Culture huh?

In one of the most illuminating and bizarre exchanges recently online, the following observation was made by a man to defend the insane and absurd notion that ‘there is no God.’

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‘Culture creates conscience.’ Worth repeating: ‘Culture creates conscience.’ Let this idea sink into your being, and muse upon the filthy implications.

If an Eskimo stole a seal, and was asked by a fellow iglooian: ‘Did you steal my seal?’ and he said ‘no,’ he knows darn well he is lying, and he will be troubled by his conscience; no need to be chastised by a polar bear, he knows he done did wrong, as culture is ancillary to the crime.

If an Asian customer in a Japanese McDonald’s stole a muffin, he does not need to be reminded by the manager that he done did wrong. His conscience will accuse him, as culture is ancillary to the crime.

If an Argentinian child of two stole her brothers juice box, holding it behind her back, when her mother asked: ‘did you take the juice box?’ and she says ‘no,’ with her mouth dripping with purple grape, she knows darn well she is lying, and her conscience accuses her, as culture yet again, is ancillary to the crime.

When an Australian poacher shot a koala bear, and was approached by the warden, and denied vehemently that he shot the bear, he knows darn right well that he is lying, and his conscience convicts him. No summons necessary for his very condemnation.

Now then, was ‘culture’ responsible for the revelation to the miscreants? Was the ‘environment’ necessary to indict these criminals? Did Japan, Argentina, or Australia create the environment where the conscience would run loose, or was it simply that the upbringing and geography played no part in the mischief proved by the conscience?

‘Culture creates conscience huh?’ In the twilight zone maybe, but not in the reality of a human and living creature known as man. While the conscience may be equipped to handle any culture, it is by sole birth, and not nurture, that water flows downhill. Conscience finds its way.

The conscience is something unique to man, an imprint compliments of the Designer, that man may live quite differently than a jackal or hyena, circling, snickering, and devouring the feast of the newly departed, and THAT without sharing.  The ravenous animals lose no sleep when they do not share the evening meal; they do not ‘love thy neighbor,’ and they are not troubled when one steals the meat from his brothers table. The conscience is excused.

Yet some would say man is no different from an animal. Hmmm.

Two babies born ten thousand miles apart having no clue where they are, will cheat, lie, and steal before they learn to talk or tie their shoes. And they KNOW they did wrong, thanks be to God for the conscience. Culture creates conscience huh? Not in a thousand lifetimes. A man may as well try to improve upon the wetness of water, than to convince someone that conscience is an acquired taste.

No, the chicken came first, then the egg. Period. The first man was not grown like a Brussel sprout, or like a crop of 9 month old gourds, waiting to be picked by a farmer, no, the Creator is infinitely wiser than the created, yet gracious enough to implant the seed of God in the conscience that man may know and have no excuse that: there is a God.

The human conscience is one of THE greatest proofs of a Creator. Even your conscience knows this, hey wait…scripture says that also.

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70 Responses to Culture huh?

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    This is such a great post. I think our culture has lost sight of the fact that conscience is inborn. Saying that it is created by culture is just a lame excuse to done do wrong. Thanks, Color Storm.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      If conscience were inborn, wouldn’t we all believe the same things? Why does the Hindu believe differently from the Buddhist? The Mau Mau from the KKK?

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Go away, Arch!!

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Discuss things with me intelligently, Kathy.

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        • atimetoshare.me says:

          That’s impossible.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hey no fair kathy. You said it far better than me! 😉

          (But while I’m here, isn’t it something how the word of God is both a savour of life and a savour of death, at the same time.)

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        • sage_brush says:

          Kathy – Arch still won’t tell us if he’s a bird or a dinosaur. You are 100% correct in your assessment of Mr. Archaeopteryx1.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Thinking this way is proof that some people are birdbrains I suppose.

          And now you know why I have no interest in a discussion that presents stupidity 101 as reality.

          Like Kathy says, ‘go away.’ And take your whale which walked like a dog with you.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          And take your whale which walked like a dog with you.

