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OK, about a decade ago, I was going to barbeque some meat that my wife was supposed to thaw out for me but forgot, thus I had my grill out but nothing to put on it. However, my neighbor's obnoxious dog was outside, so I went over to their house, took their dog, skinned it, cut it up, and then put it on the grill.
When the neighbor came home and found out what I'd done, I offered him money for the dog, but he still was angry. So, I asked him if he ever ate meat, and he said yes, so I...
The meaning of the existence of science is the presence of
Absolute Truth, Objective Knowledge, and Verity. The All-Knowing is Absolute Truth.
He is aware of His existence. Therefore, the existence of God
is Absolutely True and Accurate.
Would a debate follow?
We don't really know how many authors have contributed to the Bible throughout history. But one thing for sure is the Bible has several types of books. Some scholars follow Genre criticism so heavily that some find it difficult to get out of it. It' almost intoxicating they say. I am thinking if I knew Hebrew I would see the beauty of the Tank's poetry but unfortunately I don't. One scholar said that the "The rhythmic and to some extent the syntactic aspects of the system will be invisible...
When does an organized religion become dangerous?
I’ll use the Baha’i faith as an example for this thread.
Is the Baha’i faith dangerous? Should their political ideologies be opposed?
So, the Baha’is on this site are like some of the nicest people here, don’t get me wrong.
I was very interested in the Bahai faith at one point. They believe there should be a one world government which design is outlined in Baha’i scripture (at least from what I understand). This was a very attractive idea...
As a society, we've arranged our schedule around Christianity: Christian days of worship and holidays are "standard" days off work. Other religions don't get this privilege. This has lots of effects that disadvantage non-Christians.
As an example (I'm a transportation engineer, so my brain goes to traffic impacts), say you have a plot of land next to a high school that you're looking to develop. You have in mind a place of worship for 1000 people... but what do you build?
If you build a...
Can a Catholic Pope tell an autistic child “maybe we’ll see each other in hell?”
Thanks to a priest I found this shocking video, where the "pope" calls the mother of an autistic boy.
The phone call is very nice, mother and son express their overwhelming joy.
Towards the end of the call, there is this dialogue, at 3:27
Bergoglio: Thank you both, and please pray for me.
Lady: Thank you Your Holiness. Thank you Pope Francis. We will surely pray for you, but you surely don't need our prayers,...
You've got the Old Testament and the Abrahamic God. You start to know the Abrahamic God as someone to fear. He wipes out most humans with a flood. Then you've got laws about clean and unclean animals, etc.
Then comes the New Testament. Jesus comes, and his message is different enough that to me, it must be a new covenant. I interpret certain verses as going against the Old Testament, or at least changing things. You can now eat unclean animals as far as I can tell. And at some point in...
I am going to directly refer to two movie stars in the Indian world. One is called Kamal Hassan, and the other is called Rajini Kanth. Well, both are known to be the most prominent stars in the industry that produces more movies than Hollywood can think of.
As far as I know these two guys are the biggest and richest stars in the industry, unknown to the western world largely. Stark difference though.
Kamal Hassan is known to be a bit of a perv. Multiple girl friends, super actor, pretty...
Why do people believe or disbelieve what they do?
It is my opinion that there are two main reasons, and it could be one or both:
1) They were raised as a believer in a certain religion and they have seen no reason to change their religion.
2) If they are a believer, they see evidence for their religion being true and for God’s existence, but if they are an atheist, they do not see evidence for any religion being true and they do not see any evidence of God’s existence.
Does your religion have true love and unity and do the people really care for each other or is it just a ‘church on Sunday’ religion?
Is it that God comes first, then prayer, then rituals, then meditation, then preaching, then meetings but people are not on the list anywhere? Could this be a reason religion has been abandoned, because people don’t feel loved anymore?
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