posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost
The Christian God is supposed to be both loving and all-powerful. Despite these characteristics, God seems to be unable or unwilling to prevent
the vast amount of evil and suffering in the world.
Perhaps it is that the Christian teaching that there is another world-- a more real spiritual place to which we may enter ("My Kingship is not of
this World" and concepts of the Mystical New Jerusalem, coming down, prepared as a Bride, etc.) point to the spiritual life which many, across time
and culture have glimpsed.
If we were satisfied with the temporal-spacial reality, would we do the work required to perceive the other?
The inverse is true, without work, we perceive some music, and some art as beautiful; we pursue the perfect, truth, justice and such-- all beyond our
experience-- yet we know it to strive for it or appreciate it. Likewise mathematics is not an experience-based concept, yet the rational mind of man
had conceived it and and the countless truths which have come from its use. Language, written words, names, symbols, and so many aspects of the life
of humanity which existed in ancient times even when people were in isolation-- these all point to the same metaphysical Reality-- that which is
beyond our sense to perceive.
In this world and in this life, the mere one, evil discomforts and therefore drives the human soul to seek that which is not readily apparent.