posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 07:47 PM
The OP is entitled to her view, even if I or anyone else disagrees with her, which I do.
I am happy to let the OP have her beliefs, and she will have to forgive me for having my own that do not align with her's.
I do not understand the need for reply posts denegrating the OP... this behaviour is below standard and those who have indulged need to assess their
actions and reasoning.
Anyone can disagree with this next statement, but that will not make it "wrong"... all religion continues to exist because they all use the process
of long term Indoctrination (Teaching Doctrine) which is done from the moment you are born into a religious family and continues until death, or, you
perceive a different truth.
Religion has done great things for many people, especially those drowning in the world who are in need of a life preserver. Equally, it has and still
does hideous things in the 'name of God'. By the way, Allah and God are the same don't you know? All religions have 'sinned' against humanity in
the name of their god/gods.
Read Barbara Thierings book, "Jesus the Man". Written by a christian, extremely well researched, and as factual an account as you could get of the
reality, rather than the biblical line surrounding the life and times of that human being... note I didn't refer to him as god's only son, etc,
Oprah too has done many good works, using her vast wealth to assist others, etc. In this respect she has done far more for other humans than many
churches have or will.
As an example of what I mean, my father went to South America to save street kids from being shot by the military at night. He scraped money together
to get a building to use as a home for these very needy little kids, and to find support he went to all the churches across the southern US states to
see if they could provide Chrisitian Charity and assist in this important work. He was turned away empty handed by the majority of wealthy
Jesus-loving Churches... you should be ashamed of yourselves by the way.
In the end, who cares what Oprah, or the OP do and think? Is it really that important in the long run?
Isn't it time to put aside the petty bickering of my belief is better/truer than your's?
It won't be long now and many people will have their rug of belief pulled out from under them when they see and experience things their belief-system
says cannot exist. These people will need humanitarian charity to be assisted back into some form of understanding, and so I hope that most of us,
Christian and non-christian work together on that.