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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:10 PM

Whose Side Is God On?

Whose Side is God On?

And How Will the Conflict and Tribulation End?



This is true and certain: God is not on the side of proud and militant hypocrites who have God on their lips while they have lust in their hearts for unjust gain and personal power, wealth and domain. For they serve “Mammon” and themselves, not God or Country.

Mammon is of course what Jesus of Nazareth called it, but the same principle applies to all religious and spiritual teachings. It doesn’t matter what you call it, just as it doesn’t matter what name you use for God, or whether you believe in God or not. It's about fairness, equity, and justice.

Nevertheless, that which is called God, which always was, is and shall always be, is on the side of the vast majority who are humble, gentle, kind, generous, peaceful and “meek.” And it is they who shall inherit the earth and use the common wealth for the common good, as Jesus envisioned and as all good people of conscience and true morality inherently understand, regardless of their religion and whether they are religious or not.

God most loves peacemakers, and we need to choose a peaceful path of meekness. But being "meek" does not mean weak. It means strong -- strong in convictions, and in virtuous principles.

It means that even though we need to choose an unoffensive path of non-violence, we can still speak truth to those in power and demand peace, freedom, liberty, and justice -- calmly, and without malice. And it means that we should try to see why we should love even our enemy, because in some instances our enemy just might be a reflection of our selves.

We need to choose the path of peace because if lasting peace could really be “won” by waging offensive crusades, partisan political campaigns, or wars, then there would be peace in the world. But we do not have peace because lasting peace cannot be won. Lasting peace can only be made.

Lasting peace can be made by treating all others as we would want to be treated if we were them; by reconciling differences, making amends, and granting and providing all people with equal rights and equal opportunities. And, ultimately, lasting peace will be made by fair-minded peacemakers, armed only with the authority provided by divine intervention and intercession of prophesied righteous judgment.


That quotes the beginning of the article (click here to read the rest).

NOTE: I will not be responding to comments. I just thought I'd post this for your consideration, and I fully realize some of you will like it while those who tend to be suspicious and skeptical won't. So be it.
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SarahM32 Feb 2013 OP
JHB Feb 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #2
Wounded Bear Feb 2013 #3
baldguy Feb 2013 #4
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #5
Iggo Feb 2013 #6
Kablooie Feb 2013 #7
Avalux Feb 2013 #8
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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:14 PM

1. God is always on the side of the big battalions.

--Voltaire

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. God seems to busy to care about any of us. This is why america is on the decline.

 

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. God is on his/her side.....

God only knows,
God has his plan.
The information's not available
To mortal man.

Anybody who purports to know "God's plan" is selling something.

Me, I worship Vonnegut's God the Sublimely Indifferent.

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:46 PM

4. Everyone believes that God is on their side.



Villains never believe they're doing evil. How could they? After all, God is with them.

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:11 AM

5. Try reading the Bible.

Then you'll see what "God" really is. An incredibly cruel, short-tempered, vengeful asshole who kills and tortures at a whim; and who doesn't exist, because he was obviously created by cruel, short-tempered, vengeful assholes. What you are talking about kindness, peace, and justice - comes from basic evolution.

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:20 AM

6. Whose side is Santa Claus on?

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:47 PM

7. God always goes with the winners. He's kind of shallow that way.

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

8. God (or whatever entity) takes no sides.

Hence the irony of religion, which only serves to divide people, instead of celebrating our differences and understanding we all come from the same creator, whatever name or form it takes. Or we may choose to not believe in a creator at all, but be our own creators.

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Response to SarahM32 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

9. Whatever the god of the Bible is, I wouldn't want to be on on the same side

The god is sickening.

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