Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
I see Unf is quite upset that our Lord has not deemed him worthy. The problem is Unf, it's really the other way around. YOU are the one that has deemed our Lord not to be worthy. You've decided that you are above such things. You've made up your mind and closed it off to any possibilities. That's why I say it sucks to be you. Obviously, since you gave me the negative rep, it bothers you quite a bit, and I'm glad I'm not in your shoes.
This is perhaps the biggest problem with you religious folk. First you say who can know the mind of the Lord and in the next breath you start telling people what the Lord thinks of them. Fact of the matter is, you haven't a clue what the Lord thinks at any moment, if there is a Lord at all and if there is, if any of the BS you and others like you put themselves and other through is even of the slightest interest of the Lord.
Like Popeye said, "I am what I am." Unlike yourself, I pilot my own course in the way that I see as best. I am responsible for all my actions and those actions that come about in the wake of my own. Not some imaginary misogynistic invisible man in the sky, not some emotional, idealistic, imaginary female consciousness of this planet,
Not some far seeing wise old man of thousands of years ago.
While you have taken what information you have and made a decision about life in general based on it, I find there simply isn't enough reliable information available for me to make any such life altering decision for myself. I certainly think it foolish to refuse what my own eyes tell me in favour of what you think is best for me.
Further, in your own basis for morality you are told that all have free will. That I exercise my own upsets you enough to wade in with the insults and derision shows to me just how feeble your own convictions in the religion you chose for yourself is. If it was the right one, you wouldn't need to attempt to belittle me to make your own choices feel better to you.
As for Negreps, you feel it's important to make a point about the pictures I post in this thread regardless of the well meaning light hearted feelings behind them, to tell me that you are offended and certainly disapprove of them, while taking exception to having my opinion of your own comments voiced and brought to your attention.
You say it sucks to be me? Maybe it does but you don't know that. Again it's just that judgmental aspect brought on by what you've been taught to go on the attack against what you think isn't conforming to your version of the norm.
I know of other people who do that. I don't think much of them for it. I can accept that you think it sucks to be me and that you sure are glad not to be in my shoes. Sorry what I say makes you feel that way but I also accept that you're going to feel the way you want regardless of what I say or do. So I'll not let it bother me as I have no control over it.
I am happy with my lot in life. If I were to drop down dead right this minute I would honestly say I've no regrets.
It's a good life as far as I am concerned and I have been far more happy than sad or angry. A win in my books.
As for possibilities, I am open to all of them, but not blindly. I can be convinced of nearly anything if there is proof of it. Unlike you, I can change my mind about religion should the right things happen. You it seems on the other hand can not.
Like I said earlier in the thread, feel free to prove that there is a god and I will acknowledge that, but until then, please try to stop shoving your religion down my throat.