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patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Thursday, August 02, 2012 7:18:27 AM
In other words I search for truth, and not once have I found God there, rather, by searching for God you are assuming a conclusion that may not exist. If you are content with such a priori reasoning, then so be it, but don't be surprised when you don't find truth there either.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Thursday, August 02, 2012 7:15:08 AM
It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished, not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes, we stand in front of the light and assume we are the center of the universe, God looks astonishingly like we do! Or we turn to look at our shadow and assume all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose, which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty and all its flaws, and in so doing, better understand the world around us.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Thursday, August 02, 2012 7:15:03 AM
So, if people are reading the scriptures just to find problems with them, that's likely all they'll find. But on the flipside, those who are studying the scriptures to find the Lord, and His love, will find all the lessons they need.

I had made an analogy in a philosophy of religion class years ago that illustrates this way of thinking.

If I take a flashlight and shine on the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The flashlight is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume the light on the wall is God, but the light is not the goal of the search, it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the revelation upon seeing it. Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a flashlight, sees nothing. What we perceive as God is the by-product of our search for God...

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 6:29:54 PM
HolyGod: I base my facts on multiple sources as well, such as historical records, modern records, logic, reasoning, faith, spirituality, and the culmination of Human Knowledge. While i enjoy the Holy Bible, i've studied the main faiths that uphold love, and found that the Holy Bible has most of all the lessons beneficial to that end. I can testify that God is real, because i have witnessed Him.

But the most important thing God wants us to do is love one another. In love, mocking, quick judgements, assuming, hurting has no place. However teaching and rebuking, for reproof, for correction, or for training in righteousness can.

If someone is learning deep lessons of Love from God, to bring into a world starved of love, it's nothing but a shame to mock or scorn them. Besides no one an stop faith in God, no matter how angry or upset they are with it, of that, history is clear. So there is no point in getting upset about faith in God.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 6:02:40 PM
LillianDulci: there is no real debate of points if there is no reasonable discussion. It only turns into a mud slinging, chest puffing mess.

A reason most faith related debates are brushed off is because they tend to be diatribes focusing on little rocks, with no real value or substance, turning into a waste of time. Especially when there's bigger rocks study such as love, joy, faith, hope, and Gal 5:22 for example. It does no one any credit to throw these along the wayside, since we all know the world needs more love.

BTW I just noticed your response, but the fact is God is seeking a relationship with us. I used to think he wasn't as well, until i met Him. Then I saw He had been carrying me most of my life, just as He is doing the same for many of people right now. Maybe you'll see this fact someday too.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 5:59:10 PM
TheGuySmiley

"what would you do if that stupidity and ignorance is wrapped in you?"

I could be wrong. Absolutely. God could come down from Heaven tomorrow and address the world and I would instantly change my mind. That is the difference between you and I, I base my beliefs on things I have seen and can verify. I base them on multiple sources, facts, data, the culmination of Human Knowledge. You base them off one book translated and retranslated hundreds of times from the oral stories of illiterate tribesman passed down for thousands of years which were stolen or re-appropriated from the legends of older civilizations.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 5:11:52 PM
HolyGod: what would you do if that stupidity and ignorance is wrapped in you? It brings to mind one of your sayings earlier, about someone not knowing if they are..

PizzaPits
Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 4:45:56 PM
"You are the ignorant asshat that didn't get it. The person who made it is making fun of the ignorant things theists say to non-believers."

Well excuuuuse me..

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 4:33:00 PM
BTW, I feel dirty for even referring to "god" and things "he did". As if they are actual entities and events.

That is when you know something is crazy. We aren't even debating the voracity of the bible. I am accepting it is all true for the sake of discussion and debating the events in it. And it still looks insane.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 4:30:39 PM
LillianDulci

It is like some people speak a totally different language huh?

I can name a half dozen things from his book and he just glides right over them and moves into how I need to be a better person and love God. No big deal that God killed innocents in torturous horrible ways. Just shut up, get on my knees, and accept it. Which he is clearly willing to do. Must be why alter boys are such easy targets..

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 4:28:36 PM
TheGuySmiley

There is literally nothing God could do that you would disagree with. So you aren't really making judgement calls on his behavior. You've just chosen to accept it no matter what. If the bible said the sky was green you would be on here telling me to look deeper into my heart to accept the green sky in all of us.

I judge all stupidity and ignorance. I don't care what it is wrapped in. You think you are right. So do Muslims. So do Jews. So do Mormons. So do Scientologists. So do Hindus. So did Greeks, and Norseman, and Egyptians. So did the primitive man who wrote on walls about the nature spirits. 2,700 known deities how lucky of you to have chosen the true one. You have a fairy tale that explains away all of life's questions so succinctly and you lack the common sense or intellectual curiosity to search farther.


CodeJockey
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 4287 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 4:12:41 PM
"Where do you get your morals?"
- Don't have any. Instead, I have ethics.

