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  1. Theodor

    Research on the relationship between Religion & Economy

    Hello dear friends! I'm a student from Belarus and I'm doing a research about the relationship between religion and economy. Can you please help me and answer 4 small questions in a google form? All answers are anonymous. https://forms.gle/PQX1XN4LFDFTWRDN6
  2. sun rise

    YouTube Channel "Lets Talk Religion"

    He's got an academic background in comparative religion. https://www.youtube.com/@LetsTalkReligion He covers not only the main revealed religions but also "Old Norse Religion", "Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia" and so forth. I watched two examples shown below which I found excellent. and
  3. AnthonyGiarrusso

    Power of Relics

    Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions have relics. Sometime their small trinkets spanning into weapons and even human body part remains or full bodies. It is fascinating to me that so many people would treasure these relics for so long. It really shows how...
  4. 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...
  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    The Bible Is A Heavily Outdated Book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

    Filth and the Obsession with Purity

    Howdy! Humans are obsessed with filth and purity. Those two can be some of the easiest ways to define a culture. Things like Kosher, the obsession with purity by the brahmins in India, holding up ideals like chastity rather than being promiscuous. What is interesting to me is that despite the...
  8. 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...
  9. Harel13

    Jews: Commandments as a condition of conversion or not?

    Jews Only I have a history professor who has told us many times that during the Second Temple era there were only three requirements for conversion: Circumcision, sacrificing two pigeons and immersing in the mikveh. And for women, just the latter two. It was only in Talmudic times that it was...
  10. 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...
  11. 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"...
  12. O

    I Just Proved That Jesus Is A False Messiah In Less Than 5 Minutes

    *Staff edit*. Here is why. He failed one of the first OT prophecies which was to be descended from king David and king Solomon. Genesis 49:10 states that the messiah would descend from king David's side and king Solomon in Chronicles 22:9-10. Jesus already failed this due to a virgin birth...
  13. 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)...
  14. Harel13

    The rise of idolatry in Judaism and Islam

    I was in the library yesterday and I came upon an English translation of the "Kitāb al-ʾAṣnām" (the Book of Idols) by the Muslim scholar Hisham ibn al-Kalbi. Flicking through it, I came upon something very fascinating: A description of how idolatry came to be in the world. What struck me was...
  15. Ehav4Ever

    "A" Torath Mosheh View of Human Suffering and Responsibility

    In another thread, well as a question I once answered on Quara, series fo questions were asked which I will summarize in the following way. Why would a serial killer be allowed to abuse and murder a dozen innocent children over the course of his lifetime? Is what ever created everything...
  16. Ehav4Ever

    Davidic King/Mashiahh according to Torath Mosheh Sources

    In another thread the question was asked about Judaism's concept of "messiah." In this thread I will only be presenting what Torath Mosheh sources state on the matter of a future Dadivic king/leader who is espected to lead according to Torath Mosheh. Note: This information only covers what can...
  17. ronki23

    Why did the Jews move to Israel/Palestine in 1882 ?

    I thought the creation of Israel was due to the Holocaust and the Jews having somewhere safe to live but the Jews started moving to Palestine in 1882 . I know there was a partition plan in 1920 to seperate Jordan from Palestine and then further partition under the Peel proposal. Why did the...
  18. Harel13

    Did the Pharisees know what they were talking about?

    I saw today something interesting. One of the greatest academic Talmud scholars of the last century was Prof. Yaakov Nachum Epstein. In his book "Introductions to the Tannaitic Literature", pg. 280-281, he discusses shortly the laws of Shabbat as described in the gospels. He lists them and then...
  19. Harel13

    The Emunah Thread

    C'mon, cough 'em up. Your favorite story, parable, essay, class, writings by a particular thinker, etc - that you find that strengthens your faith time and again. :) My favorite emunah class is this one by Rabbi Ari Bensoussan: TorahAnytime.com He has a lot of great analogies here about our...
  20. infrabenji

    Atheist looking for religious debate. Any religion. Let's see if I can be convinced.

    Hello, I'm new to online forums. I chose this one specifically because I think it is very thought provoking. I love understanding and questioning different religious beliefs. I hope to have a debate that is robust, intriguing, and intellectually honest. I'm happy to debate anyone from any...