are you serious? invisible qualities clearly seen??????
Lets just isolate part of the verse to try and make nonsense of it, shall we? What does the rest of the verse say?
This is contemptible, Neo Pagan.
Paul was weird. He had one foot in a sort of innocent reality and the other in a land of invisible beings who did mysterious things:Ro:1:14: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
Ro:1:15: So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
Ro:1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Ro:1:17: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Ro:1:18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Ro:1:19: Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Ro:1:20: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Ro:1:21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Ro:1:22: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
There follows a list of people who God hates and then:Ro:1:28: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
i.e. gays, murderers, all the usual suspects, etc. Note "In which God has condemned them to having a reprobate mind" and thus, beyond their own control, be eternally damned.
Note that... God could have shown then the error of their ways instead of leaving itinerant preachers to do this, but no, he saw they were arseholes and gave them a "reprobate mind" very helpful...
And the chapter ends on the cheering note:Ro:1:32: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
One thing that Paul (or whoever wrote this) fails to address is theodicity: why bad things happen to good people and why bad people have a good life. Ro:1:18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
You see, it is not revealed at all!
Paul, of course, thought that with the death of Jesus came the End of Times and that Armageddon would be in his lifetime
. (I wonder what he is thinking now?)