Originally posted by tjeffersonsghost
Why is it because they are writing a book it must not be real. Tell that to Jesus and the Bible... Maybe his followers were just trying to exploit
Well, now you come to mention it...that's exactly what i think.
IF Jesus was a physical person is in no way proven.
We're talking only 2000 years ago, and yet, there's not a single shred of physical evidence to support him even being alive or a real person, let
alone 'the messiah'. It's all based on a collection of disperate writings, written at different times, centuries apart...and altered along the
centuries to exclude or include certain books or chapters as the politics of the day dictated.
Perhaps he was around then, and perhaps he did have abilities the majority of the population didn't have. Perhaps he was an alien, with nanites and
nanotechnology that cured the sick, or other embedded medical technology which gave the appearence of miraculous healing etc.
The point is, we just don't KNOW. We can believe pretty much what we want...that's what 'faith' is about, but faith is not proof regardless of how
many people believe in something or someone.
Having said that, i do agree with more or less all the Christian moralities. Don't harm, if you can help it. Help others. Be kind to your mum etc
It's called being a nice person, which i like to think i am. So not religious, but not a savage either. (It always beats me why religious people
imagine non-religious people to be anything but nice, honest everyday people) For the record, i don't believe in 'The devil' or Father Christmas
Maybe if enough people write enough about David Koresh and his lot of followers, in 2000 years time, people will see him as a messiah, and how the
evil state murdered the saviour etc etc.
Look...be realistic, when a book sale is being promoted in this touching little story you have to admit, even if you are not particularly cinical, a
'little bell' must go off in your head?!
IF she said, we are going to publish a book, in .PDF format (or whatever) and publish it for all to download free of charge online (this IS the 21st
century, even if he WAS born in the early 20th the first time), i would have said...Hmmm...there may be something to this, wow - they're obviously
not in it for the money, there's no book sale or TV/Film deal...
But there is a book, and they didn't make it available for free.
Basically, The family really wants to share this miracle with the world. To show there is absolute proof that we come back to live life over again.
Why not make this book available free? Because they obviously want to make money flogging the book! So that's why it raises suspicions in people when
a book is mentioned.