I am sorry if i sound like a bible thumper
Are you? Why is that?
but what I said is true.
What you said was nothing, what you referred to was a passage from the Bible, which unless God sent you one personally with your name on it was not a message directed to you as an invitation to a binding aggreement by God.
What I have said my seem like gibberish, some will understand but some will not.
I think its safer to say that some will relate and identify through recognition and the societal influence you were so concerned with earlier. Which happens to be exactly what you are under.
what I tried to say is very diffcult to put into words.
That's because you are making shit up, trying so hard to justify "beliefs" you don't have through the words and "convictions" of others.
You've already stated issue with the bible, yet you base your beliefs on it, of course you are going to have a hard time articulating, your contradicting yourself.
Most relgions whorship the same god only a different name.
Yet those religions would and have fought to the death to prove you wrong.
These people, myself included, at least feel as if he has proven he exsists....the experience is different for everyone.
And again, you ambiguity is stiffling the debate. You didn't answer the question, it was not directed to them, but to you.
What was your experience, what do you believe or have faith in, why, and don't bother to respond unless you are actually going to answer the questions.
As a follow up, for clarification of something you might just overgeneralize anyway.
If God proves his existance in any way shape or form, how does that authenticate any relgious belief system, dogma, or doctrine? Including your own.