That about sums it up. I mean, if there is this god of the desert, and it is so insecure that it demands our constant adoration, then one must assume that it is an insignificant little ego not worth consideration. It really doesn't matter.
On the other hand we have a living planet that provides all our food, clothing and shelter. That might be worthy of consideration. But I think the Earth deserves our respect, not adoration, as, it seems to me, she offers her bounty without expectation.
Is there a god of the desert and another god of the mountain or sea? What is this? Is it some new idolatry and polytheism?
And you do respect the living planet; has it any intelligence and wisdom; and is it so kind and merciful to give you all your food, clothing and shelter?
And some people here sanctify the idols of the ancient, but to God Almighty they do not glorify!
Cliff, I know you mean only the very best. However, some cancers just cannot be cured. Do you think all these big rich movie stars are going to die off if there was a cure for all cancers? I believe there are cancer cures that are not being divuleged but to say there is a cure for all cancers could lead a person to spending all kinds of money they don't have and the end result will be the same. I have lost two people to lung cancer. One lived 3 years. That is 2.5 yrs. longer than the doctor predicted. The other had such heavy treatment (in Regina)that was so hard on his body, he had a massive heart attack and that took him. We don't know how bad this man's cancer is. It may be so far advanced, nothing can be done. Maybe the best they can do is enjoy the time he has left. I don't want to be a downer but neither do I like false hope. Hope is good but sometimes too much of it is not the best thing. I haven't gone back and read all the posts on this so I hope I'm not out of line. If I am, I am sorry.
You asked "Will there be a cure for my Thomas?"
I asked "Give me a cure for my Thomas."
No, my husband is not in dire straights yet. His cancer is still active, and the oncologist has whispered to me that this is fatal. We will find out the next step on April 7. He had two lung tumors and was in remission for 2 years. It is inoperable. He has had chemo twice, and the last session did not completely cure it. We are watching and waiting.
However, he has had 3 good years and continues to work in his garden and makes nice birdhouses and lawn furniture for the neighbors. He is in terrible pain with his knees, walks with a cane, but his quality of life is still fairly good. He eats like a horse and gained 37 lbs.
God is real but misunderstood and misrepresented to monopolize access. I am quite convinced that the omnipotent all knowing and all seeing one is none other than the cognizant universe. As such it cannot help but know intimately every particle in existance. It knows everything because it is everything. Ask not what god can do for you but what you can do for god.
I would ask God to freeze time and don't restart it until I could convince Dexter Sinister, Scott Free, Vanni Fucci, Talloola, Cliffy, SirJosephPorter, and Marilyn Manson to accept Jesus Christ as their salvation.