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God ~ The Absentee Landlord

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/59827main_saturn_god.jpg
    The title pretty much sums it up, wouldn't you say? smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey lady?

      I hope things are looking up for you more lately?  Or that they will soon!

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      *********************

      Look for God and he'll be found.

      He already gave us life, now we have to take the second step toward him.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There are about 32,325,667 Hubbers who will dispute that.

        Namely because they all looked, but He was nowhere to be found...

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          Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          *****************

          Maybe they believed Jesus was God and called out and searched for him instead of God.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I just read your profile. I see that you are a minister. My compliments. smile

            As a kinder, gentler paradigmsearch; I no longer torture believers. big_smile

            Best Wishes. smile

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              Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              ********************
              Thank you.

              Best wishes to you too.

  2. pioneer_writer5 profile image61
    pioneer_writer5posted 5 years ago

    When a Landlord has an objectional tenant, he cannot simply throw them out into the street. He/she has to follow the tenents of the law and its processes in order to legally remove said tenant. In much the same way God will not simply eradicate humans albeit wicked without allowing enough time to prove to all of his creation the legality of eviction. He is not tyrannical, so he does not act like a Don who would remove any and all obstacles to his Patriarchal dictatorship.

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      Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's interesting. I thought the party line was we were his children. I've never heard of anyone contemplating eradicating their kids. But maybe I don't get out much.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Still nowhere to be found...

  4. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    I think that maybe you have put the cat among the pigeons. smile

  5. profile image69
    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    God ~ The Absentee Landlord

    The above statement is incorrect.

    The Creator God is always present everywhere with His absolute attributes.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRxP05TGs-0IhtYSmOqg6zopDa9mgj2UIoXfo_1-n9Cu-bhvvcCqg
      Nope, not there...smile

      1. OutWest profile image59
        OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You wont find Him looking that way.  He is of the spiritual world and we cannot use our 5 senses to find Him.

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this
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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this
      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If that were true, then god is the biggest despot the world has ever seen.

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1412116_f248.jpg



    Hes there ,our eyes need time to focus wink

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile smile smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      True.   
      Eaglekiwi, you know it's so peaceful to be able to rest in the knowledge that He's always around.
      smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Brenda,

        I agree ,and often its our perscpective ,that makes ALL the difference!

        The Landlord may not appear to be present ,but our walls are constantly before Him. smile

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And sometimes He makes it known, and other times we have to seek Him.

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
            Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            True that ,and oh the times we wished He wasnt looking lol

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              Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol

    3. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No matter how much we focus our eyes, we will not see your God on Earth or anywhere near it, so why would so dishonestly go out of your way to make such a post?

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is not dishonest for me, at all.

        1. A Troubled Man profile image60
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I know. However, believing in it does not trump the dishonesty of it no matter how much you believe.

  7. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    Help me paradigmsearch with the paradox you have presented. I would like to know if there is specificity to/of/for g(G)od or is it the g(G)od of within philosophical thought? And, you imply ownership without specificity to what - matter, ethereal, etc. And, again implying something is paid, which is what? Or, as George said in the movie Phenomenon, "Well, let's get specific, Bob!"

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm occupied elsewhere. You guys will have to have fun without me. smile

  8. Your Deja Vu profile image60
    Your Deja Vuposted 5 years ago

    Have to wonder how the universe was created. It's nice to believe in heaven and that there is a higher being watching over us. Absentee...for sure!! Well everything that happens in a positive manner we "thank God" and when not we say "God works in mysterious ways".

    I tend to be one who questions and is always in search of the truth. I grew up in a christian family that went to church and praised the Lord. I am certainly not against the positive aspects of religion but truly despise the negative side of it. More wars are fought over different beliefs then just about anything else.

    Most of the popular religions people follow today are from about 100bc to 200 ad. Not saying that they have no merit. Just kind of wondering what rules people followed before then. Maybe it was not important enough to have a bible before that??????

    In the recent decades, there have been some amazing discoveries in science. We have also found civilizations that have origins dating back to 10,000 bc. They most likely had some form of God they worshipped. This was also a very advanced society who were able to build cities much like the ancient Egyptians which came along 5-6000 years later.

