Why do we believe in God?

 

The lost gospels that were found in Egypt tell us a different side of the Christian religion, and had they been included in the current bible, Christianity would be very different today or maybe it wouldn't haven't lasted so long. The early leaders, condemned the other gospels as heretic and for over a thousand years they have been unheard of. However, the truth is that these lost gospels have been found and are preserved in Egypt where they were found.

Nag Hammadi, Egypt, 300 miles south of Cairo. A library of 50 individual works of Christianity were found. These are the lost gospels of Christianity, the ones that did not make it to the bible. But the story of Jesus in these are very much different. A Jesus who didn't die, who sought vengeance against his enemies, and who shared a strong bond with Mary Magdalen.

The gospel of Thomas was discovered in it's entirety. Written in Egyptian language, it's writing style is different in that it speaks of direct quotes from Jesus. It's not the story of Jesus, about his miracle birth, death and resurrection , but instead speaks of the wisdom that Jesus thought. The gospel of Thomas is a collection of Jesus' quotes;  some of the quotes match what other gospels say, but there are some new ones that reveal Jesus in a new light.

The most shocking is the following conversation between Jesus and Peter

"Peter says: Let Mary [magdalene] go away from us because women are not worthy of life. Jesus says  Behold I will lead her so that she might become male so that she might become also a living spirit like you males because any woman who makes herself male will go into the kingdom in the heavens" Thomas verse 114

It's not to mean a literal transformation of gender. In those days men were considered to be superior because they were made from the image of God. Here Jesus says that Mary will also become as perfect as they are and any person who becomes a more perfect human being will be able to reach the kingdom of heaven.

The gospel of Thomas was written to be read (it wasn't hidden from the public) and was written on the highest quality of paper (papyrus) at the time. It was also meant for the reader to think, this gospel is very cryptic and filled with riddles.

Why was this Gospel deemed heretic by the orthodox Christians? Who is to say which gospel had it right? They were all written around the same time, and these new gospels have been tested and found to be written within a century after Jesus death, some speculate that this and other gospels were written earlier than the ones found in the New Testament.

It just goes to show you that the bible was constructed by men. The Gospels were picked out from a stack of many, and the outcome shaped the history of Christianity forever.


 
 

For the most part, Creationists just haven't taken the time to open a science book. Most have the audacity to claim that Evolution is just a "theory". Which, ironically, they are right. If they actually knew what a scientific theory is, then they would understand that a theory is not the same thing as a guess.

A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. A theory is valid as long as there is no evidence to dispute it; so theoretically, it is possible to dispute a theory if you are able to disprove the hypothesis or group of hypotheses with real observations.

So the creationist should first find evidence that disproves the evolution theory before they can make any claim that Evolution is false. What creationists must understand that in order to disprove Evolution, they have to disprove countless of tested hypothesis that support Evolution.

Creationism doesn't have real science (evidence) to support it, its just a collection of guesses that are fueled by old superstitions.To this day the Creationist hypothesis has not ben awarded the title of a scientific theory. Evolution is a theory, creationism is not; its just a belief. Faith, by it's definition, means to accept something as true without proof. That is where Science and Faith stand divided.

I read great analogy that can further explain to you what a theory is:

Hypothesis: All swans must be white.
Observation: Every swan I've ever seen is white. 
Test: A random sampling of swans from each continent where swans are indigenous produces only white swans.
Publication: "My global research has indicated that swans are always white, wherever they are observed."
Verification: Every swan any other scientist has ever observed in any country has always been white.
Theory: All swans are white.


 
 

Let me share with you the story of a messiah that was written a long-long time ago. His coming was announced by an angel to a young virgin. She was told that she would give birth to a son who would be the only begotten son of God. The adoptive father joined the young virgin to protect her and he was a direct descendant of royalty.

The boy's birth was witnessed by shepherds and three noble men who came to adore the god-child. They followed a star in the sky to arrive at his birthplace. The boy was immediately in danger and the family fled thanks to the advise of an angel.

The boy grew to be a man, and at age 30 was baptized in a river. The baptist was later beheaded for this action. The young messiah then started his ministry and gathered a following of  disciples. He was tempted in the dessert, but he resisted. He performed many miracles including: walking on water, commanding the seas, healing the sick, making the blind sea, and most impressive of all, raising the dead.

He became popular and was known as the good shepherd, the lamb of God, the bread of life, the son of man, the Word, and the fisher. He was condemned for death and was crucified along with two thieves. His body was buried in a tomb but rose from the death by the third day.

This is not the story of Jesus, but rather the story of Horus. His story was written in the Egyptian "Book of the dead" many centuries before Jesus (2000BC). What most Christians don't know is that the story of Jesus is not original. In fact there are other messiahs/gods that are very similar to the story of Jesus: Mythra and Krishna are two other great examples.

Just goes to show you that the new testament was written using the many stories that surrounded the area during that time. Its just that Christianity in the end triumphed over the rest of them in the Western World.