“Do You Believe In God? The Push towards Secular Humanism” Angela West Discusses

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by The Republican Coffee Corner with Angela

This question —- the belief in God has never been a question in my mind. OF COURSE THERE IS A GOD! I could scream this from the rafters! Strange cliché, rafters…… don’t really know what “rafters” are but…. You get the picture: My faith is very important to ME.

We each have within us a need to believe that there is something better, something higher, something far more grand than our little world and the miniscule things that bother us from day to day. I meet people who tell me that they do not believe there is a God. God is just “make believe” only to have them drop to their knees when a loved one appears to be in trouble. It is a peaceful, calm and rewarding life to understand that, when the chips are down or up so to speak, someone or something greater is looking out for us.

What is religion?

Religion is an organized collection of belief systems, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. Is religion directly correlated with a belief in God? Not necessarily, the definition of religion as included in the Webster’s Dictionary is “cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith”. You have surely heard many people saying that “football” is their religion or “politics” would be their religion. In this context religion can mean a dedication to ANY cause or principle — even atheism.

The Rise of Secular Humanism

The doctrines of Secular Humanism postulate that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or a God. The original signers of the first Humanist Manifesto of 1933, declared themselves to be religious humanists. Because, in their view, traditional religions were failing to meet the needs of their day, the signers decided that it was necessary to establish a religion that was a dynamic force to meet the needs of the day. However, this “religion” did not profess a belief in any God.

Societies with a God based religion were more likely to survive than those without because of the community, compassion, lack of anarchy or murder, family structure, etc. enforced by religious beliefs. Agree or disagree?

Lack of moral values, young people getting wasted, and drugs, increasing violence, disrespect for elders, and sex at very young age, unwanted babies, abortion as a means of contraception, parents not knowing how to parent and not wanting to, depression, loneliness, and adults not wanting to behave like adults? Is the lack of God in religion fueling this? (I found this question on the internet and I could not have phrased it in a better)

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2 responses to ““Do You Believe In God? The Push towards Secular Humanism” Angela West Discusses

  1. I am unable to make a response on your Facebook Page, I can “like” or “share,” but I can’t comment as that particular option is not listed as an option. I would certainly like to address that. Yes, there is a God. I believe that the Father calls out to His children. I think that most people have experienced the feeling that you are a part of something greater than yourself – beyond yourself. I think that is God Calling. And, I think most of us experience the Holy Spirit although some may not recognize it as that. And, I believe that the Father wants to give His children not only everything they need, but every dream they want. From my personal experience, I do and am connected with the Father through Jesus Christ. The things that happen to us in life are often quite purposeful. In other words, there is a reason for pain, heartache, and all the many unpleasant things that occur. Some, we bring on ourselves, maybe most, but, sometimes, they are learning lessons, or strengthening lessons. I had the worst time trying to find a mate – I just could not make a marriage work. I was the one that was making the decisions. When I stopped “trying” to find my mate, the Father stepped in and He made the “perfect” choice. No, he is not perfect, but he is perfect for me. The Bible talks about marriage and being “equally yoked.” And, not only did I meet him, I met him on a cruise. He was going with his Mother. Now, I know that sounds a bit “weird,” but, men that are good to their Mothers, are good to their wives. And, he had 3 children, a good job, and a home. His X-Wife took his children away from me – moved across the Country. I had no children – was unable to have them. He was a only child and adopted. I had a large family. It was a “perfect” fit – I got 3 children without the pain of childbirth, he got a set of brothers and a larger family. And, we were in one of the most romantic of situations – on a ship, visiting Caribbean islands with a warm, balmy breeze. I met his Mother. The very next month, his Mother had a deep stroke that she never came out of. To my husband and myself, it was a “changing of the guard.” When, you allow God to work through you, wonderful and amazing things can happen. Things that you thought were impossible, aren’t and, sometimes you receive a “calling” for your life. I would ask those that do not believe, to “open up their minds” to the possibility, and be quiet, calm, relaxed and aware of your surroundings. And, then, look around – has something changed or seems to be out-of-place or do you feel a sense of peace, even a heightening of awareness, there are many ways that God can “talk.” He will pick the right one for you and your Life will change. Sorry for the lengthy speech – it is an important subject to me. Be patient. I have never been happier!