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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Theweirdtophat, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. use_your_brain

    use_your_brain Active Member

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    For Hindu, Siva, Visnu and Brahma are not mythology. Look, how you affirm my previous assertion. You justify your idea, and invalidate others.
     
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    use_your_brain Active Member

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    you do mean Buddhism is true, and Islam is wrong. right?
     
  3. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

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    It is not that all religions do not hold some truth, it is that they all are either missing much of the truth or they withhold the truth.
     
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  4. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Religions are not so much "true" as they may be useful or succesfull.
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    No, whatever be my view, I do not consider the view of other Hindus to be wrong. Hinduism does not like to shackle its adherents. They rightfully can have different views. The RigVedic line "Ekam sad, vipra bahudha vadanti' (the truth is one but good people describe it variously) is our guide. I am not a typical Hindu.
     
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  6. use_your_brain

    use_your_brain Active Member

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    you do mean Islam is not a useful and successful religion, but Buddhism is, right?
     
  7. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Not in quite those absolute, blunt sense.

    I do think Islam and Christianity are much too God-centered for anyone's good. But that does not make them so much "wrong" as biased and of dubious value for atheists and other non-believers.

    Evaluating religions according to how "true" they might be is not a very useful exercise, in my opinion. Religious truth is attained on an individual level by the wisdom and discernment of each practicioner, not by the written doctrine.
     
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    use_your_brain Active Member

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    but you say they worship the mythological idols. while they d believe their Gods are not the mythological figures. They think their Gods are true exist. and you think oppositely. you can't be both true.
     
  9. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I consider them as mythological and cultural idols, therefore do not worship any of them. Most consider them to exist and worship them.
     
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    Your criteria on the truth is how far the individual practitioner gains the wisdom and discernment. As per your opinion, God is not useful to be taken in to account in exercising the truth. meanwhile Islam and Christians say oppositely, their religion oblige them to focus on the deity as the most centered core teaching.
    In this case you think you are righter than both religion Islam and Christianity that rely on the God instead of the way you obtain the wisdom.
    I label it as the feeling to be true over others.
     
  11. use_your_brain

    use_your_brain Active Member

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    and you think you are true to not worship the such mythological idols/figures, right?
     
  12. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    I would prefer to call it "usefulness" instead of truth, but close enough.

    Correct.

    Most, but not all Christians do in fact understand their religion to demand a belief in Ibrahim's God. Even among those, there are various and significant disagreements about what the consequences of that belief would be. Islam is not all that different in that respect, although it does emphasize the need for belief even more.

    That, to me, shows that such a belief is far less necessary and far less meaningful than either religion likes to admit. They are not alone, either; the Seicho-No-Ie and the Bahai, among others, also greatly overvalue belief in a deity. Their priviliege, I suppose - but that does not make their belief in such a need correct.


    I agree.
     
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  13. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    I am in basic agreement with your opinions. I believe all religions (perhaps baring a few 'out there' ones) have a common source and the teaching of brotherly love that brings it all back to One.
     
  14. LuisDantas

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    Don't you think it is important to make it clear which ones are those "out there"? And doesn't it somewhat empty the proposal once we do point them out?
     
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    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    No, they are too minor to be worthy of much notice. There will always be a few 'out there' people and they are not of much concern to me. I was commenting on all the major religious traditions of the world.
     
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    We will have to agree to disagree, then.
     
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    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    I'm not clear but curious still. On which of the points discussed must we disagree on? The general OP topic? The importance of 'out there' people?
     
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    I think it is easy to make up a religion that has truths in it. For instance, I can write a holy book that states that 2+2=4, easily.

    But if you are referring to supernatural claims. Then no. They just might agree on something which is ultimately wrong. They must necessarily agree on the existence of the supernatural. Without introducing it, it would make no sense to create a new religion to start with.

    Ciao

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  19. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    I find it a fairly direct contradiction to attempt to celebrate an "universal" truth all the while needing to weed out those "minor", "undeserving" counter-examples as a preliminary.
     
  20. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    OK, now I at least understand. Yes, we will have to agree to disagree. That's to be expected with us.:)
     
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