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Does God want us to figure out

  1. lovetherain profile image60
    lovetherainposted 4 months ago

    the mysteries of the universe? Is this why God is so elusive?

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Seems that way, doesn't it.

      1. lovetherain profile image60
        lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        It does.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      If so, I expect He'll be disappointed - I doubt the species will survive long enough to discover all the mysteries.

      1. lovetherain profile image60
        lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        That's a possibility. Maybe we will go the way of the Neanderthals.

        Let the Bonobos take over, hopefully not the chimps.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Nope.  The eventual winners in world domination will be cockroaches.  They were here before the dinosaurs, and are just biding their time, waiting.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago

    and wilderness, will God be happy about that outcome?

    JK
         lol

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Couldn't say - I know no more about His wants than anyone else does.  But if indeed an omnipotent being created the universe and us it can't be a surprise.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        wink

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago

    I would say that God has led many individuals to the truth/science behind the mysteries of this world and universe. Otherwise we still wouldn't know much. I would say we can learn/discover as much as we want to, with His Opening the Doors we knock on.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      He is elusive ONLY because we have hidden ourselves from Him.

      1. lovetherain profile image60
        lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        I don't think I have. Why do you think so?

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
          Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Are you one hundred percent body, mind and spirit devoted to S p i r i t ? This means No attachment whatsoever to the physical plane of existence. No desires, No attachments to individuals … not even family members ... No hidden personal agendas or pet delusions? The more I meditate the more I become aware of my pet delusions that I have held as a matter of course since I was three or four!

          1. lovetherain profile image60
            lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            I am definitely attached to my family members and much of the material world. I don't think I would want that to change.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
              Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago in reply to this

              If you see them as extensions of Spirit and love Spirit Within Them,  you are incorporating Spirit into your awareness and then you are not hiding from Spirit.
              So that's good. smile

              1. lovetherain profile image60
                lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                I am very attracted to the spiritual. I think my problem might be I am not ready to give it all of myself.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                  Its an opportunity! You only gain. You don't loose!

    2. lovetherain profile image60
      lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      This I agree with.

  4. Paul K Francis profile image81
    Paul K Francisposted 4 months ago

    I don't think that we will ever have everything figured out. And that's not a bad thing. We have a lot of exploration and discovery to look forward to. I believe that the spiritual and the physical are connected in some way, both parts of one big reality. God is not all that elusive when seen as a transcendence of all of it. Something we can personally connect with. Its like going to the source without having to figure everything out first. And we see that there is much beauty and elegance in this physical world, which nicely aligns with the love and compassion of the people who live in it. Its like the guy says to himself, "What a wonderful world!"

 
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