Because most poeple are considered to be "Christians" we basicly live by thier code of ethics in society. Or laws and society is set by the "christians" code of ethics and morals.
I have become very confused with "Christians" (and so societies) idea of what we believe and how we live.
I have a problem with a God who changes His mind about what is good for me, what is ethical and acceptable.
Lets take eating animals for an example:
According to the Bible, God made humans and animals both vegeatarians. Time goes by, God gets disgusted with the evilness of mankind, and he destroys the earth with a flood. He says at this point God tells Noah that mankind will not live to 800 plus years anymore but only 120 yrs. Also, God tells Noah and his family that now ALL ANIMALS even the crawling and creeping ones are for food. OOPs!!!! God must made a mistake when he created humans and animals as vegetarians? Than down the line God uses Abraham to create the nation of Isreal. He tells this nation that they can only eat certian animals. OOOPs !!!! God must have made another mistake when He said ALL ANIMALS were for us to eat? Time goes by and Jesus comes and saves the world, now God says, ALL ANIMALS are ok to eat again. OOPS!!!! God makes another mistake and goes back to allowing ALL ANIMALS as food again?
I see a problem here. I see a God who keeps changing His mind about what I can and cannot eat. I see a God who is not perfect and can't decide what is good for mankind to eat for food. Or is it maybe not God changing His mind but "Christians"? Could it be "Christians" are changing what the Bible says?
So why do the "christians" control what society thinks? and why is what society thinks based on a book that changes it rules? Isnt God suppose to be perfect? Isn't God the same yesterday , today and forever? Isn't God all knowing? So why would God change His mind about anything He orginally created and set up? Can God make mistakes? Does God decide according to the evilness of man what is acceptable for man, instead of what God thinks is acceptable?
So why are societies standards set up by "christians"? How do we know thier God isn't going to change His mind about whether it is acceptable to murder? Rape? Steal? He changed His mind about eating animals, about divorce, about using animals for sin sarcarfices, and many other things God changed His mind about throughout thier "Bible".
I see mankind making laws and rules that suit thier wants and needs and saying it is based on Gods' Word. (the Bible) Our constitution and most of our laws in the US are suppose to be basied on the Bible truths. How many things have been passed into law and are considered acceptable that God did not sanction or say? "Christians" for centuries said slavery was acceptable. Didn't allow woman equal rights, allowd child abuse and child labor. Just a few things God made a mistake about? And our government in the US is suppose to be based on " Christian" princples? I think it is time we take the "Christians" out of power and start using our compassion and our heads instead of our greed and own desires to set what society says is acceptable behaviour .
I don't care what person tries to say God allows eating animals, God does not change his mind, God does not make mistakes, so God would not make us vegetarian to make us meat eaters. How can anyone say they know and serve God who created the world and the galaxies and say God changes His mind? How can they say God makes mistakes?
Was it God who said womans did not have equal rights, or childern could be abused, or slavery was acceptable, or humans could use animals for thier selfish greed? No one who creates anything is going to allow that creation they love to be destroyed or abused, or exploited. If evil humans guard what they love why would God not love and gaurd what He has created? ?Why would God ever allow mankind to use the animals for thier own greed, and selfish desires. It is man who has said God allows this, not God.
It is mans evilness that decides what God allows and says is acceptable? Or does God set rules and laws that are unchangable, wise and meant for eternity?
Isn't it time we start thinking with the minds God gave us? To start seeing the lies of society? To start living compassionately as God intended us to? To start treating all of creation with respect, whether it be the earth, the plants, animals or humans?
It is time to wake up and stop living the way things have always been. To stop living our lives the way we have been lied to and told things are suppose to be, and start living the way God intended us to live.