reply to post by Dr Expired
Want a good book to help you understand this?
Then read "The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition" by Thomas Paine
It will give you an idea of where many are coming from. If you don't want to really understand what you see as "hate" and where it comes from,
don't read it.
Education is a priceless thing.
Personally, I believe in God, I just don't believe in organized religion, nor do I believe in a book that was written and changed and voted upon by
man for control of the masses as being the word of god. Not to mention that languages never ever translate meanings well from one to another. Which
means the majority of us do not know what the original "book" said as the majority of us cannot read the original language it was written in.....
besides... is their even a copy of the "original" around somewhere? But even if their were, and I could read it, I would take it with a grain of
salt as it was WRITTEN by humans, and we know that humans never tell a story the same way twice.
We know that humans always have their own spin on things. Take for example a little experiment many of us did in grade school. We sat in a circle,
one person whispered one sentence in the ear of the person next to them... and wallah.... it was then whispered differently to the next person and so
on. By the time it's gone around the original saying is almost completely gone and definitely changed by each person.
Or we could use the example of witnesses in a car accident. Take 4 people standing on a street corner who see a car accident and you will have 4
different stories as to what actually took place. Not that these people are lying, they are telling the truth as they saw it.
No way am I going to believe that a book written by humans will be exactly what they were supposedly told to put in it, as everyone hears and see's
things with their own spin of reality.
Besides, if God want's to tell me something, he/she/it will and he/she/it would not have to use a book to tell me what he/she/it wants me to know.
I see it every single day when I wake up and see the beauty in this world, feel the love for my children and family, and see the stars in the sky at