posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 09:27 AM
I am a Freemason, and I would like you to consider my point of view in your argument as well...
I believe that, in order for God to be worshiped globally, by all people, he needs to present Himself in a way which each culture will understand -
that fits into their way of thinking.
A Viking would never have accepted the Christian God, because His way is foreign to their culture.
In the old testament, where God seemed slightly less merciful than in the new testament, He needed to present Himself slightly differently than in the
new testament, where culture was perhaps more 'civilized' and could better understand the message.
Is it not possible that Zeus and the Christian God were one and the same, because if it were so, this would better fit into God's design of being
worshiped by ALL mankind, not simply by Christians, for example?
Yes, this is what I believe. I believe that the God the Vikings, the God of Egypt, the Sun God, and the Christian God are the same God. He simply
manifests in different ways to different cultures in order to be worshiped by ALL. Even the Bible says: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord, thy God is
Likewise, I believe in the existence of evil. I believe that this evil force also manifests in different ways - in Set to the Egyptians, in Satan to
the Christians, in Hades to the ancient Greeks etc. I would never worship such a force, in any of its manifestations. So even though I may believe in
a unified God, I don't worship Satan. I also don't know how you might reach this conclusion in my case (as Augustus Masonicus suggested above.).
In the millions of years that humans have lived on this planet, they have worshiped a creator. To think that a group of people that have lived for
mere seconds in the history of mankind know the truth (Christians), whereas countless civilizations before were all wrong is absurd in my opinion.
In my opinion, studying only modern religion leads one to atheism, since there is flaw after flaw after flaw. There is and can be only one Creator of
the Universe. The God I believe in is truly ancient. He existed before long before Christianity, before the Egyptians, before the Celts. He has been
there since the beginning, and all civilizations knew Him. (Adam also did, so how do you account for all the civilizations between Adam and Christians
- their pagan God was still the one true God - they just worshiped in a way that their civilizations could understand.) God has been there from the
beginning. It must be so, since He is the creator. Once we forget modern religion, and see God as a truly ancient being, that has been acknowledged by
countless civilizations before us, then the holes in religion fall away, and we truly begin to understand His nature and become closer to Him.
Important note: These are my own personal views, and not the views of Freemasonry, which does not teach any religion.
[edit on 8/4/2010 by Saurus]