    At this time, there was no story of Jesus and no bible for people to follow. Guess it just wasnt a cool thing to do back then. Then again, why would the true creator wait so long to tell his word? Sheesh.....people must have really been lost without it.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I see by all the religion forum titles that the religionists are out in force today.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Popular huh wink

      But Id rather be doin this :

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/1636835.jpg

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ha.
        Do you bungee jump?
        You've got more guts than me!  lol
        Just the thought of that makes my stomach churn.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          ..lol

          No, not yet ,but its on my bucket list.

          I once met this young guy in a wheelchair,who was so excited about going for his first jump!
          He read my expression well and laughed replying.."Well what can I break ,thats not already broken" lol

          He also went on to say that everyday ,he wakes up and thinks of some new fear that he can conquer...

          Trust me Brenda , thats not me at all, but his positivety did have an impact on me smile

          P.S Bet ya do have the courage, and I can get it cheaper if two sign up (hehe)

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            Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            A bargain!  ROFL!   
            When you do it, let me know so I can live (err jump) vicariously through you, okay?  smile

            Wow, it's awesome to hear about the guy in the wheelchair; he sounds like a great person!

  10. lone77star profile image90
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Nope!

    Some people simply are more blind than others. When they look with only their Homo sapiens eyeballs, they miss a lot.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Those who are special that can see beyond Homo sapiens eyeballs must give up their honesty and integrity in order to do so. lol

  11. getitrite profile image80
    getitriteposted 5 years ago

    The only time I have ever seen God was in my imagination.  Therefore, God is imaginary.  But He does show up in the imaginations of people who are susceptible to suggestions.

    In reality, however, God is indeed absent.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    As you may have noticed, I have been busily collecting hub links for my blog. Here's the thread link to give you the background: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/84500#top. I know it is a pain, but please read through it all to get the nuances. Failure to do so will probably result in your link not being included.

    I have decided to include religion, God, non-religion, and non-God.

    For this particular category, unfortunately, I am rather anal-retentive. All hub links submitted will have to meet the following criteria:

    A. Established hubs that are already receiving at least double-digit, daily traffic.

    B. No hate.

    C. No rants.

    Now that wasn't so hard, was it?  smile

    Hub links will not be mixed. There will be a separate page for each of the 4 categories.

    I will keep you updated as to progress. As I have done in the other thread, all entries will be treated with respect and courtesy.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, there appear to be no religion hubs that meet the above criteria. Due to a complete lack of response, my offer is withdrawn. smile

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        Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've got a couple. They don't get stellar traffic, but they met your other criteria. You set the bar too high. I think only rants get a lot of traffic. We like to argue religion. Obviously.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          OK, I will give it a shot. smile

          Send me your decent-traffic, rant hub-links!

          Please include a unique summary with each hub-link.

          No more than 2 hub-links per profile.

          Pro-God, anti-God, pro-religion, anti-religion. They will all be mixed together in one big, happy, rant-filled page. smile

          Any hub-link that I blog-post will also be facebooked and tweeted.

          Have fun with this. smile smile smile

    2. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry am I missing something here? Why would I want to send you my hub links or care about whether I get double digit traffic? hmm

      I just kind of casually stumble around hubpages when I want to read something interesting. I've never clicked on any crappy advertisement links on anyone's hubs and I similarly can't be arsed to think about ads that just happen to appear in mine as if by magic.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    And please include unique summaries with your hub links! smile

  14. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    What is the percentage ? 8 of 31?

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    awareposted 5 years ago

    casting aspersions on something claimed  , not to be?
    gods a plumber all the sudden?  drain clogged?
    want new carpet?   ill tell you whats absent. a analogy.

  16. Your Deja Vu profile image60
    Your Deja Vuposted 5 years ago

    All of a sudden looks like a link getting business here. I could use a few links....anyone game? And I have not tried bungee jumping either but have repelled off 50 story buildings over 250 times.

  17. Your Deja Vu profile image60
    Your Deja Vuposted 5 years ago

    Whoops.......actually more like thousands of times just to be clear!

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    RookerySpoonerposted 5 years ago

    I spoke to God only tonight, and asked Him why he had not been answering people's prayers lately.  He explained that He has his in-laws coming to stay and has been busy painting the spare bedroom.  However, once they have gone, God will resume the answering of prayers.  He asks that people give Him a couple of weeks though.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In other words, don't hold your breath.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Let's check here...

    http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Roanoke/128-0030_Saint_Andrew%27s_Roman_Catholic_Church_VLR_4th.jpg
    Nope. Not here either.

