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If you were God, what would you do differently than the current God who allegedly has the power to do anything? I'd feed the hungry, heal the sick, give pedophiles a sexuality where they were attracted to adults, protect the innocent, give everyone a healthy sexuality where they weren't plagued with the desire to harm or dominate others, and heal the mentally ill.
There would be no atheists because I would speak to everyone with clear instructions. Hell would be a rehabilitation center to...
Humans are complex things and as I was thinking of all the parts of me that make up what I perceive as myself, I realized that some of my 'better' attributes are viewed negatively by others. Eventually I wondered how that would work in any potential afterlife.
So, pick your afterlife - whether you ascribe to the notion of the three heavens in the bible, an earthly paradise or the pre-Christian Germanic notions of multiple realms for you to enter, some combination of 'heavens' or anything...
It seems that its probably impossible to know anything about the mind of God. Personal revelations, right off the bat, are no good because you don't have a basis to assume that:
1. Your experience was real and was from God/wasn't a hallucination.
2. You interpreted your experience correctly.
3. It wasn't the result of an alternative explanation such as aliens running an experiment on you.
4. God wasn't lying to you or trying to deceive you.
5. Its not a trick from the devil.
Will the REAL Slim Shady please stand up?
Over the past few hundred years (perhaps longer), many have claimed to be, or have been touted to be by others to be, the Second Coming™ of Jesus Christ.
List of people claimed to be Jesus - Wikipedia
Granted, most, or more likely all, of the people mentioned in the article were false messiahs. But how do your feel the world would react if a nondescript person (perhaps a carpenter?) proclaimed themselves to be the Second Coming™?
Seems the view of God is that God needs to be believed in and worshiped. People memorize Holy Books and go to church services for worship in order to please God. Is it really all about God and God's needs?
People fear death. People want all their problems solved for them. People want to have it made. Could this be the reason so many believe and worship? I know everyone has heard have you been Saved. Do people think they need to be saved from death and the challenges in life?
Instead of it being possible for an enlightened leader to be sent from Heaven; has mankind tied the hands of God?
With lots of religions claiming exclusivity, and dictating that their messenger was the last; have we limited God's potential to fixing the world peacefully?
With many religious minded people not being open to there being one religion globally, is there any chance for world peace before we wipe ourselves out?
Are you open to someone of Divine origin creating a universal...
Since March of 1995, a statue of Jesus crowned with thorns in Cochabamba has been shedding tears and blood.
Bishop Bialasik said scientific studies under the leadership of Dr. Ricardo Castanon, who has also captured the phenomenon on video, have shown that the blood coming from the statue is human.
Bolivian bishops cautiously investigate bleeding statue of Christ
What is the atheist and theist stance on saying or acknowledging god bless? I find myself saying these words or responding to them quite often these days and it seems to be mostly out of habit. Odd because I don't currently believe in any gods but sometimes it seems culturally the correct thing to say or to respond too.
I have read where groups that helped write the bible some ere groups who believed Jesus as the Jewish Messiah only for Jews.
Truth is Christians will deny this. But here are the facts. Raised as a Baptist, I know Christians raised me to believe he was the Jewish Messiah, the reason being is because Christians use the old testaments prophecy of the Jewish Messiah to say this is he one, he was the Called Jewish Messiah.
If that's so, we have to turn to the Jewish beliefs to find out what...
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