â*PHOENIX*â - posted on 09/03/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
"Let's pretend for a minute that a higher power exists (for the sake of an off topic arguement lol). Out of the numerous deities there are which would have a cornerstone on all things "faith driven" or said to be faith driven (ie love, compassion, hope...) and why?
The reason I ask this is because in so many posts that touch on any of these type of characteristics I always see at least one poster say that you need (insert higher power here) to have those things. He/She created them and imbued humans with them. Many times I see this with mainly Christians and Muslims (not that other religions are immune). The thing is that Islam and Christianity are the youngest world religions. So shouldn't the older deities (such as the Sumerian deities which were around at least 200 years before the OT) be given the credit on all things faith related?
I guess I just don't understand how some of the youngest religions claim to have it all figured out when there are older religions that are still practiced today and teach very similar things. What happened, did your (general) god come along and show that these other deities were unworthy and not as great as him/her and take over, taking all the credit for him/herself?"
(Thoughts/point of view on this??)