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Is This The Way God Is?

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 17, 2001 17:02:38 UTC

Brian,

you wrote:

> God, as I percieve Him, is in total control,
> and has the ability to intervene from without
> the space/time domain [nonlinear space/time
> intervention?]. Further, from His perspective
> from without, He would know the End from the
> Beginning, allowing Him the capability of
> writting history in advance.

> Even with this, I have certainly succeeded in
> putting Him in a box, which I have been guilty
> of before. A solution to this is going out on a
> clear night, looking into the heavens, and
> knowing that His thoughts are not my
> thoughts...

Is this the way God is or are these just yours or someone else's thoughts about how He is? Can't you realize that people just make these things up? You're doing the same kind of God-describing that has been done since the beginning. People make up what they think the gods or God and universe are like and sometimes create religions based on these beliefs. You use modern scientific terms (like space/time) just like ancient religion-creators used the philosophies of their day. None of this means God has these attributes or exists at all.

It is my opinion that if God existed like the vast majority of people claim He does, our conception of him wouldn't change so drastically over historical time. Some change-of-conception could be expected, but not nearly as much as has happened. In your Judaic-Christian tradition He's gone from the blood-thirsty and insecure Yahweh who demanded the execution of men, women, children, and animals to the New Testament God of Love, who nevertheless had a hell waiting the wicked to the "without space/time domain" God you've decided to believe in.

Science requires experimental confirmation. What confirmation do you have? All you have is your faith-based beliefs taught you as a child retained as an adult and adjusted as you see fit.

You hope God exists. You don't know God exists or what His attributes are anymore than the ancient scribes, shepherds, and fishermen who made up the Biblical ideas did.

You gave up on Santa Clause long ago. When will God be given the same treatment that He deserves?

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