We think we know! Yet do we really know what we know, or are we just skimming the surface? Did you know for instance, that our own brains deceive us? We think we see things in living color, with sterio-phonic sound, and a 52″ screen! In fact, the real world is a dull grey, with only tints of color! And you know, if a tree falls in the forest… We can be so certain of things that simply aren’t so, as easily as we can deny truth, understanding, compassion etc. It just depends on how we word things. For instance, if love were truly unconditional, God would not have set his commandments down with the “condition”, that we obey them, or we would not see the new Kingdom on Earth; Quite literally, this means life would not then be granted to us. And if we didn’t set certain conditions upon our children, they’d grow up without direction. Make sense?
We may well ask: Are we made in God’s image, or was he made in ours? After all, the very traits we describe in Man, are the very ones we find present in God, only on a higher level. It’s like asking: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” First off, you’ll need a chicken to lay an egg. We may ask: “If God is for real, and loves us so much, why does he allow us to suffer?” Suffering doesn’t come from God. It comes from us. And secondly, God has an escape clause; we requested from him to allow us to make our own choices. Fast forward and we find ourselves standing on the cusp of our own taste of immortality. Do you see where I’m going with this?
How can we subscribe to, or relate to something/someone we inherently believe is not really here or there in the first place? Would this not be self apparent and negate the suggestion of any argument? If we now see ever lasting life raising its ugly head before us and our ability to create, attaining God like levels, and our present understanding that life is the rule in the universe rather than the exception, can we not so conceive the idea that a being all powerful may just in fact exist as well? Can you prove to me that you exist?
If I’m beginning to sound a lot like a Jehovah’s Witness, that’s because I was one. Yes. I was a Yo-Ho! Lol! A Bible student for short. Yes, and a public bother for long! Did you know that in the good old days, Witnesses used to beat people over the head with their Bibles, and twist the arms up around their backs until they confessed they believe? True story!
Now I asked an elder if he believed there to be life on other planets. His answer may surprise you. He said: “God would not make other sentient beings until he perfects us.” I know it surprised me! And it didn’t sit very well with the Astronomer in me either. So the following is my present day take on this. Mind you, you can imagine stranger things.
It was said that the wise men followed a stationery star to the baby Jesus. God doesn’t make stationery stars. They all move. Would God really violate his established laws of physics, just to tell four wise guys where to go? Would he not have sent an Angel to tell them, as he had on so many other occasions? I believe this was a space ship, and God left his son here (The chicken) to hurry our development along, (The egg), so that we need not suffer so much, as we are so often given to complain. I’d complain myself but I’m too numb to complain.
OK! Don’t turn into a mob! This is only my opinion. It’s not my intent it should clash with yours. Did the big bang occur because our empty void sucked in part of another universe? Is God made up because we are story tellers by nature? I’d be interested in what your input is. Evan a debate would be so cool! Can we dispense with the labels and name calling for now? Have we as a species even matured beyond this point yet? Questions, questions… All looking for answers… BTW, God lives with me. I’ve rented him a room:0)