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Thread #109167   Message #2279617
Posted By: Jeri
04-Mar-08 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Subject: RE: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Amos, thanks for your kindness above. I sometimes get frustrated with the way things seem to be here.

I don't believe in deities and I don't believe in religions. If I did, I'd probably be a pagan. Things aren't inherently good and evil, but simply have power.

I believe we can all be better than we are, myself included, and the only thing that keeps us and our situations from being better is that we stop trying. In this world, hope is the great good and despair the great evil. That's what pisses me off here sometimes: we can be better, but we don't try. It bothers me when I do it, and it bothers me when others descend to whomever's level instead of trying to climb above it.

Sometimes, you actually win by turning the other cheek.