I have a few thing to say, hope you can feel just as stringly without going haywire.
God could not have written the world's religious texts, they had to be written and interpreted by people, there is no logical reason for there to be so many different versions of religious texts unless God did not author them.
If God has choice, then God must have the ablity to not choose as well. The idea that God can love and not hate makes no sense. God should be able to techinically do as God pleases, but it is people who make this decision for God. Many religions claims God loves by default, that is a human (if not nature's) trait. The idea that God must only be a male is also out of whack. To me, God is a 'he, she, it, they, us and/or we' creature. Notice that I put 'he' first, I make no apologies. Again, human traits; the only way that God can be built around us is if WE
I found out that my family and myself are actually devout Hindus. Yippie...
On the other hand, I am atleast smart enough to know that in reality, we created God. I know what happens if I do not pray: nothing happens any different. But I'll still do it if I need guidance once in a while.
Personally I wonder how pesimistic my fellow supposed religious folks are, they act as if without God, we are indeed lost. Dude, God made everything, think about it. Everything that all your senses can apply to, even things you think aren't supposed to be. Everything exists for a reason, it's not a test, it's just THERE for you to deal with it. God made science, the purpose of which is to explain HOW
not why, gice up the damned arguments!
BTW, my Hindu teachings do not mention any of the above, I don't think I represent Hinduism or any religion for that matter. These are just...thoughts.
Regardless, I always find it facinating (and most unfortunate) that no one qualifies thier God when they speak of God. No one has ever said anything along the lines of, "Life according to my
God." It is just assumed
that your God is everyone's God and therefore to qualify God would be redundant, as if there was only one God...
Don't make assumptopns, especially in this thread, I will lay smack on you for it.
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.