Question by GeorgiaGurl: Why do some people think their religion is the only religion?
I went to the library today looking for books on buddhism. Although, buddhism isn’t really a religion, I want to impliment it in my life. So, I couldn’t find any Buddhism books so I asked the lady at the front desk “Do you have any books on Buddhism?”
SHe started laughing along side another lady that was standing beside her, and she said “Honey, I don’t think so” while still laughing. And I was standing there, wondering WTH was so funny?!?!
I am sorry I should have left my own opinions out or worded it different. I defiantely don’t want to offend anyone. So, If you read the above post and feel offended, I am sorry.
In in Southern Georgia in a very small predominatly white town. Mostly everyone here are Christians…Thanks for repling everyone.
Answer by White Tiger of God
1. Ignore them.
2. Jesus Christ said there is only one way to heaven
3. Take the hint of god is giving you and run with it.
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Question by Mizunderstood: Why does “karma” take soooo long to get people?
I would like to see a few people that had done me wrong get their “pay back time”
but it just doesn’t come around….dang
Answer by Slivermist
Mine actually is coming back LOL.
I had summer school 3-5th.
Mum called me stupid.
6th grade – I’m a smarter child. Smarter than my years.
My Karma hit my mum
my bro needs to be back on his mes
ride bus to summer school this yearr
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Question by Burt Navarro: Where do people get the idea Satan and demons are “fallen angels”?
This is not a rhetorical statement. I’m actually asking. I just don’t get where Christians get any information in the bible that are clearly about their origins.
Answer by Hal Roach
It comes from stories like Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. These stories certainly don’t come from the Bible.
Some Christians try to use Isaiah 14:12-15, which is the one and only time that “Lucifer” shows up in the entire Bible. But if you look at the original Hebrew, you don’t find the word Lucifer but rather “heyel”, meaning “morning star”. When Jerome first translated the Hebrew Scriptures to Latin to create the Vulgate, he had no word for this so he used the word “lucifer” which means “bringer of light”. Only in the King James version did the “L” become capitalized. If you read the passage, it’s not about Lucifer falling from heaven. It’s comparing the fall of a king’s reign to the descent of Venus (the “morning star”) in the night sky.
Other Christians try to claim that Luke 10:18 (“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”) supports the idea, but again, this passage doesn’t say that Satan was an angel, just that somebody saw him fly down in front of people like Superman. I have no idea why people bring up Ezekiel 28 either; it’s just a rant against the King of Tyre and Sidon.
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Is it okay to say ” I respect the people from this religion more than I respect the people from that religion”?
Question by Hodaya: Is it okay to say ” I respect the people from this religion more than I respect the people from that religion”?
If I said, ” I respect Hinduism more than I respect Buddhism”, which reply would be more appropriate from a Hindu:
b) I think people should be repsected for who they are, not for what religion they follow.
What do you think?
I think it’s highly inappropriate to judge people for what religion they follow. Sure there are fundamentalist Muslims, but I still respect Muslims and Islam. Sure there are fundie Christians that wish to convert me, yet I still respect Christians and Christianity.
No religion is perfect, and people should be judged individually, not through generalisation. I respect Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists, etc etc. Because we have something good to learn from in each tradtion.
Chick-a-deester : Thanks! 🙂 Okay, I guess you make a good point in your answer.
Mama Pajama: You may have guessed that my question was indirectly referring to that post ” Are there more atheists like me who respect Judaism more than they do Christianity?”
Mama Pajama: Perhaps I am mistaken. I am sorry if that offended you as a Jew. But that question offended me on behalf of the Christians. Paperback and angels have only thumbs up because they just said thank you, while I brought Christians into this.
Anyway, Mama, in this post I’m not referring t white supremacist groups which are OBVIOUSLY concerning and horrible. I am referring to basic religions, such as Judaism and Christianity.
My, Paperback, when I saw that you starred this I was already scared of what you were going to say!:-) I remember you were really mad at Alfred J. Kwak because of some things she said, even though she’s respectful to Jews.
So I was surprised to see that your answer is so …tame. LOL.
Ookay, enough about Messianics already. I think by now we all know that you don’t like them, and that they’re Christian evangelists. I do not ask you to respect them.
