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Spirituality

  1. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    11 Feb '18 23:24
    tell me why i'm wrong
  2. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    12 Feb '18 02:44
    Originally posted by @apathist
    tell me why i'm wrong
    god does not extend or unfold
  3. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 Feb '18 02:47
    Originally posted by @apathist
    tell me why i'm wrong
    If you are seeing a god or gods then I think it is a perfectly understandable and commonplace upshot of your human nature and of the human condition generally.
  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Feb '18 09:53
    "A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest." --Paul Simon
  5. Standard member dj2becker
    rentrer à la maison
    12 Feb '18 10:12
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    "A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest." --Paul Simon
    Does that apply to the one that doesn't want to see God?
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Feb '18 10:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    Does that apply to the one that doesn't want to see God?
    Of course. See Thread 175914
  7. Standard member sonship
    the corrected one.
    12 Feb '18 14:49 / 1 edit
    Okay, you don't see God. But you see man in the image of God.

    No? You don't even see that??

    Okay, you see man and NOTHING ELSE in existence on the planet like man. Closer?

    I didn't say chimps, ants, whales, and dolphins are not unique. I did say there is nothing else in the universe or on earth like a human.

    You might ask "Why is that?"
    SETI can't find anything else out there like humans.

    From that realization, if you have no special beef to another possibility, you might one day open up to Genesis 1:26,27 .

    Man - uniquely created in some way in the image of God and according to the likeness of God.
  8. 12 Feb '18 15:18
    Originally posted by @sonship
    Okay, you don't see God. But you see man in the image of God.

    No? You don't even see that??

    Okay, you see man and NOTHING ELSE in existence on the planet like man. Closer?

    I didn't say chimps, ants, whales, and dolphins are not unique. I did say there is nothing else in the universe or on earth like a human.

    You might ask "Why is that?"
    SET ...[text shortened]...

    Man - uniquely created in some way in the image of God and according to the likeness of God.
    "Man - uniquely created in some way in the image of God and according to the likeness of God."

    That works as well the other way around.
  9. Standard member Romans1009
    Cretinous Mutterings
    12 Feb '18 15:24
    Originally posted by @js357
    "Man - uniquely created in some way in the image of God and according to the likeness of God."

    That works as well the other way around.
    Not really. God is a Spirit and does not share the character of man post man’s fall.
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Feb '18 18:26
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    Not really. God is a Spirit and does not share the character of man post man’s fall.
    Man did not fall. He was pushed.
  11. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    12 Feb '18 18:39
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    "A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest." --Paul Simon
    If you mean the line from the song, The Boxer then replace "sees" with "hears".
  12. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Feb '18 19:08
    Originally posted by @caissad4
    If you mean the line from the song, The Boxer then replace "sees" with "hears".
    Yes, I was paraphrasing Paul Simon's words, transferred to the context of the OP-title about seeing gods.
  13. 12 Feb '18 20:43
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    Not really. God is a Spirit and does not share the character of man post man’s fall.
    If God does not share the character of post-Fall man, there is an explanatory gap that obviously needs filling. Then it keeps getting more and more complicated and contentious and soon enough we have internet chats going at it, the theist/theist disagreements as deep as the theist/atheist disagreements. What’s a simple minded person to do?
  14. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Feb '18 22:13
    Originally posted by @apathist
    i see gods ... tell me why i'm wrong
    Um, just a word of caution: if you start to hear gods talking to you, not just seeing them, get yourself to a competent psychiatrist PDQ.
  15. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    12 Feb '18 23:37
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    "A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest." --Paul Simon
    not a real man 🙂