And Such Am I

The indifference of Nature to the well being of humanity seems to discredit the popular notion that there is a personal deity who created all which exists.  If there is a personal deity to account for the existence of all that is, then that being is the epitome of cruelty and insensitivity to the suffering of others.  I cannot reconcile fables of an all loving and all powerful Creator in the light of the indifferent nature of Nature.

Nature simply is what it is.  Simply natural developments of natural developments.

 

And such am I.

The qualities of goodness, mercy, and benevolence are natural developments characteristic to the human animal.  As are the qualities of greed, selfishness, and cruelty.  

Notions of both a personal “God” to whom we acknowledge goodness, mercy, and benevolence; and a personal “Devil” for whom we blame greed, selfishness, and cruelty are simply imaginative efforts to explain ourselves in the context of fictitious deities.

 

What we are we owe not to a personal God , nor can what we do be blamed on a personal Devil.  Nor can we explain the events of nature so as to reconcile the notion that an all loving and all powerful Creator is the source of it all.

Nature simply is what it is.  Simply natural developments of natural developments.  

And such am I.

 

<br class=”blank” />

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “And Such Am I

  1. God’s existence is not contingent upon whether or not he meets your personal, biased, arbitrary standards that you have set for his behavior.

    Think for a moment and try to come up with even 1/2 of an example of something that winked out of existence because it didn’t meet the standards you had set for it.

    Since God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good, it is up to human beings to try on a little humility and attempt to figure out what all that means.

    Applying arbitrary, personal standards to anything in order for it to somehow earn existence is obviously an irrational approach.

    • I agree with your comment: “God’s existence is not contingent upon whether or not he meets your personal, biased, arbitrary standards that you have set for his behavior”

      God’s existence is in fact contingent upon whether or not he exists.

      The knowledge of such as a fact is contingent upon credible evidence to sustain the theory that there is such a God.

      Hence, credible evidence is the contingent factor relative to the theory of God’s existence.

      • ahuman,

        God’s existence is not contingent of evidence.

        That is a rather obvious fallacy that lies at the gooey, rotten foundation of atheism.

        Any one of us can live or die and leave no evidence of our existence. The lack of evidence of our existence has no bearing on whether or not we existed.

        The existence of God can be reasoned out just as any scientific principle can be reasoned out.

        And just as scientific insight is proven true by evidence so is spiritual insight.

        Nevertheless, since science is of a different class than spirituality, evidence of things spiritual is of a different class than evidence of things subject to the scientific method.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s