A few minutes at the fair

                                          Life begets life.

In him was the light of men. Do we get this? The mere fact of the existence of man is the mere fact of a Creator.

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The animals did not name each other, neither did they name ‘man.’

If evolution had any sense, the lions would have sent man to the island of misfits thousands of years ago.

Your father, his father, his father, his father, his mother, her mother, her father………keep going……..

Soooo, who cut the first babies umbilical cord? The ‘ape’ card has long been trashed by sanity.

Remarkable (eh, not really) how God’s word says men would travel far and wide high and low to dismiss Him; even go so far as to write endless books to try to erase him from their conscience. Yeah, how’s that working out for ya? The greater the resistance, the greater the flame of rebellion. Men love to start fires.

Rebellion is as witchcraft. Many rebels cloak their pretense behind the adulation of others. Witchcraftery is everywhere.

Men suppress the knowledge of God. Need proof? Ahem, conscience.

If man is no different than an animal, a funeral for the dearly departed is a poor courtesy.

Flanders Field, Arlington, the forty five buried in the small towns of yesterday, and all the deceased in time; cry from the ground, awaiting the great day of reckoning.

The accounts of men will be tallied by He who misses nothing in the ledger.

He sees the pride.

They worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator. Not too smart.

He sees the vanity.

People complain that God sent a great flood, yet they fail to see the patience of God for 120 years, as He called them to see the wickedness of their very thoughts and deeds. A holy and perfect God is blameless against the petty charges of man.

And oh by the way, God is perfectly capable of seeing NOTHING, as in ‘I will remember their iniquities no more……………..’ Grace is rather stunning.

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43 Responses to A few minutes at the fair

  1. Mother Hen says:

    This deserves more than a like but I am limited in my vocabulary and can only say “Wow”…

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    I concur with Mother Hen

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    Tkx much Mother Hen, but can’t really take too much credit, God’s truth is awesome, and I am glad this found a good place in you. 😉

    (I do agree that WP should have ‘like’ options. Dbl like, like it alot, off the charts, yuck, etc. )

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  4. mike and brandy says:

    Life begets life. So where does the bible say God came from? Who or what gave Him life? Is there such thing as an uncalled cause? How do we get around that conundrum?

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  5. mike and brandy says:

    Sorry. Meant to say uncaused. Cause. Stupid auto complete

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  6. mike and brandy says:

    I think pastor Wilson is actually quite correct in saying that the cosmological argument doesn’t necessartily prove the existence of God (at best it leans toward deism not yet toward Theism, as hitchens said) but God’s existence accepted on ‘other grounds’ (that of faith alone) tends to ‘prove’ the cosmological argument.

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  7. mike and brandy says:

    in other words, your post says more than we can know. how did the world and all there is come in to being? we don’t know yet, therefore “God”.
    yes, it’s as simple as the “God of the Gaps” argument supported by Faith, not evidence.
    -mike

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    • ColorStorm says:

      No mike, there is plenty of evidence. The lacking is simply in ones interpretation of the evidence.

      Maybe you forgetting Hebrews 11, Substance…………evidence of things not seen…………..

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      It is curious. We live in a universe too big and complicated for us to understand created by a God too big and complicated for us to understand. If He showed Himself to us, we would just go mad. So He kindly shows us His handy-work, and we piously demand a miracle.

      When we live in a universe full of wonders, what is it that He could show you that would change your mind?

      Perhaps you should reexamine why it is your mind needs to be changed.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        CT

        An excellent question you ask: WHAT is it that He (God) could show you that would change your mind?

        As it is, anything offered for further ‘proof’ would be ‘something’ under creation, which is already proof enough. A man may as well try to add light to the sun with a match than to need further proof that God is.

        Of course there is always His word. 😉

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Of course there is always His word.” – Gosh, if we only had it, instead of the words of anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Bronze and Iron Age men, TELLING us what the words of their god are —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Oh we have it arch. It is clear as a bell that tolls.

          And I am certain this is why you attend the daily festivities; you know the word of God is true, yet you persist in trying to find fault with men so you may justify your unbelief and rebellion. Your issue is not with me or others who believe, you have to do with the living God.

          Daylight is a great thing.

          But keep

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  8. Ashley says:

    “The mere fact of the existence of man is the mere fact of a Creator.”
    No it’s not. The mere fact of man existing is nothing more than a fact of man existing. There is no possible way you can infer a creator from anything existing. Saying everything exists, therefore God, is illogical.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Here ya go, nice and easy.

