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Originally posted by ViewFromTheStars
I have a question for all the athiests but first I want to prefice:
Originally posted by dominicus
reply to post by tim3lord
To the OP,
You can look at the Bible as a bunch of authors' opinions about God. In the Old Testament ...many authors where at different spiritual levels of understanding so what they would do is put human charachteristics on God because that was the only thing they knew .......
But the highest level attained was that by Jesus .....so the words of Jesus were most important of everything else in the Bible. Basically Jesus says a few things about God ....that God and his kingdom are within you, that he and God are "One" and that he wishes everyone would have the same "Oneness" that he and God have(Jn 17:21), he says to get into heaven you have to be born again ....which basically means an experience of Ego death.
The Old Testament is mostly just a bunch of Archaic views and human projections onto God. There are some cool mystical things in there, awesome poetry, and symbology like in psalms.
But once Jesus came he changed everything. In the OT they were trying to live by an impossible 800 some odd set of rules that no one can live up to. It was all faith based. Then Jesus comes along and says forget all that ....listen to what I say, go within, have ego death and then you will directly experience God's Oneness the way I do. It becomes sharing in the direct experiences of God ..
.....and when you experience, then you know, which is beyond faith
Originally posted by tim3lord
1. god seems so HUMAN???
2. Why would god be jealous??
3. why is more than half the world NOT ASKING THESE QUESTIONS???
4. are they that satisfied with the answers they get?
or are they too proud to admit they got sucked in and scammed?
5. why would god who is supposed to be all knowing put adam and eve to a test and be surprised with the outcome??
how in the hell can anything surprise god???
doesnt that defeat the purpose of being all knowing??
the implicit hypocrisy is also something i want explained.
Originally posted by undo
anybody care to elaborate on what yeshua means when he says he's the cornerstone the builders rejected? the cornerstone of what? builders of what?
and to answer your question it would depend on the ego of the man and his perspective