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Take your time guys, Im in no rush.
You have to forgive me, but I hope this will be more of an intellectual talk rather than a debate. Its controversial in nature and in DIRs not everyone can participate.
My points are in:
I want to talk about sacrifice both religious/ritual and just plain killing animals so we can eat.
I was reading this: Animal Sacrifice in Modern Paganism and Haitian Vodou and Animal Sacrifice
The first one talks about how modern pagans view...
The following came to mind when I was reminded that Easter was approaching. It got me thinking. . . . .
If I remember correctly, Jesus was put on Earth to save sinners from Hell and insure they could go to heaven.
And, as I recall, Jesus was one of three consubstantial expressions (a term I took from the definition of the trinity) of god.
So, in fact, god put himself on Earth to save sinners from the Hell he had created for them, or at least permitted it to exist.
God therefore went...
In the Deism DIR, someone mentioned that deism is just gutless atheism. Although that post has been deleted, I wanted to explore that argument, so I posted it in this section so it could be discussed.
For those unaware of what deism is, it is the belief in God based on personal observations in nature and the cosmos, as well as personal feelings and experiences. It has nothing to do with a holy book, divine revelation, any type of savior, or following specific commandments. We typically...
Evidence is building up that, because religion helps people to deal with uncertainties of life, it’s particularly attractive to the kind of people who have a hard time dealing with uncertainty.
But what about atheists? Some atheists seem rather fixed and absolutist in their beliefs. Perhaps they use atheism as a prop in much the same way that others use religion.
To test this idea...
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What do you make of the notion that fundamentalist Christians and...
Any Jews out there, ever tried reading the TaNaCH to fully see if Yeshua's own words, and prophecies fit within it?
Just reading what it says, and taking it at face value, then seeing if Yeshua fits within Messianic prophecy?
Without having a bias Rabbinic lens over looking it?
I'd be interested to know how you fared, and where you had no choice but to read Yeshua there, for lack of a better explanation of the passage?
I only have access to a phone and so consequently it is a lot easier and quicker To say what I want to say and for you to better know where I'm coming from to just make a YouTube.
There are some questions I would like for Bible Christians to answer, but anyone is free to comment of course.
The First Christians were not Bible Christians, and that actually is not even up for debate. It is obvious both from a Biblical and Historical view that they were not, but is also very clear to anyone...
It seems fasting is a tried and true practice in almost all religions.
Do you sometimes fast for spiritual purposes? Have you ever done so? If not, why not? If so, what were your experiences? How often have you done so, and for how long?
(If there is anything to debate here, I suppose you can. I only put the post here because there didn’t seem to be a better place.)
I've been practising satipatthana for some years. There is a sustained intention involved in practising mindfulness which doesn't sit too comfortably with the anatta doctrine.
So what do you think? This thread is open to anyone with experience of mindfulness practice.
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