It's not like that, not at all.If you think parts are wrong how can you believe any of it? Do you just pick out the things you like and the rest they got wrong? What makes God "God" if he didn't create us? To believe in both is very confusing.
Yeah, it's funny that despite being a heathen, I'm totally hooked on those biblical archeology shows on the History Channel. Especially the ones that get into mistakes made in translations that have led to the Bible of today being very different from some of the original texts.The ones who can accept change and refinement are the ones currently digging up the Middle East (what's not being blown up ) trying to learn more about the roots of Christianity and older religions :tu:...that's history, and I think it's fascinating.
ding ding ding...the exact reason why it's a guide...'facts' are muddled a bit by the factor of human memory and creativity.Yeah, it's funny that despite being a heathen, I'm totally hooked on those biblical archeology shows on the History Channel. Especially the ones that get into mistakes made in translations that have led to the Bible of today being very different from some of the original texts.
Maybe that's how God did it.Agreed. I just think it's difficult for God and the "big bang" to coexist.
lmfao! One of my favorite Far Side cartoons of all time was the one "God as a kid tries to create a chicken", with a surprised kid in front of a chemistry set and feathers everywhere.Maybe God isn't magic, he's just a dude sitting down at his work bench, throwing things together.
Example: the duck billed platypus
Ever notice how every culture has a flood myth dating to about the same time frame? Like Songdog...I get totally sucked in to those shows. There's a ton of history in religion, for most of humanity's existence religion = politics = history, and now we're getting to the point we can understand what events some of those stories referred to, and the details in one line or one paragraph in a religious text.I'm curious about the whole story of Noah.
Its because they don't want you to burn in he!!So why is it that if some Christians ask you about your faith and you reply that your are Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, or whatever, they will usually leave you alone. But if you say you don't believe, they open up on you with both barrels. I respect anyone's right to believe in any god they want to and I have no want, need, or desire to convince them that I'm right or that they are wrong. I just wish I could be shown the same respect to believe something different. <getting off the soapbox now>
On my father's side they are Baptist and United.I guess that's the unfortunate part. People can't just be saved themselves. They gotta save the rest of the world with them. Unfortunately, I've seen it tear many families apart, including my wife's.
So how are you related to Tunoma16?I am just trying to enlighten also. The Apostle Paul liked to discuss things too. I love this passage,
AC 17:16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, "What is this babbler trying to say?" Others remarked, "He seems to be advocating foreign gods." They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean." 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)
AC 17:22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.
AC 17:24 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 `For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, `We are his offspring.'
AC 17:29 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone--an image made by man's design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."