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I Believe G_D But I Am Skeptical Of Your Version Of G_D's Books

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Posted by Whittier on July 6, 2002 19:22:09 UTC

Jisbond wrote:
"I would rather believe the work of the creator than the work of an otherwise unknown scribe who is the creature and not the creator."

This appears to say you do not believe in the Koran either. That does not bother me.

I am not an atheist, though the atheist position is taken by many of G_D's creatures.

Many offerings of religion in the past have elevated us above the normal competititve savagery. We should be open to further elevating and even new spiritual knowledge. But individuals themselves are like a universe, as you have described. So a religion is like a screw that should not be tightened too tight, lest it ruin the threads or break the thing it was supposed to help anchor.

While savagery might not be our nature per se, it certainly has reared its ugly head when stresses were aligned ... The modern humankind have a brain capable of space travel and peaceful coexistence, so it is not nature that dictates that we throw it all away and destroy things for all time.
It is instead bad management that destroys what only needs better managing.

Not presumptuously, I hope you realize...


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