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A Question to God: "WHAT SURPRISES YOU MOST ABOUT MANKIND?

  1. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

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    How do you think God would answer this question?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If God could be "surprised" about anything at all, it would probably be surprise at mankind's unbelief in general.
      Jesus "marvelled" at the unbelief of the people He tried to teach and heal in his own "country"...

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Hitler probably marvelled at the same thing, as did Ron Hubbard and a host of other lunatics... so what?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Eh...I doubt He's surprised anymore at your disbelief, earnest.  Including your comparison of Him to Hitler or L. Ron Hubbard.   Remember, He knows you by now!  haha

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            To know me he would need to be more than a myth Brenda. smile

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              But you said you used to know Him.
              Do I detect an oxymoron there?

              1. earnestshub profile image87
                earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                No, I was like all the other ex christians here who make up the bulk of commentaters against all the psychotic crap they used to spout.
                I lost my mind and independence for a while is all. smile
                All better now though!
                Love is back to where it was. Unconditional. smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    The way I so totally screwed up your DNA, I'm amazed that you humans are still around.

  3. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 6 years ago

    You mean you guys are real?  The other deities said you were just a myth.

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    the fact that humans would actually spend time thinking what God would think about humanity

  5. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    HAhA..nice responses! funny. yet once others respond I will reveal the answer. This question stays on my mind. I am sure many will find it to be a great hub topic. The question I posted a few days back,  "Did Jesus preach to the Choir" inspired a hub that sited it as a response, created about an hour ago. I am so happy that one of my questions inspired a full hub.  The answers will also help me on my journey. I look forward to giving God's answer too,. lol Blessings

    1. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What breathtaking arrogance !  You will reveal what you have in your head and it will be gods word !!  You should go and get your prescription checked if I were you. 

      And invest in a spell checker would you, it is really irritating to see how so many fundies cannot spell, it is offensive to the reading eye.

      1. lone77star profile image84
        lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, recommend1. Are you showing a bit of arrogance yourself by judging? How do you "know" that it isn't really "God's answer?" Are you claiming to be "all knowing?" Again, wow!

        Spell checker? Yes, bad spelling is annoying, but it's not merely confined to "fundies." Quite a number of skeptics have been known to offer typos, misspellings and an occasional grammatical faux pas.

        Like your own use of "gods word." Possessive form requires an apostrophe.

        Oops!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          One does not need to be all knowing to recognise myth as myth, it's very simple really. The bible is a controlling pile of horse manure. smile

        2. recommend1 profile image72
          recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I don't see how it is arrogant to point out stupidity - and the random chance that IF there were a god it would choose to speak through such dimwitted people is breathtakingly against the odds.

          Oh, and sorry about the typo,  but one typo hardly makes me semi-literate as the fundies and many of the 'so-called' christians clearly are.  But the point is not whether some clever dick can find a typo, it is that if these people are semi-literate how on earth do they interpret the babble they spout.  They are clearly told the things they say and have no understanding - pretty much the dictionary definition of a moron.

  6. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    How people do not get along and judge others?

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    Virgil Newsomeposted 6 years ago

    Nothing.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    What made you think I didn't want you to think? What the devil is up with the fundamentalists?

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, Emile!

      Fundamentalists are on an ego trip. They think they have it all figured out, just like many skeptics. There is so much we don't know.

      Hell yes, think! They should be humble enough to realize that their interpretation of the Bible is not equivalent to that of God. Likely it never will be.

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        Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Honestly? Doesn't the whole conversation equate to an ego trip?

        There is no god. There is a god.I know something about god.You know nothing about god.

        All of these statements are ego. The only time our ego isn't in play is when we are silently listening; straining to be in touch.

        The fundamentalists may be the oddest voices in the conversation; but every spoken word on the subject is  a varying degree of our egos shining through.

