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What does God want from you?

Bird123

Well-Known Member
You are sitting next to God?
I am not sitting next to God. God is a Spiritual Being. There no need for sitting or standing. God is around all His children. No one is more special than another. On the other hand, I am that Hungry Student ready for more Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding. I see Genius on multiple levels with multiple views. There is so much to Learn!! I am still an ant. Yes, I am working on that.

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 

Bird123

Well-Known Member
You are sitting next to God?
I am not sitting next to God. God is a Spiritual Being. There no need for sitting or standing. God is around all His children. No one is more special than another. On the other hand, I am that Hungry Student ready for more Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding. I see Genius on multiple levels with multiple views. There is so much to Learn!! I am still an ant. Yes, I am working on that.

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 

Bird123

Well-Known Member
This is just a story with no good evidence.

Again you are using belief differently than I do. A belief is what I think is true based on the evidence.

So no evidence huh? I am open to god wanting to talk to be etc. I have no power to contact god, it has all the power to contact me. I am waiting.
If you have evidence then it is a Fact and not a Belief. Beliefs are not always true.

You are waiting on God??? What reason does God have to show up? Without a certain amount of understanding. you would just be confused by the experience. This is not going to be like you talking to me. Further, would a visit from God intimidate your choices? Without understanding ahead of time, would not you just pick a religion you thought was right and dedicate your life to that? That is not what God wants. That is not what it's all about. That would go against the system God has in place. It would also not be the best thing for you. On the other hand, if one already knew and understood God and God's system, a visit might not do more than confirm your knowledge as fact rather than a belief. Further, if you really knew and understood God and God's system, you would be less likely to be intimidated by the experience and alter your free choices.

Talking to God is a simple as a Thought. God hears it all. You have much more contact than you realize.

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 

Bird123

Well-Known Member
That is a good analysis of @Bird123
I am a believer, but at least I know I am a believer and I know why I believe.
@Bird123 won't even admit he is a believer.
I do not value Beliefs as you do. Beliefs merely point a direction by which one might search for the truth. Belief is not the end. it is the beginning of a journey to Discover the Truth. This is not just about God. This includes everything.

What I have said about God is not a belief. Religion is mankind's attempt to understand God. So much is said about God that simply isn't true. I know it steps on the toes of people but is it so bad to place real truth about God when it has actually been Discovered? Further, I have pointed a direction by which one can Discover the same thing for themselves.

OK, so you are a believer. What do you believe and why do you believe?

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 

loverofhumanity

We are all the leaves of one tree
Premium Member
OK. God creates the universe and God creates you. What does God want from you?

If you are an atheist, speculate. If God really exists and creates the universe and God creates you. What does God want from you?

Before you just give a quick answer, consider a Being capable of creating the universe and you has to be very very smart. Consider High Intellect with your answers. Make God's answer High Intellect.
He wants us to be happy. But a happiness which lasts. True inner peace and contentment I believe comes from obedience to the laws and teachings of God for this age through His latest Manifestation Baha’u’llah. And the teaching for this age is the oneness and equality of humanity. Baha’u’llah teaches that all humanity are equal brothers and sisters and that we should have an unconditional relationship of loving acceptance with all people no matter which race, religion or no religion or nationality etc.
 

Clizby Wampuscat

Well-Known Member
If you have evidence then it is a Fact and not a Belief. Beliefs are not always true.
I never said my beliefs were true, I said they are what I am convinced are true based on the evidence. We all believe things to be true that are false. But a belief is what you think are facts and true. If you think a particular fact is true that is a belief.
You are waiting on God??? What reason does God have to show up? Without a certain amount of understanding. you would just be confused by the experience. This is not going to be like you talking to me. Further, would a visit from God intimidate your choices? Without understanding ahead of time, would not you just pick a religion you thought was right and dedicate your life to that? That is not what God wants. That is not what it's all about. That would go against the system God has in place. It would also not be the best thing for you. On the other hand, if one already knew and understood God and God's system, a visit might not do more than confirm your knowledge as fact rather than a belief. Further, if you really knew and understood God and God's system, you would be less likely to be intimidated by the experience and alter your free choices.

