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Religion means?

  1. Prince Maak profile image69
    Prince Maakposted 9 years ago

    Religion, what does it means?
    What do you call HUMANITY?

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Treating each other as Gods and Gods alike.  To be human...understanding, compassion, laughing, helping etc.  You know, whatever it takes to help a brotha out.  peace.

    2. agnesgriffins profile image59
      agnesgriffinsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Good day everyone!


      Religion is “the service and worship of God...  commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance” . 

      Religion may be sincere or insincere; true or false; rewarding or vain
      (Matt. 15:9; Jas. 1:26-27).

      For me It gives direction in life, it ought to mean purity, it ought to mean victory over sin of this world, it helps to define our very being.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        What a shame. You poor thing. I really feel for you.

        Have you considered defining your very being yourself instead? It is very rewarding.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    I am reatively new around here, but can't help but notice you do not seem to get
    a lot of response to your posts, try as you might. So what is it a trick question? Are you askin' or tellin'?

  3. mohitmisra profile image54
    mohitmisraposted 9 years ago

    Religions are teachings of the Master,the prophets, The enlightened Ones.
    Bottom line-meditate everyday and find god.
    Poet Mohit.K.Misra

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      RELIGIONS


      The entire Buddhist monk’s life is but a preparation,
      For his Death Point or moment of separation.

      The Jains have santhara,
      Quitting life consciously to join with the paramatma.

      Hindus go into Samadhi,
      Where there is no Congress, Shiv Sena, BJP or Samajwadi.

      The Christian merges with the Holy Spirit,
      Peace, no more desperate.

      The Sufi mystic to become one,
      Dances, twirls, prays, trances to get the job done.

      Aghora means Illumined with Light,
      Longing for Shiva in whom they delight.

      Shamanism or the Art of Ecstasy,
      The ultimate being one with the super entity.

      There is no need to change your faith,
      And on your old religion lay a wreath.

      From Ponder Awhile
      Poet Mohit.K.Misra

  4. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Even kicking their butt tongue

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Sure why not. LOL. If I saw Zeus kicking Pegasus' butt, I think I would have to hijack a lightening bolt and and show Zeus why lighting rods do not come from the ass.  lol.  tongue

  5. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL I'd better stop here before I become too suggestive big_smile

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Stop with the bad poetry spam please mo.

    1. weblog profile image49
      weblogposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

      1. mohitmisra profile image54
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Many have said this poem is a masterpiece ,to what an enlightened piece of writing to what a thesis, I applaud you on your research,it is impossible to write etc etc.
        I cannot force you to understand or appreciate it.I believe there is not  a single poem written by man which matches up to this poem not counting other poems from my book Ponder Awhile,forget Shakepeare,I allways said I am much better than him.

        Enlightened Poet Mohit.K.Misra

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          LOL

          Many people have eaten a McDonald's hamburger - that doesn't make it any good.

          But I asked you to stop spamming the forums and you tell me you are a better writer than Shakespeare, which just about sums up your mentality. Please stop cluttering up this forum with spam and insults. Please.

          1. mohitmisra profile image54
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            The question is
            Religion, what does it means?
            So it means I am answering the question and not spamming.Why dont you answer the question?

        2. Paraglider profile image90
          Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Mohit - allow me to make a serious comment:

          Poetry is not just 'content' presented in rhyme. Even if the content of your poem here were the most enlightened wisdom ever uttered by man, that, in itself, would not make the poem good as a poem.

          Francois Villon (Google him if you like) wrote one of the world's great ballades in a French dungeon "The Ballade of the Hanged" the night before his execution. (By luck, the King rode through the town that night, so all prisoners were released - a traditional medieval amnesty, so he walked free). The Ballade was not 'enlightened'. It was full of bitterness and self pity. Not a pretty mixture, But it was/is great because Villon was a great poet. One who single-handedly rescued the tired old ballade form from obscurity and gave it new life.

          Poetry is about words. The affective power of language. You can have divine poetry about lice and you can have lousy poetry about divinity. An example of the former is Robert Burns's 'To a Louse'. I'll stop there.

          1. mohitmisra profile image54
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            paraglider if anyone gets ranked in the top 100 for that year means he is a very good poet and deserves merit for his or her achievement.I would congratulate anyone in the top 100 gladly.

            1. Paraglider profile image90
              Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              I notice you never talk about poetry, only about 'rankings'. But we've heard it over and over again. You can't force people to agree or be impressed by sheer repetition.

              1. mohitmisra profile image54
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I talk about my poetry rankings.Many have understood My poetry is the best,when will you.?

                1. Paraglider profile image90
                  Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  Good luck, Mohit, and goodbye.

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    He Used to be a Football star.  A poem made up by Sandra (that's me) dedicated to those living in the past.

    He used to be a football star,
    he's interception dominated the field,
    his glory was his fist, his weakness...
    no one around to witness it.

    One day the audience was small,
    he felt incapable of playing ball
    for it was always in his mind,
    that football meant nothing
    without someone to share it with.

    He fell off the stand,
    he clapped his hands
    he made a fist,
    and a tomato caught him off gaurd.

