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I always thought almost all faiths had some truth in it. None of them all the answers, but they all had some answers. Perhaps the universe was never created and will never be destroyed, like how the Jains believe, and that there is not just one after life but multiple after lives to visit, such as the one described in Druidry, Heathenry, Christianty, Judaism, Islam, Baha'i, Buddhism and so forth, and that maybe you can visit one or all of the after lives. Maybe there is reincarnation like it...
I think there are good and bad matches, but no one is a perfect match, and neither is there just one excellent match. Think about it: everybody's supposed to find their perfect match out of 7 billion people? It's a sentimental concept, but recognizing that doesn't undermine the genuine power of finding someone we can love without reservation.
On the other hand, having difficulty finding such a spouse shouldn't make us settle. Better to live your life unmatched, which doesn't mean you...
I guess this is common for Hindus, and others. But to me, this sounds like an oxymoron!
Christianity is based on one book (the Bible, of course); now, with Orthodox and Protestant there are over 40,000 different sects, but even among members of the same church building, let alone the same branch, many times there is no unity of thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10 is out the window!
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, I'm so thankful that I belong to a united, loving brotherhood, over 8-million strong...
Since Brahman is pure undifferentiated knowledge in advaitam, and brahman's essential nature is veiled by veiling nescience(avidya), causing it to observe pluralities in itself. Veiling means elimination of light, as advaitins do not admit an attriibutive light distinct from the substantive nature of brahman, and this substantive nature of brahman is the light of knowledge, the postulated elimination of light would be the destruction of substantive nature of brahman(light here means...
That Israel was divorced due to the fulfillment of Zechariah 11; thus cast out from the nation.
That the second temple was destroyed, because of him being ignored.
That there will be false teachers after him, that will corrupt what he taught (Paul).
That there will be false teachers claiming to be him, using the term 'I Am', which will deceive many (false gospel of John, Paul on the road to Damascus, Revelations first & last chapter).
That Simon was a stumbling stone (petros), who would be...
I was watching the news yesterday and saw that Pope Francis took some Syrian refugees back to the Vatican with him. I was touched by the compassion that he showed these people in need even though they were of a different faith. It got me thinking, "maybe there is hope for the world after all. Thoughts?
I wanted to hear other peoples opinions of this. I myself have my own belief system, however my father for example would oftenly consider my belief system to be a cult, and I tend to disagree. Do you think the reason why many people would consider religions that are independent as a cult because its a threat to their own beliefs? Or is it because its a threat due to its intellect and challenges among the objective and the subjective world?
I am talking about the abrahamic god.In the past you couldn't even say anything against god or you will be brutally killed.The people of the abraham did what they wanted , killed raped etc.This is still true for some backward parts of the world where abrahamic god is still powerful.
I don't buy the idea that the god is good its just that humans did wrong , because the seed is known by its fruit.The highest manifestation of something always dominates.Now if they are so loving couldn't they...
Solipsism gets a lot of hate, but at it's base it is simply a realization that we cannot be sure of anything but our own mind. Now sure it can get out of hand if we believe only we exist and not others, but that's not what solipsism necessarily is. Yet people don't like it, once user even called it a stupid and useless position. But I think we forget just how in the dark we humans really are. When it comes down to it, you certainly can't prove a world outside your own mind, as you use your...
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