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Can you think that there is life after death, but be unsure that there is a God? Please only serious answers.?

Maybe I am having just a bad few weeks, months, years, I don't know. But more and more I have to wonder if there is such a love rearing God. Why is there so much pain in this world. I by far do not have a bad life, as some others do, but at times after seeing so many friends pass away, all before they turned 24, my Grandfather who meant the world to me, and just all the hell that others do. People hurting children, sufering, non stop. My other Grandpa is now on hospice. They are doing "Gods" job, right? But he is in so much pain, and it seems to never end. Why keep him here? Some times I feel that we are all just puppets on a string and God is tugging at them and laughing. I use to have so much faith, but as you grow up and really see all of THIS, how can you believe? Please I really don't want to be lectured, just thoughts and maybe some advice. Thanks.

Asked By: JenE - 1/8/2007
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This is not our final home, and it is supposed to be hard sometimes. It does not mean God is not in control, but he is still sovereign. This life hurts badly sometimes, and the death we see, was brought on by sin, not God's original plan for us, not the best one. I am so sorry to hear about your other grandpa. That... More
Answered By: sparklesontheoceans - 1/8/2007
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Of course. You can think whatever you want. EDIT: Who is the thought fascist that gave a thumbs down to the idea that a person can think whatever they want?
Answered By: mullah_robertson - 1/8/2007
 
If you think that there is life after death, but are unsure there is a God, then you're thinking it, and by logical deduction, yes, you can.
Answered By: angk - 1/8/2007
 
God is NOT a loving conscious being somewhere. God is only the process of life and death. Its the proving that there is an afterlife is the perplexing part
Answered By: JIBBA JABBA PRIME - 1/8/2007
 
i cant tell u wat 2 believe but i personally think there is a god
Answered By: justsweetanough - 1/8/2007
 
Yes, you can believe in an afterlife without believing in God. It would just make you more spiritual than religious.
Answered By: Godless - 1/8/2007
 
yap there is when u die there is gonna be gudment day and everyone is gonna become alive and be accountable for thier deed!! untill then noone comes back alive!!!!!!!!!
Answered By: Hally berry - 1/8/2007
 
Ma'am, I too believe in God. the God that I believe in would not flood the earth or send anyone to hell for their sexual activity... More
Answered By: gorgeoustxwoman2 - 1/8/2007
 
There are cultures which do infact believe that a soul is a byproduct of a virtuous life, leading to an afterlife in a higher plane... More
Answered By: Garet Claborn - 1/8/2007
 
If God is making you go through all this... it means you are strong to keep on going. God tight your neck sometimes, but he never chokes!!!!
Answered By: easytorememba - 1/8/2007
 
There are many religions that believe in some form of life after death without believing in God. The point, however, is that believing in God doesn't give you a free pass in life from all of the pain. Life was perfect until humans decided to exercise their free will so the world is what we have caused it to be... More
Answered By: Mobius - 1/8/2007
 
Well its more just wishful thinking in my opinion. But i am very sorry for your granpas troubles. I went through the same thing before i became an atheist. But instead of focusing on the pain and hopelessness try to think about how you can make everyones life better and your own. Our life on this earth is a very short... More
Answered By: connor oberst - 1/8/2007
 
as to the original question; sure, there are plenty of other religions that deal with the afterlife (in fact all religions speculate on the afterlife) some have another god, many gods, or even no gods, although no popular religions today have many gods aside from some form of wicca. Buddhism doesn't have a god at all... More
Answered By: White Rabbit - 1/8/2007
 
First of all, let me say that I am sorry that you are hurting. Secondly, I am still figuring out exactly what it is that I believe in. With that said, I tend to look at it this way: if life was great all the time, and there was no pain or no suffering- just smiles and laughter at every turn, then would we need God... More
Answered By: imhalf_the_sourgirl_iused_tobe - 1/8/2007
 
As to your main question, I understand that that is actually a doctrine in Buddhism, that there is no supreme being, but there is a heaven which we can achieve. I'm not a buddhist, but that is what I know they believe... More
Answered By: ragdefender - 1/8/2007
 
Honey if i could only let you feal the pain ive suffered. You probablly wouldnt believe me.I used to stand in the worst storms and curse GOD! I wondered about the same things you have revealed. AND for no reason i can explain he revealed himself to me! I fell to my knees and exceped him as my savior. And i felt all... More
Answered By: Ronald S - 1/8/2007
 
We live in a fallen world. Jesus has promised to come back and change things. He has promised to wipe away all of our tears. We will just have to wait patiently... More
Answered By: kait - 1/8/2007
 
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