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1. There is proof God exists (won't debate this in this thread)
2. The only possible leaders to get guided by would be those appointed by God.
For clarification purposes, I'm going to paraphrase 2 differently.
2. All leaders not appointed by God are not reliable for guidance and they have no proof, and we ought to follow only on proof for guidance, and hence if guidance is to be achieved, it will be through guidance and leadership from God.
2. God's leaders guarantee guidance, and so any...
I mentioned this point to a member yesterday who had been quoting from John's gospel, and there it was, another thread for your consideration.
That Apostle John was not Disciple John could be argued because of where he is reported to have lived... on a kind of prison island called Patmos, off the Ephesian coast. There's also the approximate dating of this gospel compared with the approximate age of the youthful disciple in AD/CE 28-30... how old would he have been when this gospel was...
Man created gods in his image so why would White people claim and follow a religion made by non-Whites and why would it be considered racist to follow Odin?
There are others but it seems wargods are the common thread in these examples, why wouldn't a Jew or a Muslim follow Odin?
Black Jews Are Being Chased Out Of the Jewish Community By Racism. Here Are Their Stories. – The Forward
This is aimed at the RF Jews, so Jews only please
@RabbiO in particular
I have recently rejected the Abrahamic God concept, after years of struggle and confusion
And I don't see myself ever going back to him
In another post I claimed that the Abrahamic God Concept was "toxic" due to all the harm it has done over the past two millennia - by the adherents of the various faiths who believe in it - including my own
Note: "God Concept", not "God"
The Rabbi accused me of believing that the...
I've noticed that the vast majority of creationists I've seen and heard and interacted with are Christians, and occasionally Muslims. Even more traditional, Orthodox Jews don't generally defend ideas of a young Earth or attack evolution and so on.
So I'm curious to learn from our Jewish members here how they interpret the first chapters of Genesis. How literally do you take them?
Were Adam and Eve literally the first two human beings, spontaneously created by God?
Was the universe and...
Oh. I didn't know you were a sinner. But since you clicked the title, I guess you are.
And yeah, before you say you're not and that you are just being nosey, being nosey is a sin, too.
The Bible told me so.
What Does the Bible Say About Being Nosey?
So all we have to do now is watch the "views" count to see how many sinners we have here at RF...
I've seen some here say things like...
I'm all about science and I don't know of any science that supports intelligent design but yet at the same time they believe/have faith in a god as the creator(which would support intelligent design).
How does this not make what they accept in science but yet believe about a god conflict with each other?
I have questions. I'm not in school anymore, I wish I knew a geneticist that could take the time to explain what I would like to know. OK, so here's a start:
It is said that humans share DNA. Naturally it couldn't be exact because it takes a man and woman to make a child. But here's the question: someone asked if Scotsmen and Irishmen "share DNA." Can't figure what that means since it seems apparent to me that all humans "share DNA," whether they're Indian or Russian, etc. coming from...
This OP was inspired by a response in another post.
What is it to have Faith?
I see that many that do not have a belief in God or a Religion, still have Faith. I see that many actions are based on morals that transcend this mortal world and are thus undertaken in Faith.
I also see that it is naught but a faith to take a stance that there is no God. I see it is somewhat a coping mechanism, that those that choose this path will not be held accountable for their decisions, that they think...
1. In your belief, if one asks you, what is the foundation of all goodness and virtues, what will be your one word answer?
2. If you are asked what is the source of all sins, evils and wrongdoings, what will be your answer?
My answer for the first question is, "Truthfulness".
"Truthfulness is the foundation of all virtues" BAHA'I QUOTE
answer to the second one, in my view is:
"Desire of I am better then you". Not necessarily "Proud", as in feeling good and happy with oneself, but to...
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