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Hey mike, it has been a while. No I don't do searches to find threads to reply in. I check in once in a while to this site to see what's interesting, mainly in the science section. I don't post much as, coming from a religious background, know where most conversations will end up.
FYI on the basic core beliefs of Buddhism.
The Four Noble Truths:
-there is a cause for suffering
-there is an end to suffering
-in order to end suffering, one must follow the eightfold path
The Eightfold Path
Panna - discernment, wisdom
This thread intrigued me a bit and I've been reading through it and wondering what drives people's points of view on this. Sorry for picking your quote free, I'm not singling you out as this idea has come up a few times in this thread. The whole assertion that buddhism goes against what Jesus...
No I have not, nor would I want to. I also would not want to live in a Christian nation.
No I would not want that to happen. I'm also against certain Christian beliefs that deny women certain rights as well.
It has been a while. All is well here and I hope your doing good these days.
We're all free to our opinions.
I think you may be stating the muslim extremists point of view here as there are many who, like you, follow their religion peacefully.
True enough the extremists are a...
No disagreement here.
More or less what I was getting at is that some view the Bible as promoting violence just as some view the Koran as promoting violence while other say both are peaceful religions in their true form. All a matter of opinion, right?
I have a feeling how one view's...
I think we may be looking at this in two different ways. I was just making the point that certain people claiming to be Christians have committed atrocities and have used the Bible to back up their actions. By simply saying that said person is not really a Christian does not negate the fact...
There are many who have found a way to use Scripture/religion to support their acts. David Koresh, Anders Behring Breivik, Fred Phelps, Schaeffer Cox, all think they are following "God's will" but I think most of the sane public would disagree. What about those that commit violence in an an...
I don't think the timing of the violence makes one better then the other.
You mean to tell me that Christianity doesn't have the framework for a political and legal system? How many Christians do you know that wouldn't be for a society run by 'biblical principles" and would be more than...
1. Yet Christianity was also spread by violence and Jesus was a Jew?
2. Yet is seems that certain people have decided that which is and isn't God's 'word' and this varies sometime from person to person.
Something to think about . . . . .
It would be pretty shaky ground to use an addition in later manuscripts, clearly added to support their new doctrine, as the basis for 'God' being a trinity. May I suggest looking at Isaac Newton's Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture.
Great post! I just look at it a little different that's all.
#8 - Are we accountable for the sins of our fathers or not? Isaiah 14:21/Deuteronomy 24:16
I think you find it fairly clear in the Bible that one is accountable for their own sins. I kind of think its like the parable...