There are people right now that feel so bad or depressed or hopeless that they want to kill themselves. Maybe they can be talked out of it. Maybe their life could be improved.
But to them, its so bad tat suicide is reasonable to them.
What does god have for them after this? Eternal hell? Does this seem right?
Maybe a suicide is just like any old death, and if they "had Jesus" then they will be ok.
Does god control when we die? Is god controlling death when someone commits suicide?
If he isn’t, then how much power do we have?
If we have power, the consequences are obviously not under our control after death. So what kind of power is it?
People liken god to a parent.
Would a parent devise a situation for their children giving them power to ruin themselves forever? What kind of power is that?
Maybe that’s what life is, a big opportunity to succeed or fail at something.
But that’s in the eyes of a human focused on worldly events.
God has eternity in mind
do people realize how crazy this is.
Obviously comparing god to creator is a little different dynamic than comparing parents to kids, or a judicial system to a condemned man. (And our judicial system is a system that serves more to implant a picture in our heads than to do the right thing, so why religious people compare god to a court of law is un known on many playing fields)
I was watching de javu, and it had a line that I’m sure Jesus crusaders would love to throw at me. "Satan reasons like a man, god thinks of eternity"
well I’m a man. We are all human. We have nothing else besides reason. Even when religious people get lost in games of words like belief and faith, or try and tell people that they know what god wants and what his wants for us are, they are still using reason. They are using language dynamics, that’s all we have. We have nothing else. Its how we think.
Satan reasons like a man, god thinks of eternity is an argument, it’s a comparison, and it’s designed to make a point. These are all within the framework of thought, understanding, reason.
There is nothing we can say. As LONG AS WE ARE CONVEYING IDEAS THROUGH SOUND, AND I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE WE COULD POSSIBLY BE DOING OR HOW ELSE WE COULD BE COMMUNICATING, as long as we are doing this. We are using reason.