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June 26th, 2008, 07:01 AM
On divine intervention

Dialogues on Checkerism

"Wise man, how is it my god appears absent when bad things happen?"

"How is it you expect your god to intervene?"

"But they are so much more powerful than us... should they not look out for us and guide us in difficult times? Should they not care?"

"The bear is much more powerful than the fly, however, does it really care about the fly beyond swatting it off its furr?"

"But we worship the gods... why do we worship if not for them to respond?"

"The worship and the prayer is meant for the humans themselves, not for the gods. It is meant to humble the humans, to show they wish divine benevolence. What you are asking, is the gods to do your every bidding. That is the opposite of humble. You expect your god to be your slave. That is arrogant. You still have a long way to go."