Another philisophical question to ponder

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Powerman, Nov 11, 2005.

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    If there is in fact a divine creator, why would he care about the manner in which we live our lives?
     
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    Because He cares about His creation and wants us to be happy. Hence He teaches His children how to live to become happy.
     
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    But what if you can be happy living your life a way that He doesn't teach?
     
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    Or what if he just made up arbitrary rules for us to live by just because he can? "Thou shalt hop on one leg and say 'coo-coo ka-choo'." :hail:
     
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    Then you'd be living in another universe.
     
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    At the very least, on another continent! :rolleyes:
     
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    Are you kidding? My life would completely suck without excessive amounts of masturbation, premarital sex, alcohol abuse etc...

    I'm having much more fun ignoring the wishes of this God.
     
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    That's satan, in some way or another. And it will cost you happiness after you die. At least, that's the way I always understood things. Short term vs. long term pleasure.
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    I've never seen a rule God has set forth that doesn't have more temporal benefits. Kosher laws protected the ancient Jews from many food-born diseases prevalent in the ancient world. Keeping sexually pure makes marriage more likely to be successful, which leads to far more happiness than a few seconds of orgasm. Excessive alcohol damages the brain, liver, and other organs. I really can't think of a single Biblical rule I'd be better off not following.
     

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