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THE GIFT OF LIFE HOAX


The Christian faith says that life is a gift from God not a right.  So you have no right to life after all and just a gift!  Yet the same people when confronted with abortion and euthanasia will say that life is a right!!  You may say getting life is not a right but a gift but once you get it nobody has the right to take it from you.  You get a right to life.  The logic is you cannot have a right to exist if you don't exist.  There is nobody there to have the right.  But none of that makes life a gift!!  If there is no you before you exist then you cannot receive life as a gift any more than you receive it as a right.

 

God cannot create possible persons.  He only creates real actual persons.  For you to get life as a gift you would have to be a possible person getting the gift which turns you into a real person.  That is silly beyond words.  You cannot give a birthday present to a possible son but only to one who is really there.

 

Coming into existence then is not a gift or a right.  It is beyond all that. 

 

What is life when you get it?  If life is not a right or a gift then God looking after you to keep you alive may be a right or a gift.  To suggest that God keeping  you alive is a gift is to suggest that killing you does not violate a right to life.  It only takes away a gift and a gift by definition is not based on rights.

 

Getting life as a gift amounts for nothing for sustaining it is more important.  It is more important to live for a year than for a millisecond. 

 

The doctrine of creation of all things by God from nothing is about making life out to be a gift but it is riddled with moral absurdities and nonsense.

The Church says that if you see a person as a machine or conscious object then you will have little respect for human life. It advises seeing the person as a creation from a God of infinite love who loves the person totally and unlimitedly as if she or he were the only thing ever made.

This idea does not work. It does not change the fact that the universe treats you and what you do as unimportant. You are so unimaginably tiny in the midst of it all. The idea makes you feel good until you get a dose of reality.
 
We do not want to be loved just to be loved. We want the benefits of love. Telling people who are in a terrible state and always have been that they are infinitely loved is only degrading them. And our smallness is a terrible thing.
 
The believers are only trying to make God out to smell of roses even if everybody is in the mud.

A gift is given to you without any conditions. You get it out of generosity and there are no rules about what you are to do with it for it is yours and the responsibility that comes with it is yours.
 
Anything with conditions attached is not a gift.

God owns us and our children. Christians reason that he has the right to kill us and our children because we are his. If so then our life is not his gift to us but his gift to himself. God cannot give you the gift of life for you and take it back for a gift will be yours not his.

God is perfect goodness and we are not so all he does is for his own honour and wellbeing. Jesus told us to love God not as ourselves but totally. And to love him as Lord or the one we are to submit to! Our life is given to us so that we might give it all back to God.

Does the thought then of having this gift of life charm you anymore? Knowing the truth puts you off God!

Many think that life is a gift so you can do with it as you please. They say something is not a gift if you are forbidden to do whatever you want with it. For example, a vase would not be a gift if the giver encourages you to smash it. God giving us the gift of life means we cannot do what we like with it. If you buy the Mona Lisa or receive it as a gift that doesn't entitle or allow you to use it for firewood.

The notion of God giving life as a gift means:

X has a terrible life. His life is a gift in itself but in its quality it is a poor gift.

Y has a wonderful life. Her life is a gift in itself and its quality is a gift too.

Nobody gets an equally good gift. It is not nice or helpful to tell X that he has received the gift of life.

Everybody agrees that suicide is wrong when it is based on the notion of your life being of no real worth. They say that we are never in a position to know if our lives are useless and always will be.

If life is intrinsically valuable it does not mean that all lives are equally valuable.

Does our dignity and the rights we have as human beings come from our ability to control our lives? We might control our lives limitedly! There is no such thing as a person who can do exactly whatever they want whenever they want! Christians say that if you are paralysed and dependent on everybody else to do everything for you, you still have your human dignity and your rights to respect. They say this proves that your dignity does not come from your power to choose.

For people who deny life after death, you need a functioning brain, body and nervous system to be alive. When your body and brain and nervous system perish you are gone. There is no life apart from physical life.

Suppose this materialistic view is true. Is it right to look at somebody who has just died and say that somehow they are still alive?

No. It is cruel. It is refusing to recognise the full evil of what has happened to them.

Principles are principles and are to be followed no matter how they make you feel. The principle requires that you recognise that the person has gone.

Another advantage of recognising that life is over when you take your last breath is that if you think a person somehow survives death you risk encouraging people to do less to preserve life. Human nature is so sneaky and twisted that you can be sure that many would do less than they could for others. The good is so often the enemy of the best that you would need to get inside their heads to know.

 

Christians like to tell you that you are absolutely unique.  Your biology and your mind and your personality and your opportunities are totally unique.  Even identical twins are radically different from each other though that is not obvious.  They then say, "It is too much for you have appeared by chance when you consider all the causes that existed - countless causes - and made you what you are.  It is clearly God's huge and massive and infinite plan!" Is that argument logical?  No.  Even if you were a robot not even knowing you were alive the same thing would be true.  A countless series and countless accidents made you.  God is not even relevant.  Creation supposedly broke with God at the fall so the complex production process may not be God's plan.  And if God creates randomness then by definition we don't know if randomness had more to do with us being here than God.  Randomness that is contained and controlled is not randomness at all.  The argument that I am too unique so God must have made me is pure pride and arrogance.  It is an argument from feelings not logic.

 

One way religion motivates people to see life as a gift is that it seems humble to think that your cash in the bank, your health, your beauty, your loving spouse and your incredible children are all gifts.  But getting something undeserved does not mean you really think and feel you don't deserve it.  You can think you don't deserve x for anything you have done but you can think you deserve it for just being a person.  You see it as your due for you are so special that what you do or don't do is irrelevant.  So it is possible to feel you deserve a gift for you are so good in your actions and also to feel that you deserve it for you are amazing anyway.  Plus you may feel that even if there is no evidence that you deserve the gift you may have done something God knows you have done to deserve it.  You may have forgotten.  Or you may feel you are being rewarded for something in advance.  Protesting that you don't deserve something may in fact be a way of making out you do deserve it for you are so humble!  Or it may be that virtually all the time!

The doctrine that life is a gift is only whitewash. Get into the mud and risk the despair that may come from seeing people die and help.