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Monday, February 25, 2008

GOD AND MAN...................


GOD AND MAN………………………
This is a serious subject that I speak of now,,
and perhaps I will offend many of you…

First off,, let me say,, that I do not believe in a
Supreme being,, God…..
I do not believe that the stars in the sky or the
whirling universe were created by anyone,,
they just are,, that’s all,, they just are…
I do not believe that God created man,, woman or
beast,, or this earth we are apon,,
they just are,, that’s all,, they just are…

Which brings me to a story I heard once about
God and man,, and it goes something like this…

God came unto man,, and he gave man laws by which
man should live by…

And one of these laws was this:

Do not kill anything that swims in the seas,, crawls or
walks apon the land or flies in the air,, for these are
living things…
Man heard these laws,, and thought they were good,,
there are grains in the fields,, and roots in the ground,,
and fruit among the trees that we can have,, it is good…

Skip ahead just a little bit…
A man is fishing in the river one day,, just using a bright
shining hook,, and he catches a fish,, the man unhooks the
fish and throws it on the bank,, were it dies…
A second man having seen this,, says to the first man,,
“You have killed that fish,, that now lies on the ground,,
you have disobeyed God’s law”…
The first man says,,
“No I haven’t,, the fish died because God wanted it to,,
if God wanted the fish to live,, He would have cast it back
into the water”…

Skip ahead just a little bit…
A man stands behind a man in an orange jumpsuit,,
the man in the orange jumpsuit is bound and gagged
and lies on the floor…
The first man cuts the throat of the man on the floor
from ear to ear…
The man on the floor bleeds and dies…
A second man having seen this,, says to the first man,,
“You have killed that man,, that now lies on the floor,,
you have disobeyed God’s law”…
The first man says,,
“No I haven’t,, the man died because God wanted him to,,
if God wanted the man to live,, He would have bound up his
wounds and he would be alive”…

Skip ahead just a little bit…
A man is sitting in a chair on his porch,,
and in the street he sees a man shoot another man in
the head,, the man shot,, falls to the ground and dies…
A second man having seen this,, says to the man in the chair,,
“Why,, did you do nothing to stop the killing of the man
in the street?...
The man in the chair replies,,
“I did nothing,, because God did not command me to stop
the killing of the man in the street”…

Skip ahead just a little bit…
In the street a man shoots another man in
the head,, the man shot,, falls to the ground and dies…
A second man having seen this,, says to the man in the street,,
“Why did you shoot that man in the head,, who now lies
dead in the street?...
The first man answers,,
“I shot that man,, because God commanded me to do so,,
it is not my fault the man is dead”…

These stories above have very strange broken logic in them,,
they say that man is responsible for nothing,, it is all God’s
will,, very strange logic to me…

It is God’s will whether you step to the right or to the left,,
It is God’s will whether you have enough to eat or not,,
whether you are loved or not,, whether you are sick or not…

So I wonder,, why it is that the true believers in God,, do not
just sit in their chairs and wait for God to provide everything
to them,, for surely if God wanted them to have things,,
God would bring them forth and give them…

As I have said I do not believe in God,, I do not believe in
heaven or paradise or hell or the everlasting…
When I die,, it will be the end,, that’s all,, just the end of me…
I also wonder,, should I be afraid of God loving/fearing men,,
will they come unto me,, and shoot me in the head,,
because God told them to do it?...

Something to think about,, as you go to Church,, or the Mosque,,
or the Synagogue,, or pray at night beside your bed………….

16 comments:

The Faerie♥Kat said...

As your beloved Wicca Witch, this is why I believe that the God/dess resides in me, that I am the God/dess and I take sole responsibility. I am eternal and will live forever as matter and energy that can neither be created nor destroyed; I will exist somewhere and I, myself, make all things possible.

Faerie love and blessings

Kat

gt281 said...

To FaerieKat:
What about this damn faerie poo that keeps falling around here?...

As far as eternal matter/energy,, I think you should dig up Einstein
and see how he feels about his
matter now,, I'll bet hes not very pleased about the decay of his lifestyle...

Now Yoda,, thats a different story
completely.........

Drowsey Monkey said...

Unfortunatley peoples beliefs are far more complex than that .. and I say that as a non-religous person.

But ... it does remind me of a story. There's a big flood, a man goes to his roof for safety, he beleives god will save him. A man in a boat comes by and the man refuses to get in, saying god will save him. Then a helicopter comes by, again he refuses to get in saying god will save him. The man dies & goes to heaven, he's mad at god...why didn't you save me? God says, I sent you a boat and a helicopter...what more did you want?

gt281 said...

To Drowsey:
So true,, so true...But as you know
it seems that 'simple' minded people make the best human bombs...

Did I ever tell you about the story of the Marine and God?....

Swubird said...

gt281:

I don't know exactly what to say about all this God stuff, and preordained destiny.It all sounds pretty far fetched to me.

As a young boy I was told to be good, or the Bibles says that I wouldn't get into Heaven. I asked where is Heaven. I was told to never mind. I asked where is God. I was told to never mind. So I asked who wrote the Bible, and who actually spoke to God to get all of this stuff to write down in the Bible. I was told that was it. I was definitely not getting into Heaven until I cleaned out my smart mouth. The obvious message is DON'T ASK QUESTIONS!

Love your post, and I mean that in the biblical sense.

The_Mrs said...

Yes, I'm not so sure what I believe. I'd like to be able to believe in an imaginary friend in the sky.. but I'm a 'see to believe' sort of persona dn from what I've heard, that doesn't sit well with a lot of religious sorts. /shrug

I guess I'll know for sure when I die. It'll either be silence or a whispered, "Oh crap."

Drowsey Monkey said...

no gt...i have a feeling you're going to tell me now.

Many people hold on to their sunday school version of religion even tho they grow up their faith doesn't mature...perhaps out of fear. But that's not to say that all people who have a faith system are simple...but I know what ya mean.

gt281 said...

to Swubird:
to Mrs:
to Drowsey:

Thank you for your comments,, religion is such a touchy subject I think I’m just going to leave things as they are right now…We could debate religion till
the end of time and still have no more of an answer than we have right now…We’ll all find out if the soul is immortal soon enough…..

I’ll post something a little ‘lighter’ next….
Maybe a story with chocolate donuts in it,,
hmmmmm donuts….
(and Drowsey I spelled donuts the proper way)

Drowsey Monkey said...

doUGHnuts ... ugh

Lorelei said...

Chocolate donut stories are for ME!

gt281 said...

to Lorelei:
aaahhh donuts..(I be Homer)

Drowsey please note the spelling,,
2 out of 3,, you lose...ppplllltttthhh....

Drowsey Monkey said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughnut

Bob Johnson said...

gt281, I am surprised, I look at all that there is in the universe and think , boy if this isn't a good reason to believe in God, what is? God gave us free will, he didn't make us robots, unfortunately because of the free will comes wars and all the other bad stuff.

gt281 said...

to AstroBob
Good thoughts...
See "He Came Unto Me" Sept 07....

Bob Johnson said...

Wow, beautiful gt281!

gt281 said...

to AstroBob:
There's more to me than can be shown in a police psychiatric file....