From what I have seen, it seems humans have a tendency to admire the great and the exceptionally remarkable. For instance, where I live, the amateur bodybuilder popularly known as ‘Zyzz’ has been elevated into almost a God-like status and I think it is because he possesses qualities that some people consider unusually great, something so above the ordinary that it automatically attracts our attention and admiration. Another example is Diego Maradona, an Argentine footballer who’s extraordinary talent and success in football inspired even its own group of worshippers and religious services to pay tribute to his footballing career. These are two examples that show humans seek and admire greatness even to the point of religious devotion.
Now say you were to imagine the most great or, to put it in another word, the most perfect being that you can possibly imagine. You would most likely need to turn to an abstract being, something that only exists in the mind and not in this material world (assuming that all material is imperfect). This perfect being that you imagined would probably end up being understood as God as it most certainly would be a being that is great, remarkable and extraordinary in every sense possible. So now that you have just imagined a perfect being that is absolutely great, what would be the next step to follow? Well from my two examples I have given before the next step would be to glorify and admire this being and it appears this is exactly what is occurring in this world past and present. This perfect being you imagined is being worshipped and glorified by hundreds of millions of people worldwide and it really should come to no surprises. Being the most perfect thing you can possibly think of means that this perfect being or ‘God’ must also have the perfect loving relationships, the perfect morals, the perfect wisdom, the perfect life, the perfect plan, the perfect nature, anything you can think of, this being you imagined has perfected it. No wonder so many people are willing to believe in this God you have imagined even if there is no proof that one exists outside of our minds at all. This imaginary God of yours does not end there however, because humans have come up with an ingenious solution of solidifying what was at first abstract into a concrete system of beliefs capable of convincing billions of humans worldwide.
Over two thousand years ago, a story was developed so that humans can relate to your imaginary being and did this by incorporating elements of our own real world into its story. This story, along with its set of beliefs, became known as Christianity and to this day millions of people accept it as the work of God rather than the work of mankind. My only concern is that what you have accepted as the work of God, as you might have suspected by now, is not the work of God at all but actually just the clever work of our own human imagination - something that only exists inside our minds.
No wonder so many people are willing to believe in this God you have imagined even if there is no proof that one exists outside of our minds at all.
My only concern is that what you have accepted as the work of God, as you might have suspected by now, is not the work of God at all but actually just the clever work of our own human imagination - something that only exists inside our minds.
From what I have seen, it seems humans have a tendency to admire the great and the exceptionally remarkable.
Jesus gave us no example of friendship, daily work, government, commerce, recreation, or most importantly how best to develop a planet. In all these things man makes himself the measure, but God is not found in the net of man.
The Christians will be unable to argue against the idea that had Jesus been handed political power and had all on the planet obeyed Him in every minute detail, we’d have had no wars, crime, poverty, pollution, or threats against the resource base.
If they believe Jesus was God, then surely He had a plan to make this world practically perfect, if the people could follow His ways. One notices Jesus made no attempt to introduce such a plan, evidently mistrusting man.
I believe Jesus did give us examples of all these things.