virus: Re: FW: Superstitions

Luree Dell-Bryan (
Tue, 7 Nov 95 10:14 PST

>From: (Luree Dell-Bryan)
>Subject: Re: FW: Superstitions

Luree says:
>Thank you for your comments. I know that your belief system is important
to you but I can never accept it.

Fern says:
>>>> I wouldn't call this redicullous cruelty. God made it plain to Adam and
>>Eve that they were not to eat from ONE tree, only one out of an abundance
>>of trees.

Luree says:
>It seems that Adam and Eve were punished for trying to gain knowledge. If
they would have never eaten the fruit, then they would live in blissful
ignorance forever. How dull! Why should eating this fruit condemn all
mankind? How could Adam and Eve be morally responsible and commit sin when
they were ignorant of the distinction between good and evil till they had
acquired the knowledge by eating the magic fruit? Science shows that man
has risen from a low condition, not fallen from a high one.

Fern says:
>>>> In truth, this topic is still hotly debated amongst scientists! , if
>>God uses his Word to condemn Sexual Immorality, then I assure you he did
>>not instill a mixed sexual genetic code!

Luree says:
>Yes - some people have a psychological problem and can be labelled as
bisexual. True homosexuality is genetic. Unfortunately, there are many
examples of mixed sexual genetic codes, from hermaphroditism, to girls born
with purely female genes who are unable to understand math or geography
because these are male brain subjects. An interesting book about this is
"Brain Sex". I don't know the author but it has also been made into a
mini-series which has been aired on many education channels.

Fern says:>
>>>> If you study the whole bible you will find hundreds of prophesies of
>>Christ! I have studied many religions and all that I have read in ways try
>>to parallel the God of the Bible, but are definatly younger!

Luree says:
>Christianity is a very young religion, only around two thousand years old.
Many of its rituals come from earlier Pagan based religions. (eucharist for
>As to prophesies try Isa. 7:14-16
>Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall
conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey
shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. For
before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the
land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
>[Christians persist in claiming this as one of the most striking prophesies
of Christ, although the context clearly shows that it is nothing of the
kind. But Christ was not born of a virgin. The Christians assert that he
was, and then take their utterly unfounded and unproven assertation of an
impossible occurrence as proof of the fulfillment of a prophecy which they
have distorted from its plain original meaning and purpose. Christ was not
called Immanuel except by those who do so in order to fulfill the alleged
prophecy. He was called Jesus. The word translated "virgin" only means
"young woman", and the context (Isa.8:1-4: Moreover the LORD said unto me,
'Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning
Mahershalalhashbaz.' And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah
the preist, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went unto the
prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me,
'Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. For before the child shall have
knowledge to cry, 'My father' and 'My mother', the riches of Damascus and
the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.)
describing how the prophet set aboout fulfilling his prophesy, shows that
the conception of the child was to be in a purely natural way. There is
nothing remarkable in the expectation that a person who is a virgin now,
shall become a mother at some future date.]
>Sorry, this is taking too long so I won't be able to dispute the alleged
prophecy of Christ's birth at Bethlehem. However, Christ did not fulfill
the prophecy, for he never was a ruler in Isreal, and did not deliver Isreal
from the Assyrian when he came into the land.
>The Bible is full of contradictions. A holy and inspired book would be
clear in order to help mankind.
>God is to be found by those who seek him. Prov.8:17 "Those that seek me
early shall find me."
>God is not to be found by those who seek him. Prov.1:28 "Then shall they
call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they
shall not find me." Isa.1:15 "And when you spread forth your hands, I will
hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear."
Ps.18:41 "They cried, but there was none to save them; even unto the LORD,
but he answered them not."
>I wish you peace and good will. I wish that things would be fine for the
whole world, all god's creatures, but things are not. I'm afraid your god
is too cruel for my taste.