Above and below he roars…

Try telling this fella that he is a product of evolution. In his rightful rage, he should not apologize for tearing your head off for uttering such stupidity.

Then again, if a dewdrop or a spider’s web is thought to be a mere fluke with no aforethought, it’s no marvel that the regal beast should be dealt a hand of careless scorn.

I love what Citizen Tom said some time ago regarding the lion: ‘did you see those teeth?’ Yes, teeth befitting the regal beast, and one who reminds us of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and one whose mouth was stopped by the God of Daniel.

God made whales to roam the seas, He made birds to occupy the air, and well, there is the family of leo pantherus, who roams the earth, where we would do well to take a few lessons on pride…

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The Lord sees all, He misses nothing, and all nature testifies to His excellence, His faithful promises, and His enduring patience, and oh yeah, all in the face of mankind’s very contempt of God’s benevolent hand.

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40 Responses to Above and below he roars…

  1. irtfyblog says:

    Awesome truth in those words and it made me realize just how small I am in the presence of a very powerful God. – thanks for the post, brother.

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    Nice. We are stupid for believing God did it. Really? I’m with the bronze age cave dwellers on this one

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  3. Great truths there, Colorstorm. God really is scary, but in the best possible way, not unlike those lions. Just magnificent and awesome, but I really wouldn’t advise hanging out the window and trying to mock Him. 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx insanitybytes22, you are right about ‘the best possible way…………….’

      Certain ‘fears’ are better than others- 😉 But the idea that someone could actually think that a lion is a fluke of nature is just so darn bizarre.

      Hard to imagine that someone could say that with a straight face. Heck, then there is the giraffe…………or the turtle……………geez, lets just go with ‘all creation……………..’

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  4. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I’m really curious as what you think you gain by hiding facts, such as the evolution of the whale, from your handful of readers and trying to maintain that the Bible is inerrant. I’m actually amazed at the lengths to which you will go. Don’t you consider that deception – Jim Jones-style? Do you not feel the least bit dishonest? Do you really believe that your god would approve of hiding the truth? If so, what kind of god could he/she/it be?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx arch for this illuminating insight into mans attempt to usurp the Creator’s glory by stealing His genius, and giving it to ‘four footed creatures…………………..’

      Then again, I’m sure the creatures would consider your opinion quite hilarious.

      But the least bit dishonest? No, Truth needs no defense.

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  5. Peter says:

    The wonders of a planned creation include the fly that lays eggs in the skin of people and cause them to go blind?

    The planned creation includes people born with birth defects and genetic diseases?

    If the creator gets all the credit for the good then the bad needs to be cast at the same door.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      The albino deer is an anomaly; so what?

      The whole creation groans…………….That said, try looking at the harmony of life, other wise impossible if left to chance.

      What you call ‘bad’ is merely a smokescreen for avoiding the ramifications of sin.

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      • Peter says:

        So your argument is that all the good proves there is God and all the bad proves there is God, because the bad is attributable to sin? That is the most appalling logic, it is no proof at all.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Uh huh, and the greatest of these is pride…….

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Of which you are full, among other things —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ………this coming from a person who says ‘there is no God.’

          okaaaaaaaay.

          So you apparently did not appreciate the message of the roar that lives in the king of beasts, above and below.

          Pride is a terrible thing to cling to.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          The message…well, as I see it – “Try telling this fella that he is a product of evolution. In his rightful rage, he should not apologize for tearing your head off for uttering such stupidity.” – means that the lion has studied all of the myriad volumes of scientific evidence for evolution, compiled by eminent archaeologists, has weighed that evidence carefully and thoroughly, and for inexplicable reasons, not only disputes it all, but understands English sufficiently that if you were stupid enough to try holding a scientific discussion with a lion, he would become so infuriated at your acceptance of that indisputable evidence that he would bite off your head and not feel regret. Was that about it?

          I just can’t stress strongly enough, your need for those creative writing classes I’ve suggested. At least think about it —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Please forgive me for yawning…………….

