Originally posted by bill718
*It is possible that God revealed himself to the Jews through Moses and the Torah.
*It is possible that God revealed himself to the Gentiles through Jesus and the New Testament.
*It is possible that God revealed himself through the Arab and African tribes through Mohammed and the Quran.
It is possible that all of this came from the same God. 🙂
No, no, no and no. ALL religions are hierarchical. That means a single supposedly special person has been supposedly selected by this god to tell the rest of humanity how things are supposed to go.
Of course those religious leaders at the top of the totem pole conveniently forget to mention there was no special person to tell the same tale to the Siberians, to the Amazon tribesmen, to the Mongolians and so forth, so you are supposed to take the word of that special person and start a religion in the middle of some desert where you are instructed to go out and convert people, sometimes with violence.
Like a real deity would ever set up such a cruel system that children would be killed because their parents belong to some other enemy religion.
Moral codes simply come from people projecting what a theoretical deity would decide is just and moral. Funny thing is, that morality varies from town to town, country to country.
It seems these deity types have been remiss in their duties, telling one set of folks its ok to kill THAT bunch of people because they have THAT disgusting religion while at the same time, THAT disgusting religion is telling exactly the same of that other supposedly TRUE religion.
If a deity set something like that up, it is clearly insane or simply wishes to off the entire human race as a bad design with something better to come after.
And of course the religious leaders say, THAT OTHER religion is led by a demon who fools people, while the sad truth is BOTH religions are just means to gain control of people, that is to say, just another political ploy,
Doing HUMAN stuff, not godly stuff a real god would NEVER do.
And of course said religious ones, especially the ones duped by all this would say 'so now you know the mind of god', thinking they have issued such an invective as to forever defeat such naysayers. What they really are saying is they are just one of the billions of the duped,