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Asceticism Part II

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6 comments

Has anyone else noticed how society has become more humanistic? For instance, global warming (if you believe it) is caused by man, the destruction of hurricane Katrina was not caused by nature, but man's fault in building the dikes.

It seems easy to take credit for good, but now man is is even taking credit for the bad. I am not one of these people that say "God is punishing us" when something bad happens, but are we giving ourselves too much credit? We wonder why government is getting bigger, it is because we think we can solve everything.

6 comments: to “ Asceticism Part II so far...

  • Roland April 23, 2008 at 12:05 PM
     

    Why did sin enter the world?
    Man.
    So if man didn't sin, would there be all these calamities?
    Isn't this the same kind of reasoning, yet because we didn't start with Gen 1:1, we tend to doubt the veracity of the claim?
    So, in a broad sense, it is our fault.
    In a specific sense, no. We didn't make the catastrophes on purpose.
    I don't agree with the global warming concept. (Guess I need to be a toy manufacturere or something) ;)
    But, if I neglect my kids, and they die, am I not more responsible than if I had acted to help them?

  • Craig April 23, 2008 at 12:08 PM
     

    Roland to make sure I understand you correctly, you are saying it is man's fault ultimately because of sin, but they just have the wrong reasoning today?

    That is an interesting point.

  • MikeT April 23, 2008 at 3:02 PM
     

    You should also keep in mind the fact that for an atheist, humans are the only ones who can solve human problems. Without God, it is up to man to do everything that needs to be done, thus the tendency toward statism so common among atheists.

  • Roland April 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM
     

    Nice point, Mike.
    Yes, that is what I'm saying, Craig.
    Mike brings up a further complication that goes with it.
    We believe everything rests upon our ability alone to fix things.
    That is why the world fails.
    Without God, we can do nothing.

  • Timm April 24, 2008 at 5:24 PM
     

    This is a different conversation if we attribute everything to God. God Ordained the huricane. God ordained global warming. God ordained sin. Who am I to argue with it. =)

  • Roland April 24, 2008 at 10:21 PM
     

    God ordained Timm's comment. ;)

 
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