I just got finished reading a 102 comment post about abortion – and let me tell you – I learned a lot just by reading it.
What makes me think someone’s definition of God is accurate? They are talking about a Being they have neither met, truly conversed with, or know what they look like. All they have are some books and letters as directional guidance to go by (all are on an equal playing field in this regards) – but not much beyond those ‘words’. Experience is everything to people living in the present. Interpretation is sitting at it’s right hand.
Judgment does not work as a ‘one size fits all’ category. Each person is unique and some things are really case by case – to measure it all out under one banner is really quite thoughtless. For example, murder is murder – correct? No. Was it manslaughter, 1st degree, 2nd degree, etc. Why should I think everything will fall under some neat assumptive category because someone can make that category up? I know how judgment works – I know how unique our situations can be – I have lived with it for 34 years – and it’s really a case to case basis.
At what point does forgiveness outweigh condemnation? If we condemn – for how long does this sentence last? If we forgive – what makes this reaction more valid than condemnation? Which is the greater path – forgiveness or condemnation? Forgiveness needs to come in for questions if u ask me.
We are not God – we are simple human beings with limited exposure to the totality of what is happening in the world around us – nevermind the world at large! We can barely even understand ourselves and yet we think we can figure out someone else? Humility, yoo-hoo humility – are you anywhere out there?
Religious institutions within Christianity actually make me sick – not sure why – it’s too damn figured out and can be abused in that manner (make someone look wise). Plus since when does whatever confessional or articles of faith the church prescribes become the ‘word of God’? I think men came up with that system – and if we are looking for actual idols replacing God – don’t go no further than some Christian religious systems (if God had a face He’d look like a ?Charismatic? LOL).
Jesus came and left. This is a known fact. But you are born and are living – right now – able to read and decipher things – in a present reality that effects lives around you…there is nothing more important than what you will do and how it will effect others…right now! Maybe God is more important – but that Spirit ain’t the one I need to worry about – we are the problems and solutions…anything less is selling God short.