Originally posted by duckieboy
i have the opinion that some things from religions have been exaggerated over time...Noahs ark! the flood could not have possibly covered the world
since only Europe and its surroundings were the "known" world...
Next, in christianity, people who practise witchcraft should go to hell, HA!, according to the bible, humans were first created by throwing dirt in
the air, then god created eve out of adams RIB,....
Which then raises the issue of where were all the other colored people?
if there were only two, then how did black, asian, white (to name a few) and many other cultures come out of two people, the scientific idea that we
evolved from apes is more understandable, and plus where were all the dinosaurs?
1)I agree that religions get distorted and exaggerated over time.
2)The bible DID NOT originate in Europe, the old testament comes from the jews, from the middle east, think the "Fertile Crescent" Iraq, Kuwait, The
Nile River Valley, ETC. THIS WAS THE KNOWN WORLD. This area is inundated with rivers, thus the idea of a flood of this area is quite plausible.
It is also backed up by an even older poem called Gilgamesh, a Precursor to the old testament and the story of the creation of man, and the flood.
3)Witchcraft...this is for another poster to!...Once the christians were no longer persecuted, they began to persecute others. If one believes in
something so fully that they think everyone should believe it, they try to impose their beliefs on others, no? Witchcraft is a religion that has been
a part of the human race since before we can remember. Becasue peasants, simple folk, practiced rites that celebrated the natural processes of life,
those who were higher than them(who understood the complicated rituals of christianity) tried to introduce christianity to the lowers, but ended up
having to meld certain aspects of the pagan beliefs into christianity. Thus, anyone who celebrates XMAS is celebrating yule, the celtic "birth of the
sun-king", not that of jesus christ, who was born in the springtime, Easter comes from the old tradition of Ostara, that of new birth of spring, the
resurrection of life. The idea that the christian devil has horns actually comes from the celtic belief that the God (as oposed to the Goddess) had
horns like a deer. (this was used to push people away from the older traditions.) WITCHCRAFT IS NOT EVIL. THEY DO NOT EVEN BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL.
please beware, don't confuse satanists with people who follow the natural cycles of the world.
4)Perhaps (this is my take on this) EVOLUTION is part of CREATION....I hope I shattered someones worldview right there. But really. Scientists say
we came out of africa originally. So say God created the universe and the earth, with the idea that we would evolve out of africa. then we started
out black, and have since adapted to our respective placement on the globe.
5) don't confuse CULTURE and RACE. Culture is a set of social issues and beliefs and customs, whereas Race is the color of ones skin. There is an
excellent book out now (unfortunately I can't think of the name) on how WE AS A CULTURE, HAVE CREATED RACE. Race is PURELY a social issue that we
pull out of our.............to rank ourselves in this world.
6)WE DID NOT EVOLVE from APES.... we have an ancestor in common with apes, however we were not ever APES...
7)The bible is written down by people, and therefore is a limited source. It only can be written down if it is known.
Read the Genesis Question, an excellent book written by an astronomer, relating the steps in genesis to the steps in the creation (naturally) of a
planet that will sustain carbonbased life.
The chances that this isnt on purpose. that we just happen to be here, are SO MUCH smaller than that WE ARE MEANT to be here, that its all been
created....the ratio is SO SMALL that it takes a bigger leap of faith NOT to believe than to believe.
I have to say that I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW IGNORANT PEOPLE REALLY ARE. Though one should expect that on a website forum on CONSPIRACIES!!!!