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Today's Creation Moment

The Days in Genesis
Genesis 1:5
“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
Silently, a huge, powerful form slides through the deep, cold, dark depths of the sea. The men aboard the nuclear submarine have seen neither sun nor daylight for months, yet each one knows what day...

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In order to accept what you say I would have to believe that Jesus was the son of God - and I simply don't. Historical figure, yes; son of God, no.

And one does not have to 'have the light of Christ' in them to do good works. As a humanist I am quite capable of understanding what effect my actions can/ could have on other people and choose whether or not to carry them out. I would not steal a car because I would not want my own car to be stolen - I don't need a law to tell me that! I shop for my elderly friend because I know it helps her out.

I live by the creed "do unto others as you would want them to do unto you". Now that isn't a biblical verse - the nearest is "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." -Matthew 7:12, but it's perfectly possible for a humanist to come to that conclusion without any prompting from God.

Let me tell you a little story. I was at my mother's last week. She's over ninety and has been a Christian for the whole of her life - church every Sunday, prayers every night, believes every word in the Bible etc etc etc. A neighbour came knocking at the door. Could I move my car?- it was where she usually parked by her home (I had been unable to park on my mother's drive earlier as the physio's car was there, visiting). I got up to do just that but my mother said, "Cheek of the woman. She's no more right to that parking place than you have. And she's not very nice. Leave your car where it is." I replied, "It doesn't hurt me to move it, it helps her out and I usually park on your drive". 5 minutes later I was back - mission accomplished, my mother still muttering.

So which of us was right - the church-going believer or the humanist?


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