JackDole wrote:Source of the post But I think there must have been someone running around then and started a religion. Otherwise Christianity would not exist.
That is on par with saying "Well someone named Frodo Baggins must have existed, look at the all the literature around Middle Earth." People make stuff up, they lie, they promote falsehoods as facts, especially if it will benefit them in some way which religion does.
If you really want to learn about the subject I recommend taking some theology courses, reading the bible, reading the various versions, read through the Tanakh and the Qu'ran. Follow that up, or go straight, with historical information on these characters, read what research has been done, what evidence there is supporting them.
You will walk away from them dumbfounded how anyone can believe it, none of it holds up to scrutiny. In any other aspect the evidence put forward would be laughed at, but because its old and because people believe it, somehow that makes it valid or free from harsh criticism.
My search for God in my mid teens to early 20s wasnt spent watching Atheism videos on youtube, I spent that time researching everything I could, every religion I could find, writings, records, everything. Even to this day I still try to stay up on things, and even to this day I can, without a shred of doubt, say that the Jesus of the bible is as much myth as all the African gods, native American spirit folk, Greek and Roman Gods, Egyptian Gods, the various Hindu gods and spirits, its all made up nonsense that is incompatible with reality.
Funny thing is though, we have more writings about the gods of Hinduism and more corroborating evidence to their "existence" than we do for Jesus.
All of the major religions are wrong, all the people who believe them are wrong. (Yes all 7.1bil of them)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_r ... traditions
It should come to no surprise to anyone that modern interpretations on God have gone to the metaphysical, everywhere at all times and outside reality or built into reality in a way that is indistinguishable from reality. This is just wishful thinking and trying to get something out of reality that just isn't there.
Imagine today I snap my fingers and all written works disappear, all movies, all shows, all buildings, all technology, all writings, and all memories of those things.
in a few thousand years after mankind has recovered, what do you think will exist? It won't be any of the modern or ancient religions, it will be new religions, but science will exist again. People will rediscover how to question reality, how to test reality, but they certainly won't "rediscover" any of the gods we made up this time around.