reply to post by NOTurTypical
It's not wise to compare God to fallen sinful man. God is perfect, Holy, Righteous, and Just, and man is certainly not. God is Soverign, man is not.
The comparison is no way similar whatsoever.
The words of a man desperately attempting to describe divinity, blind to the fact that divinity escapes all languages.
In short, that's the worst description I've ever read. To choose words with such obvious stigma...before you even finish, people have already
painted a picture of this benevolent being sent to save us from ourselves because we're naturally prone to do what's familiar, and we're too
lazy/scared to actually try something different. Only we look at it as "we're broken toys, and 'God' wants us to fix ourselves or beg forgiveness
for being made that way...otherwise, he'll throw you in the incinerator. We're not worthy of being alive, and he is great and glorious in saving us
despite our uselessness." What a disgusting load of tripe. If that works for you, I won't be surprised: we long ago lost the drive to fulfill
ourselves spiritually, because of how difficult the road is, and how uncertain. We want a cheap religion that we can convince ourselves is working. We
want the shiny inexpensive toy. Thing is...things like that are unreliable and potentially hazardous in the long run. See, we've already given up on
saving the world. We've decided to trust the future to a two thousand year old corpse that'll come falling from the sky and use a magical wand to
bring peace and harmony to the world in less time than it takes to pee.
Sorry, I've never seen ANYTHING like that happen. Not even close. So how can I believe it's possible? Sure, it might
happen...might as in the
sense that there might be a Care Bear invasion where they attempt to steal all of our lucky charms, and the Leprechauns decide to fight back for their
lucky charms, and Obama is forced to reveal the presence of aliens before inviting a host of them into our atmosphere, whereupon our entire planet is
conquered and we're sold as chattel on planets in a system we were led to believe was devoid of life but was actually harboring a whole species of
Darth Vader. ...It might happen, but probably not.
Therefore, I'll trust in the world of empirical evidence. That way, if I'm ever in doubt, I can read the math and logistics, touch the medicine or
the blueprint for a better energy source, and I can talk to experts who will tell me: "Yes, this will likely work. Everything will be fine."
Because they can prove it to me. We all work in creative stations, and some of us use ideas to build solid ground. Ideas to create a solid reality.
I've built my platform to stand on, and it's made of facts and numbers. You have 'he said, she said' that doesn't have a reliable history. I have
stone beneath mine, and you have pure wind.
Good luck with that.