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Since the mid 1800's there has been a movement by women to become a voice amongst men. A voice that one could rightly say demands that men give women equal opportunity in all pursuits of life and in work equal pay for the same job.
Many women have laid down their lives to bring about this change.
In America The 'Women's Suffrage Movement' started in 1948 and paved the way to changing the way men thought about women. The Woman Suffrage Movement
It is little know that in Persia at the same...
Over the years, I've noticed a very common source of disagreement on this forum. Two perfectly articulate people will argue about gods while holding different views on what a god actually is. The result is that many of the points each person raises will fail to apply to the other's concept of deity. At times, it can even mean each person's points come across as entirely nonsensical to the other.
If the source of the misunderstanding is noticed at all, another common occurrence is for one or...
Jesus had a wonderful story of being perfect and loving. An entire religion was created after him as we all know.
However, was he even real?
Why is there so many other stories identical to his before him?
Is it the same story that symbolically needs to be told or was it an uncreative yet effective mechanism for control?
Since science/observation has repeatedly shown that something does not come from nothing and life does not come from nonliving things can you blame someone for concluding that there is some sort if creator even if you dont believe that? Once this door is open why couldnt someone simply believe " my creator did it"? So what if someone is not interested in the exact processes used.
Muhammad is one of the most influential humans to have ever lived.
Through him a religion formed denying the God of the popular Christianity, which at that time is remarkable.
Today Muhammad is the most common first name in the world.
Regardless of his intent he was able to form a huge following that still claims he was a perfect being and example to live by.
Yet, he was a military war leader who led many bloody battles. He did the dirty with a 9 year old. He had more women than Hugh...
In Job we learn that everything we have is fleeting and there is no security in it, none at all. The idea that every bad thing that happens to us is a penalty for our own failure is a lie, satan's lie.
Too many of us never understand that we are Created for the pleasure of the Creator and at his desire everything can be gone.
Read and study Job carefully as if it is a warning to you personally. Even if satan is allowed to destroy all that we love and have, the Creator can give us what he...
Do you regard these concepts as virtually synonymous or distinct in kind?
Often, I find that people conflate the two as if they were the same. Exclusivist religions and people who hold exclusivist views, are deemed to be "intolerant" whereas inclusive or syncretic belief systems are deemed to be tolerant.
Looking at history, however, leads me to question if this is always the case. Indeed, exclusivism and intolerance have often coincided - one need only think of the Spanish Inquisition,...
It is the belief of Shi Islam that a day will come when the Mahdi will appear along with Jesus and fill the earth with peace and justice once and for all.
Regardless of your current beliefs, if such an event occurred and the Prophecies were clearly fulfilled along with the supernatural events and miracles, will you believe in the Mahdi and join him or will you oppose him. And why?
So I am currently a 21 year old in college and I am on top of my academics, never do drugs/drink and have a great social life. However, I have had a bad habit of masturbating ever since I was in the 9th grade. I can remember definitively that I have always had a guilty consciousness after I did it and have made numerous attempts to stop. I swore to god multiple times saying that I would stop, thinking to myself that, that should enough of an incentive to quit. However, I...
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