Which do you the reader like best:
God indicates which one He likes:
Matthew 8:12 But the sons of the kingdom shall be thrown out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 25:41 Then He will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels....
John 15:6 If anyone does not stay in Me, he is thrown out as a branch and is withered. And they gather and thrown them into the fire, and they are burned.
Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and hey: a pale horse. And the name of him sitting on it was Death, and Hell followed with him. And authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword and with hunger and with death and by the beasts of the earth.
20:10 And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were. And he will be tormented day and night to the ages of the ages.
20:13 And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged according to their works.
20:14 And death and hell were thrown into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.
20:15 And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.
That was "a piece of pie," or as "easy as cake" -- or something like that.
According to the previous Bible verses, the all-merciful-and-always-forgiving God of unconditional love clearly loves both the sin and the sinner in humans-were-never-deficient-from-the-start, tolerant and open-minded, inclusive-diversity, self-esteem-protecting, positive-and-not-negative kindness for the self-assertive.....yes?
The provision of Social Security checks is a good example of the best of American freedom, liberty, fairness....AND equality. When applying for monthly Social Security checks, respondants do not have to answer eligibility questions like whether or not they support insubordinate and chauvenistic feminist sexism, pseudo-scientific evolutionist mythology, homoeffeminate and homosodomite sexual perversion, porn as dirty art, abortion homicide as women's-health reproductive choice, antisemitically prohibiting Israeli settlements, the innate wickedness and insanity of fool atheists, and so forth.
Not only that, but the endowed-with-inalienable-rights equality continues with complete absence of taxation siphoning off monies which might subsidize government-pork-projects-waste apportionments to those committing (and not "performing") the sinful criminality, degradation, and defilement of insubordinate and chauvenistic feminist sexism, pseudo-scientific evolutionist mythology, homoeffeminate and homosodomite sexual perversion, porn as dirty art, abortion homicide as women's-health reproductive choice, antisemitically prohibiting Israeli settlements, the innate wickedness and insanity of fool atheists, and much more.
It is noteworthy that when the righteous get the same vitally-necessary-and-needed non-entitlements and non-welfare government assistance for at least minimal survival (particularly for elderly handicapped and crippled), God's saints wisely and judiciously use such funding with holy discretion for personal and eventual community well-being...whereas Satan's devils foolishly squander it debasing and defiling themselves and others to the detriment of the entire neighborhood and outlying society.
There is also, however, the understandable phenomena of bizarre inequality. To expect a male human to conceive in his [non-existent] womb like a female human and bear children, and be lacking as to experiencing bloody monthly menstual periods is a gross inequality, as with his equality-absent lack of vagina. A man unzipping his trouser fly to speedily urinate, while a woman needing to push her pants down and slowly sit on a toilet to gradually urinate then take even more time wiping herself, is another universal disparity of gender inequality. Why the inequality that the strongest weight-lifters seen on TV are males, the longest recorded lifespan of any human is of a male, the tallest human on record is also a male, the hardest-hitting boxers and tennis players with the most endurance are males not women, and that male negroids (not females of that skin color) can jump up high enough to hang onto basketball hoops?
Does the LORD favor both equality....and inequality? When - if ever - does He make distinctions of inequality....or is He never or sometimes or frequently impartial?
Leviticus 27:1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Say to the people of Israel, When a man makes a special vow of persons to the LORD at your valuation,
3 then your valuation of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
4 If the person is a female, your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
5 If the person is from five years old up to twenty years old, your valuation shall be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
6 If the person is from a month old up to five years old, your valuation shall be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
7 And if the person is sixty years old and upward, then your valuation for a male shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
8 And if a man is too poor to pay your valuation, then he shall bring the person before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him who vowed the priest shall value him.
It almost goes without saying that the Scripture verses above plainly infer the [illegal or instead: innate?] inequality that women should get equal pay as men for "equal" work, right?
Solomon reaffirms that with:
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness which is madness.
26 And I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters; he who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.
27 Hey, this is what I found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,
28 which my mind has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found. [which proves that Solomon was a homophobic abusive woman-hater.....being that he had a huge harem of hundreds of both wives and concubines?]
29 Hey, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices (including the EEOC and Equal-Rights-Act proposal).
Isaiah weighs in - insinuating that non-equal women should equally become lawyers, judges, cops, and legislators (?) with:
Isaiah 3:12 My people: children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Oh my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
...and become top-of-the-line Navy SEALS competing against (not "with") bearded sharia-law islamic-fundamentalist delta-force/tough-ranger military men:
Nahum 3:13 Hey, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your foes; fire has devoured your bars.