          Good to know that at least you watched it, even if you DID decide it was too much information for your cultists visitors!

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Except of course for home-schooled children, who get very little exposure to the real world —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Just a sidebar: Meanwhile, public school grads can’t spell ‘cat’ if you spot them the ‘c’ and the ‘a,’ as well as having no clue who Joe Biden is; could not name one Supreme Court Justice; they like Bernie Sanders because they think ‘socialism’ is another platform for social media; oh wait, these are college students who are products of the public school system.

          Yet people boast of public schools; yea maybe back in the day when reading and writing were actually taught, as opposed to the warped minds of atheism and godlessness which has infiltrated every area of learning today. ‘Johnny has two mommies.’ ‘Johnny needs the girls bathroom.’ Public schools? Please. A modern cesspool.)

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Much of that – at least the part that’s true – is due to the fact that states across the board, but ‘red’ states more than others, underfund education in their states. But at least they aren’t taught fairy tales —

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      • theancients says:

        arch: “If conscience were inborn, wouldn’t we all believe the same things”

        Absolutely Not! Belief is a choice!

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          But if a conscience is inborn, how does one know that one even HAS a choice?

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        • theancients says:

          “arch: …how does one know that one even HAS a choice?”

          Good question arch.
          You know you have a choice because you make decisions (i.e. you choose between or from differing & similar things) all throughout your day for all your life.

          Ex: since your conscience is the inner sense of right and wrong that guides your motives … It is what makes you behave in the way you know you should. So if you encountered a situation where someone was asking for help on the street, you will perhaps weigh the situation in different ways to determine whether or not you’ll help (that’s a choice right there)… and if you’ve decided to help, you must now decide how best to help (that’s another choice).
          In the hypothetical situation above, can you tell me -if you think differently- that you are unaware of/do not know that you even have a choice?

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        • theancients says:

          In such a scenario, a person with an inbred conscience would have no idea that a choice other than rendering aid, existed.

          I can choose to label your above comment as a true one or I can choose to label it as false based on what the reality actually shows.

          Obviously the statement you’ve made is not true because the reality shows otherwise. The overwhelming majority of people will pass a stranger on the street who is asking for help without rendering any aid at all. Obviously, the overwhelming majority knows something that you don’t arch – they have a choice in listening to or ignoring their conscience (reasons/excuses are irrelevant).

          Tell a child (& adults) don’t do this, do that instead and the majority will do exactly this and not that. A clear choice was given to them so why do they almost always choose the one they should steer clear of.

          You see arch, from the garden until now, man has been given choices in every single thing that he does and have been given the latitude to exercise those choices as he wishes.

          A man’s every thought, word, and action is the result of a choice! A person’s life goes in the direction of the dominant thought he holds; and only he has the power to choose that thought or to choose to replace it with a different thought.

          God is Wondrously, Brilliantly Amazing!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hmmmm. So you have a choice to ‘butter the numbers’ on your tax return or to ‘take’ a pen from a friends desk, or to ‘take’ an apple from a neighbors tree…….

          but no conscience eh, as to the impropriety?

          Uh, maybe you should read the post again, read Ancients replies again, and examine your own conscience, because you have no case.

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        • theancients says:

          arch, I could almost laugh at this response if it weren’t so blatantly uninformed (bear with me here, I’m trying to be diplomatic).
          You can start by looking up the definition of the word conscience and consciousness.

          Next thing you’ll be telling me is people are born without minds 😦

          Do you know what a seared conscience is arch – it’s one that keeps denying what it knows to be true; eventually it becomes calloused and hardened to said truth… so it can speak a lie, it can speak perverse things while managing to thoroughly deceiving itself into believing it is speaking truth.

          Guard you heart with due diligence my friend, (i.e keep a clear conscience – one that aligns to a clear & good moral standard) because the very issues pertaining to life and death comes from your heart.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Arch, you were just handed a gift here. Open it in the privacy of your own conscience.

