Origin of other Religions

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Origin of other Religions

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Post by JSW » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:17 pm

In Genesis 6 the Scripture talks about how the sons of God had children with the daughters of men. This brought to me the thought of other religions. The first that comes to mind is Greek then Roman. I honestly do not believe any religion is "made up" and that these "gods" could have been talking about the angels that mated with humans. Any comments about this or the origin of other religions?

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:55 pm

JSW wrote: I honestly do not believe any religion is "made up" and that these "gods" could have been talking about the angels that mated with humans. Any comments about this or the origin of other religions?
The answer to your question about the origin of false faiths can be found in Romans 1:18-32.

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Post by Byblos » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:24 am

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:
JSW wrote: I honestly do not believe any religion is "made up" and that these "gods" could have been talking about the angels that mated with humans. Any comments about this or the origin of other religions?
The answer to your question about the origin of false faiths can be found in Romans 1:18-32.

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Byblos wrote:Just wanted to say welcome back FL. It's so good to see folks go away for a while, sometimes a long while, and still come back and be a part of this unique community.
Thank you, Byblos!

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Post by DannyM » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:35 pm

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:
Byblos wrote:Just wanted to say welcome back FL. It's so good to see folks go away for a while, sometimes a long while, and still come back and be a part of this unique community.
Thank you, Byblos!

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:03 pm

DannyM wrote:I've missed your postings, FL, and am heartily glad to see you back!!
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Post by Steve » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:26 pm

JSW wrote:In Genesis 6 the Scripture talks about how the sons of God had children with the daughters of men. This brought to me the thought of other religions. The first that comes to mind is Greek then Roman. I honestly do not believe any religion is "made up" and that these "gods" could have been talking about the angels that mated with humans. Any comments about this or the origin of other religions?
You really don't think that any religions are made up? What about those people that followed David Koresh (clearly people worshiping a mere human) or wiccans or Scientologists or Raelians (http://www.rael.org/)? There are a lot of really strange religions out there. The belief in the church of the flying spaghetti monster was definitely made up. Personally, I think that all religions are made up.

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:43 pm

Steve wrote:
JSW wrote:In Genesis 6 the Scripture talks about how the sons of God had children with the daughters of men. This brought to me the thought of other religions. The first that comes to mind is Greek then Roman. I honestly do not believe any religion is "made up" and that these "gods" could have been talking about the angels that mated with humans. Any comments about this or the origin of other religions?
You really don't think that any religions are made up? What about those people that followed David Koresh (clearly people worshiping a mere human) or wiccans or Scientologists or Raelians (http://www.rael.org/)? There are a lot of really strange religions out there. The belief in the church of the flying spaghetti monster was definitely made up. Personally, I think that all religions are made up.
Science is a religion too these days, is that made up?
But i do agree that religion is a man made institution and is not nessesary for a belief in God or are you saying an intelligent creator is made up also?
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Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.Amen.

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