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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The standard non-answer, Floo, is that it's a mystery too holy for our comprehension  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The standard non-answer, Floo, is that it's a mystery too holy for our comprehension  


No doubt!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What was the point? Reply with quote

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However unlikely, just supposing the deity featured in the Bible was responsible for creating the universe and us humans, what was the point of it all? Was the deity having a boring week in heaven, all on its own, so decided to ensure it would never be bored again? Certainly giving humans their nature, and free will as the wild card, the deity would have endless entertainment for all eternity!
When Floo accepts the Deity, according to the King James Bible DID create the universe, Floo will get the answer to her question by consulting a member of the Clergy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: What was the point? Reply with quote

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... according to the King James Bible ...


Interesting, and rather telling, choice there.  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: What was the point? Reply with quote

Floo wrote:
... what was the point of it all?


The answer is: love.  However, it's a mystery our puny human brains are incapable of fully comprehending.  

Floo wrote:
... Certainly giving humans their nature, and free will as the wild card, the deity would have endless entertainment for all eternity!


"Endless entertainment": That would be the view of somebody who cannot accept there are some mysteries our puny human brains cannot comprehend.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: What was the point? Reply with quote

Ketty wrote:
cymrudynnion wrote:
... according to the King James Bible ...


Interesting, and rather telling, choice there.  
 

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The theology speak would say something like
Since God is infinitely more than we, and we are made in His image, His capacity to love is infinatly more than we can grasp or comprehend.
Since that same God is creator of all - including time, He is both outside time and involved in history - again, a situation beyond our capacity to explain.
Therefore any meaningful definition of eternity would be limited by our capacity to grasp it, but unlimited due to the infinite nature of the Creator.


Howzat?
I'll eat my porridge now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: What was the point? Reply with quote

Ketty wrote:
Floo wrote:
... what was the point of it all?


The answer is: love.


Rectal cancer, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer's, cholera, infant leukaemia ... hmmmm ... you know the more religionists bang on about "love," the more strongly I'm impressed with the sense of its being the same sort of love manifested by abusive/alcoholic spouses as they swing a fist at their partner for the umpteenth time. "I hate being like this ... you know I'm only doing this because I love you ...", the stuff of a thousand soap opera storylines.

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However, it's a mystery our puny human brains are incapable of fully comprehending.
 

I should have had a score on it being just that
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: What was the point? Reply with quote

Shaker wrote:


I should have had a score on it being just that


Mais bien sūr, mon petit pain de choux.      

As for the sicknesses you mention, well, our puny brains from what little we're capable of understanding have tried to give an explanation for all of that.  But in awful techno-jargon, it's all down to the fall of man and allowing satan to get a foot-hold in this world.  Until Christ returns, there are many who will continue to be be blinded by satan's lie: Goddidit.


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