God gave us a conscience

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  1. lovetherain profile image81
    lovetherainposted 14 months ago

    This is evidence that God is good, and wants us to be the same.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Or that we evolved one, along with the brain that creates it, as a useful tool for increasing reproduction of the species.

      Personally, I think that if God was designing and giving our conscience it would be more in line with His own morals.  I don't hate gays, for instance, and won't persecute them.  I won't claim black skin is a sign of inferiority, and I won't try and force others to to accept my unsupported beliefs as true.  All part of the conscience.

      1. lovetherain profile image81
        lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Personally, I think that if God was designing and giving our conscience it would be more in line with His own morals

        what do you mean, "more in line with his own morals"

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          The morals of the Christian god, as evidenced by his actions and instructions in the old testament, are abysmal.  The are the morals of the uncivilized barbarians that inhabited our planet at the time - morals that mankind outgrew long ago.

          So if He is providing the central control of our morals - our conscience - I would expect it to be more along the lines of what existed thousands of years ago.

          1. lovetherain profile image81
            lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I don't believe in the Christian God, and the Christian God is not whom I have referred to in this thread.

            1. colorfulone profile image84
              colorfuloneposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              What god are you referring to, to make it clear for everyone.

              1. lovetherain profile image81
                lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                Not the God of any religion.

                The God I have experienced and know to be the true God. He is the one who can activate our chakras, so we can begin spiritual growth. He is the one who holds up our faults as a mirror so we know what to change about ourselves.

                1. colorfulone profile image84
                  colorfuloneposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  A new age god religion is what you are referring to then.  Do you have a name for this god?

                  1. lovetherain profile image81
                    lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    Nope. He's never told me.

                  2. lovetherain profile image81
                    lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    If you mean "new age" to be the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the fact that we are leaving Pisces and entering Aquarius soon. Yes, this is very important. Aquarius in one of the four cardinal points, and the midpoint in the Precession. Expect Earth changes, in climate and weather. Most likely an ice age.

          2. lovetherain profile image81
            lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            So do you believe morals are subjective? Are there any that are not?

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Probably not, although the Golden Rule comes very, very close.  All others that I can think of have been used by some cultures at some times, but not all and certainly not all individuals.  They are thus subjective; designed and created by the people of the culture they live in. 

              Evolution has played a part, but in the main any morals it has produced boils down to the Golden Rule and a few examples (that I wouldn't call a "moral") that aid in the survival of the species.  Protect pregnant women, for instance.

              1. lovetherain profile image81
                lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                "Protect pregnant women, for instance." Interesting. I have never heard of animals doing this, only humans. Have you? I might have to look into that.

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  I haven't either, but I never intended to imply that animals do that.  Wouldn't surprise me though, particularly in the apes and cetaceans, and certainly many animals protect each other, including if not limited to pregnant females.

                  1. colorfulone profile image84
                    colorfuloneposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    I'm certain that many of the animals do protect their mothers to be, most likely not all of them do, but at least those that mate for life.  That is interesting.

                  2. lovetherain profile image81
                    lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    Yes, sorry I just got off topic because it was interesting.

    2. jacharless profile image82
      jacharlessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Conscience is not the engaging of the Moral Dilemma (knowledge of right-wrong, dark-light, good-evil). Conscience is the understanding that one is alive, or rather has life. So assuming [Creator] is good because one knows they exist is subjective.

      The primary use of the term conscience, from traditional human perspective points exclusively to the MD -specifically, and nearly in every instance, only through something called the Law. Abiding by a single or collective set of rules/laws, one is defined as having a good conscience, else by believing one is abiding by said laws to the best of their human ability is absolved of judgement and therefore a good person, having a clear conscience. Again, subjective.

      Conscience is not yin-yang, right-wrong, good-evil, give-take, yes-no, cause-effect. It is superior to them because it is without necessity. Necessity are those things (processes) within the conscience that are interfered with to form the Moral Dilemma.

      In a third instance conscience is defined as an awareness of the energy of life, in which one strives to "elevate" the self to a state of "higher" awareness, through whichever mediums are preferred to achieve a state of existence or bliss. Liken it to plucking harp strings at certain frequencies to reach or tune into said energy. Yet again, subjective.

      Conscience cannot be experienced by these methods because consciousness was a provision without human request or interference, just like the mind, genetically programmed with all required information and process necessary to experience said conscience (and its ness) without human interference (static, blur, fuzzy logic, doubt, uncertainty, etc).

      James

      1. lovetherain profile image81
        lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment that assists in distinguishing right from wrong. Moral judgment may derive from values or norms (principles and rules).-Wikipedia

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Are you confusing conscience with conscious?  Because conscience has nothing to do with the knowledge of being alive and everything to do with right-wrong, good-bad and morality.

          1. jacharless profile image82
            jacharlessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            The OP alluded to the notion that simply because humans are aware of existence  (conscious) the Creator is "good". What I attempted to show was that "good" denotes awareness of polarity (conscience), which is the cornerstone of the Human Condition- Moral Dilemma. In both terms awareness is the fundamental. And, that the current use of either is subjective, because of human intervention versus pure experience. Stating "God is good" comes exclusively from the perspective of conscience.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              OK - I missed that from the OP.  All is well.

            2. lovetherain profile image81
              lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Read the title and OP again. I never mentioned awareness, or consciousness. I specifically said conscience.

              1. jacharless profile image82
                jacharlessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                As such I would further note Creator did not give man a conscience (knowledge of polarity) with the intend for man to indulge it. And certainly not to be consumed by it, as is the current stasis. Specifically noting, from the Judeo-Christian text, the exact and most horrific events that unfolded by said indulgence. Knowing good-evil, right-wrong etc has been humanities albatross since the beginning. So again stating God is "good" in this current stasis of mind is solely from within said mind speaking outward. A clever way of justifying and managing the madness of the Human Condition-Moral Dilemma. It is in no way from a perspective of purity nor from the outward speaking in. Man says God is good or God is evil. Neither is true. And the light-speed ping pong ball continues to bounce from one filament to the next while the testimony of death sings on from his own lips.

                1. lovetherain profile image81
                  lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Ok that was confusing, I understood almost none of that, especially the last half.

                  I did get the part where you claim God didn't give us a conscience. If not, where did it come from?

                  1. jacharless profile image82
                    jacharlessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    Correction: I stated Creator did not give man a conscience for him to indulge it. If fact that precise event of said indulgence was called sin.

                    "She was deceived but he did sin."

                    1. lovetherain profile image81
                      lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                      How do you "indulge" your conscience?

    3. cheaptrick profile image71
      cheaptrickposted 14 months ago

      Because that's the way he rolls James...(how are ya?)

      1. jacharless profile image82
        jacharlessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Sorry to hijack but Hello Dean! Been a minute. I hope all is well, and you are still on that awesome nautical adventure?!

     
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