Food for thought: What do you think?

Some people refer to the Bible as the Book of the word of God written by man, the Book of Life of Good and Evil, the Book of Knowledge and Wisdom, the Road Map to our past and our future. The Bible has no doubt impacted our lives in some way or another, whether positive, or negative!

Peace and Love!

asked 21 Aug '10, 06:12

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edited 21 Aug '10, 06:36

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There are already many people living without any religious direction in their lives, who don't believe in God or in the Bible. I grew up in a such a family, and I have friends who are atheists. Most are still highly ethical people; just because they choose to be. They love their families, work hard, obey the laws and so forth. To many, religion is unnecessary nonsense and they happily live good lives without it. Others want that belief, tradition and direction. So I am saying people do live without God or the Bible existing in their lives; probably millions, without any ill effects.


answered 21 Aug '10, 16:12

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LeeAnn 1

You have made a very valid point. Appreciate!

(22 Aug '10, 05:53) Inactive User ♦♦

when I read your question a song came to mind.



Imagine there's no Heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one



answered 25 Aug '10, 10:31

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I love your song “Imagine.” It sounds peaceful, and soothing to the heart, and mind. What if we each had a magic wand to use on demand to make a wish to go to a specific place of blissful peace and harmony, where everyone commune as one? What if etc?

(25 Aug '10, 23:56) Inactive User ♦♦
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I wonder the same thing.Imagine that the world ends and all vestiges of books,icons etc are all removed.Then we start again from scratch,no bible,no other scriptures no crosses. I would have thought that as God is in everything new scriptures containing old truthes would be re written.As today they would not contain all of Gods truth and would be full of HUMAN input as well as divine. If your believing theres a power back of all then it would manifest whatever the circumstances.If Gods got another couple of planets on the boil ( and ive never read any scripture which denies or affirms this ) then i would assume that similar things would be written there. Even if there was no God people would still come up with stuff wouldnt they.Human nature to have an opinion.



answered 06 Sep '10, 14:12

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You are right, it is human nature to have an opinion; but I cannot help wondering what would the human opinion be, if we were faced with this situation?

(08 Sep '10, 04:14) Inactive User ♦♦

Maybe the same as now.Some writing inspired stuff to some degree or another and those who frankly didnt care.I suppose there was at some point a time when we hadnt got any inspired texts etc.They must have started sometime so before that time they didnt exist.

(08 Sep '10, 10:58) Monty Riviera

I don't think that the human mind could not believe in some type of diety. Humans try to explain the phenomenons of nature and the universe. To organize and structure takes an intelligence to accomplish. We tend to explain the unknown by applying some type of higher power that caused it. Someone would become enlightened and try to express the experience to pass it along to others through some type of media, oral, written, visual. These people would end up with followers and they would try and express their experiences to others.

Therefore, I think if there were no such thing as God and the bible, it would be some other type of diety and oral stories, written books, some visual hyroglyphs.

Someone out there would have some life changing spiritual experience and we would have bibles and gods all over again. LOL, it is inevitable. Eh, who knows. I'll keep an open mind.


answered 21 Aug '10, 11:25

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Well said, we humans are unpredictable!

(22 Aug '10, 05:52) Inactive User ♦♦

Just take any group of people who have not been touched by Judaism, Christianity or Islam.

...Hindus, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Jains, etc.

So you get cultures with less conflict, hehe.


answered 25 Aug '10, 21:01

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Maybe, or you get cultures with more conflict. We really don’t know!

(26 Aug '10, 00:08) Inactive User ♦♦

God will always exist irrespective of the bible. Some people who are unconected to any religious order claim to be able to feel God within them and around them. I occaisionally feel this way. The bible or any other book doesn't need to be a part of it.

If the bible had not been written there would be another book in its place written by men and also claiming to be the word of God. As with the bible different groups of people will interpret the words differently and will come to differing conclusions about who or what God is and what life is about.

I can't ever imagine that the world would be Godless because somepeople will always want God. Peopele who want God will find God. However I know afew athiests who are law a biding and concientious people. If all the athiest were made to live together I don't think its a for gone conclusion that there would be more rape, murder, wars , child molesters etc


answered 03 Oct '10, 20:29

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Your comments are very insightful! And yes, there are a lot of good people in the world regardless of their religious beliefs. Thank you.

(04 Oct '10, 22:25) Inactive User ♦♦

the bible will not go away. it was not however, the first 'spiritual' script of man's destiny what if, the substance of the world we live in has a spiritual component,
something beyond just the satiation of desires.
would we recognize that,
is it moral, ethical or the thirst that is attached to being born into form.
men had lived before the initial writings of the old testament, though in a differnt culture and language.
maybe, there would even be a recreation of a 'golden age'.


answered 07 Jun '11, 02:12

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Recreation of a “Golden Age” something to think about, thank you!

(09 Jun '11, 04:07) Inactive User ♦♦

Well, I do not believe in a God. I was born into Roman Catholicism as are so many. The reality is that most of us do not choose a religion, religion is hereditary.

Had I been born a long time ago in Norse country I would have prayed to Thor. Had I ben born in the middle east I might have been a muslim. The fact that most people do not choose is important. We are indoctrinated in to most of our current beliefs.

The need for religious beliefs throughout time is interesting. I do not need religious doctrine. I am an Atheist.

3 thousand years ago the bible did not exist. Did God exist before the bible? How long?


answered 17 May '11, 00:22

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We are born equal as human beings first, before we learned about our family’s religion, values, and beliefs. And as we mature along the way, we learn to choose and decide for ourselves the path we want to take, and that is okay too. No religion can over rule the fact that all human beings are from the one and same source regardless of our belief systems. I see you and me as human beings living and sharing this life together on earth in harmony! Thank you.

(17 May '11, 05:50) Inactive User ♦♦

Nicely put Vee. But was it really a choice I was given or just choices? I was not given or exposed to the chioice Sufi.

(17 May '11, 14:24) you

well god will always exist! he was there before every one and will be there after everyone! as for the bible if it did not exist we would be far more stupid! yes some men have use the bible and the name of god for there ego! and those people will knock a long time on the door and there will be gnasing of teeth! god is always there even if you believe in him or not! if you are acting good with yourself and other that is what jesus came here to teach! so they are doing what is needed with out knowing it!as for me i am what i am! i know and have faith in god! in religion i take what is good i leave the rest!


answered 06 Jun '11, 02:44

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white tiger

edited 06 Jun '11, 02:51

Indeed,God will bless his faithful brethrens, thank you!

(09 Jun '11, 04:02) Inactive User ♦♦
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