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Actually, yawning is a trait we animals have evolved when our bodies tell us we aren’t getting enough oxygen – it’s a natural behavior, no need for forgiveness.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Silly me, and here I thought some ‘animals’ yawn to feign boredom…………

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Naaah, most animals are too sincere for feigning.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Peter
          Why does God allow evil? The short answer is because He made His Creation His way. Since we don’t even understand how He did it or why He did it the way He did it, what is the point in complaining about it? The best thing we can do is to try to understand God as well as we can.

          Here are a couple of post where I borrow upon the thoughts of others.
          http://citizentom.com/2012/12/26/is-god-evil-or-holy/

          http://citizentom.com/2013/10/01/will-you-choose-to-suffer-for-a-purpose/

          When things are not going the way you want, have you considered what that might mean?

          Hebrews 12:3-11 New King James Version (NKJV)
          The Discipline of God
          3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

          “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
          Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
          6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
          And scourges every son whom He receives.”

          7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

          Is there one single answer that explains why “bad” things happen? Probably not. At least, I don’t have one.

          The Bible always tells us what we need to know, but it does not always tell us what we want to know. Therefore, when we or our loved ones suffer, we sometimes don’t know why, but what makes us we should or could understand? What man can understand the mind of the Creator? Yet isn’t that what you are demanding? Before you will believe, He must explain Himself to you. Even doubting Thomas never demanded such a thing.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          The best thing we can do is to try to understand God as well as we can.” – OR – and here’s a possibility – we can accept that “god” is a human construct, devised by superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze and Iron Age men, who created their god in their own image, and we – or at least some of us – were stupid enough to buy into a 3000 year old mythology.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Uh, a little honesty on your part may help you avoid such a petty repeated comment arch.

          When a kid looks up and is lost in his mind scanning a starry filled heaven, he thinks: ‘God……………..’

          Obviously an untaught and natural response afforded by the wiring of the Creator who placed within the heart the knowledge of God.

          Eternity. Life. Purpose. Death. All concepts that point to ‘in the beginning God.’

          Don’t be a fool. Pride is not that valuable. ‘A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.’ Yeah, a really superstitious observation.

          Give it up already will you and use your God given brain. Your harping and pre- recorded messages are quite boring.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          When a kid looks up and is lost in his mind scanning a starry filled heaven, he thinks: ‘God……………..’” – You must know some strange kids, all of the ones I know just say, “Wow!”

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Uh huh, that’s what some SAY………………..while all along, they, including you, THINK God must be spectacular. The heart tells another story.

          You know it, but will not admit it, for pride is a great blinder….

          Let God be true, and every man a liar.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          “It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists, and if religion were not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so.”
          — Ernestine Rose —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It is an interesting and provable fact that all men are liars……………..(to say there is no God)

          while the truth of creation is clearly seen by any schoolboy or girl.

          ‘Be careful that ye offend not one of these little ones……………..’ the Lord Jesus Christ

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @archaeopteryx1

          The Bible says that God made man in His image. I could be wrong, but I doubt any other religions besides Christianity and Judaism teach that. In any event, I expect the Jews were the first to teach such a thing.

          Consider that the Bible does not make God look like us or behave like us. The pagans do that with their gods. That they do even when they make their Gods look like animals or some such thing. Then they teach what their gods want from us. They teach us what we must do for the god to please him or her or it.

          The Bible makes it clear that God wants us to love Him and to obey Him. That’s true even in the Old Testament. Read the Old Testament carefully, and you will find that God gave the Jews the Law for their benefit, not His.

          How do we obey God? We love each other. That’s the God we created in our own image? Don’t be silly.

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        • Peter says:

          @Citizen Tom, I am interested in the name you have chosen to post under as Thomas Paine was no friend of organised religion.

          But putting that aside. It is not that I seeking an explanation from God it is rather I am seeking to satisfy myself that ‘God’ at least as disclosed in the Bible does not exist. I can’t rule out there being a God of some sort as that is unprovable but I can study the Bible and reach a conclusion on whether it seems a divinely inspired book.

          If it turns out I am wrong then all I can do is rely on ‘God’s’ mercy. But in my defense I can at least say I tried to believe but could not. Perhaps for that I could be sent to Hell to be tortured for eternity. You may see this as justice, I would not. I have tried to live as a Christian, but one day I realised I could not believe any more.

