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Originally posted by mlmijyd
People believe in Religion for one reason. To protect them from the possibility that this is all there is and there isn't any God/Higher Power that will welcome them or protect or allow them to make sense of their ‘lot’. So they construct (and there’s no end of helpers and organisations to assist in them in this) their entire life around this and somehow justify existence with meaning. Because the alternative to most would be truly terrifying! You see how people with this held believe defend it literally to the death and ‘pity’ those that differ or try to pursued otherwise.
Do you think people would be less sheep like if they knew that this really was their only shot at 'life' 'existance'? I don't think so!!!
"they construct (and there’s no end of helpers and organisations to assist in them in this) their entire life around this and somehow justify existence with meaning.
So how do you know Yahweh was Yahweh and not another god pretending to be Yahweh? Also how do you know Yahweh was a god and not some superior natural being or the figment of peoples imagination?
Originally posted by Clearskies
Which god would that be?
The same one who showed himself to Israel when Elijah said.."How long will ye halt between two opinions? If Yahweh be God serve him, if Baal be God serve him."
Notice there weren't any christians either. Most people in those days believed in some form of supernatural being(s) as they tried to make sense of the world around them.
You notice there were not many atheists.
I'm sure they did - that would be the imagination eye, still its not evidence that what they believed was in any way true. I agree that there are some unexplainables although I do not attribute them to any deities like the backwater people.
Even tribal backwater peoples know there is more than meets the material eye.
Whether or not you have spiritual eyes, ears or whole body there is no way to prove the existence of any god. What has jesus done for me except be the object of worship for a group of people who seem hell bent in trying to influence my life?
There is no way scientific or otherwise to prove the existence of any god
So many people have their spiritual eyes and ears closed to the truth.
No matter what Jesus does for them they dismiss it as 'coincidence'.
Born again into christianity no doubt? No thanks being born once will suffice.
Oh, and BTW, We're not all God's children, You have to be Born-Again!
[edit on 7-1-2008 by Clearskies]
Originally posted by jpm1602
Atheism is a religion in itself. The belief on no God.
Originally posted by dAlen
They believe in religion because it was what was taught to them and embedded into their subconscious by their social milieu.
Thought patterns are hard to change. Especially if one doesnt have the key to unlock the symbols of religion, and thus go beyond eating 'babie milk' their whole life.
Maturity means getting beyond the basic dogmas of a given religion and seeking the unity between. As God lets the rain fall on the good and bad.
Again, looking past the words to where they are pointing is key.
The finger pointing to the moon...well, the finger is not the moon...
Seek and you will find.
Originally posted by XcLuciFer
reply to post by Quazga
The anwser to your question is simple.. The mind is amazing, it will believe a lie for the truth and the truth for a lie if its taught that way for along period of time, even when their is no evidence to support the lie and a abundance of evidence to support the truth. The Holy Koran, the Holy Bible and all the other Holy's of this world are not what you think they are.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
Jesus was only chosen because his case looked sexy to the masses...
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
Its a figure of speech. You dont get out much do you?