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Mother Teresa was not weak or passive either... she was a very brave lady who faced death head on... and how and why did she do this? That's right... She did it out of love a greater love of others than herself... She was not a hermit devoting every waking minute in servitude to others...
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Gothmog
THAT is a possibility. I dont know if we learned this was the truth that we wouldnt get angry with who ever won and condemned us to our fate here.
Imagine. WHAT? You did what to us? We were this kick ass civilization with all these nice comforts and capabilities and knowledge.....and you guys reverted us to primitive beings for eons?
This means war!
What ever you think it is, if we are told that our origin is not founded in evolution or God.
I would be glad to say trust your heart... but I can't help but wonder if you listen to it?
originally posted by: tadaman
Here is something that just popped in my head,
We always talk of ego and the I AM I AM absolute of being.
Well, what if one day we get full disclosure and we are told what many people like myself have been saying.
What if we are told that 1, God is not the one who made us explicitly, not like Adam and Eve in the Garden.
What if 2, it is revealed that we are a genetic ancient alien mess of (insert your contradictory origin theory)
What ever you think it is, if we are told that our origin is not founded in evolution or God. That we are a genetic experiment or whatever and that the God or gods who made us were just like us? /not like how we thought?
Would you be able to live with that? Would you doubt the extraordinary evidence offered to support these extraordinary claims?
Would you then start to think of humans as possible future Gods to creatures we could make, just like we were made?
How would you react? Would you still think of a GOD in the sense of something greater than previously thought? Would you seek to find that essence of GOD and his nature since the hunch you have wouldnt be squared away even if all that was answered?
Feel free to answer one, all or none of these questions.
What are your thoughts about full disclosure about our origin?
EDIT TO ADD:
THEY say we would tear ourselves apart, stop caring and revert to barbarism. I think they would just lose control of us. Do you agree with them or me?
I always respected her strength. Its not easy to care for the forgotten of the world. It is thankless. She was thanked but would always rather people help her instead of praising her. No BS type woman for sure. I understand that some hold reservations with anything Catholic, rightly so. Still though, she was happy to serve regardless of who the master was, since her service was to the unwanted and the forgotten, not to the church.
She was a nun, ok. The effect, she fed kids who were hungry, gave healing and medicine to the sick and LOVED, genuinely loved people who had not been so much as hugged by their mothers for being born with a deformity or what ever caused them to be cast aside by society.
When was the last time you LOVED a homeless man?
Your hatred of the Church blinds you. I dont like the church either, but honestly....PERSPECTIVE man. Dont lose it.
I dont like the church either. What proof do you have she didnt. Thats a pretty big accusation. SHE ENJOYED THEIR PAIN?
Good on you for helping the homeless.
originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: tadaman
It will not make the slightest difference to my outlook.
If it were proven that the world was made in six days by God, I would be seriously worried, because it would mean that all we appear to know about reality is wrong.
But that will never happen. Creationism is Fictionism.
I've been in therapy for years working on my persistent delusion that I am a mutant monkey prematurely thrust into self awareness, enslaved by a complex system of economics and socializing primarily through a double blind set up involving binary codes and personalities that may or may not be differentiated from "me."