posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 08:18 PM
The Faith, Religion, and Theology forum exists as a place for member to discuss three important items.
- Faith - Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
- Religion - A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
- Theology - The study of the nature of God and religious truth; rational inquiry into religious questions.
Venturing into this forum and participating in these discussions implies that you are interested in these topics. Of course you may have accidentally
stumbled into this forum unaware, but now that you're read the above definitions, you can't claim ignorance. The very nature of the topics will
plunge you headlong into the unknown. Who created us? Why are we here? What is out purpose in life? What happens after we die? Will the Dallas Cowboys
ever win a Super bowl again? (Requires much faith to believe).
Some of the topics in this forum will most certainly deal with the existence of God. Does God really exist? While this is a worthwhile topic many
members wish to move past this introductory theme, past Religion 101, and would like to dive into deeper topic of religion and faith. Are Christians
required to keep all of the 10 Commandments including the Sabbath day? Are the teachings of Mohammed peaceful, a beneficial for people today? Do
Mormons really believe in polygamy? Do all Buddhist monks have flashbacks before battle? We can't begin to truly discuss these topics if we're
constantly arguing about if God is real or not.
If you have questions that deal with the existence of God or want to ask if Mohammed actually was a real person or a myth, then please start a new
discussion with a meaningful, appropriate
title and you may then dominate a new discussion with this theme in mind. Please do not interject
into deeper religious topics the question of the reality of a higher being? Unless stated in the topic, we are assuming in this forum that we've
moved on past that point. Imagine discussing algebra while someone keeps interjecting that they still don’t believe in addition. The very reason
that classes such as these have prerequisites is so new ground can be covered in the subject.
Don’t forget that there are several other forums that deal heavily with religion were the existence of a God isn’t taken for granted.
Conspiracies in Religion
constantly deals with the issue of religion being simply a
fictitious control mechanism for manipulating the masses (Sheeple to some). Origins &
is a fantastic forum for debating evolution vs. intelligent design. These two forms regularly deal with most of issues
that usually distract from deeper topics in this forum.
To sum things up. Let's stay on topic and allow discussions to take place without constant interference.
[edit on 8-11-2006 by dbates]