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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Meandflower, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

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    Okay. So by followers you mean after about 1000 years, what you "believe" are their followers did something and that's your criteria for picking four people!

    IN that case to pick someone like Manson, you have to wait for another 1000 at least. SO that's a bogus criteria.

    Unless you can provide the numbers of people killed by their immediate followers, direct followers, and please quote the historical sources for your claims.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Trailblazer

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    Yes, we are destined for more Messengers of God in the future, as long as humans exist. However, what has happened in the past and what is happening now will not necessarily reoccur, because by the time the next Messenger comes people will be very different. They will understand that they have to recognize the new Messenger believe in the new messages, rather than clinging to the older Messengers and their messages.

    God did not get anything wrong, it is the humans who keep getting things wrong, but I believe that will be different in the future. This is a new and very different age and history does not always repeat itself. People are evolving and changing but change takes place very gradually.
     
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  3. Trailblazer

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    Why would the Messengers be to blame for what their followers did after the Messengers were dead and gone?
     
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    So you do not like why I chose those four people, big deal, I care not one jot what you think, others can judge whether I was fair, you on the other hand mis represented what I wrote whether deliberately or not. Now yet again you clearly do not understand what I wrote or why I wrote it, again not my problem others will judge. If you do not understand it for whatever reason I cannot debate with you.

    Now that clearly states the followers did the killings, I have given you examples and evidence, nearly everyone in the English speaking world is aware of the Holocaust, 9/11, Wako and The Sharon Tate murders, you can take the numbers from there. And I have not mentioned the timescales of when the followers killed, again a strawman you created. And followers does not mean direct or immediate, look it up in a dictionary another strawman.

    1.
    a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=fol...ViIAa4BkgEBMpgBAKABAcgBC8ABAQ&sclient=gws-wiz
     
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  5. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    From your perspective perhaps but not from mine, since I don't recognise any of these as being messengers. Far too messy for any God to have been involved, in my view.
     
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    Again I did not say they were responsible I said they were not very good messengers, stands to reason if your messengers are preaching love and peace and justice and they go out and kill they did not get the message did they?
     
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    What some believers do not understand is from some atheists point of view there is no difference between a lunatic who follows Mohamed and fly's planes into buildings and a lunatic who follows Manson who murders movie stars, they all believe they are doing what their prophet wants them to do, right or wrong. That may be unpalatable for some.
     
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  8. firedragon

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    Nah. Lol. There is no need to get so agitated and angry. Just shows you have no standard whatsoever. When you make a case, you should have some standard and consistency.

    So be it. Have a great day.
     
  9. Shakeel

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    That would be using the word neighbour in strange manner. What should I call my actual neighbors then?
    How could I do that? I have said nothing about your actions, I believe, and I don't even know what you believe in - how could I misrepresent it?
    I don't remember claiming to act peacefully, but I also don't know how that would relate to this debate.
     
  10. Shakeel

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    I doubt that. Even if a person says they did something for their religion, that doesn't mean it's true.

    But I do understand you don't care one way or the other because you don't know the difference between them.
     
  11. Trailblazer

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    What the followers of different religions 'believe' about Jesus is contradictory because the followers of different religions interpret the Bible differently. Even Christians interpret the Bible differently, which is why they believe different things about Jesus (e.g., some Christians believe Jesus is God and some Christians don't believe Jesus is God).

    All these contradictions are a big huge fat mess, but Baha'is believe that Baha'u'llah straightened it all out. :)
     
  12. InvestigateTruth

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    Almost all religions originated from God.
     
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  13. Trailblazer

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    The Muslims who fly planes into buildings are not following what Muhammad taught but rather they went their own way, just as the followers of many older religions did.

    Do you think that the Christians who took part in the Crusades were following what Jesus taught? No, they went their own way. This is what has happened with all the older religions. Not too long after they were revealed by the Messengers they got away from the original teachings of the Messengers because they misinterpreted the scriptures or ignored them altogether. I believe these older religions are now in their winter season.

    “All that lives, and this includes the religions, have springtime, a time of maturity, of harvest and wintertime. Then religion becomes barren, a lifeless adherence to the letter uninformed by the spirit, and man’s spiritual life declines. When we look at religious history, we see that God has spoken to men precisely at times when they have reached the nadir of their degradation and cultural decadence. Moses came to Israel when it was languishing under the Pharaoh’s yoke, Christ appeared at a time when the Jewish Faith had lost its power and culture of antiquity was in its death those. Muhammad came to a people who lived in barbaric ignorance at the lowest level of culture and into a world in which the former religions had strayed far away from their origins and nearly lost their identity. The Bab addressed Himself to a people who had irretrievably lost their former grandeur and who found themselves in a state of hopeless decadence. Baha’u’llah came to a humanity which was approaching the most critical phase of its history.” (Udo Schaefer, The Light Shineth in Darkness, p. 24)
     
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    Which didn't, in your opinion?
     
  15. Trailblazer

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    What Messengers preached love and peace and justice and then went out and killed?
     
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    I don't even know any which isn't. Any religion that claims to be from God and has a holy Book, or a revealed Book with ordinances, Laws, or commands would be from God I believe. God does not allow a liar to bring a book with commands and claim it to be from God.
     
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    So you would include Mormonsim, for example?
     
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    InvestigateTruth Well-Known Member

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    I differentiate between a Religion and a denomination. Mormonism is a denomination of Christianity, just as Orthodox or any other denomination. The Mormons still believe Christian Bible is the greatest Book from God, containing teachings from God. Mormons Book does not claim to have new teachings or commands from God.
     
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    The purpose of rationalisation and proofs is to trigger the uncovering of the natural state of man, which is belief in one God.

    Yes,
    there are numerous miracles in the Qur'an.

    For example,
     
  20. Trailblazer

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    I would not be so sure about that. There are many false prophets. ;)
     
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