Distilling Christianity.

The post below is an interesting Christian contemplation. I like it because at the beginning he spells out two fundamental ways that people like to think of their relationship with God.

Insomuch as I say that reality in general is really a religion or religious posture, I can’t leave out what the religious people say and analyze about their own beliefs and views upon the world.

But this one in particular is kind of funny because in reading through most of it I am left to wonder why s/he even calls (her) himself a Christian at all. (I didn’t look to see if it was a male or female who is the author ). It seems that he’s negating the whole basis of Christian doctrine.  That is unless the whole basis of being Christian is that you believe that Christ is the son of the eternal God sent to earth to save us humble humans from Sin, or some close variation of that theme, and that so long as you hold this basic fundamental tenant is true, then whatever else you may think about the world in a philosophical sense doesn’t really matter. For it seems to me this guy is speaking under the guise or towards some sort of Christian being of some sort and then proceeds to spell out why it’s not even necessary that he qualifies his essay with the subtext “Christian”.

Maybe Dave at “big story guide” wants to chime in on this one — if you’re still around 😄

I mean I don’t even know why this should be prefaced as a Christian reflection; maybe it’s not and I’m just totally mistaking this post.

But he basically negates everything there is about humanity and it’s relationship and possibility with God. Except in as much as Christian just means a distillation of the fact of believing in Christ as I said just previously.

Because really all he saying is that there is one intuition that trumps every other possible human intuition; that people have no direct communication with God or have no intuition of what he wants for humanity or for the individual person except that they believe that Christ is the son of God come to save humanity from sin. 

Now if this isn’t the most extreme impersonal distillation of what historically has involved a much larger concept of what it is to be Christian then I don’t know what it is. This is the most nihilistic version of Christian analysis I think I’ve come across. It’s basically the idea that I’m going to defeat all arguments against Christianity and place it in a fundamental choice to believe that there is this god-man that was sent by this all powerful and Omni potent Omni present God being that we have no ability to intuit or know about except this single fact of Christ. But then also remember that any intuition or thought you might have that you think is Christian is ultimately not Christian in the sense of Christianity because we can’t possibly know what it is that God has planned for us or what we should do each day except our ultimately human aspects and abilities that are essentially an absolutely cut off from any knowledge of God or his will for us.

I invite the author of this post below to give me a comment or reply and then we can get into some discussion.

As well anyone else who’s reading this please read this person’s post and make whatever comment you wish.

I will reiterate my opinion again: how can anyone know that they should be a Christian if God is not at least indirectly telling them that they should? How is A human being supposed to have any bases from reality if God has not intervened in their life to tell them what is good or bad through their intuitive capacity for understanding the world?

But keep in mind I’m not arguing for Christianity or for some intuitive aspect of humanity for God. I am merely pointing out how this type of discourse evidenced in the repost makes no sense beyond a fundamentalist and extreme sense of faith, at that, One that is most absurd in the least possible philosophical sense there can be.

Should Christians expect to know God’s will by means of feelings and intuitions?

There are two views on the topic of decision making and the will of God. The view you learn in the church is called “the traditional view”. I call this view the feelings/intuition view. This view that elevates feelings / intuitions to the level of divine communications from God. The more practical view is called […]

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Should Christians expect to know God’s will by means of feelings and intuitions?

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