Christ through Saint Paul begins to drive the final nail into the coffin of sexist wrong-headed theory of male supremancy and superiority [?], stating:
First Timothy 2:12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
....while the Lord, through Saint Peter, reaffirms gender equality and even superiority of women [?] declaring:
First Peter 3:7 Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker vessel, since you are joint heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.
A bout of arm-wrestling by burly-fisherman Simon Peter vs. Mary Magdalene would perhaps have forever settled the matter.
It is true that the Lord never makes any non-inclusive discriminatory distinctions nor separations, nor ever shows any preferential favorites, according to the following non-deniable proof?
Genesis 1:6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,
18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness." And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 4:3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground,
Genesis 4:4 and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,
Genesis 4:5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
Exodus 8:22 But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people reside, so that no swarms of flies shall be there; that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
Exodus 8:9:4 But the LORD will make a distinction between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt, so that nothing shall die of all that belongs to the people of Israel.
Exodus 8:11:7 But against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, not a dog shall growl; that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel.
Leviticus 19:19 You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; nor shall there come upon you a garment of cloth made of two kinds of stuff.
First Kings 18:21 And Elijah came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." And the people did not answer him a word.
Ezra 10:11 Now then make confession to the LORD the God of your fathers, and do his will; separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.
Amos 4:7 And I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain upon one city, and send no rain upon another city; one field would be rained upon, and the field on which it did not rain withered.
Malachi 3:18 Then once more you shall distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.
Matthew 13:49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous.
Matthew 25:32 Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Romans 9:13 As it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
Romans 10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows His riches upon all who call upon Him [toll-free, or using knee-mail]. [See Galations 3:28 below]
First Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
Second Corinthians 6:14 Do not be mismated with disbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Second Corinthians 6:17 "Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them," says the Lord, "and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you."
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
If there ever was sound reason for transvestite cross-dressing and non-lockable unisex lavatories in schools, businesses, and stores, the verse above is the jewel of all reasons. (?) Correspondant implications are, of course, that men (who are "one and the same with women in Christ Jesus") like women have a vagina and monthly menstrual periods as part of their bodies, and women (who are "one and the same with men in Christ Jesus") like men have a penis and never have any menstrual periods as part of their bodies. (?) Also, Jews are Greeks beloved for the sake of their forefathers and Greeks (Aryans entrusted with the oracles of God) are Jews, according to the above verse. (?) And the Sun rises in the west each morning. (?) No?
Now that we have literally described natural phenomena Biblically without using decodable euphemisms or so-called "spiritually-understood" symbolism, metaphor, or allegory...we equally can proceed successfully in describing other entities of inequality.
How would you or I audibly describe the abstraction of different colors of red, green, and blue using no instrumentation nor references to items having any of those colors? How would we explain the nucleonic difference of argon contrasted with neon within no more than seven seconds? Immediately and within 10 seconds elaborate on details of the dark side of Pluto compared to the dark side of the Moon? Verbally describe (in only 5 seconds) the difference between a half second and a quarter second using only words with no clock-nor-watch reference nor hand gestures? Quick...time's up!
The bottom line is that there must be inequality -- so that a greater quantity of negative electrons flows toward a lesser quantity which consistently and predictably exhibits a temporary positive charge within an electrical circuit. Without non-equal degrees and extents of the intensity of [positive] light in contrast to the [negative] absence of light, physical shapes and forms could not be observed nor perceived. The entire universe is constructed with and operates by 24/7 discrimination. Consider it the ying and the yang, the give and the take, of the cosmos.
Which brings us to a difficult but not impossible explanation on what exactly is meant by "intelligent design" - a abstractive concept violently abhorred and reproachfully disdained by the rebelliously insane and irrational.
First of all, the word intelligent can be evaluated by comparing it to the antonym, which in effect could, argumentatively, be: stupid. Honest and fair-minded people would consider intelligent to be honorably positive, and consider stupid to be dishonorably negative.
Next, we get to the word design. I guess the antonym of that would be "non-design" (for lack of a better or replacement word, or phrase). Please note that we now are NOT contemplating the words: designed nor non-designed -- which...if we were considering such...would obviously imply existence of a [single or multiple] Designer, or Creator -- which, again, is an abstractive pronoun vigorously despised and derided by the defiantly insane and irrational.
