God ń "The great Mathematician"
This is after all a ěScience and Christianityî mix of things.
Once somebody gave me a book which postulated that: since God created
the universe and also made spiritual laws, then these laws must be
consistent. In other words, the long-term nature of the universe demands
that ěgoodî prevail. I thought it was both interesting and compelling in
Unrelated to that, I have often wondered (as many others have): ěWhy the
Several things seemed somewhat straightforward.
1.) Then God certainly could be in a position of knowing what we are
2.) Then God could present an example of a ěperfect lifeî
3.) In the resurrection, God has shown the future to those who follow
But the tough one is the death on the cross. That is something that
confounds Spong and others. Why that "sacrifice"? In fact, what is
ěsacrificeî all about? Does God really want goats and virgins --- even
his own son -- for sacrifice? Of course not! The ěsacrificeî is one made
by the human as he/she brings the ěfirst fruitsî to God. Similarly we
see God bringing his son as a ěsacrificeî. But why was it really
necessary? I'm certain that theologians have answers --- but the truth
is usually characterized by several answers from several points of view.
Hence I propose that it also is to ěbalanceî the (Scientific) equations
that God has lain down on this universe --- or is otherwise obliged to
follow. We all know that humans have inflicted incredible evil upon one
another. If good is to cancel evil, then how can it be done? How does
GOOD=EVIL happen for us humans? I propose that Jesusí death on the cross
has balanced these necessary moral equation(s).
Anyhow, it is an idea -- and not ideas are good ones.
Walt Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In any consistent theory, there must
exist true but not provable statements.
You can only find the truth with logic
If you have already found the truth
without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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