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The Quran tackles polytheism by the following ways:
If Absolute being
If there is an absolute being, there is nothing compared to him, hence the highest word of honor should be for him, and hence only God (semantic issue of not equating with God in worship).
If there would be any gods with the absolute being, it would be his chosen servants he has chosen, but he's far exalted above being compared with anyone.
If those who they worshiped from Jinn were exalted they would be angels...
Is it man becoming as gods to make heaven on earth or is it man to through his efforts to become a god or one with a presence, or is it God coming to man to help him make heaven on earth?
Maybe there are other variations?
I chose the God coming down to earth to eventually make heaven on earth. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by the sending of what we call the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world as the answer for the world and its issues.
Looking at the first option...
My spirit used to feel like it was well used, like an oiled machine. Now my spirit feels all rusty.
What's the longest spiritual drought you've been in? Are you in one currently? My current drought has been all year. My spirit is atrophying. Do you agree that you have to work out your spirit like a muscle in order to strengthen it? I do.
I know the route out. Water reaches the lowest point and erodes the hardest rocks. I just need to drink. I just don't know when that motivation will come.
"Today, most people of the world intend to live to please only themselves. They put themselves in the number one position. Yet...we were taught in our youth to put the Almighty first in all things, to place others second and to consider ourselves last. Why has this noble concept been changed so drastically in our time throughout society?"
Taken from the Sacred Name Broadcaster, July 2022 edition.
In the book of genesis God told Adam and Eve, if you eat the apple you will certainly die.
The serpent told them they won't die but their eyes will open instead.
This tells us the serpent was telling the truth since they didn't die, but I wouldn't call God a liar either
but instead there is a hidden meaning of "death", that is one has to grasp what did God mean.
In this specific case "death" is actually spiritual death:
In Christian theology, spiritual death is...
Without unpacking all the details, John's prologue implies some extremely important things about atheism, theism, and everlasting life. Without getting into the exegesis, John's prologue implies that all mankind, atheist, or theist, is endowed with divinity, such that we're all, every one of us, whether atheist or theist, possessors of everlasting life (or at least "existence") from the get-go. This naturally makes the atheist theistically-endowed even in his atheism. It makes atheism a...
I was moved to make this thread in response to a question raised by an Atheist.
"Since there is so much confliction [contradictions] in religion, why not get rid of all religion?"
That's an interesting question in more ways than one.
First, it reminds me of the foretold attack by the collation of nations, on all religion... starting with Babylon the Great - the World Empire of false religion.
Second, it highlights the flawed thinking Atheism promotes.
My response to the question though, is...
Sheldon: "I don't believe in miracles"
Thesis: Miracles Exist. Proof:
If miracle is impossible, then it is impossible miracle. But latter is definition of a miracle.
ItSo: "That's a tautology".
No. I disagree. No tautology.
ItSo: "Therefore it IS a tautology."
No. Please explain. No tautology.
If miracle is impossible, then it is impossible miracle. No logical error.
ItSo: "If miracles are impossible, they don't happen."
Do not modify text of my proof. It is corrupting it. If I would...
The reason to me is because if I didn't get off medications, I would be a computer scientist right now working. If I was working as a computer scientist, I would feel better to write books because I took care of myself and so can write books that people won't see as just a person writing who can't take care of himself and has a mental illness and has too much time in his hands.
These books would include proving Quran doesn't allow killing Salman Rushdie and so many other things.
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