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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

God's Gift?

Culture, Religion, World

This is a wish that I would love to come true.  But every wish has consequences.

 

One day, God decided to watch the movie Liar Liar with Jim Carrey in it.  This gave God the idea that for one day he would bestow on humans a gift.  Not the gift of life or freewill, but the gift of not being able to lie.  Yes, for this one day, man/woman would not have the freewill to lie.

 

Humans would have to tell the truth and show pure honesty not just with others, but with themselves.

 

The devil was not happy and wanted his day.  God told the devil that he would restore the freewill after for the people to be able to lie as they chose.

 

Just think what we would find out.  Just think of what we would be losing if we could not. 

 

We have freewill, we have the ability to shape events, and with our reasoning, humans can do so on a level no other creature can.

 

Can you lie in Heaven?  Do you have freewill in Heaven?  Is not the real gift freewill?

 

Some lies are told to protect others.

 

I'm not going to tell you the truth, and here's the reason.  It will hurt too many different people in too many different ways from too many different angles.

 

Religion is the packaging of a belief.

 

God is purely a belief - whether that belief is spiritual, scientific or just in oneself is up to the individuals.

 

Remember Einstein said the following:

 

"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion.  It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.  Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.  Buddhism answers this description.  If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism."

 

Many people become disillusioned with religion thinking it says that God is an omnipotent being who works to serve mankind making sure man's life is full of lollypops and cotton candy and all things sweet.

 

It doesn't!

 

It says God created man with freewill to choose between truth and ignorance; charity and greed; love and hate.  We all know which choice is the best one, but we choose the wrong path because it satisfies our immediate desires.

 

To the non-religious people.  So believing in a God is nonsense, but believing that the atoms/particles involved in the start of the Universe came from nowhere is not?  Science proves energy & atoms cannot just appear from nowhere. 

 

Believing in God/Religion is not nonsense. 

 

When my friend read the Einstein quote he said, “After reading that chapter in the book [Peter John Kreeft’s Fundamentals of the Faith] about Buddhism, while I'm not inclined to disagree with Einstein much and admire him as a great scientific thinker, I believe he's wrong on this one.  He also said no problem can be solved on the level it was created, which also fits into the fact that God would have to reveal himself to us (as in Christianity), not that we can find him on our own without asking for his help (prayer).  Since there is specific rules he wants us to follow, religion must also be Orthodox and Dogmatic to a point that we don't violate the will of God.  Better be careful, someone is bound to claim you're a Buddhist because of the quote.”

 

My friend went on to say that “I like where you say (I'm paraphrasing here) people became disillusioned because they thought God was a being meant to serve mankind and that all would be hunky-dory.  That he's supposed to give us what we ask for, and when he doesn't every time it means he doesn't love us or doesn't exist?  All earthly Fatherhood comes from the Father, and as I've mentioned before, I see so many things differently now with my child and think of the examples God has given us in life.

 

This is a great example; ask those that feel that way if they always give their children everything they ask for. The answer is most assuredly “No!”  Does that mean they love them any less, or perhaps that they doesn't exist at all?  Or just that they know and understand things that they can't right now, and while they may be upset, it doesn't mean they love them any less, or that we're happy to see that they're disappointed.  How would that be different from God as our Father to us?  In fact, where it's the exact opposite, we're meant to serve him.  If God made us, we're indebted to him.  If we were given all that this world has, what's the proper response to a gift?  Gratitude. 

 

"Gratitude for a gift" comes from Chesterton

 

In the end, NO I don’t wish for it.  I like my freedom of will and all of the responsibilities that go along with it!

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