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Who is this God?

06 February 2013, 14:07

I‘ve been reading some of these ridiculous articles and comments the so called Christians versus atheist debate and honestly feel you are all missing the point.

God for me is the creator of the universe, a loving God that loves his people and lets them lead and live their lives as they please. He gives us guidance, support and ends up being the little voice in your head that let’s you know what is right and wrong. God is for everyone and we know him in our own way. Jews, Christians and Muslims essentially have the same God yet we are guided by our teachings, scriptures and institutions.

God is not hiding in a church and he is definitely isn’t hiding behind a bible. He is everywhere around us and hopefully everyone could experience God speaking to them and allows him to live inside of us. We all acknowledge God sometime or another even the self proclaimed atheist.

My personal opinion is that atheists are intelligent and have leadership qualities. They are fed up with organized religion and rebel against that which has been forced down their throats. They are not Satanist or the devil trying to steer people away from religion. They are logical and they only want to make sense of there lives. It would be easier if they could believe they were in charge of their own lives and that it all wasn’t just some game to get into heaven. Surely even atheist have moments were they have to question our great creation how it came about and who they are asking for help when their children are lying in hospital. Don’t blame atheist in fact your outdated religious institutions probably gave them the nudge they needed.

Then we have our creationist versus evolutionists. Seriously people it’s like arguing if a glass is half full or half empty. Darwin was a brilliant man but he wasn’t religious because his work was condemned by the church. And no he did not say we derived from apes. If you really can’t believe that God created the world through a process that we today call evolution, it is time to wakeup. From the moment a woman is impregnated the foetus will go through an evolution process for the next nine months till an evolved baby is born. God’s creation is also in the same order as evolution we just always get stuck on the Adam and Eve part. All I can say is get over it, God gave us biology and science not to try and disprove his existence but rather marvel at its complexities.

For you holier than thou Christians believing you have the answer to everything and if not you will just quote some scripture out of context. The Bible is guide how to live your life, filled with life lessons and a lot we don’t understand. It’s not a weapon to throw at someone you disagree with. How can you save anyone, surely it is too much of an uphill battle to be so perfect. If a sinner had to choose between a life of criticism, judgement and continuous threats of hell surely becoming an atheist is a much easier option. You can’t go to hell if it doesn’t exist.

What get’s me the most are these superficial and pretensions Christians that believe if they sit through a boring church service for an hour they will be saved and have a gold ticket to heaven. Are you that forgetful that you have to go to a church to be reminded that you will go to hell if you’re not a good boy. Start believing in God instead of a church and you will go a long way.

I’m not against Religious institutions per say. Some people need to be part of a flock. It is like a little community and if that floats your boat, go for it, but never ever judge people who don’t have the same sentiments. This might be too controversial but I’ll say it anyway. I support the Blue Bulls team but I’m not a Blue Bull supporter. Don’t need the jersey, horn or have the need to throw people with naartjies to feel part of something bigger.

People are different and have different needs. Some move in packs and other are loners and independent, that does not mean we cannot serve the same God. Next time you want to write a ridiculous article or make a stupid comment think about how this would heart someone because surely we are first and foremost human beings. If we can’t respect each other we probably don’t respect ourselves.

Live is about finding the answers and not fighting about the answers that was given to us by other people.

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