I am not a theologian , and I'm not trying to rewrite the bible , but...
The Old Testament seems to be full of harsh rules , that I don't think
come from God .[Ten commandments excepted] I believe in the
prophets , and their divine guidance,but the accuracy of their words ,
I think , is not truly represented.
Please correct me if I'm wrong , this forum is my shortcut to
I understand that the Koran is basically , the Old Testament .?
A lot of muslim women feel they must completely cover their
bodies because of the lustful looks they attract , if they don't.
They also believe that an uncovered part of the body is shameful.
... surely God is not such a prude , as to demand this .
.. and is not the problem really with the men who demand this.?
.. honour killings of women who have been seduced or raped
by Godless men . ?
God would not be pleased . Surely this is sexism? ..and plainly wrong ?
Stoning of children , and others for minor breaches of scripture .
Is this another example of ancient societies , imposing their will ,
not God's ?
The removal of the hands of thieves . Surely , the Supreme Creator
wouldn't demand this . Is this another example of men in power ,
writing scripture to suit their own needs ?
I think some Orthodox Jewish people [married] , sleep in separate beds .
... surely God doesn't demand this . Another mis-interpretation of
God's will ? [Torah ... Old Testament?]
...And could these extreme laws , have been inspired by satan... ?
I believe that God only intervenes/punishes , people/nations
when things reach a point of no return . i.e The Flood/inundation.
I also believe in Jesus , and the New Covenant , and that this is
God's way of correcting previous anomalies ,.
However , I also think , that it has been tampered with , by
corrupt men in power . That's another thread ...
What do you think ?....
[edit on 24-11-2009 by radarloveguy]