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The ancient religious book the Bible, is the most read book in the whole world, so people always talk about the Bible and its content or beliefs, so, this is also the reason why we are having these religious discussions.
Discussions with Mark and John
More religious discussions with Mark and John
Now that John had said what he really wanted to say, we were back to normal discussions, so Mark started talking and said;
I believe that you have had a real interesting discussion with Gino and Peter about this creation of mankind in the Bible; but I cannot help thinking that Gino specially when he is with Peter or someone else like him Gino can tell you some extreme views of the whole situation, therefore to say that he is becoming an atheist is wrong, because I know Gino very well and I can tell you that sometimes he likes to exaggerate things just for the fun of it, I am telling this specially for you John, because you seem to worry about this religious situation that Gino has got into.
John said; okay Mark I can see what you mean; but I believe what I believe and I am not going to hold it back, therefore when I strongly believe that I have to speak out, I will speak out and this is just what I did, okay. Anyhow let us hear what you think yourself about what they said.
And Mark continues to tell us his views; you see Gino and Peter have sometimes extreme views, but when reflecting what they have said in this instance and many other things put together it might not seem that extreme after all.
So, let us reflect a bit on this situation by using our own intelligence and imagination; first of all there have been always extreme beliefs and views in religions, if we look back at history we will find that religions have helped mankind in many ways; but then, many other times religions have done things so extreme and terrible, in order to achieve these things religions needed something that one may call extreme that is how it works out.
You see you cannot control people just by being nice to them; people need rules and somebody or something that enforces those rules and that is the reason why religions have been written the way they have been written.
I am sorry to say this John, but what is written in religious books is not always the truth, or the ways that the religious things really are. Therefore, if Gino and Peter have gone out of the way of the beliefs that everybody accept, just because we have been told that that is the truth; then Gino and Peter may have got it right this time, just because what they are saying is just as extreme as the creation of mankind in the Bible, if we use our own logic reasoning mind.
We have also to keep in mind that there are some other major religions that explain the creation of man in different ways; here I am talking about the Hindus religions and I quote;
“Hinduism perceives the whole creation and its cosmic activity as the work of three fundamental forces symbolized by three gods, which constitutes the Hindu Trinity or ‘Trimurti’: Brahma - the creator, Vishnu - the sustainers, and Shiva - the destroyer.” End of quote. It is said that mankind sprang from Brahma body and there were four caste, or type of men. As you can see this is somehow different from the Bible creation. Now let us see a bit more after we look at some Indian photos of Manu and Brahma;
The great sage Manu, in The Laws of Manu
Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
At least this is how it looks to us westerners, it is three gods in one; this might be strange but also our own Western God is described as a trinity; The Father The Son and The Holy Spirit. ------------------
And now, let us go back where we were and continue our discussions; For these reasons, I may as well say well done Gino and Peter, since you have opened a new way on how to challenge those things in the Bible that don’t make sense.
What do you think about all what I have said, Frank and John?
Here Mark stopped talking, so we exchanged our views about what had been said overall, and then started talking about the weather and the news of the day.
Reflecting on what has been said above and in the hubs before, I believe that Mark is right and perhaps I may really have to meet with our religious friends again in the future, and somehow try to discuss, how we could review what is written in the Bible, even as you know modifying or changing the meanings in the Bible may sometimes make me feel a bit scared; you know I am still a believer and those curses that are written in the Bible sometimes worry me.
I believe that I have said enough in this post, so, see you next time, where we would be writing about, religions are man-made or could be man-made.
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