I know of at least one other ATS’er who has read Michael Tellinger’s “Slave Species of god” and I’d like to use this book as a springboard
to open this thread to speak about and debate the issues raised in not only this book, but also many other similar books that have (thankfully) hit
the shelves recently ... oh and, to be fair, lets not leave out one that has been around since ... well, only around 1,109 years ago.
However, I need to be honest and admit that I did start a blog, “Catchawakeup slave species of the gods!!”, for the same reason - a blog that soon
succumbed to conversations between too few people … and that was not my vision … so I pulled the plug on the blog. I want more people to become
involved in what I like to view as an awakening – so I have decided to include most of my thoughts that I posted on “Catchawakeup!!” here -
under the same subject heading. While I know that I may be – no, probably am - ‘preaching’ to (mostly) a converted audience, I really hope that
this thread will lead to a more varied and wider base of participants.
Ya ya ya ... I know speaking about religion and politics and the like is considered to be rude, or at best inappropriate – but [SNIP] that! ... we
need to be speaking about this stuff!
Its probably already to late to mention this now – but be warned, I am extremely verbal and only slightly less opinionated … and I love writing
… so my posts are guaranteed to be long ones – sorry – but, in the interest of keeping perspective and continuity, it is sometimes necessary to
become quite elaborative
So … after reading “Slave Species of god” I am sure that many have been returned back to square one … do not pass Start – do not collect 200
bucks - just go straight back to square one … which, in my opinion is far better than being where we are at right now as a human race. If the god of
The Bible is not God, then who or what is God?
We as a people should re-examine who or what God REALLY is in our lives. By this I mean that we should travel and explore this journey as a private
and individual exercise and not simply take for granted that the dude on the pulpit has all the answers – because he doesn’t. Is God the god that
reigns by instilling fear into us if we do or don't do this or that? Or is he indeed living within each and every one of us ... irrespective of how
we live our lives? Remember that humans are fallible, greedy and mostly self-centered - and while remembering this, also remember that the stuff we
read in the Bible was only translated and ‘canonized’ millennia after the tablets were actually written ... this, after having been sliced to bits
by human editors and censors of course.
Now, try to remember what you were taught at school in the history class and think about what children are being taught in schools today. I don't
know how old you are (and it really doesn’t matter) but the differences between what I was taught 30years ago, and what kids are being taught today
are simply astounding … and so - I cannot, with my enquiring and rational mind (that God gave me) for one second accept that (a) the Bible is truth
in its entirety and (b) that humans haven't edited (or at the very least, misinterpreted) it to suit their particular needs and/or greed at different
times during the course of history. Speaking about South Africa now (but I know this is true for the rest of the world also) … Were blacks allowed
in churches (especially the Dutch Reformed church) say 20 years ago? Were gays? Were drums and electric guitars?
Mod Edit: Removed censor circumvention
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