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Forgive me if Im asking or saying this wrong. I dont want a debate over clarification and Ps and Qs.
I wonder if "some" western religious (christianity is an eastern religion so Im looking at worldviews on both sides of the globe) are the only ones who see "magic" or supernatual separate from the natual world while those of us 90% of the world see the whole view without differientiating between supernatual and natual. There is no dividing line.
I wonder if our ten percent are the ones...
No, I'm sorry, but they aren't. I have no idea where this idea could have come from other then poor reasoning or ignorance of psychology. The entire concept of there being or not being a god is abstract, and requires abstract reasoning. An object that cannot think about such questions, such as plants, would never be considered atheists with intellectual honesty. Yet babies are the same way, entirely mechanistic and bound to conditioning et al, unable to even understand that their parents can...
Sorry, I might post a few ideas I've been sharing elsewhere (which drove me to remember the one forum that actually matters for this stuff), do bear with me!
Why can I, as a theist, not simply say "I lack a belief in a godless universe" or "I lack a belief in materialism", anything of the sort? I've never liked the claim that an atheist lacks a belief. On both sides you have people making the call on god or no god based on experience, reason, and evidence. Put these behind a currently...
For the sake of discussion, please assume that god (or the gods) exists when responding to this thread.
If indeed god or the gods existed, would it be true that our relationship to them was that of a parent and child? Or would the metaphor of parent/child be seriously misleading or inadequate? What do you think?
ISLAM – RELIGION OF PEACE OR TYRANNY
Tyranny - arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
Peace - the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world
Submission – Submissive conduct or attitude
Above are three definitions that I picked up for the truth this piece will cover. The world indeed is not in a very good place but we human beings living in this scientific world could do a scientific analysis of what we call “faith”.
It is time...
Science is the child of Mathematics.
Mathematics is the child of Philosophy.
Philosophy is the child of Religion.
And one's arguments, evidences and sources are welcome here.
Hey everyone. I wasn't sure where the best place to put this thread would be so I chose to put it in here.
Anyway, according to the Bible, God created Adam and Eve as the first human beings. Many Christians, Catholics included, believe that Adam and Eve were the very first human beings but they also believe that ALL human beings descend from Adam and Eve. If this were truly the case, though, that would necessitate incest in the very first generations of humans, would it not? How could this...
I see that according to the biblical scriptures, all people were created for the purpose of being in a relationship of love, unity, and oneness with God the Creator forever. I believe the the eternal relationship of perfect love shared between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is something which God desires to include all His created human beings into. Jesus prayed for this unity and oneness for His disciples ...
If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will...
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