How true. Or one could be like my dad, who has all bases covered by going to church “as if,” and enjoying the idea of God like a kid enjoys the idea of Santa, but not really totally believing it. He figures if it turns out God exists, he’ll be covered by his good attendance. Very practical. Not likely to help, though. But he might get points for initiative.
Is your father’s name Pascal by any chance?
carolita: He figures if it turns out God exists, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be covered by his good attendance.
But what if, like Homer Simpson says, you are just making god more angry by praying to the wrong god every Sunday?
Shaker is right in a sense. It depends onthe situation. If a person has true faith in a god there should be no fear that they are doing wrong. On the other hand, if they are not sure of their god it is likely that they may have a paranoia caused by the following of the religon.
Wow, I guess these “omniscient” gods can’t see through this scam.
Problem with Souldier’s take is that a mere belief in a god is not the way to be saved, according to the doctrines of many world religions: there are specific steps to get there which the followers of said god can’t agree upon, which explains the thousands of sects in, say, Christ-inanity.
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