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What is wrong with smashing the idols? I have smashed one and then trashed it, also I once throw the cross away. Have you ever smashed an idol?
Prophet Abraham once said to his father Azar: "Takest thou idols for gods? For I see thee and thy people in manifest error."
The Concept of a Coming Messiah
The concept of a Messiah to come was in the hearts of the peasant Jews who were left behind after the high and middle classes were removed by the Assyrias first and later by the Babylonians. Then, the Jews who remained behind were expected to cultivate the Land, since they offered the conquerors no danger of further insurrection. It was then that the concept of a coming Messiah originated as they would pray for the return of the Messiah throughout the years...
Does it mean?
Buddha would have not gone to the heavens to meet his mother:
If Buddha had not considered it worthwhile and Buddha would have not given it full consideration
If Buddha had not believed in heaven
If Buddha had not believed in afterlife
If Buddha had not believed in reward for the good-people and punishment for the wrong doers
This could not happen if Buddha had not believed in ONE to judge the people
The thread has been conceptualized from...
Salm and Salam are the root words for the “Islam” which mean peace and tranquility. The importance of peace and tranquility has been pointed to in the Quran numerous times.
The Quran says: “But if the enemy shows a tendency to peace, do thou (also) show a tendency to peace…”
What is wrong with calling Islam religion of peace?
Do the letters in YHWH compose a meaning?
Contacting the dead is a big part of my spiritual practices. I've spent all night in cemeteries and it was euphoric...I can't wait till it warms up and can do it again.
I'm saddened to see that this practice is condemned by so many Theists. Why is it forbidden?
I'll never understand why the gods hide themselves. How is that the loving thing to do? How does it help us? If it doesn't help us, what do you think their reason is for doing so?
If you believe in one God, why do you think he insists that we accept him by Faith? Why not give everyone clear personal messages from time to time? Why remain hidden? (It pisses me off! grrrr!! )
A lot of different claims are made about Biblical scripture: It's the word of god, it's infallible, it's inerrant, its words are the exact words of god, its words are those of its writers.
In light of the fact that the Bible does have errors in it (Ezra 2:15 The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four. Vs. Nehemiah 7:20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.) I took a look into the nature of the claims made for it:
(All emphases mine)
I've presented the following...
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