Religion, Philosophy, Deep Thoughts
Anti-Semitism, My foot
by TheEtruscan at 18:16 September 24, 2014
Dante Alighieri who in the XIV Century had almost all the knowledge available at that time, in his masterpiece the Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto XXVIII line 31 placed Mohammed in Hell among the Sowers of Discord. (As an aside. Hmm, no jihad then or now?)
If he lived today and had all the knowledge now available where would he put all the Bible upholders?
We have to thank the Mormons and their implausible Book of Mormon to show that even the most far-fetched tale can have a following.
How can anyone in this day and age still believe that the Bible especially the Old Testament is a god's words?
This in spite of the archaeological finds of the last 150 years and that 60+ years of furious archaeology by the Israelis in Palestine has found nothing, zilch, nada about Abraham, Moses and slavery in Egypt (but the Papyrus of the Strike is at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy).
To say nothing of David, Solomon and Jesus Christ, nowhere to be found. While the Stele of Hammurabi is at the Louvre in Paris, France, the Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead with the 42 negative confessions to Ma'at = The Ten Commandments) is at the British Museum in London, England and the monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten rediscovered.
The shepherd David and his son Solomon's great Empire? A figment of the imagination of King Josiah and his scribes...
Then why the Nazarene and not Osiris or Bacchus or Ati or Dionysus, etc. that preceded?
What is even more absurd is that in the old mystery religions/cults the good god (Bacchus, Dionysus, Osiris, etc..) was done in by other gods and was resurrected after a proper amount of time elapsed (usually the seasons' passing). In the Christian relating of the story though since only one god is postulated mankind has to step in to be the executioner as well as the beneficiary of the murderous act (but given the Trinity it could easily have been a conspiracy between the Father and the Holy Ghost... Why pick on the son?) and since this Jesus Christ raised from the dead only three days later, he is no better than a zombie.
I am counting on women to reject the Bible. After all no more misogynistic document was ever written by man and passed as a god's words.
We can all be in Shangri-La without having to put our faiths in fairy tales.
Embrace Humanism instead.