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Thread #29796   Message #1949289
Posted By: Slag
26-Jan-07 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
Subject: RE: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
God forbid the Mr. Bush should reference his faith in God! Many of our leaders have done the same in the past. It seems that the problem is Mr. Bush's God may be a Republican and, well, we just can't have that!

I love sporting events where one team prays and then the other team prays!!! Wow! Who's God is going to win??? These are great contests and they have the potential to resolve many theological questions! When FDR prayed and ask the nation to pray God must have heard him. Lots of jobs were found and we won the war! And that's odd because Mr. Lincoln was always talking about God and praying and stuff and he won his war and he was a Republican!

Personally I believe marriage is an institution of God between a man and a woman. I also believe between a separation between church and state and I believe the state has NO business being involved in Christian marriage at all. So. If you want a secular or state marriage fine! If you want to marry someone of the same sex and you want the state to sanction it, be my guest. Call it what you want as it has nothing to do with my personal or religious beliefs. If it is a question of "Rights" however then I DO agree. Equal rights for all under the law. I don't get to excited about the marriage question as it has never been clearly defined historically.. Polygamy has been the dominate historical form of marriage. There are no Biblical formulae for marriage. There are some indicaitons of cultural traditions. Sexual intercourse as consummation seems to be the standard. All that is held near and dear today are actually fairly recent developments in the history of the institution of marriage.

How did God Create? I dunno. I wasn't there. I don't know of anyone else who was there. Adam came along at the end of the deal so what would he know? What did he care? Was God's process (which, gasp, certainly included adaptions and flexibility, i.e., evolution) so important that the disposition of my eternal soul hinges upon it? I think NOT. Especially since He didn't include a chapter in His book (the Bible) titled "How I DID It!" Got to leave some bones for the scientists to scrap over. They should have some fun trying to unravel His mysteries.

If you start with the proposition "In the beginning God..." it could ALL be true, just they way it is set forth in Scripture. Why can't God have a little fun? I contend that there are much more important questions to consider.

I think some Christian folks get their focus off onto relatively unimportant things and wind up looking ridiculous. The important things are fair and just and love-centered treatment of our fellow man (which includes you ladies too!). If Christians would only keep that in mind I don't think anyone anywhere would have much negative to say about them as a group.

LH, gotta couple of JW friends myself. Good solid people and I have received some much needed help from one of them in times passed.