Has the belief in God furthered the advance of humanity, or caused it great trouble?
This is obviously a rhetorical question, as everyone here knows I believe in God.
But I sometimes get this mental picture of some far-away planet, where the alien people are just good naturally, and would find it ludicrous to actually have a war based on the validity of one religious system over another- or rather, the hatred that comes from the differences in the beliefs of humanity...
What do you think?
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asked 16 Aug '11, 09:25
When I read your question a passage from Power of Now came to mind
I do not think God is the problem it is the religions man has made that are the problem.
answered 16 Aug '11, 14:16
Makes no diferance what you call it Being or God or The Universe or whatever without it humanity and all else ceases to exist. In other words No God = No Existance. Why? Because the spirit we call God is what animates us and is our true self. God is all there is, was and ever will be. God is Life. It's as simple as that.
The very religious wars and religious bickering keep mans focus and attention through religion on the word of God whichever it may be. The religion is not what is important but that man has access to his word of God that contains the secret of the ages that can set man free if man is ready to receive such knowledge.
Yes religion in a strange way has been instrumental in the evolution of man and probably will be for ages to come. If man had no belief in religion or God other differances would cause wars for man, as it is in the nature of man to dominate if he can. Even when there are no borders in the world and no religions man will somehow still find something to bicker and fight about.
John Lennons "Imagine" although a dream of many including myself is nothing more than a dream.
answered 18 Aug '11, 06:25
Look at the way we humans behave with a God supervising us, what do you think would happen if we had no God to watch over us, guide us, and to protect us from ourselves?
answered 19 Aug '11, 06:33
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