Bless God

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Re: Bless God

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
Mary keep an eye out on your son, he's a wild one!


:lol: That was my favorite part of all.

Mine too. Jesus' ownests favourite too, too. He tole.
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Re: Bless God

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:02 pm

Ierrellus wrote:
"God became as we are so that we could become as God is."


What is that "IS", Ierrellus, that we were meant to become?
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
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Re: Bless God

Postby Jakob » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Yeah. Are you saying this was all planned, by god?
Are we like god, now?
Hm.

Not sure if that is such a good thing.
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Re: Bless God

Postby Mr Reasonable » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:15 am

You see...a pimp's love is very different from that of a square.
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Re: Bless God

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:20 pm

Jakob

Yeah. Are you saying this was all planned, by god?


Many do think this way. This would take away free will or at least free choice to my way of thinking.
Of course, that does not mean that I am incapable of seeing some things which would at least appear to be by design and not so random.

Are we like god, now?
Hm.


Trump would probably say yes. I would give that a resounding NO.

Not sure if that is such a good thing.


That would make God a puppeteer to my way of thinking.
Who would want to intuit a god who simply pulls our strings and expects us to dance to that music?
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All its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light
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Re: Bless God

Postby Ierrellus » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:29 pm

Without a sense of the teleology of existence religion, as belief in a God, would cease to exist. Biological determinism suggests purpose behind human evolution.
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