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I think it would be fair to consider the idea that what you call the "folk," the "fringe," the "unacceptable," is actually the spirit, which modern Judaism has placed beneath the law.
See, that's the thing. I don't. I think the spirit is the spirit and the folk custom is the folk custom. And the unacceptable? Unacceptable
In a Jewish spirit one might say the Torah is the law, the scroll is the law, such that alef-tav את, which represent the first-and-the-last (alpha and omega), the...
Do you think this is good or is it more descrimination?
This makes me so mad; and, I wish the government would stop making "colored bathrooms".
Even more so, Atlanta Georgia is opening a new homosexual and transgender school. They feel GBLTQQIAA (as so the letters keep growing) individuas will succeed in a environment with people "like themselves." Reminds me of reading and reviewing someone's story on Writing.com. She's a mother of her gay son. Before...
Is it part experience, part reason, do you have evidence, are your beliefs rooted in history? I'm looking for things like that. I've found the transition from atheism to theism to be a bumpy ride, an I'm interested in why others believe. I'd also love other posters to debate all of our reasoning of course.
Starting with reason, I have a couple of reasons for believing in some sort of creative, conscious force. To start, whether matter came from nothing or always existed, something would...
First let me just say, since I know people need to be explicitly told about nuance otherwise they rage hard, I'm not saying all Muslim's think the Qur'an is the perfect book or that they necessarily subscribe to what i'm saying here. Nevertheless, I've heard it multiple times from different Muslims that the Qur'an just has to be the perfect book.
I found it to consist of highly questionable stories and boring poetry. The same kind of stories and patterns tend to show up in other holy books...
It is not immortal!
(This entire site is very enlightening, and does not endorse any denomination)
"The Greek word psyche (as in psychology) has been translated many ways, including soul, life, etc. However, psyche actually means something that breathes. It is used in the Bible to describe both breathing animals and breathing humans. So by the Bible's definition, a soul cannot leave the body, because a soul is what the living body (whether human or animal) actually is (see Genesis 2:7)....
Please observe the experience of one who got converted to Atheism at post ***edit***
Heaven isn't full of the prophets, and messengers of God arguing over which book is best....
They're not busy trying to show how other messengers books are wrong, and corrupt or they're following the wrong God....
So why are Muslims, if they're trying to claim they follow Oneness (Tawheed)?
Do you think it would be possible for Muslims to accept Oneness is that God sent messengers to every nation, and that all messages are one; yet with the Quran as a criterion (a way in which to judge...
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