未能事人

命運註定我們在某些時候遇到某些挫折,是誰安排命運呢?是「神」。

「神」超越時空。即是說,世界最後(如果有「最後」的話)的境象在太初之始時已「預」知。

所以人們逃不過命運。

逃不過命運並不是叫人們不用努力生活。努力與否,也是在命運之中。

命運反映在人們的面相、掌紋之中,有何不可?既然「神」安排了命運,命運便可以隱藏在任何地方,依時依候,按著軌跡去呈現。

「既然神知道人會犯罪,祂為什麼要創造人?好像要試探人一樣?」

這是我年少時決定要離開一所基督教教會向傳導人提的問題。

我的問題嚇倒了傳導人、團契導師和團友:

不信主的可以得永生嗎?
沒有機會接觸主耶穌的,例如元朝的一位中國人,他得救嗎?
智力比正常人低,沒法決志的得救嗎?
既然神愛世人,為什麼要創造有殘缺的人呢?對他們的父母公平嗎?是考驗為人父母的嗎?
一個被強姦的女人可以墮胎嗎?
一個壞事做盡,只在臨死前一刻決志可得救嗎?
那麼一個虔誠的佛教徒,終其一生追求真理,得救嗎?

問的時候,心裡也知道某些問題是沒有答案的,或者是在人類智慧範疇得不到可理解的答案的。

於是我提出令傳導人覺得我無可救藥的意見:就讓我在外邊尋找吧,站在框框裡永遠看不清,如果是真理,在哪裡都可以找到。

於是以上的種種問題我都給了個否定的答案。要否定的,是得救這概念。什麼得救不得救?這公式太簡單,也太市儈了吧!PMS姑且都有數量和質量的指標、core 或是functional competency吧。

於是「神」是存在心中的一個影子、一團氣體、一種因子、一樣東西。

在至親病重時,我沒有祈過一次禱,祈求只要你保佑他,我便會bla bla bla之類的條件交換。沒有祈禱,是因為我沒有軟弱,屈服在人的脆弱之下。

我並沒有自視過高,我只是認為真理處於更高的層次,真理亦可以透過不同渠道去追求。

所以我信命運的同時,也努力的應命運而行。

3 thoughts on “未能事人

  1. There were extensive discussions on your questions in the past 10 to 20 years, in the field of philosophy of religion. In fact, I have been teaching sunday school in my church and those were the topics I touched on. There are “answers", but whether you are comfortable and satisfied with the answers, I don’t know. But to me, know what I should know and what I couldn’t know did help me a lot. I am no longer bothered by them. But I have to tell you, I was very bothered by these questions when I was young, and I was fortunate enough to have met several people in my life – they provided me with the answers I needed at that moment.All I want to say is: God is so loving and so generous that he is beyong our imagination. All we can do is to try our best to understand him and not to pretend we can know all the answers. Plus, who am I to think I have discovered something that all the previous philosophers and theologians haven’t thought of? Well, it’s possible, but before we really think through the questions, it is too early to say so.Keep seeking, keep thinking. I am sure you will be rewarded at the end.

  2. Yes I have those question too. But on top of these doubts, I have a very bad idea that God is so arrogant that He wants to be worshipped so He creates human being.But as usual, the final answer for these doubts is: ‘THE WISDOM OF HUMAN BEING IS LIMITED THAT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE GOD WILL.’Fine. Burn me in hell for questioning God then! Who wants to live forever?

  3. Thank both of you for sharing. (sunyung, are you afraid of dying forever then? Haha.)I tend to be open-minded about this: there may be answers, and there may be not. And I don’t want to humanise the Power. It doesn’t need to be loving or arrogant. It may be just, as I said, a particle, a shadow, a nothing.Therefore I agree to the Confucian sayings: 未能事人焉能事鬼 and 未知生焉知死. Let me just live my life better, age gracefully, and have no regrets.

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