posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:36 PM
I have read countless posts regarding the books of the Bible and over the years and have had heated discussions.
To me, The Bible boils down to this. In the begining there was god. Then there was man. God provided for man. Love each other, and share in the
bounty I have provided. Simple.
What has happened is that man has used God to elevate himself above his fellow man in the name of gain or recognition. He has hoarded resources and
used currency and government to enslave and or oppress in the name of gain.
The Bible arguement to me is a something not worth argueing. Did we not learn from Jesus? Love one another my brothers and Sisters.
Dont worry about the text. Live the text. The text is divinely inspired, and corrupted through babyl. Listed to the message. The text I wrote in the
first line would suffice for mankind. If we would all just stop and listen to ourselves, and our world.
My suggestion. Get yourself a copy of Desiderata. Its the idiots guide to the bible and allot easier to understand. Ive pasted a copy of it. I have
been hit by a bolt of lightening by God living this. I am proof positive. For this was gods intent. Adam and Eve werent presented with bibles or
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Written by Max Erhmann....God ebonics for Maximum man..
[edit on 15-2-2005 by HIFIGUY]
[edit on 15-2-2005 by HIFIGUY]