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This thread was inspired by a comment was made by a member here that some people just need to be stood up to, but I, personally, have spend a great deal of time contemplating judgment and its practical and moral value. I'm interested in others' perspective on this topic.
For many, especially those of the Abrahamic faiths, judgment is a key tenet in their faith or worldview, with God ultimately passing judgment on all.
At what point is one justified to pass judgment on another for their...
This thread is in Science and Religion as it is about Truth and how each of us chooses to find, 'what is Truth'?
I seem to attract quite a few warnings for trying to convert people to my faith, even when I say repeatedly that I can not, do not have the ability to convert any person and do not want to convert any person.
My stance is that I acknowledge a higher power that gifts knowledge to any heart that power chooses to give knowledge to. My part is to share the knowledge given to my...
Okay, so this is what is called a thought exercise. As in, you don't immediately quibble about "There are no Neanderthals left today", you actually do the scenario. The point of this exercise is to determine your ability to give your message to a people completely alien from yourself, and to determine the "real world" truth of your religion. Basically, whether the core teaching is down-to-earth enough.
An island appears one day from the mists of time after being gone for centuries and...
A couple of commandments that are missing from the list are:-
Thou shalt not have sex with children.
Thou shalt not rape or sexually abuse anyone. Sex should be between consenting adults only.
If those had been added maybe paedophilia, which is particularly prevalent among Catholic priests, although other denominations have perverts too, might be a rarity?
In another thread, the topic of homosexuality is being discussed. In the condemnation of homosexuality, I satated:
Point to ponder.
I can explain why killing is wrong; and I don't have to use the bible to do it.
I can explain why stealing is wrong; and I don't have to use the bible to do it,
I can explain why most parents should be obeyed by their parents; and I don't have to use the bible to do it.
I can explain why falsely accusing someone is wrong; and I don't have to use the bible to...
So, as often brought up, we will use guatamas example, meditation of the [awakening, for him and his religion.
However for theists who believe in an afterlife, heaven and hell,
Which is better?
Which is true?
To an atheist, guatamas soul wrenching meditation, is incredibly foreboding. An awakening, if you will. Faced with the great nothing , an annihilation, this is of prime importance to atheist religions.
The anguished cry of a mortal screaming at an uncaring universe.
Now, I would like to turn my earlier question on it's head. There are many modern societies that have polytheistic beliefs, from Neo-Pagan traditions to the Holy Trinity in Catholicism.
With that in mind, what makes Polytheism the better/more accurate of these two views? What makes the belief in multiple conceptions of Deity, superior to that of only One deity. What advantages does this bring to the spiritual table? Any disadvantages?
"Jesus loves you"
Is this just a trite cliche Christians say to others, something kids are taught in Sunday school or sing in a children's song? Or is it a profound reality with eternal impact that the Creator of heaven and earth loves you?
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. John 15:9
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13
Is known, that "God is Love". And the Bible indirectly says, that Spirit of Love is God, because "God is Spirit." We are making good, only if we have good mood and good spirit: "But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of." Luke 9:55, "for without me ye can do nothing" John 15:5, "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters." Matthew 12:30. We feel Love, but the feeling of Love is not Love Himself. Like the...
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