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Why is God so elusive

  1. lovetherain profile image53
    lovetherainposted 2 months ago

    For some people, but not others?

  2. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 2 months ago

    Hmm. Most of those who claim a relationship with God appear to be making it up as they go along so I'm not sure God is any less elusive with them than anyone else.

    1. lovetherain profile image53
      lovetherainposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      And you know this how?

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Personal observation. Listening to them. That's why I said 'appear to be'. However, if you've noticed, those who claim to know God rarely agree on everything. If they honestly knew him, don't you think they would?

        1. lovetherain profile image53
          lovetherainposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Every experience we have is filtered through our subconscious, past memories, rationality and logic centers of our brains. It's not a surprise we don't all come to the same conclusions/interpretations about ANYTHING.

          I've had experiences with God, but it is always on his terms. God seems to engage with us when and if he wants. For the most part, he is elusive.

          1. Live to Learn profile image81
            Live to Learnposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            I've had a couple of experiences with God but I don't consider him to be any less elusive with me than anyone else. As you said, everything is filtered through myriad things. Some may experience God and not even recognize it.

            1. lovetherain profile image53
              lovetherainposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              What about atheists?

              1. Live to Learn profile image81
                Live to Learnposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                As one who believes God exists my statement would include atheists. Do you think to not believe in God negates his presence in reality?

                1. lovetherain profile image53
                  lovetherainposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                  No of course not. I meant, is God more elusive to atheists?

                  1. Live to Learn profile image81
                    Live to Learnposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                    I wouldn't think so. It's simply that atheists are more elusive to God, I would assume.

 
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