You don't even read posts before jumping in and shoving your own foot in your mouth. For instance, qmark said to me:
"However, let's assume for a moment that you are god."
Yes..Humphreys. I understood what qmark stated on the previous page. And you took a bite out of that apple with what you posted...astonishing!!!
As I stated..I don't even think you know of what you post.
In like manner with some of the others here, I don't expect you to get it ..and hence I post this with the others in mind and not your understanding.
You replied with this...
qmark, if I were a God, of course it would not be okay for me to do whatever I liked with my creation, not while assuming a position of morality, anyway. It kinda reminds me of the story of a top greyhound breeder I read about, he was breeding dogs by the thousands searching for a champion, and felt justified in shooting and dumping any dogs who did not show promise.
You need to check the history of rulers operating under "Divine Right of Kings" for morality. History seems to be a very poorly understood subject by many of "Intellect" out here.
THe basis of the Bible and God is Authoritarian...not Optional. This is why so many rulers tried in the manner they do..through one empire or another to imitate it...among men. Absolute power.
Some of us know what is stated by Lord Acton about absolute power being exercised by men...in history.
And then to look even more silly ...you follow it up with this...
Once pain, suffering, intelligence and emotions are invented, a good, ethical creator assumes a sense of responsibility for the well-being of his creations, in my book.
You reject God...you reject His Book...you reject so much about what is known and written...and then to top it off...you expect God to hold to your line of morality???
You have no idea and avoid the topic I posted in rebuttal about what it meant or means when Adam and Eve are banished from the Garden Of Eden to the East past the Cherubim with the flaming swords.
They were on their own...by their sins...responsible for themselves...
This is what it means ...to eat bread by the sweat of their brow..and to travail in birth...to lose God's blessing...to be fallen.
They had lost God's blessings and coverings...under his wings.
You don't believe in God or his Word...think all this is a fallacy..made up..not credible...
And here you are arguing for God's care and morality..like welfare.
You have to go to public school Humphreys to get this naturally dumb and not notice it!!!
It is astonishing once you see it for what it is.
Hence my comparison to someone stealing your candy bowl.
It never occurs to men of intellect that men themselves lost the candy bowl..on their own merits or demerits.
Why that is not possible..I have science...intellect...!!
But God owes me morality....I deserve it!!
I can see the contradiction here...the confusion. And I know the name of the author of confusion.
And I am with Surety..that others here can see the contradiction for themselves.
You are in the UK ..for goodness sake.
Do you not know what happened in history as a result of Marston Moore and Nasby Field...??
The English Civil war...where Divine Right of Kings was stopped in England by the Beheading of Charles 1st in 1649.
Since that time no English King or Monarch has ever declared themselves to be divine right.
For the Absolute power that men always desired was to imitate God and put this over on the people..that their power was absolute..from God..unlimited..that they could make or break any law without accountability.
Their Crown was by the authority of the Church...and by this God...unlimited power.
Men have sought one method or another to return back to this unlimited power...and today by intellect..by reason..by science...to repeat this template of absolute power. And politics intends to use/misuse science to achieve a return to this goal today...the absolute mastery of everything.
Think I am kidding...read this headline...from just today...McCain on Obama Granting Work Permits to Illegals: He Can't Do It Because He's Not Kinghttp://cnsnews.com/
At least someone in our Congress knows some history.
You are arguing for morality from a God you don't believe in ...have no confidence in His word...and at the same time do not understand what is in his word...outside of the flesh.
Observe Event Horizon here...
How can you be so in love with something you never even met? How is that equivalent to someone you actually know in the flesh? It isn't, because with one you can have conversations with and see them...the other is just an idea or a thought.
Know in the flesh???
Is not much of science within this same description??
Thanks to all for their posts,