Christianity's Philosophical Downfall: The Omnipotent God
Questioning the Great One
The one serious flaw to most Christian religious philosophies, and especially that of those who simultaneously live by the Old Testament and the New Testament is that of the all knowing- all powerful God. This type of thinking leads Christian believers to a state of powerlessness over their own life and leaves them praying instead of acting in times of crisis. This type of thinking also leads to the many fallacies such as "bad things happen to bad people." Or "how could God kill that baby?" The all powerful and knowing God is associated with doing as many bad things as the being is good.
It is of my opinion that just based on rough theological perspectives on Christianity that the majority of the faith practice some type of uneducated "weak" religion. For instance, most Christians are as quick to quote a verse from the Old Testament as they are the new. Just from the perspective of what it means to be a Christian and the major contradictions between the two versions should illustrate to most that the first part of the Bible is there more for reference than it is for practice, yet this does not seem to be the case.
If the philosophical perspective were to shift, as it should, that God could not possibly undermine every living aspect on Earth for to do so would undermine that of his gift of freewill. For instance, if we look at the "bad things happen to bad people" fallacy (that is all too common) it would let us see that if God were to punish us now on Earth for not following him then essentially we would be getting punished for executing freewill. In addition, this type of teaching leads toward a hatred of God when we feel we are the ones being punished. If God merely walks besides us, and suffers with us, then all of the sudden God is not responsible for all of the good and all of the bad that happens in our life.
The root of most of this philosophy in contemporary religion comes from the practice of practicing the religion that is illustrated and documented in the Old Testament, even though it would appear that if God were happy with the practice of his ideas of good and evil than there would have been no need for a messiah to bring a new message, which in many cases clearly speaks against many of the beliefs in the Old Testament.
What if God were so loving that he could not punish us because he loves us? And when we suffer not only does he suffer with us, but as a parent suffers for a child, suffers worse than us. The omnipotent God creates a version of God that is capable of harm and would be responsible for chaos and crisis in the world. The omnipotent God would do the work of he and Satan here on Earth. This is a dangerous perspective to take on Christianity and it deeply saddens me anytime I hear someone speak of the almighty in this manner. If God could control everything than how would one choose him? There would be no need for choices, if God controlled everything this would be Heaven already and there would be no need for the suffering we all endure. God is a loving God capable of empathy, and to think otherwise, even in the best attempts to be Christian, certainly could not lead to a satisfactory pursuit of spirituality.
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