It's a shame that even unbelievers (such as yourself) are aware of such facts and not believers. What many don't understand, or purposely neglect, is the fact that it was during this period, too, that hell became a fiery place of torment and not just a common grave.Yeah, it was the Hellenization of early Christianity, IE: Greek influence; that intermingled the necessity of "spirit and flesh" >> flesh(weak, evil) being a very important component of those outside influences.
That's probably the "Beavis and Butthead" syndrome, mentioned by It aint necessarily a few days ago.Every time I hear "the flesh" mentioned within Christian context, I sorta chuckle.
The so-called "trinity," actually, is not supported by the bible.At that moment they might as well be talking about any number of Greek deity/religious/pagan beliefs.
Think about it, just an example.
Okay, here's the Jesus! and he's fasting and on his "vision quest -desert - 40 days - no water - etc...", and the Satan! tempts him? Causes him to almost falter? The Yahweh already booted his ass(the Satan!) out of "the Heaven!".
Oh, yeah, that's right, it's not just the Jesus!, it's the 3n'1 Trynamic Trio - UNO.
He's my "God," yes. But, I don't exceed the definition of the term by referring to him as "God." Deuteronomy 10:17 calls Yahoweh "'God' of gods," and He's the only one throughout the whole bible that's ever referred to in such a way.A god, the Jesus!, your god?
Incorrect. Yahoweh can't be tempted to transgress the commandments. The devil, on the other hand, did tempt Yahoweh's son, Yahowshua.That nasty ole' "Debbil" just about tempted him? The Yahweh!
I know who I believe.The Creator of the Universe?
He-Man? "I have the POWER!"
Fits loosely within the Greek mythos, eh?
Mix it with some newly emerging religious beliefs and in classic internet slang:
"WALLA" ¤poof¤.·:*¨`*Christianity*¨` *:·.
C'mon, guys, I really hate to make light of it with the He-Man references and such ...(okay, not really)
But, look at what you worship, don't worship what you look at.
I've seen tarot cards, astrology, and wtf, at least one other sort of non-biblical practice mentioned since I've been here. Oh, and the NDE's and something akin to channeling.
It's like the Wheel Of Fortune Zombie Voodoo Jesus! Action Figure Extravaganza Wotan Bake Sale up in here.
Do half of you even know what you believe?