reply to post by Vicarious10000
I've read most of it, scattered throughout, and the rest I've heard in church. Seems like a simple guy to me.
Your view of what God should be is based off a human viewpoint, from a human standpoint, and a human desire. A planet on a desert with harsh
conditions would say differently. A planet with seas of gold and fresh water without any problems would say differently. They are all of them
subjective. And therefore irrelevant. God can be whatever he wants to be. The fact that God is the way he is is irrelevant to what humans view things
In addition, you just said those words and didn't die. That's pretty forgiving.
If there were multiple gods, then one would inevitably be better than the rest and take over. There is only one perfection. The need for multiples
implies imperfection. Imperfection implies it is not God.
Even so, this is why Christianity has the trinity. And yes, God talks to himself because of that. God walks amongst men despite not being in man's
physical appearance. God talks, despite not having organs to do so. God does many things that God should not be doing if he is God.
The closest analogy would be the Japanese samurai masks. You wore one to evoke an outward force or emotion over the inward feelings. A kind man put on
an angry mask to let anger, or its spirit, use its body to destroy his enemies. In the same way, God has different formations for different purposes.
As a God outside of time, you cannot simply be in the universe. He must be a different person, relative to the condition at hand. Jesus. The
connection to that being is so strong it itself is a thing, the Holy Spirit.
The alien and or intervention theory is flawed. Because no alien with that much power would bother to create weak humans. once again, worship is a
human-only aspect, and you have no way of knowing if that's the reason for being created. God did not create you because he needs something. he
created you because he wants to share something. The same reason people have children. Not because they need them. Well maybe some do, but that's
wrong. People have children because they can share with them the human experience. To care and to be a parent.
the bible never refers to universal consciousness. Consciousness as a theory never exists in the Bible. People have bodies, and they have souls. The
bodies die, their souls sleep. Their souls grow from their bodies on the last day into new bodies. They old ones are no more. There is no universal
anything. Those willing to use their free will to be like God get rewarded. Those who do not get what the universe is headed to: death.
Uh, no. Christianity spread because it was new and everyone's a hipster. Greece and Rome was becoming atheistic as they lost interest in their
indo-European pantheon and noticed that it was just lies given from lies from their ancestors. The Gauls were just plain savages and the liberating
essence of Christianity was far better than their current ways. Those who did not change were killed in terms of the Gauls, and for that, i have no
problem, for Gaulish religion was brutally disgusting, with human sacrifice, sick traditions, flawed beliefs, and just plain stupidity rampant
everywhere. In fact, most religions do not begin in blood, but soon do after their founders die. The only massacres from Christianity came from the
imperial church. Considering nobody actually read the bible in those days, one must beg to question their validity as Christians. The protestants
finally set them right some centuries later and the history of Christianity since has been telling the fools how it is and removing fallacies based
off culture, not the bible.
You claim others ignorant when you yourself are ignorant. So I fail to see how you are correct.