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Don't you find it weird how a whole religion is based on 1 book?

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Yes well, peace/war; love/hatred/ sex/procreation; incest; fratricide; politics; infanticide; heaven/hell;
pleasure/suffering; history, poetry, drama, adventure, prostitution, proverbs and prophecies.

A little something for everybody.

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by MamaJ
In my opinion...

Virtually all religions, even Christianity, have their roots in "star people" coming here and walking among man...in Greek mythos the Gods actually mated with man and the Bible alludes to that. Also, the angels could easily be envisioned as E.T.s. The Bible also has many quotations where god refers to himself in the plural form. We made man in our image and such as that.

There are MANY history books that give us a glimpse of our history as a species.

What I find disheartening is how people will hold their belief so close to their heart they begin to judge and hate on others who do not hold that belief.

How can one's belief be so hardened to the point of fighting over the love of the belief. Instead people could show love and compassion no matter what the other believes. Its too bad a belief for love does not over power a belief of judgement.

That's about it really, but also in at least, the language of the books of the bible for instance, is open to interpretation, as it was open to interpretation by the scholars that wrote those books. No matter what, there is no good reason to suppose that your own religion or belief is the elite, simply because you have been told so in dogmatic repetition. The reason for that lies in the dogma itself in that most, (but not all) religions hold a God as a supreme being, and in that being the case, there can only be one God. So everyone is correct or totally wrong, there is no in betweens.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Actually, its at least three different religions, and multiple offshoots of each of those religions which are all based off of the same book, and all claim the same god too no less.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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I agree with you OP.

The only thing is, in the case of the Bible, Christianity began years after the supposed death of Jesus (if he ever actually existed, we don't know yet) and for a few centuries, was passed through oral word of mouth stuff.

When writing in Europe started to become prevalent, many origin stories from previous cultures (such as Greeks, Romans, Egyptians etc) were used to create the Old Testament. Just reworded.

The New Testament was the same but focused on the characters of Greek myths with the name changed to Jesus and then to finish it off, the anti-Roman (some would call anarchist) propaganda of a rebellious man in exile using a coded call to arms against the empire but the ambiguity of the writings were enough to throw the leaders off the scent. This would come to be known as "Revelations".

What's sad is that for thousands of years, Christians have taken these old Greek myths and this anarchist material tagged onto the end and used it to justify wars, intolerance, hatred and judgment against others instead of seeing the true meaning behind it all and showing the love and harmony that their God would have preferred if such an entity were to exist.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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The only thing is, in the case of the Bible, Christianity began years after the supposed death of Jesus (if he ever actually existed, we don't know yet) and for a few centuries, was passed through oral word of mouth stuff.


Most of the gospels were written in REAL-time in either Greek or Aramic. The entire Greek translation, the Septaguint was completed around the 2nd century A.D. No word of mouth there, and not much room for error.



When writing in Europe started to become prevalent, many origin stories from previous cultures (such as Greeks, Romans, Egyptians etc) were used to create the Old Testament. Just reworded.


That's completely erroneous.! The Pentateuch was originally written in pictographic Sumerian during the Babylonian exile (6th century B.C). Subsequently the Hebrew Masoretic Pentateuch was created in the 8th century A.D. It is the original and still authoritative Hebrew Torah today. Quite opposite to your claim, Grecco-roman mythology have it's roots in the Semetic speaking world. Egypt had the most influence in the near-east but it had absolutely nothing to do with any canonical creations.




The New Testament was the same but focused on the characters of Greek myths with the name changed to Jesus and then to finish it off, the anti-Roman (some would call anarchist) propaganda of a rebellious man in exile using a coded call to arms against the empire but the ambiguity of the writings were enough to throw the leaders off the scent. This would come to be known as "Revelations".


What?
Nobody should be subjected to listen to this type of nonsensical tirade, less some poor soul actually believes you. Deny ignorance? Your ignorance has reached fruition.
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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No, its not hard to explain either. What else would God use to communicate with humans? Do you go out and hand a 1040 EZ to your dog and expect him to understand you? Or do you solve a linear equation in front of your goldfish hoping it understands what you are trying to do?

Then why would you expect God to use any thing other than WORDS to speak to His creation?

Guess how humans communicate to each other.....GUESS? Women are real good at it...men not so much.....WE USE WORDS!!! If you have a whole bunch you want to communicate with, you gather these words together in one place which.....wait for it....make a BOOK!

So if humans communicate through our WORDS, wouldn't you think God who created us after His image or pattern original would communicate with us by something we understand? As in WORDS? collected in a BOOK?

Common sense here bud....most people never get this far.


John 1:1
In the beginning was the WORD, and the word was with God, and the WORD was God.

JOHN 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: THY WORD is truth.

Revelation 19:11-13
"11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. "

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