Why are we here?

“Cat got your tongue?”

Since: Mar 07

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#22 Jun 4, 2012
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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I don't think God needs anything.
But I do know that when God walked on the earth he gave us two commandments;
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these."
Mark 12:30,31
Oh boy...are you confused. GOD never walked upon the earth. Jesus did...The Commandments were given to Moses on Mt.Sinai by GOD.

God doesn't need anything? Why then does He ask his followers to sacrifice?

Genesis, Chapter 22. God orders Abraham to take his best loved son, Isaac, and sacrifice him.

Wanna talk about Job and the bet God made with the Devil?

Summary

The book of Job tells the story of an extremely righteous man named Job, who was very prosperous and had seven sons and three daughters. Constantly fearing that his sons may have sinned and "cursed God in their hearts", he habitually offered burnt offerings as a pardon for their sins.[3] The "sons of God" and Satan (literally "the Adversary") present themselves to God, and God asks Satan his opinion on Job. Satan answers that Job is pious only because God has put a "wall around" him and "blessed" His favourite servant with prosperity, but if God were to stretch out his hand and strike everything that Job had, then he would surely curse God. God gives Satan permission to test Job's righteousness..
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Ezekiel 4:11..How about we talk about we talk about God ordering Ezekiel to bake bread over human dung and feed it to the Israelites?

Ezekiel 4:12 >>And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it in their sight with dung that cometh out of man.

Ezekiel 4:13 >>And Jehovah said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations whither I will drive them.

Looks to me like the "God" of the Old Testament has all the manors of a spoiled child.

Here's a different way of looking at things..

http://www.pantheism.net/paul/index.htm

We are here by the happy coincidence of the BIG BANG. What we do with life is entirely up to us.

Since: May 12

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#23 Jun 4, 2012
Dr Shrink wrote:
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WHAT MORE
more stupid atheism and dead moraly world??
No.
God/a belief in is not necessary for morality. A sense of morality is in the majority of persons because it feels right not because of fear of punishment from a higher being.
We are here because of the Big Bang - a happenstance.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#24 Jun 5, 2012
cold cold ethel wrote:
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How do you love someoene you dont know?
Why don't you know God?
God knows you.

cold cold ethel wrote:
As a christian I'm sure you'll say you have developed a relationship with God, and I 'm sure you believe that, but a Muslim might say the same thing, as might a Deist.
You're right on all four counts.
I do have a relationship with God, just as Muslim or Deist might.
One in the same God, you know?
Oh....that's right.....you don't know God, that's why you're asking.
cold cold ethel wrote:
For myself its impossible to find the good in bible God. Or maybe a better way to put it would be: impossible to overlook the bad. Therefore impossible to love him. Does that make me bad?
You're admitting you're illiterate in scripture regarding the persona and nature of God. Don't give up searching and learning, it's worth the effort.

Whether your lack of knowledge and relationship with God makes you a bad person or not, possibly.
Then again, it may just be you are self-absorbed and lazy.
Get your priorities straight and decide what is most important in your life.
Then take action.
cold cold ethel wrote:
Shrug, I'm really not a bad person.
That's your opinion.
cold cold ethel wrote:
Far better then alot of christians I've known. Better in a sense that I am morally superior to them in certain areas (fidelity, giving, honesty to name a few).
That's a subjective opinion and quite a stretch.
You are self-absorbed, aren't you.
Don't let your pride get in the way of reality.

cold cold ethel wrote:
I certainly dont deserve to be sentenced to eternal, unimaginable punishment.
Again, more subjective, self-absorbed opinion.
Remember one thing, you aren't in the judge's seat.
No matter how important and special you think you are, others may not share that opinion.
You will serve somebody, make sure it's the right 'who'.
There's a lot riding on your deciision.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#25 Jun 5, 2012
Nancy Botwin wrote:
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Oh boy...are you confused. GOD never walked upon the earth. Jesus did...
You are so confused you think other people are confused. LOL!
Now THAT'S Really Confused!
Jesus IS God. God The Son, fully man and fully human.
Nancy Botwin wrote:
We are here by the happy coincidence of the BIG BANG. What we do with life is entirely up to us.
The Big Bang, I remember reading about that in The Bible.
How God brought an orderly universe out of primordial chaos.
"In the beginning.....Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
God saw how good the light was.
God then separated the light from the darkness."

