reply to post by monkcaw
You are not understanding much of what I am saying. You are speaking within the rules of your own belief, which is logical to you. Understandable, I
suppose, but it only validates my reasoning.
Calling Islam a cult is purely ignorant and sad. It is no different from your own religion, their books are only less metaphorical and more
straightforward, which is why people think they are so different.
As far as war, you basically show what I am trying to say.. People cause war. Put a bunch of people in a room for the same purpose, namely religion,
hatred for others with different ideals will eventually form. It is proven in history books, over and over again.
If you deny my understanding of individual belief systems, I'm not going to argue with you. I have read every book associated with the religions I
spoke about and it is my opinion that the stories are so closely related that they are simple parallels to each other, nothing more. When people need
a superhero, they create one, plain as day. Look at this Obama movement, for example. Smaller scale as far as support, but you get my drift.
The existence of hell negates any existence of a God IMO. No merciful God would allow truth to show itself to a person in the form of neverending pain
and suffering. That IS a spiteful God, no doubt. Hell is simply something to frighten you into conformity and fall in line. The logic of people who
believe in this astounds me, because it seems so clear in my own soul that no actual evil so vile could exist.
Pull myself away from God? No God doing his job would allow that to happen to me. I feel him every day, and I don't need people to tell me stories
about him. If I were the only person alive today and never knew communication with another being, I would still know and speak to him, because he is
so apparent that its impossible to ignore. I don't need stories, only a soul.
But again, only my opinion.