Originally Posted by Busby
It would be a terrible state of affairs if any 'God' looked down upon the misery upon this planet and thought to him/her/itself 'that little diseased, helpless, hungry, suffering child brought this on himself - because he has to learn the errors of his/her ways'. What a lovely philosophy.
He/She/it (god) would also obviously be aware that the pain and hurt the parent(s) of this child are suffering is of their own making.
That's disgusting. Revolting. Sickening. That's not love.
If this is the way that some god wants us to be taught then it must be OK to drop bombs on people, to burn them to death, to coat them in Napalm, to tear their insides out. Let's get on with it, the quicker it's done the better off we'll all be. (Not us mind you - it's 'the others' who need it - they don't understand)
Come on, get a grip. It can't be like that otherwise we are doomed, doomed in the sense that if there is such a god we are already being used as playthings, like a child pulling the wings of flies. We dÓdn't teach our own children by beating them or letting them go hungry but by having respect for them and trying to show how love works.
Calling any suffering 'a human experience' loses sight of any understanding of the ways of the universe and assumes that cause and effect is there to punish, so involving hell and eternal fire. Just as religious fanatics like it to be.
Our experiences in this world are all that we have and basically depend upon our free will, don't get us more confused.
Those claims are what religions with their dogmas bring about...they all claim to "know what God wants". In my NDE I didn't experience seeing any God, gods or deities. For me that doesn't mean there is no God. Yet, I don't like the term "God" because of all the baggage that comes with it. I still don't know if there is a "deity" or not. I (personally and unable to prove) do know that consciousness not only survive death, it's eternal. Determining where our consciousness came from is a daunting challenge. Was it created...or did it develop as the big bang happened...and who is able to know?