Posted by Mrs. Isis Fabulous at 188.8.131.52 on August 22, 2003 at 11:57:46:
In Reply to: Ledgens and Myth? posted by turningintoJerry on August 22, 2003 at 11:17:56:
: You think the foundation of my and millions of other people's faith is a bedtime story?
If you read an insult into that, it's your own thing. I don't see anything wrong with a bedtime story. There can be truth in it, and even enlightenment. But to think of it as FACT implies that YOUR truth is more important or more valid than anyone else's.
In my personal opinion, no one story is better than another; they're all different ways of explaining the same thing. The story of Buddha is as beautiful to me as the story of Christ or the story of Malcolm X. But I don't believe any of their legends are entirely factual. If you do, than that's up to you.
: HOLY SHIT! It is!?! No wait, Iím starting to remember back in Sunday school, they did say that, yes, FAITH was sort of important. Faith is the cornerstone of our entire religion and you're saying it's merely something we'd need to swallow the crap the bible's trying to feed us?
I didn't say that at all. I'm just saying that any belief is an act of faith. It can't be proven beyond a doubt and shouldn't be.
: That's right, because it's nothing more than word-of-mouth myths and legends, passed on around the campfire through time. There's no way that our God who loves us and whishes us to know him had anything to do with protecting the accuracy and the divinity of his word. Because then he'd have to be real, right? And have superpowers.
That's all up to you. Just don't come knocking on my door with the pamphlet. Kidding!
Look, I don't mean that it's all word of mouth, but that it's parables. To represent the Christian story of the death of the Messiah as historical fact WOULD be anti-Semitic as it implies that the entire modern Jewish religion is based on a phallacy.
You may believe that to be true but I don't see why you expect respect for your own religion if you would deny respect for another.
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