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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Eddi, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Chapter and verse? Please?
     
  2. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    I know some Buddhists will refrain from singing altogether, but if we get invited to visit other religious houses and take part in their service, nothing stop us from doing it :) even to join in prayer is not seen as wrong. But maybe we will politely say no to parts of it. i think it depend on each Buddhist you meet
     
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  3. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe we have conversed many times and I didn't know you were an X JW. The ones I have talked to previous ly were pretty much turned off by religion because of it but I would be surprised if you didn't retain some of the teaching. It is brainwashing after all.
     
  4. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Hi Savage.....
    No Savage, I don't mind that.
    If they want to explain their faith then I can listen if I have time.
     
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  5. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    Luke 18:19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
     
  6. Darkforbid

    Darkforbid Well-Known Member

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    I don't hold grudges at all
     
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  7. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe it is too bad you weren't a Christian, you would have known better. I studied with them until they abandoned me but after each session the Holy Spirit would say "That isn't right" and I would have to study my Bible some more to find out why it wasn't right. It did get me started studying the Bible though.
     
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  8. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Subway Stalinist
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    I can talk *about* the Jehovah's Witnesses - or any other religion - without insulting anyone.

    I would think that you would understand my point of view: you disagree with me and you're trying to change my mind. It's the same for me and groups like the JWs, only the stakes are much higher.

    Don't you have principles you think are worth defending when they're attacked? Personally, I think "don't kill kids" and "don't protect rapists" are worth defending.
     
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  9. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe we have many people from other faiths visit our church not because they want to but because it is their job. Sometimes a few will sit in their cars instead of entering the church but maybe that is because my Pastor likes to debate them.
     
  10. Conscious thoughts

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    I focus on the good they have to tell about their God and if they broke the law of their God, they should take it with him. I don't know of any JW I met who been accused of raping someone.
    Do defend their right to be religious, yes I do, do I agree with everything they say or do?. no, I don't, but that does not mean i need to treat them badly.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    For one, they do not allow blood transfusions, and two, they have covered up child abuse.
     
  12. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Yeah.....
    Christians quote what Jesus said to me, but they never quote the real bottom line, such as:-
    Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these
    things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all
    that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt
    have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

    Well? Is your faith all talk or do you live it?
     
  13. Conscious thoughts

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    Your Pastor sounds like a nice person :) Many Pastors, Priests, Imams, are very nice to discuss with:)
     
  14. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    I'm Sicilian... I can teach you. :D
     
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  15. Muffled

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    I believe that isn't evil but just a foolish belief. Glad to hear your baby made it to you alive.
     
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    I do not use blood transfusion my self too, so not a problem for me.
    I have no evidence that shows those I know have been a child abusers
     
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    Nope. A young mother of four dropped in the ER for an emergency delivery (with no prenatal care) began to bleed out. Her husband didn't want her transfused. We did it anyway. Within 30 minutes a JW lawyer from 300 miles away called threatening a lawsuit. Her death would have left 5 orphans and ruined my young OB/GYN's career.

    They came to my house for three days running at 7 AM. You bet I told them to get off my property.
     
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  18. Muffled

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    I believe he is but he can be quite emphatic about his beliefs. I do agree with the JW's teaching that one shouldn't get angry with another person simply because he believes something different. I used to get my JW brother-in-law riled up pretty bad but the truth hurts.
     
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    I believe you can't expect forgiveness from a non-Christian.
     
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