          (Excellent stuff Ancients, really good)

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        • theancients says:

          Thanks friend.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How many times have I told you there is this thing called DISCERNMENT

          So now, you’re disavowing psychology? No doubt for biblical reasons —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Psychology? While you deny He whose understanding is infinite, Whose name is Wonderful, Counsellor??

          Please.

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        • theancients says:

          Conscience (Merriam Webster)- the part of the mind that makes you aware of your actions as being either morally right or wrong.

          arch, CS is absolutely correct. In your example/argument of 2+2=5 and according to the very definition you’ve chosen to use, you have demonstrated my point perfectly.

          You should be aware by now that the term “heart” can include all of the inner man – spirit, soul, or any portion thereof.

          The English word “soul” comes from the Greek word “psuche,” translated “heart, life, mind, and soul.” The mind is the principle and leading part of the soul, followed by the will and emotions.

          I believe we’ve sufficiently discussed this amazingly wonderful God-given conscience of ours and how it impacts every single thought, word, decision and action we choose to take . everything else will be chasing after the wind so to speak.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You should be aware by now that the term ‘heart’ can include all of the inner man – spirit, soul, or any portion thereof.

          You DO realize that I don’t recognize those as existing —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ancients is done here, as am I.

          Uh huh sure arch, it is your physical heart that wails at the death of a loved one, yep sure.

          No spirit……..noooo, uh huh sure. Wake up from your sleep already. And you denying the reality of the spirit does not make it false btw.

          Toodles.

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        • theancients says:

          It’s of no consequence to me whether or not you recognize that man is spirit, soul, and body. They do not cease to exist because you choose not to recognize them. All it does it make you extremely limited in your knowledge and understanding of who you truly are.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Having personally observed Colorstorm’s lack of knowledge about the sciences and the world in general, and even about who wrote the book upon which he bases his entire life, I find myself quite content with the knowledge and understanding that I currently possess, and I am continually acquiring more. I’ll be fine, but thanks for your concern.

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        • theancients says:

          arch, here’s something I’ve learnt from that awesome book written by liars, murderers, adulterers etc [you know – people just like you and me]. via the narration of the Holy Spirit: those who compare themselves among themselves are not wise.

          That bit of counsel has made a tremendous difference in my life. I hope you will not get offended by the source, but rather take to ‘heart’ that priceless bit of wisdom.

          God can, and will use whomever He wishes to do as He commands, but they must choose to make themselves available to Him. It’s not about one’s great qualifications/achievements, knowledge etc.
          It’s about His ability and our availability.

          I want you to be more than fine. I want you to know what truly belongs to you.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          those who compare themselves among themselves are not wise

          Is there some peer-reviewed evidence to support that statement?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yeah, even your friends such as Hawkins, Sagan, Harris would agree in embarrassment.

          Truth is kinda obvious.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Would they? Do you have a direct quotation from any of them, supporting that?

          Oh, and if you were more knowledgeable, you’d know it’s Dawkins, not ‘Hawkins’ —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yep, forgot the ‘g.’ Hawkings. Anyway, it’s a gentleman’s comment from which all good minds cannot argue with.

          The point was made by Ancients and a good one at that.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Ah, Stephen Hawking – now you’re telling me that you’re disputing the word of the most intelligent man of our time. Classic CS – you sit there with your community college education (if that) and look down your nose at genius!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          In the context of HOW we referred to him, yes, he would be a fool to disagree, as would all seriously minded and fair people.

          Look at it again:
          –comparing yourselves with yourselves you are not wise.–

          It is not a matter of intellectual superiority, but one of simple decency.

          As to your opinion that he is one of the most intelligent of our time………..good luck with that now, but anybody who leaves God out of their mind may be a few doughnuts short of a dozen.

          Yeah, there is the better question: what is intelligence? But if he has YOUR vote, interesting then that you spend so much time HERE……… 😉

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        • theancients says:

          lol…peer-reviewed evidence has become your authoritative source…hmm, not wise at all.

          Anyway, print some postings from Facebook, twitter, Instagram and any other anti-social media I’ve neglected to include and have your peers review them.

