posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 01:34 AM
reply to post by ManFromEurope
I agree with the OP here although I would not have left out the OT. People do not understand the context they just quote any instance of violence,
which does not equate to evil. Violence is the method but God is the only one who can judge and all of his judgments are righteous.
For the people who say the people killed are innocent blah blah how do you know? and if they were how do we know they were not used for that purpose
and rewarded appropriately in the afterlife? just throwing that out as a counter since we like to consider all possibilities here.
EnochWasRight is correct and there are many thieves about these days. We should all be thanking God for allowing us to live and experience life.
I find it curious that the family is used as a model for our relationship with God and people these days have turned their parents into their best
friends. God can and will be your best friend but he is also God which is not just a title or descriptor but also a station that includes being YOUR
I fought vehemently against the notion of God , I was a god hater of the highest order. I felt the people who believed this were responsible for most
of societies ills and backwardness. How wrong I was. I danced right along with the pied piper until one day God reached out and opened my eyes.
Someone who had done so much to willfully go against God was offered a second chance. Like tumblers in a lock falling in place one by one my mind was
filled with understanding. The door was opened and for the first time the world made sense. Yeah it sucked hardcore because of what we have done
through our choices and actions but that was already something I had accepted.
The good news though is that God knows the end from the beginning and nothing happens that is not according to his will. I don't think God created us
to let us be destroyed. God is loving and merciful. If you don't believe me , and this might not hold true for everyone depending on circumstances,
but look at your family. Look at your child , or mother, etc and that bond you feel with them. That's the feeling that God gave to me and a sense that
things will be ok. I learned this in a really bad place but try this sometime. Look at the roughest meanest person you can when they sleep. It is the
most innocent next to childhood you will find someone. I kind of imagine that God looks at us this way even when we cant.
Sorry to get personal or divert the thread I just feel that the majority of anti-god sentiment is derived from either lack of knowledge, a sense to
feel in control or superior, or peoples bad experience/history with followers and institutions that claim to follow God. If people legitimately took
the time to read the book in context, including understanding prophecy and symbolism, biblical/Jewish customs, meaning of the original root words etc
then they would have a hard time trying to use the verses they have to "discredit" God.
*This was a response to the thread and not to the poster above.
edit on 14-11-2012 by NihilistSanta because: correction