Here it is . . . Question #3 from our New Dawn Narrative Collection: What is your view of God and/or Jesus?
Here are the responses I received. Read. Enjoy. Then share!! (Do you Agree/ Disagree?)
View of God: Does he exist? Maybe? I don’t really know but there is nothing that I have personally seen that gives me definitive proof that He exists. I am also open to the idea that He exists but has got bored with humanity or isn’t listening anymore or something like that. Or maybe He just likes to watch us and take notes. I have no idea. If He really loved us I think its high time He gave us a real purpose instead of letting us run around like chickens with our heads cut off. If God personally came down to earth, clearly visible to everybody, undeniably real and all-powerful and loving and said “I created you to go to the moon, go there”, there would be colonies on the moon within 2 years, tops. This is just an example of course.
View of Jesus: Did he exist? I believe that he existed as a person. I don’t know anything more than that. Maybe he had divine power. Maybe he was the son of God. Maybe he was a wizard or magician or a time traveler or an alien or a mutant like from X-Men. He was on earth so long ago that there’s really no way to tell. And to me, it really doesn’t matter. It’s great storytelling, Jesus’ tales are pretty neat what with the healing and walking on water and the earthquakes and clairvoyance, never mind the resurrection part. I don’t care who or what he was or where he was from, the bottom line he brought to the table to me is peace. Stop killing each other, stop putting everybody down, live life without regrets and don’t be afraid when your time is up. The whole “The only way into heaven is through me” thing? Not so important to me.
They represent love and understanding. One of the most beautiful things about our Saviour is his forgiveness and mercy. We are all sinners and not worth of salvation but he still provides a simple path to it.They exist, They love their creation, and want them to be happy which is why we have laws… although I think it can get confusing because some ppl say if you break a law your going to hell. I think it’s like breaking a parents rule, you’ll get in trouble but that doesn’t mean there going to kick you out. However you can go so deep lets say become a drug addict who sells their stuff, other ppl’s stuff maybe their own body to get drugs in which loving parents would kick you out and or try to get you help. If you drifted so far from God often a lot of stuff happens to you. Now I do think God puts in his hand in these situations sometimes and sometimes just you wanting to clean up for his, or your sake will also get you cleaned up. Even if he does nothing directly your belief and his guidelines can get you through a lot.
I still believe in the trinity. Still believe God sent his son to die so we could be saved. I don’t believe in the scare tactics to get people saved anymore. Can it work for some people ?? yes. but If you read the bible Judgment only came when people didn’t listen or sinned. God is a God of love not hate, rejection and unforgiveness. Jesus walked with sinners to save them not cast them out or look down on them. His example should be our example. we should love people for who they are not what they can offer the church.
I do not particularly believe in God, however I do believe in a “Higher Being” no matter what He be. Whether he be God, Buddha, Allah, whatever.. God is God. Every religion has his own and who are we to depict which one is the “true” God when they are all generally based upon the same form of higher being?
I feel there is a higher being, God being the most obvious name to me. Jesus, however you want to classify him, is an important figure in regards to religion and could be used interchangeably with “God”