For years I have been fighting my spirituality and beliefs, and doubting…Catholicism maybe? God maybe? I’m not sure. The more I try to seek answers, the more I question. I have a SD with whom I’m working now, and am about to have to make a general confession, which may help with some of my rejection and questioning - once I’m in a better place I guess. But during direction right now, I can’t focus, and sometimes I hear in my head things like, “I just do.not.care. about what you are talking to me about,” or I just think about other things, not participating. He has the patience and perseverance of a saint, though, and even though he must get frustrated, he never gives up. And I’m trying harder to be cooperative. But in reviewing some of the things he had been reading and going over with me, a string of doubts and questions came to me - again. I’m listing them here, if anyone wants to take a stab at any of them, but I also wrote them down for my SD. Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like Satan is running the show right now, and nothing I can do can break me free of his grip. Is it a sin to have all these doubts and questions? Part of growth? Satan filling me with this? Satan blocking my ability to be receptive to direction? How much blame can I really put on Satan - or is it my own obstinance? I’m tired and frustrated and I feel like giving up really, like I will never get past this, past the things I have done, like God has given up on me or something. Anyway, I just want to know if this is normal, if anyone has ever experienced anything like this, and if so, how to you get past it?? Thanks for reading and for any advice or words of wisdom!
How does perfection have regret? God is perfect but regrets creating man? Then regrets the flood?
God is perfect but he needed to create man…why? to make Him happy? He needed to be worshipped? Really?? How does perfect have such simplistic human needs?
Adam and Eve were “created perfect”, but sinned. God later decides Mary would be sinless? How could He create perfect and sinless the 2nd time, but not the first?
If the whole point of creating man in the first place was to multiply and fill the earth, why were there no children conceived sooner? It wasn’t until they sinned and were cast out of the garden that the marriage was consummated and children produced.
I don’t remember where exactly, but in the OT, there are times when God refers to the gods, or like gods, and also refers to “us”…as in, Let us go down…maybe the Tower of Babel story? Anyway, to whom is he referring? And to what gods?
Why does a perfect God seem to need and enjoy suffering so much? If you love someone so much, why do you constantly need and desire their suffering as proof of their love?