For all of my life I questioned clergy and friends how they felt about God. They all believe that the lord of lords sent down the words, which were printed in both testaments, that the bible is filled with only love and caring, and compassion. After all, it was written by the all mighty. You can tell that most had never read a word in the holy book. Even some of the cloth had no recollection of the proverbs I will list here. I will give you a short description of some.
(Proverbs 13:24, 20:30, 23:13-14) God says to parents that if their children get out of line, we should beat them with a rod. If they talk back to you, "KILL THEM".
(Leviticus 20:, Deuteronomy 21:18-21, Mark 7:9-13 and Mathew 15:47) We must also stone people to DEATH for heresy, adultery, homosexuality, working on the Sabbath, worshipping graven images, practicing sorcery, and a wide variety of other imaginary crimes. I could go on and on.
This will stir up those who happen to read my blog. Maybe none.
Tell me, what good did god do for his people in New Orleans? Why weren't they warned? Why are hundreds of thousands of innocent children dying from starvation all over the world? Why do so many people hate? Why are so many people without a place to live? Why doesn't the lord reach out and try to stop the evil that is growing in our country?
It seems like, when people happen to survive some catastrophe, they credit that to the lord. When an athlete achiever’s success, which he worked so hard to perfect, he raises his arms and points to the sky, and thanks god for the single wonderful moment he had. He feels that god gave him the goodies that made him what he has become. He forgot about his sweat and tears while trying to become the professional he was.
If I received help from the lord, no matter what, I would feel guilty as hell knowing that there are so many people and animals that are suffering. Why help me, only one of billions?
I don’t deny that faith is a good trait to have. Have faith in your self. Have faith in nature, that the sun and moon will always rise and set. Have faith in the people you love or enjoy. What’s the use of having faith in a form created by human beings You remember, the old sweet but rugged long bearded man draped in a white silk. He never shows himself. Nature shows what nature creates.