Here you will find a growing collection of essays and links to those among us who think they know better than God, those who act with god-like power over others, but act in the opposite manner of God (spreading death, shame, and lies instead of love, forgiveness, and truth).
God gave us free will. Those listed here think God is wrong in giving us free will, thus they take it from us, taking the law in their own hands, using putative and mean-spirited methods to force everyone to obey them, using human might and force, and lies instead of honest education and allowing the laws of the universe to play out; yes, forcing recent human traditions on the whole world.
This was prophesied of people, nations, (and corporations) by Isaiah and Ezekiel. PLEASE when you read this do not take the word “man” to be only literal. I am POSITIVE it has more than just a literal interpretation.
Isaiah 14:13-17 (NIV)
You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”
But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.
Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?”
Ezekiel 28:1-5 (NIV)
The word of the LORD came to me:
“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “‘In the pride of your heart you say, “I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas.” But you are a man and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.
“Are you wiser than Daniel? Is no secret hidden from you?
“By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.
“By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.”