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Feel free to post your informative (not promotional) links on other religions and cults here, to save re-posting them all the time. This topic can serve as a good reference for people wanting to look up information.

Links that promote another religion (per ToS) will be removed/edited at the Staff's discretion.

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Those links are fine. I do seem to recall that I removed two that you posted before. But of course that PM's disappeared. :gah
 
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Those links are fine. I do seem to recall that I removed two that you posted before. But of course that PM's disappeared. :gah
I could post hundreds more, but you'd probably remove 99.9% of them for violating the rule of not promoting other religions. :lol
 
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Hope this does not violate the "no promotion" rule set out by Nick.

WikiIslam (RationalWiki description)

WikiIslam is an anti-Islamic wiki, describing itself on Google as "[a wiki with] 1800+ critical articles on various areas of Islam based on its own sources, the Qur'an, hadith and Islamic scholars."

It is a wiki created to sharply criticize Islam, its adherents, and its supporters. Its content is controversial to say the least, amongst it's core and high-priority articles are propaganda, homosexuality and pedophilia, which are descriptions of Islam's treatment of these subjects. It also has a considerable amount of detail on apostasy from Islam, focusing on the fact that is is punishable by death and other issues surrounding leaving the religion. Like many wiki projects with themes, it rejects the Neutral Point of View (NPOV) policy of Wikipedia, which it nevertheless supports and recommends as a resource for more neutral information.
Main Page - WikiIslam

Other sites I recommend:

Answering Islam (WikiIslam description)

Answering Islam is a Christian website that is critical of Islam. It was created in order to provide an in-depth historical and Biblical response to Islamic doctrines and Muslim polemics against Christianity.

Although its approach to criticism comes from a Christian perspective, it is one of the most accurate, thoroughly referenced, and comprehensive sites on the net, making it immensely popular with Christians and non-Christians alike.

A notable feature is their encyclopedia of Islam, which can also be downloaded and viewed offline.

In addition to WikiIslam and Faith Freedom International, Answering Islam has been banned in Saudi Arabia on the country's pornography blacklist, and as with Ali Sina of Faith Freedom International, Zakir Naik refuses to debate Answering Islam's debate representative Sam Shamoun.
Answering Islam, A Christian-Muslim Dialog and Apologetic

The Religion Of Peace (WikiIslam description)

The Religion Of Peace (TROP) is a website that is critical of Islam and keeps a count of all Islamically motivated terrorist attacks that result in the loss of life.

According to the site, "TheReligionofPeace.com is a pluralistic, non-partisan site concerned with Islam's true political and religious teachings according to its own texts. We present the threat that Islam poses to human dignity and freedom, and document the violence that ensues as a direct consequence of this religion's supremacist teachings.

We are not associated with any organization. We do not promote any religion, but we are not hostile to religion. We support the rights of atheists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, homosexuals, woman, Muslims and anyone else on the planet to live as they wish without violating the rights of others."

The list of Islamic terror attacks makes the site a unique and important resource, documenting over 9,000 deadly Islamic terrorist attacks in 2010 alone. The site is also updated daily with relevant links to news stories and commentary from around the world which in many cases may otherwise go unnoticed. This news includes stories of violence against Muslims by non-Muslims.
Islam: Making a True Difference in the World - One Body at a Time

Faith Freedom International (WikiIslam description)

Faith Freedom International (FFI) is a pre-9/11 website, with an active forum, that is critical of Islam. It was founded by Dr. Ali Sina, a former Muslim from Iran who is currently residing in Canada.

Faith Freedom International welcomes all former Muslims regardless of their current beliefs and, according to the site, "echoes the voice of ex-Muslims who want to stop the spread of Islam, expose its violent nature, and help Muslims to understand it and leave it. We believe in the oneness of humanity and oppose Islam for inciting hatred against non Muslims. Muhammad instructed his follower to conquer the world by the sword and to rule it with terror. We are determined to not let that happen."

The site is immensely popular and is notable for hosting Ali Sina's debates with distinguished Muslims and scholars, and the standing challenge of its own removal, and cash paymant of up to $100,000 U.S. dollars, if proven wrong on the claims that Muhammad was a narcissist, misogynist, rapist, pedophile, lecher, torturer, mass murderer, cult leader, assassin, terrorist, mad man, and looter.

Since its creation, FFI has been hacked and subjected to DDOS attacks several times, and has also at some point or another, been banned in Iran, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition to WikiIslam and Answering Islam, it has been banned in Saudi Arabia on the country's pornography blacklist.
Faithfreedom.org | Busting the Islamic Myths for 10 Years Now

Hundreds of more sites are linked on "Islam on the Net"

"Islam on the Net" aims to provide an extensive list of websites offering an alternative view on Islam. A site being listed here does not mean it is endorsed by WikiIslam
Islam on the Net - WikiIslam
 

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For example, a moral nihilist would say that killing someone, for whatever reason, is neither inherently right nor inherently wrong. Moral nihilists consider morality to be make-believe, a complex set of rules and recommendations that may give a psychological, social, or economical advantage to its adherents, but is otherwise not in accord with fact or reality.
I read more than the first paragraph ;), but this stood out from the beginning. I don't think this is a good thread to have this conversation, but if you'd like to start a thread on Moral Nihilism the the Christianity & Other Religions, I wouldn't mind discussing this with you. I'd like to know what you'd say about this and other things in that article. :chin
 
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You can post those sorts of links, just don't post any that promote Mormonism (or any other religion).
The last thing I want to do is promote Mormonism.
The only thing I want to promote is the love of God which is in Christ.
 
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Sooo, from what Ive gleaned here is that anyone who doesnt conform to your system of belief is in a cult? I was particularly amused when someone pointed out a site where two groups get together with the goal of better understanding each other, they think thats a cult.

Here is some help on how to indentify a cult. http://www.icsahome.com/home. See anything familiar?

"1. The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.

2. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.

‪3. Mind-altering practices (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines) are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).

4. ‪The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel (for example, members must get permission to date, change jobs, marry—or leaders prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, whether or not to have children, how to discipline children, and so forth).

‪5. The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members (for example, the leader is considered the Messiah, a special being, an avatar—or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity).

6. ‪The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society.

‪7. The leader is not accountable to any authorities (unlike, for example, teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream religious denominations).

‪8. The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members' participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group (for example, lying to family or friends, or collecting money for bogus charities).

8. ‪The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt iin order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion.

‪8. Subservience to the leader or group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities they had before joining the group.

‪9. The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.

‪10. The group is preoccupied with making money.

‪11. Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities.

‪12. Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.

‪13. The most loyal members (the “true believers”) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave (or even consider leaving) the group."
 
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Here's one I found when responding to a request for information regarding JW's. Nice side-by-side comparison with JW and Christian beliefs.

Jehovahs Witnesses - False Teachings

That is a good one, Mike.

Do you believe the OT referred to the pre-incarnate Jesus as the Angel of the Lord?

Can we discuss this, to clarify a similarity between what the scriptures teach, and the JW's teach, so as to bring some clarity to those who are just learning about this?

Here is one of the places:

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

4 So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” 6 Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. Exodus 3:1-6



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