Our server costs ~$56 per month to run. Please consider donating or becoming a Patron to help keep the site running. Help us gain new members by following us on Twitter and liking our page on Facebook!
Current time: June 26, 2022, 1:16 am

Poll: Can God love?
This poll is closed.
Yes, fully and completely.
17.24%
5 17.24%
Partially, but not completely.
3.45%
1 3.45%
No, love as we understand it is foreign to God.
10.34%
3 10.34%
I don't know.
17.24%
5 17.24%
It's a mystery...
3.45%
1 3.45%
Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
48.28%
14 48.28%
Total 29 vote(s) 100%
* You voted for this item. [Show Results]

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Can God love?
RE: Can God love?
(July 9, 2018 at 9:18 am)SteveII Wrote: No. The flaw in your sentence is that God did not sacrifice an innocent person--GOD took the penalty on himself. A perfect sacrifice, freely given, was sufficient for everyone who wants to claim it.
 

None the less it was a sacrifice of an innocent, there is no way around this. And if god took the penalty on himself that makes it even more stupid that he simply didn't forgive.

If all he effectively did was pay the penalty to himself, how is that meeting the demand of justice? , why all the smoke and mirrors it really is ridiculous.

Quote:Jesus most certainly died--in every sense of the word. A couple of points of clarification:

not as we understand death he didn't no, he knew he would be raised (by himself) to pay the price (to himself) so he could satisfy the laws of himself.

Quote:1. It is impossible for man to atone for his own sin. 
2. So God decided to do so.
3. But in order to atone for man's sin, God had to become a man in order to stand in for us. So, the sacrifice was not simply "symbolic" as you put it. 
4. That means that Jesus was truly human. He was still God, so he was not just merely human. He had a unique dual nature. 
5. His human nature endured life, suffering and death. There is another thing that comes up--God (the Father) turned away from him at the time of his death because he represented the sins of the world. This was apparently a heavy thing to go through. 

Yes we understand the theology even though there is no way to assert it's truth.  People don't have a problem with god forgiving them as a concept but why all the silly sacrifice yourself stuff, he is god after all and he knew nothing was permanent and was in full control of the process throughout.  I mean he even provided himself a way out if the heat got too much.   There is no need for anyone to pay any price and certainly not a god.

Quote:One last point on this. You mention that you "forgive, and it's done". That is not the same thing as what is happening with the Christ's atonement. Christ's atonement does not forgive, it wipes the slate clean--as if it never happened. This is an important distinction in systematic theology that few ever take note of. 

Great so why didn't god simply do that without all the melodrama ? I know you think it makes sense, hell I used to even, but really it's just man made silliness. There is no evidence anywhere to make believing that humans were ever without error and or sin a sensible thing to believe.

Why would a god who made the universe and made the potential for whatever sin is, be then unable to handle it ? it's just plain bonkers.
Words like 'holiness' and 'sin' are simply as excuse to explain why  a god is indistinguishable to no god.
It gives god an opt out on serious interaction with his creation I really cannot understand why i believed this stuff.

(July 9, 2018 at 9:39 am)Wyrd of Gawd Wrote: So an entity who created the whole universe and everything in it has to sacrifice himself to himself because in the end he's nothing but an idiot.  Just about all of the other thousands of silly religious fairy tales make more sense than the biblical one.

It really is fucking stupid isn't it !
'Those who ask a lot of questions may seem stupid, but those who don't ask questions stay stupid'
Reply
RE: Can God love?
Sin = eating lobster and tuna, wearing clothes of mixed fabrics, not observing certain holidays, eating four-legged flying animals. God gotta crucify himself to himself.
Reply
RE: Can God love?
(July 9, 2018 at 9:39 am)possibletarian Wrote:
(July 9, 2018 at 9:18 am)SteveII Wrote: No. The flaw in your sentence is that God did not sacrifice an innocent person--GOD took the penalty on himself. A perfect sacrifice, freely given, was sufficient for everyone who wants to claim it.
 

