bob x said:"Steve? "
That's from a slogan among the gay-basher Christians in the US, "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!"
"didn't they determine a few years ago that all humans can be traced back to 7 females through MDNA?"
That is only the mitochondrial DNA, that is passed from your mother's mother's mother's mother's.... mother. You still have autosomal DNA from your mother's father's father's mother's.... mother, who is not one of the 7. The Y-chromosomal DNA (father's father's...) likewise goes back to only a limited subset of the males who lived way back when.
Namaste suanni,suanni said:Back to the original question at hand. I've never heard of another perspective of God other than the usual Christian and pagan perspectives. However, I suppose me being different(!) I view the Maker of all slightly different. I'm not sure of what form The Maker takes. In my opinion mankind personified the Maker in order to identify with something he couldn't see but knew was there, hence the many different views of the Maker and the different takes on how to honour & love the Maker. And I believe that nobody is wrong in the way that they love The Maker.
suanni said:Very interesting, Vajradhara and arthra.
I had to look up Baha'i, I had never heard of it before.
From what I am reading Vajradhara, the Hindu beliefs are very like the pagan beliefs, from the concept of God being everywhere and in everything, plus the many Gods for varying aspects of this world.
And from what I have gleaned, both religions stem from the same part of the world.
Pardon my ignorance, but did Baha'i 'splinter' from the Hindu religion?