The two faces of evil

–With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;  With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.–  So sez the good book, and so I agree. After all, it’s kind of obvious.

And from Titus:

-Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.-  Ouch. ……’is nothing pure.’

Seems rather clear and blistering true, both from experience and observation, especially on the intertoobs. Men hang themselves with their own rebellious ways, and blame God for their own defects.  Not too smart. People can be outright stupid.

It’s one thing to deny the Creator the courtesy of existing, even more-so when He has given ten million times ten million proofs times ten billion proofs such as found in rain, sand, songbirds, men, women, male and female of all kinds, bats, ants, worms, trees, sunsets, heat, cold, love, hate, birth, death; but it quit an affront when the same God holds up a mirror to our faces, and we tell Him, ‘nope, that’s not me.’  As I said, stupid.

Talk about mental duncery. Talk about intellectual deception perfected to the nines. Talk about not being honest when we hide our faces from our own conscience. Stupid.

To cite God as evil is the crème de le crème as proof of just how low humanity has sunk. People btiched about the evil God who first misted His creation from the ground up, as any good landscaper would attend to new vegetation, then they put their foots in their mouths again, when they chastise the Creator of water for sending an over abundance of water, causing the earth to flood.

Yep, they cited Him as evil, however, they conveniently forget that for 120 years, God was patient, extremely gracious, pleading with the miscreants who cited God as evil, ignoring His merciful pleas, and asking for proof that there is one God. Ha! As if the Creator of the sparrow has a competitor who created the eagle.

Stupid I tell ya, plain stupidity to deny what is rightfully God’s. And the result of such blatant numbskullery? To see God as evil, and to not see that the look in the mirror that reveals just where exactly the ‘bad intent’ lies.

‘With the upright man, thou wilt show thyself as upright, and with the froward thou wilt show thyself as froward.’  God’s word is always correct. It is always ten thousand years ahead of any objection.

So dear believer friend, has this not been your experience in dealing with the truth of scripture? So unbelieving friend, is this indictment not true of you, that you see everything through the filter of godlessness, while you avoid the truth of your own heart?

Without a plumbline of truth, without a level which proves off center, without a compass to prove direction, the atheist/unbeliever/infidel has to admit that he has absolutely no standard whereby he may judge what is pure, and what is froward.

God’s word contains all these tools, because God is the only toolmaker. They are eternally consistent with Himself, but the look in the mirror tells us what we already know. So then neighbor, if you had to choose a face of God, who gets your vote? And this selection of yours reveals more of you than you could imagine.

But try to consider if this post is true. Here’s a clue though: it is true.  Truth is always consistent with itself.

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31 Responses to The two faces of evil

  1. Tricia says:

    Great phrase that “Mental duncery” ColorStorm and it certainly seems to abound everywhere! One of the most difficult things to do as a believer is to let God show you things about yourself that are not so pretty and how they’ve contributed to the pile up of messes in your life. It’s easy to just deny He exists and keep on doing what you’re doing. Many non believers choose to go through this process too but their compass is off because it’s not grounded in God.

    Curious, why the picture of Mr. Rogers next to Hitler? I’ve not been keeping up on things lately, did I miss something about him?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Hi trish-

      The two faces of evil are the twin deceptions of not seeing evil in us, and attributing that evil to God, whereas the pic of Mr Rogers gives a choice to see God as ‘good,’ as old Fred always was.

      Tks for that question. Most unbelievers, especially atheists, see God as Hitleresque, instead of rogeresque.

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      • Tricia says:

        Oh ok, i get it now CS, perfect! And very true about the Hitleresque comparison.

        My brain has not been properly saturated with caffeine yet this morning so still a little a fuzzy on the thinking. 😉

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It’s all good, T; I could have been a bit more clearer in the post, but with your help, you took a sad song and made it better…….. 😉

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Tricia

          If you had not asked, I would have.

          Frankly, I was never fond of Mr. Rogers. That soothing voice of his just grated on me, but my wife let our girls watch him. So I am relieved to know it was still just a personal problem.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Also CT, it was a bit of a tease selecting that pic on the right, since in my opinion, Mr. Rogers exhibited a rare guilelessness.

          In addition, the face of Hitler was the face he was born with, and if he had chosen another path, the ‘evil’ would perhaps showed another face. Would that same face look like a heart surgeon for instance……….

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @ColorStorm

          Not certain about seeing the evil in his face. That particular picture is certainly not designed to show him as kind.

          We have been conditioned to see the face of Hitler as evil. Nobody uses that style of mustache anymore.

          What drove Hitler? I don’t know. There is a limit to what we can see in another person’s face. I just know he was supposed to be a magnetic speaker. So I expect many of the German people saw him as manly.

          It is what he did that exposed Hitler. What he did was evil.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You are on to something. How many ‘hideous’ looking men were truly gentle as a lamb.

          Also, we do have scripture to back this up: ‘man looketh on outward appearance………’

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      • tildeb says:

        The biblical OT god is a grotesque caricature of the worst of humanity.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          There is no god who can count to three or tie his shoes. How many times do I have to tell you folks.

          Do you think you can slip in your grotesque accusation unnoticed? Ha!

          In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

          And it was very good. Gee I wonder what happened when a brother killed his own brother having never heard of murder before…….

          You came to the wrong place tildeb if you think you can accuse the only Creator and escape without your biblical ignorance being pointed out.

