What do you think of agnostics
Religion with sharp - atheists and agnostics
- Azbukivediyes we were all atheists from birth! What did you believe in when you came out of your mother's womb?
This is a very good question! To be honest, on the day I was born I can't remember anything, let alone what I believed. It is actually impossible to know from an infant whether it believes in God or not, because how can you interview it? :)
In this context, I can only think of the example from the book of St. Matrona of Moscow (+1952) which proves that infants (can) believe in God after all. St. Matrona was born in 1881 in the village of Sebino-Epifaniskaya (today Kimowsk) near Tula without eyeballs but with a cruciform elevation on her chest. As an infant, she did not want to drink breast milk on Wednesdays and Fridays (Note: Orthodox Christians fast on Wednesdays and Fridays and therefore do not eat meat and dairy products). So, as an infant, she clearly demonstrated that she believed in God ...
- Why do you believe now? Because it has to be that way or because you questioned? What convinced you
The way to God is a very thorny way. I had many problems in life, was very unhappy, depressed and was looking for a way out of the situation. In those blackest moments I realized that only God can help me, so I tried to question a lot on the question of faith.
Reading the book of St. John of Shanghai gave me spiritual enlightenment. How? As follows: I was amazed at the superhuman gifts that Saint John (+1966) received from God. He knew the Bible inside and out and could even tell under which chapter and paragraph the desired quotation was located. From the age of 30 he became a monk and slept only 1 hour a day while sitting on an armchair. He founded an Orthodox Christian orphanage in Shanghai for Chinese children in the 1940s and in this way saved many children from life on the street. Some of these children still live in the USA & Australia today and reported that during the liturgy of St. John, a glowing oreol shone over his head very often (Photo evidence: http://saintjohnwonderworker.org/photos/photos_3.html).
He was clairvoyant and was able to help and heal people during his life on earth and to this day many years after his death, heal them from terminal illnesses and other diseases, etc.
This holy miracle worker even knew the day of his death. Before his death he said among other things: "Tell people: Although I have died, I still live"
Bible quote: (Mark 8:27) "God is not the dead, but the living God."
A list of the miracles that continue to this day: http://saintjohnwonderworker.org/visitors_book_2008.htm
The more I read about the miracles in the book, the more I began to believe in God, because in St. John I found a kind of "confidant" who was sensible, above average intelligent and innocently pious ... this man was full of love. At least that's how I felt. So a prime example of an Orthodox Christian.
Questioning about God and Orthodox Christianity has been a long process for me. First I questioned St. John (his way of life, miracles), then I was convinced and my faith potential increased over the months and years. Then came the questioning of the Orthodox Christian doctrine (spiritual life, practicing the faith, questioning dogmas, reading the Bible, etc.), and finally there was also the comparison of orthodoxy with other religions (differences of faith, historical facts, etc.).
- Suppose atheists have no goal, what is yours as a believer?
The goal of every serious believing Christian is to lead a godly life that leads in the direction of “theosis” (= deification, i.e. to be filled with God). The following biblical quote: (Ephesians 3:19): "...so that you may be filled with all sorts of fullness of God. "
- Why can NOTHING be proven in religion?
Can you specify your question in concrete terms?
- Why does everyone just have to stubbornly believe in it and not be allowed to question?
Did I mention here before:
(1 Thessalonians 5:21) "But try everything, and keep what is good."
(1 John 4: 1) "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but try the spirits to see whether they are from God ..."
So, one shouldn't believe blindly ... In any case, it is so in Christianity.
- Nobody looks for logical clues, but feels obliged to believe in them.
What logical clues do you refer to?
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