Have you ever asked god why he built the eye in such a cack-handed way, with its backwards retina and nerve fibres running in front of the photoreceptors to create a blind spot? HE got it right with squid, why screw it up for humans? Next time you are helping deal with a detached retina, just remember that had god not screwed up the design of the eye, that person would still have their sight.
Our flesh is our temporary home, like the womb for our spirit to learn and grow. Flesh is not perfect, it fails, it goes blind,hungers,gets cancer,it dies. The spirit however, it can not be said with any certainty what happens to the spirit. I would rather believe it is recycled back into life,as a buddhist might believe, or in Heaven, or a combination of it all, than just nothing. Nothing after all this hard work, my patience,my kind-generous ways, nothing! No there is SOMETHING. I'M DRAWN TO IT LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD TO A FLOWER!
Whoah - way to dodge the questions! Seems to be a common theme with you Junebug. I note you ducked out of the other thread when things got too hard for you. Sorry, but you are NOT going to be allowed to dodge and prevaricate, not when you keep making assertions of fact.
You have said that god created everything. Therefore, he created the human eye. He did a shoddy job. Did he do a shoddy job deliberately, or was it the best he could do? Your god created flesh, therefore he created it to be"not perfect, it fails, it goes blind,hungers,gets cancer,it dies". Sounds like he is either a mammoth screw-up, or he hates us quite a bit. Where do you get "good" from that sentence, Junebug?
As for the mawkishness at the end.....you know what? I'd like the afterlife to be all chocolate ice-cream! As things stand, I have exactly the same amount of evidence of what the afterlife (or its very existence) is like, as you do. So.....are you going to give MY fantasies the same respect as you demand from us on yours?
And you are still not actually giving any evidence. I wonder why that is? Could it be because you know you actually have none?
JB, you are failing in a few areas...
A) showing that your "god" actually exists
A]I have given you my personal testimony
So what? MY personal testimony is "god does not exist". John Johnson believes that all the good things that ever happen to him are caused by the mystical powers of his magical talking sock. Do you actually have anything
that an impartial observer would weigh as better evidence than mine? Better that John's?
Junebug, you have constructed a lovely little fantasy that apparently works for you - provided you don't examine it too closely. While you aren't hurting anyone with it, that's cool - enjoy. While you don't bother anyone with it, that's cool - enjoy.
But you have chosen to turn up here and say "THIS is truth, THIS is fact, THIS is the way the universe is". And if you are going to do that, you need to explain very clearly, with evidence, why we should take the slightest bit of notice of anything you say.
Maybe that's not what you want. Maybe the role you want here is the one you cherish in reality. "Oh, that Junebug - she's very spiritual you know, she knows
stuff. She's in tune with the universe, there's a special something
about her. She's an old soul, a strong spirit, a free thinker unchained by The Man." I'll wager you have a dreamcatcher in your house, that you dress a little bit unconventionally, that you cultivate a personality described as "kooky". It would not surprise me if your hair is not a natural colour, that you wear earth tones because you feel they bring you closer to the world.
None of that is a problem. I've had friends who fit right into that pattern, and they are and remain good people. And socially, that's all good. But this is NOT a social forum, Junebug. Its a forum where, if you want to advance an idea, you back it up. You put up, or shut up.
So stop with the mystical arm-waving - you may get away with that with your friends, but it won't wash here. Start backing up your assertions, and let's see one single shred of evidence for anything you've said here.