Talking to God is a simple as a Thought. God hears it all. You have much more contact than you realize.
Yes I am waiting on God. You, just like most believers tell me there is something wrong with me and that is why I am not a believer. I am not an atheist by choice, I did not want to be one. I am an atheist because I am unconvinced by the evidence that a god exists. I was a believer for 17 years, my entire life revolved around this belief, my wife, friends and family were all believers. It took me about 18 months to become an unbeliever, this was not a fun process but a painful one for me and my family. I lost friends and many people lose their marriage, I did not because my wife loves me not for what I believe but for who I am. Many believers like you here told me it was my fault not gods fault during this process. That is hurtful and ridiculous at the same time. I begged god to show me he existed during this time and never got an answer. So what am I supposed to do? I cannot believe something I am not convinced is true. God has the power to show me he exists and if he is good or moral then he would.

So yeah I am waiting for god to show me he exists. He has all the power I have none. So go ahead and tell me I am not doing something right if that is what you need to do.
 

Trailblazer

Veteran Member
I never said my beliefs were true, I said they are what I am convinced are true based on the evidence. We all believe things to be true that are false. But a belief is what you think are facts and true. If you think a particular fact is true that is a belief.
A belief is what you think is true, but it is not a fact, because if it was a fact, you would know it is true, you would not have to believe it is true.
An opinion might be fact-based or not, but a belief is not a fact. If it was a fact you would not have to believe it, you would know it.

No religion or God is a fact since religion and God cannot be proven true, they can only be believed to be true.

Fact: something that is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information:
fact

There is evidence for God and religion but there is no proof that they are true. However, the absence of proof doesn't mean they are not true, it only means they are not subject to being proven true as a fact.
Yes I am waiting on God. You, just like most believers tell me there is something wrong with me and that is why I am not a believer. I am not an atheist by choice, I did not want to be one. I am an atheist because I am unconvinced by the evidence that a god exists.
I am not going to tell you that there is something wrong with you because you are an atheist. You either see evidence for God or you do not. You don't see what I see as evidence for God because you are a different person so your mind works differently. You think with all the knowledge you have accumulated to date, as do I, and that is what causes us to see evidence for God or not see any.

You sound like a sincere person. If you are waiting on God I suggest you pray while you wait. God can cause you to see things differently, things you did not see before. I know three former atheists from other forums who prayed and got an answer and now they are avid believers. They did not ascribe to any religion at the time that they became believers, but one of them was searching for a religion that ringed true.
I was a believer for 17 years, my entire life revolved around this belief, my wife, friends and family were all believers. It took me about 18 months to become an unbeliever, this was not a fun process but a painful one for me and my family. I lost friends and many people lose their marriage, I did not because my wife loves me not for what I believe but for who I am.
I was never in your situation since I never fell away from my religious belief or my belief in God, after I came to it at age 17, but for most of my adult life I was not involved in the Baha'i Faith, I was only a card-carrying member, and I only half believed in God. For most of my adult life I was involved in academia and I only started getting interested in religion again about 13 years ago when I started posting in various forums.

I understand your situation because I have a good friend on this forum, @Sgt. Pepper, who went through a similar process when she left Christianity and she has a completely supportive and loving husband who is a Christian. He loves her for who she is, not for what she believes. My late husband was the same way when I had fallen away from the Baha'i Faith for most of our marriage, and he helped me to come back.
Many believers like you here told me it was my fault not gods fault during this process. That is hurtful and ridiculous at the same time. I begged god to show me he existed during this time and never got an answer.
That sounds like my friend, @Sgt. Pepper. She begged God and never got an answer.
So what am I supposed to do? I cannot believe something I am not convinced is true.
No, you cannot believe something that you are not convinced is true. I understand that because I have been posting to atheists on forums for the better part of 13 years and I listen to what they tell me and I understand.
God has the power to show me he exists and if he is good or moral then he would.
I don't think you can make that assumption. Yes, God has the power but that does not mean He is going to use His power to show you that He exists. I believe that God expects you to search for Him with an open mind as to what you might find.

