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Old 07-09-2011, 10:54 AM   #1108
tigerlily55
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Originally Posted by shazsilverwolf View Post
Here's a thought.... has anyone considered that all this religious stuff could possibly come down to an early typographic error? I mean, it couldn't be easy chiselling stuff into stone, one slip & you have a whole new word!
This is what I mean:
God
Good


Devil
evil

Spot the similarities?
I get your point but I think that might apply more the other way. People who are getting disillusioned with religion might be going from god to good, instead of the other way around.

I can certainly understand the humans of the distant, scary, high mortality past wanting to believe in something that will protect them and allow them to see their loved ones again in an afterlife. Fortunately, knowledge and reason have allowed us to chip away at those beliefs. To me, it seems less scary these days to not have to believe in religion and angels and devils and everlasting torment by a "loving" god/dess
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