• Abdul
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    What is rightness? What is correctness? If we’re all shaped by our own experiences, assumptions, and biases, what meaning, then, does the word “absolute truth” hold?

    So when we have religious books and religious authorities telling us whether we’re straying far from or moving close to “the truth,” what is it? Where is it? Who knows, maybe God (whoever or whatever that maybe to you) is right after all. But who is to be the judge of that?


    What is God, anyway? If it’s Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or the Trinity then what do you call Allah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, for that sake? If you consider them false gods, they still are “gods” by definition. So then what can be considered a god? Let’s say it’s something that you worship. Who then possesses the power of determining what absolute truth is? Is it the god or is it the one who determined what his god should be? In that sense, the power lies behind the worshipper because he had the power to choose who to worship, and ultimately, define his moral laws, ethical behavior, destiny, and truth.

    If we follow that definition, God’s power is limited. And the characteristic of a omnipotent being loses it’s sense. It’s fallible. Illogical.

    It is not we that are important because God chose us. It is he that is important because of us. We assign his value and his importance in our lives. Thus, assigning him his power over us. We subject ourselves willingly.
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    It is not we that are important because God chose us. It is he that is important because of us. We assign his value and his importance in our lives. Thus, assigning him his power over us. We subject ourselves willingly.Abdul

    I agree. And yet our will to worship and subject ourselves is something we do not choose. We are thrown in to this itch for the holy. So we might speak of the God behind all gods. But why not just call it life, then? We are thrown into loving and fearing, work and suffering, ecstasy and terror. To some degree (perhaps) religion is a reaction to this situation into which we are thrown. We impose an order. We insist that this order is not just our individual fantasy. But that too is part of the imposition of order --an escape from us all working out our salvation in different and other-opposing ways.
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