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    Default Believing in God feels good?

    Too good to let go and for logic to take over?

    And how could faith be forgotten? Faith is the reason why people never give up. Faith on who we are, what we do, the feeling that things would work out just fine etc are all attached to the name of God/Devine. So when god believers say that everyone need god and there is a space in our hearts that yearns for god they actually do make sense. because faith is God and we all need faith when times are rough and therefore need god to exist?

    And let us not forget time. You need to be absolutely faithful for god to listen to you. Faith takes time to develope. And time actually heals all wounds. So doesn't it not mean that God healed those woulds and took care of your problems?

    Faith has been eqauled to God throughout history so much for too long for people to see that Faith could exist without God. (now that's marketing .
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    Could you live without Faith?

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    I can't live with faith personally.

    The very moment I am going to do something, anything, on faith, I'm like: "Woah boy! Hold up. Let's think this through first.".

    And when I have thought it through, and it still isn't clear, then I may decide to take the rest on faith. But only then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I can't live with faith personally.

    The very moment I am going to do something, anything, on faith, I'm like: "Woah boy! Hold up. Let's think this through first.".

    And when I have thought it through, and it still isn't clear, then I may decide to take the rest on faith. But only then.
    I've always found it strange that people should think that consulting your reason first should be unGodly since this is a gift from God which he would expect you to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I've always found it strange that people should think that consulting your reason first should be unGodly since this is a gift from God which he would expect you to use.
    Yeah, I wonder that too sometimes, but then I see sites like this one:
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...site-real.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curzon View Post
    Could you live without Faith?
    Yes.

    But I can certainly see how belief would make one feel good. It's like having a big celestial parent that kill tell you everything's okay when you scrape your knees. I know a lot of people freak out at the thought of being responsible for their own actions.

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    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Faith is basically trust, so can one live without trust? I guess they could, but it would be a rather odd and in many ways dysfunctional existence.

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    Much like how falling in love with an actual person can cause the release of endorphins and serotonin and make that person feel good, falling in love with the idea of a personal God, or believing in Him, can do the same.

    Regardless of whether it's a delusion or not, it does activate the brain's pleasure centers. Faith is chemical, and has chemical rewards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Faith is basically trust, so can one live without trust? I guess they could, but it would be a rather odd and in many ways dysfunctional existence.
    My trust is based on experience. I trust people who I know. I don't trust random strangers on anything that's worth a damn. That'd be a foolish thing to do.
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    My trust is based on experience.
    Sounds like Si.

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