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God is not dead it is we who have lost our souls
Ravenous and gluttonous
We have fed the demons desires
Painting the world in hell's sweat and angels blood
As wars are fought in vain
People starve on the streets
while we throw our abundances away
They line bank accounts with more money then could spent
Taking it from the hard working class
because they think they are better then them
But as hard as the devil works
God works much more
For it is the "little" things
Those "unworthy" of the news
The coming together
The lending a hand
The miracles you never see
The moments that you realize
If this had played out just a tad bit differently
I would be dead right now
It is these times
The times you listen
Is right there
Waiting for you
Is There Anybody Out There?
As hard as I try I can not see
I want to believe in a god above
Is death the end or will there be
A life ever after in eternal love
Searching my soul doesn't bring answers
Desire to believe doesn't bring faith
Innocence lost, evil spreading like cancers
Too much pain to follow a wraith
Hypocritical ideals controlling a nation
When I judge him on the laws he imposes
Man loving man results in damnation
Can god believe in those handed down by Moses
Would any father leave his children to suffer
Perhaps it is better to believe he is dead
Would a humanist world be any tougher
Than one where our creator no longer provides daily bread
Whatever lies beyond this mortal coil
I like to think good will be rewarded
A beautiful creation, free will to spoil
A faith lost in politics by man's hand recorded
I have had plenty of time in my life to reflect upon religion, and it's cause and effect. I am not about to place my honest opinions upon this challenge, and I have my reasons for not doing so.
All I will say on this matter is that for those among us that choose to adhere to any religious beliefs, good for you, follow your own heart and instincts.
For those of us that choose to abstain from any religious beliefs for whatever reason, I say also good for you, follow your heart and your instincts.
I choose a path that suits my own beliefs and views and I choose not to disappoint nor aggravate any of my Prose friends, whatever your beliefs may be, by making statements which may or may not cause offence.
I do not care an atom what your beliefs are, that is a matter for each of you. Should you however be determined to discover more about me and my beliefs, then simply message me and all will be revealed.
Happy days and wagging tails.
Hollow Be Thy Name
Hi God! I heard in church today that you make miracles happen, and know the answers to everything! I asked my mommy how to talk to you, and she said just pray. Please let me be an astronaut when I grow up, and convince mom to buy me a dog. No- A puppy. A puppy that'll be a puppy forever that'll never get too big! And thank you for ice cream. Amen.
God, Dad told me that there are people who weren't good enough for heaven and are waiting in purgatory for someone to pray for them. I pray that everyone in purgatory turns into a good person, and gets to go to heaven. Thank you! Amen.
Hello God. My friend told me that you don't exist. I told him he was dumb, and that you do. Please forgive him, and let him into heaven anyway. He is a nice person, and he's really good at Pokemon. Amen.
Umm, hi God. I want to say sorry for kissing another girl today. I was dared to do it, but I really didn't want to. Is it wrong to have liked it? I know you said it's wrong, and that only bad people are gay, but I don't feel like a bad person. Please forgive me. Amen.
God, I have a boyfriend now, and I really do like him. We might get married someday. I still kind of like girls too though. Am I going to hell if I like boys and girls? Amen.
Hey again God. We were talking about World War II in school today. Why did you let so many people die? Is it because they were Jews? I know lots of jewish kids, and they're all really nice. I even went to Steven's Bar Mitzvah, and it sounds like they worship you too. I don't understand. Please answer me. Amen.
My boyfriend broke up with me, and I'm feeling really alone, and hurt. I don't know who to talk to. I thought things were going well, but he just turned around and broke my heart. Please comfort me. Amen.
Someone came to school today to talk about sex. It looks really scary, and they told me I could get diseases from it. Why did you have to make sex so scary? Please let me understand. Amen.
I told my mom and dad that I sometimes like girls too, and they freaked out. I'm really, really sorry. They told me it was wrong, and that I should talk to you about it. I promise I'll never kiss another girl ever again. Please fix me. Amen.
Hey, God, it's been awhile. I know I've stopped going to church, and I'm sorry about that. Nana is really sick, and I'm really afraid for her. I really love her, and I want her to see my concert at school. She's always prayed to you, and she's been there for me whenever I needed it. If you save her I promise I won't sin ever again. Please heal her. Amen.
I know I'm not supposed be angry with you, but fuck you God. They said at Nana's funeral that you will love and watch over her. If that were true though then why did you let her get sick? She wasn't that old, and she should have lived longer. I don't know if you're even listening anymore, but if you are, then for the love of- for the love of you, please let her into heaven. She deserves at least that much. Amen.
God, if you're out there somewhere I hope you're listening. If not, then I guess I'm just talking to myself again. It's been a rough freshman year of college, but I guess it's a little better with Jess. I guess I broke my promise, because we've been kissing, and then some. I hope all is well with you up there because things are just peachy in this shit-show of a world you created. Please let mom and dad be cool with Jess. Amen.