"What's stopping you from going on a crime spree?"
- Apart from ethics? Not a f*cking thing! Notice I'm not on a crime spree? Atheist are statically less likely to commit crimes.

"So you want to outlaw all religion?"
- Yes but, that would be totally intolerant. I'd settle for making illegal to teach religion to minors.

"What are you going to tell your children?"
- To choose for themselves. How about you? Did you even get that chance?

"I'll pray for you."
- Thanks but, I prefer you did something constructive like 'finishing the day's work' and not blessing people. I'm sneezing because I'm allergic to dust not because demons are shooting out of my nose...

BINGO!!!

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:44:15 PM
@TheGuySmiley, instead of refuting any of HolyGod's points, you just spent 4 paragraphs telling him he needs to talk to an invisible thing that he doesn't believe in and wont talk back.

@broizfam, I'll take it as a compliment, thanks :D

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:02:56 PM
HolyGod: I suspected that it was your inclination to judge me from the start of our correspondence. It followed the familiar path of prejudice, but I had hoped it wouldn't for the sake of reasoning. Unfortunately i was wrong, and I'm sorry if it makes you feel bare by bringing it into the open like this.

If you feel God's judgements and ways are not loving and holy, that's something you'll need to take up with Him, He listens. But it is no excuse to resort to being rude to fellow men. We can all access the Kingdom of God within us, meaning we can all be excellent if we choose.

If you want to learn the deep lessons that God has for us, prejudice is one thing you will need to let go of. It may also be wise to consider trading mockery and scorn in for love and praise.

Perhaps after then when you talk of God, it will no longer come out sounding like a clanging cymbal, but as the birds of spring sing, or as the waterfalls roar.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:57:34 PM
TheGuySmiley

You are so shockingly delusional it makes it kind of pointless to talk to you. You know what they say, crazy people don't know that they are crazy.

You can read the story of the flood and walk away thinking God is "just" and does everything so that we can know him and love one another?

"how do you know that mankind wasn't about to wipe itself out?"

Because mankind didn't have the ability to wipe itself out.

"God saw we had become wicked"

Everyone? Every single person on Earth that died? How about the children and babies screaming and crying as they desperately fought to survive while they drowned? They were wicked?

"so we could live on"

Killed people so they could live on? Beautiful how religious people can take the exact opposite thing and distort it.


OddNumber
Male, 18-29, Canada
 201 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:56:29 PM
been wondering if there was one of these

I will now try this out next time I talk to my religi-nut aunt

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:30:54 PM
cityncolour: Looks like you'll have to deal with your shortcomings in another way.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:28:54 PM
HolyGod: Many people speak of God's love with great misunderstandings, like as you've posted in your last post.

It's easy for someone to quickly skim the surface of the scriptures and say how they feel God is wrong. But the truth of the matter is God is holy and just, and directs things as He wills, for one purpose: so that all people can know God, and so that we all can love one another as he loves us.

You say the flood was not loving because God let many people die. But how do you know that mankind wasn't about to wipe itself out? God saw we had become wicked, and loved us to intervene so we could live on.

God is the author of love, and people can learn great depths of love from His word. But God is not mocked. So, if people are reading the scriptures just to find problems with them, that's likely all they'll find. But on the flipside, those who are studying the scriptures to find the Lord, and His love, will find all the lessons they need.

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 2168 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 11:36:46 AM
@LillianDulci:
I'm way too old but...I think I love you!

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 2168 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 11:30:39 AM
@cityincolour:
Fact: if humanity always followed the direction religion moved them... we'd be killing each other in the name of our god! Oh...wait...

chickiesue86
Male, 70 & Over, Canada
 273 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:54:34 AM
LOL at what's stopping you from going on a crime spree?

cityncolour
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 379 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:53:45 AM
@TheGuySmiley

holy sh*t. i do not have a big enough hand or face to give the proper facepalm you deserve. irony at it's purest.

cityncolour
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 379 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:44:34 AM
Fact: if humanity always followed the direction religion moved them... we'd all still be in the dark ages believing the sun revolved around the earth.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:27:33 AM
TheGuySmiley

"God teaches us of love"

Really? I've read the scriptures. Have you. Might want to re-read it. I don't see a loving God in there. I see a spiteful, hateful, evil, vengeful being.

Adam and Eve evicted into a life of hardship for eating a fruit?
Job being allowed to be tortured to prove a point out of ego?
Every person on Earth being drowned in a flood except for a few?
Telling a man to kill his son?
Killing innocent children of Egypt?
Turning people to salt?

Hell even the main story is evil. Creating Jesus just so he can get tortured to death so man's sins would be forgiven? He could have just forgiven sins without having to create a son solely for the sake of being tortured.

Oh but of course he loves us. Unless we don't love him back, then we spend eternity in a pit of misery and torture. That's love? What scripture are you reading?

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 6:50:40 AM
@randomxnp: I won't debate you on that issue, but I wasn't discussing religion per se, just whether or not God exists. Your point illustrates mine in that the preponderance of evidence tends to refute those claims of organized religion.

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