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Nirvana comments on life

Discussion in 'Carol and Mikey Q&A 'follow-on-discussions'' started by Nirvana, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana Regular Contributor

    Life in this dimension is too much. Just how I feel.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
  2. mac

    mac Staff Member

    Isn't that a somewhat sweeping statement? I'm guessing you're reacting to events around you rather than the totality of life here.
     
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  3. Nirvana

    Nirvana Regular Contributor

    Correct
     
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  4. jobun

    jobun New Member

    I don't really think this is God's plan. God gave people free will, and the people exercising their free will that is messing up life in this dimension. People can really suck sometimes
     
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  5. bluebird

    bluebird Major Contributor

    True enough, but what about all the stuff that human free will did not cause, such as certain weather events, illnesses, etc.? That's on god, if there is one (in my opinion).
     
  6. genewardsmith

    genewardsmith Active Member

    Alternative positions are possible--ACIM blames all such troubles on ourselves, for instance.
     
  7. mac

    mac Staff Member

    You might say everything that happens is 'on God' because - if you are persuaded of a creator - everything that happens follows on from what was created in the first instance. Always assuming there was a point which we could relate to as being 'the first instance'. ;)

    Whether that's a matter of apportioning blame or acknowledging enablement is moot.
     
  8. genewardsmith

    genewardsmith Active Member

    The ACIM answer to that is that God is incapable of understanding error, and created the Holy Spirit, who can, only as a consequence of our mistake. That's not enablement nor blamable in my opinion.
     
  9. mac

    mac Staff Member

    If that's the whole ACIM answer I would be looking elsewhere for an understanding of God..... :rolleyes:
     
  10. genewardsmith

    genewardsmith Active Member

    The alternative is that God does understand error, and nevertheless let us fall into it. Why do you prefer that?
     

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