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Originally posted by Quazga
Love your neighbor.. not "Change thy neighbor"
He said this again and again and again, but evidently no one listened.
Originally posted by ZEV93
I am an Atheist too, but, as Islam is rising here in Europe (in a few decades Islam will be the predominant Religion in Western Europe, and that's the worst catastrophe to hit Europe since Hitler and WWII), I feel i have more in common with Christians (the reasonable ones, at least) than I thought.
What is bugging me about Christians is not their faith, but their ignorance towards the danger of Islam. They even repeat "Islam is Peace". Yes, maybe for Muslims, but not for Non-Muslims. Once again, Religon will bring Death and Terror over Europe, but this time its not the Christians but their ignorance.
Originally posted by Amaterasu
I dislike anyone who comes down on others for their beliefs. It is my humble opinion that God equates to the elephant, and we are all the blind men. Each of us reaches out with our spiritual hand (most often guided by what we have been instructed is the "right" path to reach down) and feel some aspect of God. We conceive of what God is, based on what we feel.
Of course, from my perspective, each of us is just as right about God as each blind man was about the elephant. None of us sees the whole, though like the blind men, we each think we fully understand.
I believe God functions multidimentionally (as we are finding this Universe of ours to be multidimentional, though we can only directly perceive the time/space dimentions) and because we are limited in our dimentional perception, so are we limited in our perception of God.
Therefore... None of us knows "The Truth," but only the small parts that we can perceive.
Your views may differ (and probably do if you are convinced that you know "The Truth").
Any civil discussion would be welcome.
Originally posted by plague
As far as leaving someone to there own beliefs. I dont necesserely believe that s the right thing to do. There are alot of people out there who are lost, and need a beaken of light. As children of god we are all breathern no matter what we believe. And I am my brothers keeper and therefore try to help them as much as I can. I may not have my spiritual eyes yet but I do have a spiritual flashlight direct from god. I see alot of people who dont understand there scripture or dont want to follow it.t I feel these people need alot of help especially because they seem the most vocal and as Jesus said .. he who breaks the least of the commandments or teachs other to will be called least in heaven.
Originally posted by Equinox99
Wouldn't you say thats ignorance though? I mean if you do not understand a
religion you read up on it. So why do you just "attack" a mainstream religion
rather then read up on some facts and make it a more widespread debate.
If you keep talking to the same people about the same thing then you will
get the same answers as before. Why not do a little more research and
see what other cultures need to say about the subject?
Originally posted by Amaterasu
As for scripture... Most claim to be the "only" truth,...
Originally posted by Jesus-Is-Real
When something rubs you the wrong way, it doesn't actually cut your skin or rub up against you but sitll you experience a tying thing in your life 'the rub'.
Same with God only, let me tell you, that when He "happens to you" you will experience 'the rub' for sure and not too many people can miss it can they? I would say, none can nor will.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. I came not to send peace, but a sword. ... A man's foes shall be they of his own household." For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned