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Lest we forget.
"I recently read an article that offered a Christian apology to Jewish people for the wrongs committed against them. The author also acknowledged the way that Christianity was “built” on Judaism. That’s great; however, there’s a glaring omission here. Christianity was also largely “built” on the destruction and desecration of Greco-Roman polytheistic culture.
To be sure, Christians suffered under the early Empire. This was partly due to their beliefs and partly due to...
Those of you that thought that I wanted entertain a debate about the Disney movie are probably going to be disappointed. Sorry to burst anyone's bubble.
I've referenced a couple of times on this forum the principle reason for my departure from Catholicism and ultimately Christianity. But for the purpose of this thread, I'll reiterate it here:
When I was a wee lad, I attended CCD. During one of the classes, we were discussing what happens to people when they die. When the nun discussed...
All can see worldwide the division that the spirit of antichrist is causing in mortal hearts. Even in those who are told they are Christian. 33,000 religions claiming to be Christian--one is Christian, 32,999 are not. There is no division with Jesus( 1Cor 1:10)--the problem I see is that 32,999 of those religions are NOT teaching what Jesus actually taught--they are being paid to teach that religions brand of dogma.
Hearts are being filled with hatred by those who cause division. STOP...
In Genesis 1:26,27 it says god created us so we would "rule over all the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. . . . rule over all the large animals and all the little things that crawl on the earth.” Rule over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
To me this is extremely odd. In what way are we expected to "rule over every living thing that moves on the earth," and why?
Obviously we have little if any rule over 99% of "every living thing that moves on the earth,” nor does it...
A Religious friend recited what his religion was teaching him. He said Sin is bad. He said we are all Sinners. Finally, He said we all need to be forgiven by God for our Sins.
OK. Let's think about this for a while. God creates us. God is supposed to be Perfect. How could God create such a flaw in everyone that would make everyone Sinners? Further, since the flaw is God's mistake, why does one need God to forgive us?
Perhaps Religion has it all wrong. Let's assume God is smart enough not to...
We are made in the image and likeness of God.
Some claim otherwise, but... We are selves as God is a self -though God is greater.
I have been considering how a self is made up -and what must precede what.
Our complex selves are based on simple interactions in various arrangements.
Simple components which interact are -in the most basic sense -aware of each other.
That simple awareness is the basis of our complex awareness.
"Evolution" is a process which produces selves -which in turn...
What is the purpose of religion or your world view?
To get us started, I share one of the purposes of the Baha'i Faith:
Religion, writes Bahá’u’lláh, is “the chief instrument for the establishment of order in the world, and of tranquillity amongst its peoples.”
“s not the object of every Revelation,” He asks, “to effect a transformation in the whole character of mankind, a transformation that shall manifest itself, both outwardly and inwardly, that shall affect both its inner life and...
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