          I tried to believe, I tried to obey, others considered me an almost model Christian, many still do. But in the end I have come to see the Bible as a human book not a divine book. The Apostle Paul suggests that faith is a gift from God. If that is true then in the end if I lack faith I can not do anything about it.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @ peter and all others with the same concern-

          ‘Can’t do anything about it since it is a gift from God?’

          Sure you can. Don’t despise the gift, and just say thank you.

          You are fighting entirely too hard to avoid the obvious.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Peter

          I am aware of Paine’s religious inclinations.
          http://citizentom.com/2007/11/13/thomas-paines-profession-of-faith/

          It is not that I seeking an explanation from God it is rather I am seeking to satisfy myself that ‘God’ at least as disclosed in the Bible does not exist.

          Are you aware that you just admitted that you have an agenda, a distinct bias? From whence does that come?

          There was a time I was an agnostic. Part of what held me back is that our public school system and the corporate mass media have little use for the Bible, and I believed their propaganda.

          The public school system sees Christianity as a competitor. The Bible makes parents responsible for passing their faith onto their children. Because it threatens their control, that’s not a fact that elates powerhungry politicians.

          The corporate mass media exists primarily to provide an audience for advertisers. Humble people, more concerned about the next life than this one do not well serve the needs of advertisers. When Christians are told “you deserve it,” they know better. When they are told to “go for the gusto,” they tend to wonder if God approves of this “gusto.”

          So what happens if you reject Jesus’ offer of salvation? Frankly, I don’t know how God decides when a foolish human being has rejected His Son.

          Anyway, it is not for me to judge another. That’s for God. I just try to convince people to pray for understanding and study God’s Word.

          Consider the possibility. God exists. What must God be like? The Being who created everything and everyone. Compare yourself to Him. Then imagine that He still cares about you. Then ask Him why He created you.

          Is there a possibility you will fry in Hell for all eternity? I doubt it. How would that glorify God? All I know is that those who reject God, those too full of themselves to love another, will perish. Given what the Bible says, I suspect that means God will destroy the prideful and arrogant body, soul and spirit. I suspect the second death is eternal, a lump a clay cast aside and scattered, never to be molded again. But God decides who has rejected Him — God decides who is prideful and arrogant — not you, not me, not anyone else.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          …and I believed their propaganda.” – So you simply chose another propaganda.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ‘Above and below he roars….’

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @archaeopteryx1

          That’s actually funny in a way, but mostly it is just pathetic. Have you any ideas of your own. Why must you twitter so spitefully?

          Think about it. I replied to you directly. What compelled you to ignore that and reach into what I wrote to someone else and pull a phrase out of context.

          Pathetic. What makes you behave so pathetically? You cannot stand the idea of God so no one else is allowed to believe? Pathetic.

          When a Christian encounters an atheist, what is the proper reaction? Pity. Here is someone who does not have and may not want a personal relationship with God.

          Do some Christians hate or detest Atheists? Yes. Does the Bible speak ill of Atheism? Yes, but does the Bible suggest we are suppose to hate Atheists no?

          James 5:19-20Good News Translation (GNT)

          19 My friends, if any of you wander away from the truth and another one brings you back again, 20 remember this: whoever turns a sinner back from the wrong way will save that sinner’s soul[a] from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.

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  6. The lion is just awesome, but than look too at snowflakes, no two are alike. Human fingerprints, DNA, billions upon billions have now passed over the Earth and yet no two have ever been alike. What are the odds of each creature being a completely unique and individual design, rather than a carbon copy that came before us? The deeper you delve into the mysteries of creation, the more amazing it all becomes 😉

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      What are the odds of each creature being a completely unique and individual design, rather than a carbon copy that came before us?” – And it’s those little differences, passed down the generations, that drives evolution – nice observation, I/B!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Heck, that lion may get ‘more’ pr, but the sloth is equally impressive, the skunk, camel, you name it.

      I remember your Fibonacci vid, and more of the same examples of a Master design and Designer.

      And us? It’s awesome to give the ‘credit’ to someone greater than ourselves 😉 and to keep saying it.

      But your ‘copy’ thought………………..Christ Himself is the EXPRESS image of God. Love that truth.

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  7. mike says:

    Lions are wonderful and frightening creatures indeed. Could you expand on how the bible compares God and Christ to lions?

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