I firmly believe what Baha'u'llah wrote, and I believe it is just and fair:

““Whoso maketh efforts for Us,” he shall enjoy the blessings conferred by the words: “In Our Ways shall We assuredly guide him.””
Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, pp. 266-267
So yeah I am waiting for god to show me he exists. He has all the power I have none. So go ahead and tell me I am not doing something right if that is what you need to do.
I am not going to tell you that you are not doing something right, but waiting for God to 'show you' that He exists is like me waiting for someone to come to my house and take care of all the maintenance that it needs. That will only happen if I make the phone calls and get people over here. I can pray to God to help me and I think He will help me connect with people who can do the work, but I have to make those phone calls.

Just because God has the power to do something that does not mean God will do it. God only does what God chooses to do, what He wants to do.
 

Sgt. Pepper

All you need is love.
Yes I am waiting on God. You, just like most believers tell me there is something wrong with me and that is why I am not a believer. I am not an atheist by choice, I did not want to be one. I am an atheist because I am unconvinced by the evidence that a god exists. I was a believer for 17 years, my entire life revolved around this belief, my wife, friends and family were all believers. It took me about 18 months to become an unbeliever, this was not a fun process but a painful one for me and my family. I lost friends and many people lose their marriage, I did not because my wife loves me not for what I believe but for who I am. Many believers like you here told me it was my fault not gods fault during this process. That is hurtful and ridiculous at the same time. I begged god to show me he existed during this time and never got an answer. So what am I supposed to do? I cannot believe something I am not convinced is true. God has the power to show me he exists and if he is good or moral then he would.

So yeah I am waiting for god to show me he exists. He has all the power I have none. So go ahead and tell me I am not doing something right if that is what you need to do.

When I was a Christian, other Christians would tell me that I didn't pray properly, I prayed for the wrong things, I didn't have enough faith in God, and I had unrepented sins in my life that prevented God from answering my prayers. The vast majority of my prayers, however, were asking or pleading with God to help me better cope with my PTSD, which was the result of childhood trauma. I asked for mental stability and relief from the ever-persistent emotional pain. And when I was a child and teenager, I used to pray and ask or plead with God to stop the abuse I was suffering and protect me from my abusive mother and older brother, or I'd pray about the bullying and harassment I was suffering in school. Despite my prayers and my immense faith in God, all of my prayers went unanswered, and I suffered abuse for 13 1/2 years and was bullied and harassed for the 12 years I was in school (read my story here).

I genuinely believed in God and trusted in him for 40 years, and it was a total waste of my time. I was a devout Christian for 30 years, and I believed in God for 10 years before I became a Christian. I was barely seven years old when I first prayed to God, asking him to stop my adoptive mother from hurting me. I remember telling God that my mother hurts me when she hits me. I told him that she hits me and screams at me, and she told me that I was a bad child.

However, God never answered that prayer or any of the countless prayers I prayed as a child and teenager, asking him to protect me from my abusive mother and older brother, who both would hit me, bully me, degrade me, and threaten me. But, like my extended family, the neighbors, my teachers at school, the pastor and congregation at church, and everyone else in town who knew I was being abused, God never lifted a finger to defend and save me from being abused at home and bullied at school on a daily basis. Despite the abuse and bullying I was suffering at home and in school, I still sincerely believed in God and continued to pray to him for most of my life. I recall sitting in church while growing up and listening to a pastor talk about God's love and mercy and how we can pray in Jesus' name and he will help us. I remember thinking about what was wrong with me and why God didn't love me.

