For my religious & non religious friends out there, Does God really care what we do if its not hurting anyone. I want to move away from home but before that I want to take back my life, do stuff I want to do, I live a sheltered life I rarely got to go out and have fun when I was younger it was always about going to church and doing what the bible says.
I talked to my mother about what I wanted to do and she told me that I need to wait for God to see if its right or not, and I felt like why would he care if its not a sin, I want to live my life I don't wait till I am 35 to start living it either!
She says I need to wait till I get married then someone can help me, But I am not looking to get marrried I am to young for that. I am just confused about if I should follow my dreams or wait on god to it for me?
Most Helpful Guy
I believe in god, I just don't believe in the church. Whatever incongruities are existent in religion are based on what people have decided the truth is about god. I mean come on? Condoms are a sin? That belief became a part of Catholicism at the same time the Crusades were going on and they needed more fighters, you do the math.
The biggest thing most people are caught up about is the whole "how can a god that created the whole universe and cares for us all allow children to get cancer and people in Africa to starve" And I have to be honest, when my friend was diagnosed with cancer it definitely changed the way I looked at the world and it made me look hard at what it was I believed.
I Think of god as a scientist. The universe itself is one massive experiment, and as he observes what is happening he must be careful not to interfere with the experiment in order to keep from skewing the results. That he does care about each person on the planet, and would like to make changes in how the world is, but helping a few people is not worth sacrificing the ultimate goal of the experiment. And if this is truly the case, and you were in that position, than a single planet in an entire universe of almost infinite size is not as important as the people living on it think. I believe that god created the universe for some experiment, and he watches as the universe expands infinitely out, carefully observing as life begins to form on certain planets, and watching as those being develop in order to see what they do, until eventually the universe stops expanding, and collapses back in on itself, and that he continues to watch as the next experiment begins. And while it seems contradictory to state that a being who knows everything would be conducting an experiment, I can only guess that the purpose would be to teach rather than to discover.0
Most Helpful Girl
I don't see anything wrong with following your dreams, as long as they fit into following God if that is your choice. I don't understand her saying wait until marriage for you to follow your dreams or so someonr can help you. You don't need help in that area. I think she maybe means pray and make sure the direction you're going in is within Gods will. Because just as God has a path for our life, the devil does too, and he will paint it with all of your deepest desires. As for following your dreams, go for it. Lifr is too short to waste it. Chase them while chasing God. Can't go wrong doing it that way.0