hurry. Have you?

 


Fuck the patriarchy peace and love and namaste.

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2 minutes ago, Random witch said:

No, I haven't tried it yet.

I want to someday but I don't hurry. Have you?

 

maybe :) 

but i think it could also help you with your "trauma" (for the lack of a better word) of your father and so on.

but if you ever try it just stay careful and humble.

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2 minutes ago, PurpleTree said:

maybe :) 

but i think it could also help you with your "trauma" (for the lack of a better word) of your father and so on.

but if you ever try it just stay careful and humble.

You sold it so well for me, now, where do I register?


Fuck the patriarchy peace and love and namaste.

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I won't answer at all. Instead, I'll turn the question back on them and proceed to grill them on their belief systems. 

Political reactionaries can be handled in a similar way.

Edited by BenG

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