Is Faith Enough? - page 2

by jaelpn

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I use to think that faith was enough- that if I had enough faith, I could accomplish anything. Faith is something that I think can lead us into the belief of being able to have a stronghold on life. When the tough gets going,... Read More


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    We all need faith- I hope that wherever the wind may blow, no matter how difficult life comes- faith can reach us all. I have faith there has to be a better tomorrow; why? Because without it, there's no use in living. I'd say faith is enough- enough to give us Hope.
    'No use living'...for you.

    I'm an atheist and I get on fine, thanks. If there's something to be done, I understand that I can't lean on some sky-god to carry me 45% of the way. I have to pull myself together and take myself there with my own two little legs.
    Through sheer willpower and action have I done as much as I have in this life.
    I have plenty of reasons to go on living and plenty of things to be proud of. My life's work - the life that I lead - is something to be proud of.

    I thought that it was a nice story, too. Until I hit the conclusion.
    Yes - this poster IS talking about 'religious faith'. Obviously.
    So, because I don't have religious faith - there's no point in living. Great.
    It doesn't offend. It annoys and I've no idea why any in this thread would try to pretend that the individual is not saying what's so clearly written in black bold print.

    ...and they wonder why militant atheists exist.
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    Inspiring and I commend you for being bold in your faith! Way to go!
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    Quote from jaelpn
    I don't believe there are coincidences in life. I believe there is a purpose for everything that happens. We may not know it until after our hindsight of the experience, but I think there is a reason for all the good and bad things of the world.
    I've had a few patients, especially young quads and paras, who absolutely HATE hearing this type of nonsense from caregivers.

    They described it as insulting and crushing to be struggling through what must be a horrible challenge only to have some smiling goofball with two good arms and legs say, "Everything happens for a reason, you just don't know God's reason for what happened to you yet."

    You can almost hear them continue, "God wants me to have a full and healthy nervous system, but he wants you to be in constant pain, paralyzed, impotent and incontinent...isn't that wonderful???"

    I know this is harsh, but is is about the *patients*. Not us.
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    Quote from mn-nurse
    you can almost hear them continue, "god wants me to have a full and healthy nervous system, but he wants you to be in constant pain, paralyzed, impotent and incontinent...isn't that wonderful???"

    i know this is harsh, but is is about the *patients*. not us.
    needless to say, at times it makes you think on the reality of some issues~
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    Depends on what you mean by saying

    'I can't just blindly believe things will work out, when I know they wont"

    Things often work out differently that you would expect but does that mean that it didn't work out? or does it mean they did
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    Good answer, madwife!

    It's disappointing that so many people, both here and in the world at large, still seem to be incapable of discussing their beliefs WITHOUT slamming somebody else's and/or being slammed in return. Some are, as evidenced by the presence of several well-thought-out posts in this thread; unfortunately, these are almost always overshadowed by the kind of synaptic misfirings which, in other times and in other parts of the planet, have given birth to wars.

    Just saying...
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    Quote from vivalasviejas
    good answer, madwife!

    it's disappointing that so many people, both here and in the world at large, still seem to be incapable of discussing their beliefs without slamming somebody else's and/or being slammed in return. some are, as evidenced by the presence of several well-thought-out posts in this thread; unfortunately, these are almost always overshadowed by the kind of synaptic misfirings which, in other times and in other parts of the planet, have given birth to wars.

    just saying...
    i'll 2nd that emotion as well....aloha~
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Good answer, madwife!

    It's disappointing that so many people, both here and in the world at large, still seem to be incapable of discussing their beliefs WITHOUT slamming somebody else's and/or being slammed in return. Some are, as evidenced by the presence of several well-thought-out posts in this thread; unfortunately, these are almost always overshadowed by the kind of synaptic misfirings which, in other times and in other parts of the planet, have given birth to wars.

    Just saying...
    I couldn't agree more. If it doesn't hurt anyone and it makes them feel better I see no reason not to allow each their belief. I happen to believe in faith. That there is "something" out there....I call him God.

    Is it real to someone else? I don't know........ but it makes me feel better.
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    is faith enough?... to put into perspective i shall say is a strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. however, faith is believing the real world behind the material world around us which can define faith in many forms...just saying
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