One day, I thought about a weird, but I consider, reasonable question about Christianity. "Is it fair for God to be God?". The question might sound awkward, and be ambiguous as stated, so I will further explain my reflection and purposeful expression of the question. My question is asking if it is fair for God, to be eternally almighty and more powerful than everyone else, simply for being God. Many will think that it is, and I can see why. You can start by asking, "Who created me, and everything else existing?". In Christianity, such answer would be God. You might then think that since he created everything, he owns everything he created, just as you own your own pieces of art that you create yourself. Ok, fair enough. But to me, in all sincerity, from the bottom of my heart, it did not feel fair, something did not seem fair about this. So, I continued pondering over this question every day. I created thought experiments/circumstances, to have a better chance at answering my question. Another prominent question for me that I asked was based on a real-life scenario, that we all live. I compared God to our parents. When you are born, you are born because of the actions of your parents, you do not ask to be born, but if you have nice, loving parents, they will decide to raise you and protect you during your infant and sometimes youthful years until you become a self-sufficient young adult. Then I ask; As a self-sufficient adult, do my parents own my life, because they gave me it, both biologically and because they helped me through my infant and teenage years? This is where I see the most division in answers between others. Some say that parents do NOT own your life, and your being, that you are completely free from their authority once you become self-sufficient, and that respect and affection from you to them depends on your relationship with them and your feelings towards them. A question here is, were do such societal rules come from, such that to determine that one is COMPLETELY free from their parent’s authority and dominion once reached a self-sufficient adulthood? On the other hand, others might have the opinion that your parents deserved unwavering respect and subjectivity towards them, because they provided you with life, both biologically, emotionally, and financially during your early years. My opinion on such argument is that this kind of puts you in the place of a slave to a master. Unwavering respect and ultimate authority over you. It just does not seem right to me. Maybe it's fair? Maybe it's not fair? But personally, it just feels wrong. Unless slavery is a good thing? After having made such analogy with parents and God, I then re-evaluate the fairness of God being God. I make a few assumptions too when re-evaluating such question. God created me, and personally, I feel that I was born with a spirit to want to feel genuinely, completely free. Because God created me, he must have willingly/purposefully created me with such spirit, or at least he knows that I have such a spirit. Also, since he is a "good" God, he would not purposefully create me to suffer. If we continue with the analogy of God and parents, God is therefore like a parent. The Bible states that God created men in his image. Are sons and daughters not created in the image of their parents? Is it fair for God to be eternally superior than any being he ever created, specifically, us humans? Are we entitled to complete freedom, were we get to make our own decisions in this life and the afterlife, and be our own ultimate authority, just like in the first scenario of a parent-to-child relationship? Or is it fair for God, to always be the top ruler/king of everyone, because he created us. To me, the latter makes me feel enslaved. I can never be as great as God or truly free from his authority, even though I have the urge to be completely free-spirited. Do your parents want to be your king and ultimate ruler eternally? Is that your parent's wish towards you? Or do your parents wish for you to be more successful than them in life. It's not like one wants to overtake God's throne, but can't one have their own throne, without being under the authority of God's throne/authority? Are you comfortable with your parent always being your ultimate authority, meaning that everything you own, that you earned yourself, anything that you create, be it physical or not tangible, that you parents have the ultimate authority in such things, because in the end, you truly don't have your own authority and freedom? Is a child born from a king and queen not eligible to have the right to flee such kingdom and create their own once becoming an adult, and being free from their parent's hierarchal dominion? I myself, personally feel a connection with having genuine, complete freedom from birth/creation-imposed authority over one’s life/soul/being. Maybe it's just a feeling, and we are all meant to subject our life to God, like puppets with limited freedom to live our life, while always being less powerful than our creator/creators, be it God or our parents. To me it seems that in order to live life as a genuine free spirit, a being such as God cannot exist.
Another point one might make is that we live under the dominion of our government, I believe that government and God are way different things. Also, depending on which nation you live in, comparisons of such governmental vs divine authority will differ. I live in the United States. The government in the U.S. is chosen by the people through a democratic process, where everyone’s voice is heard, and decisions are made on a “majority wins” basis. This to me is a lot more different than living under a divine being who does not change his rules AT ALL. You cannot really influence his thinking, and because he has divine power and you don’t, he will be forever a more supreme being than you. Such feels like when God created man, he created a lab experiment. I feel like this because “God” created us inferior to him. This means he is just testing us 24/7 to his liking, and can do anything he wants to us. Such to me seems evil. Parents create their children equal to them. Besides possible defects at birth, your parents create you just as them, with the same potential as themselves. You see, to most parents, their children are not test experiments who they created inferior to them to be able to rule over their life for all eternity. Parents created someone with the same capabilities as themselves, not scared of a throne uprising against them, such as God.
I end this with asking anyone who reads this to let me know if my thoughts make sense at all, and if you understand the points that my writing seems to try to convey. What are your opinions on this tpic? I am genuinely interested in thoughts and opinions about this. Thanks!
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