          You have no standard for right or wrong. In your liberal utopia, what is good today may be evil tomorrow; you cannot even prove what evil is.

          Youi lose every time in the Den tildeb. Every time. God is not on trial, you are.

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        • tildeb says:

          Only the Napkin religion is true; it says so right here on this napkin.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s nice. and you are oblivious that the tree which produced the paper napkin had a designer and Maker.

          How does it feel to use the resources of the earth without giving credence to He who put them there for your use, including your brain?

          Or is your brain of no more use than a rock? This post is so spot on it’s not even funny.

          I like insanity’s comment; have a look see.

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        • tildeb says:

          The Napkin did all that, silly; the universe, the world, everything on it, how everything works, even your brain that you just refuse to use properly or your eyes that refuse to see what is obvious, right down to this irrefutable piece of evidence: it says so right here on this napkin.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          tildeb-

          This is an argument you can never win.

          I have common sense, logic, truth, nature, God, and scripture, all singing the same harmonious tune. Your tune?

          Sounds like the deaf leopards……

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        • tildeb says:

          I have the napkin. Irrefutable evidence.You can’t be moral without following Napkin. You are an unbeliever. Sad.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You want to talk about morals?

          Would you save a hundred whitetail deer from crossing a highway which assured certain death, or would you save the life of one man who would have been crushed to death by the stampeding deer?

          Careful how you answer.

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  2. tildeb says:

    “Without a plumbline of truth, without a level which proves off center, without a compass to prove direction, the atheist/unbeliever/infidel has to admit that he has absolutely no standard whereby he may judge what is pure, and what is froward.”

    Speaking of truth rather than just paying it lip service, reality indicates strong evidence that what you think is a standard to judge demonstrates a fairly profound inability to translate that judgement into standards of well being for others. Although many believers have very different standards based on many different scriptures derived apparently from many different gods that produce an inordinate amount of suffering, doesn’t that strike you as a wee bit egotistical to presume YOU have the only right standard? After all, if you can’t use reality to test your presumption, then it is irrational to pretend your standard has any relationship whatsoever with the ‘plumbline’ of truth or any value at all to a compass direction when you take on faith that the vagaries of the religious wind – and there’s a lot of it – is always the right direction.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      tildeb-

      I’ll forego the opportunity to crack your knuckles, because you have evidently dismissed the very first line of this short post.

      The evidence is there. The proof is there. Take it or leave it.

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  3. Interesting! We tend to project our own selves onto God and onto other people, too. When we point a finger at someone we need to pay close attention because of those four fingers pointing back at us. The bible gives us many examples of the reflective nature of that grace, so as you judge so shall you be judged. Everything comes back around to us in perfect measure.

    We like to try to create God in our own image. Sometimes I think those who create a very negative perception of God, just might encounter exactly what they’ve created someday. I’m not sure why, but often we people have a terrible time seeing ourselves as we really are.

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  4. ColorStorm says:

    I love that truth from Titus, that to certain, NOTHING is pure.

    Words mean things, and after all, we do have precedence to pay attention to such things, as in the Word of God, as in the living Word. As in God spoke…

    So yeah, we do ted to mix things up, backwards even, enter our neighbor tildeb, who refuses to see the evil in men, and the utter chaos created by we the people, who have chosen Hitleresque over rogeresque.

    Above that, the very first line of this post sets the narrative, that the onus is on us, not God.. He never needs to take the blame for anything.

    And your last sentence is of course true. 😉

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  5. Wally Fry says:

    As I see this conversation unfold I thought of this:

    Isaiah 53:2
    For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him

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    • ColorStorm says:

      What’s even worse is then to hear: ‘this man hath a devil,’ then finally, ‘crucify Him….’

      Truth has this effect on people. Fingers in the ears, bringing lousy and false accusations, on and on.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        “Truth has this effect on people”

        Really? I had not noticed. LOL.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Even moreso when our usual customers have fled high and dry, seeking other unswept house to harass!

          There is nothing like solid believers on WP, you know, the ones we run with, and whose testimony is obvious.

          ‘Moses never lived.’ Solomon never built a temple.’ blah, blah, and blah, as if we will bow down to the clumsiness of godless bloggers and say: ‘sure, you convinced us, God’s word is no different than Time magazine.’ too funny.

          Therefore, they seek young fresh meat. 😉

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Yes, and we should keep an eye out, those folks might need a helping hand

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        • ColorStorm says:

          They DO currently need a hand; that’s why we engage.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          It’s sad really. That some have lives so bitter and empty that they can devote so much of it to trying to pull another out of their joy.

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      • tildeb says:

        And yet you wipe that foul mouth with the Holy Napkin, never even recognizing its willingness to sacrifice itself for you. Immoral unbeliever. So sad.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Must you result to outright ignorance?

          What ‘napkin’ has held true to history, prophecy, wisdom, the correct indictment of humanity, the witness of the stars, the confederacy of nations and the amalgamation of Israel’s enemies; tildeb, get a grip, pay attention, and consider the people you are trying to dissuade.

          Daylight is a wonderful thing; open your eyes. You and I will be long dead, others will take your place of belittling God and scripture, and God will still not have lost a wink of sleep, and fools will still continue to multiply.

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        • tildeb says:

          Such blasphemy… but that’s to be expected from an immoral nonbeliever. Why do hate Napkin so much? Father issues, I suspect. Napkin will forgive you if you would just believe because it loves you. It says so right here on this napkin.

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