Wednesday, March 08, 2006

  • I found this on a thread, and I can't get rid of this dot.

  • Darkness hates light.

    ... I'm not too sure about the idea of 'cosmos' as the word used. I think it's more relating to the bit where "the whole of creation groans under the weight of man's sin."
    Aliens? Dunno, but I'm inclined to believe not. However I'm not saying I don't believe it's possible. That'd be either very small-minded or awfully arrogant of me. I've had some interesting theological discussions on things like;

    + If there are aliens, do they have the "created in Our image" seal, and thus the special relationship with God that mankind enjoys, or are they like the rest of the animal kingdom?
    + If they have the 'seal', then does that mean that it should be a Christian mission to search them out and tell them the Good News, as part of the Great Commission?
    + Is it possible that before Babel there were families of spacefarers who, when the rest dispersed among the continents, they dispersed among the stars?

    Interesting stuff to think about, but I'd never make any conclusions about them until God revealed to me one way the other.
    by ‎wolfling400
    • I'm disappointed its not there any more.
      I liked your cockroaches example, and being serious: Who likes cockroaches ?: Christ did, and in a very reverent way He became one, just to save us. The Eternal Hands of Omnipotence were humbled by God to become the tiny hands of a vunerable and helpless baby. Those hands and wrists ended up growing bigger just to have nails driven through them: What did He ever do on anyone??? There is an answer, NOTHING AT ALL except to heal them, love them and then die for them (don't think that merits murder on a cross) unfortuately this world does think that the Lord of Glory and Love merited murder.
      'They hated Me without a cause' Jesus Christ. -Here we have 'unconditional' hatred.
      You are right about the creation statement, you said what i meant but you said it better and clearer and in a lot less words. All the best.
(This is my response here)

I find this little discussion interesting. The way I see it, if G-d created the entire universe, and let's say that He also made other life forms in very distant sectors of it, and that He also made with them with the ability to connect to Him as He did with us, then He probably also gave them a code of life to live by as He did for us, a code that would represent His holiness.

However, this brings up a problem, did Jesus, the human Jew on this planet, also die for the sins of all of the creatures in the rest of the universe, or did G-d sent one of their "Jewish beings" to die for their sins? Does He have sons scattered all over the universe that happen to look like the species from which they come?

Another thing; perhaps this is precisely why G-d commanded humanity (in the Torah) not to make images of Him, because what does G-d really look like? What would intelligent beings on other planets imagine G-d, or "His son" to look like, as one of them? Sure, for Christians (and I'm a practicing Jew) it's easy to imagine G-d, and therefore Jesus, as having human physical characteristics, but what about the K-Paxians, did they also imagine G-d in their image? Any culture that imagines G-d, or the Divine in their image, or in an image of something that they can physically see (which is what the various polytheists did) miss an essential point of truth about G-d, that He is not a physical Being.

And one last thing; Christians believe that Jesus redeemed them from the "burden" of the Law, but if we look at the development of Christianity, we see that a law of sorts is developed based on the commandments of Jesus. Whoa, wait a minute; commandments = Law, the Law of Jesus? He is believed to have died to remove sin, and since a sin is a trangression of a commandment, his death also nullified his OWN commandments. In other words, Christians don't need to listen to the things that Jesus instructed, it doesn't matter what Jesus said, and as far as what he did (what would Jesus do?), are all Christians required to die like he did? Christianity, if we speak about it logically, is only concerned with Jesus' death, not his life, not what he said, and not what he instructed. It's through his death that they believe they are saved, not by his commandments.

Anyway, here's a link to the video that apparently began the conversation.