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"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
#1
"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"

I love this commandment! What does it tell us?
Theists, If it's from God, then logically it tells me that God knew there are other gods around competing for your worship.
And that he urges you profusely to worship him in particular (or else you'll burn! mofo. Geez, you're a great salesman God! Go Yahwey!)
Theists, Do you acknowledge this at least? If not, why not.

We atheists feel it's infinitely more probable that this was written by men. Men who knew that different cultures supported or favoured different Gods (religions).
Men who had a vested interest in swaying the masses towards a particular theology. Why else would this threat need to be written if it wasn't about control?

Looking forward to some enlightenment from theists...
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
Isn't Satan also a god?
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RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
Not sure Mat, I'm not a specialist in this field. I'm not going to make shit up ... I'll leave that to theologians and philosophers Big Grin
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
Satan is technically an angel, not a god.
#5
RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
And a fallen angel, at that.

But it was already in god's plan for Satan to fall, so he was doomed from the get go.
Disclaimer: I am only responsible for what I say, not what you choose to understand. 
(November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Have a good day at work.  If we ever meet in a professional setting, let me answer your question now.  Yes, I DO want fries with that.
#6
RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
Who's Gabriel then Dunno

And where did he fall from? How high? Did it hurt when he landed? Sorry for being an ignoramus...
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
(June 7, 2018 at 5:48 am)Kit Wrote: Satan is technically an angel, not a god.

What's the difference?

Angels channel the power of gods right?

So is Satan channelling Mr God's power?
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RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
(June 7, 2018 at 5:57 am)ignoramus Wrote: Who's Gabriel then Dunno

And where did he fall from? How high? Did it hurt when he landed? Sorry for being an ignoramus...

Don't know, don't care lol.
Disclaimer: I am only responsible for what I say, not what you choose to understand. 
(November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Have a good day at work.  If we ever meet in a professional setting, let me answer your question now.  Yes, I DO want fries with that.
#9
RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
Same here Joods, I can never keep up with the adventures of all our pop culture characters...
Is Yahwey from DC Comics or from the Marvel universe? I don't even know that much! How embarrass! Big Grin
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
#10
RE: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
It's almost as confusing as keeping track of all the names in the Lord of the Rings mythos.

I suppose JC is like Gandalf and Satan is like Saruman.



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