Do you have a primitive belief?

Was just complimented the other day, albeit it was meant to be an insult for not being ‘up with the times,’ but hey, gotta say thanks when the little tokens arrive, even if they are dropped off at your neighbor’s place. I was accused: ‘Your beliefs are primitive!’

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To give allegiance to a God in heaven, and to actually believe He left His creation with a manual on how to life in a dark world, (made dark by man mind ya) is thought to be well, kind of like living in the fog, so say the professional thinkers of our day.

Yes, I am thought to be old school, for I do not adhere to atheism. I think it is dead wrong for the same gender to be familiar, I think boys should have separate bathrooms than girls, I think Boy Scouts should be for males only, I think Girl Scouts should be for females only, yep, call me primitive.

Lo and behold, the truly enlightened ones are the harbingers and protectors of the new dawn. Absolutes? Intelligent people have grown out of that school of thought. Everything is fine if you don’t hurt anybody. Believe in God? Are you kidding? Absolutely not.

Me, I’ll stick with primitive. Let’s take a peek at some of the antiquated  scriptures which make me, and others like-minded so behind the times,  if we were God forbid, to believe such things. Just a quick peek at the so-called old school of thought, once held in esteem by plain folks or ahem, cave men.

‘Love thy enemies’

‘Forgive seventy times seven’

‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’

‘Whatsoever is lovely, just, and pure,  think on these things’

‘Thou shalt not lie or steal’

‘Honour your father and mother’

”Pray for the peace of Jerusalem’

‘Flee fornication’

‘Lord I believe, help thou mine unbelief’

‘I do now set my bow in the cloud’

‘Now the man Moses died at 120 years, his eye was not dim, neither was his natural strength abated’

‘Now the king prepared a great furnace for Daniel’

‘The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart Oh God thou wilt not despise’

‘Take a little wine for thy stomach’s sake’

‘There are none righteous, no not any’

‘The kings and rulers took counsel against the Lord and against His anointed’

‘And He went into Bethany, and abode in the house of Simon the leper’

‘She brake the alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious, and poured it on his head’

‘It is finished’

‘He bowed His head and gave up the ghost’

‘Be careful that ye offend not one of these little ones’

‘Now the just shall live by faith’

‘And God created man from the dust of the ground’

‘Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world’

 ‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all’

To the person who thinks these are stone age truths, you may not notice. In these few   primitive  texts, we learn of creation, health (both physical and mental), atonement, redemption, confederacies, faith, doubt, sanctification, exhortation, death, life, inspiration, preservation, religion, care for children, justification, salvation, reverence, propitiation, and the eternal promises of the One and true God.

Take note, we learn what true religion is, and I dare say there are so few religious people. Now then Mr. and Mrs. Enlightenment, what pray tell in your world view can even come close to these primitive words of faith, hope, and charity?

Primitive beliefs? Guilty as charged.

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25 Responses to Do you have a primitive belief?

  1. That was just awesome. Well said.

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  2. Great post! This new way of thinking and living life is, well, just that… It’s NEW. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen!

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  3. SLIMJIM says:

    May it be as old as Biblical faith if I’m going to be charged as holding on to primitive beliefs

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  4. ColorStorm says:

    Cherry picked arcH?

    Since I was looking to paint the sweetness of primitive truth then yes;

    The killing of Agag (etc) was not a point I wanted to make AT THAT TIME.

    But I asked a question at the end of that post; do you have something even remotely close?

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      I don’t need a book of fables and commandments to give me hope, to have faith in the basic goodness of Humankind, nor to help others less fortunate than myself (that which you would call charity), for I see such qualities in the eyes of every child I meet.

      “So many Gods, so many creeds,
      So many paths that wind and wind,
      When just the art of being kind
      Is all this sad world needs.”
      — Ella Wheeler Wilcox —

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Well arcH-

        Yea, seen that before, it’s called ‘we are the world.’
        Riots in Ferguson USA, over a non-indictment; a fine example of your ‘humankind,’

        Beheading beasts in the Middle East, again fine examples of humankind. Nation against nation, sorry arcH, photo shoots do not change the heart.

        Don’t need commandments huh, ok.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I’m quite aware of the rioting and beheadings, the news sources are full of them. Interestingly, all of the loving acts of kindness never make the news – primarily because they are more the norm, than newsworthy.

