A ditty on Facebook has been bouncing around the vast vacuum where a brain once reigned. The more I have thought about it, the more it is screaming to be let loose. I now share this gem with you along with remarks from this simpleton:
“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” Socrates
We see this truth mildly demonstrated if we watch political debates. The public states that they are filled to the brim and would like the truth stated factually. Being part of the public I agree. Debates in any venue should not be subject to the feelings of either participant, but an examination of the available facts. Simple. Sure.
When the test stated by Socrates is used, confusion in the religious world becomes clear.
The irreducible minimum of all arguments is often stated thusly, “If this is true, then this must be true.” From that statement proceed all the great Imponderables of time and history.
No one has ever got their arms or their head around the concept of eternity. How then can we ever hope to truly grasp Deity? Effect and cause is as far as Jesus went when He told Nicodemus of the wind blowing on the leaves. As God in flesh (Emmanuel) He certainly knew more than He said, but He certainly understood His creatures’ limitations.
Psalms 103:14 “For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.”
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