Okay. Now, that is just insulting:
"I say, if you believe in a wise central planner, follow Jesus."
Have you even read the Bible?
I don't like quoting it too much, as I consider honest people should have made the effort of researching by themselves. Common sense.
Where can you find a quote of Jesus himself as he self-proclaimed along the lines of "Follow me, I have a plan for your life, how to live it, every second of it"? Nowhere.
That's not what he said. Not what he taught people about. In the current Bible's records we have (but maybe you have another version) he never talked about that. He taught about people living their lives, WHATEVER THOSE MAY CONSIST IN, WHATEVER THOSE MAY DEPEND UPON, by following HIS example of how HE lived HIS. In the main lines: thru self-reliance, honesty at home, honesty at work, honesty at trade, compassion, understanding, love for others, including our enemies. I'll stop here in the enumeration.
The prophets DID mention "the plans" of the Lord - many times - mostly alluding to the salvation for those who will/would believe, have Faith, in His Word - in His principles, and "His Father's" - e.g., the Golden Rule, TO START WITH.
On the other hand, MANY, many other quotes WARN US in the moral hazards, in the HARM that will come from putting one's Faith only in the plans OF OTHER MEN.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
Thank you for your paying better attention to your statement, next time.
Are you trusting reason more than the Faith that some of us put in Christ and other Bible's principles? Fine.
Your choice. Please, though: do not defame the latter.
You wouldn't appreciate if I called you names for all to see and no one bothering/caring to defend your name and fame against that.
I care for His Name.
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: