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Offline claypot

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Common Sense
« on: July 12, 2009, 06:08:40 PM »
Have I studied Scripture so much that what I am seeing is just common sense or is this another mind game that God is lovingly playing on us?

What I mean is that the whole shebang seems like common sense. We need to be good or there are consequences. There must be something we call 'God', isn't it obvious that this something came from somewhere? Sure, people argue whether God exists or not but aren't they really just arguing over the interpretation of who or what God is?

Common sense tells us we should be good. If we believe in God common sense tells us 'He' will get what He wants. Common sense tells us we are created things moved by circumstances and powers bigger than us.

The Bible is full of stories of mystery to be sure but when it comes down to it isn't it just telling us to be good, to think big, to help others, to be unselfish………..in a word, to love? Sure it talks of God and Jesus Christ but who are these two but the perfections and realities of the above attributes?

Do we really a Bible to tell us these things? I am not putting down the Bible in any way here, I am just asking a question or two for clarification. What is the Bible telling us that plain old common sense wouldn't tell us if we thought deeply enough?

It seems like we form opinions from our common sense and then align Scripture with it anyway, that's why we have as many belief systems as we have people almost. Did God make Scripture this way on purpose so it comes down to us using our common sense forming the Word instead of the Word forming our common sense. Is this why the Bible is so perverted (crucified) in some instances while in others it is perfectly interpreted?

Maybe I am making no sense here but do need some input.

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Offline peacemaker

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Re: Common Sense
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 02:15:22 AM »
OBITUARY

Common Sense Died

We mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old common sense was,  since the birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

Common sense will be remembered as having cultivated valuable lessons, such as knowing when to "come out" of the rain, why the early bird catches the worm, that life isn't always fair, and that just maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults not children are in charge).

Common Sense's health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. And the reports of a six-year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing his classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student , only worsened his condition.

Common sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer panadol (acetaminophen, i.e. Tylenol), sun tanning lotion or sticky plasters (first aid) to a student, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant, and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating (replaced by opinion) when you couldn't defend yourself from an intruder in your own home and the burglar got the right to sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman working in her office failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, not hell. She spilled some in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement based on greed.
 
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; His Wife, Love; His daughter, Responsibility; His Sons, Diligence and Reason. He is survived by the Harlot and her daughters; I know my rights (Ignorance), someone else is to blame (Deception), and I am a victim (Lies).

Common Sense drifted in and out of consciousness, until his death. Not many attended the funeral, as few realized he was put in the grave due to heart failure.

Memorial Contributions may be given to mere opinion, as sound thinking has died.

"The death of Common Sense was and is caused by man's rejection of God and the truths, which are mixed with the views of humanities opinions and imagination; their continued rule will make sure that sound thinking stays dead."

Farewell, Common Sense, may you rest in peace from the majority.

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Re: Common Sense
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 02:19:19 AM »
Just my point. Could The Bible or Scripture be called Common Sense?

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For it is God who works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure.