The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

psychotic for Lenten, day 28 & still searching for the missing God

ashes to ashes, dust to dustI need answers regarding the missing God whom we eagerly worship.

  1. Is God out there or possibly hiding somewhere in here?
  2. If so, why must we suffer unable to find His godlike peace?
  3. Isn’t there a slice of Heaven in world for us?

Ironically as I type this, cardinals are in Vatican electing another pope (politics, favoritism, looks, how good the new pope can hide child abuse charges, among other trivial faculties, almost as fake as a beauty pageant). Maybe these few asexual men have enough of this thing that I crave for called faith.

  1. Could religion be a sham?
  2. Or worse yet, is our faith the Word of God so twisted beyond recognition?

In any case, today’s Lent devotional comes from Jeremiah 17:19-27, which I am not quite sure what it means.

“19 Thus said the Lord unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; 20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the Lord, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: 21 Thus saith the Lord; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the Lord. 27 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.” (Jeremiah 17:19-27 KJV)

GOD, I KEEP SEARCHING AND DON’T SEE YOU.
WHERE IN BLAZES ARE YOU HIDING?

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6 responses to “psychotic for Lenten, day 28 & still searching for the missing God

  1. Rina Mosquera 03/12/2013 at 22:36:57

    Jesús el Cristo es un maestro mas que vino a la tierra para enseñarnos a amar, para enseñarnos a perdonar, porque antes de la llegada de Jesús la Ley que regia era la Ley del Talion, (Ojo por ojo, diente por diente).

    Dios no tiene forma ni tiene nombre,es una energía divina, lo de divina es por llamarla de alguna forma, porque todo lo que desconocemos se lo atribuimos a lo divino..

    A Dios no lo busquemos afuera, Dios esta en cada uno de nosotros, esta en nuestro corazón, también es una forma de decir, aunque algunos científicos afirma que si esta en el corazón, lo único que debemos hacer es vivir en el amor, ver a Dios en todo lo que nos rodea (personas, animales, cosas, etc.), vivir en la verdad, “la verdad os hará libre”, tratar a todos como nos gustaría que nos trataran a nosotros, eliminar nuestros defectos, etc.

    Sai Baba lo hace mas fácil, dice que “En la medida que eliminemos nuestros defecto, afloraran nuestras virtudes y que el resto viene por añadidura”.

    Que Dios los bendiga..

  2. ubi dubium 03/13/2013 at 00:23:11

    I can give you my own answers, if they’ll help:

    1.Is God out there or possibly hiding somewhere in here?
    There’s probably no god. If there is one, it’s nothing like anything any human religion has ever imagined.

    2.If so, why must we suffer unable to find His godlike peace?
    The universe doesn’t care about us. We’re on our own.

    3.Isn’t there a slice of Heaven in world for us?
    Only if we work to make it for ourselves.

    4.Could religion be a sham?
    Yes. There are thousands of religions in the world. They can’t all be right. They can all be wrong.

    5.Or worse yet, is our faith the Word of God so twisted beyond recognition?
    The bible is a book written by humans, not the word of any god. This explains why there are so many contradictions and problems with it. Same with any “holy book”. With all the humans who claim to speak for god, most of them disagree with each other about what god wants. That’s a good sign that none of them are actually speaking for god. Do not trust these people with any of your money

    That’s my two cents.

    • Frank Olvera (aka "The Christian Noob") 03/13/2013 at 11:42:08

      so tempted to fully agree with you…

      • ubi dubium 03/13/2013 at 18:08:09

        You’re working things out for yourself rather than letting people tell you what to believe. That’s a big step right there, and a great start. You obviously aren’t happy with the answers your church has. The internet is full of people asking the same questions you are, and discussing possible answers your church will never mention. I recommend spending some time reading some of the material on ex-christian.net, and any other website that your church recommends you stay away from.

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