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Are there any actions that you think are inherently wrong?
I do not.
Not sure what there could be to debate, but I do think it profound to fully realize no action is inherently wrong. I also find it easy to take that for granted once you realize this truth.
I think certain things are wrong in a relative sense. Like I don't wish to be killed, so I do think killing is wrong in a relative way. But I don't see it as inherently wrong because a) everyone (or everything) in physical existence...
I am a theist, I believe in a God. I believe he created the universe and so on. But I still don't believe that life has any inherent meaning. Why should there being a God all of a sudden give life meaning? I see this argument a lot, directed at Atheists, of how can life have any meaning without God, or some form of this argument. I am asking, why does God or Gods give life meaning? I'm not interested in afterlife (which I am personally ambivalent about) or such things. My belief is, God or...
...at least, according to the Bible:
Ecclesiastes 9:5. The dead can't feel pain if the dead are "aware of nothing." (This agrees with Psalms 146:3-4. And John 11:11-14. And Acts of the Apostles 7:60.) And now we read Romans 6:23...." The wages of sin is death", not torment.
Basically, death is nonexistence. Isn't that bad enough?
How awful, to accuse God of doing something so heinous, for eternity! We as a justice-loving society don't allow people to burn others, even a little. But God...
So this thread is only for posting all the similarities that we notice; since some people think they're so alien to each other, when we can find they might even stem from the same roots.
Brahman comes from the from root bṛh-, means "to be or make firm, strong, solid, expand, promote"., and YHVH, means lord to be or shall be.
Brahma/YHVH created the reality through some form of word.
Both have concepts of Heaven & Hell.
Both have multiple different sects, with totally different concepts....
I can't reconcile the idea of Christians engaging in charitable works with what I know of Christian beliefs. Nevertheless, I recognize that many Christians not only engage in charity, but consider it a pillar of their faith.
If that describes you, maybe you can answer a few questions:
- if death isn't final and is just the transition to something better, why work to save lives?
- if earthly suffering earns the sufferer reward in Heaven, wouldn't alleviating their suffering end up being...
There are always people and, in fact, whole religions that seem put a lot of value in attempting to disregard the differences among religions.
Very often it is presented as an act of good faith, and often enough it is. It is always wise and prudent to remind ourselves that differences of belief are not to be overdone and should not be taken as reason for bitter rejection of other people.
Still, it is definitely possible and harmful to overdo it. We run the risk of attempting to tell...
Did they borrow it from Arabia in very ancient times?
Thread open to everybody of any religion or no religion, please.
Ok ...... Let's assume for one second that Theists' are right and there is a God ......
Would not this Cosmic entity be for all peoples and for all time with exactly the same Rules and Laws .....,
Would this God be more accurately described as a super consciousness... Further wouldn't this Super Conscienceless be Natural and Neutral...
And it certainly wouldn't have a Cultural Bias ...... Wouldn't this (god) know about the whole world not just one tiny part of it
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