None the less it was a sacrifice of an innocent, there is no way around this. And if god took the penalty on himself that makes it even more stupid that he simply didn't forgive.

If all he effectively did was pay the penalty to himself, how is that meeting the demand of justice? , why all the smoke and mirrors it really is ridiculous.

Quote:Jesus most certainly died--in every sense of the word. A couple of points of clarification:

not as we understand death he didn't no, he knew he would be raised (by himself) to pay the price (to himself) so he could satisfy the laws of himself.

Quote:1. It is impossible for man to atone for his own sin. 
2. So God decided to do so.
3. But in order to atone for man's sin, God had to become a man in order to stand in for us. So, the sacrifice was not simply "symbolic" as you put it. 
4. That means that Jesus was truly human. He was still God, so he was not just merely human. He had a unique dual nature. 
5. His human nature endured life, suffering and death. There is another thing that comes up--God (the Father) turned away from him at the time of his death because he represented the sins of the world. This was apparently a heavy thing to go through. 

Yes we understand the theology even though there is no way to assert it's truth.  People don't have a problem with god forgiving them as a concept but why all the silly sacrifice yourself stuff, he is god after all and he knew nothing was permanent and was in full control of the process throughout.  I mean he even provided himself a way out if the heat got too much.   There is no need for anyone to pay any price and certainly not a god.

Quote:One last point on this. You mention that you "forgive, and it's done". That is not the same thing as what is happening with the Christ's atonement. Christ's atonement does not forgive, it wipes the slate clean--as if it never happened. This is an important distinction in systematic theology that few ever take note of. 

Great so why didn't god simply do that without all the melodrama ? I know you think it makes sense, hell I used to even, but really it's just man made silliness. There is no evidence anywhere to make believing that humans were ever without error and or sin a sensible thing to believe.

Why would a god who made the universe and made the potential for whatever sin is, be then unable to handle it ? it's just plain bonkers.
Words like 'holiness' and 'sin' are simply as excuse to explain why  a god is indistinguishable to no god.
It gives god an opt out on serious interaction with his creation I really cannot understand why i believed this stuff.

(July 9, 2018 at 9:39 am)Wyrd of Gawd Wrote: So an entity who created the whole universe and everything in it has to sacrifice himself to himself because in the end he's nothing but an idiot.  Just about all of the other thousands of silly religious fairy tales make more sense than the biblical one.

It really is fucking stupid isn't it !

I truly regret wasting the time. It won't happen again.
Reply
RE: Can God love?
Rubbing two sticks together on a Sabbath = Death
Raping a virgin = Marry her

You couldn't make this stu...... ohh hang on.
'Those who ask a lot of questions may seem stupid, but those who don't ask questions stay stupid'
Reply
RE: Can God love?
(July 9, 2018 at 12:16 am)Godscreated Wrote:
(July 5, 2018 at 10:17 am)possibletarian Wrote: You mean the bible right, the indoctrination document ?

For this conversation yes, the document of truth.

[Image: kirk%20mccoy%201424843091_08.jpg]
[Image: Fenrir-sign.jpg]
Reply
RE: Can God love?
(July 9, 2018 at 6:47 am)possibletarian Wrote:
(July 9, 2018 at 12:16 am)Godscreated Wrote: So I guess by your own personal definition you were indoctrinated into science.

sciences ask for proof and evidence, faith does not.

Science claims much without any proof or evidence, you seem to have miss out on this part of indoctrination... oh but wait it wouldn't be indoctrination if they taught they do not need proof or evidence to claim something true. 

Quote:For this conversation yes, the document of truth.
 
pt Wrote:I think we've been over this, you just don't want to believe, there is no good reason to believe it's true ;Wink
 

You keep making this same statement without any reasons, a statement without reason holds little value.

