|11-07-2002, 01:59 PM||#21|
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Lewis is a favorite of many Chistians and they accept and adopt his arguments as sound because his arguments support their views. Thatís ok, I have not studied them much and will not reject them out of hand.
Looking at it objectively is good. That means outside of oneís belief system.
I donít think early homo sapiens had the concept of God.
I donít think anybody fears the dead, except in the relationship that they do not want to be dead. Most living creatures fight not to die. Because of humans reasoning ability they have come up with a concept of not dying even with physical death, how comforting for those who participate in the belief system.
All the many religions. - What we call the three great religions, Christianity, Islam, Judaism.
Hinduism, Buddhism, even the ancient Egyptian and meso-American religions all have one common denominator. All promise life after death.
One could conclude: Why God. -- Because with God comes religion and a promise of life after I die, and after my loved ones die. It is comforting and I choose to believe.
As for me, I dont know. I dont reject the concept. I like the moral values expounded in the Bible and other religious writings. There are many common beliefs shared by most religions. They are just common sense for humanity to coexist and survive in healthy communities.
After we die I donít know what happens. But while we are alive it is to everyones advantage to create a better world for all.
When I was younger and participated in a religion, they were always talking about the hereafter, Godís plan, eternity, etc. My life is so simple now - not thinking about all that. I do the right thing because it is right and comforting to me. I feel in harmony with myself and that I am making a contribution to the betterment of those that come after me.
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