Who can you trust when you fall?

by gcadmin on Sunday, February 17th, 2019

There’s no doubt this cartoon is funny because there are several ways to interpret it.

You can count on Jesus to catch you when you fall –  but who is going to end up with Lucifer?
Surely you can count on him to always let you fall – wait – maybe he’ll catch you just so you unsure of what he’ll do.
Or perhaps more curly, what happens if Lucifer is paired with Jesus – would Lucifer dare drop Jesus?

Now while figuring out what is funny in this cartoon – there was something important you simply assumed.
You knew who was going to be good, and who was going to be bad – The unreliable one, the sneaky one, the evil one.

Don’t need or believe in God?

I’ve had people say they don’t believe in a creator or Jesus and that they don’t need a God. I’ve had people say they only believe in what can be proven scientifically – so there can’t be a God.

These people remind me of my daughter when she was 8 or so. She concluded she didn’t need to go to school anymore because she had learned all she needed to know.

What do you mean by God? – Jordan Peterson

I enjoy Dr Jordan Peterson’s response to these type of declarations or questions about God: What do you mean by “God”? What do you mean by “believe”?

Going back to the cartoon, I will bet you already defined something important with your assumption.  You assumed and therefore defined that “God” would be good – better than Lucifer, better than the others.

This definition stands out – “God” – the ultimate good. The best and amalgamation of all possible good behaviors, in the past, now or in the future. “God” – the being which is further most from Lucifer.

Jordan Peterson

  • God is that which eternally dies and is reborn in the pursuit of higher meaning and truth.
  • God is the highest value in the hierarchy of values
  • God is what calls and what respond to the eternal call to adventure
  • God is the voice of conscience
  • God is the source of judgement, mercy and guilt
  • God is the future to which we make sacrifices
  • think of God the father as the spirit that arises from the crowd that exists in the future. “Use sacrifice to bargain with the spirit of humanity – God – in the future”

So even from the purely philosophical it is arguable that the archetype of the ultimate good – God – will catch you when you fall.

Of course, those with a theological belief already know that Jesus will always be there to catch you.

 

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