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It seems to me that both Christianity and Islam are frequently used in misogynistic ways. Examples include:
1 - Restrictions on birth control
2 - Restrictions on abortions
3 - Limitations on voting rights
4 - Honor killings
5 - Limits to employment opportunities
6 - Pay inequities
And so on.
In case after case, we hear religious justifications for such practices. It's true that we occasionally hear feminists criticize religion, it strikes me that what we *should* hear is a much louder...
Is it divine revelation or is it delusion.
On another thread, member Scott C. claimed that there are "drastic differences" between a delusion and a divine revelation. When asked about these differences the reply was delusions are somewhat predictable and cause negative actions but divine revelation causes positive results.
Of course, that answer is unsatisfactory because delusions can cause positive results and aren't always predictable. (The placebo effect and the initial delusions...
For years I have posted....
we are here to learn all that we can before we die.
we are here to become unique spirits.
our bodies are formed to do exactly such things.
there is no mystery to life.
and our faces help to insure individual traits.
I think God did this on purpose.
When I was brought up the Universe contained "ÄLL" since the big bang. I am now a science teacher and when approached by those of a religious bent I explain it this way. Like a concentric pool of Venn Diagrams I explain here is the Universe and here is that we do know and here is that we don't know. Although god does not exist in the "known to me" (evidence) Universe, but I cannot presuppose he does not exist in the realm that is not known. What we do know is mathematics is universal,...
By Him in whose Hands is my Soul, the command of Prophet Jesus pbuh reminds me of Noble Quran
133. Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya'qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, "What will you worship after me?" They said, "We shall worship your Ilah (God - Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), One Ilah(God), and to Him we submit (in Islam)."
But when Jesus perceived disbelief on their part, he said: Who will be my...
A good approach to the subject:
I was reading something on the net and I came across something I found a bit odd. The prodigal son's (Luke 15) older brother was interpreted by a particular author to be "representing the Pharisees, was self-righteous and claimed to have always obeyed but wouldn’t “come in” to the party".
I then did a search on the net and found these three articles
The most common mistake that atheists make is a category mistake. They mistakenly believe that polytheistic deities belong to the same ontological frame of reference as the monotheistic Deity. This category mistake is made in a variety of (inane) arguments that atheists commonly make. For instance, atheists often argue that atheism is simply believing in one less god than you do. But this is a category mistake. Polytheistic deities (if they do exist) are celestial beings that belong to the...
There are different threads that I have seen here that address the question of hell. Eternal conscious torment or whether its God to blame or the person if he ends up there. I'm going to ask this to those who believe in eternal conscious torment. Could you enjoy Heaven if you knew your child were in Hell?
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