Good God? (Was it worth it? Part 2)

Is there always a goal? Was there meant to be? What’s structure? And who defined it as right? And why?

The goal of being is to simply be. That’s still a goal. So are we conditioned by people to have a goal? Or was that something written in us inherently?

Why something and not nothing? I like nothing sometimes. I like feeling nothing. It gets tiring to care all the time. Even empty nothing about anything is still something, though, so the only thing I can’t be free of seems to be something. Some might call that reality or responsibility, rationality, or even structure. But is it so necessary for those things all the time either? Do we need to define it? And did God create them or are those concepts we came up with? I don’t know. If you’re still reading maybe that’s something that you don’t get either, ’cause sometimes it seems like my thoughts are a bunch of nothin’ but maybe you’re finding something in them. 

Anyway. So why anything at all? I experience joy and happiness, and I can enjoy it better now again, but was it worth all the hate, prejudice, sin, segregation, slavery, oppression, or whatever else to give anyone a chance at experiencing joy? Because to feel joy, there seems a need to have the freedom to not experience it. So was it worth it?

Seems like people connect more where we’ve been hurt than where we feel happy, if I’m honest. And honestly, I feel more alive when someone shows me they aren’t so happy than when I feel I’m supposed to be happy. So who made up that idea of happiness?

If existence is about learning, and the learning we’re doing is more about unlearning, then why let us learn what we must unlearn now anyway?

I want to destruct somedays. Why is that so bad? Is it really even fair to call it self-destructing? To what standard? That happiness standard someone decided? Or God?

Having God with me means I can cope with anything, but why the need to cope in the first place?

It seems like God made this place and set it up so the only way to cope with it was with him. This is not something I’ve just read, I’ve experienced it too, but isn’t that pretty manipulative? I made this place but it’s only bearable with me. Why would I want to be a part of that?

I hear some people say, I just want God to fix this mess, which I get, but why did he make us at all when he saw that we would make this mess? Is there a purpose for the fall? Did we have to fall from grace to understand grace? And is this understanding needed for a better place in the future? Does that mean the fall for his glory as well? It seems like if that’s true, then the Holocaust would also be for His glory, and I don’t know if I can get there yet.

This isn’t a new question. I’m obviously not the first person in time to ask it. But if you if haven’t wondered about it, I find that sad. When I look back I remember thinking this a long time ago. But I just moved on then eventually come back to it because it really never gets answered. People just kept telling me to stop being so negative. Be fun Cam, we like him better. Only be the Cam we like. Don’t be sad Cam. It hurts us too much. I get that. So think about the people I was thinking about then who don’t even have the opportunity to sit here to think about this, write this, and post it. 

Furthermore, did you get confused when I shifted in the middle to a bunch of questions? If you did where did you learn that was confusing? When was logical, defined as logical for us? And by whom? And how much does that serve to seperate us than connect us? And how much does that serve to be a way to punish ourselves and each other for not measuring up to that standard? I find myself creating an opinion for a position for an argument before someone is even done talking. Where did that come from, and why did we feel that was so important?

And finally, why would a good God make a place where any of this could happen? And why would he still make it, knowing that it would?

 

Who does God love? (indefinite incomplete list)

Who does God Love? The in crowd, the out crowd, the rejects, the popular, the poor, the lonely, the lost, the found, the wanderers, the home, the good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, the beautiful, the fake, the real, the unsure, the certain, the torn apart, the put back together, the rich, the homeless, the clean, the unclean, the strippers, the virgins, the angry, the violent, the abused, the abusers, the anxious, the calm, the drunk, the blind, the kind, the nice, the naughty, the faithful, the unfaithful, the sober, the loving, the hateful, the murderers, the peaceful, the peacekeepers, the passive, the tyrants, the mentally ill, the mentally sound, the sinners, the saints, the weak, the strong, the sensitive, the overbearing, the just, the unjust, the left, the right, the righteous, the adopted, the single, the married, the divorced, the remarried, the independent, the born again, the slow surrendered, the addicted, the afflicted, the honest, the free, the enslaved, the humble servants, the gay, the straight, the bi, the transgender, the priest, the prophet, the liar, the pastor, the atheist, the humanitarian, the oppressor, the oppressed, the responsible, the irresponsible, the rule-followers, the rule-breakers, the sick, the healthy, the brave, the cowardly, the punk, the jock, the intellectual, the theologian, the poet, the activist, the nonviolent, the patriot, the soldier,  (More to come.)