posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 08:21 PM
Originally posted by OldThinker
1) Do you think faith/religion is here to control the masses?
Tricky question. I don't think it's there for that purpose, but that purpose has surely been the purpose that has been put to the most use(read my
Overall, I think I would have to lean to yes.
Well in my experience, you don't actually need religion or a book to obtain these things, there are basic things which can be natural if not filled
with fear. Jesus says to seek the truth and so on. When you are talking about things like the holy spirit and the father, these are not physical
things found in a book. These are real things. Also, when people get into idol worship and don't understand, they do not follow the path.
3) Your evidence?
All of history, up until today. Directly after the church is created we enter the dark ages. Where the prophecy of Jesus comes true at their hands,
and anyone who does not agree with this new religion in the name of Christ is killed. As well, the physical image of Jesus among the church doesn't
meet his actual description, he is portrayed as physically beautiful as a good idol needs to be. Focus is taken from the message to the idol, and
people worship the bowl instead of drinking the milk. A narrow path was made broad to appease politicians.
4) Did you once believe?
Yes, and then I rejected it because of the hypocrisy of the church. Then I looked for the truth myself, and now I do not believe, I know.
5) Did you change?
I have changed a good bit since I gained understanding.
6) Why are you an atheist?
7) Why are you an agnostic?
8) Why you are a christian?
I like to say I'm not a christian, I actually follow Jesus.
9) What ‘SHOULD‘ God look like/act like/be like?
This question I find a bit odd. Like asking me if what it would look like if an ant ate his own head.