  9. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    wow recommend1.  Lighten up will ya. I will post God's answer because I believe we are all mini-gods, we have all of God's attributes! We create, we love ,we care, we even speak out and bless others.  I believe that is what the Answers section is all about; to stimulate minds and to make people think about GOD.  If you don't like this question you have your God given right to ignore it.  Why respond with negativity. But hey regardless of your ignorant comment I will still REVEAL GOD"S ANSWER! haHA..spell check that. Blessings
    Not arrogant just confident! peace and may God bless you even when you are being a ungodly! I prescribe you some GET REAL medicine. Take it everyday for the rest of your life.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So medical and religious advice I see.

      I have some advice for you. Read ALL of your bible.



          If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord." When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through.   (Zechariah 13:3 NAB)




          The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath.  He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!  The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished.  He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm.  The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.  At his command the oceans and rivers dry up, the lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade, and the green forests of Lebanon wilt.  In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed.  Who can stand before his fierce anger?  Who can survive his burning fury?  His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence.  The LORD is good.  When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge.  And he knows everyone who trusts in him.  But he sweeps away his enemies in an overwhelming flood.  He pursues his foes into the darkness of night.   (Nahum 1:2-8 NLT)




      A tiny insecure god who make outrageous threats is not something I am going to worship.

    2. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No - you are definately an arrogant egotistical babble basher.

      This is a writers forum, not an evangelical nonsense platform.  You should go and preach to like-minded fools somewhere else, I doubt you will find many takers among the intelligent members of this site.

  10. hubzer profile image61
    hubzerposted 6 years ago

    , he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.  I think he is surprised by great faith or the lack of faith in God.

  11. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    @ ernesthub.  Thank you for the laugh.  too bad I don't believe my God wants me to fear him. I respect him, and as the passage says, (since this is what you believe as your truth), "He knows everyone who trust him",, I trust God enough to know he wants for me what I want for myself. He wants my happiness.  He knew I would sin, he knew I would inquire about my "father". I interpret differently than you, and God knew that too! He is great, his ways  are unlimited and God cannot experience that which he is not. Jealousy is one of these! this is the work of unbelievers, God can never experience jealousy because God is pure Love. and these two things cannot exist together or they cancel each other out! He gave us humor so that we don't take life sooo seriously. I prescribe you a "chill pill", take every two weeks for the rest of your life.
    Blessings

    @ hubzer great thinking. and you didn't need a bible or holy text to answer. 1

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny, I had a father too, but he wasn't psychotic like the mythical one. smile
      Not crazy like this "father"

      Whoever denies “that Jesus is the Christ” is a liar and an anti-Christ. 1 John 2:22

      Christians are “of God;” everyone else is wicked. 1 John 5:19

      The non-Christian is “a deceiver and an anti-Christ” 2 John 1:7

      Anyone who doesn’t share Paul’s beliefs has “an evil heart.” Hebrews 3:12

      False Jews are members of “the synagogue of Satan.” Revelations 2:9, 3:9

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Nothing surprises the Creator God.

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Amen!

  13. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    reccomend1, I guess you are among fools.  Where there is two gathered in God's name so is the holy spirit. (does this forum count?) Blessings to you. 1

    1. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      blowing mis-spelled babble at me is pointless, and do not threaten me with your blessings, you have no authority or logical possibility to do anything to anyone on behalf of an imaginary being, even less if it were a real entity.

  14. Ms Dee profile image88
    Ms Deeposted 6 years ago

    How much people do not learn from the past and keep repeating the same foolish blunders over and over.

    1. DoubleScorpion profile image81
      DoubleScorpionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very True!

    2. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely spot-on.  You would have thought we would have learned to dump most religions after the dark ages wouldn't you ?

