Get with the OP on that then.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:51 AM
No, no, you are not getting it. Judiasm and monoethism is not what I am talking about.
It's great that Judiasm changed from several gods to one, but it's still the same old same old. And Christianity based itself off of that.
Christianity falls between these two extremes - we've had lots of scientific evidence that for example, the Earth is not the center of the universe or even unique to the galaxy in terms of it's ability to support life. We know that the Earth was not created in the explained time frame as described by the Bible. At the same time, we do know that locations mentioned in the Bible do or did exist (but not all). Christians either rationalize or trivialize this knowledge, or stick to it like a rabid dog depending on their need to have absolute "truth". They attempt to hamper further scientific knowledge because of it - Creationists are todays equivalent of the people that sought to silence Galileo and his fellow scientists for simply asking questions.
The idea that a person can claim that half of the Bible is simply stories to guide an older civilization (while of course, the important things like parting the Red Sea and all that) are true, and that the second half of the book is somehow absolute in its correctness, is just a bit off kilter to me.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:39 PM
Who's to say that our God--Yahweh--did not appear to different peoples at different times? I know you're probably going to call me a loon for that idea, but it's what I think.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:13 PM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:18 PM
That's actually the most reasonable explanation for a God that has decided to make Himself aware to us that I can think of. Still a zillion gaps in logic....
Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:39 PM
If you are correct, then prayer is indeed useless.