      No answer will satisfy your queries. Your arguments of opposition are nothing new, and all the world’s unbelievers are currently dead, and God is still God.

      If you are having trouble wrapping your mind around a Creator, it is pointless to speak to you of a Redeemer by the way..

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    • Ashley says:

      Yes an answer will satisfy my query. One that has evidence to substantiate it’s claim. I don’t accept your assertion on face value. No one should. You don’t accept Muslim’s assertions that Allah is the creator, nor do you accept the assertions of any other religious person that the God that they believe in is the creator. Your illogical circular reasoning answers are unsubstantiated and un-falsifiable and therefore, not worth considering.
      You have every right to believe what you do. But to assert that you have evidence for what you believe is preposterous. You can expect an objection from me when you say such things.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        The true God has no competitors. What you call ‘illogical’ is obvious to an unbiased mind.

        Your complaints against proof are eons old and tiresome.

        To have to defend a Creator in His own creation is pretty sad. Open your eyes.

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        • Ashley says:

          “To have to defend a Creator in His own creation is pretty sad.”
          No sir, it’s not “pretty sad”. It’s called the Burden of Proof. To assert something (i.e. God created the Universe) and then say you can’t or won’t defend it, is what’s sad. Any and all claims require evidence, reason and logic to substantiate them. To accept anything less would be admitting to being a gullible sap and just taking your word for it. I am not willing to do that. I just happen to notice that you aren’t willing to do that with any other claim about any other God made by anyone else either. This comes as no surprise to me.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          How many times does a person need to repeat that your weak excuses are thousands of years old?

          If you cannot see the Creator, I cannot help you. It is not mine nor any body’s burden to give you eyesight.

          The heavens declare the glory of God. What declaration does the godless mind observe?

          All else is sinking sand and Vanity Fair.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          If you cannot see the Creator, I cannot help you.” – TRANSLATION: “If you cannot share my delusion, I cannot help you.

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  9. LOL, sheesh, you do seem to attract the prideful ones. It’s a powerful post ColorStorm, hence all the sputtering. Simple and yet full of irrefutable truth. Adam named all the animals. Not only that Adam named his wife Eve, “because she was the mother of all living.” I love that, how very sweet.

    You look about the world today and I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry, but it’s more then obvious to me that we couldn’t have possibly “evolved” without some Divine intervention. Seriously, as a collective group of people we really are dumber than a box of rocks.

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    • Ashley says:

      “but it’s more then obvious to me that we couldn’t have possibly “evolved” without some Divine intervention. ”
      That is because you don’t know anything about evolution and you don’t want to know. Ignorance may be bliss but it’s also very dangerous.

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  10. Tricia says:

    I was going to comment on your colorful commentors but IB beat me to it. 😉 It IS remarkable like you say, the lengths men will go to to try and disprove God which is the ultimate deception I believe. We all have our reasons for doing this but it comes down to the same thing, pride.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ha trish-

      Always room for one more color……..;) and another…… pride is a killer though, yep.

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    • Ashley says:

      ” It IS remarkable like you say, the lengths men will go to to try and disprove God which is the ultimate deception I believe.”
      I am sorry Tricia, but you have that exactly backwards. I’m not trying to disprove anything. I am merely refuting an unsubstantiated, baseless, un-falsifiable, illogical assertion. You cannot say that God creates everything, and since we see everything, that must mean God did it. If you can’t see the circular reasoning in that, then you can’t see the circular reasoning in that. Does this mean I know for certain that God didn’t create the universe? NO. Far from trying to disprove anything, I am pointing out the gigantic gaping hole that should be filled with evidence (and logic and reason) to substantiate such a large claim.

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      • Tricia says:

        I do see the circular reasoning Ashley and I must say I’ve gone through a fair amount of struggling with it myself, still do at times to be honest. There comes a point though when faith has to take over for God to be revealed. It doesn’t mean you drop logic entirely or that you dumb yourself down to make belief possible but you put in motion an essential part of God’s plan for us to be in voluntary relationship with Him. That would be trusting that He really does exist and that His words are true. Once that huge step is taken, the scales start to fall and more knowledge is possible. Without it though, I agree, it all seems ridiculous.

        If all things about God were known and proven there would be no need for faith which would negate the entire beautiful love story between Him and us. I’ve no problem with you pointing out areas of disagreement, you’re generally pretty reasonable about it. I enjoy a good discussion. There comes a time though when you have to ask yourself why is it so important to you to keep coming back to CS’s blog and pointing out over and over again what appears to you his illogical reasoning? Answer what’s truly behind that Ashley and you may find a dropped scale or two of your own.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I must say I’ve gone through a fair amount of struggling with it myself, still do at times to be honest.” – This attitude, Tricia, is what raises you head and shoulders above that refugee from a paint factory explosion, you’re a thinking person.

