1. There is only one truth.
"So, if there's only one truth, isn't it more secure to behave and to wait and think about life until the end instead of being agnostic?
Hehe... what does it look like i was thinking? about the english football league?
By saying that there is one truth im only trying to underline the fact that what most of us believe is wrong and what maybe some of us believe.. is right. I never said what
was right. I can tell you right now though, that christianity doesn't allow any other religions (nor do most the other religions), because if it would, it would undermine itself. So im just supposed to step up and say that everyone is wrong and that i am right? Of course not! Instead i remind ppl that one day we will all see if what we did here in life, will secure us eternal happiness or not. "not" means that either it's somekind of a hell, nutreal presence of mind (etc) or no afterlife of anykind. "Not" also means that you did NOT make the right choice when you picked out a truth
to believe in
I believe that the one truth is that God, THE living almighty god, so pure, holy and overwhelmingly better in every possible way than all of us combined... created the world, life and everything we know. I also believe that you can't say that you believe in the God of the bible, then pick out a few verses that you like and deny everything else written in the bible!
Either you believe or you don't believe in this God.. there is no 50/50 middle way. I have no doubt in my mind that it was Him that created this world, my consciousness, soul and spirit (regardless of definitions) and that if one follows down the right path, one will be spared. Not because of his/hers own magnificense, but because this God.. is a good God.2. We live in a world of mathmetical precision
"Do you know the uncertainity relation. It says that you can never determine the velocity and the location of materia. It's an unequation which always contains a certain "tolerance" under which you can tell the velocity or the location of something...
Are you saying that even things which we'll never be sure of are proof for the "mathematic precision of all things"?
Im saying that all we know about how the world works, life and all else, is based on logic. I see a ball fall of a roof and hit the ground. I don't need anyone to tell me that it fell from one location and ended up on the ground, bouncing around. I could determine it with my eyes and brain. Now, was i in a matrix-like computer program that told my head that exactly that happened? It doesn't matter! In my world, the ball fell from the roof, through the air, and hit the ground. What happens outside the world doesn't HAVE to directly connect with this insignificant event. I can never certainly be sure. But, what happens in this world, is based on this worlds rules. Gravity, mass, light, chemistry, action-consequence. Does this "uncertainity relation" tell us that fx if I drop a glass off a cliff and let it fall exactly 150 meters in zero wind down on a pile of rock it somehow wont break? Do it over and over again just to make be sure that there is no exception to the rule? Are YOU saying that the world is just a fairytale where everything magically works?3. It basically means you decided not to step out of your apartment 10 mins sooner or later..
"...I'll tell you a story....
yesterday, i saw somebody whom i didn't see since many years... i wouldn't have met him if i stepped out of my appartment 10 mins sooner...
Are you saying that it was fate? what the hell man!
I was once working in a shitty job which was basically about going from garden to garden and mowing the lawn, hunting down weed (the unsmokable kind) and sitting around, avoiding to put worth into what one was doing. This is one of the first jobs you can be sure of getting when first becoming a working individual, at young age. I was assigned to one job with another fellow. We got to know each other and later became best friends. My life would most likely differ greatly from what it is, if it wasn't for those that decided to assign me and this fellow to the same job. this STORY's moral is: insignificant events some times have life modifying consequenses.. nothing HAS to control it. 4. Does it matter if life is fair?
"How dare you to judge how life is(fair/unfair)! You don't know anything(x>0) about life!
Is it natural that life and the world is so beautiful with its animals and beautiful landscapes and oceans? Are you saying that(even in a period of time of billions of years) it is pure chance that our DNS is so complex and was structured like how it is structured? Is it pure chance that you can live as how you live, that you can eat fruits and plants which grow on trees and which you can eat(they're for you!)? And that there are rivers with stones and natural filters which make the water clear and sweet? You are a fool if you say so!
Actually, funny that you mention that, I have been saying exactly what you are saying here. This appears to be one thing we agree on. Even empowering what i've been trying to prove here: the world works. The ecosystem is so complex and precise that even though we had a team of our biggest experts on it, they couldn't simulate anything close. Has anyone heard that they've managed to actually simulate in a lab what supposedly
happened in a pool of random materials billions of years ago, when life "emerged"? They haven't. They haven't come close. Even the "simplest" most inadvanced form of life, is a self sustaining, self duplicating entity that finds the energy it needs, harnesses it, and can also deal with a number if situations which endanger it's existance. It can ensure it's survival, and "it" for example; the bacterium scientists suggest is the oldest fossil recorded of living organisms, a bacterium that lives deep down in the ocean, where heat and pressure is so awesome, that we can hardly make machines that go down there... this bacterium.. is "simple"!! Im telling you, as long and tiring this fukkin essay may be, the world works way TO well to be the result of an entirely random process, such as evolution or any other in that direction. And believe me, I would never say it's simpler than that
and about the "is life fair" part: life's "fairness" doesn't determine if God is real, if real, who he is and what he does. It doesn't have to have anything to do with God.5. Some people might also be paralyzed waist down because of they fell down a staircase.
"I'll tell you another story...
Some days ago i saw a documentation on TV about ppl who are burned on all their skin...They really looked disfigured...
At this moment, i felt guilty, guilty about my allday-problems which are soooo small compared to that what i saw on TV...
Don't think simple. Everything has got a sense...
It's true. Some of the problems we deal with are insignificant when compared to the problem of ppl around the globe... fx the survivors of this great tidal wave in the east... close to asian soil...
A large earthquake erupted out to sea and caused this wave to crash into the shores of whatever land was in the way. A lot of ppl died, and lost their houses, family.. their most beloved ones. And here I am having problems finding a job, or getting enough exercise.. it's imbalanced. But as I said before.. earthquakes happen. ppl get burned... some people dont. Do you want everyone be miserable because someone is? or everyone to be happy because someone is? Everyone can be happy, it's just a matter of methods. If not in this life, then hopefully in the next. We don't have to be told that anyone can be miserable, that is something we all, dreadfully, find out.6. The point is that this world functions only because it makes logical sense. God must therefor be a logical part of all of this.
"What is God for you? What does the word "God" mean to you? Do you think that "the world" is decisive to "God"? Then he wouldn't be God...
It is important to accept something which is more powerful, more intelligent and everything better than human. If you think like that, you'll live another life...
Do you want to know what God is to me? He is exactly how he's described in the Bible. Read it... over and over and over again. It might give you more arguments
So if anyone read all of this be mindful of this: while you read it, you could have walked down the sidewalk, crossed the street and gotten hit by a car. But you chose to read the nonsense that came out of my mouth (or fingertips, to be correct). Life is made out of choices. Either you choose to make the right choices or not. Sometimes you make the wrong choices, for various different reasons. God didn't make you do the wrong thing, nor did anyone but you... the final decision is always up to us.
You can therefor choose to believe in the "right" truth. Because even though you pick something you think
is right that doesn't mean it IS right.
AAAANNNNDDD::: one last thing for you quoters out there; you can take what you like out of context if you want to, but it's only the whole message that counts here. Quoting wont help us get to a conclusion... If that is overall what anyone had in mind, hehe.. I might be understanding this wrong then..
If we aren't heading for any conclusion or expension of our understanding of reality... then what the hell is the point? To prove who's right and who's wrong? We all want to believe we are right, and that anyone who opposes us is wrong. The only fact is, that mankind as a group is a bunch of fools. If we weren't, we'd figured out a way to make happiness and prosperity become available for everybody, not just in small doses or for a few selected. Im gonna call it a night. I can go on though. I dont consider that a gift.. more of a curse heh..