If God were real, would he act as an imaginary living personification of a conscience that persuade others not to force beliefs into anyone?
If God were real, would he be portrayed as an imaginary living embodiment/personification of a conscience which persuades religious believers not to force their personal beliefs into atheists?
As forcing beliefs into others is nearly like messing with free will.
- 1 month ago
God is real He created animals instinctively wise but Humans created in Gods image have the opportunity of everlaasting life but in need of learning more of their creator they need direction as an aid He has given us the Bible A Conscience and Free Will and sent His son as a human to teach us and also die for those exercising faith in him Nobody can force your belief That is a personal choice Life is a gift from God Your Gift to Him is how you use that life Trying to help someone gain life is not forcing a belief on anyone Jehovah doesnt force anyoneSource(s): Bible John 17;1-6 2Peter 2Peter 3;9
- Adullah MLv 71 month ago
There is no compulsion in the only one true religion of GOD , since the truth is distinguished clearly from falsehood. There is no religion in those who do not use their intellect.
- 1 month ago
"When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand" (Ezekiel 3:18)!
Better thee than me!
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
God, being real, could not act as an imaginary being. God, being real, could not do anything that was a contradiction of His Being, and He is utterly real. As for forcing beliefs on to others; God gave our first human parents a free choice and they chose a way of death. God did not stop them. They suffered the consequences of their choice (for the whole universe God created runs on the principle of cause and effect - sowing and reaping in biblical terms, for humans.)
When it came time for God to reveal His Son to humanity, and the Son of God became flesh as the virgin Mary's child, nobody was forced to believe anything. Mary agreed to have that miraculous conception take place, and from there on everybody who had dealings with Christ Jesus was free to make choices. Accept or reject Him. God gives us reasons for that but never forces anyone to agree with Him. When Jesus was resurrected and about to return to Heaven, He instructed His followers to go into all the world teaching and baptizing and making disciples, but if people rejected their message, they were to shake the dust off their feet and move on. That is why Christendom's history of forced conversions, at the point of a sword, or with threats of being burned alive, are so abhorrent and against everything Christ stands for. God draws us with cords of love, or we are not drawn at all.