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So first meaning faith, as meaning 'to trust'; so not asking about who has the most religious beliefs....
Which religion creates the most faithful people, those who stand solid against adversity, those who do more to help others from the abundance of their own hearts?
Also who has the least faithful people, with many backbiters, accusers, and slanderers?
I continue to run into a specific type of "Christian" in my chat room. You know, the type which begins a generic discussion, asks your religion and if you are not their version of "Christian", they then inform you about the horrors of Hell? To these types, I respond with the following:
Are you saying I should worship your deity because I am afraid of Hell? I should worship your deity out of fear, not love? What about merely because of the reward of Heaven? No. I will not worship any deity...
The Bible is outdated and an obstruction of the evolution of wisdom.
There're modern analysises of the spirit that aren't credited because of present biblical adoration.
The often blind adoration for the Bible is a problem, as neutral humanity will have a diminished understanding of their spirits.
With what we have accomplished as a species to this date, we can create a far more accurate analysis of the spirit. For example, we have discovered what might be the first particle of our...
In the spirit, of @Taylor Seraphim's post -- I have been left with a more important question. Would you take yourself out of your deity asked you to?
I mean, technically this would be the ultimate self-sacrifice. Wouldn't you think?
There is a large difference between what I call "Personal Gods" and "Natural Gods".
A personal god is one with attributes given to it by humans and a natural god is worshipping a part of the natural world without giving it attributes.
Therefore if you worship nature, your god exist though I find there is little reason to worship it. (Though Einstein appeared to do so according to his notes).
I hope that those predisposed towards religion will one day embrace Natural Gods rather than...
Thinking about a point raised recently on a podcast I listen to, along with some conversations I've seen here and elsewhere: many people impose strange standards on discussion of religion and gods that don't apply to... well... any other subject, AFAIK.
There are people who will absolutely freak out at people making definitive statements about gods ("you can't say you KNOW my god doesn't exist; have you looked everywhere?") but won't bat an eye at people making similarly definitive...
A recent topic about atheistic Jews reminded me of this matter.
Everyone hopes to find or build a measure of harmony with the people they are closest to. Yet it is not really possible to do a lot to convince people to hold beliefs they are not already inclined to consider. There is even a legitimate question of whether the effort should even be made.
That leads to a common conflict, as people who care about each other find an impasse when it comes to agreement of belief on matters such...
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