    1. OutWest profile image59
      OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You have to look inside of yourself.

      1. DoubleScorpion profile image87
        DoubleScorpionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Borrowed from Turoks.com:

        One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible. The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city.

        It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories. As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it.

        The preacher gave a long sermon about Hellfire and brimstone and a stern lecture on how much money the church needed to do God's work. As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what He thinks would be appropriate attire for worship." The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

        The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored. The preacher approached the man and said, "I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church."

        "I did," replied the old cowboy.

        "If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshipping in here?" asked the preacher.

        "Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear. He says He's never been in this church before."

        1. OutWest profile image59
          OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's funny.  And maybe there's some truth to it.  Just because the building is a church does not mean you'll find Him there.

      2. A Troubled Man profile image60
        A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Like with an X-ray machine or an MRI?

        1. OutWest profile image59
          OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you want to. roll

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You haven't tried the pub, have you?

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      RookerySpoonerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is this church one built by Disney, or is it a Mormon one?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have no idea. I swiped it from a .gov site. I do recollect that it is located in Virginia.big_smile

  20. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    Ive stood in a empty abandon  church , stained glass broken, dusty pews .  falling down and broken.  I aint saying  god . But something big was there .
    ps im not any religion.

  21. SpanStar profile image60
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    My how we love to point our finger at God.  You bad God because you don't do what we think you should do.

    Go did he not say "Let's give man dominion over the earth."

    Dominion:
    the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority.

    So now man had to capacity, the power to create whatever kind of world we choose.  It  would appear the world we chose to create is about

    Selfishness, Hatred, Greed, Suffering, Poverty, Jeousy, Envy, War, Torture, Evil.  But Hey God Ignore All The Evil We Do!  We Want To Know Why Don't You Jump In Here And Be Our Butler And Clean Up This Mess We Never Stop Making.  Frankly God We Don't Care For Your Commandments or You-but because of this crap we've created-You Are The Bad God.

                      Really!!!!!!!!!

    1. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Or more precisely, He doesn't do what He says He's going to do.

      1. SpanStar profile image60
        SpanStarposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What actually didn't he do-Troubled Man?

        1. A Troubled Man profile image60
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Anything. He has done absolutely nothing.

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    God ~ The Absentee Landlord


    No, the Creator God is present everywhere with His attributes.

  23. getitrite profile image80
    getitriteposted 5 years ago

    http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/PAR1138/Atheism%20skepticism/th_4046.jpg

  24. WD Curry 111 profile image58
    WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago

    Don't wait until the rent is due to find out.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  25. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well, it's been awhile. I guess it is time for me to start looking around again...big_smile

  26. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5467440.jpg
    Possible...

    1. Captain Redbeard profile image61
      Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you’re looking for a banker, do you look in a kitchen? If you're looking for a landscaper do you look under a car hood?

      I have always likened God to a clockmaker. A clockmaker creates his masterpiece and hangs it on the wall then he moves the pendulum. The clock is in motion on it's own. To interfere with the clock would be to interfere with it's design. I think that we are not to dis similar in he aspect that we were created to be in a state of existence. We were created and he said, "Go."

      Do I believe there is interaction between he and our lives, absolutely. But when you think of the scale of people in the world over the time period in the bible vs the people mentioned in the bible whose lives were directly effected, it's pretty small don't you think?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like that. smile

  27. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    bored one of 2

  28. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    But not 2 of 2.

  29. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://amightywind.com/gif/heavenstairway.jpg

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    SanXuaryposted 5 years ago

    How can God be absent when he already told you what will happen. You have free will and he told you if you build your home on sand it would get washed away. If the World is evil then the World will be evil seems like he was right to me. Every where I look I see that most of the problems belong to people and God has nothing to do with the results. Its like telling your kid not to do something and the kid does it any way. All you can say is I //// told you that would happen. Does your kid then blame you and you then have to tell him to grow the //// up. The lessons are all there in the Bible and so our the results. If you want to exclude God then consider your own intelligence. Lets build our homes in the desert and on a cliff next to a major fault. Common sense does not exist and we picked where to put the house. We also decided how we would build it, purchase it and whom we trusted with the loan. You really didn't think that you would ever get to keep it did you? Its a funny thing when the land lord is not bothered by our short time on Earth but more concerned with what you do with that time before you leave. Apparently, we are all renters.

 
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