Here is one reason that I come to ARP.
Something that Ac and Boot said caused a light switch to be turned on in my head. Something that I had never considered before was brought to light by the words of others.
Kind of funny too, because this one should have jumped out at me earlier it seems. But it didn’t.
Ok, so, here is what began the process.
Acmanko said (from the Respect topic);
My first reaction to this in my head was “ridiculous”. I replied to Ac saying that would mean that God is actively hiding the truth. I felt confidant that other believers would go on to claim that the idea was silly, and we’d move on and forget all about it.as it stands today it is almost impossible to tell who is correct and who is not. Respect should be extended to everyone. Scienc today has made great strides in the understanding of the Universe, which is why I say God is still busy with creation. The closer man comes to figuring it out the more difficult he makes it.
Acmanko: In Genesis God forbade man to seek the truthBootlen: [Humans can’t handle] the whole truth...not in these unglorified bodies. Truth would destroy us. God does not want that.God views us as kids… and we are to remain kids. Again… where is the developmental path here?ga-hvac-tech: If seeing the truth without understanding it were dangerous, would you give it to you kids?
And so, a simple idea has now left me in a state of complete flabbergastation. Not only is God actively working to keep the truth from man, but believers are ok with that!
God is actively working to deny me the one of the very big things in my life; the quest for knowledge. I must now wonder, is God capable of actually LYING to me? Why not?
Let’s suppose that God takes me on a journey back through time to show me all the things that I want to see. Why should I believe Him? How do I know that he did not just construct whatever I needed to see to bring me in to the fold? With all the talk of God and truth, to put this forth is… jaw dropping.
It seems that some won’t be happy until I am left angry with God and declare myself a full-blown atheist!
Explain yourselves, gentlemen.