I am asking, did you think it was perfectly alright for the poster to have said he respects Jews more than he respects Christians? Try to think objectively. What if his statement was reversed ( okay , it often is ,but anyway)?
Yes, people, I did read the question. And I did read mama Pajama’s answer, and Mama, i appreciate your comment about the Christians. But your comment was the only one of its kind on that page. I know the ‘asker’ was saying that he respects Jews more because they never tried to convert them, but I disagree that Christians should be respected less simply because of OTHER Christians who do not behave very…er.. appropriately.
Answer by Poohcat1
God seeks to touch all people….but we all react in our own way.
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Q&A: What do people exactly believe in what they say they’re “pagan”, and why do they believe that today?
Question by Near: What do people exactly believe in what they say they’re “pagan”, and why do they believe that today?
Answer by Zak T
In something the pre-dates formal religion.. why should they not believe what their ancestors did. Nor was it always unsophisticated.
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Question by jrrose: Different People, Different Paths to God[s]. by Grace Li.?
“I think that every single person who has ever walked this earth, no matter what their faith or nationality, can agree on one thing; people are different. I am different from my next-door neighbor, who is different from her teacher, who in turn is different from his pastor. At very least, all human beings are physically different, but we also have psychological and emotional differences in how we function, how we react to the world, and how we think.”
“Therefore, if one believes in the idea of God and in salvation, there should be different ways of reaching a level of salvation, enlightenment, whatever you believe in. I find it rather difficult to comprehend the common belief that one religion, one path is the way to salvation. A religious leader shouldn’t preach the exact same “path” or “way to salvation” for all his listeners any more than a doctor should prescribe the exact same medication to all of his patients. It is important to have faith in what you happen to believe in, but it is also important to show tolerance, if not respect, for the faith of others.”
“Perhaps the religion that illustrates this best is Hinduism. Hinduism has often been mistakenly portrayed as polytheistic, when in doctrine, it recognizes one ultimate deity. Most Hindus believe in Christianity’s Jesus Christ as a God-man, just as the Christians themselves do. Hinduism teaches that all the religious leaders, all over the world, are spoken through by the same transcendent God. In essence, separate religions are simply different ways of salvation or enlightenment. If only every religion was this tolerant of ideas other than its own”
“On the other hand, we have Christianity (which I am using simply because it’s the most obvious example). I have the deepest respect for all religions, but I do not hesitate to strongly disagree with the Christian mentality that “their” path to salvation and eternal life is the only valid one, and that all others will end up “in the lake of fire.” Gandhi was not a Christian, and Hitler was a Catholic. Does that mean that Gandhi will burn in hell while Hitler enjoys a land of overflowing milk and honey? Does that mean that the Boston sex-abuse priests will have tea with Jesus while Wiccans who faithfully serve their country and harm none will have eternal torment? One would certainly hope not, and one would hope that good deeds play some part; even though the Bible states that deeds are irrelevant.”
“The true mark of spiritual salvation, whatever you may believe that to be, is that you open the door to others. Yes, I have heard the argument that we human beings have a “free will” to follow or not, but that’s not a choice. It is an ultimatum that has been stated all too often: adhere to my religion and mine only, or suffer for all eternity. What drives people to religions with this narrow mentality is fear of the consequences, not true belief, which punches a gaping hole in the “free will” thread. You simply leave leeway for other religions to be valid, not just your own. You open the door, exposing your religion to the scrutiny and (sometimes) acceptance of others, without pushing anyone through.”
“It would be rather nice if we lived in a world where everyone’s beliefs came true for them. The Christians would go to heaven, the Muslims to paradise, the Buddhists and Hindus would achieve nirvana, and the atheists would have a peaceful rest. Unfortunately, that’s all wishful thinking. We don’t know what’s true or not…so we might as well acknowledge the differences and various validities of all paths to a higher being, whomever you believe him, her, or them to be. Even if you, like me, don’t acknowledge a higher being at all.”
Do you agree with Ms. Li on here view?
Answer by joe b
14What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”[f] 16It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. 17For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”[g] 18Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
19One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?” 20But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ “[h] 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
22What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 23What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory.
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