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So, first off, there is an obscurity concerning the dates, and someone or someones, named Yeshua, in the Talmud. Now, since some, aside from this, still think Jesus is in the Talmud, I'm sure, He isn't, and here is actually, why, that is.
Because, the Jews say 'Yehoshua', for 'Jesus', Yeshu, Yeshua,
Except that Jesus's name isn't Yehoshua.
To put it another way, they would not have written, or say, 'Yehoshua', 'Yeshua', or probably even 'Yeshu', for Jesus's name.
In other words, it's...
No one knows if a god does or doesn't exist. No one knows if there is anything after death. There is no evidence of either. That being said we say those that accept both/either is faith based.
Does that mean those that don't accept them are faithless because it's all about evidence? I doubt that because they have faith in other things like their kids for example even when sometimes the evidence shows different they will still have faith.
If a person is not a scientist does that person...
I will try to keep my topic simple. There are multiple reasons why Western scientists need to adopt but I will only offer two:
1. Eastern thought provides an objective approach to acquire knowledge.
Eastern mystics discovered a practice and tool long ago to explore consciousness and reality, and that practice is 'meditation'. This method is objective because it removes the filters that tend to distort reality - the mind and senses. If you cease all mental and sensory input, then you are...
Verses can't always be discerned as to a 'direct meaning', when read without other verses. Thusly, verse comparison is actually, necessary, to derive a meaning, that doesn't contradict something else noted in the Bible.
There are verses with variable meaning, when read without other verse comparison, like
'God hath made Jesus'...
Now, does this mean,
• God is a separate Being, who made a separate Being
• Jesus is God, in Spirit form, thusly incarnated Himself
• there is a binitarian...
This thread was inspired by another recently posted here called Excuses, Excuses, where it calls out, what I later identified as a typical believer's simple attempt to try to convince themselves through rationalizations to address their own cognitive dissonance when confronted with the stark contradiction of the differing presentations of God within scripture.
For instance from the New Testament,
The Path of Love Jesus
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’...
Maybe this may not come as a high level discussion, but I just wish to know some views on "Can God be proven to exist". I am a theist, and I do personally believe that this proving God exists thing can never be done. I also believe that various people have varying concepts of God and most of us judge by our personal standards.
But as an Atheist, what would you think is evidence of a God to exist?
Also, as a theist, what would you accept as evidence?
And if you have the patience to write a...
As I understand it, within Christianity, it is said that Jesus Christ is fully human (as well as fully God)
Yet it is also said that he is perfect and without sin…
Yet it is also said that all humans are sinners
Indeed it is said we are all born in a state of sinfulness
As far as I can see, all of the above doesn’t add up, something’s not right
Unless we say he’s super-human, I suppose?
I don’t know…
Look, I get it. Many of you don’t like Islam and some of you don’t personally like Muslims. It’s not so much that personal opinions regarding Islam that bothers me (because 90% of the people here critiquing Islam know diddly squat on Islam), it’s the fact that “the powers that be” posts these same anti-Islam threads as featured threads on the website.
I, at least in the past spread the criticism around to different religions yet I rarely see those threads pop up as a featured thread. The...
This is the scenario:
You get home and find your wife having sex with another man.
You are the only witness.
This would be a case of adultery according to Islam. A man and a woman having sex outside of marriage.
The problem is that following strict Islamic rules adultery is very difficult to prove.
You need four men witnesses of upright character (sinless)
Those witnesses have to actually see the penetration before making any accusation.
Those who make accusations without the required...
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