reply to post by For(Home)Country
people believe in these ancient books religion because they dont have access to information or because they have some mental problems in MY opinion
maybe it is not true, who knows, but thats what I think
I will explain why:
A piece of text is not something clear and definite, so, people from different cultures and times will have different understanding from the same
even people today, if everybody here decides to read the bible, I am sure they would have different interpretations
so, I just dont understand how a book, like Bible, is declared as fact or is followed like it is written by so many people
people need to understand that, if they saw a modern plane or something in that times, they would say its GOD or whatever, their culture simply
wouldnt explain what they were seeing ...
real example: there were articles that reported that people saw flying crosses ... so, well, it must have been GOD right?
please, lets use logic to try to understand things
its not because a person doesnt follow a religion that it means there is nothing out there
the contrary, in my opinion there are a lot of things we cant explain, but thats why we should spread information, spread theories, instead of follow
one like it is the only thing in our sight
and in my opinion off course a GOD exists, simply because my brain cant process we were from nothing or without some cause ... but that, too, doesnt
mean this GOD is a person, probably someone or something we just cant understand yet -- we may be living in an ocean of universes, that could be part
of some other organism, who knows
but as I said, I just wont use one theory and say its a fact, because thats a lie, and we already live in a world with a lot of lies even if you count
Originally posted by grahag
Originally posted by For(Home)Country
reply to post by Chamberf=6
Perhaps you recognize that fact, but I would have to argue that many of the "enlightened" and "non-ignorant" ones here on ATS claim that no good
has come out of Christianity, and no intelligence can be seen within a "religious" person. This is obviously false as intelligent people can be
religious or non religious.
I find it fascinating that religious people use flawed documents to live their lives by. In the IT industry, we call that GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage
What's less fascinating, and more than a bit scary is how people use religion to validate their bias, bigotry, or hate. Doing that just makes your
religion look bad.
Love your neighbor as you love yourself. It's a tenet of ALL major religions. There is not a major religion and almost no minor religions that don't
have something based on "The Golden Rule". Yet, I see people going against it all the time. It's too bad the bible has so many inconsistencies.
Overall, it's a great set of stories, and I'm sure many would find worth if it weren't for the drivel people get out of it.
great post I had to quote it ...
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