This is a great piece, and to highlight those ideas that I think stand out the most would be to highlight pratically every paragraph.
Instead, I'll leave you with the conclusion (but implore you to read the entire thing if you plan to participate in a discussion about the article):
It seems to me that “God” has a stark choice. If it wants to be an authoritative or even just a helpful guide, it has to stay in contact—real contact, not pretend contact through other humans who simply say they know what God wants. Or, if it wants to stay hidden, it has to give up the authoritative role. It can’t do both and still claim to be supremely good. An out-of-contact boss god just hands us over to arbitrary human power; it’s the sanctification of human thuggery.
It’s long past time for human beings to recognize that.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Mar. 24, 2013
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Answer by wendythewriter at 12:07 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
This article just doesn't represent my faith or my approach to religion. We all have a conscious that we can use to evaluate decisions in our lives. We develop a well informed conscious through study and learning about subject matter. Understanding the pros and cons of difficult decisions. Because someone comes to a different conclusion about God doesn't make their thinking less evolved thinking. It's up to us how much we bring God into our lives. I don't think there is only one right way.
Answer by older at 12:45 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
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