Re: virus: A simple question

sodom (
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 09:05:49 -0500

All I ever do is talk about me here!


I was raised an Athiest, and heard about God for the first time when I was 10 or 11 I think. It was just talked about a little and I over headr. AS I got older I realized that I was one of the only people who didnt have "god" as in I always just thought of the concept in terms of Zues, Hara, Odin, Yahweh, etc... Just funny made up characters that were fun to imagine.

Since I am interested in Philosophy and religion, I have read the Bible now. I chose to belive when I was reading it, to improve my perspective, and I really liked the Gospels. The problem was that if you have any knowledge about science and history, you see soo many falsehoods, cruelty, contradictions, and outright plagurism in the Bible to take it as anything other than a book written by primitve, frightened and power hungery barbarians. I read much about the Sumerian religion before the Bible and was disapointed to see that the Moses just wrote what he picked up from other religions.

I read the Koran, that was not very nice at all, and I could not even begin to get it. ITs "assumptions" I though bordered on the perfect potion for the oppression of women and the crushing of the technology.

It was pretty easy to understand both these writings, I accept them as the writings of bad people, the Idea of a God is a lot less appealing and much less possible when made in man's image. so no. It was just easier to tear them apart

Bill Roh.

Eduardo Mauro wrote:

> This is my first message in this list. I apologize if my English is not good
> enough.
> I have a question and I would like to hear some comments.
> Suppose a child is growth without any trace of religion, that is, his
> parents do the utmost to not mention it and keep him free of external
> influences. When he become adult, a book about religion is given to him.
> What do you think will happen? He will understand it? Accept it? Find God an
> appealing idea?
> Best regards
> Eduardo Mauro