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Message 1955371 - Posted: 14 Sep 2018, 19:57:47 UTC

The writer’s position here in this book is, firstly, complete Agnosticism in the matter of God the Creator, and secondly, entire faith in the matter of God the Redeemer. That, so to speak, is the key of his book. He cannot bring the two ideas under the same term God. He uses the word God therefore for the God in our hearts only, and he uses the term the Veiled Being for the ultimate mysteries of the universe, and he declares that we do not know and perhaps cannot know in any comprehensible terms the relation of the Veiled Being to that living reality in our lives who is, in his terminology, the true God. Speaking from the point of view of practical religion, he is restricting and defining the word God, as meaning only the personal God of mankind, he is restricting it so as to exclude all cosmogony and ideas of providence from our religious thought and leave nothing but the essentials of the religious life.

H. G. Wells. God, the Invisible King


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Message 1955372 - Posted: 14 Sep 2018, 19:58:59 UTC

The religions of Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, have come to an end; having shared the fate of the national civilization of which each was a part. The religions of China, Islam, Buddha, and Judæa have all been arrested, and remain unchanged and seemingly unchangeable. Like great vessels anchored in a stream, the current of time flows past them, and each year they are further behind the spirit of the age, and less in harmony with its demands. Christianity alone, of all human religions, seems to possess the power of keeping abreast with the advancing civilization of the world. As the child's soul grows with his body, so that when he becomes a man it is a man's soul and not a child's, so the Gospel of Jesus continues the soul of all human culture. It continually drops its old forms and takes new ones. It passed out of its Jewish body under the guidance of Paul. In a speculative age it unfolded into creeds and systems. In a worshipping age it developed ceremonies and a ritual. When the fall of Rome left Europe without unity or centre, it gave it an organization and order through the Papacy. When the Papacy became a tyranny, and the Renaissance called for free thought, it suddenly put forth Protestantism, as the tree by the water-side sends forth its shoots in due season. Protestantism, free as air, opens out into the various sects, each taking hold of some human need; Lutheranism, Calvinism, Methodism, Swedenborgianism, or Rationalism. Christianity blossoms out into modern science, literature, art,— children who indeed often forget their mother, and are ignorant of their source, but which are still fed from her breasts and partake of her life. Christianity, the spirit of faith, hope, and love, is the deep fountain of modern civilization. Its inventions are for the many, not for the few. Its science is not hoarded, but diffused. It elevates the masses, who everywhere else have been trampled down. The friend of the people, it tends to free schools, a free press, a free government, the abolition of slavery, war, vice, and the melioration of society. We cannot, indeed, here prove that Christianity is the cause of these features peculiar to modern life; but we find it everywhere associated with them, and so we can say that it only, of all the religions of mankind, has been capable of accompanying man in his progress from evil to good, from good to better.

James Freeman Clarke. Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology


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Message 1955373 - Posted: 14 Sep 2018, 20:00:46 UTC

HuWoManFree Will and a CARING GOD don't Go Together. 'CARING' Meaning: GOD Will Step In and Save Your Ass EVERY TIME fO EVERY HuWoMan. Or GUIDE EveryOne to 'GOoDness'.

NOPE. Not Gunna Happen.

On Earth, It is GOD vs DEVIL. NOT fO Every Life, Every Moment. Most GOoD and BAD Occur due to 'LUCK' or LACK of 'LUCK'. With a PERSONs 'JUDGEMENT' at Any Moment, Any Time having Some Sway, One Direction or Another.

MIRACLEs. Yeah, they Happen. But dAt is GOD Goin' DEEP into Your SOUL and Makin' HIS JUDGEMENT at An Instant of Time or Over Time, Depending on Situation.

Lots O DEVIL SHAT Goin' On. And WE ALL KNOW WHY.

APEWorld is a mO fO

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Message 1955379 - Posted: 14 Sep 2018, 20:20:29 UTC

Of this system we will say, in conclusion, that in some respects it comes nearer to Christianity than any other. Moreover, though so long dead, like the great nation of which it was the inspiration and life,— though swept away by Mohammedanism,— its influence remains, and has permeated both Judaism and Christianity. Christianity has probably received from it, through Judaism, its doctrine of angels and devils, and its tendency to establish evil in the world as the permanent and equal adversary of good. Such a picture as that by Retzsch of the Devil playing chess with the young man for his soul, such a picture as that by Guido of the conflict between Michael and Satan, such poems as Milton's Paradise Lost and Goethe's Faust, could perhaps never have appeared in Christendom, had it not been for the influence of the system of Zoroaster on Jewish, and, through Jewish, on Christian thought.

James Freeman Clarke. Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology


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