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        • theancients says:

          I chose to ignore your reference to the organ heart – because I believe you know better and are just being facetious.
          You’ve been told before (somewhere) by me I believe that ‘heart’ is not in reference to the organ.

          From the abundance of the heart, we speak. A good man from the good treasures of his heart brings forth good things… an evil man brings forth evil as that’s the only ‘treasure’ he has in his heart.
          Why would anyone reading this assume it’s speaking of the physical organ/pump. That is indeed absurd

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        • theancients says:

          your next point is also not true – evidenced by all the people walking around with diseases that stem from an improper diet.
          These people know what foods to steer clear of, yet far too many choose to ignore any directives (built-in or suggested or otherwise) and willingly choose to eat themselves to death.

          Same goes for those who smoke or any addictions.
          We consider our choices but we still choose as we wish – for far too many it’s ‘consequences be damned’ until they’ve actually come upon the consequences.

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        @Arch

        We want it both ways. We want to believe we are all basically human. That way we can thrill to diversity to our hearts content. Who cares if ISIS terrorist burn people alive or cut off their victim’s heads with hunting knives. We are all just the same.

        C. S. Lewis wrote about the “moral law” in his book Mere Christianity. We have an inbuilt moral compass. What we believe, however, makes a difference. If we choose to believe something evil, we can learn to ignore our conscience. The guilt will still eat at our hearts, but less and less with each sin we commit. That’s why parents, not politicians, must take responsibility for the instruction of their children. Parent must do their best to ensure that their children form a properly developed conscience.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Parent must do their best to ensure that their children form a properly developed conscience.

          Based on THEIR idea of right and wrong – many of us call that indoctrination. But why would it need ‘proper developing’ if it’s god-given and innate? Shouldn’t it be perfect, as is? Or is your god’s work that shoddy that parents need to clean up the mess?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Arch-
          Citizen Tom has graciously invited you to his place where you may be more happier in this discussion.

          Accept the offer and try to convince him that the carpenter’s experience and culture of hammer and nails helped to fashion the mighty oak.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          First of all, CT brought it up, and I didn’t see you chastising him for doing so – why not? Secondly, I’ve said all about ISIS I need to say, unless CT brings it up again, at which time, I look forward to you jumping all over him like ugly on a wart hog!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          For the love of God, drop the recalcitrance arch. You have already been asked to cease, now your stubbornness is on display.

          He has tea and crumpets. And he is much kinder.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          When we indoctrinate children, we teach or inculcate a doctrine, principle, or ideology. You don’t think that happens in government-run schools?

          Since different parents uphold different doctrines, if parents take charge of their children’s education, children are more likely — not less — to be exposed to different ideas. Contrary to what you might think, I that exposure would be a good thing. That is one reason I support education vouchers.

          Why would a conscience need proper developing? Because it does.

          You accept and make use of scientific knowledge? You think scientists know very much? They don’t. Every step in scientific progress just produces more questions. And scientists don’t even propose to know why we exist. Scientists don’t have the tools to examine that sort of knowledge.

          There is an old book by Adam Smith called “The Theory of Moral Sentiments.” That is the same Smith who wrote “The Wealth of Nations.” You want to know how a well-developed conscience is formed? I suggest reading Smith’s book.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        You are a better man than I Tom. Loved your return observation btw regarding the ‘loathing’charged against believers.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      It’s how we view the world Kathy, isn’t it, as to whether God gets top billing in everything.

      Of course there are people of different tribes and tongues, all bearing unique lifestyles, but all having the same inbred stamp of the divine.

      Fads may come and go, cultures may change, but one thing remains: the conscience makes man so unlike the animal.

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    @mike-
    By your own admission you neither believe in the only God of heaven and earth, as well as the scriptures, therefore without insult, you are in a poor position to sit in judgment of God and scripture.

    I’m glad you used the little ‘g’ for God, as your depiction of the Almighty falls a bit short.

    As to the sovereignty of God, you may want to wait for a more suitable post, as this was proof that conscience is not dictated by culture as Ancients pointed out as well.

