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    I'd suggest any approach towards the G question, presented to any NT except for INTJs, be very distilled from the Judeo-Christian God.... because this is the God that causes so much friction to an NT soul. Even though Faith might be a higher form of reason than logic.... well you won't get anywhere without it.

    Any y'all need to stop pretending that NTs automatically have a problem with God because they're not religious. Einstein, Newton, Descartes all held God to have very important significance in their systems. Spinoza has almost an iron-clad proof for the logic behind God, although again it's a very sterilized kind of God, and it's a heavy read. I'd suggest reading Leibniz's discourse on metaphysics.... because for one it's a simple interpretation of God, and it will be VERY hard for any NT to not be tempted by the words of one of the founders of calculus. (this makes Leibniz almost Holy in NT-speak!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    Awesome.



    The next step: We eat your flesh and drink your blood.
    You be crucified and die for our sins.
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    No, the next step is that you submit to me and hope that your insanity only lasts for the ten thousand years that I force you to endure in a miserable bleak existence.

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    I think that people's religious beleifs and the manners in which they worship are fascinating- so many beautiful things have been created in dedication to god, so I wouldn't say that religion was a negative force. Also, charity works done by the religious in some poorer parts of the world (like some poor rural parts of Latin America) are very admirable.

    I have trouble beleiving in any concrete "God" but I definitley beleive in the idea that something's definitley out there
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    [QUOTE=KLessard;446447]Thanks for this insight.
    How can you speak about God with an NT ?[/QUOTE]

    Theorize. Talk about the what ifs. Appeal to their intuition. Just don't expect an NT to take anything on blind faith. I think you are just as likely to find agnostics among the ranks of NTs as you are atheists. Many Nts are willing to admit that there is the possibility of something existing that is beyond their logic. At the same time however if it can't be proven or disproven there is not much point in giving it too much thought.

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    I dunno. I guess I'm always dumbstruck by the question.

    I'm also dumbstruck by people who can say "yes!" or "no!" with such resoluteness, though.

    Since there have been so many religions over so many times, I dunno if there's a 'God' or 'gods', but it seems like there may be something in it that just can't be thrown away. It's so ingrained into people that either there's something there or something needed, but either way, the suggestion can't just be shrugged off without a second thought.
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    I understand why people believe in a god/gods, as I was a Christian for the first 17 years of my life. However, it's not for me. I lost my faith through asking myself the question, "why should I believe in God?", and I still haven't found an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLessard View Post
    What do NTs think of God, and how do they relate to Him?
    1) Very highly, 2) there but for the grace of God, go I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLessard View Post
    Is it possible for an NT to be interested in God ?
    Provided a normal definition of "interest," the answer is obviously yes.

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    I want to believe in God. I am starting to.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    I do not have a need for "a god".

    I would also be highly reluctant to call a superior life form - "a god". While I do not deny the possibility of superior forms of energy or matter to exist, which could be called far superior to our comprehension. I would not go as far as to name them "gods".

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