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Originally posted by hammerofthor
reply to post by gncnew
The reason you see them as different is because they are. God is what his name says,he is God. Jesus is the messiah in the new testement. They have entirely different roles. Jesus was sent to bring man closer to God. The slaughter that happened in the Old Testement was because the people were evil. If there was even one good person to be saved God would not have ordered the destruction of all of them.
Originally posted by myeyeshavseen
reply to post by gncnew
The God of the old testament isn't actually God the Father of Jesus Christ. Well, in some parts he is. That is the conspiracy with the bible; There is reference to more than one God or Lord, if you will. The other God who comes off as cruel, IMO, is Satan, posing as the true God. Once Adam and Eve left the garden, God doesn't interfere much with the people of the earth, only a select few. Since Satan is techinically a God himself, it only makes sense for the people of that time to be fooled into thinking he is their God, being that he dwells on earth. Satan is the master of disguise and his main purpose is to ruin everything good and make people go against the true Gods will. My theory, in a nutshell, is that God and Satan made a wager to see how many souls each could get on their sides. Which is why we people are all free-thinkers with a choice to do good or evil.
Someone wrote a post about this idea and made some excellent points. I have to dig for it, but once I find it I'll post the link.edit on 13-12-2010 by myeyeshavseen because: (no reason given)
Ok - story makes sense, but there are specific parts of the bible that state God's will is perfect. If it's perfect, why does he allow himself to be swayed by Moses? If God's mind can't be changed, why are there stories of him changing his will based on the requests of His people?
Originally posted by pepsi78
reply to post by etherical waterwave
You do have to understand that the bible is only one book, and that many books were left out.
but also, many books were left in, and.. the bible are many books.
I disagree with religion, you have to take into account all sorts of angles and points of view.
This is so untrue!! Their is only one straight way in account.
I don't think christianity was ment to become a religion, it was made up for population control, not such a bad thing.
Christianity is an easy way to set your mind straight and to grow in light.
Without religion people would of gone wild, but that is just controling the masses;
In a way that is right!! No one has control on yourself in a bad way when you do as spirit tells you.
My view on god is that there is really only one god, one true divine source and we don;t need religion and differences, then people saw to make carvings of god, and names for god, so some carvings were different than others and god had different names, then some saw to make other gods, enligted alien beings.
We were all born because of one God.
To some god looks like an old man, to others like a woman, to some god is the creative force, one thing we are sure if god has a body no one knows how it looks and we all agree on that. The cross for example is the result of our duality, but people kiss the cross and think it has special powers, they kiss icons, people become saints.
The bible doesn't encourage these acts. It states not to use attributes for worship.
I think we can all agree that picking sides and saying my religion is better than yours will not solve anything.
So what will it be, is it the god of nature, is it the old white man, is it mother nature as a more feminine god ?
Who is god ? I for one disagree with religions such as budism, very very dangeros for the self.
edit on 13-12-2010 by pepsi78 because: (no reason given)