The origin of the Bible and the origin of religion are not synonymous. Abraham isn't an inventor or discoverer. He interpreted what he saw based on his understanding, as did his sons.What's ya stance on the origins of religion?
The archeological findings that they're finding in the East that's paralleling biblical things., what you think about them?
Many say the Bible is a plagiarization of Mesopotamian stories yet fail to realize Abraham's father Terah worshipped those Gods like Enlil & Enki. Proving polytheism. I mean they were from Ur right? Abraham defied his father and believed in one God. They don't talk about it in the Bible. I think its in the midrash or something. But it goes to show that Abraham belief existed before people thought monotheism came from him. I forgot which one of Abraham ancestors started going the polytheism route but I know it's after Shem but before Terah. The Mesopotamian Gods they were worshipping started from the line of Cush. Ham's son
Do you believe Biblical characters were black before pale skins hijacked it and painted everybody white?
What do you think about the books that's not included in the Bible like the Book of Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher? Do you think it goes into further details that fills in holes to people doubting things?
Edit: my bad for all them questions but knowing your debate history in the Race & Religion threads back in the IC......
The origin of the Bible and the origin of religion are not synonymous. Abraham isn't an inventor or discoverer. He interpreted what he saw based on his understanding, as did his sons.
You may have seen me beat the "Bible is plagiarized" drum years ago but that was a different era and time for me. Barking like that only makes the speaker feel good but nobody is waking up by being embarrassed. I choose to simply say that the Bible and its stories are influenced by works which proceeded it. If you feel some type of way about me saying that, that is your own arrogance and lack of humility, but you can never say Soul Rattler disrespected your belief system.
The existence of the apocrypha is real and to deny it is to deny the Bible itself. Believe what you want, but SOMEBODY compiled Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers in that succession.
Lastly, yes white people put historical characters in white face, so they could more easily relate and accept it as reality. Anyone would do the same thing. The only crime is for non-whites to be made to accept a worldview that is not their own. Accept yourself and be yourself.
This is exactly why i don't waste my time praying to a god that has zero control over what happens on earthFor me...but My path to non believing was a very logical one imo. As soon as the facade of god was exposed in my mind i cut bait and didn't try to rationalize the irrational any longer. I did inventory on myself and realized i didn't need a god or religion or chuuch to be blessed. People are indoctrinated with religion more than they are actual believers, so i stopped believing altogether. I was like It ain't real and this is why, im over it, period.....just like when i found out santa didn't exist when i was 4 or 5, simply because the presents were arranged the same way in the morning from when i went to bed..moms slippin. I didn't sit up there thinking did santa forget about me or was i bad or hes really busy, no.. I made the conclusion right then and there that Santa Claus didn't exist and it was all a lie. When i realized my job wasn't shit, i quit and chased my real goal, straight up. I didn't fuck around and wonder what I could do to fit in or try to find somewhere else to fit in, i bounced and did me cuz i stopped believing in the status quo
And same with politics... OK you got my vote democrats, lets go brotha Obama..oh not this term? Ok i feel that, 2nd term, he's gonna do something for black Americans right???.. Uhh ok, fool me once fool me twice, fuck the democrats. I don't look for reasons to continue to be used, denied and lied to like most black people do. I completely divested from politics because both parties anti black as a starting point.
I'm actually a person who legit learns from mistakes, mine and others and i adapt and evolve from adhering to lies. I only believe in what's tangible in every aspect of life... I don't cling to popular delusions... I don't do shit out of Tradition or because everyone else does it, it has to make tangible sense. I've kept that energy across the board, since childhood.
I imagined she prayedThis is exactly why i don't waste my time praying to a god that has zero control over what happens on earth
"Police also provided further detail on the accident ... claiming Ruggs was traveling at "a high rate of speed" before he veered into the right lane of a three-lane road and slammed into the back of the Toyota.
Cops say the driver of the Toyota got trapped in her seat and was not able to escape the vehicle before flames engulfed it. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police added."
Imagine going out like that^^^
The worst people in the world don't go out that bad. She doesn't even know it was a football player being reckless and throwing his career away for no reason, all she knew was she was trapped in an inferno... what if she was a God fearing Christian? How unfair would that be?