Originally posted by Greatest I am
Originally posted by eleven44
Originally posted by beanandginger
I say his greatest accomplishment was getting us to believe that God does exist.........
I was going to say something very similar.
I believe that Satan is God's greatest gift to us.
We are sent to this physical plane to experience the duality, to be appear 'separated' from God, and to learn from 'evil' just as much (if not more)
than we do from 'good.'
Thus, without all of the evil in the world...what would motivate us to act on our belief in God? Why would we turn to God? That is why we have
freewill. To learn, from trial and error, what does not feel Godly within ourselves, and then to consciously choose to reunite with God and to do
God's work here on Earth.
Also, Satan cannot 'rule' God, for that would be to say there is a separation between God and Satan. God is the Sum. Satan is just a factor.
It all works together.
(I humbly admit that this is just my opinion/belief.)
edit on 5-12-2012 by eleven44 because: (no reason given)
Do God's work!
Are you that blood thirsty?
Um...not sure I understand your comment...unless it was complete sarcasm?
Okay, so after going back and reading some of your other responses…I see that you are not being sarcastic, and in fact, you are quite angry at
people who believe in God.
Well, for starters, I am not ‘Christian.’ I am not any religion. I do not adhere to texts or scriptures or dogmas or traditions. I do, however,
draw from all sources of wisdom and information, from all cultures of the world, and then draw my own conclusions depending on what resonates best
within myself as ‘truth.’
You seem to believe that everyone who believes in God is ‘blood thirsty.’ Why?
“Gods work” does not mean eliminating ‘non-believers’ or believers of other faiths from the face of the Earth. It does not mean spreading hate
and fear and judgment. In fact, quite the opposite, if you are truly doing Gods work then you are spreading light, love and compassion.
Example: Yesterday I spent $50 (which is a lot of money in my world) on a 12 year old girl whom I have never met. I signed up for a Secret Santa
program through a local charity. I have also had a ‘Traveler’ I met ‘randomly’ on the streets sleep in my house for the last week because
he’s a nice guy and I don’t think the city I live in is safe to sleep outside. My wife and I have had probably close to 2 dozen people stay in our
house over the last 3 or 4 years. Most of them are ‘strangers.’ Some have stayed with us upwards of 3 months while we helped them get a job and
an apartment and just get settled overall. I also am a musician, poet and artist. All my work is designed specifically to give either hope,
inspiration, a smile, laughter, or at least knowledge. My wife and I make pieces of art that we leave in different locations around town for people to
I smile at people. I make eye contact. I listen. I compliment people on the small things that I know mean a lot to them.
I do not believe in war or violence, unless it is direct self defense. And even in the case of self defense, I believe it should be ‘reasonable
force,’ and not unnecessarily violent or destructive.
Yes, it is sad and true that many people who claim to believe in God do so in order to promote other agendas. Yes, some who believe in God do so in
order to feel superior. Some do so in order to judge or condemn others. Some do so simply because they are to scared not to. But I tell you, Brother,
those do not use the force of God to spread Love, Light and compassion, do NOT know who God is anymore than you do.
However, take a step back and look at what you’re doing: You’re judging, condemning and accusing people that you don’t know simply because of
their beliefs….hm…Sounds like you’re doing the exact same thing as those you are mad at.
I do not say this to attack you. I say this to raise your awareness as to what you are actually doing with your energy.
Who are we to say what is ‘good’ and what is truly ‘evil.’
Yes, it is noble and just to stand for Peace, Love, Justice, Truth, etc, etc. And yes, it is my wish and prayer for the human population to better
ourselves and to end suffering as much as we can…
But how do we know what someone else’s soul needs to learn? I know from my personal experience that some of the most painful experiences I have had
to go through (the ones that make me ask, “Why God, why?”) are also the experiences that I learn the most from. And, I don’t know about you, but
even if I could, there is no way I would go erase all of the pain and suffering that I have gone through in my past. Those experiences are of utmost
Our souls sign up for these lessons. We need them. It is impossible to experience such lessons on any other dimension other than this physical world
we call Earth. We come here with purpose: to learn. It is my belief that we even get to choose who our parents will be, when we will meet our ‘soul
mates’ and other soul partners, and even what major lessons we will have to experience (yes, even the painful ones.) Our Higher Self knows what we
Think about it this way: Life is like a movie. Why do some people go to horror movies? Why do some go to sappy love films? And, still, why do some go
to dramas and soap operas? Well…we go for a number of reasons: To learn, to have fun, to spend time with loved ones, and to immerse ourselves in
another world, even if it’s only temporary. Movies are illusions. Movies are the illusion of space and time projected onto a 2 dimensional surface.
We know this before we enter the theatre…and yet we find ourselves connected to the characters. We find ourselves scared, laughing, crying, yelling
at the screen (even though they can’t hear us.) We suspend our disbelief that this movie is just a movie…even though we know it will end and we
will return to that which we came from. Life is the same. We watch as the movie unfolds before us…we believe in space and time, we believe the
illusion, and we temporarily choose to forget about the ‘real world’ from whence we came.
This doesn’t mean, of course, that we shouldn’t try to help others. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t feed the hungry, clothe the needy, and give
a shoulder to the tired. But it does mean we should try to not judge ‘God’ for ‘doing’ ‘bad things’ to other people. God does not kill
people. God does not let others be killed. God gave us freewill. Thus, it is we, HUMANS, who kill others. And, yes, it is we, HUMANS, who let others
kill and be killed. Not God. But remember, the soul does not (and cannot) die anymore than a character in a movie. We are eternal.
So please, before you go around accusing others of hatred and a thirst for blood….stop. Breathe. Think about what energy you are putting out.
Instead of reacting…evolve.
Again, Gods Work means spreading love. It means helping one another. It means loving yourself FIRST, so that the love you have for yourself can’t
help but spread to others.
I apologize for all people of all religions who have spoiled the name of God. But let’s do our best to change that starting…..NOW.
edit on 6-12-2012 by eleven44 because: (no reason given)