We do have a beautiful planet yes - what's all this fucking up about? I don't see much of that going on as a whole.
where to start? slave trade, global warming, adultery, murder, rape, terrorism, racism, homophobia... i could go on. and on. and on.
Surely if the negatives in this world outweighed the positives then everyone would either be dead or would commit suicide. Yes those things do go on but all this other religion are saying that everything is an act of god therefore must be celebrated - your just saying only the good things are gods work and everything else is just unlucky.
im not actually, everything is either God's work, the devil's work, or inspired by one or the other.
and they do outweigh the positives, millions are dying every year through crappy circumstances taht we can change, but most people are too damn selfish to care about anyone other than themselves and their families/friends. who cares about the rest of the world? they can sort themselves out! tell that to the victims of the tsunami. those that lost their homes, their lives... how do u rebuild after that?
or tell that to those suffering under Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Tell them that you dont give a shit cos ur lifes great and thats all that matters.
or tel it to those who have lost loved ones in Iraq. Or those that are dying so that we have stuff like chocolate. or clothes, or bananas.
Tell that to every mother who loses a child to something as preventable as the fucking flu. or to malnutrition. or AIDS.
yes i am pissed off. not at anyone on here. just the selfishness of mankind in general.
sorry for the rant.
Whats the point in forgiveness? I personally think that encourages a bad culture - if jesus was so amazing he should be tackling social problems rather than letting them happen and saying thats ok you are now forgiven. What sort of justice system does that encourage?
Jesus only forgives if you truly repet. and true repentance means you try not to do it again. in fact, you dont just try, you strive with commitment. and God is a just God. its just that for repenters the punishment has been given already.