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Originally posted by LadyV
I really don't get it, and I have thought about a lot. God does not denote any religion. Man makes up religions. As an example only, look at Christianity. Jesus didn't want to make a new religion. Christianity was not founded until after his death, hence the name. All of his teachings and parables and lessons were created to try and get Judaism back to the peaceful laws of god. Mankind kills, condemns, hates and judges by man made faiths......I don't understand this at all! Why isn't it good enough to just follow the Golden Rule, live a clean life and be the best person you can be? Please....if you respond. Do not quote the Christian bible as reasoning, it means nothing to those not Christian and is therefore null in such an debate.
[edit on 2/12/2005 by LadyV]
Originally posted by Amelia
Dear one, god never said that, the bible was written by man to have control over you.
God is LOVING, you are GOD! There is no religion, there is only one god and that is life itself. Why don't you want to be part of god, why do you want to be judge by god (god never judge, it's not a person with opinion and feelings) religion is nothing, it's a invention of man as well as the bible dear one. Love yourself and others and the truth will come to you from god that lives within your higher self. You are part of god, accept that
Originally posted by dixon
So, are you saying that "religions'/"faiths" have actually incorporated the Golden Rule ? If so, then where does this Golden Rule come from ?
I really do not mean to be difficult, but telling me that it can be found in most religions is not telling me WHERE IT CAME FROM.
Originally posted by Amelia
I do not judge ANYBODY for their beleifs!!!!
Religions is a good thing in a way for believing that you can have faith in something that is very very strong! That is great and that is what you have to do!
The other thing is good about some religions, it says that you have to love everybody like a brother or a sister and that we are all one.
Now, the worst thing about religion is that nobody do it !People read the bible and take everything as a word of god and that is sad because god wants us to love, not to hate or to judge.
Originally posted by mpeake
Good question LadyV!
I've thought alot about this one too. One thing that I have come up with, is the idea that every human was born with the innate quest to seek out and worship something. Something in our DNA that can't be placed by science. Something that causes us to affiliate ourselves with a supreme being. And it doesn't necessarily have to be a "god". It could be nature (the sun, an animal, the earth), another human (an athlete, a powerful politician, an authority figure in your life), or even yourself (seeing yourself as your own "god").
Whatever it may be, I believe that the desire to worship that entity is placed within us the day we are born. Perhaps this is the "missing link" that seperates us from the animals. Perhaps our creator put that desire in us, but due to man's innability to properly harness that desire, we turn it into a need to exclude others, instead of embracing those who are seeking the same thing.
So, its a board designed for people to debate, and have theyre own opinions, but if they dont agree with you, they can post an opinion contray to what you believe? Thats kindof egotystical isnt it? Ignoring those who have an opinion different then yours?
Originally posted by deesw
But it is a thread on religion. That's like a thread about homosexuality that you can't say anything about sex on. Doesn't make sense.
Originally posted by Jehosephat
There is a basic need for Humans to find something to 'worship' a lot of us get caught up with finding out what is the right thing to worship and think what we found is more right then someone else.. it becomes a matter of pride, and sometimes hubris