Sanders' Religion Thread, Begun @ LC Forum
Nov 11 2006, 05:53 AM
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e-Dog and I have decided to re-constitute this from LC. It is a thread about the 3 major religions of the world. The goal was to follow the path of each from their common origins to the present day. We (a number of LC posters and I) got as far as the begining of the First Crusade while the thread was active.
What becomes of this thread when all the copying is done is not clear. It may be just a read-only thread for the Religion topic. Or it may be left open to posting, so we can finish the journey.
Nov 11 2006, 08:08 AM
Posted by: Daniels Jul 29 2006, 05:01 AM
QUOTE (roger @ Jul 29 2006 @ 04:38 AM)
QUOTE (Daniels @ Jul 28 2006 @ 09:18 PM)
QUOTE (Sanders @ Jul 28 2006 @ 08:12 PM)
My goal in starting this thread is to (a) inform; and (b ) prove that people can discuss religion without starting a war. (IMG:http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
I feel, Sanders, that the fingers may be moving toward the triggers to fire the first shots of WWIII.
Discussing religion has an inherant flaw. There are so many differing viewpoints that no two people can agree on the subject. So discussing the history of religion is bound to cause clash upon clash.
Throw into the mix a few remarks from rabid atheists (I used to be one) and suddenly the pot boils violently, spilling its fiery contents onto all who surround it. (IMG:http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)
Alright, I want to contribute something vaguely meaningful to this thread since I've gone and called it what it is again (a personal note, I have sacrificed my own here, I turned off the "show signatures" option in the control panel just so I wouldn't have to see gm's stupid f*ckin quotes, thereby missing out on chucksheens ongoing works of art).
So tell me what you make of this-
O God, do not keep silent;
be not quiet, O God, be not still.
See how your enemies are astir,
how your foes rear their heads.
With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
that the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
Discovered in a bog in Ireland last week, a 1,200 year old bible opened to Psalm 83
God's pissed and he's coming to eat you
Roger, the god that you don't believe in, I don't believe in either.
I do believe in God, but I believe that He is far above the petty contrivances that we humans bicker over.
We tend to invent a partisan god that will one day zap all the infidels and unbelievers and raise us true believers up to heights of glory so that we can proudly proclaim, "There! Told you so!"
So I will tell you about the God that I believe in. My sincerest apologies to those these viewpoints may offend.
1 All great religions are from God.
2 These religions are revealed to us sequentially similar to teachers in a school who take us step by step from year 1 to year 7 (or something similar).
3 When a religion is new born it is powerful and dynamic. Because it is opposed by the entrenched authorities (often the previous religion) no 'hangers on' join up.
4 As the religion becomes established people realize that it is a shortcut to power, so the freeloaders start to climb on board.
5 The religion effloresces in its summertime glory, establishing a civilization that is the epitome of human development.
6 Eventually the freeloaders fully corrupt the religion and it becomes a spent force in human affairs.
7 At this point a new Holy Prophet of God appears and begins the cycle again.
So when we look at religion in the world around us what we see is the depleted structures of bygone glory.
Islam was truy glorious in the European Dark Ages, Christianity during the time of Constantine, Judaism during the ancient Greek civilization.
Perhaps future historians will be able to trace the influence of the Prophets on Egypt and Mesopotamia (or Ur or Sumeria).
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