Originally Posted by ChiefRocka
My beliefs as to the second half of your statement is that bible is very much a figurative text (I realize this goes against most religious teachings).
As to the first paragraph I agree with respect to "something" that was repeatable but what about "someone" who lived a very long time ago. Is it possible that in 2000 years Hitlers crimes will have just been an unbelievable myth? Even today people do not believe that the Holocaust occurred.
So you take the writings of god "À la carte" Sorry but I find this thinking flawed at best. These writings were born in bronze age Persia and were written by deeply superstitious men in a mostly illiterate area of the world. The new testament was created due to the appearance of the son of god. The writings about the son of god who was sent to earth for a human sacrifice were assembled into the new testament during the same time frame that Constantine directed that Christianity would be the religion of Rome. The same mindset was used when choosing the writings that would be deemed correct and several others were dismissed.
I will not digress into the reason Constantine chose this religion as I will assume you have done the due diligence to research the development of the belief and writings you now follow. So I ask you in all sincerity how you square the circle of people picking and choosing what books you would read along with your picking and choosing which parts you agree with? You speak of people of who deny the holocaust and go on to mention how in the future many will dismiss it as myth. That event has indisputable evidence yet you hitch your belief to a post that has absolutely zero evidence. There are several other things that leave me untouched by any of the three monotheism's. Having spend a considerable amount of time studying these beliefs along with many splinter religions, this is not an attempt to mock but a true curiosity of how people think and justify their beliefs~