Dark Majinn
Dark Majinn answered Otis Campbell's question

Poor coping and the old "Dog and Pony Show" for early release.

A lot of addictive personalities are based 50% in genetics . . . The other part of this equation would be the ability to cope or not to cope. Many people who end up in prison have had bad childhoods, and poor role models. … Read more

dragonfly forty-six
dragonfly forty-six answered Otis Campbell's question

I would think it would be easy to find God if I had nothing better to do but sit in a cell and hear myself think. Over time I might think I hear God, because that has to be who it is because I have very little brain input going in. Besides finding God would … Read more

Walter The Grump
Walter The Grump answered Otis Campbell's question

Here's a viewpoint from a former correctional officer. Going to religious "call-outs"(as we called them) is time out of their cells. It's more time to meet and converse with friends and/or fellow gang members. At one time it looked great when an inmate "found God" and became a Christian when up for parole. Some states … Read more

Didge Doo
Didge Doo answered Otis Campbell's question

Despair, I should think, Otis.

Religion is also used as a ploy by some to persuade parole boards that they were safe to let out into society.

David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) who "found God" in prison and now helps out with chapel services and counselling has applied for parole 15 times without success. He continues … Read more

Pepper pot
Pepper pot answered Otis Campbell's question

Often it due to the Chaplin. The Chaplin is a person that prisoners can talk to in confidence. This may lead to a want of turning their life around or being forgiven.  I also know members of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous go into prisons, and their programme is based on a belief in a higher … Read more

Cookie Hill
Cookie Hill answered Dark Majinn's question

There is only one true God Jehovah, according to 1Corthians 8:5,6 and the Bible teaches that God does not listen to all prayers. Isaiah 1:15, "And when you spread out our palms, I hide my eyes from you. Although you make many prayers, I am not listening; Your hands are filled with blood."  Proverbs 15:8, … Read more

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Dark Majinn's question

Supplication (the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly) is a typical response of humans to "things" it calls gods.

If God does exist and if He is the only one, it would appear that He has no problem with the obvious confusion that man has with regard to Him, how He works, … Read more

Walt O'Reagun
Walt O'Reagun answered Dark Majinn's question

I don't believe in any deities.  Partially due to this question.

Those who say "it's all the same god, with different names" overlook a major point.  God speaks all languages, so there is no reason for its name to be different.  It would be like me inventing a different name for myself every time I cross … Read more

Gator Blu
Gator Blu answered Dark Majinn's question

Honestly I think it is the same higher power. I think the prayers that are answered are spiritual ones. Ones where people pray for individual peace, whether for themselves or for someone else.

Cookie Hill
Cookie Hill answered

No it is not bad to be a good person. The Bible Teaches this a Galatians 6:10 "As long as we have time favorable for it, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to us in the faith." In times of crisis or when someone is in need, we … Read more

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered

Heaven and the "kingdom of God" are not necessarily co-extensive in the way that we might think based on our current experience.

If there is a transition process undergone by those who go to heaven after this life, I suspect any corrections and additions will be a part of that process.

Christ did suggest we not speculate … Read more

Michael Poland
Michael Poland answered

Depending on your perception,

This is heaven and hell.

All human's are basically the same,

just the resepticals are different.

Dark Majinn
Dark Majinn answered

Many people believe in "Church Doctrine" which differs from what the Bible actually says . . . So, there are denominations that believe heaven will that perfect "Version" of you. Whether that is someone who was born with arms and legs now has all four appendages . . . Or Wheelchair bound now walking . … Read more

Cookie Hill
Cookie Hill answered

Those whom Jehovah God chooses to live in heaven with him are not humans. The Bible teaches this at 1Corthians 15:50, "But I tell you this, brothers,flesh and blood cannot inherit God's Kingdo." All those who are going to heaven will be spirit persons a form of life higher than humans.

Dark Majinn
Dark Majinn answered

Joshua 24:15 - "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Now, … Read more