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321 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Lynn_19

Is God sneaky?


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17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 4/26/03 - 7:34:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
What do you mean by sneaky?
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 4/26/03 - 7:35:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
That son of a gun God...always trying to pull sh*t behind Allah's back.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 4/30/03 - 9:21:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
hehe i think god is (= in a good way of course
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 4/30/03 - 9:23:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, he's tricked a bunch of people into believing he exists, and is no where anybody can find him. Now that's sneaky.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 4/30/03 - 9:32:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not in the sense that He tries to trick people. I don't believe that's the character of God. But sometimes He does do some unexpected things. :)
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/6/03 - 3:15:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I still don't understand what we mean by sneaky here, folks. Call me dumb, but I'm just not understanding it here.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:28:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
God isnt real.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:34:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, yes very sneaky. Like finding Waldo, once you locate him it's a big disappointment and you wish he was gone again.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:45:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
When I think "sneaky," I think "little," like a mouse, or anything else that can't get what it wants unless through less than straight-forward means. Sneaky entities use tricks and deception. God is huge; our inability to understand Him fully is evidence only that He is complex.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:50:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think of God as being sneaky. I think more of the relationship between a parent and a small child. The kid turns to the parent for their every need.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:51:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's meant in a lighthearted way here. Like doing little or unexpected things that you don't quite catch until it's already happened.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:52:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Paternalism can be seen in every religion and I think that's how religions are able to keep their members. It's not so much as sneaky as very disrespectful. I think you'll find that most people who are resistant to paternalism are also resistant to Christianity.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:54:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
... until they have kids of their own.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 9:56:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Paternalism is disrespectful?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:00:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
What do you mean by God? I really think there should be a Christian forum for this crap. It's far too narrow for everyone else.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:00:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, having kids doesn't bother me. Maternalism is a lot different than christian Paternalism. Paternalism necessitates the need to be "sneaky". You must believe you are strong enough, smart enough and powerful enough to judge your child's capabilities and then edit the knowledge you bestow on your child to fit with your criteria of that said child. Unfortunately, this means that if you are wrong you have damaged the child and if the child doesn't like being "tricked" will lose respect in you. We don't practice paternalism in my home. We practice parenting.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:01:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree, there should be a Christian forum. I'm so tired of these questions, I only respond hoping someone with understand what I'm saying. I should just give up.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:04:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I get the feeling you're being unnecessarily hard on Christianity, Vera. The question wasn't Are Christains Sneaky, it was Is God Sneaky. Assuming belief in God in whatever capacity you think of Him or Her or It, of course, does He/She/It work in ways that aren't direct? I don't see why not, nor why that would be a problem. Like the saying, "God works in mysterious ways."
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:06:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
People-sneaky may have any kind of motives, but if there is a God, God-sneaky would inherently be purely positive.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:06:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh hell, I don't know. I've never met God.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:07:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
God moves in mysterious ways. One minute he's at the bar next thing he's moonwalking on the dance floor.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 5/27/03 - 10:07:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand your distinction between paternalism and parenting, veraaumer. Don't all parents "assume" some authority over their children and protect them from information they are not able to handle yet? I think we should have a forum called "Suggestions by boredofu," so he could confine all his ideas for revision there. In the meantime, talk to all the atheists who defend their right to poat in religious-oriented threads because they have an interest in it, regardless of their beliefs.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 6/10/03 - 12:10:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. He has made his word clear and has provided a way for ALL to go to heaven who wish to... its just up to us to decide! No sneakiness about it!
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 3:14:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
God isn't sneaky - He's sadistic, torturous, self-obsessed and a control freak...well in the Christian belief structure anyway.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 3:18:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
From jesuz_luvs_u: "No. He has made his word clear and has provided a way for ALL to go to heaven who wish to... its just up to us to decide! No sneakiness about it!" Then can God please tell the Christians this? I'm sick of them running around saying "do this by OUR rules or you will burn in HELL, hethen". Maybe He's not in contact with his troops any more (or He's having a chuckle at the damage His self-indulgent ideology is inflicting) Now if there is a Christian board I'll continue, but I won't impose my massively anti-Christian viewpoint on you all any more...

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