What’s with Protestants and Catholics and their hate of knowledge?

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    What’s with Protestants and Catholics and their hate of knowledge?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Xv4mV1BIs]The Spanish Inquisition ("(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League) - YouTube[/ame]

    In the early years, the Catholics hierarchy was against the reading of scriptures. In that day, to question any dogma was often met with violence. It took Martin Luther to end Catholic monopoly of biblical interpretation yet it can be argued that he did so for political, monetary and not religious reasons. Germany was losing too much wealth to Rome and he used his theses against indulgences to split from the Catholic Church.

    Since that day, the Spanish inquisition, and Catholic/Protestant policies have pushes for only the biblical interpretations that have been sanctioned by the various Church hierarchies to be accepted. IOW, they are to control your theosis or apotheosis.

    Being a Gnostic Christian, I of course ignore such commands. If you are one of faith then you cannot. You must kowtow to whatever sect you belong to and believe as they believe.

    Most Catholics and Protestants I talk to tell me that we are not to judge God. Strange as this condition excludes them of course, as they have judged their God to be good. The rest of us are fine if we agree and since we cannot judge God on our own, we are not allowed to judge anything but good. Judging God as evil is not allowed.

    To judge, one needs knowledge first and foremost. Eden shows that God did not want Adam and Eve to have knowledge of good and evil. The early Catholic Church followed suit by burning competing gospels and killing members of other Christian sects that did not convert. Protestant sects and their hierarchies, by insisting that theosis is under their guidance only, also discourage questioning and judging and acquiring knowledge.

    “Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.

    Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.”

    Martin Luther

    What do the churches fear with a more intelligent population?

    Are they afraid that with knowledge, people will stop believing in talking animals and other fantasies, miracles and magic and realize that their faith has no clothes?

    hans christian anderson emperor's new clothes - Yahoo! Video Search

    Are so called religious folk following religions and Gods or are they following tradition and culture as this following indicates?

    Richard Dawkins: If Science Worked Like Religion - YouTube

    Is that why the various Abrahamic cults are not reconciling their doctrinal differences and not seeking knowledge and unification?

    A & E were punished for seeking knowledge and becoming as Gods.

    The Church punishes any that seek knowledge that does not match Church dogma. True or not.

    Just how stupid does the Church want their adherents? Do they want slaves the same way their God does?

    As a believer, just how big of a blinder are you willing to wear to follow your Church and God?

    How much B S are you willing to eat from your Church hierarchy to maintain the delusion that you believe in an invisible miracle working absentee super God?

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    some day man will face that all religion was merely a coping mechanism to soothe mans insaciable desire for answers.

    Now we are finding the real answers and dont need the myths.
     
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    I don't think you can call it a hate of knowledge for the Catholic/Protestants.

    It is more like "maintaining the control and dissemination of scientifc knowledge while keeping their brand of religion relevant".
     
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    Seriously?

    You're seriously faulting the believers of the day for what happened 400 years ago?

    Do you berate MDs today for LEECHING GEORGE WASINGTON to death, too?
     
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    Soonest is best.

    Unfortunately there are still many who will not let go of their ----- God did it ---- trump card, and grow up.

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    Regards
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    I did not assign blame.

    I just wondered how in today's world, anyone can think that it is good to have a theology that is based on talking animals and water walkers.

    Especially when the God in question is genocidal and had his own son needlessly murdered.

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    Ever wondered how embarrassing it's gonna be for you if, when you die, you find out there really is a God?

    :lol:
     
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    What happens if there is no God, Cali-G?

    Or worst, that GOD did not send the messiah(!ll you christians are in a bigger boat load of crap in that case! Trying to mislead GOD's chosen will provoke GOD's wraith against you!But I bet you Christians never consider that little Jewish fact!!)
     
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    Is that a reason to believe in a magic man in the sky? :eek:

    What if you die and find out the Hinus were right to believe in an Elephant god? :eusa_whistle:

    Or one of the many hundreds of 'gods' people have imagined over the centuries is the real deity and not your xtian sky fairy? :eusa_angel:
     

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