I write a lot of these posts to explore this question, not just for readers, but also for myself. Because modern humans like to think we’re at the top of the food chain and have figured everything out, while simultaneously reducing human existence to being merely just another animal that’s little more than a collection of chemical and electrical impulses that reacts to the material world. This seems contradictory and unsatisfactory to me, which is why I can’t stop thinking about it.
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You’ve got to answer for everything eventually. Even when you die. I don’t know why, but this never bothered me.
I mean it scares me, which is the point, right? But it doesn’t annoy me. I don’t feel like it’s unfair that I’ll eventually face a final reckoning at the awesome judgment seat of the Lord, when that day finally arrives.
Because it makes sense. There are consequences to everything in life. Why would God be any different?
This seems cruel to some. This is yet another reason why non-believers seem to enjoy non-belief. “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” It’s easier, right?
Do whatever you want because, ultimately, there are no consequences.
Words cannot describe how terrible a philosophy this is. I know some will throw the “slippery slope” fallacy at me, but I’m not so sure that it’s always a fallacy. Think of it more like the law of unintended consequences: one small transgression that’s “not really a big deal, so stop being such a square” will eventually turn into real, officially sanctioned horrors later on.
I mean, writers at top journalistic publications are trying to normalize, or at least destigmatize, pedophelia, for crying out loud.
But even at a personal and not societal level, the fact remains that you can’t fool God.
This isn’t a commandment or even an informal tenet of Christianity, but it always seemed implicit to me. You can’t fool God. He is omniscient, and no amount of rationalization is going to make the wrong thing actually be right, even though you can convince yourself and others that it is.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
From the little transgression to the big, from what you do to what’s in your heart, God knows. And I am fine with this. Continue reading “You Can’t Fool God”