posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:33 PM
Here is where I am, currently...
I must concede that contemplation has always been one of my strong points, as well as a significant weakness...
I repeatedly become lost down the rabbit hole.
I have so much to contribute to threads like these, but whenever I begin to form a response, I feel my thoughts compound, and begin to haze and slip
away. I liken it to a variable lampshade, that can be manipulated to shroud the flow of the Truth.
To borrow a phrase from a favorite TV show, "The Truth Is Out There"...
Threads like this one can offer many glimpses into the hearts and minds of other individuals who, like me, want to find the answers. The problems
begin when we get into areas of perceived reality that differ from others' perceptions.
When you believe something, you automatically incorporate it into your thought process. It becomes difficult to set those thoughts and beliefs, and
the emotions associated with them, aside when contemplating things outside of our comfort zone, intellectually speaking.
I have the unfortunate ability to find fault in everything that comes from man. Even those that I respect and trust, tend to, occasionally do and say
things that I don't necessarily agree with. This always leads me to look at the source for these disagreements. Do they spring from me? Are they my
faults that arise, when I feel the Truth being denied? Or is it the one speaking or acting, that gives me cause for dismay? Or...Could it be something
else altogether? A force that resides on this planet, that is a master of disguise, deception and trickery?
I'd like to say that I have the answers. But, unfortunately, I can only tell you what I believe.
When I ponder the likeness of God, I see what the Bible tells me that he looks like. We were made in His image. But that goes against everything else,
that we perceive from our Creator. We see each other as bumbling idiots. How could God, look like us? How could a being that looks like a man, have
the unimaginable power to do what He must have done? So...This forces us to look at man. What qualities have we been able to quantify, as the essense
of man? What greatness have we recorded? What miracles have we written of, and talked about? What man has ever lived and been documented to have ever
came close to being what we perceive as the the most powerful entity imaginable? The Truth that existed in human form, with the Power of God?
I can think of only one...
The problem with being human, is our inability to conceive the sheer Power involved with being God! Our greatest achievments and abilities are a mere
shadow, in the presence of the Almighty. The sole reason that a man could not survive being in the presence of Him, is because to "see" Him, would
be to know Him. And to know what He is, would be so physically and emotionally overwhelming, in our current form, we would be unable to hold it all.
The weight of Everything, forced into our tiny brains...I picture a universal-sized black hole, with a density down to a singularity...Exploding! Like
a reverse big bang, and then a big bang again...
If God is Infinite why did he choose, now, to create us? Hmmmm...
I believe God..Exists. But the very meaning of the word, "exist", incorporates time. Why? Because that is how we think. But why do we think in terms
of time? I believe that it is by design. We are programmed to think this way. Why? And by Whom? Man would have us believe that we invented time, to
track the seasons, so that we could optimize our harvests. But I postulate a different theory.
What if time was incorporated into our DNA? What if our so-called biological clock had a more auspicious purpose? Suppose, contrary to those who cater
to reincarnation theory, that we only have ONE life, to figure out why we live in the first place? Why should we get a do-over?
There is much too much evidence on our planet to dismiss intelligent design. It is in everything that we can experience with our senses. And, in
everything that we can't experience, in this lifeform. But even the latter, beckons to us, if we would only acknowledge it!
I kept you long enough, but let me finish by saying this;
Every man, woman and child on this planet, was born with a purpose. The "gift of life" sounds so profound, but let me say that it is not. The true
gift given to us by our Creator, is the one of consciousness.
This life is merely a conduit for the opportunity to be self-aware. And, as a sentient being we have been tasked with fulfilling our purpose. There
has to be a reason for existence. Otherwise, God would have kept doing, whatever is was that He was doing, before He created us...