reply to post by WarriorOfLight96
Good morning friend, I'm not weak because I choose to love, rather than fight?
Am I weak because I don't want power?
Power has nothing to do with it. Self-respect has everything to do with it. Are you a man, or a mouse? Do you have the integrity to determine your own
fate, or are you so mindless as to dedicate your entire essence to a being who has no use for you? You are a pawn. A worthless pawn. Subjugate
yourself to the intentions of such a deity, and you are as expendable as a plastic spoon. Where you have come from, thousands more will come. Where
you will go, thousands more have already gone. Your story has been written and enacted thousands of times, just with different faces in different
You're not weak, but your mission is. Your mission is meaningless because it's happening for all the wrong reasons. It's an exercise of futility. Are
you incapable of finding a purpose on your own? Are you incapable of imagining a fate that would bring you true joy? Or will you always hunt for
perfection, fight to live forever? That's what those who seek power want. They fear death. They fear imperfection. They fear being flawed, being
vulnerable. I don't seek to be perfect, and I don't seek to answer to a perfect master. I want nothing to do with perfection. I want to be satisfied
with imperfection, because when that happens, I'll be perfectly happy with who I am. And that is the true miracle.
Maybe you should try it.
Anger and pride will never out way the power of love
Perhaps you should inform the Judaic deity of that. He is the epitome of pride, the countenance of anger. It is his anger we must fear, right? It is
his pride we will answer to, right? His power entitles him, and his wrath justifies him. What a pathetic god. Even as you harp on about anger and
pride being worthless, your deity demonstrates those exact emotions to utter perfection. His face should be emblazoned beside those words in the
dictionary, a standard avatar for those ideas.
I began to question the existence of how everything came to be and I knew deep inside and this is no accident.
I never said it was an accident. I have described the source of all existence being a single line of code containing the entire lexicon that
determines the behavior of the most basic blocks of the chemical language that comprises the manifestations we perceive at the universe. That does not
mean it's a god. I do not believe it to be any kind of conscious being at all, actually. But that doesn't make it any less precious.
I do believe, quite firmly, that any being who demands worship is not worthy of it. Any being which entitles itself to rulership of the universe is
not worthy of it. When those whom you would rule demand that you take the crown, even knowing the best and the worst that your character has to offer,
that is when you take it. But not when you insist that you are the greatest and most perfect being in existence.
There was a point in time in which Superman attempted to deny all of his powers. He attempted to become a mortal human, a creature of vast weakness
and ignorance. He chose not to be godly, because he had a reason to be human. I would liken "God" to being more like Lex Luthor. He pretends to be
benevolent, but he never does anything unless there's something in it for him. And when he demands your service, it's always in your best
interest...but even if you decide your best interest isn't your first interest, it's never a good idea to say no. Yes, if "God" had a face, it would
be Lex Luthor's face. I'm certain of it.
Sorry. I've been watching Smallville lately. But now that I've thought of it, it's a delightfully uncanny resemblance.
He will answer and say because of your materialism you did not help this man, instead you saved up for material wealth and loved it so, more
than your neighbor and more than me, if you have believed in me you would have known that he was in need and in your wealth you stood above him and in
the same he will stand before you.
Is that why the Pope still has his golden scepter and crown? Big words, all kindness and compassion and feeding the poor and saving the world, yet all
the Vatican seems to have an obsession for retaining its material wealth. How much in assets does the Vatican have? Enough to host a banquet for all
of Syria for a week straight? Enough to feed the starving in India? Enough to maybe put some walk with all that talk?
But nope. Not a chance. Just one more tiny detail to add to a laundry list of discrepancies. Don't mind me, I'll just sit over here and continue to
not take Christianity seriously.
edit on 5-4-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)