I remember thinking about how often I sincerely prayed to God (completing the prayer with "in Jesus' name"), asking him to protect me, but nothing ever happened. I was abused at home for 13 1/2 years, and I endured bullying at school for 12 years. I recall some Christians telling me it was my fault that I was abused, bullied, and mistreated while growing up, either because I had unconfessed sin in my life (which evidently prevented God from protecting me) or because I lacked significant faith in God's ability to save me. And while that was hurtful, it was nothing in comparison to having a pastor call me a "cursed soul" and tell me that God hates me and that I suffered abuse because God was punishing me for the sins of my biological parents. He told me that there was nothing I could do to stop God from hating me. I believed him since the Bible states God hates and teaches about generational sins.

I began to genuinely believe in God when I was almost 7 years old, after I went to church with my aunt. I eventually became a Christian when I was 17, and I renounced my Christian faith and belief in God when I was 47. I was finally honest enough to acknowledge and admit to myself that believing in God and having faith and trust in him was completely worthless and a total waste of my time. But I have no doubt that renouncing my belief and faith in God was the best decision that I've ever made for my mental health and emotional well-being. It is only second to the decision I made shortly after turning 18 to confront my abusive mother and brother. I saved myself from all the abuse I endured. God had nothing to do with it. I learned that I don't need God.

In all the years I was a devout Christian, I had never seen, experienced, or interacted with God. I knew and know plenty of Christians who claimed to feel his "presence" in their lives, but I never felt it, and it wasn't for a lack of trying either. In my case, believing in God by faith didn't exactly work out for me, nor did years of dedicated and earnest prayer to God. This is why I consider my belief and faith in God to be a total waste of my time. I'd like to share more of my experience of disavowing my belief and faith in God as well as leaving Christianity. Read it here. I hope my story comforts you. You are not alone.
 

Clizby Wampuscat

Well-Known Member
A belief is what you think is true, but it is not a fact, because if it was a fact, you would know it is true, you would not have to believe it is true.
An opinion might be fact-based or not, but a belief is not a fact. If it was a fact you would not have to believe it, you would know it.
Knowledge is a subset of belief. Your use of "belief" does not make sense. If I did not think something was true I would not believe it. What is your criteria for "knowing" something is true? How is that different from believing something is true?
No religion or God is a fact since religion and God cannot be proven true, they can only be believed to be true.
This is nonsensical. How can you believe something is true without being convinced it is true? The answer is you cannot.

Fact: something that is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information:
fact
How do you know something is a fact and how is that different form believing something is a fact?
There is evidence for God and religion but there is no proof that they are true. However, the absence of proof doesn't mean they are not true, it only means they are not subject to being proven true as a fact.
I agree, but you should not believe something is true until you are convinced by good evidence.
You sound like a sincere person. If you are waiting on God I suggest you pray while you wait. God can cause you to see things differently, things you did not see before. I know three former atheists from other forums who prayed and got an answer and now they are avid believers. They did not ascribe to any religion at the time that they became believers, but one of them was searching for a religion that ringed true.
I prayed for a long time, why should I continue? God can communicate with me at anytime he chooses even if I am not praying.
I don't think you can make that assumption. Yes, God has the power but that does not mean He is going to use His power to show you that He exists. I believe that God expects you to search for Him with an open mind as to what you might find.
I did for many years.
I firmly believe what Baha'u'llah wrote, and I believe it is just and fair:

““Whoso maketh efforts for Us,” he shall enjoy the blessings conferred by the words: “In Our Ways shall We assuredly guide him.””
Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, pp. 266-267
Why do you believe this is true?
Just because God has the power to do something that does not mean God will do it. God only does what God chooses to do, what He wants to do.
I agree, but there is no good evidence to believe any god exists.
 

muhammad_isa

Well-Known Member
We all believe things to be true that are false. But a belief is what you think are facts and true. If you think a particular fact is true that is a belief.
That seems logical to me..
..and if we have good evidence that our beliefs are wrong in some way,
we should revise them and acknowledge it.
 

Clizby Wampuscat

Well-Known Member
That seems logical to me..
..and if we have good evidence that our beliefs are wrong in some way,
we should revise them and acknowledge it.
Agreed, I would say that we would have no choice but to stop believing something we are convinced that we are wrong. I don't think belief of non belief is a choice.
 

