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OfflineSole_Worthy
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Love Bought Creation
    #2400032 - 03/03/04 09:08 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

The Bible says "God created man in his own image"

God does not have a head or arms or legs, what is meant by this?

We reflect the characteristics of God

God is male and female in nature (Yin Yang). Together they play in divine union. Drawn together in an act of love.

Man (human) has male and female. The male and female are drawn together by love.

Desire also brings the sexes together, yet desire is still a great force acting upon is, pulling us together.

male and female are inseparable. Made for each other. Built to fit. The Jigsaw piece fits perfectly into it's right place.

When the male and female come together love is created. The act of "making love".

The result of this act is creation. Creation of offspring.

Just as the game of love played between God results in the creation of the universe.

A baby is born to love

The universe was born out of Gods love

We imitate this divine process, that is how we were made.
In the imagine of God.


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #2400119 - 03/03/04 09:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

If humans represent God in the manner that I think you are saying, he would have some really good and really bad characteristics.


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #2401619 - 03/04/04 09:38 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

:thumbup:
Intriguing. :wink:
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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #2401823 - 03/04/04 10:52 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

> When the male and female come together love is created. The act of "making love". The result of this act is creation. Creation of offspring.

How does offspring created during an act of rape fit into this senario?


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #2401843 - 03/04/04 11:00 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Sole_Worthy said:
The Bible says "God created man in his own image"

God does not have a head or arms or legs, what is meant by this?





My understanding is that this refers to the belief that we are made in the spiritual image of God (Being triune creatures with body, mind and spirit as He is comprised of Father, Son & Spirit).

Also, as eternal beings, we could be said to be much closer to the 'image' of God than other creations. We mirror the eternal nature of God.


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: sakura]
    #2401914 - 03/04/04 11:21 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Sakura, I agree with you. I was hoping for more examples of how we were created in Gods image. There is more than just the male and female aspects of God, mirrored in us yet I wanted to focus on that to express my theory of imitation.

Suess. Even in rape the male and female have come together, even though this is not an act of love the two halves have come together and that resulting offspring had to come about.

In it's purest form sex would be an act of love.

I mentioned in my post about "desire". Desire is not love, yet acts strongly to draw male and female together. Psychologically, rape, would be one sides desire that is not mutually shared by the other. Yet physically the male and female organs have come together in union. The result can not be helped.


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: Seuss]
    #2401963 - 03/04/04 11:41 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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How does offspring created during an act of rape fit into this senario?





Hey man, we're trying to sanitize humanity here. How we gonna do that if you bring stuff up like ^^^


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #2403559 - 03/04/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

"Perhaps at one time the notion of the man made to the image of God was taken in a mythological way, so that man would be supposed to bear an actual physical resemblence to God. As mythological ways of thinking were transcended, the affinity between God and man was seen rather in their both having a 'spiritual' mode of being...The full meaning of the claim that man is made to the image of God can better be conveyed in the contemporary language of 'existence.' What distinguishes man from other creatures is that he 'exists,' and to exist is to have an openness, which is perhaps the best clue to the mysterious affinity of God and man. Just as God opens himself into the creation and pours out being, and therefore has 'letting-be' as his essence, so man is most truly himself and realizes his essence in the openness of an existence in which he too can let be, in responsibility, in creativity, and in love....We must think of the  imago Dei more in terms of a potentiality for being that is given to man with his very being, than in terms of a fixed 'endowment' or 'nature.'"

- Principles of Christian Theology by John MacQuarrie,  pp. 212-213

MacQuarrie is a Christian Existential Theologian whom I have found to be tremendously useful for almost 30 years. It is unfortunate that contemporary people still uncritically adopt a mythological apppoach to Scriptures that is centuries old and which is insufficient for describing or explaining theological ideas. Parents don't understand, or even believe themselves, then they force-feed the same old traditional language about these Mysteries to their children, who sense their parents' own disbelief or non-comprehension. "Don't question child, just believe," and then build up this response with some Pauline verses about salvation 'by faith alone.' Then, these unruly children (who grow up to become Shroomerites) rebel against the entire faith before they have even taken the time to STUDY it. That study would be another -ology, the-ology, the study of GOD. Some of these unruly, rebellious children just might find satisfactory understanding of the Highest things if they had the patience to look in the right places. Thus saith MtG  :smile:


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Re: Love Bought Creation [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #2403647 - 03/04/04 07:01 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Markos, I've said it before and I'll say it again... I wish all Christians shared your perspective.


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