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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...
I posted the following story in the Christian DIR:
This significant event has stayed with me for a long time. I was an atheist at the time and had a close friend who was a pastor at one of those modern, contemporary churches. We would meet for coffee now and then and he would always try to convert me. Then one day he says "you know, just put your biased aside, get in a dark room by yourself, and ask god to come to you." I have always been open minded, so I did it trying to put aside my...
As Rabbi Hirsch makes clear, the new birth on the eighth day frees man from the law, which Rabbi Hirsch actually says rules over nature (and the flesh conceived by natural procreation), and enters man into a new plane of existence whereby he's free to make moral judgments for himself, without the law that rules over the old man,
Hirsch writes (page 301 of his commentary on Genesis, writing about verse 17:11)
"With cutting away the foreskin, the whole body receives the stamp of submission to...
Just curious as to your thoughts on this. Often, people believe in either/or. Either one believes in the theory of evolution or believes in creationism. But, is it acceptable for lack of a better word, for a Christian to believe that God is the impetus behind Darwin's theory of evolution? Or, is this why ''theistic evolution'' came about? (in order for there to be a bridge (of sorts) between both schools of thought)
Looking forward to your thoughts on the topic.
By the Light of Love aren't all things changed into ONE? Tawhid/Tawheed.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Rev 2:17, Ezekiel 11:19, Ezekiel 36:26, Daniel 2:45
I saw my life in a strangers face and it was mine....
When asked about our religious affiliation (or possible lack thereof), it is often expected that we tick a single box on the survey, so to speak. Yet syncretism and combining religious paths considered separate from each other has not only been historically commonplace, but seems to remain so today. As various groups have been following the shifting demographics of religions in America, one thing we don't often hear much about are the people who check multiple boxes.
The relationship between various world religions and acts of violence is complicated and very difficult to quantify or pin down to statements of causation. The subjective impressions people have about religions and violence, however, is much easier to measure. The Public Religion Research Institute examined the subject of terrorism last month, and included in their report was a finding that probably doesn't come as a surprise to most of us here:
"Americans employ a double standard when...
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