Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by nv4711
It is a fact that humans have invented thousands of Gods
Why is that a fact ? That they invented any of them. I disagree with that! I think humans of that time had damn good reason to believe in
these Demi Gods. Their called Demons. Come on do we have to go thru the whole history of man before you concede that you can't come up with a better
explanation for existence than the one the Bible records ?
You simply can't, so speak to that ?
Your response doesn't answer my question, or better, any of my questions.
Well, you don't like evolution - but I do have an explanation that, at a minimum, rivals the Bible. Since I'm not sure to what extent you're familiar
with it, I'll squeeze it into a few paragraphs:
My better explanation of existence: The Edda (a true story!)
In the beginning was only fire and ice, Muspelheim and Niflheim. When the warm air of Muspelheim hit the cold ice of Niflheim, the jötunn Ymir and
the icy cow Auðhumla were created. Ymir's foot bred a son and a man and a woman emerged from his armpits. .....Bla bla Bla.......fathered Bor, the
father of the three gods Odin, Vili and Ve.
The Gods live atop of Yggdrasil, the holy ash tree were the Gods created seven more worlds using Ymir's flesh for dirt, his blood for the Oceans,
rivers and lakes, his bones for stone, his brain as the clouds, his skull for the heaven. Sparks from Muspelheim flew up and became stars.
One day when the gods were walking they found two tree trunks. They transformed them into the shape of humans. Odin gave them life, Vili gave them
mind and Ve gave them the ability to hear, see, and speak. The Gods named them Askur and Embla (the first humans) and built the kingdom of Midgard for
them (the ninth world of Yggdrasil)
And so on and so on... even includes Hel, Goddess of the Underworld (where the name Hell comes from), and a final showdown between good and evil
(Ragnarök), the destruction of the World and all that good stuff.
That's what Germanic people believed. Would you explain how their creation story is any less believable than the one in the Bible?
If you think this one is too fantastical, I can also offer: the Rig Veda, the Enuma Elis, Viracocha, Unkulunkulu, the Panku..... each one just as
valid and believable as the biblical creation story.
Were you born in China, chances are you'd now believe in the Panku and the cosmic egg......
edit on 24-10-2012 by nv4711 because: (no reason given)