Greek philosophers caused disruption within their community with
the ideas they introduced,
often they were forced to be exiled from their country, and others to be put to
death (Socrates). The broad scope of knowledge they had, was difficult
for the average
man to comprehend.
Thinkers, prophets and philosophers of the past suspected the existence and the
power of an Almighty force, without however any proof. Democritus was
certain about the structure of the atom and its behavior. The discovery of gravity
Empedocles, 'the prime mover' as called by Aristotle, is responsible for order
and harmony in the universe, and this was inconceivable to people in ancient times.
(the origin or genealogy of the gods) the early
Paleolithic Greeks of the mountains as soon as they reached
the ability to think, they never imagined that some one from heaven
created the world, they stood up and reviewed the
facts and came to conclusion that no creature on the world is
superior to them, for this they called them
selves Θεοί (=Gods),
the word «ΘΕΟΣ»
(=God) meaning MAN because man is the only creature on earth
to use logic and thorough
knowledge can reach God (=logic),
the word ΘΕΟΣ is a replacement of the ancient word «ΘΑΩ»
meaning broad vision and mind, and did not resemble the God we
know today. Long before the floods (cataclysm) they created the
12 Gods of Olympus (=heavens).
Greeks created 12 Gods according to their
needs, plus many
their beliefs where Idea-latric (latria
=Greek for worship)
and not idol worship. This Gods never make miracles but teach
humans to use their minds to solve their problems. The Gods did not create the world
but they played an important role in improving it. Teaching the
people through knowledge and awareness to reach the (Θείων
= God-like). They worshiped the perfection of body and mind, art, music,
mathematics, health and medicine, physics, and mostly the love of nature,
all this based on justice that all people are equal.
Each God representing a task like a ministry and that was a bond of
law to the people, with festivals, and celebrations, expressing their
gratitude to Gods.
Asian beliefs are endless circle of dying and reborn.
Judaism Islam and Christianity is to choose between punishment those
who sin in hell, and those who don't go to heaven
Monotheism (one God) «I am the only God
and you shall not worship another» we read in the bible, (Those who are with me or those
who are against me!!!) Greeks had a democratic choice and
flexibility worshiping each God, (never been
recorded religious fanaticism, because they supported the free
religion) people choosing a God as a guardian
angel as it is customary today with Christianity,
we read the straggle of Odysseus in the seas, damned by Poseidon God
of the sea, and at the same time receiving help from Goddess
Athena. Greek philosophers accepted one true
but never worshiped him.
Conflicting with the Hebrew philosophy of the Bible, to
man eat from the forbidden tree, the tree of knowledge and
Greeks believed that all people are equal, and they should
never bow, or kneel in front of a king a God or another
human, but stand and look at him straight in the eyes. Man's mind should be used to
study and examine all things
with no fear, including Gods, and Kings and
criticize them. Islam
and Christianity based on the Bible led humanity to
dark ages, until the 14th century when
Renaissance was most welcomed to
the western world.
Socrates once said there are two religions, one for the noble
and wise, and one for the masses (religious blind-chauvinistic mob).
There was no belief amongst the ancient
Greeks of an evil deity, their belief was that the 'evil' existed
only within one's soul and through self-exploration and
self-awareness it could be overcome and expelled from within. This
is why no evidence of statues and images of a 'devil' have ever been
to became a powerful religion had to be judged by the Greeks?"
all holy scriptures and the New testament
were written in Greek because the Greek language was the