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Featured World Peace and Religion

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Ponder This, May 3, 2019.

  1. Ponder This

    Ponder This Well-Known Member

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    Religion has been responsible for creating peace and for disrupting peace.
    in 1914, during World War I, there was a cessation of hostilities as people from both sides celebrated Christmas together. Some even refusing to go back to fighting each other.
    In the 2018 Olympics, North and South Korea joined together to compete as a single team.

    Emperor Theodosius was the last Roman Emperor to rule over a united East and West Roman Empire.
    He declared Nicene Christianity to be the official state church of the Roman Empire, he allowed the temples of the old religions to be destroyed, and he banned the Olympics because they were pagan. Historians use his death to mark the beginning of the Middle Ages.

    When we consider that religion is the basis of a common bond among people. It seems that World Peace hinges upon religion. Religion will either Save the World or it will Destroy It.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Christianity has never been about peace on earth. That's a secular pipe dream.
     
  3. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Religion is like a Laurel and Hardy film.

    "Another fine mess you've gotten me into".
     
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  4. Nakosis

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    Where opposing sides share a religion, like in WWI it helps. When they don't, not so much.

     
  5. PureX

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    Religion, itself, is just a collection of conceptual tools. How we use those tools depends on who we are are and who we want to become. The same is true of commerce, and politics, and science.
     
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  6. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    It seems to me like the liberals of the world can get along, however it is more difficult for fundamentalists to.
     
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  7. David1967

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    Fundamentalism in religion never leads to peace or tolerance.
     
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  8. Cleary

    Cleary God is sovereign and in control <><

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    The coming of world peace .. Recorded Oct 25 1992 [​IMG]

    Then I (John) saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals ..
    and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder . . . come
    I looked .. and behold .. a white horse .. and he who sat on it had a bow .. and a crown was given to him ..
    and he went out conquering and to conquer ..... Revelation 6:1-2 <><
     
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  9. ACEofALLaces

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    And then John took another deep drag from his 'pipe', set it down and looked around for something to 'munch on', before taking a nap.
    Even if I WERE a 'believer', I would have extreme difficulty accepting the validity and veracity of the rantings of someone being held in solitary on the Island of Patmos, for as long as John had been imprisioned there.
    It amazes me that the RCC even permitted the book of Revelation to be included in the canon, as bizarre as it is.
     
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  10. Milton Platt

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    Religion is divisive by nature. It sets up a "we versus them" mentality.
     
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  11. Ponder This

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    'we': used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people considered together.
    ;)
     
  12. Milton Platt

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    no, “we’ used to denote a group defining themselves by a particular set of beliefs within a particular religious group.You can use “us” if you like. "
    I was expressing the attitude of those within a group.
     
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  13. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg Ocean Immersion
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    Faith in One God as one humanity will restore our peace and security, but not before we take ourselves to the brink of destruction. The world is still trying to do away with God and that has still some time to go.

    Baha'u'llah has said;

    "The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its face is turned towards waywardness and unbelief. Such shall be its plight, that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly. Its perversity will long continue. And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody."

    It appears that is what it will take for us sit back and think of what God has offered.

    Regards Tony
     
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    Unfortunately some people use 'we' to refer to all of humanity, as if they have license to speak for everyone.
     
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    Religion does not do that, religious people do that. ;)
     
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    I think it is the people who are responsible. Religion is only like a tool. And tool are not responsible of things that people do with them.

    It is really sad that Christianity has also been used as excuse in wars that are really about the greed and evilness of the people. Bible doesn’t give permission for Christians (=disciples of Jesus) to go to war.
     
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  17. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Taught by religion.
     
  18. Ponder This

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    Only then? Or Only because the world "is turned towards waywardness and unbelief"? Is this a prediction of the future (fortune-telling)? Or an exposition of the consequences of waywardness?

    How should we make use of this teaching? Should we work hard to accelerate the World towards destruction in the hopes of Paradise? Is Paradise not a worthy goal?
     
  19. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Religion is a great conduit for doing bad things,you don't need religion to do good things I'm.
     
  20. Trailblazer

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    Religions do not teach that they are the Only Way, thus causing division. People interpret their religions to mean that.

    Each religion was revealed for a certain age in history which is called a religious dispensation, but when people cling to religions of past dispensations and believe they are the Only Way to worship God, it is bound to lead to division and strife. This will never end until people finally realize that religion is all part of one unfolding process of revelation from God to humanity, thus all religions are the Truth from God, each one pertinent to the age in which it was revealed..

    Religions are like successive chapters in a book but once we have gone past a chapter we need to move on to the next chapter. Life is like that, we continually grow and evolve, so why wouldn't religion also be like that?
     
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