Uploaded by Krsnik on Oct 31, 2006
The bible is quite possibly a recollection of historical facts mixed in with false history and used for religious propaganda. First of all, back In "Jesus' day", the churches had a larger influence over the people than the Government did. I believe that the church produced the 10 Commandments, beatitudes, and its lessons for many purposes, including the significant one of stability within society, like laws do today. In other words, the Commandments were the law back then. One of the 10 Commandments states that you must believe in God. In Revelations, it says that if you die believing in God, you will resurrect upon the "new" earth, where there is peace and harmony. There is supposedly a new earth because the first will have ended. The Revelation also proclaims that if you die and do not believe in God, there is no hope for you and you will be cast upon the lake of fire. Does this not sound like this was written to motivate people to believe?
I assume that the majority of people that believe in God do for the reason in which I call the "comfort factor." It's comforting to think that there is life after death. Some people would give up on life if they were not told/taught that there is a better, more fulfilling life awaiting us all after this one (I believe that this is also why the church says that it is a sin to commit suicide). The only catch is that you "must" follow the rules of the bible and church and you must believe in God. If growing up you learned what I had just enlightened you on, you would have most likely immediately believed in God, especially with the encouragement of your very own family. Seriously, if you are told that you will suffer for doubting God, do you think that you would be very hesitant to consider God's existence? Of course not. This whole life after death obsession is a well-thought-out scheme to assist in giving people the ultimatum of following the rules of the church or burning in the lake of fire for eternity. When you are young and naive, this seems like a simple choice. Wouldn't you agree?
Now the pieces are beginning to fit the puzzle. The churches may have interpreted that the people would...