JLP wrote:OK I have moved the posts asrequested. But I would like to ask a couple of questions. If God intended us to be vegans, why did his son feed people fish?
Also Julymorning, how do you see God? Do you perceive him to be an elderly man with a long beard? Or something else entirely?
Do you mean how do I see him in my mind? I don't. No, I do not perceive him as an elderly man with long beard, nor the embodiment of anything visible to the naked eye. I couldn't begin to hazard a guess along those lines. If you consider the Biblical account to God showing himself to Moses, he had Moses hide himself in a rock crag while God "passed"over him. When Moses came down to the Israelites, Moses was glowing-(like radiation, my guess)-and it scared the crowds so badly they asked him to cover himself up.
Instead I think of God as the ultimate mathematician, engineer, and power source, among other physical abilities. I think of God as having perfect containment/control of his creative energy, which necessitates having the likeness of what we call love, justice, and wisdom. That
is the image of Him that man has, not
a physical likeness.
These are just man-words. Our attempt to label so that we can understand. There is nothing wrong with that, but we tend to limit the meaning of words to our scope of experiences, when they can very well encompass meanings well beyond our imaginations.
I asked fd what he knew about a certain period in history. I didn't see an answer, just more challenges to me. My point of asking him what I did, was to see if he'd offer any comments about it. The truth is he wasn't there. I don't know how old he is, but I venture to guess he was not born before the assassination of JFK. So anything he might say, or believe of any world events prior to any generation now living that did not
witness those events, have no proof that they happened, it's all heresay. Yes, certain facts may be proven if they involve unshakable physical evidence. But those facts are limited and can never tell the whole story. At some point circumstantial evidence has to be introduced to see if it fits into the physical puzzles to have it make some sense.
Is anything read in any book any more deserving of belief than what is in the Holy Bible? I read a comment by a friend on fb the other day that history is written by the winners.
The Bible is quite different, in that the losers had their accounts right up there too.
.It is my uppermost hope that even histories' genius's lost their minds as they aged. I'd hate to think that I really am an idiot. sjm