Reviews for Believe?
Samara-chan chapter 11 . 1/29/2006
Ahh. I drown in utter worship of you. You are my god.

Though I suppose, I've just cast away your teachings. I'm a crappy follower, aren't I?
isabel chapter 1 . 7/12/2005
first of all, i disagree. i believe in a mixture of the evolution and the creation theory. i'm kind of christian (not too serious) and kind of a bunch of other things. but i won't ramble on about that, because you most likely aren't interested.

i think that this haiku is alright, but i didn't think it was too thought-provoking because i've seen plenty express similar beliefs, some more forcefully than others. i respect your beliefs, but i don't particularily like the matter-of-fact style.

i dont know, i prefer the nice, simple haikus about nature and cherry blossoms.
cassie chapter 1 . 12/19/2004
although I totally disagree, you made a great personal belief statement through some really good haikus... a job well done. You've probably heard all this before, but I have to say it anyway. First, I believe in God because there is no way we could be here without an intellegent designer. Evolution is pure crap. Most of the major scientists nowadays know that it's pure crap, but teaching a theory like intellegent design could offend someone (even though they never asked if it offended me that they were teaching evolution). I believe that design implies a designer, the universe manifests design, so therefore a designer of the universe exists. I believe that God is the one who created the world because of the Bible... and I believe the Bible because of the prophecies fufilled throughout it. There's no way a prophet could foretell the future like that without the help of a greater power. That amount of prophecies has not been fufilled in any other book in history. In fact, no book has fufilled prophecy like that at all. For instance, Isaiah 53 tells the story of the crucifixtion of Jesus way before crucifiction was even used as a means of execution. Then it happened many years later exactly as was said. Bible errors? Really? Most people who say that have never actually studied it and figured out the context of the "errors." They're not errors; they're simply things that contradict people's beliefs. They're the truth, and it's been proven. Anyways, I think I've rambled enough. Good belief statements though. Even if I completely disagree with you, especially in your "humans then God" theory, I think that was cool. That's why it has so many reviews. Good job; keep writing, because you're really good.
FireFlame chapter 1 . 4/10/2004
Severely lacking in creativity. Haiku is not for you.
Maeko Nohara chapter 11 . 10/25/2003
I agree with you, actually. I'm very open to other peoples' view, yes, but I do not believe there is a God and I am tired of people screaming at me that I should believe and not doing so is bad and I shall burn in Hell...well, I'd like to see proof of Heaven and Hell, thank you. The Bible means nothing to me, I'm sorry. I don't believe 'God' has done anything for me, ever. Please don't tell me otherwise all you religious people out there, this is MY view. I respect yours, and I'd like it if you'd respect mine.

Still, I don't think whatever God, if any, up there, is evil. Although I agree that God hasn't saved dying people or anything like that. Sure, sure people think, Oh, they'll go to heaven know.

You know where I'm gonna be when I die? Rotting away in the ground. Or cremated, so that I can be buried in many different place. But I'll be rotting anyway, not in Heaven or Hell.
Syo chapter 11 . 9/19/2003
thank you for your review on my little story, but i'd like to clarify some things. firstly, i know how to use capitals, but its a personal preference not to use them. capitals give me the illusion of formality and i dont really like that in my writing. secondly um, did i use a lot of '...'s? do you mean the ''s or the ...s? my summary reveals the ending because my personal view on writing is a kind of outlet for expression, not ideas. stories and plots dont come to me like great writers, and when i do feel the urge to write it usually comes in torrents of *ways* to strings words together rather than in the form of interesting plots. i do admit, my stories have practically zero plot, but im only interested in the writing instead of the story told. _ and the epilogue was added because i have a morbid streak in me.

ok now about your haikus. i loved the way you structure each haiku (or whatever you call it) as a chapter, and they are short and simple but intense. i agree with your views on religion (hell im an atheist myself). i liked the first haiku.
chikkychappy chapter 11 . 9/11/2003
Though I couldn't deny that you wrote a nice haikus, I still think that your belief of the nonexistence of God has nothing to do with the things you've written.

So, let's say God's arrogant(though I don't personally believe it) for asking(demanding, forcing, etc.) humans to worship HIm.

BUt does that prove that God does not exist?

NO! It merely gives another tentative characteristic God.

Your just trying to tell your opinion about God, most according to the Bible, not tackling His existence per se.
deepdown chapter 1 . 7/26/2003
yeh, okay, you have an opinion, i have a different one, kudos to you or expressing it well, but i just want to say a couple of things: holy texts arent evil - humans are! so i think people who bitch about religion are just trying to cover that up. but, thats what i think.

and one more: the reason most religious children have religious parents is thus: if you went to some remote part of the world, say, in the middle of a rainforest, and asked the people ther about christianty, they'd go 'what?' . it is the parents that introduce the children to the religion, showing them what it is about. children are lazy - if the parents didnt show them, the kids wouldnt bother. and that is the truth.

dont think im flaming you! these are decent haikus, and i can see how youd think that way, but i just thought you might like to see my point.

well done.
Naamela chapter 4 . 6/14/2003
Very simple, yet profound and thought-provoking. I agree with you (mostly, except I don't think that the Torah/Bible/Qu'ran/whatever is necessarily evil...humans are the ones with the power to start wars, not the text itself), but that's not the point. The point is that they're very good poems! And that's all I have to say!
Pallas Wolf chapter 11 . 6/8/2003
Well, I don't really agree much (though I liked the third haiku) with it, but I do understand. (I'm not going to get into a theological war again. *winces*) Keep expressing yourself!
Deana Bell chapter 10 . 5/11/2003
Nope, my parents aren't really religious. I guess I am...though I feel there is quite a distinction between faith and religion.
Deana Bell chapter 4 . 5/11/2003
Giving to the church,

Who does give to those in need...

Is that the wrong thing?
Princess Mulan chapter 11 . 5/10/2003
I totally respect your POV, and I'm sure there are people who agree with you.

I like your honesty, you're a very strong writer and your work make a powerful statement.
Princess Mulan chapter 10 . 5/10/2003
_ coincidence?

I think we all choose our own religion
Princess Mulan chapter 8 . 5/10/2003
You updated, and another very strong statement.

I can see you are really strong in your beliefs. I bow to you on that.

Maybe, just maybe, miracle does happen... and even if Prayers might not work the way you think it should be but there is nothing wrong with a little hope still.
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