Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:Just think, if he had the power & could cure lepers & make the lame walk, why didn't he do that for all ?
And not just the tiny handful he met then.
Sounds a tad perverse to me.
cadillac-elvis wrote:It works kinda like this.
You have to be a deserving and good person to get special treatment.
Remember the story of how Santa claus only gave out gifts to the girls and boys who had been good girls and boys through out the year.
You had to be good, you had to have faith, and you had to be humble enough to ask to be cured.
If you are a terrible sinful person, then you ain't getting anything.
It's a great lesson to teach your kids too.
If you grow up to be a smart mouth, disrespectful, selfish, etc, and you were given the same nice treatment
from your parents when your brother was sweet, respectful, generous, etc, then being good would have no reward.
That's strange, there are millions of good, 'humble' believers who suffer from the ravages of cancer without getting cured.
And, likewise, wicked ones whose disease goes into remission & they get better.
How does this god of yours select those for a cure & those not worthy ?
Or maybe he doesn't exist & it's just luck-of-the-draw ?
I know we don't want to get into a religious discussion on this forum.
I just look at all the planets and how plain they all look, and then there is this planet which early on
was just a big blue ball of water, until seismic activity created land.
It just seems that there is just too much complicated stuff going on here that it could just happen by chance.
And even if we go with the theory of the bible and God and Jesus are all made up, then what guide would we have to live our lives.
Let's say early man decided we need to write up a book to show humans how to live and love harmoniously or else we will
end up killing each other and going extinct. Even if the bible was a piece of fiction, it has so many good lessons on how
to be good in this world and live life in a loving way. If there was no thought of God or the bible, humans would just live in chaos and not care about anything. I have another theory as well.
What do you think happens when we die? Just gone and never to be heard from again, or maybe we are not physical beings at all....maybe we
are spirit beings, and this physical life is just a temporary thing. Don't you ever feel spiritual?