Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ask The Questions

In my last post where I mention things of religion and warble on about what to do now and other pre-menstrual musings, in the comments Nothern Musings mentioned having questions about the Bible that she's not had answers to. She asks:

When men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose. Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown....

Were these the "old" gods and heros of Greek, Roman and Norse mythology?? and if the sons of god had children with the daughters of man - doesn´t this mean that Christ was not the ONLY son of God, but rather he had heaps already and lots and lots of grandchildren....

I don't know, but what fun to think about. I do know that were many, many virgin births being reported and also many prophets so why not lots of Jesuses? (Don't look at the Wiki on virgin births as it's hotly contested and has been fingered into uselessness by overprotective zealots). There are people on the web who spend a lot of time asking the questions and showing that the Bible doesn't always have this loving, forgiving God they try and convince us of. Here's a new video from NonStampCollector, he does a lot of these kinds of videos showing direct translations and their insanity. Today is Cooking With Yaweh

Now you know if God ever tries to make you do this to let Him know you've never eaten road kill! Unless you have actually eaten roadkill, in which case you're kind of buggered.

So after all the waffle of "What will I do with myself?" I find myself today getting information on a radio broadcasting and writing for radio course. I will also be helping with a podcast for the Melbourne Atheists on Sunday. So, it looks like I'm finding a path. Funny enough, it's the path I wanted to go on when I started university as a communications major but was sidelined with a sudden passion for psychology that like most sudden passions, fizzled out (Oh I still love psychology, I just don't want to be made depressed by terrible, heart-wrenching stories all day). I originally, at 18, wanted to get into radio broadcasting. Although then it was more music morning show stuff I fancied but then I dated a DJ and felt woefully out of my depth in music knowledge. I know now the reality is, you don't have to be Rob from High Fidelity to work in radio.

We'll see where this all leads.


northern musings said...

Have fun!! Melbourne has a great community radio set up - so there is plenty of scope for people starting out. Meet lots of interesting (and strange) people!!

jomamma said...

Oh I could see you on Talk Radio... but don't forget your blond wig to wear on the way out to the car, so the "Thumpers" don't knock you in the head.

Beth said...

There. See? Radio work will suit you. Have fun!

sideshow bob said...

"Fingered into uselessness"...that's going into my lexicon.

Red Hot Sexy Papa said...

I twit now :)

Blog is tiring for me...


Liz said...

Well, I suppose I am "buggered"...whatever that means.
There is definately a difference in a week old dead possum with multiple tire treads, and a fresh young deer, just lightly smacked in the head, enough to send him to the other side. Or a tender young rabbit, still twitching in his death throes.
You damn straight, either will go right into the pot, and the left over meat (from the deer) into the freezer.
Call me crazy if you must, but them's some good eatin'.

My God provides for ALL my needs and then some in my life. Truly my cup runneth over with blessings, and I have never wanted or needed for ANYTHING !!!
But the biggest blessing is the amazing Peace and Tranquility that surrounds every aspect of my existence. And I don't feel the need to question any of just is what it is.
Mata ne
Liz (a Ferro-friend ;))
PS The Bible is meant to be read with an open Heart, Mind and Spirit..... "Direct Translations" ????
Wot the hell is that ???

Lyvvie said...

Hi Liz! To be buggered literally means to be sodomized, but it's used to mean out of luck. In the UK it's up there with all the usual curse words, but in America and Australia, I've noticed, it carried much less insult considering what it actually means.

I'm happy you find comfort with your faith and I have no problem with people who believe in God. My problem is when religion starts dictating how everyone should live, even those who don't believe or believe something else. Those who believe in the story of Creation and take it as the literal word of God and want Creation taught in schools and also want science taken out of school - those are the people who drive me insane.

Religion should be personal and at home or in the religious community. Expecting to bend to whole populous to one set of beliefs is an issue everyone should be vocal about.

Liz said...

I will never beat you over the head to force you to believe as I do. Nor should anyone else.

But I am also NOT A BIT shy to proclaim where I stand, in no uncertain terms. And to give credit where credit is due.

I lived on the "other" side for many many years, and would NEVER return to that hellish existence.
Strife, misery and upheaval will never be a factor in my life again.

Not saying bad shit never happens, but it is nice to know I don't have to deal with it alone and that the outcome will eventually be for the good. :)))
Mata ne