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It's Our Fault.

I do believe that there is an omnipotent universal force, maybe not "God", but some type of force. But the truth is, whether there is a God or not, It is not responsible for us.

It doesn't have to do anything for us. It never has, and it never will. We as humans are responsible for our own well-being, not "God". We got ourselves into this rut, and WE are the ones that have to get out. It is not the fault of any universal force, "God", "The Devil", Jesus, etc.

Anyone who blames these figures are avoiding the fact that they are partly responsible, we are ALL partly responsible for the way the world is, because we as humans are greedy. There are things that everyone can do, yet many people do not do them, we only seek to fulfill our own personal desires. I am guilty as well.

If you want the world to improve, then do something, not expect someone else or "God" to do it for you.
delirium delirium 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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He is not everywhere, although he sees all things he has a place where he lives:



(2 Chronicles 6:21) And you must listen to the entreaties of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place, that you yourself may hear from the place of your dwelling, from the heavens; and you must hear and forgive.



(Hebrews 4:13) 13 And there is not a creation that is not manifest to his sight, but all things are naked and openly exposed to the eyes of him with whom we have an accounting.





You Get close to God by following the directions on how to do so in the Bible:



(John 17:3) 3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.



If you would like to know more, please let me know!

The first step in any intelligent conversation where there is a differing of opinion is some common “authority” ie dictionary, encyclopedia, Bible etc.



In the case of religion, one must NOT go by what is commonly taught about the Bible, but what It actually says and does.



For instance, what does the Bible do that would be proof that a God is its author? I will give one example of many:



Prophecy, in effect history written before it happens, is perhaps the main feature of the Bible that substantiates its claim of divine inspiration. For example, the prophet Isaiah foretold not only that Jerusalem would be destroyed by Babylon and that the entire Jewish nation would be taken captive but also that in time the Persian general Cyrus would conquer Babylon and liberate the Jews from captivity. (Isaiah 13:17-19; 44:27–45:1) Can you think of any means, other than divine inspiration, by which, 200 years in advance, Isaiah could have successfully predicted Cyrus’ birth, his name, and precisely what he would do?



As I mentioned, this is only the “tip of the iceberg” for the Bible showing it’s authorship is from God.



Second:

There is NO sense in discussing these things to come to an agreement if there is no “common authority”. It is ok however if it's just for entertainment!



WP

Right, it is PARTLY our fault. But, God is the ultimate authority and could've maintained the perfection of humankind instead of tossing us as a challenge for the Devil.

I believe that physics, cosmology, and evolutionary biology all point to our universe and life on earth being guided by a vast supernatural intelligence. Otherwise life, the universe, and everything are simply the mother of all Just So stories. But I doubt that this intelligence is omnipotent. I am agnostic about whether this intelligence values being "worshipped" by us humans. I am especially agnostic about the soul and afterlife.



I am a Christian of sorts because organised Christianity is the only place where I have found systematic reflection on right and wrong. The only place with any sort of awareness that childish greed, and a desire for revenge and for domination over others, are grave blemishes on the human condition. I would be a Bahai if there were a Bahai place of worship in my city. I decline Judaism and Islam because they insist that a man must be circumcised in order to be right with God, and I reject that out of hand.