| Monday, September 22, 2003 - 06:43 am |
Maybe god seeks subservience & not worship. Torturing those who do not comply. Just imagine staring down at earth as some movie of glorification. Of course it would have to be unpredictable to be interesting, but if he wanted to guide us in a certain way ~> would he really see us as equals who deserve respect...!? or just mere mortal infidels that are his subjects to do with as he/she wishes...
I mean is it possible to gain Gods respect...!? Would it invite us to its throne to share its glory...!? What would one do with all that power...!? I mean it's just a materialization of the ethreal...
| Monday, September 22, 2003 - 07:37 am |
anythings possible illusion, but nobody would base a religion on that. It would be very difficult to gain followers, you'd need to be one talented religious leader to sell that one.
My point is to disprove the basis of the existing religions. I need not worry about unsuccessful theologic tenets. Your just grasping at straws now.
| Monday, September 22, 2003 - 05:09 pm |
"Gravity itself is the most massive law, but is held together by the smallest thing, even smaller than the atom, the proton which flows around the atom"
Verily, gravity is a "massive" law but protons don't lumber around the atom.
"If we were just 100 miles closer to the sun or smaller that Life woulndt be able to live on earth"
Our orbit already varies more than this.
"If we evolved it just would have been cells spliting forming others! until it was one of us"
Exactly how we do evolve.
"if a small bird was gone the ecosystem would fall apart, but if man was not there it would carry on"
Which bird? The dodo? Anyway, there are plenty of ecosystems that would collapse without us. Quite a few in our stomachs alone.
"blasphemers, idolaters, liars, murderers, fornicators, adulterers, fearful, unbelievers, etc....shall have their part in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone, and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth! "
Sounds like all my friends getting together on a Saturday night. :-) And why would people gnash their teeth while they're sitting in a lake of fire, anyway?
To move this back on topic, who thinks we should have a religion section in the game? We could model the effects of weird fundamentalist Christians forcing countries to declare war on other ones on the pretext that they have nukes (of course, the only sensible targets would be the nuke-free ones)...
... no,on second thoughts, a bit far-fetched for a credible sim.
PS Five sexes? Really? What names do they have? Most interesting thing in this post by far.
| Monday, September 22, 2003 - 07:56 pm |
Well on the topic of religeon let's all take a breather and read this lovely opinion article.
I'd actually learn to put that link up if I wanted to expand the energy I swear!
The Man...The Myth....The Legend!
| Monday, September 22, 2003 - 07:57 pm |
Well I'll be damned there is a god and he went ahead and did all the work for me to get that link up o.o
| Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 05:41 am |
Hmm... and the words written in today's Bible texts were changed by the Pope and the sitting congress between 987AD and 1200 AD about 20+times. What we have today has also been rewritten as King James of England said it should be translated, into that century's beliefs. Others have done the same throughout the centuries.
I have read direct translations from the original HEBREW documents and they are not the same as What we have today in the present Bible.
Now. What the higher power intended MIGHT be inspired by him, but man wrote it down and translated. We cannot be sure what any higher power intended to say, in writing, dreams, etc because the element man was involved.
And even God AND man himself have said that man is not perfect. Take not being perfect, plus man's tinkerings with the writtings, beliefs, interpretations, the adding and subtracting of about 345 different "inspired writings" and add it up. We cannot, for a second, know what the original wording was from the higher power.
Even Jesus' name is wrong. The original Hebrew named him Iuashua, or Joshua in our present spelling, not Jesus. Christ was added by Paul, not Iuashua.
Iuashua taught spirituality, not religion. Religion is a man made edifice. Spirituality is a higher power made experience.
Sprituality does not equal religion.
So who can say for exact meaning, what was said or done. That is why everyone falls back on belief, when confronted with truth and logic. They do not know the answer, but the Higher Power does.
Almost all of us are wrong in our basic beliefs, because the "word" has been clouded in ancient history. We "THINK" we know what it says, but even the bible and the testaments contradict themselves.
The letters in the testaments to the different congregations by Paul, etc are written in Paul's and Peter's beliefs and interpretations. Not Iuashua's ideas or teachings. They quote him a few times, but how many of you remember word for word what a specific person said on a specific day? How about years ago? Most of the letters were written decades AFTER he died and the church is not really sure WHO wrote what.
That is why Faith plays a big part in modern religion. WE JUST DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH.
| Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 11:42 am |
I DO ?
| Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 11:43 am |
WE JUST DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH. - It's me !!
| Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:50 am |
I FEEL A GEORGE MICHAELS SONG COMING ON.
WELL I GUESS IT WOULD BE NICE, IF I COULD TOUCH YOUR BODY...