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RE: People don't kill people. Ideas do │Steemosophy 4/4 │

in #life3 years ago

But I know that we all should acknowledge the fact that we are prisoners.

Doesn't that belief make you a prisoner?

To me the parable of the "tree of knowledge of good and evil" in the bible refers to falling from grace through the acquisition of judgement via the eating of an allegorical hallucinatory fruit. This "knowledge" is just an idea, one that creates personal pain which leads us to inflict our pain on others. But I'm the only person I know that sees that bible passage (which I would have quoted here if there weren't so many bibles out there with conflicting translations of that parable) in that light. And since almost the entire world believes in that JCM relgion (Judeo-Christian-Moslem), Judgement is built into our culture.

If there only were more people like him...

And like you.

Great post. Keep them coming. upvoted and resteemed

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Unfortunately I didn't read the Bible. Maybe one day...
You are right. I do think that the belief you pointed to makes you a prisoner in its own way. It makes you prisoner to the idea that you cannot escape being a prisoner. Or at least that's the way I look at it.

Thank you!
I have my demons, but I try to learn as much as I can from better people.

I have my demons, but I try to learn as much as I can from better people.

We all do. Other people and Nature are the best teachers. I'm not a bible thumper either. It's just an interesting book that has been taken way out of context. It's very old and has been translated into many languages. Some of it is history, some of it is mythology. Most people who worship it don't know the difference. You know the expression, "It loses something in the translation?" Here's an example. I had a (obviously bored) friend who decided to learn Sumarian, the original language of the bible, so he could understand it better. He pointed out to me one day that the word for camel was the same word for rope. There's a passage in the King James bible that says something like, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven." Think that's a mistranslation? How many more do you think are in there? There's a lot of wisdom in there. I just needs to be weeded out. IMHO

You are right!
I started reading The Bible 2 times and both times gave up at firs.
Maybe I will finish it one day, when I will be more ready for it.
Also, aren't they very strict when it comes to translating the Bible, having some kind of gathering of priests that are discussing the best way to translate it, as to not lose it's original meaning?
A professor told me that they have some kind of council for that.

I don't know about that. Maybe for Catholics. They may do that now, but the bible is 6000 years old. From Sumarian to Greek to Roman (Latin) and Hebrew in there someplace. When I went to find the quote about the tree of the knowledge of good an evil, I visited this site. Look how many ways they say the same thing. To me, some of them contradict each other. And that's just English. The bible is probably the most translated book there is. Plus it's been used by quite a few hierarchical power structures. The official Christian bible left out the teachings of apostle Thomas and Mary Magdalen, because they didn't fit in with what the priests believed. Let's just say the bible is a real mess because it has been used by many to fulfill some agenda.

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