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Reading through Job and the chaos
So I'm including a link to a podcast and article that I made about Job, for those who want to more in depth look at the subject. But my basic argument is that most people misunderstand the book of Job because they only focus on a very small part of it. They focus on the beginning and end, but never get into the heart of the matter. But the beginning and end, the traditional story we see about Job, is really what the book of Job is arguing against.
How many here actually look at all the various belief systems, ranging from monotheism (of different kinds), multiple gods, and every other variation that might be considered, as being a test of their particular beliefs? For me this just exudes human thinking (filling out the spectrum for such) and a determination to project meaning in such directions that might make sense to one, but also is damning evidence against any one being 'the truth'.
What do others think, and how do you resolve...
Lo and behold, the Quran has a verse that says kill the Polytheists. Quran chapter 9:5.
The internet is full of lists. You can search and find what you like. So, one goes online and searches for something like “Violence in Islam” of course you will find a list that suits your search. Then you pick one of the Juicy ones and post it here and there feigning you have read the whole Quran and this particular verse sums them all up.
9:5 So when the restricted months have passed, then you may...
First I want to say a few things in defense of people raising alarms about Islam. I agree with some of what is being said in those campaigns. I think that sometimes people believe in the Quran as being from God in a way that is unique to Islam and which facilitates recruiting people for crimes against humanity. I think that people campaigning against Islam are mostly not aware of the anti-Muslim subliminal messages that are embedded in the “criticism of Islam” propaganda that they are...
This is a question posed to our Hindu members of the forum. It may also be addressed by others if they have information to share. I have heard various teachers speak of the siddhis, and issue warnings about not being swept up by them, that you should effectively ignore them and move beyond them to the higher goal of union with the divine. From what I gather these are various powers that arise in more advanced states of spiritual development that some might consider "supernatural", or at the...
I will use Wikipedia as not as a primary source, but a reference to a source.
Spectrum of theistic probability - Wikipedia
Note before I begin. I accept that you as human can believe as you believe when it comes to god/gods or indeed God/Gods including know that there is/are or isn't/aren't God/Gods. I further accept, if you claim, I really can't believe, as I do, in God, because I am doing it anyway.
Richard Dawkins spectrum of theistic probability.
My question is this: How do you assign...
I watched this debate today, and it confirmed my suspicions that Jordan Peterson is a fraud. He's trying to invent a new concept of "god" that has no real meaning yet somehow try to sit on the fence about the claims of Christianity. His intellectual dishonesty is astounding, and is revealed fully about midway through when Sam asks him if he believes Jesus was physically resurrected. Peterson responds to this question stating that it would take him 40 hours to answer that question. What a...
Ancient shells had a faster growth rate, new study shows.
"The ancient mollusk, from an extinct and wildly diverse group known as rudist clams, grew fast, laying down daily growth rings. The new study used lasers to sample minute slices of shell and count the growth rings more accurately than human researchers with microscopes.
The high resolution obtained in the new study combined with the fast growth rate of the ancient bivalves revealed unprecedented detail about how the animal lived and...
Here's a link to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
I believe that like the bible this work was inspired by God even though it was assembled by human minds
I believe it to be consistent with God’s will
I therefore rank it alongside The Bible
Even though it is secular in nature
For me, it as authoritative as The Holy Bible
I believe that were it to be universally observed across the entire globe then the world would be a...
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