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Materialism has officially become dangerous in my eyes. Not in any way to the extent of Islamic extremism, fascism, or other rising positions in the world, but dangerous nonetheless. Why?
1. The death of skepticism: even the slightest skeptical questioning casts doubt on materialism, for how can we reduce the mind to matter when we know the mind directly and matter through it? Can we trust our senses that there's a physical world out there? Is there really no other valid possibility in the...
it seems some people are willing to.....
Do unto others as they would have it done unto them
but do not believe in the afterlife
as there is no life after death.....(not my belief)
why not do as you see fit?
every man for himself
take all you can ....give nothing back (Capt. Jack Sparrow)
a pirates life under a pirates code
I've often heard Christians say that the Jews are G-d's Chosen People. Whilst I, of course, agree, I'm not sure what they mean by this. If the Torah has been made invalid (G-d forbid) by Jesus' sacrifice and the prophecies fulfilled, how exactly are the Jews, in Christian theology, anymore a Chosen People than the Christians?
What is the Trinity?
The Trinity began to take shape as a doctrine of the early church in the 3rd century CE, and appears in the Apostles’ Creed c. 390. (The word itself doesn’t appear in the NT, of course. Its earliest known use is by Theophilos of Antioch in 180, as Greek τριάς, but not with its present meaning.)
The doctrine states: ‘The One God exists as three persons and one substance’ (Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church) also phrased, ‘In the unity of the Godhead there are Three...
Natural science has reached its natural boundaries (Dark Matter, Dark Energy, the absence of a Unified Field Theory, UFO sightings on the Discovery scientific channel, weather anomalies that have become a harmful norm). It's time to go back and correct mistakes! After all, further ahead the spiritual zone sits, inaccessible, until you took off the white gown of a physicist. But think: Why are mutations useful to viruses and harmful to cattle? Viruses do not mutate, but do change, obviously....
(Some musings about religious balance, the eye of the beholder, the ability to understand other people's beliefs and the relative dangers of obsession with monotheism vs supposed idolatry)
It has become plenty clear that Muslim perspectives on religious concepts are often difficult to reconcile with what is perceived here from the outside, to the point that it appears that several words hold different for Muslims when contrasted with non-Muslims. Far too often that happens without enough...
I’ve just come across a poem I wrote years ago –
what will you say
to your true love ?
Seriously, there’s a great deal wrong with heaven:
No disclosures of the real nature of heaven. It could be like Belsen for all you know.
No life map
No glands, no sex urges, no joy or terror, no emotions at all
Not even desires, not even likes and dislikes
No meaning, goals, problem solving, point to anything
Compulsory adoration of the administration
No voting out...
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