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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Barry Johnson, May 3, 2021.

  1. Meandflower

    Meandflower Active Member

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    i'm impressed by their rules. They are so good, kind, logical. This is rules all people should know of.
     
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  2. Rival

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    As they are written in a very ancient language some are open to interpretation, but there you go :)
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I don't worship the Bible, and I certainly don't treat it as if were an idol.
     
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    I'd challenge this one .
    1. I have not pondered evil, impure or harmful thoughts
    The standard must have been low .
    Jesus said

    27¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
     
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    Good ,thats not what I said or suggested .
     
  6. Meandflower

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    Hm..The rules is very similar.. so i don't understand what you mean..
     
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    Has he ever lied ? Even once?
     
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    I don't believe anyone has or could keep those rules.
     
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    Here's another interpretation,


    I have not committed sin.
    I have not committed robbery with violence.
    I have not stolen.
    I have not slain men or women.
    I have not stolen food.
    I have not swindled offerings.
    I have not stolen from God/Goddess.
    I have not told lies.
    I have not carried away food.
    I have not cursed.
    I have not closed my ears to truth.
    I have not committed adultery.
    I have not made anyone cry.
    I have not felt sorrow without reason.
    I have not assaulted anyone.
    I am not deceitful.
    I have not stolen anyone’s land.
    I have not been an eavesdropper.
    I have not falsely accused anyone.
    I have not been angry without reason.
    I have not seduced anyone’s wife.
    I have not polluted myself.
    I have not terrorized anyone.
    I have not disobeyed the Law.
    I have not been exclusively angry.
    I have not cursed God/Goddess.
    I have not behaved with violence.
    I have not caused disruption of peace.
    I have not acted hastily or without thought.
    I have not overstepped my boundaries of concern.
    I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.
    I have not worked evil.
    I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds.
    I have not polluted the water.
    I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
    I have not cursed anyone in thought, word or deeds.
    I have not placed myself on a pedestal.
    I have not stolen what belongs to God/Goddess.
    I have not stolen from or disrespected the deceased.
    I have not taken food from a child.
    I have not acted with insolence.
    I have not destroyed property belonging to God/Goddess
     
  10. Meandflower

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    in some way I like the first interpretation best. Which of them do you like best?
     
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  11. Rival

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    I have a list in a book I own that I prefer. I can't be bothered to type them though :D
     
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  12. Meandflower

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    Which book do you have? I'm just curius :blush: interessting religion you believe in. I love to learn about different religions. Your religion is especially interessting because it is a ancient religion.

    How many interpretations of the rules exist?
     
  13. The Hammer

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    No, polytheistic Religions lead to the Gods. Not God.

    When I commune, it is with my Gods, not a
    singular God, like the Bible.

    I can commune with a single God and often do (Typically Wodan), but I also work with the many as well.
     
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    To your God.

    This seems just as exclusionary as all the other religions you're complaining about, only with an added weird wrinkle: not only are you saying that their beliefs are false, but you also say that their god is a "wrong" version of your god.
     
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    What? have I complained about religions? :confused:
     
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    Writings from Ancient Egypt (penguin.co.uk)

    Many many. They're broadly the same, but certain words are problematic; for example, words for 'homosexuality' and 'pederasty' don't exist per se so these are just interpretations. Most seem to agree that this refers to sleeping with underage boys.
     
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    Thank you :blush: maybe i read this book.

    I see
     
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  18. 9-10ths_Penguin

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    IOW, inside every polytheist is a theist trying to get out.

    Ever seen Full Metal Jacket?

    Pogue Colonel: Son, all I've ever asked of my marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every g**k there is an American trying to get out. It's a hardball world, son. We've gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over.

    Sergeant Joker: Aye-aye, sir.
     
  19. Rival

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    It's still a much better POV than 'kill them all' and as a Pagan it doesn't really bother me, tbh.
     
  20. Pete in Panama

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    super --although we would 'fire' together at the topic we're examining.

    My thinking is that neither of us is right or wrong here, but rather we've got two equally valid but different ways of looking at it. Your opening post raised the question of various religions worshiping the same God and you invited coment. Later though you appear to have taken the view that the various religions are inherently at odds and beyond reconciliation. If the latter is the case please tell me where you are in that thinking. You can't be saying that a Jew has to renounce the Jewish God to become a Christian and turn to the Christian God are you?
     
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