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God Didn’t Exist Our thoughts about God are just that: thoughts about God. They are not God. They theorize about that which we call God. This includes the thoughts of the biblical writers and all theologians since. Their thoughts and writings are not God, but only approximations. This shouldn’t depress us. This should give us great joy that, if there is a God, this God should be greater than all we can think or speak. If there is a God, then we can rejoice because God's ways and thoughts are not our ways and thoughts but beyond finding out. Krishnamurti,...

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“Why Not Believe in Yourself?” Throughout my growing up as a Christian and even into my adult years, my obsession with believing in Jesus negated my believing in myself. I was given a very clear choice: either it’s all Jesus and no you, or it’s all you and no Jesus. Later in life I learned that believing in myself is one of the healthiest things I can do. Prints are available in my shop!  

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"Make Yourself the Black Sheep!" As soon as you break away from the flock to become independent, you’ve made yourself the black sheep. The term originated from the odd black sheep that are born into a flock of white sheep. Black wool was undesirable because it could not be dyed. So, because their black wool wasn’t valued as much as white wool, the sheep weren’t valued as much either. There are so many applications in this for us today. There are some people and communities that will value us more highly if we conform to their standards of what is worthy. We will be included if...

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Kick Out of Church Whenever I post something like this, inevitably someone will say, “Not my church!” Some will insist that in their church they’re allowed to ask questions and to question their faith. But, I would like to ask, how deeply? What kinds of questions? I know it’s okay to ask questions like, “How long did God take to create the earth?” “Is there a Hell?” “How can I be saved?” “When was Matthew written?” and so on. But are you allowed to ask, “How can we believe in a God when there’s no proof?” “How do I know...

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This is one of my old favorites. One of the reasons I like it is because... If you're a believer, you know that thinking and believing conflict with each other. If you're not a believer, you know that thinking and believing conflict with each other.

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