posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by jmdewey60
According to what, or who?
You keep making this sort of statement without quoting or citing any source.
Any Christian I talk to. And I talk to quite a lot of them. Very nice people - we don't always agree, but it makes for genuine conversation instead of
beer, cars, and women.
And they all say that "God" is all-powerful. This means total control. You name it, he controls it. Except for us, of course. But as I have explained
in this post
as well, he can even control us. And we would never know. We
pretend to have so much power in such a relationship...but we don't. If such a relationship truly exists, we are utterly helpless. Which is why we
have to believe he is loving, because otherwise, we are totally and utterly screwed. And we know it.
For a species so bent upon having control over our own lives, we have set a stellar standard for hipocracy by worshipping the greatest dictator in the
history of the world.
No one has to accept those as a given, just because you say so.
If you are talking about these as established facts within Christian theology, then quote the Bible or some other church authority.
I already have.
I don't know why you have refused to accept these quotes, as they come directly from the Bible. The person I was replying to in the post you
questioned made a claim based on a very specific deity - hence, my argument. For the sake of discussion, we are giving that deity plausibility and
then challenging that plausibility to see if the deity deserves the benefit of the doubt. So far, it's looking like a negative.
I don't accept those premise and the people around when the New Testament was written didn't either, from what I have been able to gather.
People back then were actually more advanced then we are today in philosophy and had thought these things through and rejected any sort of simplistic
answers like you are trying to put out.
If that is true, then please source some type of scientific authority on the subject. Compared to us, those people were simple superstitious farmers
with about the same critical thinking skills as the average dog.
edit on 17-3-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)