Κυριακή, 27 Μαρτίου 2016

The World exists anyway, one cannot deny that!

There is a priest, professor emeritus of Theology in Greece, who is known for his "boys" and their behaviour in the Internet. He had admitted, that the "kids" had asked him for help, he praised their articles and he helped with information. These people cannot accept, that the history of the last two thousand years is interesting for other people too. That they may not interfere in discussions of  non-believers, because it is their right not to believe.
One tactic is their arbitrary change of definitions. The thousand year old accusation and insult of the Hellenes being idolatrous, will not do, because the Christians use icons, mummified body parts, other types of relics. So they change the definitions. They say that the Hellenic Ethnic Religion is idolatry, because "its gods are constructions of imaginative imagination of our ancestors".
So Nature, Art, Science, Philosophy exist only in the imaginative imagination of the Hellenes. Reality is a God who has to make the World out of nothing, so he can change it some time in the future, because there are people who don't like its reality.


Wikipedia
Idolatry is the worship of an idol or a physical object as a representation of a god. In all the Abrahamic religions idolatry is strongly forbidden, although views as to what constitutes idolatry differ within and between them. In some other religions the use of idols is accepted. Which images, ideas, and objects constitute idolatry is often a matter of considerable contention.
Behaviour considered idolatrous or potentially idolatrous may include the creation of any type of image of the deity, or of other figures of religious significance such as prophets, saints, and clergy, the creation of images of any person or animal at all, and the use of religious symbols, or secular ones. In addition, Christian theologians, following Saint Paul, have extended the concept to include giving undue importance to other aspects of religion, or to non-religious aspects of life in general, with no involvement of images specifically. For example, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship. Man commits idolatry whenever he honours and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods, or demons (for example satanism), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money etc."[1] In some ultra-conservative Islamic societies with sharia law, idolaters may face the death penalty

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