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I'm talking about something that innovates the way we live our lives. The teachings of Jesus represent an innovation of the Old Testament. For instance where the OT preached 'an eye for and eye' Jesus preached to turn the other cheek. He offered the beatitudes 'blesses are the poor in spirit, blessed are the meek, etc'. He condemned divorce for any reason other than sexual immorality. He said never to swear an oath. These were all things not found in the Old Testament.
Muslims claim the...
Mary Magdalene, “Apostle to the Apostles,” Given Equal Dignity in Feast
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has raised the liturgical celebration of the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to the dignity of a feast, the same rank given to the liturgical celebration of the Apostles, the Vatican announced on Friday.
The decree, signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of...
Recently I was told a lie. It was made clear to me that this was a lie. I was then told to believe the lie. I argued for some time, expressing my disdain for the command. The order was repeated, I hesitated further and then set out to comply with the command.
The result as of this morning is I now believe the lie. The curious thing, I know it to be a lie. The issue this created can be illustrated by the following example:
Your deity gives you a piece of paper with typing on it. They then...
I read an article a while back (trying to find the link) that talked about how a "religious degree" is basically worthless. It went on to point out that bible colleges or "universities" charge outrageous tuition fees, make you research the same crap you already knew from growing up in church, they are biased toward their particular beliefs and in the end give you a piece of paper that grants you a title for your name.
That same degree does not teach you to perform surgery, become an...
Seeing the intolerance and hate by Christians in my newsfeed every day, from anti-trans protests to this: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/geo...h-at-christian-gathering-let-his-days-be-few/ , I started thinking that a lot of intolerance could be eliminated by a non-literal interpretation of the Bible. This thread is for those of you who practice that to some extent.
Sola Scriptura, the doctrine that says the Bible is the one, literal,...
I'll go first. He healed of of paralyzing anxiety
What does this term mean to you?
This is the technical definition....
Belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.
And then here's the definition of faith....
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing
2. belief that is not based on proof
I can believe that people will believe in something without discrimination or perception but "true understanding"....idk....who can truly understand something without having all the evidence or...
A while ago I devised what I call my seven deadly sins of religion. It's basically a list of seven tests to determine whether a religion is "bad" or overall harmful. @Quintessence requested I make a thread to discuss them, so here we go:
A religion is harmful if:
1. it teaches un-acceptance or hate towards a certain group.
2. it preaches complete and total submission to a leader or prohibits individuality or free thought.
3. it denies science or discourages medical, scientific, or...
10 Years prison and 2,000 lashes for being an atheist in Saudi Arabia.
"In 2014 the oil-rich kingdom, under the late Saudi King Abdullah, introduced a series of new laws which defined atheists as terrorists, according to a report released from Human Rights Watch. "
This is intended as a topic for serious debate: Can we...
i keep hearing muslims are allowed to attack (by other muslims) those who do not follow their religion
but i cant believe that this : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMseXdkEDyL2NM7tHxDRAdg/videos (found it on youTube) is what the holy quran meant
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