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#43 Jun 28, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
13th to 9th century BCE
1367 BCE Reign of Akhenaton in Ancient Egypt. Akhenaton is sometimes credited with starting the earliest known monotheistic religion. Akenaton's monotheistic beliefs are thought to be the precursor of the monotheistic doctrines of the Abrahamic religions. 1300 - 1000 BCE The "standard" Akkadian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh was edited by Sin-liqe-unninni. 1250 BCE The believed time of the Hebrew exodus from Egypt. 1200 BCE The Greek Dark Age begins. 1200 BCE Olmecs build earliest pyramids and temples in Central America.[19] 950 BCE The Torah begins to be written, the core texts of Judaism and foundation of later Abrahamic religions. 877777 BCE Parshva, 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism.[20][21][22][23][24][2 5]
[edit] 8th to 3rd century BCE
800 BCE Early Brahmanas are composed. 800 BCE The Greek Dark Age ends. 600 - 500 BCE Earliest Confucian writing, Shu Ching incorporates ideas of harmony and heaven. 599527 BCE Mahavira, 24th and last Tirthankar of Jainism.[26] 563 BCE Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism is born. 551 BCE Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is born.[19] 440 BCE Zoroastrianism enters recorded history. 300 BCE Theravada Buddhism is introduced to Sri Lanka by the Venerable Mahinda. 250 BCE The Third Buddhist council was convened.
[edit] 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE
63 BCE Pompey captures Jerusalem and annexes Judea as a Roman client kingdom. 7 BCE - 36 CE The approximate time-frame for the life of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.
So basically there's a whole lot of religion and Gods going on before the modern day Jesus Yahweh Myths. man has ahd tis facination with such Gods as a way of explaining away what they fail to understand. We see this today in the form of ID eact.
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Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#44 Jun 28, 2012
For these drones the only answer they want to hear is Jesus did it lol

Perhaps one day a scientist will find Jesus' universe hammer :)
LMT wrote:
<quoted text>you theists need to read more and keep current on scientific breakthroughs. Here, read this:
http://www.amazon.com/Universe-Nothing-There-...

“Move into the light.”

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#45 Jun 28, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Ive just come back from France and spent some time at Grottes de Cougnac. Some very way out cave paintings, the first known finger prints, what looks distinctly like UFOs (really), lots of animals drawings. But what was striking was an area in the acoustic high point of the cave surrounded by the best paintings and with fossilised bone in a pit around what appeared to be a sacrificial stone.
The drawings were mostly done in charcoal that has been carbon dated to 38,000 years old.
Yes and some of them are now presumed to be works of Neandertal , but it's anyone's guess.

“Move into the light.”

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#46 Jun 28, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
For these drones the only answer they want to hear is Jesus did it lol
Perhaps one day a scientist will find Jesus' universe hammer :)
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But religion and gods do seem to coincide with the formation of civilization, wouldn't you say? It at least to me seems a control used to motivate people from awe and fear.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#47 Jun 28, 2012
Certainly it is a tool used to control the sheeple. I mean Shamanism Animism ect ect were all rampant in the tribal days thousands of years before the bronze age Religions that still chain us today. Polytheistic religions actually were far more open and accepting to others then the bigot filled monotheism we see now.
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> But religion and gods do seem to coincide with the formation of civilization, wouldn't you say? It at least to me seems a control used to motivate people from awe and fear.

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#48 Jun 28, 2012
Monotheism is a primitive religion, which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means "submission." The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done. Monotheism therefore does no harm to hive-oriented terrestrials who eagerly seek to lay-off responsibility on some Big Boss. Monotheism does profound mischief to those who are evolving to post-hive stages of reality. Advanced mutants do make the discovery that "All is One," as the realization dawns that "My Brain creates all the realities that I experience. The First Commandment of all monotheisms is: I am the Lord, thy God: Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. All monotheisms are vengeful, aggressive, expansionist, intolerant. It is the duty of a monotheist to destroy any competitive heresy. Concepts such as devil, hell, guilt, eternal damnation, sin, evil are fabrications by the hive to insure loyalty to Hive Central. All these doctrines are precisely designed to intimidate and crush Individualism. Most of the freak-outs, bad trips and hellish experiences are caused by Monotheistic Morality. Again, it must be emphasized, that Monotheism is a necessary stage. Monotheism is a technology, a tool, to bring pre-civilized tribespeople and caste-segregated primitives into the collectives necessary to develop the post-hive, post-terrestrial technologies.-- From The Intelligence Agents by Dr. Timothy Leary, Ph.D.

