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.
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!"
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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?
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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