Thought 2000 wrote:
Written and handed down on clay tablets in the order of Adam—Seth—Noah—Shem—Abraham—Isaac—Jacob and under the guidance of the holy spirit came to be Genesis 2. To compare this to your over post is beyond my thought process and if this is your belief, no one living can help you.
I think you've missed the point, there is know way to prove the accuracy of ancient scripture, there's no way of validating the accountability, how something is perceived compared to what actually happened are often two very different things. The Bible tells stories of super natural events and miracles, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, religious scripture can NOT provide this. Because nothing in the bible can be verified there's no reason to consider any of it as an accurate account of historical events.
I do not "think" there is a sole creator of the universe, I know there is a sole creator of the universe. I need not proof of the "as is", only faith.
Have you ever heard of a paradox before? That's all this is, it's an insult to philosophy, faith and knowledge are two very different things. To Know God Created the Universe you need verifiable objective evidence, to believe God created the Universe is faith, which is what you have, not knowledge.
I will admit that you have a lot of information in your mind but are extremely limited on knowledge as to what is true. The third level of awareness involves faith which you know nothing of - yet.
As I've stated in a post on another thread, epistemology is the philosophy of obtaining true and accurate knowledge. I don't need faith to know the sun brings heat, cause I can stand outside and feel the rays of light heat up my skin. Who are you dictate or assert which knowledge is correct when you clearly can't even grasp the basic premise of the scientific theories that I use to obtain my knowledge. Anyone can have faith, I have faith in plenty of things, the reason for my faith is because others have objectively verified the authenticity of that which I have faith in.
I ask, until you know who "you" are will "you" ever know who you can become?
I am constantly learning who I am everyday I wake up, I know who I am now and who I will become tomorrow, it is a constant process that occurs via my experience. Don't think for a second that just because I don't believe in God's my life has no meaning or that I have no purpose, cause you'll only be deluding yourself. My desires an aspirations to live and achieve are motivated by acknowledging I am a living, breathing , thinking, feeling part of this Universe that has given rise to my body and mind, I am part of something much bigger than myself and I have no intention to reducing existence to the creation of a man made manifested concept referred to as God.