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Empty Promises

by AZSAM

If you believe in God, I want to know why.  I’ve tried, hard.  It all seems like lies and empty promises.  I’ve done what was asked.  I followed the rules.  Nothing good ever happens.  The love of my life just walked away after 2 years.  I’ll never get over her.  She’s not perfect but sure as hell was perfect for me.  In every way.  For 2 years, I prayed, cried, kicked and screamed.  I begged God to find a way to put us together for forever.  Ultimately she decided God didn’t want us to be together.  What!?!?  He never talked to me about it.  Church every sunday, helping others, giving to charity, talking to others about him.  What else do I have to do?  He refused to help or talk to me.  So I’m going to leave.  Go find him and see WTF his is problem with me.  Why do you believe?  What evidence do you have (hint: great kids are not an answer)

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Once 12/10/2017 - 8:23 pm

I believe in god. A god, a “source” of all that is. I mean, the universe must’ve come from somewhere/something, right? So, I refer to that source simply as “god.” I dont believe it is the kind, loving, gentle caring god religion has crammed up my ass forever. Just a god. I have no idea what it looks like, how it thinks, it’s sense of values, justice or morals. I doubt it gives a crap about me, or you, or Mother Theresa, r.i.p. It is responsible for all that is, and that’s about all I know and believe. You or I could die this minute, and it wouldn’t really care, in fact, while six million Jews suffered and died under its watch, it didn’t lift a finger to help them, so why would it care about you? Or me? Don’t be angry at god. It never made any guarantees to us, unless you believe silliness like bibles, or torahs, or the like. Be angry, my friend, at the cultures that believe they have it figured out and insist it will help you, that it cares. Isn’t it obvious we’ve all been fed a bunch of bullshit about a kind caring god? Rail against them. God doesn’t give a shit, but then again, has it ever?

EmptyPluto 12/10/2017 - 8:24 pm

God is quite an overrated character. He seems to add little to no contribution to the plot of Life. I never understood why he has so many followers.

Let us know if you find him.

EmptyPluto 12/10/2017 - 8:41 pm

I don’t believe nor disbelieve in a god, but I do believe in my morning cup of coffee.

Elcyc 12/12/2017 - 9:22 am

Yes, that’s one of the few things one can still believe in.

AZSAM 12/10/2017 - 8:25 pm

On much of this we agree

Once 12/10/2017 - 8:38 pm

There’s this movie. It’s called “God On Trial.” Its on Youtube. You might find it interesting, or stupid, like others I’ve mentioned it to. It doesn’t matter. You just might find it interesting, especially the final fifteen minutes or so.

Morris 12/10/2017 - 8:49 pm

That’s like asking “Why do you believe in Santa Claus”
Duh!
Because hes real!

theblackveal 12/10/2017 - 8:50 pm

I believe that there is pure evil out there. Evil cannot exist without good.

It has to do with duality (if you’re curious about it search duality in philosophy).

There cannot be light without darkness, etc. etc.

Therefore I believe that there is a God.

Also other theories from first-cause argument to a priori arguments make sense to me.

These theories of course do not necessarily argue for a loving, caring God as Christians believe. But these are my opinions and thoughts

rivets 12/10/2017 - 9:23 pm

If something bad happens to you, or many bad things over the course of a lifetime, it’s not god or the lack thereof. It’s clearly witches.

Once 12/10/2017 - 9:56 pm

Exactly. Why the hell couldn’t I make that clear in my comment?

ImNotGoodEnough 12/10/2017 - 9:50 pm

I wish I knew too, my parents, particularly my mother, are adamant believers in god but I’m not and they want me to be so that “we’ll all be together in heaven”, but I don’t believe in god, and I believe that if he does exist he’s a sack of shit.

ImNotGoodEnough 12/10/2017 - 9:51 pm

I wish I knew too, my parents, particularly my mother, are adamant believers in god but I’m not and they want me to be so that “we’ll all be together in heaven”, but I don’t believe in god, and I believe that if he does exist he’s an asshole.

ImNotGoodEnough 12/10/2017 - 9:52 pm

Sorry about that, for some reason it didn’t show my original comment for me so I tried again, and then they both appeared. So go figure.

Once 12/10/2017 - 9:57 pm

God did that.

clipped-wings 12/10/2017 - 11:36 pm

I believe that God is the natural world. There are “good” and “evil” in everything and everyone. So if we turn away from nature we are turning our back on Her. I think that God is right outside your window. In the air and water. If you take your life so you can see God you are mistaken. Every thing we seek is here. Finding it is the hard part.

Thanks for allowing me to share.

adamfell 12/11/2017 - 1:39 am

I believe in God. I believe because one day when I needed him most he was there for me in a way that I could recognize. Even after many years I still remember.

I have also had to learn through experience that his ways are different from my own. He sees the end from the beginning, a unique and perfect point of view, a vantage point we do not share. He also respects greatly the agency (or ability to choose) of his children. It is important to note that even when we do everything right others have agency, also sometimes what we think is the most desirable outcome is not (or is undesirable), and seeing this from his vantage point God kindly doesn’t give us what we think would help us.

There are times when I am distant from God as well, and prayers feel as though they go unanswered. During such times I usually find that if I truly look deep within I am not living a life congruent with his teachings. I’ll find that I’ve lapsed in my study of his word, or I am not praying in a “thy will be done” sort of way, but rather trying to impose my feeble mortal will. He is always there, but we can not always hear due to an unrepentant state.

I have also noticed that where strong emotions are involved it can be difficult to separate God’s will from my own.

I do not judge you. Nor do I know if any of the above is applicable or helpful, I can only speak from my own experience as an imperfect Christian believer. If it doesn’t help just forget I was here.

Good luck! I know it hurts.

whiskered-fish 12/11/2017 - 3:09 am

I don’t know why this post is called empty promises. God never promised to give us everything we want.

whiskered-fish 12/11/2017 - 3:10 am

No, offense, by the way. I’m not trying to mock your pain.

whiskered-fish 12/11/2017 - 3:10 am

*No offense

AZSAM 12/11/2017 - 10:53 pm

Not in so many words but there is the ‘ask and you shall receive’, ‘I have plans for you, to do good and not harm’, ‘whoever gives to the poor will not want’…he promises good things. He promises to repay kindness with kindness. I don’t see it.

nutjobcantlove 12/11/2017 - 9:53 am

I DONT BELIEVE IN GOD. Btw I’ve been too much of a Christian in the past.
I build sancastles in the beach. I know it’s not gon live long but I’d try my best to save it from collapsing. I’d break my heart to see it fall. After all it doesn’t have a life.
How can a God that created a lively human give so much pain and watch him/her break into pieces and struggle their whole life?
Insane

nutjobcantlove 12/11/2017 - 10:00 am

Everytime I watch the ‘good friday’ movie (about the whole crucifixion and resurrection), I cry my heart out that I shoulda been there to carry the cross on his behalf. Lol how dumb am I?!
I cry every night and suffer so much pain and loneliness, man does he even care to hear it from a 1000 miles?

Sry if this offends anyone’s belief. I’ve gone too far.

AZSAM 12/11/2017 - 10:55 pm

Sometimes I think I should have been there too….to hammer the nails. Pure, uncontrolled anger.

nutjobcantlove 12/12/2017 - 7:43 am

Uh I thought I was the only one mad at God. I did post about this few months back. Back then I kinda felt horrible but not anymore. This is how I feel and it’s not my fault.

AZSAM 12/13/2017 - 1:29 am

Let me guess…pointless, gut wrenching pain that came, probably again, after begging and pleading for help. Close at all?

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