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Christianity / The Apostle's Creed
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:07:43 PM »
Can I get some comment about the importance or lack thereof on this creed.
         I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;and in Jesus Christ, His Son, Our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. I believe in the Holy Catholic Church, the comminion of saints, the forgiveness of sins. the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
         
          Is it important to the Christian faith, is it irrelevant,or are some parts relevant and some parts irrelevanr?
          Please help with your opinion .

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Religion and evil / Is there really a Devil ( Satan , Beelzebub)?
« on: September 26, 2012, 12:03:04 AM »
Many people are obsessed with Satan,while others doubt his exsistance. If we are to believe the horror movies or the ghost stories,he is a being that lives in the shadows. His followers are werewolves , vampiers,goblins and other such vile creatures. However people do not crave for repulsive things (normally). People usually seek that which are beautiful or expensive.The idea that Satan is repulsive is a ploy  use by Satan to fool people.Envy, murder, strife and wars are caused by man's desire to posses power, things of beauty,wealth and fame. We need to stop seeking Satan in the dark for the Bible tells us that he was beautiful angel and he uses thing things of beauty to lead humans astray. Is there really a being called Satan or is it man's greed that is causing all the strife , wars and hurt in this world. If there is good then there is evil. If there is a God there should be a devil.

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Suggestions / Aiding those wishing to contribute
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:27:10 PM »
         I have noticed that many people come to the sight but the contribution on the topics are not many . Many people are not good spellers or  good at the written form of the language.Is it possible to allow contributers to access the the program that automaticaly correct grammartic or spelling errors, or even to show that an error has been made so that it can be corrected. This would save time and perhaps allow contributers to fell more comfortable in participating in discussions.
           Thanks in advance

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Religion / Re: What briefly is written in the Quran
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:06:31 PM »
Laurent; One of the most simple religion is Christianity. Christ when He was on earth taught his followers to love one another. He sought to show that the teaching of Judaism was cumbersome and only sought to lay burden on its followers. It was after His death that some of his followers started to impose rules and regulatins into the doctrine. The Catholic Church is the one mainly respondible for doing so. This caused many to break away form their teachings and so we have the start of the different denominations.{Because the reply colume is small quotes and references present an problem}. But I can assure you that the founder of most religions did not start them with the elaborate rites that are now practiced in them. Research will show that it  is the priest of these religions who has formulate these rule for their own importance.How do you know whom to follow. Would you be a member of the Nazi or the Salvasion Army? the Black Panther movement or Martin Luther King peace movement? We have conscience we should use it wisely. 

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Faith / Re: faith needed
« on: September 22, 2012, 09:34:33 PM »
Hi Laurent. It's good to meet people who can discuss ideas without being aggressive.  Jesus asked Pilot an interesting question;"What is truth?" Others have questioned reality, for whether we like it or not or believe it or not the human race is evolving both scientifically and spiritually. The things that even our parents thought were impossible a few years ago  are mow comman place - ( 4g cell phone/ the song sung in churches and upgrading of the language of the Bible). The race or society that ceases to evolve becomes stagnant and either die out or is absorb by other races or society. The Incas and Mayas of South America and several of the tribes of North America are examples. Religious intolerance though still prevalent is on the decrease in most countries. Freedom of wordhip is the accepted norm in most countries. What will happen in a few years fron now is anybody"s guess. What is certain is that if we lack faith in ourselves and what we believe in there ore always those ready to lead us in their ways and their beliefs,

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Religion / Re: What briefly is written in the Quran
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:00:49 PM »
  Latifchaudherry has written an informative piece on Islam. And while I respect his views about his religion, I also respect the views that others have of their religious beliefs.
             The problem that religions present is not their beliefs but those who practice these beliefs.Mankind has killed and persecuted each other because of religion from the dawn of time, while at the same time claiming love or the worship of a loving God. Muslims and Christians especially have tended to ppersecute those who do not follow the teachings. 
              If religious people of whatever faith would follow Jesus' teachings that we should love our God,  and our neighbour as ourselves.  We would spend more time on doing good and less time on hurting others.God is Love . Whatever name we may give that love. The important thing is to practice the things of Love. Mankind is unable to practice true love so he replaces it with silly laws and rules as an excuse to oppress others.

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             When I ask many christians; whom do you worship? They say God. If I persist and ask; which god ? I am looked at as if I am an idiot. And I get the answer: How do you mean which God? Just God.
             I get the feeling that many Christians are not sure whether they should worship the Father Yahweh, the Son Jesus, or even the Holy Spirit the Comforter.Some say they worship a Trium God, a Trinity, a three in one God, but all cannot be right.
              There is only one true God Who gave the commandment that "Thou shalt have no other God before Me" He also said "I am a jealous God". It is therefore very important that we worship the God we intend to worship. For there are as many gods as there are religions, and as many variations of each god as there are demominations.
              Your opinions please.

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Hinduism / Re: HINDUISM AND ISLAM
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:46:30 PM »
Dear  Shaktileela,
                          Islam was started by the prophet Mohammed about 622 A,D. The prophet Mohammed was born in Mecca Saudi Aradia about 570 C.E.  The information you seek can be had from the internet by using one of the many search engines. You can enter Islam or the prophet Mohammed and I am sure that you will recieve  a wealth of infromation which should answer your question

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Faith / Re: faith needed
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:36:44 AM »
Mankind has always needed something to believe in other than himself. From the dawn of creation man has sought a god to worship. He has worshiped objects in nature such as the moon , sun , stars or he has made images of what he believe his god should look like. He needs to trust in someone or something that he feels is more powerful than himself.Knowing that others need this faith/belief some have sought to abuse their follow man by making themselves gods or pretending to represent some god.What ever the case ,however ,when we are at our lowest points in life we need something to believe in to give us hope.

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