Der kurze und schnelle Weg zu Gott


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  1. In my experience, there are no „quick and easy guides to God.“ Well. Outside of „God is Love.“ 😉 But your chart draws a few factual short-cuts worthy of discussion.

    The „problem of evil“ as it is referred to in a philosophy course is still very much a problem in the real world— our personal reality. The chart attempts to solve this problem by essentially dismissing it’s real importance, saying, „If God is all-knowing, he would know what we would do if we were tested, therefore no need to test us.“

    Let’s assume God is indeed all-knowing, and that his knowledge of all events in time (as well as persons, places, and things) is infinite. The conclusion that „evil“ is nothing more than an unnecessary „test“ makes no allowance for freewill choice, and further, presumes God is the source of evil. In other words, because God knows of our experiences before hand, we have no need to experience our choices— and their repercussions— for ourselves.

    The fact is this: As freewill creatures, we have the prerogative of exercising volitional choice— and if this is a true and free choice, then we also have the freewill choice of becoming self-confusing, self-disrupting, even self-destroying; evil. And we have the right to experience this for ourselves, as an individual personality. The possibility of evil cannot be avoided if we are truly free in the exercise of finite will.

    However, God does not create evil; but he does provide the potential that allows us to. The possibility of evil is necessary to moral choosing, but not the actuality of it.

    Evil is then, a relativity concept. The power to choose between truth and error created the potential negative of the positive way of light and life; but all such errors of evil are nonexistent until such a time as a creature wills their existence.

    Stated another way: potential evil is inherent in the necessary incompleteness of the revelation of God as a time-space-limited expression of infinity and eternity. The fact of the „partial in the presence of the complete“ (i.e., finite in the presence of the infinite— relative in the presence of the absolute— imperfect in the presence of the perfect) constitutes relativity of reality; creates the necessity for intellectual choosing; and establishes value levels of spirit recognition and response.

    The relative and living nature of truth is continually moving. Thus all static concepts (e.g., fossilized religious, political, or scientific truth) are potentially evil. Therefore, the incomplete, finite concept of the Infinite which is held by a temporal creature mind is, perforce, also potential evil. All such static concepts invariably retard science, politics, society, as well as religion. Static concepts may represent a certain knowledge, but they are invariably deficient in wisdom and eventually devoid of truth.

    The chart also takes up the human canard that „Satan“ is responsible for evil, (not us! lol) and that an „all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good“ God would „destroy Satan.“ Perhaps he would; even the adulterated narrative in the Bible of Satan confronting Christ suggests that Satan was, in fact, incarcerated.

    It’s altogether reasonable to believe that a just (and loving) Creator-God would afford any of his errant creatures a fair and just hearing, even as we humans attempt to achieve justice in our own relative, moral, and ethical experience. The universe appears to operate along the morally sound principle that any freewill creature becomes the freewill architect of his or her own destiny; i.e., we choose whether or not we continue in a universe or truth, beauty, and goodness, or cease to exist through the freewill embrace of evil; unreality.

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