Timothy Leary used some "spacy" language and concepts that, for some, are a little too radical. But, the underlying concept resonates.

I would suggest that we are most likely nearing the end of that hive stage of monotheism.

People all over the world are finally, and for some, painfully, understanding that their monotheistic deity truly is just one among many. Once they fully understand that, they'll drop them like Santa.

If that could happen, we might really do some tremendous things.

This is just a side thought, but if we are at that transition point, where mankind leaves the gods and trying to figure out why they don't understand them, behind, and then begins to understand the odds that lay ahead of us and overcome those. I'm glad I may be of the generation of atheists that may see that happen. You know the ones who throughout history - that have wondered if it was ever going to happen - would be envious to be here, but would be cool just knowing its happening.

For everyone.
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#49 Jun 29, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
Monotheism is a primitive religion, which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means "submission." The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done. Monotheism therefore does no harm to hive-oriented terrestrials who eagerly seek to lay-off responsibility on some Big Boss. Monotheism does profound mischief to those who are evolving to post-hive stages of reality. Advanced mutants do make the discovery that "All is One," as the realization dawns that "My Brain creates all the realities that I experience. The First Commandment of all monotheisms is: I am the Lord, thy God: Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. All monotheisms are vengeful, aggressive, expansionist, intolerant. It is the duty of a monotheist to destroy any competitive heresy. Concepts such as devil, hell, guilt, eternal damnation, sin, evil are fabrications by the hive to insure loyalty to Hive Central. All these doctrines are precisely designed to intimidate and crush Individualism. Most of the freak-outs, bad trips and hellish experiences are caused by Monotheistic Morality. Again, it must be emphasized, that Monotheism is a necessary stage. Monotheism is a technology, a tool, to bring pre-civilized tribespeople and caste-segregated primitives into the collectives necessary to develop the post-hive, post-terrestrial technologies.-- From The Intelligence Agents by Dr. Timothy Leary, Ph.D.

Timothy Leary used some "spacy" language and concepts that, for some, are a little too radical. But, the underlying concept resonates.

I would suggest that we are most likely nearing the end of that hive stage of monotheism.

People all over the world are finally, and for some, painfully, understanding that their monotheistic deity truly is just one among many. Once they fully understand that, they'll drop them like Santa.

If that could happen, we might really do some tremendous things.

This is just a side thought, but if we are at that transition point, where mankind leaves the gods and trying to figure out why they don't understand them, behind, and then begins to understand the odds that lay ahead of us and overcome those. I'm glad I may be of the generation of atheists that may see that happen. You know the ones who throughout history - that have wondered if it was ever going to happen - would be envious to be here, but would be cool just knowing its happening.

For everyone.
The Internet will be the driving force in the USA where Christianity is another branch of politics,& your history of Mcarthyism led to widespread discrimination against open atheists,You now have a forum to air your views without risking your jobs & places in society. Good luck.!
TheManwiththeTan

Chapel Hill, NC

#50 Oct 26, 2013
Gabrian wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XEl87kY7SnEXX
Yet another video debunking atheism and no this isn't that video created by TheDemonicSoulOne which really wasn't that great...
The video addresses The String Theory universe theory that some atheists say led to our universe along with other atheistic theories for creation.
I still can't believe why some people don't believe in God. I can understand agnosticism but outright denying God isn't really logical when it's been proved that the universe had a beginning. At least agnostics don't take God out of the formula.
Atheism isn't a logical theory however you look at it. It's more ludicrous than Scientology.
What do you mean "you just can't believe some people don't believe in God,when the universe had to have a beginning?". Of course it does, but atheists don't think a concious, self-aware, Jewish ghost did it. We also don't know why you have to send telepathic messages to him to accept him as your master so he can remove a curse because someone 6000 years ago ate some fruit because they were tempted by a talking snake. TOTALLY LOGICAL CONCLUSION. A lack of evidence for one side (atheism) is not evidence for another side (creation).
Also, accepting your view raises the question "who created God". And I know you are going to say "God had no creator", but that is applying logic to prove God and then not applying the same logic TO that God. If God can be eternal, can't the universe be for atheists (I'm not saying it is, it's a rhetorical quesition).

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