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This thread is about the Catholic church, which professes to hold the Bible as the word of God and yet teaches dogmas that go counter to it, not about whether the Bible is a "man made" book, or old enough in your estimation to be considered as God's word, or man's.
Not all Bible believers are backward, mouth breathers, some of them has the ed-ju-macation.
As an aside, all science books were written by man, just sayin'.
It may very well say that, but nearly nobody in the world of scholarship believes that anymore. Since new records have been available to scholars just after the turn of this century, the most informed estimate is that the Inquisitions killed about 6,000 people. And that's over a period of hundreds of years.
In the first documentary it says that a conservative estimate of people who were murdered during the Inquisition was 50 million plus.
Originally posted by metalholic
Heres why you cannot deny the 2nd coming:
Head Alien/God Head: Holds the bigger gun! Fate of the planet is in the hands of a more advanced species.
Judgement is not on sin: Sodom and Gomorrah. Had the people shown the angels hospitality as a collective people they would have been saved. Hospitality is a matter of intelligence. Ignorance made them judgmental and hostile. They didn't have the intelligence to act like someone with some sense. Basically the judgment is on Intellect.
Because the judgement boils down to intellect as we will also bring up the story of Noah. Primitive species got wiped out so that the new and improved mankind could take hold without polluted gene pool. Thus making the species more intelligent.
Being judged on intelligence means we understand there is a brain behind it all and he walks among the Earth. Being intelligent means we unite under this guy and open the 4 pillars to the universe thus making mankind more acceptable throughout the cosmos.
Only until mankind as a collective consciousness comes together under one man will mankind face destruction.
Think about there is a reason the guy is called the way. The reason is he controls everything. When it's time to be judged it will be him who tells aliens what to do. Why? Because they also have to unite under him. It all has to be one brain or the infections will be cleaned out.
Anything against christ and unity is considered infection.
Originally posted by metalholic
Which leads us back to ancient aliens. If the man walked on water it was a simple hologram.
Originally posted by Deetermined
I'm not convinced that we have to worry more about the Catholics during these times than we do the "Christian Mystics". They're the ones who are going to turn Christianity upside down more than the Catholics have.
We know THY WORD IS TRUTH and that "My people perish for lack of knowledge". I often wonder when people denigrate the bible if they have ever read it with a sincere heart to learn truth or simply to find error in it.
I was raised Catholic and have a big problem with their changing of scripture, throwing certain books out, and changing some scripture.
Not only that, but one thing really sticks in my craw, papal infallibility. That is when the pope speaks on doctrine whatever he says is supposed to be the word of God and you are supposed to accept that he cannot make a mistake. Well, *cough cough* that is complete BS! No man is perfect and he is not some PA for God's word or doctrine.
Here is a source on Papal Infallibility if you wish to understand it:
Source is Catholic
Nowhere in the scriptures does it say "the bible " is the word of God.
It may as well be written in Martian for the complete lack of understanding for what its purpose is.The bible will not save or improve or enlighten,guide,teach, or make anyone better and wiser etc etc...one iota simply because that is not it's purpose.
truth can only be experienced, not relayed to another by reading or hearing.