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Featured Do you know your Religion is true?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by PopeADope, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    If the answer is "yes", how do you know?
     
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    1137 I have come into being like Set
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    None of us know very much at all.
     
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  3. wizanda

    wizanda Hairy doesn't mean scary;beard doesn't mean weird

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    Because since i was born had knowledge of it; then read many religions to confirm what have always known. :innocent:
     
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  4. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    And if two people have opposite beliefs, and they both know their right, they both must be right.
     
  5. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    No, if the beliefs are opposite, I don't see how they can both be true
     
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  6. Neo Deist

    Neo Deist Th.D. & D.Div. h.c.

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    Yes, deism is true. I know because it is based on personal observations and no one can refute them. :cool:
     
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    Reggie Miller Well-Known Member

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    Christians know Jesus and that He is true because the Holy Spirit reveals truth to us.
     
  8. Goddess_Ashtara

    Goddess_Ashtara NIN MOJAVE AK IMEN

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    I do not understand the question; what do you mean by "true"?

    My spiritual-religious system does not involve faith in fantastical afterlife scenarios or creation stories; the only faith required is faith in one's own abilities. The deities of my spiritual-religious system can be embraced and experienced by theists or atheists alike. Holy books are interpreted as combinations of history, allegory, metaphor, and esoteric insights about nature and human Nature; the primary purpose of reading them being to extract and utilize the strength, power, wisdom, and beauty contained within... and to draw motivation and inspiration to fulfill one's goals and ambitions.

    What exactly can be considered "true" or "false" about any of this?


     
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  9. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    No. Furthermore, I don't think anybody else does either. On the other hand, I have pretty much dismissed all other religions as being "truer" than mine, so I'm very content with the religion I have.
     
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  10. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    By truth I mean opposite of falsehood
     
  11. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    And when Christians disagree on how to interpret Scripture (like they so often do) how do we discern who has the Holy Spirit?
     
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  12. Goddess_Ashtara

    Goddess_Ashtara NIN MOJAVE AK IMEN

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    So from your perspective, what exactly can be considered "true" or "false" about the things I mentioned above?
     
  13. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Tell me about your Deities
     
  14. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    I take that as a challenge!:p
    No, you're wrong! Your personal experiences mean NOTHING! My personal experiences tell me that this is TRUTH!:D:eek::rolleyes:
     
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  15. Neo Deist

    Neo Deist Th.D. & D.Div. h.c.

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    Prove it. :cool:
     
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  16. Neo Deist

    Neo Deist Th.D. & D.Div. h.c.

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    Whoever wins the holy war and conquers the other while killing the men, enslaving the women, and selling off the children.
     
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    allfoak Alchemist

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    The purpose of any religious practice should be for the purpose of the expansion of consciousness.

    Truth is a difficult thing to understand.
    What we believe is what runs our lives, it is our truth.
    Our beliefs change as we gain more experience and we speak and act differently.
    What we considered truth yesterday may not be true for us today.
    The only truth that exists is the truth that lies within each of us.
    Because each of us is the truth.
     
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  18. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita and Spiritualist
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    Do you know your Religion is true?

    No, I can only say I believe the basics are correct beyond reasonable doubt. A lot of the eastern masters I respect say you will only 'know' it is true when you experience it, and I am not there yet.
     
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    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    Ha! Got you there! I don't have to prove it, because it's MY personal observation and experience!:D
     
  20. Neo Deist

    Neo Deist Th.D. & D.Div. h.c.

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    But what if your eyes played tricks on you?! :p