jonesbeachchick Wrote:(But then again a perfect God wouldn't force people to live lives and 'fail' just for 'His' own amusement would 'He'?)
Why not? It's not like he's got someone to say to him, "You be nice to those little humans and give them redemption or no supper!" I mean, if he's all powerful, it's probably some petty reason that drives us to act out this little play of his for nothing more than his own personal puppet show.
Mine are incomplete, I know they're incomplete. What I believe about this world is two major guidelines that:
1) Free will is absolute. Good and evil are simply a matter of perspective because there isn't a serial killer or war criminal who didn't believe he was doing the 'right thing'. It sucks, it's too cruel at times but I truly believe in free will. I understand the feelings of those who want to believe an all knowing being is guiding us because this world can be cruel in the ways our lives go and if it is a part of a greater plan, then so be it. I just said my beliefs are incomplete so I may have to change it but I have yet to find proof enough for me.
2)The four elements of air, water, earth and fire are the base for understanding the world around us. I think that the four elements if understood properly are a guideline for this world.
The specifics I'm sorting out slowly but I do have a number of smaller beliefs that conflict I'm trying to sort out.
One of which is the belief that there are many gods. Cause I don't understand how a 'god' is defined I still think there are many higher forces that simply try to discourage each other from attacking to gain whatever a god is interested in. Truthfully, I see it like this:
Judeo-Christian g-d: I've got millions of followers!
Buddha: I've got thousands of souls that found inner peace.....Ommmmm.....
Thor (Walks by): You know what I've got....
Shiva (Walks next to Thor): One tiny hammer, ha!