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Thread #116474   Message #2513203
Posted By: Don Firth
11-Dec-08 - 11:02 PM
Thread Name: The Weekly Walkabout cum Talkabout
Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout cum Talkabout
Well, actually, I'm an atoothfairyist as well. And I have serious doubts about the existence of Bill O'Reilly.

My concept of God? That would take a little explaining, but certainly not the cranky old man with a beard in the bed sheet living up on Arcturus 12 who keeps list to see who's naughty and nice, marks the fall of every sparrow, and hurls lightning bolts at sinners.

The reason I started going to the church I do is because the pastor and I can have some very good discussions. More often than not, I play "Devil's Advocate," and he seems to enjoy the conversations. Believe me, I ain't no evangelist!

As to knowing the mind of God? If there is such an entity, He, She, or It is so far beyond our comprehension that there is no way we can "know the mind of God." In some circle's I'm notorious for telling evangelical and fundamentalist types, "Your God is too small!"

These folks have to have everything cut-and-dried. They can't stand mystery, and that's what religion is all about.

Don Firth