I read the The Answer for Arkenaten. My mom was telling me about him, how he goes to christian sites and shakes the boat. Of course, I liked the passage. I don’t know how you guys see my mom, knowing her only as thoughts and words on a screen. However, I know her. As much as you can know another person, this is how well I know her. If you think she’s nice, you would be right. What maybe you wouldn’t see is that she has indeed bought a vacuum from a traveling salesman. She’s a sucker for a sad story. Her empathetic little heart has given away numerous bags of clothes, more food than she kept for herself, entire vehicles. Money to every single hobo, and also to every friend. Alcohol, because she doesn’t judge. What I like about her being involved in the blogging thing is that now, here, she can give away what to me is her most valuable possession. Knowledge.
Knowledge. Not just faith, anymore. God has indeed proven himself, first to her, and to me. However, Having read the majority of the comments on that passage-not all, it got a little tiresome by the end- I don’t really want to get long winded. I do want to correct something though. If you feel affection or love for my mom, good. You should. She has never been a bad person to have around. If she loves you back, then care for it. You won’t regret maintaining that relationship. She did maybe do a slight injustice to Ark. That’s what I want to address.
I get what you’re saying, man. And for the most part, I even agree with what you say. I kept looking for whatever it was that bothered my mom, and not seeing it. For an atheist, you’re not bad. But what all of those words didn’t address is God. From anyone, really, christian or not.
Here’s the thing. There is such a thing as absolute truth. Truths that exist regardless of wether or not anyone knows, or cares. The Creator of the universe has no need of aknowledgment from the creation. What can be made, that is fit to critisize the Maker? Know this: if I am wrong, what harm is done? But if God indeed reigns, just on the other side of what we see, what else matters?
The whole bible is one long story about how much humans suck. We’re terrible, selfish, self-centered assholes. Not one book in the bible doesn’t share that theme. I know, because I looked. We, as humans, cannot be trusted. God’s point is that He can be. Don’t look at other people, their action or innaction. Don’t pay attention to anyone’s opinions or faults. Think instead on this: God sent His son, because he knew we were fuck-ups. He’s not the dumbass, we are. Don’t get the two confused. Argue against religion all day long. You’re right. It’s useless. But take care when you argue against the source. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living god. He’s not like us. You, in the end, are bound for death, as are we all. Consider then the question of death, and what comes after. Don’t do it here. I don’t need to know what you think. I only seek to warn you, and others, as I would if you were crossing the street and a bus was coming. It’s ok to question and to search. Make sure though, that you seek the truth, and not a comfortable lie.