posted on Oct, 16 2004 @ 06:14 AM
Just wondering how many people (if anyone) have the same opinion / theory as me. The bible, whatever the heck the original version contained, and
jesus's/gods teachings were not specific to ONE religion. I believe the stories being told nowadays are being taken way to literally, especially
considering it's well known many of them have been taken out, added or modified to suit whatever king was ruling at the time (I belive the romans
were notorious for this when they adopted christianity).
I was bought up a christian, and for most of my life I have blindly believed everything the bible has said with no questions. However, as I grow
older, and learn more and more about our world and the way it works, more and more cracks appear on the story of god and the creation of this world if
you take the stories literally / semi-literally.
I think it would be a foolish man to throw the bible away completley because it contains alot of wisdom. I believe the bible in it's original form
was not so much of a "you WILL bow down before me or I shall smote you to the deepest depths of hell where you will burn for all eternity", instead
it was more a "if mankind take these general guidelines i have suggested here then you will find world peace will be achievable and you will probably
have alot more pleasant of a life".
Let's face it. Religion causes violence and alienation. History prooves that statement. What if god (in whatever form he/she/it/they came in) was
trying to tell us to treat each other with respect, love ourselves, our collegues and wake up every morning praising the fact that we are still alive.
There are beautiful birds songs to listen to, playfull dogs to have fun with, people to talk to, love and support. A roof over our heads, food in our
When you look at the bible this way, it does make alot of sense, and doesn't seem so silly and irrelevant. In fact it becomes very similar to the
teachings of budha (sp?), who REPEATEDLY told people NOT to worship him as he was just one man with a bunch of ideals and theories about how we could
all live in harmony.
Personally, I believe religion is a discrete form of governance. A way to keep a population under control through fear. Fear of eternal damnation.
Possibly a long time ago christianity was merely an ideal, a bunch of ideas by which we could follow as we saw fit which in turn helped us to live
better lives, but it seems it has turned into a way to turn a group of people into mindless zombies.
My idea of god does not totally do away with the bible, nor does it discredit other religions, OR athiests. Simply put. Yes, there is a god. What form
that god takes is not known, "God" could be one or more aliens. "God" could be one single being which has existsed since the beginning of time.
"God" could be the energy which created this universe. "God" could be anything. I have power over whether a spider lives. In the spiders eyes,
this makes me god. An egyptian pharoah had power over where his believers lived or not. To them, he was a god. It's all relative. "God" might just
be the group of ideals which could help us to live better, an "attitude towards life" if you like.
Hopefully I've explained how I fell well enough that there will be no misinterpretations. If most people took a similar opinion / attitude towards
the idea of "god" then I believe many wars, and much discrimination would not exist. People would accept each other for what they were, they would
have an IDEA of god, but would not kill each other over their different beliefs in this higher power (or self posessed power if you belive that each
and every one of us is "god" in our own right).