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Letter To God

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Wow, a very honest set of words which I think reflects what a lot of us feel about Jesus.  How many of us honestly wanted to believe in Jesus, but received no answers to selfless prayers for sanctification and faith?  And like you, I likewise will not follow a god who would burn my mom and dad in hell for all eternity.  How much easier it is for a Southern Evangelical to follow the faith that his family has been raised in for generations.  The rest of us are simply expected to adopt the religion that such a person has known all his life.  This is not a god I would follow unless he gave me a good reason to believe in him.  And so far I've likewise heard nothing.  Thank you for posting this.

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Wow, what a wonderful post!

 

The beautiful world you see, and the good in life, will eventually replace the emptiness you feel because of the realization that something you thought was real, really wasn't. I quickly got to "oh, wow, I don't have to worry about god anymore!" The world is much more amazing now, and the bad stuff isn't any worse.

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ForidaGirl: I challenge god to answer your letter if he can.  It is right on point for all of us, I believe. Thank you for positing it.  biii

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Any response from God yet? No? I thought so. Thanks for sharing. You are right on, FloridaGirl!

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When I see something beautiful in the world, I want to believe it was you who created it. When I step inside a beautiful church, I want to believe you are waiting for me there inside it.

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I want to know you. I want to open a Christian theology book and believe I am unlocking the secrets to a loving creator of the universe. I want to believe that you are the source of all truth, morality, and goodness.

Wow, FG. This letter is amazing. I think it captured the way so many of us feel and think. I too wanted to believe. When I felt belief slipping away from me, I did everything in my power (and asked God to help me) to retain it.

 

I remember feeling the emptiness, due to unmet expectations. I found that once the grief subsided and I 'got my life back' life became amazing. Be at peace, friend.

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FG, god has his fingers in his ears and he is yelling la la la la la la i'm not listening. (For ever and ever)

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God, if you are there, please reveal yourself. 

 

I prayed this for YEARS. When I kept not getting an answer, I kept praying. I surrendered my doubts to god and laid them at the foot of the cross. And still I never heard a thing. THIS, more than anything, convinced me it was all in my head, and god wasn't real. In a way, the offer still stands. If god somehow makes himself real to me even now, I'd go back. I'd believe in him. I still want to believe, but without any evidence, without the "relationship" being a 2-way one, it's just not possible.

 

Anyway, that is a beautiful letter. I think it captures the process beautifully. I don't think many of us hate god. I think we are simply sick of constant disappointment and disillusionment.

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