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I don't think God does things to get thanks.
. . .and still relish your love to the god, gods or deity. Just think about that for a minute....
Originally posted by Ilyich
Okay, so I know this may come off as a little racy, or perhaps even be distasteful for some of you. I am not trying to single any one of you out, or bring you down or insult you. This is kind of in appliance to anyone who believes in god. We've all heard of heaven, and when you get to go there, and if you are bad that we will go to hell, or perhaps different levels of many hells.
How do we know we aren't in hell? How do we know we didn't do something wrong soo long ago we just can't remember it, and no we are being punished for it. Think about life as we know it. Now, it seems through out our time here we have been getting, slightly more advanced but still making the same mistakes of the previous years. Only, now we both hear about everything that happens, and read study and go to school to learn about every thing that happened before. This endless circle of making the same mistakes, then learning about the mistakes you had made before, to make a mistake and know soon you will make another increasingly obvious mistake. Isn't it a little obvious ? Am I just crazy ? Perhaps, but why would a god or any god... or supreme deity allow such horrible things to happen to those he so lovingly adored if in fact they had already done something with which the God, or deity can not forgive. Then as the gods or deities so said man would basically suffer for all eternity and be forever forced to learn his mistakes and continue making them until so man suffers eternally for all time forever and ever. Doesn't this not seem obvious ? So I don't get it. The only reason we are to care is if we are forever grateful to said creator, no matter how horrible the torment forever and ever proving that your faith to him is true unconditionally and are truly sorry for the sins you've done and still relish your love to the god, gods or deity. Just think about that for a minute....
What if God has no more free will than we do?
You cannot blame God for the evils in the world because there is free will.
. . . assume God must be like them - the anthropomorphic fallacy.Even if we allowed the God might conceivably exist, they say why on earth should he be like us?
Of course there is no reason at all... unless its the other way around.
In other words the only reason why God mind might be like ours is if ours was made to be like his, that is if God made us in his image.
try to think of reality in a mind before matter universe kind of way. Not only did matter emerge from the mind of God, but it was created in order to provide the conditions in which the human mind would be possible.