Who wants to have a religious debate?
I would describe myself as religious, what would you like to debate about specifically?
. . . Sai she wanted to argue . . .
Now I'm arguing with myself . . .
Oh poor Collin, he's off his meds again...
I'm athiest. Agnostic Athiest. Explain why you are what you are.
Right to the point eh?
Well, at the moment, I'd describe myself as "religious", to say the least. Any more specific than that and it's all up in the air for me, I suppose I could go so far as to say "Theistic", but I just assume that's a given.
Regardless, the reason why I am so religiously inclined is a mixture of worldly evidence and intuition.
I find there are many tangible bodies of evidence that could be used to support the existence of God. I like to compare these to evolution (of which I also believe in, just fyi). If you've ever taken biology you'll know that the theory of evolution rests on a "tabletop" of evidence, in other words there are 4 or 5 main "legs" of evidence to support the theory. The idea is that these bodies of evidence (homologous structures, fossil records, etc.) can be dismissed as circumstantial when considered separately, but together make a powerful case for evolution. The same principle can apply to evidence for God as well. Miracles, prophecies being fulfilled in Scripture, the innate sense of a higher being pervading through almost all human cultures, all of these things could be dismissed as circumstantial by themselves, but when considered in light of the others they make a pretty good case for God's existence.
Also, my own intuition and personal experiences have led to my decision as well, I just can't explain the feelings I get sometimes, it's hard to even describe them with words.
Your turn :D
I was raised to be a Southern Baptist. As I grew older I started questioning everything and everyone was telling my to just "Have faith" But I Have schizophrenia, and that includes trust issues. I have a hard time putting blind faith into a book that no one has any proof that it is or isn't true. It says it is, but that could be a lie as well! I do believe there is a higher power. But I do not believe in churches, the bible, etc.
LostInMyWonderLandImMyOwnMadHatter: I'm just gunna call you Hatter from now.
I've learned that faith is all that it boils down to. Faith is what determines your future. You can have faith in what is, or what isn't. Some people have faith that God isn't. Some people have faith in God being themselves, or in everything (Pantheism and Panentheism, repectively). I have faith that God is, and that he loves me. I put faith in God because I put faith in the Bible.
Where you put your faith is up to you. You said that you believe in a higher power, so that can be anything really. Even athiest believes in a "higher" power (collectivism). What do you believe in exactly.
I'm an evangelical christian. I believe in the bible, that it is the enarrant world of God. That it is useful for teaching, rebuking and correcting in righteosness.
Hi! Sorry I saw your thread and was intrigued:) I am a Christian — nondenominational, btw — and I have complete faith in the bible. But I also have many things I consider as evidence for god, and the credibility of the bible. I don't wanna go on a tangent of all the reasons I believe in god, but if you ask me I'd be happy to share:). Is there a specific part of the bible that you doubt, or maybe how we know its god's word and not a lie, or anything at all that you'd like me to present evidence for? I say this because if there's not a specific thing to argue this post could get veeery long, lol. I saw that you said you were schizophrenic, and I completely understand if you have problems with faith. I think faith comes after belief, and that we use faith when times get rough. Until then, the bible actually tells us to have a feasible argument for god in order to have a credible faith. I myself have abandonment issues, so when I say I understand its not just talk:)