OK, I know someone has started a thread on this.
And I have read it, and liked the way it was going.
But I have a thread of my own.
Hope this is ok
Genesis 1:27 - 27 So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.
If God created us, The average person, in his own image.
What kind of God is he?
I know there are a LOT of good people out there, some people do great things, and mean it from the heart. But sadly, there is a VAST majority who
commit sin every day.
People, average people, people we all know, people we are related to, our neighbours, YOU, ME, and everyone we know. has committed one of these.
Even devout religious people I know have committed them. All we have to do is look at the Catholic Church, my god!!
If you, me, all of us, are made in God’s image. Then God must be an awful chap.
“BLASPHEMY “I hear you say, and you will be right, it is.
But we all do it.
Lust - My god, have you ever been up your local town centre at the nightclubs?
Anger – Just go a drive.
Pride – I don’t see a problem with this one. Discuss, how can pride be bad?
Sloth - spiritual or emotional apathy, neglecting what God has spoken – yip, it’s true
Envy – Oh the people next door have a 52” TV, we must get one...etc, etc, etc
Gluttony – Are we (the developed, 1st world (we have the pc, so we are) a fat people?
Greed – Go check your gas/electricity bill. From corporations to individuals, we are (all to blame)
The comeback from god fearing religious people will be “The Devil has made this happen”
If that is the common religious comeback line to this, is it fair to say the Devil has control of this planet and its people?
Just so you know.
I believe in God, but I go to no church, I pay into no church, I believe in MY god. I live my best to the sins. But I do commit most on a regular
basis, If we truly define each act as a “proper sin”
For example, I know a mate; he was in a top job as a web designer, earning over £50,000 a year. He got an offer to be a web/graphics designer, and a
pay of £60,000 a year. Has he committed the “greed” sin?
I could go on saying things, and coming up with certain things I have personally witnessed, same as the rest of us, I could be here ALL night
So where does this leave us?
There are MANY religions. What religion are you.
Do you blindly follow, or have you had a divine moment to make you KNOW.
Most people I know that follow organised religion, do so blindly. I talk to them, and they are going on a book, a guess. BUT...if it gives this person
peace of mind, makes them sociably acceptable and well behaved, and not a burden on society, Maybe if we all believed in it, be it true or false, then
maybe the world would be better.
The main question now is, shall I as a person, live a lie, so that I can sleep at night?
Would the world be better if we ALL avoided the 7 sins? I think it would.
Do you live a lie to be happy?
Do you live by your own rules and be unhappy?
Do you believe in your own personal god, and be happy?
What are you?
[edit on 7/4/2010 by shauny]