          Even the beheadings pale in comparison to the god-ordered genocides of Joshua, in which pregnant women’s bellies were ripped open and their fetuses murdered before their dying mother’s eyes. I didn’t notice anything about that mentioned in your list of primitive beliefs.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Please refer me to the exact scripture so I can address it properly-

          I’ll be happy to.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          CS – I was mistaken about the book, it was Hosea, not Joshua:

          “Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” (Hosea 13:16)

          But here ARE a few tidbits from Joshua:
          KILLED ALL INHABITANTS, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN
          8:25/26 – Ai
          10:30 – Libna
          10:33 – Lachish
          10:35 – Eglon
          10:37 – Hebron
          10:39 – Debir
          11:11 – Hazor

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nope didn’t forget arcH-

          Short answer:

          In light of idolatry, God knows everything.

          long answer you will scorn just as well, so…………

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Yep, if you’re going to justify genocide, murder and infanticide, better stick with the short answer and avoid wasting any more of anyone’s time than necessary. If you’re going with, “God can do what He wants,” you must be aware that what one does is indicative of how one thinks – it goes to character – and ordering genocide, murder and infanticide conflicts directly with John 3:16 – one, or the other, must be in error.

          You likely don’t agree with abortion either – it may surprise you, but I have a problem with it myself – but it’s hard to equate a god-given “no abortions” policy with this, from Hosea 13:16: “…their women with child shall be ripped up.” Even abortion is more merciful.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s true,arch_

          God knows everything, and he certainly knows tomorrows news.

          Man is pretty nasty, i agree-reading Hosea should humble most people.

          I’ve said it a thousand times, God is not on trial..man is.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          God is not on trial..man is. – Considering that your god reputedly ordered such carnage, I’d have to say you’re right – Man is on trial for believing such garbage, for following a god who could issue such vile orders, and for carrying out such devastation – in essence, for not saying, “No! I’m above treating my fellow Man so inhumanely – if you want them slaughtered, do it yourself!

          “I distrust those people who know so well what god wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”
          — Susan B. Anthony —

          “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”
          — Blaise Pascal —

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  5. Wally Fry says:

    Hey…this caveman has a question. Since any real atheist would deny any absolute moral standard, why do they judge the God they don’t believe in for His supposed moral failures? I mean if there is no God, and no absolute moral authority, how can God be immoral? Just wonderin ya’ll.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah Wally good question; see if anybody wants to give a go at it.

      The argument is continually and never-ending circular from that view point. Accuse God of ‘murder?’ Then say there is no God? Wow.

      And supposedly it is the believer who does not engage the brain…

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Thanks for the reply ColorStorm. Maybe I can get an answer without being called a pinhead. That’s been my day. My entire day tomorrow is going to be spent trying to find a good psychiatrist, since every atheist on WordPress has told me I need one LOL.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Consider yourself privileged to have gained the ear of so and so, and so and so, albeit a deaf ear but still,

          you have entered the ‘A-zone.’ 😉

          Of course we know, greater is He who …………..than he who……………….

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Thanks Arch…so there IS some absolute, universal morality?

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I don’t know how “absolute” it is Wally, but if Homo Sapiens hadn’t learned such qualities as empathy, compassion, cooperation and sharing, I don’t believe we would have survived as a species to pass those qualities along to our offspring. Archaeologists have discovered that Neanderthals primarily banded in groups of 30 +/- people, and didn’t much associate with other members of their own species, whereas developments and inventions of Sapiens were found in other Sapiens’ tribes for a considerable distance from their point of origin, indicating that these had been shared with others.

        As for absolute – we should expect that , “Do not kill” would be an absolute moral precept, yet we still have wars, and the more primitive countries still perform capital punishment, so I can’t really see that as being absolute, unless it’s practiced universally.

        I guess, bottom line, we Humans are a work in progress – we try things, pass on what we believe works and discard those that we believe don’t. Often, we get it wrong, and pass on things that don’t work, such as Climate Change denial. Hopefully, we’re also capable of self-correction, of altering a behavior that is harmful to us that we once believed beneficial – and hopefully, we can do it before we join the Neanderthal.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Arch…thank you for a reasonable, considerate response. I truly mean that. Of course, we fundamentally disagree on the subject, but that’s okay for the moment. I do hope you will keep reading and engaging. Again, thanks.

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    For all of those who celebrate it, HAPPY T-GIVING!

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