The idea of God

John Donne has got the conception of a wrathful God intent on punishing those who go against His commandments.

But Crashaw is altogether a different breed. He is a radiant spirit who feels perfectly assured of his salvation to God. Crashaw’s God is generally the God of love who cannot bear to see the misery of His creation.

And as always I am still confused. What is the truth? Can He be as gracious as to forgive even our gravest sins or is it vice versa? Can he really punish us for the deeds that are not supposed to be performed in His creations?

If Karma exists then of course we will be punished but then how can God see his own children suffer the retribution?

Is he wrathful or the God of love?

 

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13 thoughts on “The idea of God”

  1. god or better yet, religion, was invented by man to explain the unexplained and to keep people in line. case in point. a recent experiment was conducted with young children. one group was told they were to stand with their back to a target and throw a ball. one group was told no one would be watching and the other group was not told they would be watched… the group that thought someone was watching, like god, did not cheat. the other group did. the point was, if someone believes they are being watched by a higher being like god, they usually do the right thing. thus this would keep people who really believe would not stray off the path to goodness.

    so it isnt really the wrath of god as much as it is the wrath of man in the name of god. all we need is love. 🙂

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    1. Oh my God, thank you so much for this.
      An absolute different perspective. I am glad I posted something like this and you Sir shared your thoughts on this.
      And yes agreed all we need is love.
      And honestly thank you for sharing this thought here.

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      1. It is always a risk to voice a different idea from the mainstream view. To be a true compassionate thoughtful person, we need to accept that others will have different ideas from us. We may not agree with them. But, what a dull world this would be if we all thought the same.

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