Originally posted by Dance Master MC
Does anyone believe that most followers of any one religion are happier (or more content with themselves) than followers of another religion? i.e. Bhuddists are usually happier than Muslims
Sorry if this question is stupid, I'm just typing my train of thought right now...
I am not speaking for Muslims or Buddhists.
But as a Christian, when God is happy I am happy also. Often the joy that I feel is a reflection of the happiness of God with something He has been able to do in me.
At other times the unhappiness I have is a reflection of the unhappiness of the Holy Spirit with some area of my life. Again, when God is happy with me I am spontaneously happy also.
For instance, if I have long held to the sin of gossiping there will be a corresponding ubhappiness within me because the Holy Spirit within me is also grieving. On the day I confess to God the sin of my gossiping and seek Him to deliver me I will rise up feeling happy. This happiness is the reflection of the happiness of the indwelling Spirit of Jesus Christ.
He is happy that I repented finally. And I in turn echo that divine happiness in my own heart.