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Originally posted by joechip
It sounds like you're both 'former' christian/muslims. No offense, but her religion would hardly endorse/allow her dating you, and yours, were you to still follow it, would probably have you convinced she was hell-bound, having not accepted Jesus as lord.
I'm certainly open to people being able to rise above their religious upbringing, but let's not pretend the religions themselves are institutions of tolerance and understanding. It's simply not true.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by whitl103
Down, down, down at the very depths of the various "beliefs" that encompass religion....they are basically the same.
Generations of Humans have put various "labels" upon them...and, suffice to say, the 'original' ideas have splintered off into the incredibvle array that exist today.
Call them "sects" (for I will) in the initiation.
The 'splintering' of ANY religious "belief" into various sects isn't much different than what's seen in this microcosm that is known as 'ATS'....
(IF you aren't following this logic, perhaps you are 'new' to ATS...and in any case, it will eventually become more clear, in due course....)
SO....to the OP.....
Hang on, for your ride 'so far' may have seemed gentle....I can only say, as LONG as the Human Species insists on relying on antiquated, chilidish notions of 'religion'?
We, as a species, will never progress. The "basics" underlying, yes....even 'christian' and 'muslim' paradigms....(or ANY other "religion", just give it a 'name'...) fall apart ONCE the true A**hole 'believers' start to intervene....just wait, you will see.....