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Originally posted by IEtherianSoul9
reply to post by TedHodgson
This is how I see it.
If you travel back 5,000-3,000 years ago, our ancestors' knowledge of the natural world around them would have been very rudimentary to say the least. Coupled with environmental interactions and cultural diffusion, there's an array of different possibilities for which a "God-factor" can arise. When a devastating earthquake shatters a society, what do you think they are going to attribute it to? Definitely not shifting plates, because they had no knowledge of that. Humans are creative and this creativity can sometimes lead us to believing it as a reality. So they imposed a supernatural cause to a simple and explainable, although not at their time, occurrence.
Religion definitely does have an evolution and it's become an intrinsic property of humans, that I don't see us divorcing any time soon.
edit on 4/22/2012 by IEtherianSoul9 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TedHodgson
Nobody's idea of God is the same, God is an entirely unique perspective based on your own individual personality, What you really believe in is yourself.
"God" is everything good in you, a lighthouse in the darkness and a light to guide you.
It just seems logical to me that people attach their own belief in themselves to some form of deity in order to reach for something already located within themselves.
. . . how would that be any different to any other established religion?
Originally posted by Iason321
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
You do realize calling Jesus earth mother a bitch is incredibly disrespectful to Yeshua right?
Catholics don't worship ishtar and they don't worship mary (not most of them anyways)
They ask Mary for her prayers and intercession,
Making negative or generalizing judgmental statements against Catholics (who number 1+ billion on our planet) is no way to spread the Gospel of Yeshua
Originally posted by MagnumOpus
The way to handle the Christians is to tell them you believe in mother nature, and their endless run around book isn't worth the time to read it.
Life is much more intelligent without the Christian's nonsense. The world would be vastly different without Constantine's formula for making miracles out of sheep herder's imaginations.