I just want to let you know that Jess and I are eloping. We're getting married in Massachusetts in the spring. Mom and dad won't be there. I know you're normally not to keen on these types of weddings, but please let us love each other through sickness and through health, and all of that. Amen.
Well it took a donor and nine months, but Jess just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I know it's impossible, but somehow, I think he has my eyes. We're naming him Joseph, after Jess' dad, and another father I know. It's been a long time since I've prayed to you, let alone thanked you, so I might be a little rusty at it, but here goes. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you for this day, my son, my amazing wife, and for the miracles of modern science. Please watch over him and keep him strong. Amen.
I still don't know if you're out there, but if you are, I want to say thank you for letting the rain hold out on us for Josephs fifth birthday, and thanks for letting me talk Jess out of hiring a clown. I just spoke to mom for the first time since college. She still hate's Jess, but at least we're talking. Please let that continue. Amen.
Oh God. Oh God. I know I've asked for a lot in my life. Probably more than anyone should, but please, just give me this one. I just want one miracle. Joseph is sick. We thought it was just the flu, but he woke us up tonight with his coughing, and he couldn't breathe. We're taking him to the ER now. He's so cold. Please let him live. Please. Amen.
Why God? Why would you let him die? He meant the world to me. Jess won't say a word. You won't either. All I want is a sign. Just a word. Something to tell me that you aren't dead too. Something to let me know things will all work out somehow. That you have a plan, and that taking Joesph from me was some how part of that. Just a sign. Please God. Please.
Peace Out and Smile
****Since many have been answering this challenge, and I sort of have a different view on this matter.. I don't intend to offend anyone or question what you believe in. Because I RESPECT everyone's opinion. And for that I'm also asking for RESPECT in return. Keep an OPEN mind and Heart. Because I still love you all no matter what****
First of all, understand that I'm a Catholic, my Spiritual belief is Agnosticism and my Philosophical belief is Panentheism. I still believe in God but not like everyone else.
I was baptized and raised as a Catholic. I went to a Catholic school since preparatory up until College. So yes i do believe in God. BUT as I grow older, I got curious about other religions. I read everything and compared everything. My dad's side are Muslims so you see, as a child i was really confused with everything.
But it all came into a conclusion that whatever religion you are, its all the same. Just different interpretations on what God is to you.
So my answer to the question if God is dead.
He will only be dead if you kill him. For me, God is Hope. Something humans need to cling to have something positive to look forward to. God is just God. It's like having to trust and putting faith on someone because you just believe in it. Hope in it. So it's just a state of mind. If you are in a difficult and tough situation, We all pray. (If you don't have a religion, you just Hope for the best right?)
So if you kill all your hopes then you're killing your God.
God’s Not Dead
As the incredible @A pointed out, God cannot be dead because energy cannot be destroyed. But let's talk some more about it.
God in and of Himself is considered by many religions to be supernatural, to be divine. So really the question is can true divinity die? I think not, because divinity in and of itself implies -- demands in a sense -- immortality to the depths that the human mind cannot understand.
And as a side note, the notion that simply because you don't believe there is a God, makes that opinion fact, is pretty stupid because since when does a mere mortal's opinion effect the existence of divine beings or immortals?
Also if you believe in God, do you believe in the devil? Can you believe in God and NOT believe in the devil? I don't think you can; every reaction has a opposing reaction, so I would imagine that God has an opposite.
And also Aristotle called God an "uncause cause" meaning that God doesn't need a cause or reason to exist; he simply IS. And if you have a different opinion it's none of my business; your opinion is between you and God -- whether you believe in His existence or not.
- Michael Hall
A man dies twice.
Once when his heart ceases to pump blood to his body.
And a second time, when his name is spoken for the last time.
God may be dead, but as long as we continue to talk about him he will never die.
I'm pretty sure they made a movie about this. . .
What is death?
God is a being defined by numerous religions, cultures, ethnicities, and communities. God, to me, is the Judeo-Christian God. Yaweh. Jesus Christ, Son of God. Abba Father. The Holy Spirit. Messiah. Jehovah. Savior. Anchor of my Soul.
Who is God?
My God's not dead. I have faith in a being greater than myself. I have found a belief that gives me access to a deep spirituality that is a positive force in my life. My God can be an jerk. My God can be wrathful, ruthless, and incomprehensible. But He is MY God. He is also loving. Caring. Gentle. Clear.
Death... God being dead would have to assume that God is a living creature/being that was created/born. That God has a time limit. That God is of our understanding. That time is not a creation of humanity.
Time is a creation of human understanding. God surpasses our understanding. God is an eternal being. He was not created nor born. So can God die? Probably not.
It's a pain in the ass, right? All this vague "God talk" and blind faith continues to frustrate me as well. I don't really know much "for sure" in my religion. What I do know is that my faith makes me a better person. Praying gives me hope. When I'm praying, God becomes my friend. God can't be dead to me because my faith keeps him alive.
So is God dead?
The question is: what do you believe?