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    • KIA says:

      i am just as capable and able to ‘sit in judgement’ of the truth and reliability of the bible, and thus the depiction of the god (CS FIXES ALL: God) of the bible, as you are or anyone else. if there is a god (God) of the universe, and i still believe there might be… i just don’t hold much hope for us ever having a way to have evidence of it, given the nature and the unreliability of the narratives in the OT and the NT and it’s depiction of it’s god (God), there is no good reason or evidence to believe that THAT god (God) is the god of the bible. the bible god (God) is a monster of psychopathic and genocidal proportions and it’s a good thing for all humanity and the universe that he doesn’t exist outside of the pages of the bible.
      you’ve got it wrong, i don’t pass judgement on him as if he exists, i pass judgement on the reliability and evidence first of all for the truth of the bible as the word of any god (God), and secondly on it’s reliability and evidence to tell us anything about whatever god might exist.
      i can’t pass judgement on a god(God) who does not exist. i pass judgement on the ‘story’ of the existence of the god (God)of the bible.

      (CS SEZ: Now then Mike, if you do not want tampering done with your text, show some respect for that which you find inflammatory. We are not talking about gods who cannot lift a feather. It is God, who in Him, we live and breathe, like it or not. If you care not to consider this, then post at your site. I will amend every reference to any god.)

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      • ColorStorm says:

        As to the body of your comment, sorry, but you are in no position to judge the truth of scripture or God. He is perfectly blameless, and I can assure you, that any misgivings about His doings are always, Always, ALWAYS on our part.

        I suppose you would also chastise grace and truth, as there is always more to the story. But I would only put to your attention the fact that you consistently see God as a monster, and never consider the egregious ramifications of the sin of man. I repeat, God is blameless, but you and me? Eh, not so much.

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        • KIA says:

          If you were awaken by a voice in the middle of the night claiming to be the God of the bible, asking you to kill your next door neighbors because, as he assures you, they are evil mass murderers, without a chance to confirm… Would you trust that voice enough to actually kill your neighbors?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          God has spoken to man today through His son. The position of Israel’s favour has taken a back seat while grace reigns.

          You ask the wrong questions. How about this one: How does an all holy God, who cannot abide sin in His presence, justify sinful man without compromising His own intrinsic eternal perfection?

          If you focus on the grace of God, your question becomes ultimately irrelevant. I do not deal in hypotheticals when scripture is quite clear.

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        • KIA says:

          Your question rests on the definition of God found in the bible, the definition of man, the definition of man, the definition of sin and the definition of redemption found in the bible.
          To say these things are true because they are in the bible begs the question of “is the bible reliable and accurate”. One cannot say ” yes, because God said it in the bible” without being completely circular and dense.
          It requires an outside answer from historical, archaeological and texual examination.
          “Mene, Mene, tekel, upharsin…” It’s been found wanting and lacking the evidence of being God’s word, therefore the God represented therin is not and cannot be the god, (CS ADDS: God) if there be one, of the universe.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Mike, your gripes are petty. God IS and you know it, this is why you argue against yourself. You have no beef with me.

          You know there is a God without scripture affirming it. Your conscience is proof, and nature screams it. Life! Design! The perennial flower!

          The word of God is verifiable, reliable, and truthful. Your last line is so shallow that I will not even address it btw
          .
          Have good day.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Mike:

          You said:

          —therefore the God represented therin is not and cannot be the god, (CS ADDS: God) if there be one, of the universe.—

          Uh, you have just said the God of scripture is not……..and cannot be the God of the universe………..

          and it is I who have hurt your feelings? Please. Would you be equally insulted if I told you that we ALL offended the glory of God?

          Perhaps you should read again the comments in the house of your friends regarding the life, mind, and times of believers. You have no case.

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        • KIA says:

          The difference is that you take disagreement with you for personal insult. Now that is truly petty and petulant.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          No mike, it is just I am familiar with your footprints. You are in a different ‘class’ of people than they who are honestly searching for the truth of life and God.

