Darin grew tired of trying to convince others to believe the way he did. His realization: What if God looks differently to different people?
I have checked out the above video, and I like Darin Hufford’s sharing about how God might look differently to different people, as each person’s view of God depends on one’s upbringing, culture, personal experiences in life, and so on. So, if the truth be known, if there are currently 7 billion people on this planet, we will also have at least 7 billion views of God. Each person’s perception of God therefore is different and unique in some aspects, and no two persons’ views of God may be exactly the same in every single aspect.
The video also observed rightly that “in Christianity, we’ve made God the same with everybody” because mainstream christianity tends to endeavour to preach or impose on people a one-size-fits-all version of God and expect everyone to conform to a rigid and dogmatic version of God, and we know it is a futile exercise because even among christian denominations, there are so many different versions of God that even those who profess to be atheists can’t help but be amused or bemused by the sheer amount of inconsistencies of the various christian doctrines.
Prayer request (as of 17 August 2012)
Darin Hufford has been helping many people around the world to transit from one school of thought to NEW THOUGHT. He is the author of a book “The Misunderstood God” and the founder of The Free Believers Network. He is the voice in the wilderness of North American ‘Christianity’.
Please pray for Darin Hufford and his family, as they are currently going through a rough time due to his current illness and he is hospitalised. I am believing for and expecting his miraculous recovery.
Update (as of 5 September 2012)
For regular updates on Darin Hufford’s recovery, please visit this website http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/darinhufford Your love and support to him and his family would be greatly appreciated too.
Update (as of 15 November 2012)
After 3 months and 3 days at the hospital, Darin was finally released into a rehab facility. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support.
Update (as of 2 December 2012)
After 112 days in the hospital and then rehab, Darin is finally home with his family. He and his family appreciate each and every one of you that has gone on this journey with them and prayed diligently for Darin.
Update (as of 20 February 2013)
Darin is making good progress in his long road to recovery, and he is looking forward to resuming the “Into the Wild” podcasts in the next week or two. He is a brave warrior to have come so far in his fight over the illness, having come out of the medically induced coma last August. You can continue to read further updates in his Facebook page.
- What if the cross is not about “God’s wrath” but about “man’s violence” to Jesus? (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)
- Loving ourselves for being who we are – we are co-creators with God (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)
- Discovering a nonviolent atonement and uncovering the mythical origin of the ten commandments (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)