18 January 2022

Religion & Egotism

COMMENT: I don’t consider in a God. Nonetheless, I deal with folks actually like I might wish to be handled. I need the federal government to be small and decentralized. I don’t wish to hurt others, nor do I wish to take something from them not negotiated the place each events profit. ….

JR

REPLY: I don’t assume you should consider in God to be good no matter who you envision to be God. The Greeks believed extra in super-beings, not gods who created you. Even this gold aureus of Diocletian on the reverse footage the Greek three Fates. They had been those who judged you. Zeus might solely make a suggestion. He neither created you and the world nor judged you upon loss of life. Therefore, we nonetheless name our future is dictated by destiny. The Roman goddess Fortuna was pictured with a cornucopia in a single arm and her hand on the rudder of a ship symbolizing she might change your future on a whim. Just because they weren’t Christian had nothing to do with the morality of the folks predating that faith. Greek philosophy predated Christianity by a whole lot of years.

AE Follis 325-328 Christian Symbol

Most of us have a conscience that guides us. Those that are egotistical appear to be absent that core trait. Which may be the higher clarification than calling it faith per se. An instinctive sense of morality. It does seem that those that reject any form of picture of any God and consider that it’s as much as them to rule the world are an egotistical distinction from being even an agnostic which in itself doesn’t indicate evil. They lack any ethical conscience. Simply because somebody professes to consider in God doesn’t imply he’s ethical – i.e. Constantine the Nice. Constantine solely ever issued a single bronze coin with any Christian image out of tens of millions. He cleverly used Christianity because the excuse to not simply win the battle, however to confiscate all of the wealth within the pagan temples.

Julian II of the home of Constantine rejected Christianity as a result of, on the loss of life of Constantine, his sons massacred all rivals within the palace who had been born by his first spouse. He got here to the conclusion that being Christian didn’t imply that they had been ethical.

I’ve been respectful of all beliefs so long as they consider in reside and let reside. I disagree with Marxism for it’s this egotistical imaginative and prescient that there is no such thing as a God so they may fill that function. That’s not you depart me alone and I’ll depart you alone. That’s rejected by socialists who consider that they will rule the world and dictate how others ought to reside. They can not consider in Freedom of Faith and concurrently be non secular which is in battle in the event that they stopped and thought what they’re actually saying.

That’s the actual essence of Freedom of Faith which incorporates having one or not. At present, there’s a rising development towards no denominational beliefs which might be described as “religious” however don’t cross that line into the egotistical world that they will reshape the world as a result of there is no such thing as a God. One does NOT need to consider in God and the final judgment to be ethical. They aren’t mutually unique.

These folks have created COVID and consider in lowering inhabitants which might in different instances be referred to as genocide. That’s not bringing in nature and the cycles that actually dictate the long run – not egotistical demigods.

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