The Superior Christian
[quote author=“CoyoteSon”]What I have done is look to alternative sources and piece together what is true for me, it’s the best anyone can hope to accomplish. I have found The Urantia Book to be a great help in these matters of faith and inspiration. Please don’t be alarmed I’m not pushing the book only commenting on what is true for me.
My article highlights exactly what you are stating. I understand that every human being has a right to choose his or her comfort zone and his or her understanding of life which is in every respect constructed by your genetic makeup and your environmental impact. So I have no doubt that if you feel this “Urantia Book” is true for you then all I can say is “Good for you”.
The danger however is to extend the idea that what is “true for you” is true for the world at large, and this is what Christians and the other monotheistic faiths have done to presume that their “truth” belongs to the world and if you disagree with this truth then you are either an immoral person and should be punished or the modern (PC correct) version is that you are good as everyone else but that you will be punished in HELL for not accepting the “truth” of the Christian.
This “truth” is now coated with the word “love” i.e Jesus loves you and died for your sins so accept Jesus and you will not be DAMNED.
However your comment becomes contradictory when you stated:
[quote author=“CoyoteSon”]In my opinion it’s only when science combined with a sound theology that the world around us has true meaning and all the answers are revealed.
This indicates that whereas previously you were expressing an emotional feeling of truth you are now attempting to extend that emotion into some sort of truth for the world at large.
I think that those who understand the “truth” of science will dismiss this attempt by you to extend your ‘personal’ meaning of truth. The strange fact is that the Christian has done exactly what you attempted to do and that is to declare their idea of science combined with Christian theology is the only truth revealed.
Take this dogma and combine it with “power” and you will understand why we have to be wary of these claims. History proves this.