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|Reminds me of a discussion I had with my son one evening. I asked him why he thought God allowed evil to take place in the world. He said, “Without conflict, there would be nothing to write about”. Made sense to me. |
It seems to me that everything in life centers around our choices, and we certainly learn the most important life lessons from mistakes we’ve made or the evil we’ve encountered. And, as you pointed out, how would we appreciate the good, if evil didn’t exist? I could go on and on about this and probably will in a post sometime soon since you have me thinking about it again.
The problem with this subject is that, in the end, we’ll never know for sure what God’s ultimate reasoning was for why and how he created the universe until we reach those pearly gates. But, then again, if we knew everything, life would be unbelievably boring. I just hope the good Lord is patient with me when I pass through those gates, because due to the personality he bestowed upon me, He is going to be bombarded with so many questions our discussion may go on for all eternity.
Comment by Ftk — December 27, 2007 @ 10:32 pm
FtK's conversation with god might go something like this.
Bill, Dave, and a few others of you who still display an iota of sense every once in a while, please note that this post is simliar to what Sal was doing. Taking things out of context and twisting them endlessly in order to try to make a point.
It's used as merely a means of provocation or to try to untactfully make a point (if understood as the writer intended). I don't agree with the method and rarely use it unless provoked to the point of no return. Then, after thinking better of it, I have to go back and apologize...hate that.
You guys are taking this totally out of context! You're worse than Sal!
|14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.|
14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
|18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?|
18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus