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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Vee, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

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    Not really.

    Can you give me the points why people dispute the dating, and why you agree?

    the thread is very reasonable, yet also very broad as a subject. So I don’t mind engaging, but one at a time.

    thus I will await your answer to this specific question.
     
  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    You are right, Salix. This is Aup's particular brand of Advaita. Nothing on Faith, the latest science research to be temporarily accepted till we get something better. And no Gods or Goddesses, no worship, no superstitions, but one's 'dharma' to be strictly adhered to.
     
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  3. Rival

    Rival Ankh, Wedja, Seneb
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    I'm sure the Orthodox Church has this?
     
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  4. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    The entire lineage of Sankara Maths are theistic, and as we both know, Aup is no true atheist. I prefer your not either approach.
     
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  5. Marcion

    Marcion Self-realisation and Service to the Universe

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    Perhaps another unique thing in my path is that females run their own special suborganisations (e.g. doing relief work) where they may be free of male domination tendencies.

    A fourth unique thing is that it combines five different types of tantra into one singular system (Shaiva, Vaishnava, Shakta, Ganapatya and Surya tantra).
     
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  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    How come, Vinayaka? Yes, for half my life, I was a theist, so I know a lot about Hindu theism. My grandpa, among other things, was a practicing priests. On request of the dying mother of a Jodhpur state Chief Minister, he performed her death rights. Normally he gave the responsibility of performing rituals of client families to another priest. Yes, my family had its client families.
     
  7. Marcion

    Marcion Self-realisation and Service to the Universe

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    I think Bahai is unique in that it stresses the unity among the Abrahamic faiths and attempts to view other faiths or paths from that same perspective.
     
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  8. Pilgrim Soldier

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    The christian religion has nothing in common with any other religion so it's unique and separate from the rest. Our God said He would not share His glory with any other god and He forbids us to have fellowship with those in other religions.
    Jesus said, "I am the truth" He also said let every man be a liar and let God be true. So we don't have the liberty to listen to any other prophets or religious leaders, we are a closed society.
    Christians are forbidden to have JW's enter our house or fellowship with us. We are only allowed to preach the Gospel to JW's as we consider them to be lost and deceived.
     
  9. Conscious thoughts

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    Sufism may be different to other branches of Islam because of our focus on love and kindness to all beings, no matter what religion you may belong to, we can be friends. Sufism focus the spiritual from within each person who practice and pay little to no value of wordly posessions
     
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  10. capumetu

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    Yes maam, scriptural identification of being the "one faith" Eph 4:5
     
  11. Vee

    Vee Well-Known Member
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    There are loads of religions that identify as Christian. Which one is yours?

    Looks like you missed the part where Jesus talked about kindness and hospitality :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Vinayaka

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    There are also some unique things about certain religions that are seen as neutral or negative by others. The religions with human sacrifice were somewhat unique, at the time.
     
  13. aketo

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    How does this work? If it's too long to answer you could point me towards a thread where you already have :)
     
  14. Muffled

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    Christianity - Eternal life and the Paraclete.

    Baptist denominations: Only two ordinances: believers baptism and communion. With an emphasis on Bible Study a person can have the Holy Spirit reveal things without the encumbrance of stuck in the mud doctrine.
     
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    I will roll a few dice in remembrance.
     
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    I believe that is about as useless as baptizing babies. Your belief is a belief in magic that you don't have.
     
  17. Trailblazer

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    Christians do not OWN God, some of them just BELIEVE they do. The one true God is everyone's God.
    It is true that Jesus was the way the truth and the life, but that was only as long as the Christian dispensation lasted. According to my beliefs that dispensation is over and we are living in the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah, so Baha'u'llah is now "the way" by which we can know God and God's will for us.

    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

    Is really no different than what Baha'u'llah wrote about Himself as the way to gain admittance to Paradise….

    “Thou hast gained admittance into the Paradise of God’s Remembrance, through thy recognition of Him Who is the Embodiment of that Remembrance amongst men.” Gleanings p. 303
    JWs are Christians, and they are not lost and deceived as are other Christians who believe that the body of Jesus rose from the dead and that Jesus is going to return to earth and that Jesus is God in the flesh. JWs also have very high standards of moral behavior, unlike many other Christians, for which I respect them.
     
  18. Pilgrim Soldier

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    What could be more kind and hospitable, than to give a person with terminal cancer an instant cure. It's not loving or caring to affirm and celebrate someone's ways if you know they are on the wrong path which leads to damnation
     
  19. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Caritas Christi Urget Nos
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    So why are you babbling to us and not segregating yourself with your ilk? Preaching and proselytism are against the forum rules. We're not here to be converted or convert others.
     
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  20. Pilgrim Soldier

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    I'm just stating what I believe, you don't have to believe it. nobody will ever force you as Christians are chosen by appointment only. It's not open to the public, so you can breath easy
     
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