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  1. #1 Is this function of writings common among all god-scripture-religions? 
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    I'll take the bible as a reference point.(except some that does not use provenience to prove the scriptures is through a divine author.

    How reliable is the provenience of the bible?

    That they were truly written by the actual authors, and not just a group of philosophers that decided to gathered together to write an extremely revised, self-agreeing, non-contradictory book, that teaches morals in which they wish society to accuire and adopt, writing in different languages, signing off in many various authors and written from many different places, to persuade people to believe that it is a divine authority's message, doing all these, so that it will be passed through many generations (Deut 11: 19), spread through many people, telling them that it IS from a divine author (Matt 28: 19), so that this moral-teaching book will not dissipate and become blur in the millenniums that passed.


    What the philosophers expect when they write the bible:
    1) decieve people that the bible is true, written by divine authority: the provenience they created (different language, place written, authors, non-contradictarary) to conclude that it is not possible to happen by chance due to having no contact, that God wrote it, that it is true,
    2) they introduce fear to scare people so that people will read their writings more in search of a way out: Damnation,Hell,
    3) they supply relief in the form of hope: salvation through jesus christ,
    4) they demand actions they want society to adopt, to avoid the damnation/hell: teaching that ten commandments MUST be followed (1 John 2: 3-4),
    5) They include predictions of war/bloodshed/natural disasters (that will obviously happen in the future) to try and prove the scripture is really through a divine author.
    Besides, the bible can never be proven to be true... ...
    Or maybe i am wrong?

    are most other scripture religions same/or similar.


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    Legend says the Torah--the first five books of the Old Testament--was written by Moses, but scholars today believe there were multiple authors. The gospels of the New Testament are anonymously authored. That is, they were never intended to be read as if they were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

    As for their intent, I suppose it's no different than any other religious pioneers. There was likely a mix of true believers attempting to spread the word, and people eager for the power and influence such a philosophy engendered in those who promote it.


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    I think the main reason why religions are created to socialize and moralize a nation, but it seems that religious nations have more war and suicides..., fighting and bloodshed, and deaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanawe123 View Post
    I think the main reason why religions are created to socialize and moralize a nation, but it seems that religious nations have more war and suicides..., fighting and bloodshed, and deaths.
    Nations (not that such a concept existed when religions were first formed) were moral prior to the advent of religions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meraxes View Post
    Nations (not that such a concept existed when religions were first formed) were moral prior to the advent of religions.
    Religions might even predate humanity. Nations in any reasonable definition haven't been around more than perhaps ten thousand years.
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