God Seeker Guy doesn’t want any ‘followers’ and he is not even slightly interested in having anyone ‘like’ him. His relationship with the Almighty is certainly open to discussion and no doubt lots of criticism, so be it.
However, if you have a response to anything he has to say, just pressing a ‘like’ button doesn’t cut it. He doesn’t care if you like him or his work, he cares that you have something to say to him. Pressing a single button to express yourself is lazy and pointless, if he wanted blind followers he would start his own religion. Be angry, be supportive or be undecided, but say what you are thinking so we can all learn from each other.
If the sum total of your contribution to empirical thinking is to hit just one button, you’re in the wrong place. Hitting a ‘Like’ button is not involvement, it’s merely taking on the role of collector.
-GSG (God Seeker Guy)
Update November 04/2106
How far would you go for a million Facebook likes?
This piece by the BBC may be of interest to readers of this post.
The good Lord never gives you more than you can handle. Unless you die of something.
– Guindon cartoon caption
A writer in a local paper has said she has no real friends, that all of her friends were online and that she was happy with that. She went on to say she was busy with family and that friends required a lot of work to maintain.
What is interesting about this statement is the notion that maybe this woman, or someone with a similar approach to friendship, might be a churchgoer. Assuming that to be the case, why would anyone spend the time and effort to have a relationship with an invisible, elusive and often judgmental entity, yet reject the time and effort needed to spend time with a flesh-and-blood human being who may show genuine care or at least be fun to be with.
A relationship with the Almighty requires a lot of effort in the form of denial, rationalization, and waking up each day hoping you’re not on the road to hell. God is high maintenance.
The Almighty, of course, would never get a high-speed connection. He would have to answer emails and that could be very awkward. So if we want a relationship with the divine, I suppose we’ll have to work at it, but relationships between members of his flock are easier to establish online with little or no effort.
– GSG (God Seeker Guy)
Why should we take advise on sex from the Pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t.
-George Bernard Shaw
Given the sexual history of the Christian church, one fails to see how any Christian can possibly have issues with same-sex marriages. The Bible is filled with descriptions of marriages of every kind, including bigamy and Levite marriages. Barren wives were expected to give slaves to their husbands – whole tribes were the fruit of incestuous relationships.
Any church leader who sanctions same sex marriage should be applauded as the ultimate environmentalist. Their position, by definition, will contribute to a population reduction and at the same time provide loving parents for abandoned children.
Why all the fuss? Same-sex marriage may well be part of the solution for the Almighty to clean up the mess the human race has become.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn’t
have that rule when Jesus was born.
If polygamy with multiple wives is the surest route to the “highest level of salvation” for men, as some breakaway Mormon sects believe, were does that leave wives in the salvation queue?
When asked what they thought of plural marriages, friends heartily approved, picking a banker, plumber and an ‘athlete’ as their other husbands. Their point is well taken. Polyandry, a form of marriage in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time must also be a route to salvation…
The Supreme Court of Canada has noted that “Christian marriage is no longer relevant and from the perspective of the state is a civil institution.” Common-law, same-sex, and multiple partner unions are all in play. Good old classical marriages are failing at an alarming rate and are in danger of becoming extinct.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)