reply to post by logical7
to do the right thing there has to be a choice to do wrong too. And a wrong turn changes the destination too, and if all roads lead to Rome,
why should i have to choose the path.
I agree. But you defeat the point if you prohibit all sin.
he designed us to choose.
Either we worship the being who cursed us, or we get cursed again. Then he feeds us to his pet monster. That's a hell of a choice. I really don't know
how else to explain it to you. Omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent being: He controls everything, he knows how everything will turn out, the universe
answers to him, and all knowledge and time are his to see. There is absolutely nothing he cannot do. That's the popular character profile he's been
given. So get this: He lays down parameters for salvation, then designs us so that we will want to do exactly the opposite. He sets the magical doors
to paradise on a distant mountain peak, and then he sits back and watches as we destroy ourselves and each other trying to reach it, because we seek
perfection. He didn't design us to choose - he designed us to struggle against not having a choice.
You create riddles for yourself so that you'll never realize the answers.
who else deserves it? Self worship? Forgetting us? No, thats by design. If you smoke and the cigarette just disappears each time as its not
good for you then would you not complain? Now if you question why He let the cigarette be made then refer to the initial part of this post, and keep
You speak as though your "God" is completely separate from you. How many times did Jesus say that "God" is inside of you? When you revere the divinity
inside of you, you are acknowledging the bond between you and the rest of the universe, appreciating everything from which you have come and to which
you will return. You will love everything that is a part of the divine being, because it is a part of you and you love yourself. And you love them
because you couldn't imagine doing otherwise, there's just so much love and positivity. And you see the evidence of your deity in the things around
you, all the things that you love, you realize you have them because of this creator. And that's when you worship yourself and the creator together,
because just as you are thankful to the creator for such blessings, the creator is thankful to you for providing the joy of joining with its creation
in a co-creation. Building the future with your children is probably one of the most rewarding sensations in the existence of humanity. As they say,
it takes two to tango.
Even as you are thankful to the creator, you must also be thankful to yourself. And there is a place, deep inside, where the two join as one. That is
what you are revering - the perfection of imperfection. Man and god. The joy of eternal motion. The nature of the universe. And that, my friend, is
why ancient cultures would often worship themselves. You cannot intelligently worship divine perfection until you've understood mortal perfection. And
very few have. Mortal perfection teaches us the how and why of divine perfection. You would say this comes from the "Holy Spirit". I say perhaps, but
not in the way you mean it. The creator must connect to you, yes? How can this creator connect with you if there is nothing to be connected to? That
little piece of "God" inside of you, that speaks to you, that guides you by gently tugging on your heart. That is what they worshipped.
I don't think you understand the point of self-worship at all.
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