Thank you guys! Even though we don't have the same views, doesn't mean we can't get along. I certainly hope I can maintain that charisma for you. I happen to enjoyed speaking to you. Now unto the next thing I prepared for you..
Well JeffPT, I would urge you to read this. Your statements are tough, what a critically thinking mind. Certainly some of this material would be amusing.
To each their own Jdawg.
Some will believe that if a God exists, that He is hateful and desires pain for you, others will believe the opposite. Some will not believe at all. The fact remains, no one could ever dispose the possibility of God. Doesn't matter what religion. What does that serve for? Only that there is a percentage that He exists. Would you be willing to bet that percentage is true? Or even more possibly that X religion pertains knowledge of the True God? Possibly not, but by relinquishing that percentage, you've just given up the Possibility of finding the truth about existence. Some might say, who cares? But that sounds rather ignorant doesn't it? So might claiming the universe was begat by an explosion or the very same that a Deity created it. What seems more likely to you? The universe and all it's intricacy exists by mere chance or is there purpose for the structure we live in? How might one divide the truth from a lie? Science is a healthy notion of that. Just because I’m theist, doesn't mean I think Science is of the devil. Now also you should realize that man has accumulated the discoveries of science based on theories, some critically dissected, others not so much.(Turtles theory.) And when a theory is proven wrong, it becomes updated. Not everything you know of science today, will remain the same 20 years from now. What else can we use to better understand our universe? History. Now Science, as collectively impressive as is, corresponds with History. What is our greatest source of History? The Bible.
History, is a key element in discovering more about the origins of life. Without written text, we wouldn't know anything that happened 400 years ago. We'd all forget by now, that generation would be dead. So what goods can we find by digging through History? What piece of History specifically proclaims the origins of mankind? The Bible, the most notorious book in existence. Why is the bible so notorious? One might say, well it served as law code in uncivilized times. That may very well be true, but it also holds record of civilization's past. What might one learn from said civilizations? Well, According to Job 40:15-24; NLT(2007)
Take a look at Behemoth,
which I made, just as I made you.
It eats grass like an ox.
16 See its powerful loins
and the muscles of its belly.
17 Its tail is as strong as a cedar.
The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together.
18 Its bones are tubes of bronze.
Its limbs are bars of iron.
19 It is a prime example of God’s handiwork,
and only its Creator can threaten it.
20 The mountains offer it their best food,
where all the wild animals play.
21 It lies under the lotus plants,
hidden by the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotus plants give it shade
among the willows beside the stream.
23 It is not disturbed by the raging river,
not concerned when the swelling Jordan rushes around it.
24 No one can catch it off guard
or put a ring in its nose and lead it away.
The Greek Old Testament, LXX was written in 321BC. And this is clearly the NLT(2007), but keep this in mind;
Modern translations of the bible refer to Behemoth as possibly an elephant or a hippo in the description, but Job is describing an Animal with the tail of a Cedar. So this animal had a tail the size of a tree. I don’t think that’s an elephant or hippo.
Although I received the scripture from a modern bible, I was able to recover this verse translated in English from the original LXX Bible. 321BC
“Behold now Behemoth (wild beastsLXX), which I made with you.
The rest I have for you in Greek, when placed in Google translate, it still doesn’t come out just right, so here’s definitive evidence this is well Greek, supposedly the original from (321 BC, you'll be seeing that a lot). If someone could truly translate the entire thing, that would be awesome. My source is BlueLetterBible.Org;http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Job&c=40&v=15&t=LXX#15
That’s all I could recover unfortunately, but notice how even the bibles in 321BC refers to an animal dubbed Behemoth. Translations between bibles are done either by thought per thought or word for word. It is possible both have been applied to these verses over time. However, that does not change the fact that a beast named Behemoth existed in 321BC. Possibly with the tail the size of a tree, no animal in our century displays such a feat.
He also was not harmed by a raging river, according to verse 23. It grazed like an Ox, so it must be an herbivore or an omnivore and it emphasizes the muscles of his belly. Notice also this, that the hills provide it's produce. Sounds awfully tall. What animal might that be? Perhaps a Dinosaur, but they weren’t supposed to exist for several millions of years now. Just as well, I thought Dinosaurs were supposedly discovered in 1821AD. But the stories vary to possibly 1822, 1830 and even 1841. Surely, still thousands of years after the days of The Greek Old Testament. Let's continue;
According to Isaiah 40:22 NLT(2007)
“God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.”
Okay, Isaiah was alive during the 8th Century BC. Claiming the earth was round, thousands of years before it was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Could a man, whose greatest mobility was sail boat and horse possess this knowledge or did it truly come from a Deity?
Here is the original Greek Version 321BChttp://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Isa&c=40&v=22&t=LXX#22
Job 26:7; NLT(2007)
God stretches the northern sky over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.
Here is the Greek version:http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Job&c=26&v=7&t=LXX#top
If these three prime examples were not strong enough proof that the Jewish faith was onto something, you’d simply be ignoring History. Although it's possible these scriptures were altered over time. But, I provided for you the semi-original verses, if we could translate them, we'd have the answer. Now whose to say these dates are correct? We’d have to trust that one to the books, more research is required. The Bible is not as base as society thinks. There’s a reason it’s the highest valued book in the world. Could History have known this on their own or was it the work of a Deity? We should all research it some more.
Lol the verses wouldn't translate through the post. I'll post the links instead. Just wait for the edit.