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Featured Has anybody ever put themselves in God's shoes?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by osgart, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    And then asked yourself what is fair and just, and what ain't?

    What should I tell humanity?

    How should I tell humanity what they need to know?

    If all of humanity is sinful, and I want to save them, what should I do?

    . . . Putting on god shoes!
     
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  2. Windwalker

    Windwalker Integralist
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    Yes.

    Yes.

    That God is Love.

    Through everything they see and touch.

    Tell them they are Love.

    God generally walks around barefoot. ;)
     
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  3. Skwim

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    Presumably, as god, I'd already know the answers , so I wouldn't need to ask. :shrug:

    As for suggested answers:

    What is fair and just, and what ain't?
    What isn't fair is saddling all of humanity with the sins of two ancient people.
    What is fair is removing the whole sin/salvation operation
    What should I tell humanity?
    I'm sorry.
    How should I tell humanity what they need to know?
    Invest it in the consciousness of every child.
    If all of humanity is sinful, and I want to save them, what should I do?
    DUH! How about following your instinct and do just that: save them.​

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  4. sayak83

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    The problem with being God is how does one know one is God or a very very delusional person. If all reality conforms to one's wishes then either one is God or one is having a delusion/dream. How does one test?
     
  5. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    In this case, you are not god, your just taking on the role.
     
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    The question remains. How does a real God know that he is God?
     
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  7. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    All knowing, and completely just, with the keys to all important powers. Those are the qualifications.
     
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    How does one know that one is all knowing?
    How does one know that one is fully just?
    How does one know that he has access to all the important powers?
     
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  9. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I'd look in the mirror and say,
    "Who the hell put me in charge"?
     
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  10. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    No human being would qualify
     
  11. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Except for Morgan Freeman. But I guess that doesn't count because he's God anyways.
     
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  12. Terese

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    I do sometimes think in times of duress "what would God do"?
     
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  13. bobhikes

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    Yes but first you need to understand what and infinite being would want with creation as we understand it. Then you need to understand what would the purpose of this creation be, are humans really the final stage. If humans are the final stage and you understand why then you can figure out what to tell humans.
     
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    I would remove the first of two of the 'most important' laws. Save the thankful and thankless alike. Not make salvation contingent on worship. Judge only according to action, not faith.

    I also wouldn't bother testing to see if mankind would have faith in me in my absence, and get along with being directly involved in making the world better. And I'd do it without a theocracy. Voluntary only.
     
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  15. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Wow, you'd get right to work!

    I agree with all of that. Why waste any time!
     
  16. lewisnotmiller

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    I'm (perhaps surprisingly) an empathetic guy. But I'd struggle to put myself in the shoes of a dolphin (for example) and I daresay I'm more similar to a dolphin than God is to me. Depending on your flavour of God, I guess.
     
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  17. Thief

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    I make such practice continully
    and post accordingly

    but I think most respondents don't see it
     
  18. lewisnotmiller

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    Seeing it, and seeing it as an accurate representation of the thoughts of an actual God are quite different.

    ;)
     
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  19. Thief

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    says you.....proving my previous post
     
  20. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Why's that, that they don't see it?
     
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