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Category: Christianity

Vaticanever Get it Right

I can't hold my breath for much longer, I'm about to pass out

Happy All Saints Day, now let’s bash the Vatican. I’m not even going to get into everything the Vatican does wrong, only the most recent one because if you’re a normal citizen, you should be offended by it. They say today that they may eventually limit visits to the Sistine Chapel because the public doesn’t follow the rules, basically. Okay, that’s fair enough, so what rules do they break when they go there? Vandalism? Anything moderately serious? According to this article, the public “unwittingly risked damaging the frescoes with their breath, their perspiration, the dust on their shoes and their body heat.”

…..So they don’t want the public going to see one of the most important and awe inspiring paintings on earth because we breathe, sweat, and dust clings to us when we walk. Here comes the irony, part of the painting is titled The Creation of Adam, where it shows god giving life to man. So here is the logic the Vatican is using.

God makes man, makes man have to breathe and sweat, man worships god, paints chapel to praise him, Vatican says we cannot praise him there anymore because we breathe and sweat. So the Vatican is blaming God essentially. Wouldn’t God not care if our breath wore out his paintings? Or are they doing it to preserve a historical artifact? Because paintings can be treated and maintained for a very long time if you take care of them, so that can’t be the reason. Also, how much can our breath and sweat and dust REALLY be affecting it? It’s on the god damn ceiling for Christ sake.

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An All Loving, All Powerful God

I haven’t written anything on here in a while, so I figured I’d start simple and attempt to define god. Now I wont claim to know anything about god whatsoever, including whether or not he exists, but that isn’t important in regards to this issue. The issue I have is with the idea that god can be both all powerful AND all loving. Any deity can be only one of these. Let’s assume first that god is all loving, he loves all creatures equally. Well this can’t be true already because if it were he would not have made them eat each other in order to survive (I’m assuming throughout that the creation story in the bible is true). So the definition of all loving cannot include all living things, so all loving must mean that he loves all humans equally.

Now the question becomes, if god loves all humans equally, why doesn’t he stop bad things from happening to them? I don’t mean just mundane bad things, I mean REALLY bad things. Like the holocaust for example, or rape. There are only two answers to this question. Either god gave us free will and CANNOT interact with our realm, or god gave us free will and he WILL NOT interact with our realm. These are absolutely the only two options. And if god cannot interact with our realm, then he is not all powerful. I don’t really need to elaborate on that point, it couldn’t be clearer. And conversely, if god will not interact with out realm, then it can be said that he is not all loving. You could also say that he does love everyone, just not enough to stop them from being killed. But is that really love then? Certainly no kind of love I’ve ever encountered, if there was a chance to save the person you love from dying and you would face no harm for doing it, I don’t think any body in the world would say they wouldn’t save someone they love.

Another excuse I’ve heard for why god does not save people in need is that there is an equally bad force pulling on people, the devil. Fine, that could be true, probably not but you could be right about this whole thing, and even if you are right, THEN GOD IS NOT ALL POWERFUL. I mean, obv. How can he be all powerful if there is someone equally as strong as him? That’s like saying ‘That boxer is the best fighter in the whole world, but so is the guy he’s fighting.’

So that’s that for the theocratic babble. The point is god may very well be all loving, and he may very well be all powerful, but he cannot be both, it is a contradiction by definition of love and power. I’m gonna be writing a lot on here now so I’d appreciate dat follow. All my shit is posted on twitter first so hit me up there, link below.