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I agree it's nonsense, but it's only nonsense because we have been told by God, or Natural Law that it's nonsense. If people just dreamed up their own morality, they could easily come up with one that says satisfy your desires regardless of the costs. One early branch of hedonism thought that way.
really? so murder would be just as good as giving gifts depending on which side your looking at it from? like if a guy dated a girl you loved it would be ok to kill him to take her because you love her right? thats nonsense.
I hope I'm agreeing with the Christian mindset. That's been my guide for quite a long time now.
just by stating this your agreeing with the christian mindset without even knowing you are.
“We believe that the death of Christ is just that point in history at which something absolutely unimaginable from outside shows through into our world... Indeed, if we found that we could fully understand it, that very fact would show it was not what it professes to be - the inconceivable, the uncreated, the thing from beyond nature, striking down into nature like lightning.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
“The Christian is in a different position from other people who are trying to be good. They hope, by being good, to please God if there is one; or — if they think there is not — at least they hope to deserve approval from good men. But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the sun shines on it.”
It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which,if you say it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.
All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations.
It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilites, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations — these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit — immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.
Some of those beings are here on earth (grizzlies and such). Maybe you're right about stronger aliens. May I offer my own opinion? If there are, then they are also God's creatures, and, in a way, our brothers. Whatever path they're on, if we can help them, we should.
I believe that there has to be beings more powerful than humans.
Definitely right, we shouldn't be worshipping them. Destroy them in self-defense? Ok, but will we try to destroy them through fear, or try to make them slaves, or possibly be the snake in their garden of Eden? I'm not sure that we as a people are wise enough to have contact with other races yet.
That does not mean, however, that they should be worshiped. Perhaps admired, maybe destroyed.
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Is Religion Designed To Hold Us Back?
Is it possible that people don't know their religions? Maybe they're not being taught by their leaders? Surely, people must remember that Jesus was sent to save everyone, every people. Now, I can see someone saying to another "We're both looking for truth, and this is what my religion has taught me. It looks solid to me and I'd like you to consider it." But it stops there. You may never walk on the same path so there might be some distance between the two of you, but hatred or anger? That's not only crazy, it's wrong.
but the whole idea of a deity favoring one group over another is a giant wall placed between humanity.