          Your own comments have tightened the noose. You are choking on indifference and your complaints against scripture, and blaming believers for your lack of air.

          It is you who have DECONverted remember? What you once found to be light, has somehow turned dark. Hmm, I would venture a guess and say there is no issue with the light.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          This is the first time I’ve heard a deconvert admit to the New Testament as a book of darkness. Grace and truth as darkness? Yikes.

          Even the Old Testament is a book of light, but since you judge God as unworthy, it would be hard to convince you.

          Then there is always daylight. You cite the light of day as darkness? God created daylight ya know.

          And your 35/34 years there……..ah, nevermind.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Still another example of your limited education, CS – when God is used as a proper name, it should be capitalized, not because it’s anyone important, but simply because it’s a proper name, just as I capitalize Bible, simply because it’s the name of a book. However, KIA used it in a general sense such as Thor (capitalized) is a god(CS FIX God) (no caps). Your god’s (God) name is Yahweh, and if you’ll notice, I capitalize it, following the rules of proper punctuation. Maybe if while in school, you had read something besides the Bible, you’d have known that – as it is, you’re just showing your ignorance of correct punctuation.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Arch-
          Please do not comment further on this thread, I’m asking you politely.

          ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ The law of first mention demands respect to the Creator above all.

          It is not even a matter of doctrine or His covenants, or relations such as El Shaddai, no, it is akin to YOUR HONOUR in the courtroom.

          This is a fact; too bad you do not see it.

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  4. ColorStorm says:

    Michael Card is a good man. And the God of the breast in El Shaddai, and the Most High, as in El Elyon is an even better God.

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  5. Citizen Tom says:

    Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:

    We want it both ways. We want to believe we are all basically human. That way we can thrill to diversity to our heart’s content. Who cares if ISIS terrorists burn people alive or cut off their victim’s heads with hunting knives. We are all just the same.

    C. S. Lewis wrote about the “moral law” in his book Mere Christianity. We have an inbuilt moral compass. What we believe, however, makes a difference. If we choose to believe something evil, we can learn to ignore our conscience. The guilt will still eat at our hearts, but less and less with each sin we commit. That’s why parents, not politicians, must take responsibility for the instruction of their children. Parents must do their best to ensure that their children form a properly developed conscience.

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  6. Tricia says:

    So very true ColorStorm and well said! We are all born with God’s mark of conscience and the ability to discern right from wrong. The biggest lie is that this comes from the environment, i.e. culture like you say, upbringing and/or being learned from others. When taken to its furthest extent this means man can literally make up what is good and evil in his own head and morality becomes relevant to a person’s situation. This has and will continue to open up the door to all sorts of man made catastrophes among the likes of Marxism, Stalinism, ect….

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  7. theancients says:

    Peter, sometime ago you wrote a comment elsewhere (atheist blog) I believe it was about doing ministry and operating in ‘word of knowledge’/praying for people (I don’t remember the details).
    I was impressed that you actually admitted to having about a 10% success rate; but you then went on to attribute it to ‘perhaps’ coincidence or some such (bear with me, I’m paraphrasing).

    Anyway, when I read that comment my first thought was… first the blade, then the ear, then the corn in the ear [in other words, no child is born walking & running… they must first creep 10-20%.. take steps 20-40%… walk 40-60%… run60-100%].
    And I have found that everything in the word of God operates that way.

    I tend to refer back to it in my mind because I do not understand why you’d give up when it’s not as if you’re giving up 15 feet from gold, but rather you’ve already struck gold, but you’ve left most of the vein without mining it.

    I bring this up here, because this song reminds me of another, and what I’ve found to be (for me) unimpeachable evidence that “There is Power in the Name of Jesus”. And I truly believe it’s very difficult for someone to experience the Power of Jesus’ Name & walk away totally unaffected.
    I cannot speak to what you’ve experienced, I’m just sharing my thoughts.

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  8. Bonsai says:

    Great argument. Japan as a matter of fact is a shame culture– something I experienced for many years but in fact it was so unnecessary cry our God given conscious.

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