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Subject:  Re: Katie Talks about NDE's Date:  10/8/2012  11:12 AM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  647662 of 745896

Art wrote: My God is smarter than your God. My God was able to create a Universe where everyone learns what they are supposed to learn regardless of who they are, or where they live, or what they believe. My God was able to create a Universe where the soul's lessons are embedded in our everyday lives and it is holistically imprinted with what it needs to learn just as it goes about living its life.


I find this concept offensive.

What you're saying is that the entity (hologram, or force, or spirit or whatever you call it) that created the universe, with all its mystery, splendor and majesty, and then put people in it who're capable of great intellect, compassion, kindness, intensity and drive, but who're also capable of evil, malice, pain and injustice, will one day simply melt into delightful perfection with no demands whatsoever to answer for what we had been and what we did while we lived here. We just go about doing and believing whatever we wish, gathering "soul lessons"--negative and positive--and then one day poof! We join occupancy with other Beautiful Dreamers in a holographic universe that's everything we longed for and more--no questions asked.

Nonsense.

There will be a reckoning. I won't have to tolerate standing next to this world's most despicable despots who made this life sheer misery for so many. God is a loving God, but He is also a just God. Art, if you ever for once thoroughly analyzed the so called plan of salvation, you'd understand that its simplicity and grace smashes your "doesn't matter what you believe; it's all good in the end" theory to smithereens.

I agree with you that the Creator makes no mistakes. Creator has given us all free will. We blew it, but He has also given us an "out," so to speak, that satisfies His sense of justice while fully expressing His extreme love.

Please do yourself a favor. Take a break from absorbing NDEs. You must have read a thousand of them by now. Graduate to deep analysis of core concepts that if you're honest with yourself, do exist: right, wrong, justice, love, hate. I've mentioned this book before. While at times a difficult read, you can skim over the esoteric bits and easily get to the gist of the matter. God cares about right behavior and has a plan to rescue all of us from our propensity to not do the right thing at all times.

Here's the complete book in PDF format.

http://usminc.org/images/MereChristianitybyCSLewis.pdf
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