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        • Tricia says:

          Arch, ColorStorm has a thinking mind that puts me, you and many others here in Blogland to shame. That he partners it with a strong and powerful faith in God is all the more admirable and the combination makes for powerfully intelligent, God inspired posts that are a joy to read. That all you do is insult in response speaks volumes as to who is doing the thinking and who is not.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I’m SO sorry you feel that way, from what I’ve seen, he has the IQ of a wet sponge.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yep, and that sponge testifies to the genius of the Creator, and bringing to the forefront the water of life.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Wow tricia; at a loss of words here; but tkx for your rock solid support.

          We all fill a part in blogsville, and even in the most unseemingly or insignificant posts or comments, there is still the idea that God can use anything unto His own purpose.

          Hoping God’s abundant blessings to ya. 😉

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        • Tricia says:

          I really meant it CS, as a relatively new believer it’s very inspiring for me to read posts from people further down the path like yourself, IB, Wally and James. It was really not what I expected at all when starting to blog that I would find my Reader filled with such a community of believers but it’s where I ended up as I believe God intended.

          We do all fill our parts here CS, that is true. Some though are working for that other guy without even realizing it. Blessings back to you as well…;)

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        • Ashley says:

          Tricia,

          “It doesn’t mean you drop logic entirely or that you dumb yourself down to make belief possible but you put in motion an essential part of God’s plan for us to be in voluntary relationship with Him” I am sorry Tricia, but to believe in something for which there is no evidence and just accept something on faith does absolutely require that you drop logic entirely. At least in this case. You may be perfectly able to apply it in other areas of your life, but when it comes to matters concerning God, yes, you do have to abandon logic and reason and skepticism and doubt and just take everything on blind faith. And I absolutely must refute this statement “Once that huge step is taken, the scales start to fall and more knowledge is possible. ” Believing in God will not gain you any new “knowledge”. It may provide you comfort amoung other things, but you will not acquire any new knowledge. And if you think you can, I encourage you to please share with me what new knowledge you’ve acquired. If there is some new knowledge that a religious person is able to acquire because of their beliefs that is withheld from me because I don’t believe, I would really like to know what it is.
          To answer your question “There comes a time though when you have to ask yourself why is it so important to you to keep coming back to CS’s blog and pointing out over and over again what appears to you his illogical reasoning?”
          The reason I keep coming back here is because I don’t think it’s a healthy attitude to life, to assert things and then not be able to substantiate them. Religious fundamentalism is the cause of an awful lot of strife and struggle in this world and it needs to be opposed. Once someone claims to know what God wants, a human being can justify literally any offense and any cruelty and any injustice they want because they’re so certain they are right and no amount of argument and logic and reason will overcome that. Contrary to your assertion about CS having a great mind, and writing thoughtful posts, I disagree wholeheartedly. His posts are from the point of view of a person who is close-minded. He refuses to listen to any other point on the matter.

          (CS sez: HEY ASH can I give you a tip? A fellow posts 25 comments in a span of an hour. Yea, in what world is there a genuine interest in the post at hand…other than to divert or disrupt…. Your charge of ‘suppression of speech’ is tiresome.)

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  11. archaeopteryx1 says:

    People complain that God sent a great flood” – Not me – you can cross me off your list of complainers, because I know it didn’t happen.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yep, and there is no evidence it snowed in Albany 500 years ago………….so what.

      It it easier to believe there was a great flood that it is for you to believe you will live to see tomorrow. Oh how men hold the truth in unrighteousness………….

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  12. archaeopteryx1 says:

    If man is no different than an animal, a funeral for the dearly departed is a poor courtesy.” – Funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living, a way of formally saying “Goodbye,” to one that no one will ever see again, someone who may have loved and been loved in return. Funerals are parting ceremonies, where people come together to comfort each other.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      It sailed right over your head…………….I was never aware of a laughing hyena that loved………….

      As a matter of fact, they more closely resemble ravenous wolves,,,,,,,,,,,but yep………man is no different than the animal as you say………yea, sure……..and your ‘funeral’ buries the possum once and for all eh…………

      Tis a pity.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I was never aware of a laughing hyena that loved………….” – I’m not surprised, the world is filled with things of which you are unaware – that happens often to those with their head in the sand.

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