Trailblazer

Veteran Member
Knowledge is a subset of belief. Your use of "belief" does not make sense. If I did not think something was true I would not believe it. What is your criteria for "knowing" something is true? How is that different from believing something is true?
I think we are talking past each other.

For purposes of this discussion my definition of knowledge is something we can know as a fact since it has been proven to be true.
If we know it as a fact then we do not have to believe it is true because we know it is true.

Believe

1. accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.
"the superintendent believed Lancaster's story"

2. hold (something) as an opinion; think or suppose.
"I believe we've already met"

believe means - Google Search
This is nonsensical. How can you believe something is true without being convinced it is true? The answer is you cannot.
Of course you have to be convinced it is true in order to believe it is true, but my point stands:
No religion or God is a fact since religion and God cannot be proven true, they can only be believed to be true..
How do you know something is a fact and how is that different form believing something is a fact?
A fact is something that is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information:

If something is a fact you do no have to believe it is true because you know it is true since it has been proven true.
For example, it has been proven true that the earth is a sphere, not flat.
I agree, but you should not believe something is true until you are convinced by good evidence.
I fully agree, and you cannot believe something is true until you are convinced it is true, in whatever way you become convinced.
You might be convinced by good evidence or you might be convinced by something else.
I prayed for a long time, why should I continue? God can communicate with me at anytime he chooses even if I am not praying.
Sure, God could do that, but what REASON do you have to think that He will?
I did for many years.
And you might need to continue to do it if you ever want to believe in God.
Why do you believe this is true?
Because I believe everything that Baha'u'llah wrote is true, and it also makes sense to me.
I agree, but there is no good evidence to believe any god exists.
No evidence that is good enough for YOU to believe that God exists.
 

Clizby Wampuscat

Well-Known Member
When I was a Christian, other Christians would tell me that I didn't pray properly, I prayed for the wrong things, I didn't have enough faith in God, and I had unrepented sins in my life that prevented God from answering my prayers. The vast majority of my prayers, however, were asking or pleading with God to help me better cope with my PTSD, which was the result of childhood trauma. I asked for mental stability and relief from the ever-persistent emotional pain. And when I was a child and teenager, I used to pray and ask or plead with God to stop the abuse I was suffering and protect me from my abusive mother and older brother, or I'd pray about the bullying and harassment I was suffering in school. Despite my prayers and my immense faith in God, all of my prayers went unanswered, and I suffered abuse for 13 1/2 years and was bullied and harassed for the 12 years I was in school (read my story here).

I genuinely believed in God and trusted in him for 40 years, and it was a total waste of my time. I was a devout Christian for 30 years, and I believed in God for 10 years before I became a Christian. I was barely seven years old when I first prayed to God, asking him to stop my adoptive mother from hurting me. I remember telling God that my mother hurts me when she hits me. I told him that she hits me and screams at me, and she told me that I was a bad child.

However, God never answered that prayer or any of the countless prayers I prayed as a child and teenager, asking him to protect me from my abusive mother and older brother, who both would hit me, bully me, degrade me, and threaten me. But, like my extended family, the neighbors, my teachers at school, the pastor and congregation at church, and everyone else in town who knew I was being abused, God never lifted a finger to defend and save me from being abused at home and bullied at school on a daily basis. Despite the abuse and bullying I was suffering at home and in school, I still sincerely believed in God and continued to pray to him for most of my life. I recall sitting in church while growing up and listening to a pastor talk about God's love and mercy and how we can pray in Jesus' name and he will help us. I remember thinking about what was wrong with me and why God didn't love me.

I remember thinking about how often I sincerely prayed to God (completing the prayer with "in Jesus' name"), asking him to protect me, but nothing ever happened. I was abused at home for 13 1/2 years, and I endured bullying at school for 12 years. I recall some Christians telling me it was my fault that I was abused, bullied, and mistreated while growing up, either because I had unconfessed sin in my life (which evidently prevented God from protecting me) or because I lacked significant faith in God's ability to save me. And while that was hurtful, it was nothing in comparison to having a pastor call me a "cursed soul" and tell me that God hates me and that I suffered abuse because God was punishing me for the sins of my biological parents. He told me that there was nothing I could do to stop God from hating me. I believed him since the Bible states God hates and teaches about generational sins.

