posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 07:13 PM
If there’s truth in religion a one world religion remains inevitable; alternatively there will always be many. Fact is the truth unites; we saw that
with evolution and (in my opinion) regarding religion we will see that again.
Go back to the evidence it will unite us in the event religion holds truth. Simply if there is an afterlife then research into things like ghosts and
near death experiences will prove it; if mystical powers exist then more research into them will prove it. A huge amount of research into these and
other areas has already been done (particularly by the Soviet Union for military applications) and I have to say the bulk of the evidence supports
there is something in afterlife.
Atheism is a presumption people may argue so too is religion; and they would be right. But there is nothing scientific about dismissing
something without evidence to support your case. If the atheist could look me in the eye and say “there has been research into the supernatural and
nearly all the evidence points it towards being bull” then they would have a better argument. After hundreds of years (but in particular the last
century) they hardly have an argument. But religion doesn’t fair much better ether. Only scientific research; better answers can unite us into a
One World Religion.
As for the antichrist well I thought the bible predicted he would use force to create a one world religion (over say knowledge and persuasion). If he
does that then anything short of a nuclear holocaust (which the bible apparently predicts he will cause) will fail. I still believe that the bible is
god on paper; and more or less god on paper alone.
But it’s little surprise it has historical truths. The bible was written in a real place, at a real time so of course there will be historical
places (whose ruins can still be found today) included in it.
If I wrote a fiction and include the place names of London, Manchester, Liverpool ect in it does that make it real? How about if I include the fact we
use guns, have X rays, electricity ect in it; does that make it real? Hay I might even mention real men like Tony Blair, and George Bush in it; but it
still isn’t going to make it real is it?
It might seem to make it real if you’re an archaeologist excavating these things a few thousand years later; but as yet the bible is an unproven
(and in my view factural fiction of a religion). I still believe in ghosts, an afterlife and psychic powers of some people; but I don’t (yet) take
the bible as The One for the One World Religion.
I suspect someone a few thousand years probably thought about the question we are posing now; and thought “hay someday someone will begin to prove
stuff in our book wrong through knowledge and wisdom; because of this his religion will be truer (and therefore possibly stronger) than mine. I
know why don’t I call him the antichrist?”
HimWhoHathAnEar Your thoughts are shared by many and as such it’s a powerful obstacle to atheism. But they’re really just hopes forever
inscribed in most of mankind. Because of this if atheists are right; and we are wrong; there will always be many religions; but if they are
wrong the truth will point towards just one religion. Since when did straight questions have two answers without one of them being wrong; or both of
them falling short of a single more accurate answer?
Someone once asked which came first? “the chicken or the egg” for a while it seemed like there were two equal answers. Then someone
realised a chicken comes from an egg; and the mutation is contained in the egg. Hence the egg was always first. The parent may have had mutations but
the egg is where the next generation begins (and where the first real chicken begins).