Quote:I have all the evidence I need and I guess you'll wait till the time of judgement to have yours. There's no evidence of dark matter or black holes yet the gullible believe there is.

pt Wrote:Oh my goodness I can't believe that anyone who says they have any scientific knowledge at all would talk so stupidly.
'Dark Matter' is place holder name given to a phenomenon the effects of which we absolutely observe in our universe, unlike your god.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter

'Black Holes' are not really black again they come from observation, again unlike your god.
https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/fo...lack-holes

they are both terms that describe in shorthand a phenomenon we can observe, to say they don't have evidence is the stupidest thing i have heard so far on this forum.
 
Really then the astrophysicist I just saw on the Smithsonian Channel must not have the same education or understandings you do, each and everyone said we have no idea if there are black holes. They said we have no idea if there is dark matter as defined in today's science. You must call them and tell them of the terrible mistakes they are making and see to it that their degrees are removed from them, stupid scientist. 

Quote:There is no again it is real. Then sanity has eluded you. Many stories have been told in the Bible, they all happen to be real, go figure. Just as the indoctrinated inot science believes in dark matter and black holes with no evidence.

pt Wrote:And again.

Read my above.

Quote:Method, did not need one got my information straight from the One who made the place and who will hold court over all non-believers. What question all you can say this round is indoctrination, indoctrination, indoctrination. Such limited though you are displaying.

pt Wrote:If limited though means don't believe stories indistinguishable from  fairy tales then yes i have limited thought

Wink

 Glad to see we agree on something, the story of King David was put into a category of a tale by the secular world and now the secular world has dug up evidence of David's reality. His name has appeared in a place out side Israel and now for the first time the name Goliath has appeared in a city thought not to exist, the very city he was said to have lived. To bad you do not keep up with history.

GC

(July 9, 2018 at 5:59 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote:
(July 9, 2018 at 12:16 am)Godscreated Wrote: For this conversation yes, the document of truth.

[Image: kirk%20mccoy%201424843091_08.jpg]

You my dear are crazy, I have no doubts about it.

GC

(July 9, 2018 at 1:35 am)Khemikal Wrote: "If you dont believe me, my imaginary friend will burn you!"

Somebody needs to give GC a box of matches and a cabbage patch doll so he can get this shit out of his system.  It;s all he can talk about anymore.

Why do you even care if it's not true, or is it you are not certain and are afraid of the truth.

GC
God loves those who believe and those who do not and the same goes for me, you have no choice in this matter. That puts the matter of total free will to rest.
Reply
RE: Can God love?
Scared of the truth?  The truth of what..that you;re complete ass with sick fantasies?  Have you ever considered the possibility that you;re far less menacing than you think you are when you say that silly shit? That instead of scaring people to jesus....you;re confirming your own fears and base inadequacy? Do you find yourself threatening other people often..in life..or just here? Is it something you do out of frustration, or just for fun? Do you imagine that you;re the first and only person who;s ever threatened anyone else with that particular line...that...just maybe, people are waiting to hear you say it to them?

LOL, fucking moron.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
Reply
RE: Can God love?
(July 9, 2018 at 6:47 am)possibletarian Wrote:
(July 9, 2018 at 12:16 am)Godscreated Wrote:  You understand what Steve II has been telling you you just do not want to believe it's true,

That's a bit like me saying you don't want the stories or nature of Superman, Allah, Zeus etc  to be true, there is absolutely no good reason to believe that your god exists, or that any attendant theology is true.  

Quote:you're afraid.

I thought we had been over this, I'm not afraid of anything there is no good reason to believe is true.


Quote:God's God's holiness and justice are who He is and they must be satisfied

No god's holiness, justice or whatever other attribute's you choose to give him are simply you ascribe to explain why god is exactly the same as no god. With those attributes you don't even have to explain why there is no evidence.. why, well he's simply too holy.

Quote:just as hunger is part of who you are and must be satisfied.

No that's simply stupid,
1) you can demonstrate hunger what happens to the body when you don't eat
2) you can show the person who is hungry in any particular case exists.
In other words it's not a made up nebulous excuse to explain why god is exactly the same as no god

Quote:I explained to you earlier in this thread that God did not sacrifice Jesus, the Son of God volunteered, something He did not have to do, but as per you you've conveniently forgotten so you can continue to disrupt conversation.

