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I was born in an Ahmadi family. Yes, I am an Ahmadi Muslim not only by birth but also by conviction. One may say that I am a born again in my faith and it happened at hands of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. I never saw him but reading his books have done that. He instils love of Allah, Muhammad, Quran with signs, reasons as reason could take one to, and believing Word of Revelation that takes one beyond all that.
Some like to think that whatever religion is different from theirs is evil, but that isn't so. It just means it's different. Some would say all Muslims are evil but I know that's a lie because I know there are good Muslims out there.
The only religions that are actually evil are usually small cult like religions, most of which people haven't heard of. Some would call Scientology evil but I think some are just unethical or greedy than evil. Are there any religious groups that are actually...
1. Why doesn't He just snap His divine fingers and erase sin?
2. Why doesn't He just nod and eradicate all sickness and disease?
3. Why doesn't He just put it into the minds of every human what true religion is?
4. Why doesn't He destroy Satan and the demons, since He created them?
5. Why doesn't He reveal himself to the world so that all will believe?
What do you say to this?
If god/Allah/whatever is real, then we shouldn't be worshipping them, but despise them. Honestly, if you believe in god then I don't know why you'd worship them. What kind of ****ed up being would create a race and then ask them to say thanks 6 times a day, or create a world which babies die the day they are born? This world isn't evil because of humanity, although we do play a part, but the evils of humanity aren't a TOUCH on the evils of the one(s) who created this...
Today we know that information is processed in the brain as electrical signals. So if God wishes to say something to us, he only needs to alter the potentials here and there and the message would be conveyed to us - He can do this without revealing himself and we would never know his presence. This way, he could stay in touch with humans in every corner of the world. This is something tailor made for oneself and apt for the situation.
So why put someone (a prophet) or something else (a...
I was recently in discussion with a nice Christian gentleman who assured me that God required blood payment for sin. I asked whether God could simply choose to forgive the debt. The God of Scripture, after all, demanded that we forgive each other our debts. My tutor informed me that God could not forgive any debt without blood sacrifice, because He has perfect honor, and perfect honor cannot abide sin without repayment.
Does God's perfection require him or her to act in certain ways? If so...
I want to learn about different religious beliefs. Not sure, but I'm thinking that comparing ideas about something we all have in common--forgiving--might open my eyes a little. So please tell me:
• What's your religion?
• What do you believe forgiveness is?
• When do you believe you should forgive and when should you not forgive?
If you want, feel free to cite a text from a religious author, so I may look it up myself.
spe·ci·a·tion: the formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.
Generally speciation is only said to occur when species from the same genus have evolved to the point they can no longer interbreed.
The mechanism thought to create the conditions for speciation to occur is geographic isolation. When a group of organisms from the same species are separated by geography those living together will have different food sources and natural pressures and through natural...
We've seen an interesting discussion of the scientific method.
It's more complicated & flexible than is typically proffered by educators.
Is there a method for religion?
Or to phrase it better....what methods do you see?
I see no debating is allowed here.
This is partly why I chose this forum.
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