The characteristics of something having "design" would include perceptually-detected objects of shape (whether symmetrical or not) of probable-environmentally-compatible purpose, usefulness...maybe existing simply for enjoyable beauty or the opposite. It is dubious if anything having NON-design would in any way be detectable or interactive with any existing natural phenomenon. That gets us to the suggestions of atheists and agnostics (like Darwin and other evolutionists) as to potential alternatives replacing the opening two verses of Genesis 1:1 in the Old Testament of the Sacred-66-books Judeo-Christian Holy Bible:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
Here are some revisionist possibilities, which by no means comprise an exhaustive listing:
(1) At the start, God created the heavens and.... [Analysis: the mere semantical difference of relatively-identical word-choice replacement using "start" is superfluous]
(2) On March 0, 0000, God created the heavens and the.... [Analysis: WHY "March?" Why not some other month? Besides, such a date format is based on the Gregorian Calender, which did not exist until hundreds of centuries after the birth of Jesus Christ]
(3) Yo-yo-like-repetitive Big-Bang/Big-Contraction explosions involving weak-gravitational condensations of forcefully-expanding then forcefully-contracting matter and energy were always existent. [Analysis: Things do NOT create themselves! Where is definitive proof for ANY universal explosion and contraction -- clearly violating VASTLY-inequal forces of incredibly-powerful expansion dissemination of flying-out random particles vs. the extremely-weak force of gravitational attraction followed by amount-of-time-it-would-take-does-not-matter, hocus-pocus magical, intricate-and-myriad immediate-interdependence-required promptly-fully-functional-and-not-merely-only-developing parts self-arranging in self-assembly coagulation?]
Psalm 139:15 my frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
In view of the opening two verses of Genesis, it seems sensible to imagine that a temporary or quasi-stable barrier existed separating Planet-Earth's watery surface from its inner molten-rock core inside Earth -- concordant with the Genesis wording above of the planet being without form while waters were spread out over the void of the entire water surface of the terrestial sphere (knowing what we now scientifically know of the Earth's certain and very real molten-lava core).
I remember once seeing a nature documentary in which I observed an entire cooling-lava island being formed in a relatively short time by undersea volcanic eruptions in some ocean...which sight I was rather awestruck by.
As you and I peruse the entirety of the Holy Bible, much therein is obviously literal (and clearly NOT figurative) actual history, and the myriad laws and even miracles contained or described in that Book of books-or-letters can and should be taken literally at face value -- rather than mindlessly be regarded as lying or hopelessly-meaningless fables or fairy tales.
Admittedly, the Bible is (and more or less lamentably, in my opinion) rife and reeking with significant inclusion of spiritualization euphemisms, allegories, symbols, myths, and figurative metaphors...and such sometimes almost-laughable borderline-ridiculous assemblages of hieroglyphic lettering are so deplorably consternating, confusing, and practically absurd as to almost incite and incline one to discard the entire literary masterpiece as being horribly, despicably, shamefully, embarrassingly, and even dangerously worthless.
St Paul's words of us having already died by being buried with Christ, doing all impossible actions in Christ like moving mountains into the sea by talking to them...along with Christ's command to chomp into His body and slurp in His blood ...are classic cases of what seems to be nothing less than nutbag-whackjob lunacy.
We must keep in mind at this point, however, that a Creator logically exists who (and not "what") created everything around us which we were born into and did not create ourselves. To identify that obviously-existing Creator (who logically was and is and continues to be greater than anything and all phenomena - including sickness and injury and death - He has created or allowed)...with who and much of what is identified and described in "The Bible" -- takes not necessarily a blind leap of gullible presumption, but instead careful and thoughtful application of cautious and honest differential thinking (separating out facts not fiction) regarding what is to be taken literally from what is plainly to not be taken literally but rather relating to something else neither an abstraction nor intangible but nevertheless which exists in reality.
And IF, then SINCE, the Creator is indeed to be associated with who is identified within "The Bible," which then in fact actually reveals His operating-instruction intentions for His human creatures, then whatever of which is metaphorically or symbolically or figuratively disturbing to us non-omnicient specks of errant insignificance concerning Holy Writ, should not and must not be disregarded nor overlooked, but retained for what it's worth or might [eventually] be worth -- especially in view of the potentially-catatonic-paralysis-causing power of such Creator involving fear of what He might do if anything whatsoever which He has deliberately enlightened us with we fatally ignore and lethally discard.