The Root of all Evil?

Posted: January 21, 2006 in Uncategorized

This has been playing on my mind for weeks, but I could not keep it to myself. On Monday 9th January on Channel 4 I watched a programme called ‘the Root of all Evil?’, the programme claimed that religion should be abolished because it caused good people to do evil things. As I watched the programme I was compelled to make notes just for my piece of mind and this now is my notes from that night.

As Christians they can be critical and objective, able to question God when they have doubts in their heart. When people talk of the Virgin Mary to the Catholics she is a higher being, but Pentacostal they believe that she died like any ordinary person as she did what God asked of her by giving birth to Jesus. She went on to have other children after Jesus because one of them became a disciple.

A preacher can not tell people what to do, people can only choose to obey God! God gave people free-will, so that they can make the choice themselves.

When Christians say that people in Africa should not use condoms it is not because they are trying to make the spread of AIDs worse, but because God promoted no sex before marriage and to have just one partner! But the way we are moving from partner to partner in one-night stands helps the spread of sexual disease.

“A son leaves his mother and father, takes his wife and they become ONE!”

I am very open to other beliefs, even evolution, but if people are going to question God’s existance then we can question evolution. When people dug up the bones of dinosaurs, how did they know that when they were assembling them they were doing it correctly? And also who’s not to say that the story of how God created the world was slightly over exaggerated they time scale and God did begin the World with dinosaurs! Also with evolution, I thought that something had to cease to exist, but monkeys still exist so how come we can not communitcate with them in the vocal way if they are our ancestors?

God is not interpreted by man, but by his words and believing the Bible is the choice of a person, as stated before people have free-will. Giving people free-will is God’s way of letting people make the choice of whether they will follow the Bible or science.

God never wanted people to commit murder just read the 10 Commandments:

1: Do not worship any other Gods besides me.

2: Do not make idols of any kind.

3: Do not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

4: Keep the Sabbath day holy.

5: Honour your father and mother.

6: Do not murder.

7: Do not commit adultery.

8: Do not steal.

9: Do not lie.

10: Do not envy.

Those people who are fundamentalists are not the only religious people! Not all people who believe the words of God interpret them to say kill innocent people. Also God does not condone suicide, that it the path to Hell!!

Everyone has their interpretations of the Bible, but it is not fair that they all get classed as evil because that is just like chastising innocent people.

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