Really, i would say i'm engaging in a real way, and without threatening a single person with a gory everlasting death, which i can't prove.  If you don't have adequate answer to the questions, simply say that you don't know.

And even if jesus volunteered for a none death (which was the punishment, he was never really going to not live again), then how is that justice. The innocent suffering can never be called justice, that's just plain stupid.  And if god can take a none guilty life then he's already broken his own rules of justice.  So again if you are going to break your own rules, why not simply forgive.

Quote:By the way if Jesus did not raise from the dead we would have no hope of eternal life, through His resurrection God proved to us that it is possible to be raised from the dead into eternal life.

Hate to break this to you, but there is no good reason to believe any of that is true.

Quote:Christ's death was sufficient to pay the price, it was His sinless life that made Jesus the perfect sacrifice.

It does not meet the requirements the first part of justice even, that the guilty be punished not the innocent. The thing is GC it's not just the detail of your faith that is so silly, it's the whole thing. The thought of the master of the universe( add in many glorious titles here) having to sacrifice anyone or anything because he can't handle someone misbehaving is unbelievable beyond measure.

Quote:The truth is your so childish that you can't learn from conversations with Christians, what we tell you is truth, but you are not required to accept it as part of your life, unless you want your life to be a pleasant one for eternity.

I've pre-ordered the petrol and matches on amazon.. delivery wont even cost me anything.

Listen GC, you claim to have 'studied' the truth and science and that makes it worse, the fact you claim this then claim a young earth and a flood and other biblical related nonsense makes me really fear for you, please get some help before it's too late and you waste your whole life.

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—the Lord detests them both.
Proverbs 17:15
 
 Like Steve II I'm done with you, it's your life for now it will be different in the future.

(July 10, 2018 at 1:00 am)Khemikal Wrote: Scared of the truth?  The truth of what..that you;re complete ass with sick fantasies?  Have you ever considered the possibility that you;re far less menacing than you think you are when you say that silly shit?

I am not trying to be menacing, it's your doubt that leads you to believe such, the truth has a way of getting in doesn't it. Don't bother to reply I want need to answer something you make up, we both know the truth and that's enough for me.

GC
God loves those who believe and those who do not and the same goes for me, you have no choice in this matter. That puts the matter of total free will to rest.
Reply
RE: Can God love?
Fucking....moron.......
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
Reply
RE: Can God love?
Quote:I am not trying to be menacing, it's your doubt that leads you to believe such, the truth has a way of getting in doesn't it. Don't bother to reply I want need to answer something you make up, we both know the truth and that's enough for me.
[Image: giphy.gif]
Seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy -- myself.

Inuit Proverb

Reply



Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Serious] The love of a God Ten 31 1377 October 22, 2021 at 9:28 am
Last Post: Angrboda
  If god can't lie, does that mean he can't do everything? Foxaire 184 5640 September 10, 2021 at 4:20 pm
Last Post: Dundee
  God doesn't love you-or does He? yragnitup 24 3600 January 24, 2019 at 1:36 pm
Last Post: deanabiepepler
  Love of God vs love of a woman Mystic 51 4123 September 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm
Last Post: chimp3
  Why don't Christians admire/LOVE SATAN instead of the biblical God? ProgrammingGodJordan 18 2889 January 21, 2017 at 8:13 am
Last Post: Gawdzilla Sama
  Can I be sued for saving someone's life? Yes I can Dystopia 25 4025 July 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm
Last Post: Jackalope
  If we can't criticize Islam in the West, where can it be criticized? TheMessiah 29 6824 May 10, 2015 at 11:48 am
Last Post: Dystopia
  God is love. God is just. God is merciful. Chad32 62 15813 October 21, 2014 at 9:55 am
Last Post: Cheerful Charlie
  God is Love Zidneya 14 2063 September 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Last Post: Zidneya
  God's love protects us from the disasters he sends. topher 13 2821 May 31, 2014 at 6:04 am
Last Post: Anomalocaris



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)