-Bible-a source of strength in tough times?
Economies are in a bit of a pinch right now. People are losing jobs, companies that have been a part of communities are shutting down, it is a time of change. And even if you aren't part of a layoff or haven't seen empty strip malls in your neighborhood, you know someone that has.
I came across this article this morning and I wanted to present it in this forum for some discussion. READ HERE
The article got me thinking about how I personally deal with hardships and thought this would be a great time for each of us to share some ideas and thoughts on how we are handling the current state of the world. Do you look to a higher power for strength? Do you seek the strength from within? This is a bit different as it isn't the typical "VS" call for debate (although debating any of the points brought up is fine here...just don't derail the thread please)
THEISTS: Here are a few questions to consider:
-How often do you search the bible for words of strength?
-Do you believe in the god of the bible?(or just use the bible as a source for inspiration- think deist etc.)
-Are there any other sources of inspiration you call upon during tough times?
ATHEISTS: Here are a few questions to consider:
-How do you find strength during tough times?
-Do you believe the bible holds motivating or encouraging words that you could read and gain any strength from? (Don't confuse this with believing in god or believing the story)
-What sources do you use to help you cope?
So the goal here is to share ideas.
If it helps to inspire each other - fantastic!
If it encourages a dialogue between different beliefs/thoughts and creates a bit more understanding - great!
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