Originally Posted by dark
lol @ noone read my long *** post on pg 15
If it makes you feel any better, I read it (although I admit, I'm not much of an audience
). You and I actually seem to think sort of along the same lines as well. I also believe there was some "force" that set into motion the series of events that led to the "creation" of our universe as we know it. I just haven't come to terms with myself yet as to whether I belive this force was the God described in Christianity (or Judaism or Islam for that matter), or if it could possibly be someting else entirely.
I do agree that many aspects of the Christian church were likely influenced by the "powers that be" at the time of its birth, quite possibly in a negative and unfortunate manner. Remember, much of the New Testament is comprised of letters to members of the earliest Christian churches criticizing the ways things were being done. Unfortunately, those who knew Jesus personally couldn't stick around to continue guiding the Christian church through the rest of history.