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1. Use your own faith or set of beliefs to rationalize why the world is corrupt and will it ever get better?
2. You must be able to explain specifically why if you believe in a deity why he continues to allow his creation to continue this way.
3. What hope is there for the future according to your beliefs? And can you live with your answer?
4. Please use references or use logic.
So as not to re-invent the wheel, this is almost word for word what I wrote to another member, but I'm adding some additional thoughts.
It seems I'm in flux again not so much about beliefs (though it's there), but practice. I am a polytheist, through and through. I just haven't decided how much of a polytheist I am. That is, soft, medium, firm or hard. I know, it sounds like a pillow or cheese. Though I lean towards semi-firm. The question about beliefs is between panentheism and...
where does the tradition come from that Christians attack any writing that is not of the "official" bible books? there are many books that were removed, if you quote from one they will immediately tell you its not real scripture or its heresy. when you ask why, because a council of men say it is. almost never will you hear them say its non canon because on page 55 it says to kill your kids or sex with animals is ok.
some Christians will only use a KJV, other bible users are attacked. have...
93.9% of Icelanders younger than 25 believed the world was created in the big bang, 6.1% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means and 0.0% believed it had been created by God.
Looks like Iceland is becoming even more secular than it already is. What do you think?
What are your religious beliefs in incest, and when is it considered incest? I'll clarify the stance of Islam in it. Please share yours, if any.
Islam forbids incest. To define incest in Islam, here is a list of "men are not allowed to marry the following women":
1- Father's wife (other than the mother).
7- Breast feeding mothers.
8- Sisters in breast feeding.
9- Wife's mother.
10- Daughters of wives one already had sex...
Do your beliefs teach special status, value or treatment for parents? Please share them with us, if they exist. I'll start with that of Islam.
Here are some verses from the Quran:
Quran 17 verses 23-24 (talks about both parents)
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much such as] "pfft" and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And...
Perhaps, if one considers that religion is mankind's attempt to understand God.
Let's consider some real issues. Religions have holy books that they say come from God, inspired by God or from a messenger of God. Further, could anyone count how many people are claiming to speak for God, or telling you what God wants or telling you what choices you should make?
OK, let's look at the Real world where God's actions can be seen and can not be altered by mankind. Did God give you a message...
For decades now Jehovah's Witnesses have copped a fair amount of criticism for their refusal to accept blood transfusions for religious reasons. For those who believe that blood transfusions are the life saving procedure that they are claimed to be, please watch this video so that the facts can be brought to the public's attention. This is information provided by the Australian Government, not by Jehovah's Witnesses.
Yesterday I was on the daily mail UK, and I found some horrific and sad news about albinos and their body parts being used by so-called witches in so-called black magic rituals. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...asts-cut-teenage-boy-limbs-hacked-Malawi.html.
For those of you that may not, or may know about magic and the Left hand path. We do not do those kinds of horrific things, as magicians...
Recently hear some people talking about banning movies, tv show/drama, games and music which contain immoral/terrify/voilent/sexual element. (books should also include in that category)
Do you agree that they should be ban?
On what criteria qualify to ban it? How much content of immoral/terrify/voilent/sexual qualify to ban it?
There're religion's holy book which also contain many immoral/terrify/voilent/sexual element, like murder, raping, slavery, genocide, wipe out everyone on the earth...
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