Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Exodus 20: 2-4 "2. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3. "You shall have no other gods before Me. 4. "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.…" Why would Jehovah institute this commandment? As a ...[text shortened]... unded by the worship of inanimate idols in the ancient world which terminate in disillusionment.
All well and good, remember, I was brought up in a Lutheran school and church so all those verses were read a lot. I am just saying the local nature of the restrictions given by this so-called god was just that, local, even though there were thousands of other religions and gods worshiped all around the planet.
Doesn't that tell you SOMETHING?
Like why didn't this god, capable of calling into being whole universes, would not know other gods were being worshiped around the entire planet? Is your god so weak or blind it could not see all that going on in China, Australia, Europe, even Egypt, worshiping a lot of animal figure, all inhabited ATT?
It just screams, local god, local religion, local build, no god needed. People were just as smart back then as they are now and it would have been no huge jump to think them capable of wringing out a religion all on their own, maybe based on eating the wrong mushroom, whatever, ipso presto, a new religion is born.
I personally cannot see how people become so brainwashed into their respective religion to NEVER question the basics.