Your views on Religion seem to be completely skewed and biased, I don't know what happened to you to have such a hatred for something you don't entirely understand.
You say Religion or a belief in God is for the weak or stupid. Newton believed in God. Einstein believed in God. I can name countless other philosophers and physicists who did. You think you are more intelligent than those? That is a pretty bold claim with nothing to back it up.
Regardless, some of your points are exceptional, and extremely motivational.
God is not flawed, Religion is, and Religion is only mans perspective of God.
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And why would you ask me if I think I am more intelligent than Newton or Einstein? When did I ever claim any sort of intelligence other than saying I believe that I can write well?
Look - my problem was never with the idea of a higher intelligence. My problem was with people. My problem was with the political nature of religion, the hypocritical nature of religious people, and the insensical nature of the Testaments, New and Old. What I personally think is that Christianity is God for dummies - breaking down a complex concept into fables and tales easy to understand and picture. Even with that said - a lot of it is both contradictory, and some is just flat out immoral.
I despise human cowardice, and I think a large majority of people who do believe are in it because they fear death or because in certain situations where your life is in danger prayer provides a calming effect - like someone is watching over you. But this doesn't make it real.
Plus - these are my personal thoughts. People found them motivating, so I posted more. I never said I had all the answers, I'm a 20 year old miscer. I just use my head. Plus - I get a lot out of life, and judging from 90% of the posts here, most of this forum wishes they were living someone else's life. I found my philosophy worked for me in removal of fear and procrastination and I achieved whatever I set my mind out to achieve.
I agree with your last post 100%, btw. When I say God, I usually mean Jehovah. It is Jehovah I have a problem with, as well as any other "deity", which are basically attempts by people to ascribe human vices and virtues to the inconceivable in an attempt to understand it.
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Looks like you spent quite a bit of time on this, to do that for us motivation guys, which I know some of us have our problems it's good to see someone going out of their way to help. Repped.Swole at the gym. Stickman in real life.
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So I think I'm going to drink and read the one that says to take a bottle of jack and read. the rock bottom one. I'm going through some tough personal issues right now. i feel near rock bottom, tonight i hit that rock with my face... can't work out or work right now cause i'm sick. don't know what to do heh. weird for me to be off on a weekend. or period for that matter. usually work 7 days a week.
anyway I put the quote from one of the best movies of all time in there so ppl can realize the importance of what he is saying.
"Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else"
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i thought of this earlier today i was reaading your post. I stopped at the rock bottom one. said i was going to do it tonight. almost about that time.
t minus 2 1/2 hrs till Rock bottom. I don't even drink! i'll cook a nice dinner for myself lol. gotta hide my keys. putting away all sharp objects, flammable objects, and phone. 1 glass of wine and I'm ready to g ostreaking down the quad!!!
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This is definitely the greatest thread of all time, srs, I could relate to so many stuff in the OP.
Can't believe OP is banned and he wrote all that, stay safe brah <3"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
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Just thought Id chip in with some of my own material, Im unable to make threads as of yet! Below is one of the pieces I have written for a page I set up and created to produce motivational material
In order to be happy, in order to become successful or in order to be what YOU want to be you must first be able to love yourself.
Realize that you have greatness within you, that whatever goals and dreams you have are yours to take. It is down to you and only YOU to create the circumstances that will propel you to your success! The life that you are currently living is a result of what YOU have thought!
You are as strong as you choose to be! Tell yourself everyday, FEED your soul with positive thoughts and SURROUND your body with positive people!
Life will knock you down and it will try and hold you down however tell yourself this - The bad times have not come to stay, they have come to pass! Life will fluctuate up and down and this is great because it is in your DOWN when you can choose to GROW!
Tell yourself, "I am unstoppable, this will not get me down and if I do get knocked down I WILL get back up, stronger"
Lets keep encouraging each other.
Hope you like ladies and gents, great thread here dude.
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