Comments on: The Swedish Faith In God Or Not Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:24:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: LindaN LindaN Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:42:24 +0000 and now you know another person refusing to be confirmed. I refused because i found it unetical and false to do it just to get presents.

By: Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:27:14 +0000 Sorry for the late answer Sara – and unfortunately not a good answer either. Since the post you commented on is so old I don’t have the references left any more, sorry.

Good luck with your project :-)

By: Sara Sara Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:45:25 +0000 You mentioned a study of the uppsala uni.

“Swedes are characterized by a general confidence in values of liberty and a positive view of frankness, tolerance, trust, and respect for other people, according to a study carried out by Uppsala University.”

Im wondering if you could give me the name of that study. Im doing a project on relegius manefestations in the swedish sociaty and id love to read it.

Besides that, i wonder what everyone thinks about that?
As far as christianity not being the only swedish relegion. I focus on the fact that your avarage swede while not beleiving in a God seems to beleive in nature. Id love commontes and an answer about the study. thanks

By: Kasia Kasia Sun, 23 Sep 2007 07:12:48 +0000 This is a fantastic post! I learned a lot from it.
I do believe in God but this is not the God of the priests, religoius institutions, hypocryce. I believe in the big Unknown Power, not necessarily the Creator.

By: Carver Carver Sat, 22 Sep 2007 23:06:08 +0000 Hi Melli,

I just saw this question or I would have answered before. My feelings on eternity are that I don’t know. I know that my parents are still a big part of my life in spite of death. I hope when I’m gone that my daughter can still make use of me in some way. I like the way nothing in nature is ever truly gone. At least I like that with the good aspects. Symbolically I’d like my ashes scattered in my compost heap or in a forest although I think there are some issues with that. I’m not sure my ashes would do the plants any good so to speak. My spiritual sense is that if there is life after death that it’s so far beyond human understanding that I can leave it to the great unknown. Take care, carver

By: claudie claudie Sat, 22 Sep 2007 22:56:12 +0000 I understand you.
I suppose church or temple are special places, representing a bridge between the reality and the spiritual world. Your feelings at these special sad moments and perceptions aren’t the same. And it’s a sort communion between people and the person who ded and who is in your heart. Nothing rational at this moment … When the feelings take away the reason.

Thanks for this good post! Do you have Café philo in Sweden?
Philosophical subjects sometimes in the Lifecyber Cruise! Yes!

By: Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:35:55 +0000 Yes, but you see, I’m a bit different there (maybe weird *giggles*) because I really don’t understand why the church must hand that help, why it won’t do with other humans love :-)

For me it would be very strange with strangers like the church to help me. OK, if you don’t know any other human maybe, but for me it’s more natural with family or friends help.

As I said before: I’ve seen very close persons to me die and pets too. I mourn and need love, but I would personally never have any need of the church.

By: Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:27:03 +0000 Yes, and I really can’t understand why we humans reject the humanity so many times and all around the world too.

By: claudie claudie Sat, 22 Sep 2007 20:51:00 +0000 Thanks to invit me in a so interesting discussion!
I was so busy this week! I enjoy so much to come back and blogging!
I received a roman catholic education but my parents didn’t practic. So I don’t practic and really I didn’t believe in god understanding it was impossible for me to be conform with the ideas of the catholic church. And first I couldn’t live with the idea anything I did I was a sinner. In prayers you always begin by: ” Pardon, my god, because I sined”. The culpability is everywhere and it could become an obsession.
So I forgot the church. When my grand mother and after my parents ded, I came back at church and for them , I wrote something about their life and our relations during it. It was really an important moment. the cure red it and at the end I explained that we didn’t participe to our church but he had the delicatess and the niceness to receive us here and to help us in this sad moment.
He was, and we were very affected… Sometimes, you need to be helped, you can’t support the separation and this place and this man were helping us to support the unsupportable.

I like to inform and read about church, about its starts to our days. I think religion historia is very interesting. It seems during a so long time humen ned it.

A question, do we need it still, when you can realize that since religions exist it has been created so many treasons… catholics against lutherians, catholics against catharres, against all what was not conform to the official religion.

With the name of god so many treasons… You could say but it was another time… Today fanatism comes back and we are in 2007.
If some people can think now that scientifists are in a wrong way and that the world was really created in 7 days…

One of the most important and good law in France was this of the separation between the church and the politic power, I think.

We are free to believe or not.

But I think sometimes you think you are strong and don’t need religion. Good. But when you loose a person you love…or another situation…your reaction can be all other and I reconigze that church was helping me to do the mourning of my parents.

I accept I must accept that things can’t be white or black. Because all what is human is complex and mysterious. We always want to know but sure the answer isn’t for tomorrow!!!

By: Melli Melli Sat, 22 Sep 2007 16:25:56 +0000 Maybe it’s because we know that human love CAN be taken away from us. How many times do humans simply STOP loving? (just look at the divorce rate to see…) But God’s love is never ending. He loves us all – forever and ever and will never take his perfect love away!