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No One Knows The Mind Of God.

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on February 5, 2001 21:24:41 UTC

B.L. Nelson,

> Again, how could I possibly claim to know
> the mind of God?

You seem to concede that no one knows what God wants. If this were true then religious people should stop claiming that one lifestyle or set of attitudes is acceptable to God, but others are bad, based merely on unscientific sources.

On the other hand, of what use is religion if it can't tell us the mind of God?

> Moreover, no matter how much one may want to
> inquire into the mind of God, they cannot
> ignore the fact that they are inevitably
> affected by the assumptions and beliefs of
> the age.

Good. I suspect that everyone, religious or otherwise, is affected to some extent by the views of the age in which they live, whether they be views that are superstitious, political, scientific, or whatever.

Why should any educated adult in the modern world believe there is a God or that He has a mind that we should worry about?

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