Dec 13, 2014

Christian mystery of life

Christian Mystery About Life.
Why the Christian view is so limited. 

The Christian description of existence says that a super-intelligent creator was responsible for all of creation, including the mind of humans.  

But one could ask the Christian why the world is so far from being perfect if a super intelligence made it. The Christian would say that human free will was responsible for the fallen world.  

One could ask the Christian how human free will could make the world (creation) get away from the super powerful creator. The Christian would answer that human free will is an act of the intelligent creator's love; that is to say, the creator wanted it to be that way, even though creation would fall. The apologist gives this explanation, although the Bible doesn't.  

Now one could say to the Christian that free will, resulting in an act of disobedience, was bound to make creation go wrong. One could ask the Christian why the intelligent creator had designed things so that creation was bound to fall. The Christian would answer that it was how the intelligent creator wanted things to be.  

One could now ask the Christian why the intelligent creator wanted so many humans to go astray. The Christian would answer that it's just the way it is. In other words, one could ask the Christian why the intelligent creator made such a fallen creation possible to begin with. The Christian would answer that it's just the way it is; furthermore, it was part of a perfect plan.  

One could ask what perfect plan that is; but the Christian can't tell you what it is, because the Christian can't comprehend it--can only assert that it's a perfect master plan, and that's all.  

For the Christian, then, it's a matter of acceptance of a concept which Christians themselves don't understand. Yet the intelligent creator could reveal the perfect plan if it had a mind to do so. But instead the intelligent creator chooses to let it remain a mystery.  

Along these lines, skeptics might say that life is a mystery no matter how you slice it; moreover, the Christian argument goes around in a circle. That is, on the mystery of life, nothing of depth is revealed in the Christian argument. It's apparent that the Christian just accepts the mystery as a fact.  

Meantime, the Christian doesn't really understand what the Christian Jesus is doing, but wants others to accept the dogma. The final upshot is, all those who accept the dogma would simply assert that the basic preachment is true, but they--preacher and congregation alike--would lack any deeper understanding of it. Because at bottom, it's really a mystery.

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