Mudcat Café message #1949241 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29796   Message #1949241
Posted By: Slag
26-Jan-07 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
Subject: RE: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
I remember a fellow in our neighborhood who had a sign on his front porch that said "No Solicitors, this includes you Jehova's Witnesses". Sometimes you just have to spell it out for people. I don't know id they still do but at one time the JWs ( who always had someone at the end of the street watching) would walk off a little ways down the street and take off their shoes and beat them together as a sign that God had rejected you for rejecting His messengers. This accrued some sort of spiritual favor for them in their belief system.

I do believe in evangelism. By that I mean making the body of my beliefs available to any and all. I DON"T believe in invading someone's personal space, family home, privacy, etc, and cramming my beliefs or philosophy down their throats. Most folks know which street the church is on, what channel to tune in or who the pastor is. I trust God enough to lead you that far. Then there is always the Yellow Pages!

Just to throw a different slant on these proceedings, try this. Imagine YOU are the Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent. All of Creation (both noun and verb) is Yours. What do you do for fun? How do You cope with Eternal Boredom staring You in the Eye? What story will You write? What responsibilities do You assume? What do You owe Your creation? What does Your creation owe you? How will You manifest Yourself or will You? So, go ahead but be careful. Your creatures are just waiting for the chance to tell You how You got it WRONG! This may be juice for another thread. If so "So be it, Amen!"

Footnote: Thank you for pointing out one typo I missed. Heavy fingers, you know. I knew you had to be a kind soul of great undeeeerstanding.