posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:40 AM
Man, left and right I'm seeing overzealous "Christians" ITT. Normally I just lurk around ATS but I can't stand seeing this kind of # happen. So,
I'll give my two cents worth just for now, take it as you will.
I agree whole heartedly with what the OP has claimed. Keep in mind I too am what you call a Christian. Its a shame that the test posted in itself, is
a test of philosophy and moral standing. If the religion itself was just that, perhaps you would have succeded.
First I'll explain my reasons for doubting your understanding. From the way most people look into God as it is in this post, it seems like most of
you would see nothing more than an omnipotent vending machine. From the "Christian" standing, this machine dispenses damnation and judgment. From
the atheist standing, it dispenses miracles to fix world of unreasoned death and tragedy.
The OP's original theory has been proven only by the responses he has fished, can you people see how? Because God, to the responses I've read, is
something that caters to your individual whims. Even atheists, who claim to believe in no God, believe that for a God to exist, it must fit into his
or her own specific factors to be made into their own blend of "Truth". Both sides have proven to believe in nothing more then their own egotistical
Why do I still have faith in my God? Because despite what most factors show, he is fair. There are a lot of arguments at this point, such as the
deaths from disease or murders, evil and chaos rampant throughout the world. Why is God fair? Because he has promised to give equal love to all. A
world of our understanding of justice will not run in an equal love, as there will be no opportunities for evil. For a God to be fair, both good and
evil must have it's chances, because freedom and fairness go hand in hand. If the bullet that made it's way into JFK was miraculously repelled,
would that be fair to the assassin? God is omnipotent, but because of this he will never go back on his promises. And he promised freedom to all. This
is why he never made the universe accept his existence, this is why he never goes out of his place in proving his existence, the choice is yours to
The second point is that God will not stop you from feeling the burdens and circumstances of your actions - we are still feeling the results of
slavery and constant war. Everyone will reap what they have sown in one way or another. God may be fair, but sometimes the World isn't. The state we
exist in right now has more factors than I can count that lead up to Chaos.
With my morals and philosophical standing I can conclude right now that these factors leading to Chaos equal to a standoff with God's existence. From
how things are, nothing can save us from injustice. Even God's believers are just skin deep, judging people left and right. What separates those who
practice what they preach, the sacrifices they made, is what measures Faith in itself. Faith is how much effort you put into accepting an answer,
regardless of how pleasing it is to you at first.
If God is fair, then what you have lost can be reborn if you so decide to accept it. No other God promises to give such compensation as a gift, no
other God in their promise assures his support by living in us, and no other God does NOT demand systematic worship (new testament promise).
Problem is, without believing you can't really receive, since it doesn't exist, no? I used to think that the negatives of the world was a
conclusion, then reality became a two sided coin for me: the beginnings and conclusions. I mind as well believe in something promising than a
philosophy of denial. I don't have a habit nor a love in destroying other's beliefs anyway.
I can't explain every detail in a 4000 char post, I can only leave this reply unfinished. Most of what I believe in is words in the Bible anyway, you
won't be too interested in that, would you?