reply to post by undo
I can understand the language and knowledge of an intelligent ancient civilisation being lost, i can understand that it could be credible but the
meaning has been lost. It still doesn't prove "GOD" just because it is written in a book with credible (yet misterpreted) ancient knowledge.
My whole argument and concern here is with organised religion and the idiocy of Dogma without evidence. I'm sure if the texts are as meaningful and
"credible" as you say- there are historians looking into it.
I'm quite interested with regards to the Pyramids, possibly confirming my WANT to believe it was an alien race with ancient technology. I mean the
techicalities of the Pyramids are just facisnating. But this is detracting from what i am talking about.
In essense it's unfalsfiable metaphysical claims, original sin, afterlife, reincarnation, heaven, hell, they are all abstract metaphysical claims
built on no grounding other than the imagination of man (or alien perhaps, perhaps to clever for that)
I think unfalisfiable claims invetitably lead to false hope, and sometimes fear - Eternal damnation? I think this is immoral preaching, no human can
claim to know what happens after death, NDEs, i've heard it all, no conslusive evidence so far.
Other things i find detestable are Mediums, Fortune Tellers, Astrologists, it's all nonsense and cold reading. No scientist has ever proven these
"powers" are true, it's invokes false hope, it's wrong, it's charlatanism.
Again, this is not an argument for the credibility of SOME of the bible, most of it is incredibly wrong, but like you said there seem to be some
truths lost in translation. This is an argument for the metaphysical claims such as heaven and hell, and also the concerns i have with organised
religion and it's dogma.
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