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Discussion in 'Christianity & Other Religions' started by Nick, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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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.

    God bless,
    Nick
     
  2. PouringRain

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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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    I could post hundreds more, but you'd probably remove 99.9% of them for violating the rule of not promoting other religions. :lol
     
  5. Mike

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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
     
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    Oooohhhhh that's good Mike! :thumb :thumb :thumb
     
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    Hope this does not violate the "no promotion" rule set out by Nick.

    WikiIslam (RationalWiki description)

    Main Page - WikiIslam

    Other sites I recommend:

    Answering Islam (WikiIslam description)

    Answering Islam, A Christian-Muslim Dialog and Apologetic

    The Religion Of Peace (WikiIslam description)

    Islam: Making a True Difference in the World - One Body at a Time

    Faith Freedom International (WikiIslam description)

    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 - WikiIslam
     
  8. Nick

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    Those are fine Gabe. :yes
     
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    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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    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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    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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