The meeting begins and I get to ask the first question. I approach Loki.
where are the references that show your credentials, oh trickster?
Loki Laughs at me.
"Silly human", he says. "Look all about you."
"Why do you think there is no padding on shins and elbows, the two parts of the body most likely to get hit? Those were two of my favorite pranks."
"Who do you think put the slime in okra?"
"Then there is the universe. I created these humans that think they are so special, then stuck them in a little corner and made the whole rest of the place so hostile they may never be able to live anywhere else. And just to make the joke even funnier, I set it up so they could SEE all the places they can't go. I still end up spitting beer all over myself when I think of that one."
This gives Lady Wisdom an opportunity. Call her up on the stand next.
Can't do that without far more information. You specified "Lady Wisdom" so that means a female but there are still far to many Gods of Wisdom including Brigid, Athena, Neith, Seshat, Saraswati, Pheobe...
It does preclude any of the variations of the Judaic Gods.
So where does this leave Jesus?
As a character believed to be a God by some sects. It leaves Jesus wherever individual humans place Jesus.
Corrolary: GOD either exists or does not exist. Humans do not create such a GOD, by definition. IF GOD exists, GOD is likely not anthropomorphized.
But there is another corollary from what you posted; that GOD if GOD exists is unlikely be to like anything imagined by man.
Just as I said to dwise it's remarkable how you can accuse me of being caught in a loop of unverifiable suppositions and forget that it must mean that you are too, and with that the possibility of any knowledge at all goes down the drain and I certainly don't have to take anything you say seriously.
Too funny Faith; yet another of your sill porkies. Yes Virginia, there are things that can be verified by comparing them to reality yet the basics of your cult starts off by a statement that you must consider a fantasy as the ultimate base for your beliefs.
Your whole worldview is based on what you claim we are using and the evidence for your fantasy world begins with the Chicago Statement on Biblical Fantasy.
The Genesis 11 Just So story creates a God character that confounds humans so they speak different languages and are unable to communicate. Google on the other hand tends to remove language as a barrier to communications.
If Genesis 11 was rewritten today it would show a God who creates ways for people to communicate regardless of their native language.
You are describing a God character that wants us to be as one...with or without Him. The whole idea is for the people and God to be in communion as one...not for the people themselves to become one without God.
You created the Tower of Google allusion; I am simply reporting reality and the fact that your caricature misrepresents any reality of the effects of a Tower of Google.
You are the one who seems to have the need for there to be some communion with some God although as always, you do not explain how that would be possible or how that has any relationship to reality.
Sure, but I've never heard of Christians sending their kids to synagogs or Jews to Muslim churches.
Well, now you have. In addition many chapters of club Christian actually encourage members to explore other faiths and in the US National Cathedral both Jewish and Islamic as well as other faiths have performed services and present their religious perspectives.
Yes, a local culture determines to a great degree what position members of that culture adopt.
BUT the fact is that today many religions are not exclusive and do not hold the position that any one religion is the only true religion. This has been true of many religions for near forever and is gradually becoming more prominent in Christianity.
Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism have always recognized other religions as valid; as different paths. Islam traditionally recognized that Jews, Christians and Muslims worshiped the same God based on the "Book".
Many chapters of Club Christian today agree that the Abrahamic religions all worship the same God.
And there are families that do encourage their children to explore other faiths; mine being but one example.
Finally, with a few exceptions religions do have a process to accept new members or conversions.