  15. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    I will never go back and forth with unbelievers about my God.. it is pointless.  Please let's stick to the question. How would God answer this? (if you believe).. I know that's why he gave mankind brains.. to think. If you cannot accept god's words, shame on you. If you cannot see God in your fellow man/women, shame on you.  I am not sure who the fundamentalist  are you refer to but I do not  place labels, nor do I categorize others.. that is for those who do not know themselves, how to express themselves, those who live with ego and illusion, and who are afraid of ONENESS, Blessings again my spiritual bully. wink smh

  16. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    Not an ego trip, but a trip about egos, sure. Truly it is about God's perspective on human beings. and yes I am sure we are afraid to answer this question because of how the question is asked (worded) & it does not seem to sit well with some. Yet I enjoy being the odd ball out, pushing the envelope a bit.  If that's ego so be it, yet I only comment to get a better understanding from others. That is a natural instinct for us humans.  We want to know how it is for others all the time, so that we can either relate or not.Criticize or uplift. It may seem contradictory yet it is true. Also the best part of the convo are the answers whether I agree or disagree..there is a dialogue and that is most important. plus I had to ask this question I am participating in the Hub experience. and wow it keeps getting more real. wink

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      Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, the conversation is fascinating. I wouldn't walk away from it for the world, but I can't ignore the motivating factors. Any firmly held belief, pro or con, is all in your head. To push it as fact is ego.

      Don't get the impression I don't know I'm full of it. Recognizing it, and overcoming it, are worlds apart. smile

  17. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    On Not Resenting Allah:

    The Shaikh Abd al-Qadir al Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with him, and grant him contentment) said:

    How great is your resentment against your Lord, your suspicion of Him and your resistance to Him. How often you attribute injustice to Him, and charge Him with delay in providing sustenance and sufficiency and in removing troubles and tribulation.

    Do you not know that every term has a prescribed duration, and that for every increase in trouble and woe there is an end, a termination and a conclusion, which can neither be brought forward nor deferred? Until they have run their prescribed course, therefore times of trials do not change and turn into conditions of well-being, the time of misfortune does not change into prosperity, and the state of poverty is not converted into affluence.

    Be well-behaved, practice patience, contentment and harmony with your Lord, and repent for your resentment against Him and your suspicion of Him where His action is concerned.

    In the Lord's presence there is no room for demanding payment in full and exacting retaliation where there is no offense, nor for recourse to natural instinct, as is usual in mutual relations between His servants.

    He is absolutely alone from all eternity, existing before all things. He created them, and He created their benefits and disadvantages. He knows their beginning, their end and their fulfillment. He is wise in His working and sure in His craftsmanship. There is no inconsistency in what He does. He does nothing uselessly and creates nothing as a futile game. There can be no question of criticizing or reproaching Him for His deeds.

    ~excerpt from Thirty-fourth Discourse from Futuh al-Ghaib


    The answer I had in mind is nothing of this nature yet I wanted to share this from a friend of mine.  Those who complain about God's Grace be careful. ok ANSWER REVEALED IN NEXT POST..NO ONE HAS THE ANSWER AND SOME ARE TOTALLY LoST & CLUELESS TO THE TRUTH OF OUR HIGHER POWER. 1

  18. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Lone77star.  I did giggle a bit @ reccomend1.  I do know what to recommend him. lol.

    Also Emile R
    "Don't get the impression I don't know I'm full of it. Recognizing it, and overcoming it, are worlds apart. smile"

    *smile* I can respect it.

  19. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    Here you go - more people practicing what they read in their book -

    "The leader of the church, Margie Phelps, has declared her group intends to picket the funeral of Jobs as way of "condemning him for teaching sin to others," according to The Huffington Post. The message is even more bizarre considering that she sent the message via Twitter over her iPhone. When people pointed this out to Phelps, she said that it was God who created the iPhone, not Jobs.

    No more crazy or unwanted than the arrogance of claiming to speak for a god.

  20. romper20 profile image84
    romper20posted 6 years ago

    For me the thing that i find the most exiting to think about tracing back to when i was younger is the depth of external darkness our solar system represents. Always trips me out lol

  21. Jerami profile image72
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    A Question to God: "WHAT SURPRISES YOU MOST ABOUT MANKIND?

       He could say  ....   Nothing ...  and everything.   
      Humanity is crazy  Ya know!

  22. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    The beauty about this post @reccommend1, is that those who reply to this post do not have to refer to any book or text.  It is all free-will..kind of like God designed it. So please get off the "bible" babble. it's redundant and irrelevant at least on this thread. Blessings.lol 1

    1. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Not irrelevant at all to those of us who have actually studied your book and found it contradictory and its arguments failing under the slightest scrutiny. 

