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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by confused453, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. confused453

    confused453 Active Member

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    Let's say I want to follow the word of God. How would I know which religion / denomination is the true one?
     
  2. sunrise123

    sunrise123 Darkness will pass. Dawn is almost here.
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    Many rivers lead to the sea. From my viewpoint, any religion or belief which includes love, joy, harmony and search for truth can be a good path.
     
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  3. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member
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    My own way was to search them, study them, compare them, and meditate on them, and after this I came up with my own religion, I used some of religion as my stepping stone, never really making camp with any of them.
     
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  4. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva
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    One does have to wonder why. The whim is predicated on the idea that there is indeed a bona fide "word of god" in existence even though all we have are fairly shabby portrayals of all too human god(s). If you can get past that first "smell test" then you will be happily on your way to the next step which is determining which is the truth and which is simply delusional swill.

    Their marketing brochures will be enticing, that much is sure. Try an experiment first. Try to believe that the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus are in fact real, genuine beings, not just idolization's within the minds of children. If you can pull that one off, again, you will have made great strides on your way to being god's little smurf/smurfette.
     
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    allfoak Alchemist

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  6. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest "Conversations with God" - it tackles most of the big questions such as life & death, love and fear, who God speaks to and how God speaks to people etc etc ...

    "Live the Law of Love now and forever more."

    You can read few more quotes here -

    Neale Donald Walsch Quotes (Author of Conversations with God)

    Best of luck in your search!
     
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    The one in which you find the most comfort , peace and stability ,one which is most fulfilling and nourishing to the soul and brings out its wonderful qualities.
     
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  8. Deeje

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    If you have the right heart condition, God will find you. But don't be fooled...he doesn't frequent the obvious places.
    God has always favored the unpopular minority, so look in the most unlikely place and he might just be there. ;)

    Oh, and listen with your heart, not just your ears. In this world, nothing is as it seems. [​IMG]

    You might like to check this out....? Up to you.

    Bible Teach (bh) — Watchtower ONLINE LIBRARY
     
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  9. ratiocinator

    ratiocinator Strange Inversion

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    Seriously? The bible is the bona fide word of god because it says so?
     
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    You're already living according to the word of God so there's nothing to choose. He either chooses you to hear his voice and obey his commands or he doesn't.
     
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    There is the problem:- "Let's say I want to follow the word of God."

    Unless you search with all your heart...want to know the truth how can you ever find it?
    No matter what people tell you, it all begins with you and your heart.

    The parable of the seed scatterer and what happens to the seed.

    Truth only bears fruit in a good soil/heart.

    You have to love truth and want the truth to know the difference.
     
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    so in other words man can tell God how he will be worshiped ?
     
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    Obviously, you pick something that appeals to and is accessible to you.
     
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    Well first things first you'd have to establish a reason to think God exists. Then you'd have to try and figure out what kind of God it is or possibly what kind of gods they are. You'd have to demonstrate that God or gods would even be willing to interact with humans and why. You'd have to then decide from there if god would give you any sort of religion or if it's pretty much irrelevant.

    You have so much work to do before you can even reasonably say God has a word on earth. Lets be honest here if you don't have faith then you are never going to get an answer because the answer without faith Is that God doesn't exist and this is all mere superstition. You have to have that faith before you can even get anywhere beyond the negative answer with this sort of thing.

    Why would God care what you do exactly? Why would God make it so there is only one right way to worship him when he's already made you know... thousands if not millions of religious groups? IT kinda seems like random nonsense to me.
     
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  15. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    This question takes a series of questionable premises as givens.

    Is that the intent? Do you want answers that take it for granted that there is exactly one God, that it somehow saw fit to give humanity its Word, and that there is a true religion and denomination among several others that are not?
     
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    Well, apparently, you get the afterlife you deserved thanks to your own judging standards, so Jesus has a lot to answer for. :p
     
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    RedDragon94 Considering Mainline Christianity

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    You don't. Just follow the one that is closest to the truth. I assume that the word of God= the Bible?
     
  18. sunrise123

    sunrise123 Darkness will pass. Dawn is almost here.
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    Rumi:

    Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.

    Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
    Take down a musical instrument;
    Let the beauty we love be what we do.

    There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."
     
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  19. sunrise123

    sunrise123 Darkness will pass. Dawn is almost here.
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    In the sense that God accepts all worship, yes. There is a classic Rumi story where Moses found a shepherd telling God that he, the shepherd, wanted to comb God's hair etc. Moses told the shepherd that was wrong, that was not God's nature. The shepherd repented. But God replied to Moses:

    God's voice:
    You have separated me from one of my own. Did you come as a Prophet to unite, or to sever?
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    I have given each being a separate and unique way of seeing and knowing that knowledge.
    What seems wrong to you is right for him.
    What is poison to one is honey to someone else.
    Purity and impurity, sloth and diligence in worship,
    these mean nothing to me.
    I am apart from all that.
    Ways of worshipping are not to be ranked as better
    or worse than one another.
    Hindus do Hindu things.
    The Dravidian Muslims in India do what they do.
    It's all praise, and it's all right.
    It's not me that's glorified in acts of worship.
    It's the worshipers! I don't hear the words
    they say. I look inside at the humility.
    That broken-open lowliness is the reality,
    not the language! Forget phraseology.
    I want burning, 'burning'....


    The entire piece is here: Stories from Rumi (Myth-Folklore Online)
     
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    What makes your bible more relevant and true than the Hindu vedas?
     
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