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I wonder if God feels the same way?
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Tom A    Posted 07-22-2003 at 10:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Often when I'm working with or observing my animals, I get frustrated because they'll do things that are so obviously stupid--that hurt themselves. I will try to help them, and sometimes they resist the most patient and best help I can give them.

And it always gets me thinking: I wonder if God (or Allah or whatever you personally want to call Him) gets the same feeling, watching all of us as we foul our own bedding, eat what we shouldn't, butt heads and hurt each other, get our horns stuck in fences we shouldn't have poked our noses through.

DL    Posted 07-22-2003 at 19:47:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm deeply disturbed by some people's logic. Should the strategic economic benefit be a justifiable reason for the Iraq war? Then the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq was justifiable? I guess the difference is in we can get away with it and Iraqis couldn't? Let's move one step further along this logic. Why don't we kill our neighbour ranchers and take over his ranch and wife? I guess we would if we can get away with it?

Skippy    Posted 10-19-2003 at 20:00:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not think religion matters as long as it is considered christian. Personally, I view the bible as the book of life. Yes, we all make mistakes. But I agree, while we are on this earth we try to do the best that we can do, making a committed effort at it. I enjoyed reading all of these postings.

Now I'll get on the soapbox for a minute...what disturbs me are "religions" that try to bend God's law (the bible, the word of God) because they say, "It's time for it to happen." no! Why would now be a better time than 100 A.D., for example. It isn't, and never will be. I am back off of my soapbox now!

Jimbob    Posted 07-23-2003 at 03:26:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Logic or Politics-

The USA does a lot of things that other countries are not allowed to do. WWII started in part because after WWI some countries were not allowed to have as many battleships as the USA & England. Germany deceided to build a whole group of ships. No one enforced the rule until it was too late.

Some countries do not want to play rules or politics. Korea & China to name a few. China will be the next most powerful world power in 30 years or less.

Anyways, politics defies logic.

Terry    Posted 07-22-2003 at 16:12:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to wonder which religion is correct?


I could go on and on-------------------

I would think god would have to wonder, "whats going on"?

all of them!    Posted 07-23-2003 at 04:22:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think God permits many beliefs and religions because we humans are too small to fully understand Him. He gives us choices, most of which are acceptable to Him.

I think any religion that helps people "be good" is a "real" religion. The basic tenets of the religions you mentioned are all the same: we're here for a short while, so do good while you can and take care of each other and God's work...yep, the messengers are different, the stories and the bureaucracies are all different but they are/were created by humans either because we are shallow or because the real "big picture" is just unknowable.

I don't think God cares what religion we are, he just wants to give us all a choice, and hopes we do the right thing. I just wonder how if he gets frustrated or sad when we don't.

Tom A

Jimbob    Posted 07-22-2003 at 17:00:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
A relationship with god can be anywhere & by just yourself if so wanted. I believe no religion is perfect, but I sure like those southern Baptist churches. Amen & AMEN!

Corey    Posted 07-22-2003 at 12:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom, this is the most important question for man to know the answer to. Only one religion can make the claim to having never failed in the things which it expoused. Over two thirds of the bible is prophecy and about four fiths of that prophecy is already past with not even one failure, most other religions, including the one that worships allah do not attempt to make specific prophecies about specific events, (Mohammed never did) and the few that do claime to prophecy specific events are almost always wrong in the end. The God of the bible on the other hand says this: Isaiah 46:8 "Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’
Amazing claim isn't it? God litteraly says that He will tell you whats going to take place before it does so that you will have all the proof you need to know that He exists and that He deals with you. This does not have to be some guessing game: Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
The whole purpose of Scripture is so that we may be able to know God, His likes, His dislikes, the things that please Him and the things that displease Him and because He has given us all the answers ignorance will not be an excuse when we stand before Him and He demands a balance on our accounts and yes He does see what we do. Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

cornfused    Posted 07-23-2003 at 04:02:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well stated. This same Bible leaves no question that all have sinned, that the wages of sin is death, that all who accept the free gift of salvation WILL be saved, that there is no way to heaven but through Jesus Christ, and that all who reject him will be cast in he77 for eternity. Now if God told us that plainly why are we too stubborn to accept something that is free and risk something more terrible than we can imagine?

Corey    Posted 07-23-2003 at 19:49:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Stan ETenn    Posted 07-22-2003 at 12:47:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I must be Gods' snail. You know, slow and leaves a mess! Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Jimbob    Posted 07-22-2003 at 12:32:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I suspect it is something like that. I envision we are in a classroom called earth. That is why it is so important to do our best & the right thing (no brainer). I believe god would have emotions like shedding tears when we hurt one another.

So, Be Nice!

Red Dave    Posted 07-22-2003 at 12:10:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know how God feels about feels about some of the things we do, but I know I get frustrated watching my kids do things that I know they will later wish they hadn't done.
Of course, most of the things they do, I did too and they didn't work out any better for me.
Each generation seems to have to learn it's own lessons for themselves.
Too soon old, too late smart?

toolman    Posted 07-22-2003 at 11:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
never gave it much thought before , but now that you brought it up, it sure gets a person to thinking doesn,t it .thanks i need to be reminded of things like this from time to time.nice thought

Annie in KY    Posted 07-22-2003 at 10:55:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good thought, Tom. I thought about it, and I'm just not sure. I see simularities though and Lord knows our reckless actions can sometimes be a reaction to fear of somesort. It's one of those questions that makes you go "ummmm??"

Clod    Posted 07-22-2003 at 17:07:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are here for one reason.We are here to sort ourselves out.Some goes in the wheat bin,some flies with the wind.

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