Doing the will of God
A frequent argument says it
is necessary to become Christian because God wants it, and to be
Christian consists in following God and achieving His will.
the will of God
consist, what is the work which we have to achieve for Him, which will
be better accomplished being Christian than not
being it ? The work of God, and His will for us consists in that we
believe in Him and are saved, so that we can reach heaven and not
fall in hell. Good loophole. And then ?
That we are gradually transformed into the resemblance of Christ, the
God, perfect and absolute model. Uh, by reading the Gospels about the
life of Christ, if it is necessary to resemble to him
it is quite hard. Is it necessary, like him, to proclaim oneself a son
and to say "Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal
life"? And then "Stand up and go"? And then ? Because finally the
Gospels do not give many precise details on
the character of Christ. This is convenient, as we can imagine all what
want, according to the circumstances of the life whatever
they are, and one can always claim to have been modeled to
the resemblance of Christ, and that anyone doing wrong things, no
matter whether or not he also does everything to follow Christ and
believe he succeed, did not.
What more ? It is said, when one is a true born again Christian,
one is guided to make the will of God by
the Holy Spirit, while asking God at every moment to guide us. If one
does not feel guided, it is because one is not enough faithful and
pious, one needs repentance and keep trying.
Thus the Spirit of God
will lead us to make the best decisions, to follow the most
extraordinary ways far beyond what one can imagine or plan. Thus the
will of God is achieved.
Is it God's will to make everybody Christian ?
According to Christians, the will of God would also be that
everyone converts, to come to do the will
of God and establish His kingdom on the Earth.
Already, there are
million Christians who all pray and seek with huge enthusiasm the
will of God. And the kingdom of God with his universal peace is not yet
accomplished on the Earth. Why? Because there are still so many
not-Christians, of course ! Why aren't they yet Christian? Because they
not recognize yet the truth, and the life with God that is found in
Christianity. This is why it is up to everybody to go to speak to them one by
one, to bring them one's testimony. Absurd work of ant, as
compared to the limitless possibilities of diffusion of information now permitted by Internet.
I would say, as regards
the discovery of life's meaning and mission to which we are
according to Christianity, the God who inspired this missionary
program hardly going beyond the doctrinal self-replication
(evangelization) by some caritative works against hunger in the
world by miserable means, lacks a lot of imagination. This
absurdit manner of spending time is a good means to not asking
ourselves more questions, and to not becoming
aware meanwhile of the fact that actually, to have given one's
life to God brings us no real inspiration of the will of God.
asked me: "aren't the laws of causality and consequences, often directly proportional to our intimate convictions?"
Not, I disagree absolutely. They can be more or less caused by our
intimate convictions but in a manner which escapes these convictions
themselves, which is not a reflect of them. As well in their nature as
their proportion. The ostrich policy can bring consequences which do
not resemble the convictions that motivated it. The belief
whereby the consequences are proportional to the convictions, in
is an assumption which inhibits any attempt to try to be more
effective than that. While the economic world gave us
demonstration of the opposite since a long time, with its
division of labour, its research and development and other
fixed costs where one action can be useful ad infinitum.
And all this for which result ? Can't more intelligence bring better results ?
However, a long theoretical reflexion led me to draw up the outline of a plan to
finally build a better world - by Internet precisely. One of its many
aspects is to assist people in their quest for truth whatever it
is with the most effectiveness in all the fields, by a better
global structuring of available information from everybody that will
better put everyone in front of his contradictions by selecting the
trusted information from the non-trusted (this will warn the people
against trusting who is obviously in error). And to assist people
in satisfying their respective goals by better finding the connections
they need with the right and reliable people. I do not know if this
discovery comes from a gift of
God or not, but I can say in any case that the development of such a
plan requires a lengthy and careful rational research, in
contradiction with the words of Jesus "I worship you, Father, to have
these things from the wise and the intelligent and to have revealed
To develop the necessary details and implement the
project on a large scale, the contributions of a few tens or hundreds
of people having the necessary skills, would largely suffice. But
that does not interest Christians, who want to do nothing "which
is not to the glory of the Lord Jesus".
And to earn their bread
with the sweat of their face, why do they do it since it is not to the
glory of Jesus ? And It is even less worth seeking the scientific,
technical and economic means to free the world from this labour,
because that has neither anything to do with the glory of
Where is thus the wisdom of God and the
achievement of His will far above human intelligence, to which
millions of Christians all
over the world are devoted in
their enthusiastic and assiduous prayer?
So many evangelic Christians in the so rich and
powerful United States while the famine and desolation do continue to
prevail in many of other places of the world ? And what about the most
powerful man of the world, the American president George W. Bush,
Evangelic Christian, biggest criminal against mankind and plunderer
of nations in front of the Eternal ?
God knows better
than us how we can be useful. If we can conceive a plan by which a few
tens of men can make the difference and build a definitely better
world, God should not need more to establish his Kingdom on the Earth.
thus million authentic and enthusiastic Christians were not enough, it
is that they do not make the will of God. Since the world is still what
it is, it means there are not even 10 people in the world who
know the means of changing it for the best, means which
however exist and which God is thus supposed to know. This does not prevent men
from being saved, well fortunately.
More possible plans
the project mentioned above seems to you doubtful or too complicated,
one can find another much simpler and effective means, for whom the
only one person would be enough, with the difference that the divine
inspiration is necessary to its realization.
Here it is : Does
God wish that I find a girl to get married? If he loves me, that should
be the case. Even if he does not love me but he loves only others,
he should at least grant it me to allow me the energy necessary
continuation of my projects to the service of others. And even if
all that were false relating to me, it would be at least true for
some others, on whom the following reasoning would still be valid.
by supposing that yes, as what prevents me to find her is that I am
unaware of where she is but as God knows it, therefore the will of God
should be that I receive an email indicating to me the address where I
will be able to find her (or to her my web site address).
Therefore, if there is somebody in the
world able to be inspired by the will of God, he should have received
the order to send this email to me or her. That would take only a few minutes
to him, after which I will be ready to give him 1000 euros
for his good works.
If he does in the same way with 10 000 other
people, that will give him 10 million, with which, being guided
by God to make an as effective use of this money as this preliminary use of his
time, he can easily change the world.
As that did not occur, the assumption was false.
End of proof: God left us all orphans on the earth.
(More remarks have not been translated from French yet)
let us resume the reasoning. What do many Christians say on the
causes of misfortunes of the world? That that comes from sin and
the lack of dedication of humanity towards Jesus-Christ. How to cure
it? By evangelizing until most of humanity is converted. Good, let us
that we manage to convert 90% of the world population. What will these
learned on the causes of misfortunes in the world?
That these causes are all due to sin and the lack of dedication of
world towards Jesus-Christ. As there is clearly no other useful method
for the resolution of the problems of the world likely to come to the
mind, and that the many million current Christians were not enough,
there is no chance that a 90% of Christians do a
better work, and misfortunes of the world will remain. What will they
do then? Either the responsibility will fall down wholly on the 10%
of remaining unbelievers who will be used as scapegoats, or (or then), it will be because the other people are not
"true Christian", and the great world sport will consist in
excommunicating one another.
That may be fun.
Translated from French
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Short logical refutation of Christianism
inspiration, not a theory
Meeting with God
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