At 2/10/13 04:02 PM, AmericanZero wrote:
it's the first guide of living life
Uh...what? Socrates, Epicurus, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Gautama Buddha, et al. gave plenty of solid advice about living life in pre-Christian times.
Not to mention that the Christian Bible itself is essentially Torah 2: Electric Jesusloo.
Religion is a scam, the Bible is really a useful tool though it has every guide on how to be a good person in it..
Sure, there are some good bits in there that are worth cherry-picking, and it's obviously had a big impact on the past two thousand years of philosophy and culture, but it has been two thousand years. Our understanding of life and the world is much, much different now than it was then, and there's such an enormous variety of religious, philosophical, scientific, and artistic works from all different time periods and locations available to inform people's ideas about what makes a good person that it would be silly to say that this one two-thousand-year-old book alone somehow has all the answers you'll ever need.
and it's about finding yourself, not worshiping false ideas.. but look up at the sky and there is definitely something somewhere out there.
Cool, but it's kind of presumptuous, intellectually limiting, and even weirdly a little pessimistic to think that that "something" can only be defined in supernatural spiritual terms.