posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 05:01 AM
Originally posted by Stuey1221
Well, if you've never ever heard about or being taught about God... Then how would you know there is one to believe in, if you catch my drift
The edited title post states that god began as a religious conspiracy. This is not true. Religion itself might be a conspiracy, but the concept of god
The truth is that god came about before religion.
Look at it this way. The first caveman is sitting outside of his cave and he sees lightning strike a tree. He doesn't know what lightning is, but he
knows what fire is. His concept of fire means that he understands that it has to be created and he knows that he himself can physically create it. But
lightning has no visible creator and this caveman is not aware of the laws of the ecosystem. It is natural therefore that he will imagine his own
creator of the lightning fire - a god. To early man, god was a way of explaining the unexplainable.
Religion only comes into the equation if the caveman gives his creator attributes, manages to convince enough of his fellows to follow his god and
through this belief, changes the way in which they live and think.
To me personally, God has to exist. When you look at life you can see that there is NOTHING but one thing that is a surety. We look at science and the
physical as a reality but when you go right down to the utter basic, there is NOTHING that can be proven. As Renees Descartes said: "I think,
therefore I am". This is the only proof of any existence whatsoever. There is not even proof that your parents created you. Sure, it looks like they
did in this physical plane - but it's not a definite. Because the only definite is that I exist, I believe that there has to be one other definite
and that was that I was created. That's where God comes into the equation.
Look around you. You will see that there is only one Truth.