Originally posted by Thequ1ck
Which is stronger, your faith that there is a god or your faith that your religion is true and correct?
Do you believe more in faith than you do your own judgement?
someone said "I am not insane, i talk to god every day. If god talks back i will get worried."
You can believe. It doesn't make you insane. Insane is when you apply your faith to real world situations. If you bet all your money on a horse thinking God will give that horse wings you are insane because
1. God might not exist.
2. You might have prayed to the wrong god, and the one that got your prayer is jealous
3. God might not interfere at all
4. God might have better stuff to do like delaying the eruption of a volcano.
A joke i heard is prolly very useful to understand a reasonable approach to religion.(ignore it if you saw it already)
"A flood happens. A very religious man gets on top of his house. Water everywhere. A neighbor comes in a boat and offers to save the man. The man refuses saying that God is grand, God will save him. Another neighbor comes and again offers to save him and the religious man refuses him. He refuses even the third neighbour who offered a lift in his boat. The water rises and the man drowns. Arriving at the pearly gates, he angrily asks StPeter why, with all his unwavering faith wasn't he saved to which Peter, after looking through some papers, responses:
"Well it says here God sent you three boats and you refused"