Originally posted by chaney3
Lol, lol. Thanks so much Ghost for the solid advice. You know......I would love someday to think that you ponder the thought of a 'God'. Your input would be just, if we can pry you away from chocolate.
Edit: I am still waiting for an Englishman, and others to reply to my soccer post.
Theists don't like the idea, for instance, that the 6 day creation tale was lifted from an earlier Egyptian 6 day creation tale, of course put in a Jewish perspective, but is nonetheless not an original story.
Theists then say, well the Egyptian story is not like the TRUE creation story because it says GOD created, etc.
There are so many inconsistencies in the bible, like the anthropomorphic way their god is described. It is clear their god was made in the image of man but a bad ass god, capable of getting ticked off. Like a real god, one who can breath in entire universes, could get ticked off at humans, like humans getting REALLY mad at the ants in an ant colony doing their own thing.
It is like humans have an extremely weak BS meter, with an extremely high gullibility index, in spite of the fact that a small number of us are extremely intelligent and inventive.
I think it was exactly those extremely intelligent and creative folks who started the religious idea with no god needed or even wanted. Humans want to be in control so they invent devices, really evil devices IMO, like 'original sin', 'born into sin' and the like, which if the gullible populace buys into it, forever ties them to their religion, and the upper levels of the religion then become the intermediaries between the savages and god.
A real deity would not need such hierarchies. Think about it. A god capable of breathing in an entire universe and therefore aware of every atom and force in said universe would know the life forms coming up in this deity's garden (the universe) and would know well in advance which life forms would achieve sentience and language and it would therefore know all the languages of the entire universe and would therefore be able to just open a party line to all humans at once and just go, ok folks, here is how it is.
But theists build it up in such a way as you only connect through god through a hierarchy, even if that hierarchy is one person, like Jesus.
If someone desired spiritual growth, why does it have to be associated with ANY religion? Why can't it be a religion of ONE?
A real deity would not need some kind of hierarchy.