reply to post by RomeByFire
Begin by laughing at yourself.
The biggest fallacy I've seen repeated in humanity is the belief that it is impossible to understand God.
"Is it not written that 'Ye are gods?'"
If God is an intelligent creator, and you are an intelligent being, then try putting yourself in God's shoes. You'll find it's easier if you
actually know who God is. And if you don't, you'll find it impossible.
The one thing people seem to fail to remember is that God's law is simple and universal. That is, DO AS YOU WILL. That one most important question we
ask ourselves constantly. Not "Why am I here?" Not "How did I get here?" But "What do I do now?" You ask yourself that all day long. As humans,
we find ourselves here on Earth in more ways than one. As children, we learn to identify ourselves. We see our faces, our eyes, our hands. We learn
how to use them and how they are separate from the other things we can see. We find our human body. As we grow, we learn who we are as people. We
learn what decisions we are apt to make, what we think is good, what we think is evil, what foods we like, etc. IOW, We find our souls. This is all
personal. VERY personal.
When you accept the existence of God, you find that He has been with you every step of your life. Those hardships you've dealt with, the loss of a
family member, the experience of rape, these are obstacles in your life that you learned to overcome, or you let crush you. Perhaps you had to let it
crush you so you could learn to be stronger than that experience. We could pin all the blame on humans, sure. That drunk driver never had to have a
drink in the first place. So you can blame him. But you fail to see that he lost his firstborn son and wife to an act of terrorism, causing him to
lose self control and drown himself in alcohol. He gave away his awareness out of pain that was caused by a different person. So is it still the
driver, or is it the terrorist? You can follow that line of thinking all the way back to the first humans. So was it the driver, or was it you
yourself for being in that particular place at that exact time? The answer is within you. Nobody else can reach the answer for you. You have to
decide. What you decide determines how you react to different experiences in the future. Do you blame yourself, the aggressor, the victim, or God?
Many, many people blame God.
I've heard it said that God is responsible for more war and death than any other concept in history. This is false. Unless, of course, you believe in
the God Money.
You don't think so? You are free to argue.
And that proves my point.