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god didnt make the religions power hungry men did
Originally posted by bignick
Tell that to the 4 billion retards.
We have many of those retards here in America, who like to call themselves 'true Christians.'
And, what does a 'true Christian' want?
He wants his god to come down, kill the 'bad guys,' appoint himself king over his own creation, and rule them for ever.
This is the so-called 'true Christian's' sad belief.
According to these brainwashed tools, people didn't treat their neighbors well, until the creator had to come down and personally tell them to do so.
Originally posted by thumper666
reply to post by pplrnuts
Thanks for your support, obviously you are just as aware as I am regarding the origins of Christianity. I gotta say, I too am amazed at how little people actually know about the origins of various religions. It's especially mind-blowing when it's a religion one will claim as their own. It would seem to me that buying into something without first researching it thoroughly, leaves one with an incomplete understanding of the matter at hand.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
I believe I can answer that with 3 explinations:
The first was from a good friend of mine, a pagan.
Picture yourself the size of say a small seed, say a carrot seed, and then you go out and look up at something the size of the Galaxy. How would you be able to describe what you see to the other person, that they could understand? Something that large, with you being that small kind of makes it hard for you to understand or even comprehend what you are viewing.
2) Do you remember the parable of the 3 blind men and the elephant, where each one described the elephant, and each one could only tell what they felt, one touching the tail and saying it was like rope, another touching the trunk and stated that it was like rubber, the third touching the side and saying that the elephant was saggy like a bag.
3) None of the different religions have it right, but they all have something to contribute to the big picture. I have found that the Hindu texts, give a good idea on the relation of time to the age of the universe, that the Buddhist text give a good idea on what happens after we die. That the Jewish Talmud, gives a means to live a good life, Christianity, gives you a means to treat each other, and so on. It is not just one to look at, but if you look at them all, and try to live the idea, rather than just give lip service, it changes your outlook.
Originally posted by Revolution-2012
reply to post by gazerstar
Your speculation is far from the truth.
Buddhists do not speak of power, etc, what you've said.
I suggest you go read the book Siddhartha and have some enlightenment on this subject, Buddhism is less of a religion and more of a set of spiritual teachings to aide you to enlightenment.
Originally posted by wantsome
Why did god create so many different religons? I'm just wondering what the general consensus is on this question.
Originally posted by wiseone11
Religion is at the root of all the wars I can think of…
Originally posted by wiseone11
Religion gives you an excuse to hate, kill...it is a form of control and does little to liberate the spirit.
Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
Dont you have parent's kid ??? Another kid, with no clue, ... about anything.
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