‘GOD!’

Have you noticed that, should GOD’ ever be given a thought, this ‘thought’—when annunciated is usually in the form of an expletive—something like ‘O God’ or ‘For God’s sake’ (could be replaced by a four-letter-word that has the same intent). On other occasions— when there’s less angst/tension etc.—a conversation might take a more philosophical direction—especially regarding ‘post-mortem’ existence #survival—particularly the idea that of us all becoming some kind of celestial beings (there is plenty of #space for this possibility though I’ve no idea how any such incorporeal existence might resemble the ‘old physical us’).

I once worked with one of those, most intelligent, atheists (I was an atheist—though not that intelligent).Though he ‘dismissed’ the notion of a deity that created and sustains all life within the universe—particularly within the earth’s biosphere—he had a belief in ‘post-mortem existence. [there isn’t the space here to delve a little deeper into his particular ‘Monistic World View; we’ll save this for another ‘occasion’ 🤔].

Psalm 90: 11,12 refers to both the power and the anger of GOD ( I know, God isn’t allowed to be either angry or judgemental nowadays). “If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due.” One of the things that occupied some of my, pre-Christian, thinking (apart from my desire to see the triumph of socialism) was that of some kind of universal justice, I.e. that if there were no post-mortem judgement, there could be no JUSTICE. Obviously, for there to be any kind of post-mortem justice there has to be some kind of ‘soul-survival’. Verse twelve of Psalm 90 says: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Derek

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