(Continued from prior post)
seeds wrote:And doubting his existence, as I suggested earlier, is exactly what God wants us to do.
Hi seeds - have you considered God's reason(s) as to why it has left us with doubt?
The reason is obvious (at least to me, anyway).
I firmly believe that life continues on for us after death.
And if humans knew - with absolute certainty - that all they had to do was find a quick and painless way of exiting their bodies in order to immediately awaken into a new form and context that would make our present context seem like hell in comparison,...
...then what do you suppose we would do?
What do you suppose our ancient ancestors would have done had they been in possession of such knowledge? And what would that mean for us?
Furthermore, from another perspective, how would the knowledge of the absolute certainty of life after death (in a better
context of existence) affect the seriousness with which we take the preservation of life here on earth?
Would it not make sense to quickly free the diseased, malformed, or severely physically or mentally handicapped from their dilemma?
Or as another fanciful example...
...why would anyone who is lost in the desert (or something similarly hopeless) want to endure the incredible pain and agony of trying to survive if they knew that all they had to do was to “let go” and in the process they would be rewarded with something amazing and wonderful?
That driving edge or force within us (i.e., our intense “will” to survive) would be completely dulled.
Or another example - where would the incentive be in trying to advance medicine?
I mean, seriously now, if I knew with absolute certainty that my life would continue on in a new and wondrous form and setting, I would probably consider exiting in the midst of a severe bout of the stomach flu.
So forget about the need for any kind of painful surgeries or cancer treatments.
The point is that we cannot have a frivolous or cavalier attitude about death, for it must be (and is) something that we are compelled to resist to our last breath on earth.
And as I stated earlier...
...it is that “veil of uncertainty” (i.e., doubt) draped across the threshold of death that makes us want to experience life on this side of the veil - on earth - to its fullest.
And with that experiencing of life on “this side of the veil,” comes the literal (nuts and bolts) physiological means through which the conception of God’s offspring (us) is achieved.
And that, as I implied earlier, is something that risks being rendered null and void if humans knew the ultimate truth.
Of course it can be argued that if the only purpose of the universe is to awaken God’s offspring into existence in a prelude to their ultimate existence in a higher context of reality, then why couldn’t that be achieved in some kind of cooperative collusion with God where all truth is laid out on the table?
But isn’t the universe utterly amazing as viewed from our limited and temporary
Would we really want to change it?
And last but not least, don’t you think that the unimaginable level of intelligence that is capable of creating such a complex dimension of reality, might perhaps “know” that the way things are for us is the absolute best way to achieve the desired results?
Anyway, that is my “speculative” explanation of God’s reason for leaving us to doubt “its” existence.
And again, atto, thank you for your kind words earlier on.