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    I been making a lot of thread lately, sorry if I annoy you but I like hearing feedbacks.

    How well do INTP deal with god? My parents both believe in god so I also believed in god growing up but as I get older it's starting to fade away. My parents are worried about me and religion is stressing me out.

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    Belief has nothing to do with MBTI. Or your parents.

    Faith is an intimate reconciliation with the unknowable. Your level of personal preference for data collection practices, and so forth.

    My only suggestion is to avoid coming to a definitive conclusion. It's too big a question to force.

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    It is difficult being an INTP and having a relationship with God. Most INTPs choose not to. Me on the other hand make it a more personal relationship.

    I clearly don't take the Bible literally as my choice. The best place I had in renewing my relationship with God was out in nature at about 14 k feet. It didn't hurt that I nearly died in the process. I also like to study other bits and pieces of different philosophies and religions.
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    A lot of these questions you're asking don't really relate to MBTI at all. Not every INTP is going to deal with god in the same way, especially when you're looking at a degree of "how well" we do it ("how well" doesn't make much sense to me here anyways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Belief has nothing to do with MBTI.
    you have no idea how many years I been analyzing about god. Most of times I just say screw it and I'll deal with it later. I dunno my mind is going crazy cause I know god is real (I don't have facts, but if god wasn't real what is the point of life). If I believe god is real why don't I listen to anything god says? why do I sometimes question bible or religion is made up. I don't go to church, I feel uncomfortable in church and feel like I dont' belong with rest of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy26 View Post
    A lot of these questions you're asking don't really relate to MBTI at all. Not every INTP is going to deal with god in the same way, especially when you're looking at a degree of "how well" we do it ("how well" doesn't make much sense to me here anyways).
    just wondering if INTP can be very faithful to god or not since we need evidence and facts to prove something is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refreshe123d View Post
    you have no idea how many years I been analyzing about god. Most of times I just say screw it and I'll deal with it later. I dunno my mind is going crazy cause I know god is real (I don't have facts, but if god wasn't real what is the point of life). If I believe god is real why don't I listen to anything god says? why do I sometimes question bible or religion is made up. I don't go to church, I feel uncomfortable in church and feel like I dont' belong with rest of them.
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    The answer depends where you stand. How you think. You have to be careful to avoid buying into easy external advice. Things like church. Or the Bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refreshe123d View Post
    just wondering if INTP can be very faithful to god or not since we need evidence and facts to prove something is real.
    Again though, that's completely on an individual basis. What is "sufficient evidence" for one INTP may not be sufficient for another. Its all based on who you are and your personal experiences.

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    My INTP and I are Christians, but we don't belong with the rest of them (around here anyway) either. But then, we don't seem to belong anywhere, really, except for our own little hideout. We make ourselves try church every now and then, but we usually hate it.

    Getting up on a weekend morning, getting presentable, having to be there at a certain time, too much noise, too many people, person droning often about boring stuff or worse, trying to make you feel guilty over minor stuff, talking to people afterward, bunch of people leaving in their cars at once. Not fun.

    We really live pretty much like evangelicals are supposed to, but we aren't political conservatives and we don't like going to church, so we are bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by refreshe123d View Post
    I been making a lot of thread lately, sorry if I annoy you but I like hearing feedbacks.

    How well do INTP deal with god? My parents both believe in god so I also believed in god growing up but as I get older it's starting to fade away. My parents are worried about me and religion is stressing me out.
    (I don't believe, but if I did) I would think that god himself was an ENTP.

    • P, he created the universe on a whim.
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    • T, He's willing to let you fall flat on your face for the sake of learning a lesson.
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    • N, Not so much evidence at this point. But I would say that an S would build tons of universes of all different shapes and qualities. An N would just create one and spend all his time watching it.
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    • E. he made lots of angle buddies to pal around with him. Also, he treats heaven as a club where even us humans can eventually join (If he finds us cool enough)
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