reply to post by ashanu90
(Foreword: anyone replying to this post in a negative way, saying that he has in some way offended you, just drop it now, you're not going to win. he
has not said anything offensive.)
I do strongly agree with your beliefs through logical thinking on the contradictions the Bible makes with itself. Although, even though people say the
bible to be absolute truth, the fact of the matter is that the bible is filled with Abstract
ideas; for example:
Too many people take literally the story of Adam and Eve. While i dont argue that "eden" was a historical, physical place, the actual reason for the
story is the turning of people from ancient sumerian and mesopotamian gods (the serpent) towards a more abstract idea of the creator.
Much like politics in the world today, the so called "divinely inspired" humans that wrote the bible, or rather put it together, needed a way to
keep people in line. Thus, "hell" (fire and brim-stone verson)was invented as punishment for wrong doings.
Ultimately, any faith, not just christianity, ( i identify myself with the jewish culture and beliefs) is based on what it entails: faith. And with
faith comes dogmas, with dogmas comes ignorance, with ignorance disagreement, and with disagreement comes violence.
There are many more contradictions of the christian faith then you have listed, such as people condemning so-called "infadels" in the name of a
loving and just god. On subjects like this, many christians are very ignorant, two-faced people. (I'm not bashing the christian faith, but rather
many christians themselves).
view on the subject of an afterlife is that there is no hell, but rather a negative place where evil people go to learn why they should
have lived their life as a good person. On heaven, as long as you are a good person you go there. Faith has nothing to do with it either way.
Now, pertaining to the actual subject of which you were speaking, i agree there are many contradictions to the Bible. I also believe no-one has come
to explain creation in a believeable concrete way. if you are an atheist yourself i salute you, because you will most likely live your life according
to logic, and a logical person's reaction to suffering or mis-deed is just. If a logical person walked past a homeless man, they would most likely
help him. if a religious person walked past a homeless man, they would try to find some way pertaining to faith why he is homeless, and why he
deserves his "punishment".
i am definately not saying all faith is bad. My reason for replying to this is for one reason: It does not matter what you believe in, not one bit,
all that matters is that you live your life a good person, which i presume will not be hard for you, and the blessings will follow.
P.S.: good job not putting up with all the bull****, *high five*
(anyone wanting to discuss this further, please do)