did they die into nothingness?
go to a Hell no one knew about yet?
did they die well according to their personal beliefs and go to wherever their pagan religions said they would go?
If that last one is it, then the Pagan religions must also be true, wouldn't they? If a Viking went to Valhalla, wouldn't Valhalla still exist? or the Ellysian Fields and Hades? They wouldn't just disappear.
What happened to the immortal soul before Christianity, there were millions of people and dozens of advanced empires and nations prior to Christ who thought they were doing the right thing, as well... just like we do today.
What makes us righter than them? (besides the Bible say so...)
Answer by WoodWitch at 6:49 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
NannyB- the Jewish religion and their God was not around since the beginningof time- as archaeological and historical evidence will tell you, so explain to me how those people would have been given the same opportunity to believe if those beliefs didn't exist yet?
Answer by IhartU at 8:18 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Zoey, I guess the explanation could be as simple as. ...... History is only written by the winner...
Answer by WoodWitch at 9:47 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
missionarywifey... she is saying that the biblical story of creation is not the oldest and if it was the TRUE story (as well as all the other stories in the bible) then they would have appeared FIRST- which they did not. There is evidence of other, more ancient stores and myths- ones that PRE-DATE the Hebrew ones- therefore, you saying all the proof you need is in the bible makes no sense- the truth should BE in the very first editions of the myths- not the stolen and embellished ones presented in the bible.
If your God was the one true and only god, then he would have been the first to appear and to be written about and worshipped and he wasn't- the idea of the Judaic god appeared well after the gods of the Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians and so on.
Answer by IhartU at 10:34 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Sure, because that is what the Vikings believed.... I realize where this question comes from, but it is like one of those trick questions you used to ask as a kid. The answers are only relevant to individuals in regards to their own belief system, so one person can say that Valhalla doesn't exist and other can say it does and they would both be right. If I were to ask my son who is five, he would tell you that Valhalla was once said to exist at the Frosty Freezy Freeze (Fanboy and ChumChum) LOL.... but was found to be in the sky!
Answer by WoodWitch at 7:15 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:43 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
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Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:38 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
The teachings of Ancient societies are still alive today. Pple such as myself still practice and believe in the sacred teachings of universal love, vibratory/aura/chakra cause and effects, magick, astral projection and so on. We (along with the ancient beliefs) are demonized for not following organized religion. Ppl in ancient times understood the power of thought - mind over matter, and knew that thought can manifest into reality. They were supreme beings, and much more intelligent and knowledgeable about the ka and afterlife. Im sure those who believed in any hell, was there already before dying physically. Back then ppl were in the business of governing themselves. The real concern should be about the conditions of today's ppl. The major religion, now, wears a mask of multiple identities - and most of it comes with hate led by fear.
Answer by sugahmamma at 9:40 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 9:58 AM on Sep. 1, 2010