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Featured filling a void left by Jesus?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Eddi, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. Eddi

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    Lately I have abandoned Christianity and now consider myself an Agnostic. I kind of half believe and half disbelieve in a type of Supreme Being but most certainly not in the God of Abraham, as featured in The Bible.

    I am therefore down a friend. But now I feel that he was never there in the first place :(

    I have removed my golden crucifix from my golden chain but continue to wear the chain

    Does anyone know how I can fill the spiritual void I feel now that Jesus Christ has evaporated out of my life?

    Here's a pic of him in action:

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  2. Rival

    Rival Iiu em hotep.
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    I'm still basically a Noachide under the surface. I think you just need to accept it.
     
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  3. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    I hear people can make pretty good friends. Or puppies.
     
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  4. Eddi

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    Maybe you're right

    And I suppose I could always fill the spiritual void I feel with non-spiritual stuff
     
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  5. Eddi

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    Oh, I have a dog

    I prefer her to most people!
     
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    I doubt you truly could. I think you need to use what works :)
     
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    Do you believe you still need to be saved?

    Find good innate things about yourself and find good spiritual outlook. Find ways you are not inherently a bad person (if that's what you had believed).

    It could be anything from smiling to taking care of people. You don't have to believe in a supreme being and need to feel like a sinner for Christ to believe you are inherently blessed and whatever you believe the source of the universe is doesn't need to talk and be in scripture.

    People will tell you to follow Christ but what they should (imo) be saying is follow your heart.

    You'll get it.
     
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    Jesus can still represent the things that make the Biblical figure such a sweetheart. He's a symbol for universal love, tolerance, equality and the knowledge that the "kingdom" is within you.

    If that isn't cutting it I recommend having a look into Eastern religion, in particular the Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism. It's chock full of huge and amazing ideas, wise teachers and the claim that at the heart of the world is eternal consciousness-bliss. If that doesn't fill a hole then you should sell your spirituality on Gumtree.
     
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    That is between you and God my friend, then. I can't help you. You take care, and God bless.
     
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    What was your question?
     
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  11. Eddi

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    I believe I am a computational being living in a simulated dimension of reality

    So no, not really

    I don't believe in judgment, I believe in a kind of reincarnation
     
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    That pic represents the Sermon on the Mount. That and the other “red letters” (the actual words of Jesus in red type to set them apart) are pretty much the only use I have for the Bible. There is also the Jefferson Bible. Thomas Jefferson took the four gospels and literally cut and pasted the events into a chronological order, forming one coherent narrative. He left out references to miracles and the Resurrection, since he didn’t believe in them. There’s no reason to kick Jesus to the curb along with Christianity itself. You can still think of him as your guru. There’s no need to buy into what mainstream Christianity sells. In fact, Jesuism is just this.
     
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    Yes! You are entirely correct :)
     
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    Pagan Gods.
     
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    You left Jesus but he didn't leave you. "Belief" is just that, belief about the past. Faith is an action, its a trust in God like Jesus trusted God.

    As a revelation of the Father Jesus proved the Old Testament to be an inaccurate portrayal of the Father.

    Again, if you seek the will of God, trust in Gods guidance, then your experience with God will bring a whole new experience to your faith life.

    But to your question, If God was just a trinket on a chain to you, then you don't need another trinket.
     
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    He was never just a trinket to me, not at all

    I believed in it all

    The thing I had around my neck was simply a badge of my allegiance, an outward sign of an inner faith
     
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    Can I ask you what part of church you went to?

    was it mormonism? Or Jehovah witness or soemthing because you sound really burned.
     
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    Are you now looking for a new allegiance other than God? I've had my beliefs dinged several times, its part of giving up the old "scaffolding" for the new discoveries. Each time my humpty dumpty fell off the wall, and I was angry (at God of all things) quietly the great reality deep within was there waiting patiently for me to return. God is like that, he's our friend and Father, he's raising us to be adults in spirit.
     
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    A mainstream Protestant denomination, not LDS or JW

    I'm still friends with people from my church though
     
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    I've always had other allegiances apart from my allegiance to God

    So I'm not really looking to take any more on
     
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