posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 03:59 AM
I bring about this subject that has captivated me since it entered my mind.
We all understand, that mankind takes that which is different and tries to link it with what is known at the time. Religious icons have been said to
do extraordinary things that were impossible during the time of their arrival. Many have said such things as they created everything, walked among
the stars, spread diseases, opened the Earth to swallow the enemy, and lists of unimaginable powers... But just because people of ancient times
believed they were God(s) and Goddess(es) doesn't necessarily mean they were.
The human mind has trouble accepting things they have never seen in person. I, myself, have experienced such an event that when it first happened
right in front of my eyes my mind completely blocked it. The event was my cousin doing a front flip. He had done it and I literally asked him "what
did you just do?". He told me he had done a front-flip and I said he was lying because I couldn't seen it. Watching someone do a front-flip on TV
we are OK with it, but in person it's mind boggling. He had to do it two more times before my mind would accept it. Most have heard of the Indians
who couldn't comprehend the large sailing ships of the Spaniards. And they only saw what was described as waves in the sky for days, until they
could comprehend it.
So it all comes down to "What is normal?", and what is commonly spoken or written.
A God can be anyone who possesses abilities and knowledge that is far more advanced than the other. The Bible speaks of God spreading diseases...We
can now create diseases that effect only a certain race! Does it mean we're all Gods and Goddesses? Of course not, we're only advanced enough to
understand how to do it. We have the ability to fly through the air, as well as leave the planet all together. Does that mean we have supernatural
powers that allow us to rise into the "Heavens"? Again, no. We have created a bomb that can destroy entire cities with the press of a button. Are
we all powerful and magical? Nope again. BUT...if we go back to ancient times when the first civilizations arose, we WOULD be Gods.
When I've spoke to people(Religious and non-religious) about this, the religious ones avoided it, due to their fear of being judged for questioning
their Icons. The few religious people who did accept that our ancestors were at a very low level of intelligence, but wouldn't accept that they
would mistake more intelligent beings as Gods. And the non-religious agreed that humans of those times weren't as advanced and lived more off of what
they were forced to follow, and tried to link everything that happened to a Gods/Goddesses that were happy or angry with them.
Why is it such an insult to accepting we know nothing of the creation of the universe? Is saying that all religious stories aren't 100% fact, and
were created to give a guideline to living peacefully, evil? No, it's not. If you think you have the #1 belief, good for you, but it doesn't mean
you DO. It's a belief, OK. The Creator could be Mahatma Gandhi in a speedo, I don't care. I'd rather wait until the end to find out, than to
belief something that was written by people thousands of years ago, that said their "God" told them the universe revolved around the Earth.
Truth is shown by proof. We know the universe doesn't revolve around the Earth, so obviously they are lying and thought that Humans would never be
able to proof it didn't at the time.
What I'm trying to say is, don't take a belief and label it fact just because our less knowledgeable ancestors said it was. You could show them a
discman and they would burn you at the stake for being a demon, or worship you for having the power to capture persons and make them play music and
sing for you at will.
It's the 21st century, lets evolve and let the old stay with the old. It's time to be renewed in our knowledge, and not let ancient beliefs deter
us to push forward.