- Religion and Philosophy
I love this world, I love the diversity, the culture and the many beliefs and religions but what I don't like and don't agree with is when people show up at my door and tell me I should believe what they believe or I will be punished, or something like that....I mean how dare they...If there is a god would he really punish me for not graveling and kissing his feet every day of my life, no he wouldn't; although he may give me grief for those few years in my teens...LOL...He wouldn't punish me for being confused though.
Look I'm not saying there is no god or we shouldn't believe in one but to push ones belief onto another and say it's a sin if we don't believe, that in it's self is a sin. when we came into this world it wasn't printed on our asses that we must believe in a god and pray to him or our lives will be meaningless and we will go to hell...Or does it? Nope I checked nothing on my ass...how about yours? Anyway the point is so what if I don't believe in the BIBLE...does it make me a bad person, no, I don't think so.
I love the fact that I live in the 21st century where religion can be argued and facts can be divided into truths and untruths. Like the truth that no matter how you look at it the BIBLE is actually very similar to other historical religions, like the Egyptian religion, in fact some of the Egyptian religious stories are almost identical to the BIBLE and those facts predate Jesus by thousands of years....hmm I wonder how that happened....that's a whole separate article...
My point is, religion comes in many forms and not all of it is truth, but it's the belief in something greater that makes it ok. Yes I want to scream when the knock comes at the door and two innocent people with BIBLE'S are standing there waiting to greet me with there copied verses and blindsided ways, but never the less I smile and try not to get into conversation because I hate to push my beliefs onto someone who's heart is so committed to what they believe.
So I'm probably going to hear a lot of terrible comments about this article, but you know we all have a right to believe in what we want. Yes I believe in a higher power and yes I believe after death we will greet a new beginning, heaven, maybe, reincarnation, maybe, hell could be, I don't know and just because you read it in a book really you don't know either. So my wisdom is this, open your heart to all possibilities and don't judge others for their beliefs. We are all children of the earth and stars, enjoy it and your life will be fulfilling and hopefully in the end, it will just be another beginning to something more.
Similarities of Jesus and Egyptian god Horus.
Life events shared by Horus and Jesus
Stories from the life of Horus had been circulating for centuries before Jesus birth (circa 4 to 7 BCE). If any copying occurred by the writers of the Egyptian or Christian religions, it was the followers of Jesus who incorporated into his biography the myths and legends of Horus, not vice-versa.
Author and theologian Tom Harpur studied the works of three authors who have written about ancient Egyptian religion: Godfrey Higgins (1771-1834), Gerald Massey (1828-1907) and Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880-1963). Harpur incorporated some of their findings into his book "Pagan Christ." He argued that all of the essential ideas of both Judaism and Christianity came primarily from Egyptian religion. "[Author Gerald] Massey discovered nearly two hundred instances of immediate correspondence between the mythical Egyptian material and the allegedly historical Christian writings about Jesus. Horus indeed was the archetypal Pagan Christ."