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Yei
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Why am I always surprised at almost everyone's weak understanding of God and higher powers...

People should go study theology then come back and answer this question.
Posted 3/1/10

Yei wrote:

Why am I always surprised at almost everyone's weak understanding of God and higher powers...

People should go study theology then come back and answer this question.
Because of your own lack of understanding in theology?
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Posted 3/1/10 , edited 3/1/10

DomFortress wrote:


Yei wrote:

Why am I always surprised at almost everyone's weak understanding of God and higher powers...

People should go study theology then come back and answer this question.
Because of your own lack of understanding in theology?


Aren't you the one who doesn't even understand religion and human nature in general? Actually, go study sociology, that might help you understand people and religion.
Posted 3/1/10

Yei wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Yei wrote:

Why am I always surprised at almost everyone's weak understanding of God and higher powers...

People should go study theology then come back and answer this question.
Because of your own lack of understanding in theology?


Aren't you the one who doesn't even understand religion and human nature in general? Actually, go study sociology, that might help you understand people and religion.
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Posted 3/1/10
You ask how man could have possibly thought up such a thing as god?

well let me ask you this, what about the ancient cultures who thought up many gods, you would all automatically say those gods don't exist, so tell me why you'd be so quick to denounce those gods as false and made up but your own god as real, what makes them so different? people have been coming up with different views of a higher being in control all throughout history, but in my opinion (which let me remind you all that I have a right to express) god is nothing but the most fantastic lie ever concocted by man.
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Posted 3/10/10

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There is a question I have in mind since long time, I hope I could express it well...

I wonder If it wasn't an inspiration or a revelation of God, would a man be able to come up with the concept of one Supreme Being (Allah/God) ?




Using your logic, would people have been able to come up with the concept of Unicorns, Bigfoot, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and invisible fire-breathing robot rainbow dragons if those things didn't exist?
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Makes Sense...if it wasnt for some inspiration by a higher being..man couldnt create such complex theories about religion...Even more for more complex religions like hinduism..
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DanielXl wrote:

Makes Sense...if it wasnt for some inspiration by a higher being..man couldnt create such complex theories about religion...Even more for more complex religions like hinduism..



Cuddlebuns wrote:

Using your logic, would people have been able to come up with the concept of Unicorns, Bigfoot, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and invisible fire-breathing robot rainbow dragons if those things didn't exist?

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I think the concept of god came about early in human history, long before science or technology(other than rocks and sticks, at one point they were considered technology) when early man(middle early man) would do something simple like looking up at the sun in the sky, to him it was a bright orange disk, than when it was out provided day, heat, and when it was gone was replaced with the moon, the concept of god probably came about when early man was contemplating the sun or moon, he knew it provided light, heat, and day, and he was awake when it was out, and when it was gone the oppposite applies, but he didn't know anything about it, where it came from each morning, where it went each night, why it provided light and heat., and why he stayed awake when it was out.

From there he probably went on to contemplate the moon, trees, animals, himself, seasons, weather, so on, where they all came from and went, how and / why they worked the way they did and not other ways, and somehow he came to conclusion that these mystery objects were put there by something(not that he knew what) each day, and taken away by that same something each night, it was an object he could not reach or touch no matter how hard he tried, so it must be something greater than him. And maybe since he is a physical object, and so is everything he sees and interacts with, the thing that causes these events to happen each day( the sun rising, setting, seasons, weather, so on) must also be a physical object or entity like himself. And that since this entity is capable of many mysteries he cannot do no matter how hard he tries, it must be all powerful. And thus god was born.
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And sometimes when we touch...
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Posted 3/19/10


SeraphAlford wrote:

I think that the concept of God as introduced to the world through Judaism (and spread by Christianity and Islam,) was definitely beyond its time.


Actually, Islam was born before Judaism



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Posted 3/19/10

Aeritha wrote:



SeraphAlford wrote:

I think that the concept of God as introduced to the world through Judaism (and spread by Christianity and Islam,) was definitely beyond its time.


Actually, Islam was born before Judaism





Say What?????!!!!!!

Islam began around AD 600 (or CE).

Judaism began around 2500 BC (or BCE) with Abraham, but the Jews trace their lineage back to creation some 1500 years earlier.

That means that Judaism existed some 3,000 to 4,500 years before Islam. Even if you are referring to the moon religion into which Mohammed incorporated Islam -- it's still not old enough to be older than Judaism.
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Posted 3/26/10
Yes i think it doesn't matter if god (or what you believe in) showed us something or not. Man is a creative species, i think about it like this; we come up with ideas on all crazy things. We also feel the need to have someone to rely on. I think God was born out of that need, if you think about it, he truly is perfect for a shoulder to cry on.
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I thought the whole point of God, from a christian perspective at least, was that we *could not* comprehend him because our teeny tiny brains are far too small and infantile to understand his (does God have a gender? Why is he always referred to as he? Did he make this up? Does he have sexual relations much? if he made man in his own image what's the purpose of God's penis? arrrrgggh I cannot comprehend....) majesty
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Yes, there doesn't need to be any inspiration. A chap straight out of the cave can walk out one morning, wondering why the sun keeps going up and down, and why plant sprout, where we all come from and all those deep thoughts (we humans are inclined to curiousity afterall), become fustrated, and conclude that there a big fellow lives in the sky and that he made everything. Now, he concluded that big fellow is a very powerful being (seeing as he could make and control everything), and that he is powerful enough to grant his wishes. So, being hungry, the chap decides to ask great big fellow in the sky for some meat. Coincidentally, a stampede of bisons comes, and he attributes this to his powerful big fellow in the sky. He tells the other of his theory, and the others, thinking that it makes sense, goes along with it, and RELIGION was born.
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