reply to post by Bananarama
But at the same time, people are constantly quoting the Bible and pointing
out warnings inside of it to the events of today. I don't get it,
1) Some non-christians know the bible better than some christians. When you are one of those non-christians and you are arguing with a
christian...it's easy ammunition to quote the bible.
2) Whether it's divinely inspired or not, there are some good lessons and metaphors in there. The parable of the talents, for example, would make
just as much sense whether or not it was the bible that you got it from.
3) Whether or not the bible is divinely inspired...somebody
wrote it. And, whomever wrote it, people do use it. So it's often useful to refer
to the bible in reference to non-christian theories. For example...let's say you want to propose that the bible was inspired by aliens as a tool to
help control humans. So you quote the bible as evidence.
4) Once again...regardless of origins, the bible has had a significant effect on large numbers of people and societies. So when discussign those
people and societies it's often useful to refer to the bible to explain why people think the way they do.
5) If the bible is a guidebook created by "bad" sources for manipulation, then it's plausible that revelations is a planned scenario. When events
occur as described, the "bad" ones can point and say "See? Our guidebook was right all along! Believe in me!" In such a scenario, the bible may
contain accurate predictions even if the source of those predictions is not really on your side.
sometimes people point out how a certain movie shows warnings of NWO and etc., and some movies promote good messages, yet I'm also told to believe
that the majority if not all of mainstream media is either meaningless or secretly brainwashing us.
1) See #2 above. There are often useful lessons to be gained even from unfriendly sources. If space aliens come down and explain that they're going
to turn humanity into a slave race...but before we do, we'd like to teach you algebra...you may as well learn algebra. Similarly, even if a movie is
intended to brainwash you, that doesn't mean no useful information may be gained from it.
2) It's rare for any large entity or orgnization on this planet to operate with complete self-harmony. Just because "government" is "bad" in some
vague and general way doesn't mean that there aren't government services that are useful. Just because hollywood is a tool to placate and delude the
masses doesn't mean there aren't people, movies and messages that have value.
it's just hard to map and ideas out in my head when I am first hearing that
certain politicians are helping our freedoms, then I am hearing that the entire
government is for NWO and that there are no freedom fighters allowed in them.
Some people have difficulty understanding the idea that not all elements of a group are necessarily acting in agreement with one another. The concept
of "generality" is difficult for some people to grasp. For example, many people think of "the government" as one single, unified entity rather
than a myriad of oragnizations with their own agendas that may or may not communciate with one another. This misunderstanding frequently occurs in
discussions of race too. For example, someone might claim that "smaugarians tend to be short" and somebody might respond "That's not true! I knew
a smaugarian once who was tall." Both statements can be true, there is no contradiction. But the second speaker is having a difficult time accepting
the possibility of a "general" statement that applies in many or most cases, because they see the exception and assume that statements must apply or
not apply completely to a group. Television sci-fi highlights this distorted perspective very nicely: Klingons are all warriors, ferrengi are all
mischevious traders, etc. People who claim "the goverment" = "the NWO" are probably having this sort of miscomprehension.
[edit on 13-1-2010 by LordBucket]