1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Featured God, Gods, & Societies Around the World

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by metis, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Messages:
    29,498
    Ratings:
    +13,649
    Religion:
    Atheist, Advaita (Non-duality), Orthodox Hindu
    As they say, they are hardly following their religion, they are blasphemers. How can one be Christian if one does not believe that Jesus was the anointed son of God? Or how can one be Muslim if one were to believe that Jesus was the anointed son of Allah?
     
  2. Left Coast

    Left Coast Star Stuff
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2019
    Messages:
    8,123
    Ratings:
    +13,302
    Religion:
    It's Complicated
    What does that have to do with whether people will go to hell for having wrong beliefs?
     
  3. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Messages:
    29,498
    Ratings:
    +13,649
    Religion:
    Atheist, Advaita (Non-duality), Orthodox Hindu
    Yeah, all these people who believe 'it does not matter' are headed for hell till eternity.
     
  4. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    38,775
    Ratings:
    +19,401
    Religion:
    ecumenical & naturalistic Catholic
    Agreed.

    One type of prayer that often gets neglected that was traditional in the early Church and early Judaism is what is often called "meditative prayer", whereas it's less words and more "listening". This is what I use most often.

    Is his first name "Howard", and he speaks to churches throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area??? If so, he and I got so close in the past that we invited each other to our respective homes. Unfortunately, once they shut down Beliefnet, we gradually drifted apart. Bright guy!

    It definitely attracts attention, for better or worse.
     
  5. KenS

    KenS Face to face with my Father
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    16,563
    Ratings:
    +6,168
    Religion:
    Judeo/Christian
    That is beautiful.. reminds me of Joshua 1:8.

    I am reminded that Jesus did say "Ask and you shall receive"... Even though He knows our needs, asking in faith is still a process that He wants us to go through.

    And then again, "And when you pray, forgive"... Mark 11:25 - it is an important part of a spiritual life.

    YES! Howard Cohen... Bright guy - I still send him an email now and then. And met him through Beliefnet too. We had a breakfast together.

    LOL
     
  6. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    38,775
    Ratings:
    +19,401
    Religion:
    ecumenical & naturalistic Catholic
    Beautiful, and I agree.

    I think I went under the same or similar name at Beliefnet, but either way the next time you talk with him, mention this strange guy who invited him up to da U.P., eh?

    When we first met, he & I really got "into it" at times, especially over his v my perception of Jesus vis-a-vis whether he was compatible with normative Judaism. Howie said he was and I said he wasn't. Neither of us could really prove our point one way or the other because neither of us believes in biblical inerrancy, therefore it's pretty much impossible today to determine how much of what Jesus supposedly said was accurately recorded. We went round and round over that for months.

    But as time went on, we gained enough respect for each other to become friends, and we used to e-mail each other quite often. In terms of the people over the decades that I personally know, I believe he's probably the brightest on understanding the intricacies of the scriptures more than any other person I've ever met. To me, he's like a walking/talking encyclopedia on the early Church.

    Anyhow, tell him I said "Hi!", and that I hope he and his family are doing well.

    And thanks for this, my friend!
     
  7. ManSinha

    ManSinha Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    Messages:
    1,190
    Ratings:
    +1,026
    Traditions vs religion - there may be a difference
    Ask any of the strict Bible or Qu'ran or even Kitab-i-Iqdas followers (those that follow it by the book) - they will be quick to tell you that "their" was is the only way and that others are either wrong or under the influence of Satan or the Devil or some such nonsense.
     
  8. PearlSeeker

    PearlSeeker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2019
    Messages:
    1,537
    Ratings:
    +535
    Religion:
    Seeker of truth
    Nice age! You sound like Socrates:

    Antisthenes: ". . . why don't you train Xanthippe instead of having a wife who is of all living women - and I believe of all that ever have been or will be - the most difficult to get on with?"

    Socrates: "Because I notice that people who want to become good horsemen keep not the most docile horses but ones that are high-spirited, because they think that they can control these, they will easily manage any other horses. In the same way, since I wish to deal and associate with people, I have provided myself with this wife, because I'm quite sure that, if I can put up with her, I shall find it easy to get on with any other human being."
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. PearlSeeker

    PearlSeeker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2019
    Messages:
    1,537
    Ratings:
    +535
    Religion:
    Seeker of truth
    Just one question: Who slained him then?
     
  10. KenS

    KenS Face to face with my Father
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    16,563
    Ratings:
    +6,168
    Religion:
    Judeo/Christian
    If one wants to be funny... it was a good one.

    If one wants to dig deeper, a person is voluntarily "slain", is slain when he made the irrevocable decision in his heart.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
Loading...