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  1. Exaltist Ethan


    I recently had said that monotheism is a contradiction because it is impossible to not be of the Universe yet be involved in it in so many ways. That's probably not true. I mean, look at the Internet. I'm interacting with all of you despite not being in your house. But exactly what does God do...
  2. Harel13


    I finished reading earlier today Patricia Crone and Michael Cook's "Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World" (1977 ed.). I admit I only skimmed the last section of the book and the first appendix. One of the previous owners of the book (which I had borrowed from the uni library) had...
  3. DharmaCatLamp

    Was Muhammad A Prophet? Some Questions and Concerns

    Howdy! Recently I've been reading a lot about Jesus Christ and Muhammad. This is for a variety of reasons but the origins of both the early church and the early ummah are very interesting to me. I have my doubts about the exact nature of Jesus Christ but he is a very interesting figure and I...
  4. DharmaCatLamp

    Systems, Theology, No path Path

    Howdy! I just felt like sharing some thoughts. The universe started with a divine dance. Not something like a waltz but something more like salsa. Shiva and Shakti came together, and their dance created all things. There was passion, lust, adventure, thrills, horror and so many other things...
  5. O

    The Bible Is A Heavily Outdated Book

    Nothing in the bible and what it says can be applied to the normal way of life today. Heck, some of its texts are almost 3,000 years old! The bible is a collection of 66 books composed by random authors over the course of a very long period of time. Most of the authors, at least in the old...
  6. O

    The "Lukewarm Christian" Logical Fallacy Debunked

    Ex-christian here. When I was a christian I was presented with two distinct forms of christianity; one where you say a few abracadabra words and you are good to go and the other was "you just have to keep at it or you are lost." The latter makes LESS sense than the first concept if you are a...
  7. DharmaCatLamp

    Interesting Experience and Thoughts about Interconnection

    So It's been a little while since I posted on these forums but I have been continuing my practice. Yesterday I was doing my normal ritual worship and meditation. I offered a banana to Ma Kali then bowed down so my head touched the floor. When my head touched the floor I was immediately filled...
  8. DharmaCatLamp

    Asking Questions and Not Taking it All So Seriously

    Howdy! I just thought I’d share some thoughts while they were fresh in my mind. I’ve been fascinated with religion most of my life but for a long time it was purely academic. I was an atheist after I left Islam and remained as such for quite a while. I would debate people about the existence...
  9. DharmaCatLamp

    Bahai without Muhammad, Sufism without Islam

    Howdy! I recently had a previous event come to mind. I had met some Bahais and we were talking about religion. The thing that came up was that I didn't believe Muhammad was a prophet but that he was central to Bahai. We ended up talking for awhile never really got past the issue. So I was...
  10. DharmaCatLamp

    Meaning In Fictional and "Real" Religion

    Howdy folks. This was inspired by the post Fictional Religions so you guys should check that out I suppose. I was thinking about fictional religions and the thought I kept coming back to is that whether an idea appears in what we might call fiction vs what we might call scripture is...
  11. DharmaCatLamp

    The Subtle Difference Between All religions are truth and All religions have some truth

    Howdy I have been thinking about the nature of truth and religion for a bit today so I decided I would type out my thoughts and share them. Some folks won't agree with the stuff I want to say and that is of course fine. There is a subtle difference between the idea that all religions have some...
  12. ronki23

    I may have asked this before

    What are the differences between: Wahabbi and Salafi Islam Hanafi and Hanbali Islam Deobandi and Hanafi Islam Qutbism These are all schools of Sunni Islam but at face value I can't see any difference except that there are more beards in Deobandi Islam?!
  13. O

    Evidence That Jesus Was Plagiarized From Earlier Gods

    Jesus Christ Byzantine Portrait c. 7th-11th A.D Jesus is a mythological character derived from many different gods way before he came to be. let's take a look at a couple of deities that look very similar to him and have done miracles very similar to his as well. Yes, there are many more...
  14. O

    Christianity Is Only Popular Because Of Its Idle Threats

    Seriously. If there wasn't a threat of eternal damnation for those who reject Jesus then Christianity wouldn't be nearly as popular as it is today. Take it from an ex-Christian, the Christian religion is built on fear mongering principles and is systematically designed to instill that fear...
  15. O

    Salvation Was Already Established In the Old Testament

    I was a Christian for 14 years until I started running into theses kinds of BIG contradictions and problems within the bible itself. Be prepared to be mind blown. There are plenty of bible verses in the OT about how God is acknowledged by the Jewish people as the one who is their "salvation"...
  16. O

    Proving With The Bible That Jesus Was NEVER Needed And Is A Con Artist

    JESUS IS NOT GOD AND EVEN LIED ABOUT IT Jesus cannot be God because Jesus was a man who lied about being God, which goes against Numbers 23:19; "God is not a man, that he should lie, Nor the son of man, that he should repent..." Not to mention in, Hosea 11:9 God flat out states, "I am GOD...
  17. O

    Qur'an Vs Bible Vs Bhagavad Gita Vs None

    I read 2 out of 3 and touched on a summary with one of the others. Which one do you believe is the best and give your reasons for why. For those that think none of them are any good, state your reasons as well.
  18. danieldemol

    Libya’s Internal Security Agency accused seven activists of apostasy and contempt of Islam

    'UN Human Rights spokesperson Liz Throssell said, “Seven men, aged between 19 and 29, were arbitrarily arrested” by ISA in Tripoli between November 2021 and last month. She also pointed out the fact that ISA has “posted videos of the seven men on Facebook,” in which they confess to being...
  19. DharmaCatLamp

    Don't try to explain too much, Unanswered Questions and why I decided to call myself a Hindu

    Howdy For those of you unaware the Buddha somewhat famously refused to answer certain questions. Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta: The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya The unanswered questions These questions were things like " Is the universe finite or infinite, what happens to the tatagata (Buddha)...
  20. Truthseeker

    A verse in the Qur'an about a possible good outcome for people from all religions

    Nay, but whosoever surrendereth his purpose to Alláh while doing good, his reward is with his Lord; and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdu’lláh, "The Meaning of the Glorious Qur’án", 2:112 But they who set their face with resignation Godward, and do...