Have you had any Good come from religion

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Have you had any Good come from religion
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Sun, 04-12-2009 - 6:59pm

Some of you were believers/theists in the past.

Can you think of any Good that came out of your belief? When you were theists, did you get any benefit at all?

I have to say no, nothing. Even feeling that God was watching out for me - yeah right, God was watching to see where I was messing up, stalking me. So no there was nothing good for me.


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Registered: 08-15-2008
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 8:45pm
No.


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Sun, 04-12-2009 - 9:31pm

No, I think I was too young to get any 'benefits' when I still believed (if I ever really did)

I've seen others get comfort etc from their beliefs but just never got that myself.

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Sun, 04-12-2009 - 10:27pm
I'm lol-ing at godlessfun. :D Yep, pretty much no.
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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 3:18am

Yes and No.

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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 9:48am
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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 10:04am

As long as I can remember I haven't believed in God so I can't say what has or hasn't come from having faith in a God...

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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 10:36am
Well, I was happy at the time.
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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 12:21pm
I did, sure.
At the time I often felt the goodness of doing "the right thing". (I was also asking MANY questions of the people at church that they would just shake their heads and smile at me...there she goes again...) But I felt like I was among the "good" people.
I made some great friends who are still my friends today.
That's is. I really never "felt" god or the lord or anything.
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Registered: 12-25-2008
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:38pm

I went to church on my own when I was in high school and early college.

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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:50pm

That sort of group that helps disenfranchised youth is a great thing. I do see some of the churches here doing good with foodbanks, after school programs that help parents etc.

I guess religion was organized to give welfare and help to people in the past. They would collect money from everyone and if someone needed help, they would provide it.

Now our governments, especially in socialist countries like Canada provide this.


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