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In this generation where people are easily labeled haters and bigots simply for expressing support for traditional values, the true Hate are those who would, through loud social conformance attempt to shut down opposition to their agenda. Whether we're talking about politics, religion or something more personal, everyone benefits when all the issues are laid out before us and true logic is applied; logic that takes into consideration demonstrative reality and not merely rhetoric.
As I become more and more disenchanted with the "leadership" within current Christianity, I've been looking for other organizations with which I can interact. Note, that this doesn't mean I am losing my faith, I just have no desire to interact with FRAUDS that claim to be "pastors" and "seminary presidents". These people are often liars and compromisers. So anyhow, I took a look at the American Freethinkers. I mean, if I am moving away from being manipulated by frauds, wouldn't I be thinking "free"?
Christian Atomism is the underdeveloped notion that "everything is the same", that is, at base level, at the atomic or subatomic level everything is the same. While this may sound more like a philosophy or some sort of Gnosticism or Hellenistic/Neo-Platonic influence, there is strong biblical warrant for this notion.
First, the biblical Creation account has God creating the universe out of "firmament". (Gen 1:1-9) Eventually God creates humans from the humus or dirt of the reorganized firmament called planet earth. As we know, as any organic thing; be it humans, animals, or plants degrade - they return to "dirt". Or as the Bible puts it: "Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." (Gen 3:19)
This article has been categorized as philosophical since as Christians we need not entertain or even attempt to resolve this issue. Contrary to at least one person I've heard say, the purpose of theology ISN'T to resolve paradoxes or contradictions.
So, when we discuss omnipotence, or God's ability to do all things, with nothing beyond His ability we encounter the dilemma of paradox versus contradiction. The proverbial question:
"Can God make a rock so heavy that He can't lift it?"
There have been several approaches toward this dilemma. One is to consider God to be outside or before logic. This means that we can only ascertain God and His abilities within the confines of our perceptual logic, and this is not a sufficient perception, thus requiring revelation. This is the position adopted by most Christians and seems to accord with much of the biblical propositions that present God and His actions as paradoxical.
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