You know The Big Bang Theory emanates from The Catholic Church?

Monsignor Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître was a Belgian priest, astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven.
He was the first person to propose the theory of the expansion of the Universe.
Lemaître also proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%...

Yes, you are right that what we do with life is entirely up to each one of us, God created us with free will.
So too is the outcome of your decisions, you are responsible for what you do.
What you do today leads to where you are tomorrow.
Make the right decision on what to do with your life.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#26 Jun 5, 2012
kik-wire wrote:
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No.
God/a belief in is not necessary for morality.
This is true.
There are some atheist or agnostic persons that lead a moral, upright life without faith in God.
They are just like the wheat or flowers in the field, here today and gone tomorrow.

kik-wire wrote:
A sense of morality is in the majority of persons because it feels right not because of fear of punishment from a higher being.
You have mis-aimed grasshopper.
A sense of morality is in the majority of persons because God made us that way.
kik-wire wrote:
We are here because of the Big Bang - a happenstance.
Can you explain to me how life was generated from non-life in The Big Bang?

Since: May 12

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#27 Jun 5, 2012
Big Bang is mathematical, was nothing zero...a zero is a minus and a plus - split and imploded together in the same instance (as no time)creating anti-matter (dark matter) and matter (life).
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#28 Jun 5, 2012
why we are here ? simple :)

because humans are not extinct yet.

sorry dinos, and dodos.
Lost In Transition

Houston, TX

#29 Jun 5, 2012
I'm here to feed my dog.
Curtis Lowe

United States

#30 Jun 6, 2012
I'm here to pick up insecure fat chicks.
Fido

Patterson, CA

#31 Jun 6, 2012
Lost In Transition wrote:
I'm here to feed my dog.
WOOF WOOF!
Fat Fido

Patterson, CA

#32 Jun 6, 2012
Curtis Lowe wrote:
I'm here to pick up insecure fat chicks.
OWOOWOOOoooo!!!
blundunt

Midlothian, IL

#33 Jun 26, 2012
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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I don't think God needs anything.
But I do know that when God walked on the earth he gave us two commandments;
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these."
Mark 12:30,31
another commandment is to be joyous and have and take time to celebrate(that does not give you an open invitation to go back to drunkenness or other addictions like heroin,cocaine ,angel dust chrystal meth....or anything that separates you from the blessings of our Heavanly Father and leads you back to Satans\'s trashcan.

Since: Feb 09

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#34 Jun 26, 2012
for God's amusement.
lol
blundunt

Midlothian, IL

#35 Jul 13, 2012
Freedom- The power to do what we ought,not to do whatever we feel like doing.
blundunt

Midlothian, IL

#36 Jul 13, 2012
Can anyone discern between Gods dinner table and Satans trashcan? Does anyone out there get the meaning behind this statement?
money

United States

#37 Jul 13, 2012
I do not know or care why you are here but i am her to make money. Money maketh the world go round.

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#38 Jul 13, 2012
Read the Bible, man was put here to care for Gods critters, so far we have done a piss-poor job of it.

Since: Mar 12

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#39 Jul 13, 2012
blundunt wrote:
Can anyone discern between Gods dinner table and Satans trashcan? Does anyone out there get the meaning behind this statement?
Please do tell...
Knock off purse seller

Denver, CO

#40 Jul 14, 2012
Gloop.
blundunt

Midlothian, IL

#41 Jul 15, 2012
Good=God Evil=Devil.

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