posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by meathed
Well one fairy tale did contribute to the rise and fall of several empires. The other one contributed to general silliness like throwing your dead
relatives into a bog and eating dinner with them when they floated back up a month later.
There's plenty of decent truths in many religions, but I find the Abrahamic ones to be the most consistent. Every couple of decades we dig up some old
heretical book lost to the ages and loe and behold the stories are generally the same stuff. Having survived the apocalypse that was the fall of Rome
without going through pretty much any changes, I consider it far more legitimate than other religions, whose words and traditions that are hasty in
change every time their main civilizations fall.
So as where the Indo-European traditions change every century or so in their histories, the general sayings in the Abrahamic traditions have not
changed. And the discovery of many things, ranging from the ark/eden story that seems to be on 9,000 year old rocks at gobek tepe, to what I am
currently researching in which someone I know said that in 1753 near his town a rock was discovered with the writing "Thus far the god of Joshua has
helped us.", I'd say it's remains pretty consistent whatever form it has taken in the last many eons of its existence.
If there is any indirect proof that a religion has something to it, I'd say its the ability for it to last without change. Thus far the only religions
I have seen in which this is true are pretty much Abrahamic faiths, and few long forgotten myths in Africa and America. I naturally think of them as
far more true than not.
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