An ex eb make this comment, quote
Had enough of religiosity ritual and rules! Back to the true God of the bible- nothing added and nothing taken away.
Good luck with that then though?
You’d never get there ? (IE:find a bible/holy book which has no interference by-man). There is no such bible ?. As the bible is a collection, of writing, of what the men of old, had then discussed and accepted, and had felt like they liked more than they did like other writings of other people whom were also writing about their own point of view
Those other writings, that had also been circulating in the same area around the time, were the ones that were to end up discarded and left out after they were refused entry ,being felt to be unacceptable to be included/accepted into bible cannon
My point is. Bible cannon was STILL put-together by hand/mind of men
So, too late to (for us now) ever expect that we observe a book where “nothing will have been added or taken away” then isn’t it?
At every single step of the way, selection of writing , “came down to” human choice. And it were human religious hierarchy then who’d get the right through acknowledgment of their own authority, to decide
Which, make the division and bigotry that has occured between us human, to seem even all the more ludicrous ?
If a-God exist . Chances are that this God would far rather that us human would learn to live as if we all felt that perhaps there were NO SO THING AS a-God . IE: LIVE like we are agnostic atheists
As that way, we might then also at least begin to get more serious thought, happening , about “other important matters”. Such as importance of our earths resource management ?. Pollution management ? and worlds peace management? and so on
We might even help to foster altruism https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(15)01167-7?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982215011677%3Fshowall%3Dtrue
Cristian, might even begin to BE BETTER EQUIPED to follow one MAIN IMPORTANT commandment ,MORE OFTEN, to learn to love others more like you would want to also be loved also, yourselves
When mind of man has been involved and has “contributed” to bias ,right throughout time
Christian should be questioning the scripture what are included. Specially the bias bigoted (feeling) scripture. Scripture of like what suggest, that the Christian bible way , might be the only one way to salvation or whatever
That scripture, is recipe for hatred
How could Cristian be sure 100% that they are not actively involved in CONTINUING A great injustice through act of helping to pass wrong-judgment ?
From the Jews through to the Christian. Human were always involved in act of discussing deciding and choosing what “writing” they felt that they liked, or disliked
Even seeing the bible as being “the one book” . Is also “an act” of still adhering to “a kind of religion” as well too
Even if Jesus had said the words ,”come follow me”
Nobody know for 100% sure, what Jesus would have gone?. As we are relying on the words of others, who have “promoted it” (footstep forward) from point of view within their own preferential choices (many times which harbour bias)
For all we know
Human might right now even be fallowing troublesome ass holes biased ideas of who had set out to purposely divide humans . So as to then gain better control over them all , to also then help increase their own power as well in the process (“good prosperous business” ,to become hierarchy of, and was even back in those ancient times too)
Human are stupid. The length that they allowed holy books go so as to even divide us. To cause us to hate upon others
If a-God does exist
This God must surely be feeling mighty sad (at human childishness they display in their hate upon others whom are merely different, in some way, than themselves
Religion is been dissolving the humans ability for empathy a evolutionary trait of whats within human naturally (due to mechanism of evolution. Empathy trait, is in fact also a huge strength to aid human survival. This survival in affect survival of the fittest system for human survival)
Human survival trait , will/would have need to also include traits like “empathy” and “compassion”
Or otherwise our system simply wont be “fit” for us to survive
Survival of the fittest. Need not necessarily need to me, that us human would naturally evolve to be uncaring and uncompassionate or selfish
It is religion what “pushes” that suggestion , on mind of human , man y of who tend to follow the beliefs of others , more like a sheep might
IE: without even giving it “hardy even a second” thought
Much like sheep