      To point out to those reading this thread that you do not know what you are talking about is necessary to reason as your posts promote stupidity.  Too many uneducated people making too many interpretations and reading into their interpretations what is ONLY in their own head.

      Like your colleagues -
      "The leader of the church, Margie Phelps, has declared her group intends to picket the funeral of Jobs as way of "condemning him for teaching sin to others," according to The Huffington Post. The message is even more bizarre considering that she sent the message via Twitter over her iPhone. When people pointed this out to Phelps, she said that it was God who created the iPhone, not Jobs.

      Your interpretations are no more valid than those of this disgusting woman.

  23. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    GOD'S ANSWER:  "Mankind loses their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health....They think anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future....They live as if they will never die, then they die as if they had never lived."

    LOL.that's for those who took this question as arrogance. God's humor is marvelous. Jokes on YOU! Blessings Hubbers. Blessings haters you are necessary too. wink 1

    1. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly where does (even your) god say this ?  providing your own babble in place of the supposed word of your god is forbidden in pretty much all the various translations and compilations.

  24. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    forbidden? never! Here is a question to you?  What do you believe thoughts are? will I be condemned for speaking about what I know God would say? preposterous. yet you will continue this debate won't you?  What would make you feel better about any answer presented? would you rather not discuss God at all? Would God not want us to discuss and explore his ways and his purpose for us.  I think not. Yet you seem to know all the answers so do tell. ;O

  25. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    "My book?" I never claimed any books sir. get it together.

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      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So your god speaks directly to you in your head ?  You deny the bible of all the other christians ?

      Which god is it thtat talks to only you in your head ?

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    A Question to God: "WHAT SURPRISES YOU MOST ABOUT MANKIND?

    What mankind has to surprise the Creator God?

  27. Disappearinghead profile image79
    Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago

    Why is it that when an idea pops into someone's head that they hadn't considered before do they think God "inspired" them?

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      They have just mistaken.

  28. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    Paarsurrey, Why not? Whom else would it be? Recommend1,  You neglected to answer the question about "thoughts"..If I believe God inspired it, who is to say he did not? What exactly is "God inspired"..Are they thoughts about God?..lol Maybe we are upset we did not think of it first. wink Not sure what the issue is when others inquire into themselves, which you do constantly.(instinct, intuition, inner listening), but some of us would never open our minds that wide to receive God's true power. 1

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If one gets an evil idea; will one say that one has been inspired by God?

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this
  29. manthy profile image77
    manthyposted 6 years ago

    Mankind has evolved to the point of self destruction, in the last 100 years we have gotten so dumb we have basically destroyed our planets natural cycles and if we continue we won't have a planet anymore.
    God-Bless-Us-All

  30. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    Hasn't mankind always been destructive? yet God somehow leaves it up to us to wake up at different phases in our lives. Free-will, we are equip with everything meant. We are perfect yet it is the imperfect things we do that make us so. Yes we effect nature yet we ARE nature  we are apart of the whole universe. How it all works as one. nothing is separate, nothing.
    Blessings 1

  31. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    unconditional? exactly. @ Brenda I would agree with you about God being "surprised at our disbelief".  I mean how can you not believe? maybe  this post woke somebody up! ha earnestshub  -more blessings God knows us all. wink

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You may note that the biblical god and his son/s love is totally conditional, therefore not love at all.

      To give love, one needs self worth, when one has self worth or self love, then one is capable of giving real love to others.
      Not the "you can be loved if" type of love, in the way the bible asks for it.

      That would be megalomania, not love. smile

  32. shakesbeer profile image60
    shakesbeerposted 6 years ago

    That they are still waiting for me to show up.  I was gonna stop by near the last millenium, but I had to go to the bathroom and then I got busy.

  33. poeticmentor profile image78
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago

    Still need more thoughts about this most important question to our Creator.

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nothings surprises the Creator God; He knows what we will do.

 
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