posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 02:28 PM
reply to post by Krono
I agree in part but not completely. All religions were not Arab nor were all religions from the same origin but some have borrowed from others and
some have evolved into later denominations. I have read that Judaism evolved from the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism or at least was greatly
influenced by it.
A good example of this is the Judaic belief of Sheol. At one time the ancient Hebrews believed that the collective tribes would all go to one place
in the underworld known as Sheol. As long as you belonged to the linage of Hebrew tribes every one, regardless of stature, would die and enter this
realm of the living dead. This collective belief, through time, evolved into the notion that Sheol had to have separation of good souls from bad
souls. After all if you stone a person to death from being a bad person then why would that person be rubbing elbows with the good souls in Sheol?
So the idea came slowly to evolve into two compartments in Sheol. One compartment for good souls which was named Paradise or Abraham's Bosom and one
compartment for bad souls which is called Hell in the Greek and Gehenna in Hebrew. No one really can tell you by what authority or time that this all
Jesus came upon the scene and it once again evolved even further. It advanced to the point that the good souls were all removed from Paradise or
Abraham's Bosom into the kingdom of heaven which is a realm above this world. Now it is the rule of most Christians that only the bad souls are
still in Sheol and the compartment of Hell while the good souls are gadding about in the kingdom of Heaven.
Now I do not wish to argue any of this but only show one sliver of one religion. I am quite sure that all religions have a similar personality of
sorts. The world is now evolving into a further religion of the afterlife being a celestial order of energy with fantastic abilities of eternal life
of various sorts. Really deep in thought. The ancient beliefs are quite old fashioned to the modern religionist.