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This is a place for people of any and all spiritual backgrounds to post what is on their mind. The only rule is to not disparage anyone else's beliefs.

I think there is something to the idea of dreams and God or dreams and exploring/expanding consciousness. The most famous example of this idea is probably Jacob's Ladder, at least in the West. We see the significance of dreams in other things too, like in Twin Peaks we have Dale Cooper whose dreams play a key role in solving the mysteries he's involved in. I hope I can get better at lucid dreaming.

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Thanks for starting this thread, I thought about doing something similar in Agnosticism/Atheism/Religion but was worried how that would turn out.

If there is a God, the best pronouns to use to refer to them would be ‘they’. I see folks use ‘she’ mostly to be subversive, I suppose they’re also trying to be fair after millenia of God being desiginated male, but again, I think ‘they’ would be the best way to do that.

Also the linguistic ambiguity of “they” is nice too, y’know, incase polytheism turns out to be true.

‘They’ is also opposed to ‘it’, which brings me to a second thought. There have been many different conceptions of God, which has led some folks to declare the very concept of God to be arbitrary or even meaningless, but I think they’re overlooking the important fact that many religious believers think of God as a person. This really is an important quality that unites many different beliefs about God, and it leads me to believe that impersonal versions of pantheism are perhaps using the word while stripping it of an essential feature.
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Nothing to say at the moment, but thanks for this thread. (I feel too out of place in the rest of the Spiritual Support subforum.)

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Nothing to say at the moment, but thanks for this thread. (I feel too out of place in the rest of the Spiritual Support subforum.)
You're welcome and that's part of why I made this thread. So that everyone can be included.

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Thanks for starting this thread, I thought about doing something similar in Agnosticism/Atheism/Religion but was worried how that would turn out.

If there is a God, the best pronouns to use to refer to them would be ‘they’. I see folks use ‘she’ mostly to be subversive, I suppose they’re also trying to be fair after millenia of God being desiginated male, but again, I think ‘they’ would be the best way to do that.

Also the linguistic ambiguity of “they” is nice too, y’know, incase polytheism turns out to be true.
You're welcome and hopefully I chose the right place to make the thread.

It's always interesting to think of God in different terms, such as 'they'. There was a video where a young girl named Savannah was giving her testimony and she said, "I believe I am a child of heavenly parents." It's a beautiful statement and the only reason it might register as odd is that we typically think of God as one parent. Then again, the saying goes that the two shall cleave together and become one. So you could say the one is two and the two is one.

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Nothing to say at the moment, but thanks for this thread. (I feel too out of place in the rest of the Spiritual Support subforum.)
Indeed thanks for the thread. I try to find solace in spirituality a place to rant/talk would be good

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Why does it hurt so much every time I sin? Keep forgetting that His way is always better than my way. Hate being disobedient.

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"It takes three things to attain a sense of significant being: God, a soul, and a moment, and the three are always here." - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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I know I sound stupid saying this, but I talk to god in my head (well or at least that is what I name the voice in my head now). Now I have a financial crisis kind of situation around me and any expense I make burns a bigger hole in my pocket. TO add to that I had to get some medications for improving my married life... but the pills I was prescribed are crazy expensive and can't be part of insurances. I was so angry that day, I mean this is something I really need, this is not beer or alcohol or porn it is needed for my marriage, for our future and it is this expensive. I was so angry I lashed out on (my version of) god, I said he is wrong yelled a lot in my head...but then in a few minutes not even hours, my wife complained of a pain again (she had this pain for about a 3 years before where docs didn't even know the reason, she struggled a lot but it had subsided since almost the beginning of this year) no it was back. I was so scared, I immediately asked for forgiveness, I said sorry I lashed out, I apologized a lot (it is all happening in my head) and her pain went away in some time.

I don't know what to do, I feel trapped, there are so many places I am going to loose money in near future and they seem unavoidable. Why does this have to happen? and why am I not able to have good conversations with him anymore

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This is a place for people of any and all spiritual backgrounds to post what is on their mind. The only rule is to not disparage anyone else's beliefs.

I think there is something to the idea of dreams and God or dreams and exploring/expanding consciousness. The most famous example of this idea is probably Jacob's Ladder, at least in the West. We see the significance of dreams in other things too, like in Twin Peaks we have Dale Cooper whose dreams play a key role in solving the mysteries he's involved in. I hope I can get better at lucid dreaming.
i don't know.. i don't feel particularly spiritual nor religious..
i do believe in the existence of God, however i simply cannot fully accept the things told by religions nor any religious book.. i mean those were written by people.. no one can be 100% sure they are not written to accommodate the visions of a few people, to try and brainwash their follower etc...
and even then if they have not been tampered with, almost everything is anecdotal, in the way that they where written several years even several decades after the events occurred..

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i don't know.. i don't feel particularly spiritual nor religious..
i do believe in the existence of God, however i simply cannot fully accept the things told by religions nor any religious book.. i mean those were written by people.. no one can be 100% sure they are not written to accommodate the visions of a few people, to try and brainwash their follower etc...
and even then if they have not been tampered with, almost everything is anecdotal, in the way that they where written several years even several decades after the events occurred..
Some, including myself, consider other interpretations of scripture other than historical or strict literalism. The Exodus is a good example of that. Some view it as being symbolic of the soul freeing itself from enslavement to the Pharaoh, which represents our own ego, to reach spiritual freedom in The Promised Land. From that perspective the stories are about every person's individual journey.

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The Spiritual Support section seems dead.

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The Spiritual Support section seems dead.
Some sections of the forum aren't very active but I'm still glad they exist.

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Watching videos on YouTube of Unitarian Universalist church services is kind of comforting to me. I like that they're accepting of atheists and don't claim to know everything.

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It’s a message of compassion.
In this world that is spinning madly out of control,
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We need to learn to run to God in our suffering and let Him be our everything.

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We have to be uncommon, the enemy wants us to be common folks but God didn't make us common. If the enemy convinces you you're common God won't give you uncommon things. Be the salt of the earth. Purify, preserve, and spread your flavor across the world.

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That "Men prefer debt free virgins without tattoos" article is still getting lots of heat. If you really look at it, the article had a lot of biblical truth in it. Too many people are caught up in the world. Don't agree with all of it but most of it.

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My faith will really be tested the next month, God has to strip you down to rebuild you sometimes.

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