Originally posted by chris3340
as has been argued on other fronts is the 'Religion Conspiracy'
i have been posed with a question from my RS (religious studies) teacher after i got into a huge debate. goes on for a rather long time so ill try to
sum it up.
we was doing work on miricles and it seems that alot of the miracles were to drastic to be coincidence. so i posed him a question saying that if all
of these "miracles" are generaly v they must have been performed by the infuencle of one God since he/she/it is the only one capable of performing
miracles. but if we belive in the "one God" (from a catholasism point of view) then how come other religions still believe there religion is correct
and how have they had miracles performed too?
another debate that made me think was the idea off hell. i have been thinking that if God wishes to save everyone then if people go to hell then God
has failed. but in the bible it is written that to go to hell you have to be denied by God. but god wants to save us. WHATS HAPPENING?
[edit on 22/03/2009 by chris3340]
Keep in mind that through time every story is added to or tweaked in some way whether it is small or large. Also keep in mind that as being human,
many like to twist stories for a more theatrical and exciting way of telling the story. What are the stories you remember the best? They usually are
the ones that are fanciful and full of exciting things. I will remember details about a novel much easier than a technically documented book as
association works with what seems to be exciting or ridiculous.
With there being over 40,000 religions on the planet it also seems to me rather illogical and ridiculous for one individual to assume their religion
is the one that is true over all the rest without the means to explore every other religion in comparison.
Also something worth noting is that stories including the scriptures, bible or all else are usually shrouded in riddle and mysticism. Now logically
assuming that those events from such extremely old books are recorded accurately I would assume that 90% of the miracles within the books are
explained by a non-understanding mind. With the limited technology of the world at the time how else can a race like theirs describe something
completely logical without including some kind of mystery and miracle?
There is also a huge problem with translation as it is open for many people to inject their personal opinions.
If we went back to their time with a microwave I am sure it would be considered a tool from the God's. And I also feel that the few who understood
the reasoning behind such miracles used it to their advantage against those who didn't therefore creating a religion, following and such.
If you are willing to accept the truth which is not usually comforting, then keep questioning and you will find many contradictions in religion. Also
hell is something that has been used in many religions as a fear tactic. It has with me at least. "If you leave your soul is lost to hell and such"
is what they would say to me or "you will be a son of perdition to be lost as nothing more than a intelligence without form". Well I'm going to
hell according to them because that fear tactic didn't work but at least I won't be alone!
It's funny because I had a friend that is mormon and had a pamphlet for the missionaries that are given out. It said verbatim "How to get around the
individuals intellect" when teaching their religious beliefs. That sounds a little to much like brainwash to me.
Also with the Mormon church and having Mormon family members they talk so wonderfully of all the temples that have been erected then talk about
humility. Yeah, look at our huge structures towering over the rest of the city since we are so humble. Sounds kind of like the divide and conquer
approach to me.
I could go on forever about religion but won't. Keep digging and you will find the mass of flaws or you will be subdued by fear of social ostracism
and hell and such.
One more thing is the what if factor. "What if this is the right church", "what if I will go to hell if I don't repent". I have had the what if
problem but realized it only surfaced because I have been ingrained with a religion since I was 8 which naturally brings itself to focus. Any child
that is taught to believe something from birth will usually know nothing else or have a very hard time completely forsaking that way of belief.
[edit on 23-3-2009 by N3krostatic]