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Re: Force Behind Religion

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Posted by nåte on January 12, 1999 00:09:45 UTC

: : So, could it be a resonable statement that the driving force behind religion is a search for life after death. Whether it be reincarnate religions or monotheistic religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Judeoism or polytheistic religions such as ancient Roman and Greek (what we now know at mythology, funny how time treats these things) or Egyptian religion. They all have one unifying characterisitc, they provide an answer for the unexplicable. Could it be that all religions fall with time, and Christianity will fallow in line. Of course, in the Middle East I would offend more people if I said Islam, and in Asia Budhism, and in India Hindu.

: H

If your presuppositions are correct about religion 'falling' down. I would suppose you would include secular humanism as one to fall as well?

I don't like playing semantics but it never fails when approaching topics about "man reaching to god"...

It is always a fault when man tries to try and figure out what and who God is. That is why Christianity sets itself apart from all other world religions and philosophies.

God reaches to man, out of agape love, and desires to have a communicable relationship with us. Its that simple.

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