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I’m curious as to what the different religions actually specifically say on this matter. Since this is something I’ve often heard from various religious folks. (For somewhat obvious reasons lately lol.)
But I’ve also seen disagreements within the same religion even.
Please support your belief with your sacred texts or your interpretation or the beliefs of your sect etc.
Really anything that directly or indirectly informs your personal religious beliefs on the matter.
And please please be...
I need Jehovah's Witnesses feed back.Because I always think I am interpreting it right.But am wrong.Heb 3:1 refers to "holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling". In Mk 3:35, Jesus says, "Whoever does the will of God, this one is my brother ...". Therefore, according to the Bible, whoever does the will of God is a brother of Jesus and a partaker of the heavenly calling. How can this be if the Watchtower Society teaches that only 144,000 people go to heaven?
I got this from here: Interactive Bible Home Page www.bible.ca
Stumper questions Jehovah's...
In Abrahamic religions such as Islam, and even perhaps Biblical Faiths, it is said Dogs are unclean. In Islam it is also said pigs are unclean.
What I am debating is, when the Prophets, such as Muhammad have said dogs or pigs are unclean, they actually did not mean the animals. They were talking figuratively and by this, they meant the Religious Leaders of their time, and future. The term Dog or Pig, in this case was applicable to the Religion Leaders who were opposing the new Revelation...
I recall on another venue someone using the fact that in all the time we have been using bacteria and fungi for fermentation we have not observed speciation in those microorganisms. This was offered as evidence against theory of evolution.
There is no evidence that ancient cultures making fermented milk products, bread, or beer had any idea what was causing the changes or that there were living things even involved. They were not only not looking, they were unaware of much of what...
Here's an ethical scenario - from my own life - for those of you who consider embryos to be people:
When my ex-wife and I were together, we tried to have kids to no avail. She kept miscarrying before we could get to the third month of gestation.
We went to see a fertility doctor. The doctor told us right off the bat that because she was working out of a Catholic hospital, she wouldn't be able to prescribe IVF.
... but we described what was going on and here's the approach that she ended...
Is energy a mental construct, or is our mental awareness a by-product of energy as it exists? If a mental construct, then how can the God concept be ruled out? If our mental awareness is a by-product of energy as it exists, then intelligence must be a random occurrence. I lean towards energy being mental by nature, and existing in many forms, connected to a greater intelligence or mind.
For example: dead white blood cells (hair, toe nails, dead skin, etc) would be by-products of a...
I want to hear from other fellow Christians their interpretation of the John 1:18a:
No one has ever seen God. The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him.
See also Exodus 33:20
But you cannot see my face, for no one can see me and live.
Here is an argument:
No one has ever seen God
People (Jews) saw Jesus
Therefore Jesus is not God
The issue here is not whether Jesus is God or not because John 1:18b says "The only Son, God"
So the argument above can easily be...
An interesting topic came out and I thought it might be good to open a new thread on this naturalistic view of scripture.
The thought is "all scriptures are collected and put together by organised religions, with human agendas"
I would think that the most prominent so called "scriptures" in the world are below.
3. Hindu sacred texts
And the list would go on.
The question is were all of these books "collected and put together by organised religions, with...
I see many complain about the bible.
So what is your biggest complaint/disagreement with the bible?
Who knows what it really says?
Doesn't everyone go buy what others tell them what they think it says?
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