Which Deity should have the cornerstone on all things faith driven?

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 09/03/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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"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??)



Edit to add: These are the thoughts and words of someone else and I am reposting it

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Johnny - posted on 09/04/2011

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Easy peasy. The FSM is clearly the only deity that counts. Bless his noodly appendages. If we are going with the hair-brained idea that new is best, he obviously would win that contest. None of those ancient deities can explain nor fix climate change but the FSM has the answers. More pirates. Argh!

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♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 09/04/2011

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This didn’t make much sense to me; she brought up some going points but worded them wrong

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 09/04/2011

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No NOT I, but SHE is looking at this whole thing "Ass" backwards.

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I think you are looking at the whole thing ass-backwards. Someone who is Christian believes their God is the only God. Someone who is Jewish believes that their God is the only God. Someone who is Muslim believes that their God is the only God. They don't consider the other "gods" to be gods -- only false gods. So it isn't an issue of my god trumping your god; it's my God is the True God and your god isn't a god.

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Well, of course everyone is going to say that the deity they believe in should have the cornerstone, so this is a question that really will just go in circles.

That said, a lot of the older religions were actually disproven. We learned that moving stars were actually planets, not Gods; we've learned that magnetic fields control the sea and the scientific explanation for storms and other acts of nature.

Christianity and Islam may be the newest religions, but if you think about it, it is not so uncommon for the newest information to be the most truthful. Think about it in the terms of science--when a theory is proven repeatedly that changes something we have believed for many, many years, we follow it and consider it correct. Like when Galileo discovered that the sun was the center of the universe--we had believed that the Earth was the center far longer, but we now know that was wrong.

In answer to your question, I don't know what deity should have that award, because most of them, I think, are basically the same--a higher power. It doesn't really matter which one you believe in in terms of faith, love, and such, you just have to believe in one; have that faith in something you cannot prove.

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