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Why love God

  1. fadedsnow profile image60
    fadedsnowposted 6 years ago

    I have couple dilemmas in understanding how men-women can read and appreciate the bible and except it as genuine. My first trouble is that most of the stories are so implausible.  How does one believe in zombies, a woman that grow wings, magic animals and trees that speak, dragons, demons, and so on. There isn’t any evidence in this world to consider such fables, but these fundamentalist, if you will, do. My actual concern is that the God in the bible appears to be a tyrant, evil in character. Killing 98% of the population during an enormous flood. This villain kills all the 1st born of Egypt and sent plagues across Egypt’s lands.  Allows the devil to torment humans, example in tale of JOB. He takes satisfaction in sacrifices of all kinds. Punishes man-kind for two humans errors. Burns those that do not except him for eternity and so on.  With all of these wicked acts, every Christian I have ever met will defend these actions, or simple say I do not understand Gods ways but he loves us. Some will argue that all these acts were the God of the OT and the NT Jesus is LOVE. Well buddy, it’s still the same God! What is physically, mentally, and morally wrong with these people?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm looking at your picture.
      Do you sprout horns at night?
      Your eyes balls are black and I can't tell if you have eliptical pupils.
      Could you be? Oh my gosh! could you be.........HIM?

      Qwark

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      At one point this entity murdered all but a handful of the earth's inhabitants in another rage. Apparently he was having another one of those "I am omnipotent" moments. smile

      1. fadedsnow profile image60
        fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        smile

    3. pisean282311 profile image57
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hey bible is word of god and so are other books...it doesnot matter what god does during noah era or this era or coming era..HE is god and has right to kill as many as he wants to...who are you and me to ask that question...

      1. fadedsnow profile image60
        fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am a man of logic and reasoning and apparently a superior moral standard compared to the mythological God from the bible.

        1. pisean282311 profile image57
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ofcourse you are otherwise you wont have started the topic...i was just kidding...religious god is myth but it works...

          1. fadedsnow profile image60
            fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            How does it work?

            1. pisean282311 profile image57
              pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              How does it work...well how is complex question since humans have not lived without god since it began its journey...first natural phenomena were considered to be operated by some operator and each had its own god...there was rain god , fire god , even sun was considered to be god...in same lines worshipping ancestors too was prominent...we still see that in many societies...if we look at powers of these dieties...it was like ability to bypass opaque things , ability to create things from nothing , their blessing became reality and so on....as humans evolved gods evolved too...from operators came controller of operators...it became from many gods to few gods to one god...concept remained same...having powers which humans dont have...i guess questions like why i am here , what after death , carving of eternal life or this is not final life etc etc led to seek answers which led to creation of concept called god...there are many unanswered questions and religion claims to answer that...it has worked to satisfy most but there have been seekers who move beyond ...they want answers which can satisfy logical faculty...as they seek and bring answers , slowly old deities phase out and its place is taken by new ones...

              1. fadedsnow profile image60
                fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I agree with you on the evolution of religion. I however do not see any benefits of Religion.

    4. getitrite profile image80
      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The point is:  No matter what believer's morals are(because most moral people see these things as objectively heinous) they are frightened into a situation of 'love God or else'

      This is clearly a post-hypnotic suggestion...and mind control that has an extreme power, that is frightening.

      1. fadedsnow profile image60
        fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        true statement

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I see nothing new here in your rant.  Others here have beat you to the punch, time after time, labeling God-fearing people as idiots and as "wrong".  It's getting very transparent.

      1. fadedsnow profile image60
        fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There isn't any benefit to religion. Only lies and false hopes.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Who told you that?

          1. fadedsnow profile image60
            fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            What's the beneift? What can religion provide that nothing else can?

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Nothing!
              But true Faith can!  Looks like you haven't gotten to the point where you realize that being a Christian isn't just about being "religious";  it's about Faith in the One who gave His life for you.

              1. fadedsnow profile image60
                fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                “sigh”  So now your stating that there isn’t any benefit, it’s about faith? Faith to a God who created a son to be sacrificed for his (Gods) mistakes forever perishing sacrificial sacrifices. Great point you made.

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                  Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Are you saying mankind is God's mistake?
                  Would you prefer to have been created without the option of making choices?

                  1. fadedsnow profile image60
                    fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    1st I don’t believe in any God.
                    2nd The God in the bible created a faulty imperfect creation and then punished his creation for its deficiencies.

  2. dingdondingdon profile image61
    dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago

    Honestly, I agree. The entire Noah's Ark story is particularly troubling. So God decides that 98% of the population is "corrupt" and has to die. How is that different from a crazy dictator deciding that 98% of his own country just aren't good enough and gassing them?

    1. fadedsnow profile image60
      fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Deity in the bible is nothing more than a bipolar, schizophrenic, Tyrant!

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And a psychopath to boot as far as I can see! smile

        1. fadedsnow profile image60
          fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Concur!

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        BunuBobuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey! Even bipolar, schizophrenic tyrants are not that bad.
        At least they have insanity as an excuse.

        1. fadedsnow profile image60
          fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LMAO

  3. Cagsil profile image58
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    What god?

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The God who answers your prayers by doing nothing, that you have to worship lest be cast into eternal torment, the one that can't take a joke and created lovely viruses to kill us slowly and painfully, that guy.

  4. fadedsnow profile image60
    fadedsnowposted 6 years ago

    Yes Qwark I am the Devil LMAO

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I KNEW IT!
      HAHAHAHA   smile:
      Qwark

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      BunuBobuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Weird, I always pictured the devil with long flowing hair and boobs...

  5. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    My suggestion would be to try loving god while not believing, you begin to see the ability to love the concept, the precious moments pastel God of your childhood, before the hell and damnation teachings. It's easy enough to love the concept of a cuddly caring parent God even tho that just don't actually exist but the idea is nice.

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Why love God


    because the Creator-God Allah YHWH is so loving and merciful

    1. fadedsnow profile image60
      fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      is this sarcasm or factual?

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The Creator-God is loving and merciful; and it is factual:

        [1:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
        [1:2] All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,
        [1:3] The Gracious, the Merciful,
        [1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment.
        [1:5] Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
        [1:6] Guide us in the right path —
        [1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

        http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … r.php?ch=1

        1. fadedsnow profile image60
          fadedsnowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How is murder, wrath, and hate the same as love? Where is the factual information you claim? Only scripture and scripture is not evidence to any God/s

        2. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am fairly certain I have incurred it's displeasure - seeing as I think this is complete nonsense.

          Wot will it do ter me fer not beleebin? I know it is only merciful to believers - right? lol

 
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