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What did God do to deserve his own privilege?

To be rewarded, everyone must realize their lowliness and try to fight their lowliness even while constantly apologizing for their unchanging lowliness. That is our position by birth.

So... how come God wasn't born low like us? Why was he privileged to be born as someone no one can rebuke? That everything is shameless unless he does it?
Even if he was never born, and he's been there forever, why wasn't it one of us? Why him? He didn't get the opportunity to earn his lot, he's just had it since forever. Seems odd.
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In Christianity, god takes the form of Jesus to be tortured on a cross for humanity's sins.

Still, you have a malformed concept of god. God is what is always outside of our knowledge. So the correct answer is that you don't know.
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In Christianity, god takes the form of Jesus to be tortured on a cross for humanity's sins.

Still, you have a malformed concept of god. God is what is always outside of our knowledge. So the correct answer is that you don't know.
but he still lived on after that.
btw, is that you in your picture? You were such a good-looking boy!
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Apparently God created us so he has the overall power, over us at least. But surely he has his limits?
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but he still lived on after that.
btw, is that you in your picture? You were such a good-looking boy!
I am a good looking boy.

Yeah? Isn't being tortured for the sake of humanity proof of god's altruism? I'm sure if you did the same, according to scripture, you'd be rewarded in heaven.
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I am a good looking boy.

Yeah? Isn't being tortured for the sake of humanity proof of god's altruism? I'm sure if you did the same, according to scripture, you'd be rewarded in heaven.
but he was already God when he decided to do that. If I was God, I would do the same thing. Ask greatness of great people. Most people have to earn greatness. Surely he didn't, he always has been.

yes, you are a good looking boy.
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but he was already God when he decided to do that. If I was God, I would do the same thing. Ask greatness of great people. Most people have to earn greatness. Surely he didn't, he always has been.
Well I don't know. God isn't supposed to be held to human standards, because he's omnipotent. He's the amalgamation of the perfect being through generations of story telling. But I'm not a religious fundamentalist, so you're asking the wrong person.

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The religion of my youth had a unique way of addressing this. Whereas most Christians insist that God is eternal and perfect, Mormonism teaches that God was once mortal like us, on some other world that came before ours. They suggest that God earned his supremacy by being righteous and faithful in his own lifetime. And that Mormon men can become gods over their own planets if they're good enough. Crazy, right?

It's just another glaring flaw in the whole Christian mythology. They're so quick to deny the possibility that the universe has simply always existed, yet they turn around and suggest that God has always existed. Otherwise God had to have been created at some point, and that creator had to have been created, ad nauseum.

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The religion of my youth had a unique way of addressing this. Whereas most Christians insist that God is eternal and perfect, Mormonism teaches that God was once mortal like us, on some other world that came before ours. They suggest that God earned his supremacy by being righteous and faithful in his own lifetime. And that Mormon men can become gods over their own planets if they're good enough. Crazy, right?

It's just another glaring flaw in the whole Christian mythology. They're so quick to deny the possibility that the universe has simply always existed, yet they turn around and suggest that God has always existed. Otherwise God had to have been created at some point, and that creator had to have been created, ad nauseum.
w... wh... wh... who... who gave God that univerdal supremacy??????? I mean do these guys ever stop to think for one second that their doctrines and beliefs may be utter lunacy???
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Once a year, heaven holds an election to re-elect God. The votes are tallied fairly, but the press is unfree and there's a lot of voter intimidation. The only time someone other than God won the election, the winner (Lucifer) was arrested on false charges and cast into hell before inauguration day. This example has proved strong enough to keep the voters in line ever since.

In other words, he earned his privilege the same way most humans do: born into it and then used his advantages to fight off anyone who tried to challenge it.

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To be rewarded, everyone must realize their lowliness and try to fight their lowliness even while constantly apologizing for their unchanging lowliness. That is our position by birth.
doesn't sound like something a God would say.

god's a bad mofo. he makes his own privilege.

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In Christianity, god takes the form of Jesus to be tortured on a cross for humanity's sins.

Still, you have a malformed concept of god. God is what is always outside of our knowledge. So the correct answer is that you don't know.
God is just (a) a personification/metaphor of all the things that didn't have explanation millennia ago, and (b) a mechanism used to control people. Therefore it's an invention. Get over it

"I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him against the liberty of his fellow-men."
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God is just (a) a personification/metaphor of all the things that didn't have explanation millennia ago, and (b) a mechanism used to control people. Therefore it's an invention. Get over it
No you get over it, Siegfried is good looking.
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No you get over it, Siegfried is good looking.
He might be, but I'm still making a point

"I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him against the liberty of his fellow-men."
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Because God is God. You can't compare him to a person
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