Why is the God of the Monotheistic Religions Such a Screw Up?

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Why is the God of the Monotheistic Religions Such a Screw Up?

Given the vast amount of power this God is supposed to have, why does he have such a hard time creating humans that can understand his message or creating a message that can be more easily understood?

If he were so incredibly amazing wouldn't there be less confusion in relation to the number of religions, and within the context of each of the religions themselves?


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Maybe we're just animals and

Maybe we're just animals and we think more of ourselves than we should. If god created us as animals then we behave just about right and all this striving to understand him is conflating our importance.


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Or maybe we conflate our

Or maybe we conflate our importance because we dont understand that we are merely one species of animal.

Again, why stick a disimbodied being in as an answer when nature and phycology is abservable.

Making up answers when you dont have one doesnt solve problems. 

 

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Brian37 wrote: Or maybe we

Brian37 wrote:

Or maybe we conflate our importance because we dont understand that we are merely one species of animal.

Again, why stick a disimbodied being in as an answer when nature and phycology is abservable.

Making up answers when you dont have one doesnt solve problems.

 

 

He invoked god in his question. It is appropriate that I include god in the response. 


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wavefreak wrote: Maybe

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Maybe we're just animals and we think more of ourselves than we should. If god created us as animals then we behave just about right and all this striving to understand him is conflating our importance.
 
This question only applies to those insistent on promoting the God of the monotheistic faiths. It is clear you are not doing this and hence this does not apply to your God.
Unless, you believe that he wants us to understand him, in which case, please explain how I'm off here.


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Brian37 wrote: Again, why

Brian37 wrote:

Again, why stick a disimbodied being in as an answer when nature and phycology is abservable.

Why assume it is possible to observe in the first place without the existence of this "disimbodied being"?


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I tend somewhat towards

I tend somewhat towards pantheism so for me to understand the universe is to understand god.

My point about your question holds even for the religions you to which you are directing the question.  It is possible that this world is EXACTLY what (s)he intended and we are judging the results based on what we think is good, not what (s)he thinks. We are very good as a species at projecting our own feeling onto others. It should not seem surprising that we project them on god as well.


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Perhaps you should at first

Perhaps you should at first point out at which times God has screwed up, and then there might arise a possibility that we can give specific answers.

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Tyler wrote: Perhaps you

Tyler wrote:
Perhaps you should at first point out at which times God has screwed up, and then there might arise a possibility that we can give specific answers.

 

The lack of clarity in the writings adhered to by any religion of your choice...