Thursday, October 7, 2010


Mark 10:18 - "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone."

My Atheist friends have conceded in many occasions that should I be right and there be "an actual Christian God," then they have nothing to fear because they have lived their lives as "good people."

Most people desire to be happy, and so we find a way to perform, live, and react at the level of happiness life affords us. In this state it is easy for one to be "good" and shy away from being something or someone else, but at the core of our existence, at the center of our being, is a flesh-driven machine that is inherently disposed towards our animalistic existence in nature.

What I think Jesus was trying to establish here is not that we are all evil and terrible people, but that good living is intrinsically comparative since we didn't create ourselves (whether you believe it was God, a Big Bang, or Evolution that created us, we were created). As a result of being created beings, we must have or find a true, unfiltered, untainted source of goodness to be that comparative measure, and the only true source of that measure is God.

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