I began to genuinely believe in God when I was almost 7 years old, after I went to church with my aunt. I eventually became a Christian when I was 17, and I renounced my Christian faith and belief in God when I was 47. I was finally honest enough to acknowledge and admit to myself that believing in God and having faith and trust in him was completely worthless and a total waste of my time. But I have no doubt that renouncing my belief and faith in God was the best decision that I've ever made for my mental health and emotional well-being. It is only second to the decision I made shortly after turning 18 to confront my abusive mother and brother. I saved myself from all the abuse I endured. God had nothing to do with it. I learned that I don't need God.

In all the years I was a devout Christian, I had never seen, experienced, or interacted with God. I knew and know plenty of Christians who claimed to feel his "presence" in their lives, but I never felt it, and it wasn't for a lack of trying either. In my case, believing in God by faith didn't exactly work out for me, nor did years of dedicated and earnest prayer to God. This is why I consider my belief and faith in God to be a total waste of my time. I'd like to share more of my experience of disavowing my belief and faith in God as well as leaving Christianity. Read it here. I hope my story comforts you. You are not alone.
Thanks for the reply. I will read your link. Sounds like you had a rough time.

I don't think believers know how much of an anguish it can be for some people to lose their belief in god that they invested so much in for so long. I lost a couple of friends and a couple people would not let their kids play with my kids when they found out. But I realized that is a result of their beliefs and not mine. I can only be honest with who I am and what I believe.
 

Trailblazer

Veteran Member
I don't think believers know how much of an anguish it can be for some people to lose their belief in god that they invested so much in for so long.
No, a believer who never lost their belief in God cannot understand the anguish that entails, not anymore than a married person can understand the anguish involved in becoming widowed and losing a spouse that they invested so much in for so long.

Life is experiential. Until one has experienced something all they can do is try to imagine what it might be like, they cannot really understand.
 

Bird123

Well-Known Member
Everything you have presented about God is a belief. Everyone can see that except you.

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
Have they had direct contact with God as an experience? Have they even attempted to study God's actions. Judgment calls with assumed beliefs are more often wrong than right.

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 

Bird123

Well-Known Member
He wants us to be happy. But a happiness which lasts. True inner peace and contentment I believe comes from obedience to the laws and teachings of God for this age through His latest Manifestation Baha’u’llah. And the teaching for this age is the oneness and equality of humanity. Baha’u’llah teaches that all humanity are equal brothers and sisters and that we should have an unconditional relationship of loving acceptance with all people no matter which race, religion or no religion or nationality etc.
God has no laws. God's teachings come from living our lessons. God will show each and every person what their actions and choices really mean regardless of any beliefs one chooses to have.

When one understands all sides, Intelligence will make the best choices. Since everyone will make the best choices, in time, there is no need to define good and evil. It is for each of us to Discover what the best choices really are for ourselves with the living of the lessons God is sending. Since God returns our good choices as well, each will learn to Love Unconditionally. After all, in time, everyone will figure out that is what one really wants returning.

Yes, there is Genius in God's system. Further the dynamics of this multilevel classroom is simply amazing.

It has never ever been about obedience. WE are all learning what the best choices are and becoming able to create a heavenly state for ourselves and others all within the realm of our free will rather than being obedient to any laws or rules of others.

Mankind makes laws and rules in an attempt to control the actions of others. Control is one of the petty things mankind holds so dear. When one understands what the best choices really are, all the other choices are not viable choices one could make. At this point any law or rule will be obsolete and meaningless.

