(1 Feb 2011)
"to Susan Waigwa - re unsaved attorney"
here is the thought
that came to me about this argument the attorney gave you regarding the
Engineer that created a car to go a certain MPH and no faster, then
getting angry if the car did not perform better.
here's what happened with God. HE IS THE ENGINEER, but instead of
creating the car to go a certain MPH, he created a huge flat land so
that the car would be free to drive in any direction at ANY RATE OF
speed it wanted and be free to choose exactly how recklessly (or
safely) it would drive. As a matter-of-fact, he created millions and
millions of such vehicles. He designed them in such a way that they
could do whatever they pleased, go fast as the engine would
enable them to go ---because the ENGINEER made it that way! However, he
did put in a "fail-safe" switch. They could take advantage of the
"fail-safe" switch by simply switching it on or off. On, if they wanted
to play it safe and avoid damaging their sleek, metallic new frames;
off - if they wanted to be risky and do their "own thing" and fly like
the wind! Many of the cars, filled with pride and independence at
what they could do ---- totally ignore the fail-safe switch and
decide to floor the accelerator, go 130 mph for an hour, then crash
into distant trees and totally disintegrate! What does the
Engineer do? Get angry with the cars for doing exactly what they
wanted? NO. He lets the cars self-destruct, otherwise, they would
never have been "free" at all! The cars themselves are responsible for
what happened. The CARS made the choice... the ENGINEER has no choice
but to take the ruined piles of metal junk and pitch them in a garbage
dump! They are totally useless.
Now, on the other hand.
This ENGINEER is watching many of these cars he designed as they
self-destruct. He wants to instruct them how to drive in a SAFE way to
keep them from their tendency to self-destruct, and because he knows
that being self-centered and reckless, many of them totally ignore the
"fail-safe" switch. He becomes a CAR himself - gets out in front
of all the cars and shows them EXACTLY how to drive so that they never
self-destruct, never wreck and LIVE out their lives in harmony and
safety just as he intended for them. All the cars that
FOLLOW his advice, do NOT self-destruct. The ones that go their own way
and follow their own foolish pride and independence, and disregard
their "fail-safe" switch, all self-destruct. The ENGINEER has TWO
groups at the end of his year of designing and making cars. One big
pile of useless junk metal in one group and millions of sleek-beautiful
automobiles that are still dent-free and useful just as he initially
intended them to be in the 2nd group! TWO groups, yet every single car
in each group had a CHOICE - to go their own prideful, independent way
and end up in a junk heap or follow their ENGINEER's explicit
instructions to be forever SAFE and SECURE!
In WHICH GROUP ARE YOU???
P.S. the "fail-safe" switch is also known as a "conscience"!