Which Seems More Plausible..... ?

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Which seems more plausible?

  1. Abraham is the MOST special human who ever lived.

  2. Arab ego at the dawn of documentation.

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    THE Creator of Life and The Universe singling out an individual male from The Middle East as "The Apple of HIS Eye",

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    Arab ego? :dunno:


    Hows about we stop squabbling over the past and which ancient Arab story is the true and correct pathway to The God of Abraham as described in The Torah, The New Testament and The Qur'an, instead celebrate The God of (insert your name here), and start looking forward to our species working together to explore the stars?


    Just a thought....
     
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    Or it could be that the Jews were chosen because of their tradition of passing down their history orally.

    The reality is that anyone who has spent any time at all earnestly studying nature and the evolution of space and time cannot help but see purpose in creation.
     
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    Poll needs more options.

    Also, David.
     
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    As far as the stars, look what we've done to our own planet and to each other in the very short time we've existed on it. The last thing the stars need is humanity in the neighborhood.
     
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    Humanity is capable of great good and great evil. It's a journey. There will be ups and downs along the way.
     
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    Good post - I feel like not knowing gives me the greatest possible purpose that I can imagine.
     
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    Abraham just wanted to be known as starting the "one true religion"
    Little did he know, at a later time, people would figure out he was just plagiarizing the religion he grew up with :dunno:
     
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    I heard a guy say that he didn't know if he was atheist or agnostic because he's atheistic towards the man made religions (a positive case that they're a fraud) whereas he's agnostic towards the cosmos itself. I thought it was interesting and might call for the invention of a new term....but, I think also that agnosticism still fits that scenario just fine.
     
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    Thats a good way to describe where i am at.
     
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    Same, and it's where I've found literally everyone is at when they're walked down the reductio of questioning....be it in their awareness or not.
     
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