<![CDATA[Comments on: Be Ye Therfore Perfect]]> Jonathan WordPress 2008-03-07T10:47:36Z 2008-03-07T10:47:36Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Lincoln Cannon]]> “If there is a God worthy of worship, that God must be happy when we nurture our love for each other and don’t let it die in his name. If God doesn’t exist, then Earth will be more like heaven if we hold tight to love and avoid tossing it away too casually.”

Amen — that’s practical faith.

]]> 2008-03-07T10:47:57Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Lincoln Cannon]]> . . . which, of course, results in God existing either way.

]]> 2008-03-08T08:53:51Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Nice niece]]> I agree that a black & white perception of the world can be dangerous. Luckily for me, my life has been filled with people I love (and myself) straying into the “gray”, so I no longer equate people’s worth with their actions and/or beliefs. In my opinion, a true believer of Christ sees the worth in all people…purely because they are children of God.

]]> 2008-03-10T14:25:16Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Jonathan Blake]]> And it’s so hard to reconcile what is black and what is white. We can each believe that we’re going good while working in the opposite direction. Even if it ends up that there is an absolute right and wrong, how can we judge someone else for doing what they think is right?

]]> 2008-03-10T20:37:30Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Lessie]]> You’re sounding rather agnostic today :-) . Anyway, I agree with a lot of your sentiments here. My black and white world view was definitely a large part of what led me away from the church as I started studying philosophy, feminism, church history, etc. And while I’ve moved into the gray, and recognize that the gray areas are usually the more compassionate places to be, I still struggle with the dichotomous thinking that I was raised with. Another issue I faced as I started studying other schools of thought was whether or not God really is a God of love (which in turn has lead to my agnosticism). No matter which way you twist it, there really are no solid arguments for some of the crazy things that happen in this world supposedly created by a loving God.

]]> 2008-03-10T20:51:18Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Lincoln Cannon]]> It’s this simple: if God exists and loves us then there are limits to God’s power.