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Should we fear God?


 
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Best Answer Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Gratitude, Lone Star.

    Thanks for responding to the other viewpoint. I have no place for fear of God in my heart. Still, I wanted to accommodate the other view. It does appear, as I suspected, that fear of God is hardly associated with Love.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    I respect this idea. More logical to me. Then there are those who see fear as reverence; awe. Interesting you did not jump to this idea. Worth pondering? Do you think 'reverence' or 'awe' when we use the word 'fear?'


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    Jon Mark (jmark13) 2 years ago

    We have to totally disassemble the sold consensus of what God is. Until the consensus changes, you know, the one that says we're rewarded of we follow and damned if we're not, I will be aggressively against the idea.


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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Right on Sister. Some of our sisters and brothers like the 'fear aspect. So I try to open it up to all. Is fear reverence? Is it awe? Just looking at viewpoints here. Wonderful input and yes, Oceansunsets, I liked. Peace.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Thanks Anna. Someone else touched on this briefly. Nice, but it reflects society and mostly or own inner lacking as well, perhaps. What do you think?

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Thanks Link. I needed to smile also, and your forthright answer has provided this. Have a great day, Bro.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Agreed. Don't know about the fear part, but the fact that the spiritual life is a joyful but serious matter. Thanks Bro.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Nice quote at the end. You see fear there? Just asking. You're perfectly entitled to do so. Thanks Bro.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Cianeko, much reverence here. Adoration perhaps and to be commended. Not fear though.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Lone Star, close one between you and Maria but some other nice answers too. I really appreciate this. I will close this Hub now in order to preserve the love and sweetness aspect. Much peace.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Cool. Sweet Sis. I hear you. Nice smile

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    Thank you, Frank. Appreciate your input. Some see fear as reverence, awe. No one so far here saw it this way. Would this be natural for you, to think of fearing God as 'awe' or 'reverence?'

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    Jon Mark (jmark13) 2 years ago

    Again, here you go quoting a book that you refer to as the absolute law of how we should behave or what we should do. Just because it says so, doesn't make it law. So no, we should not fear something that was made up by man to control other men.


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    Maria Antonia 2 years ago

    jmark13, I think your position is that you don/t believe in God because of the concept of heaven and hell? I'm curious what kind of relationship with God would feel right in your heart, in a perfect world? I'm not judging, just curious.


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    manatita44 2 years ago

    I most certainly feel fear in this approach. Are you happy with this? I respect that it is a personal journey. Thanks for your input. I needed to hear another opposing view. Peace.