God does not attempt control, ruling or intimidating because that would not be teaching the right way to the best choices. One must be careful not to value or teach others to value those petty things mankind holds so dear. They will never ever lead to the best results regardless of how some might think it will. It is a lesson many must learn. In the meantime, what are you teaching your children when you value Ruling, Controlling, Judging, Condemning, Punishing, Anger, Wrath, Payback, Revenge, Coercing, Intimidating, Manipulating, Hating, We against they or even that some are better or closer to God than others. What is being taught through these things? It certainly isn't goodness!!

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 

Bird123

Well-Known Member
I never said my beliefs were true, I said they are what I am convinced are true based on the evidence. We all believe things to be true that are false. But a belief is what you think are facts and true. If you think a particular fact is true that is a belief.

Yes I am waiting on God. You, just like most believers tell me there is something wrong with me and that is why I am not a believer. I am not an atheist by choice, I did not want to be one. I am an atheist because I am unconvinced by the evidence that a god exists. I was a believer for 17 years, my entire life revolved around this belief, my wife, friends and family were all believers. It took me about 18 months to become an unbeliever, this was not a fun process but a painful one for me and my family. I lost friends and many people lose their marriage, I did not because my wife loves me not for what I believe but for who I am. Many believers like you here told me it was my fault not gods fault during this process. That is hurtful and ridiculous at the same time. I begged god to show me he existed during this time and never got an answer. So what am I supposed to do? I cannot believe something I am not convinced is true. God has the power to show me he exists and if he is good or moral then he would.

So yeah I am waiting for god to show me he exists. He has all the power I have none. So go ahead and tell me I am not doing something right if that is what you need to do.
You do not Understand. I have found no religion that really Understands God at all. Religion wants to create something wrong with you so you will need them to fix you. Religion teaches people to value Beliefs above all else. Why? Because they don't know. Beliefs are all they have.

It has Never Ever been about Believing!!! It's about Learning and Growing as people. It has never ever been about God. This physical universe and all around us were created for US!! The time-based causal nature of this physical universe is Perfect for Learning.

Stop Blaming, Condemning, Punishing yourself or even Hating yourself. This is all useless energy spent. It will not lead to a Higher Level. Work at fixing things. Learn from any bad choice and nurture the goodness in yourself and others.. Stop living the life others want you to live. Be who you must! It's a part of the plan!!! Listen to the advice of others but walk your own path!!

You are a Child of God. Get strong. You are Special in ways you or others might not see. Share that which is Special about you with others. If you can see nothing special about yourself, share yourself anyway. Your special will touch those around you even if you can't see it.

There are so many in the world starving for Love and Kindness, Sometimes something as little as a kind word can span generations. Unconditional Love always does what is Best for the other. It doesn't just give them everything they want. Give everyone Unconditional Love. It will lead to the best choices. Further, even if you don't expect it, that goodness will return in time. It might even show up when you need it the most!! I have Discovered Unconditional Love is the very hardest for anyone to walk away from. People will be drawn to that which is special about you.

Don't go through life walking of eggshells. We were never meant to never make mistakes. In fact, God counts on the screw ups. More is learned around mistakes than most anything else. I can't wait for my next great screw up. It's going to be Glorious!!!

Don't take adversity personally or as punishment. Adversity points a direction to learning. Solve the problem or overcome it. AS I look in my past, all those problems worked themselves out somehow. I acquired wisdom on the journey toward resolution.

It doesn't matter what everyone else says or does. It's what you choose to do that counts. Regardless of your choices, you are on the journey to Discover what the best choices really are. This is something no one can tell you or do for you. In time, you will make it. There is no time limit on learning and God is going to Love you Unconditionally regardless of any choices you make.

Want to be a atheist? Great!! Don't want to be an Atheist? Great too. Choose for yourself and don't worry.

You see. The sun is really shining brightly on you. You are much more capable than you realize!!

God doesn't just pop in because each must Discover the answers for themselves through those free choices. Worry not. You already know God whether you know you know or not!! You will bump into God again and you are going to really like God. God is not what religion is teaching.

Keep your head up. Value the good more than the bad. Nurture the Goodness! You will do Great things!! I Believe in you!!

That's what I see. It's very clear!!
 
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