reply to post by jiggerj
So, what do we call a father that knows his kids are in trouble, but does nothing to help them?
Not over protective? How old were Adam and Eve before he let them be tempted? Don't you have to let your children grow up?
I don't know why you say he did nothing to help. According to the story he manifested in the flesh as Jesus so we can resurrect with him on the new
I mean, I don't know if the story is true or not. But if it is true I don't understand the big complaint about God not doing anything? According to
the Bible he's taken care of the whole problem and we didn't have to do anything. What do you mean he did nothing? The only thing he requires of us is
that we know he did it?
I don't know. Did you ever see the Truman Show
I think it provides some insight into human thinking. It's a movie, not a show BTW if you haven't.
If not, well the whole thing is like an analogy for the Garden. Truman is adopted by a corporation as a baby and raised his entire life inside a fake
city. Everyone else in the city is an actor. He's the only one that doesn't know it's not real. He thinks everything else is real. Everything he has
done his entire life has been video taped and turned into a reality show that the rest of the world watches.
The director of the show, Christof (get it), directs virtually every aspect of Truman's entire life. And while it may have drama. It's all fake.
Truman is never in any real danger. Christof would never let any real danger happen to Truman in his fake city because Truman is his bread and butter.
Christof is the eye in the sky that has complete control over his entire city and everyone in it (they're all actors).
At the end of the movie Truman finds out it's all fake and escapes the city into the real world. But think about it. It's dangerous out there. That's
the real world where REAL actual things might happen to him that aren't controlled by the director Christof.
But what's funny is everyone I know that's seen the movie has NEVER disagreed with Truman's decision to leave! Now that's odd don't you think?
Atheists, Christians, they all say the same thing when I ask them. Do you agree with Truman's decision to leave? Or should he have stayed?
They always say I WOULD LEAVE! I wouldn't want to be controlled by Christof!
Even though there would no longer be the eye in the sky to protect them in the real world. They all AGREE with Truman's decision. They always think of
Christof as jerk that's trying to control Truman and evil for not letting him escape the city.
Hmm??? It's funny how humans think. When my atheist friends see the movie they think exactly the same. Truman made the right decision by leaving. They
think Christof is a jerk for NOT letting Truman go at the end. However, those same friends, think that God was a jerk FOR letting Adam and Eve go in
But that doesn't make any sense! It's the same story! Except that God does the OPPOSITE at the end of each story. In the Truman show the god like
character tries to force Truman to stay even though we all KNOW it's better if Truman leaves. In Genesis God tries to force Adam and Eve to leave even
though we all KNOW it's better for them to stay?
That doesn't make sense! The bad guy is still somehow the bad guy no matter what he does? See, this is why I bring this up. Comparing the two stories
really gets us into the mind of the human being. So, if you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it and reflecting on the two scenarios.
Because once you put the two stories together and compare them you will see clearly that it does not matter what the "God" character in the story did.
You'll end up hating him in both stories.
You'll realize atheists just hate God and god like figures no matter his actions. It's not his actions they don't like. It's just him because they
don't want to be controlled.
So, that's what the God of the Bible did. He gave Adam and Eve a chance to not be completely controlled for eternity. But came down as Jesus to fix
the problems that would inevitably cause.
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