March 11, 2013
Blame It On God?
It is an interesting why to title the chapter with a statement posing as a question.
Difficult to be the creator? Interesting point to ponder; while I have never had that thought it could be well true. However one can suppose nothing is should be difficult for the creator of all things. The flip side is that if man is created in God’s image we would suppose the he does have the types of feelings as we do. I know the Bible makes mention of Jehovah’s emotion many times.
It is definitely hard for people who live in paradise to look forward to a better life that most religions state is waiting for us at some later point only if we suffer through this life. That is why we see people are more religious/spiritual in poorer countries or area’s of a country, and why Jesus states that it is easier to rider a camel through the eye of needle that for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Oh course an English Lord did once ride his carriage through the eye of needle just to prove it could be done.
Doubting is not that great of problem in my mind. Never doubting is. This is because in our doubts we ask the questions that need to be asked. We search for the answers we need answered. With no doubt we go through the motions without ever testing our faith and we should test our faith and make sure we are on the right path. If of course there is right and wrong. J
This aspect of free will is another point where you and I agree on with out trying. Blaming God for the actions of men of free will is like blaming our employer for paying us. We ourselves have the power to change the world and it is up to us to do so. The only question is will God stand by forever and allow his creation to be destroyed by his creation!
I have never heard the quote by Disraeli and it is interesting. “Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of men.” I will need to keep this in mind.
While one single person cannot change the world for everyone, a single person can change the world for himself, and maybe his family. Then the family can change it for the extended family and the extended family for their community…… Well you get the picture.
I am not as confident as you that the movements you are referring to can have the effect you wish. However in this regard I am more than willing to be wrong. I believe the worst is still to come but after that things will get better. Not meaning to put a sour mood on anyone.
- No, I have never been upset with God.
- And I have never blamed God for anything.
Now it could be said that not being upset or not blaming God could be a sign that I never truly have faith in his existence. With this I would not argue; while my faith is small my desire is large.