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Last edited at 6:05PM on 12/29/2012
Perhaps due to the different interpretations of what that entails. Perhaps due to inconsistent versions of what it is. Perhaps because others believe differently, as is their right. Perhaps there aren't as many people spellbound by unproven ancient folk tales as you'd like. Perhaps because people have the freedom not to surround themselves with obsessive religious nut jobs like you James. Any of the above and others I have no need to address. Cheers.
Look at it this way - there are lots of people on the earth, and not everyone loves everyone else (nor are they meant to). So you might like a girl, and want to offer her a free gift of your love, but maybe she's already received someone else's free gift of love, or even if she hasn't the fact is she's just not interested in anyone's gift right now (or ever). Doesn't make your gift any less special, just means that it wasn't right for that particular girl.
People are also more likely to be accepting of a gift, when it's not being forcefully shoved down their throat.
If we are to be the body of Christ, why aren't His hands reaching? Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? I don't know about you James, but I've met some....let's say, undesirable "christians" in my day. So "undesirable" that it amazes that I became a christian. I have met many hypocrites and many people that although they were a christian, knew nothing of God's love. I am grateful for those people though.... they taught me how to NEVER be. A lot of people feel undeserving of God's love. Many other's believe God to be this far off divinity that could care less about them. IF christians would repent of the sins in their OWN LIVES and be the light and salt of the world that we are called to be, IF we would STOP judging people and START loving them instead, IF we would treat others with respect regardless on if we agree with them or not, IF we would allow God's love to flow through us as it should.....People would be much more receptive to believing that there is in fact a God and that same God loves them dearly and knows them intimately.
Probably because they don't want it. What's with all this babble about love and why does it enter into the God equation? As I see it, The Intelligent Designer of the Universe is not hungry for love. The intelligent entity that put the Universe into motion is not needy for love. He's cool. Maybe the Intelligent entity would like us to show a little more love and respect towards each other and enjoy this beautiful and wondrous Universe that he provided. Stop the drama. It's not necessary.
Its not free- the cost is to carry an unbearable burden of responsibility for crimes you don't have to commit. To those with enough foresight, god's free gift of love is poison to our entire species killing the noble and innocent while rewarding the greedy and complacent. I'd sooner burn my eyes out with a torch than embrace god of bible and proselytize- fortunately I wont have to because we've cornered the promoters of the dark ages and are building a case to drop the guillotine on the neck of the dragon once and for all ending the reign of tyranny its followers so fondly call god.