    They laughed, get off the stage you poser,
    this field is for the birds,
    Oh how the football player became angry,
    shaking his fist at the birds,
    feeling sorrow for the audience
    who did not care for football,
    after all they were there to watch the birds.

    Shorty after, he retired
    his head bruised till his passion
    became drunk on fury.

    He died that day on the field
    he believed that he was to entertain people with
    his skill for football, but in the end
    they came for the birds,
    and the football star that could have been
    resented all his fans, because one day
    they didn't come for him. 


    smile

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Well, I think we can all agree that Mo's poetry is the third worst in the universe.

    So, I created a google poetry search engine to search the best poetry sites on the 'net.

    http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=00404 … 1cfytfrsv0

    It will search  the following sites:

    http://100-poems.com/ 

    which is a user generated top 100 poems site. 86,000,000 people have voted on this site.

    http://www.poetry.net

    Another popular site with lists of the best of all types of poems.

    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

    Another user-rated site with millions of poetry sites linked to and poems rated.

    A search for mohit misra returns the result:

    "Your search - mohit misra - did not match any documents.

    Suggestions:

        * Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
        * Try different keywords.
        * Try more general keywords.
        * Try fewer keywords."

    Even the internet agrees - not worth the paper it is not printed on.

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You look at the glass half empty and not half full. I am talking Best Book Buys -28 bookstores including amazon and Barnes and Nobles,if you think this is small then I cannot help you.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Actually I think the glass is broken and your achievement is pathetic. I am also sick and tired of listening to you tell everyone what a great poet you are. As is everyone else.

        It seems to be your goal in life to ruin this forum with your spam and self promotion.

        Please stop spamming the forum.

        1. mohitmisra profile image54
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          All you can do is insult as you have no knowledge to write about god.Dont tell a religious poet what to write on a religious forum.What do you think of yourself?You come on this religious forum and tell people who believe in god that they are stupid, dont you have anything better to do in your life,arent you going out of your way?

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Religion means you feel the need to be with people who think and feel the same as yourself.  I think Mohit has a religion of his own.  I think he worships himself and worships his poetry.  Can a person do that?  I guess so. 

    Mohit hates everyone but himself.  smile

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Like the poet Iqbal says "I bow to those who bow to god and his creations"
      Read the poem again then you will understand what I feel about religions.You need to go back to the topic the finger pointing to the moon or foucus more on the message than the messenger.I have given you a  message concentrate on it and write about Religions on this thread because that the topic.If it diverts to more knowledge then its okay but if the original question is not answered then please go back to it.smile

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Religion is a crap shoot.  I dislike religion for 1 reason, well actually a lot of reasons but mostly because they try and brainwash you into beleiving and conforming to things you do not believe and somehow mangae to convince people that thier actions are right because God made them do it. 

    Well God doesn't make anyone do anything.  God can do things and offer you a choice and I choose to decline to be apart of any religion.

    I was thinking I would be a Jehovah's witness, but I changed my mind because I don't need to be apart of a relgion to serve Gods purpose nor do I need to feel like I am part of anothers group to feel like I have a place in this world.

    My place is in chosing to believe in God in my own way and when anyone says, you can't do that, or God will do this to you, or you should repent or you should bla, bla, bla, I say go take it up with God and see what He says about it, until then all relgion ever does is cause people to feel horrible about themselves, it makes people with ignorant egos to exhault themselves, and it causes stupid genicide, rediculas treatment, unfair treatment of fellow man kind.

    Religion never practices what they preach. 

    I have my own religion, it's called if God don't want me for His sunbeam then I don't want God for mine.  smile

    1. Paraglider profile image90
      Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Amen

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        sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        word!  smile

    2. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from the mediocre mind".
      Albert Einstein

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        For once I agree with you Mo - You are nothing if not mediocre. smile

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          Zarm Nefilinposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Mo you are a delusional egomaniac, accepting this is the first path to changing it.

          If you cannot change it at least you could say you tried.  I am not saying you are not enlightened I am just saying you are far far too self absorbed and that it offends me and others as well.

          You need help man, no one is faulting you for the desire to write poetry, only your relentless campaign to promote the idea that you are one of the great poets alive right now.

          I truly hope you get help by first helping yourself.

          1. mohitmisra profile image54
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            I was talking about Religions ,that they are teachings of Great Spirits-Masters and are beautiful.Its not Religions but man who is to blame.

            My  young friend you are going overboard with me also you told the Wedding consultant he was not worth  reading because of two lines when he has written interestingly and intelligently for pages.Dont act too smart ,you are not.Next time you are not polite I will not answer you.

            1. gamergirl profile image60
              gamergirlposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Says the person who cannot stop himself from ruining the Religion forums on Hubpages.

              Gamergirl
              Enlightened Xbox Player

              1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                Excellent, we all have self-created titles now. I like this one.

                Mo - considering the insults you have hurled at me because I don't believe what you believe, this is rich coming from you.

                Enlightening even big_smile

              2. mohitmisra profile image54
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I have answered some questions brilliantly including this one.It will help humanity and thats what matters to me.

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    I was thinking...everything in life comes at a cost.


    So love came at the cost of suffering, what's the math here? 


    Punder a file...

    tongue

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      On second thought, why not say....

      Suffering came at the cost of Love? 

      Punder a file...

  12. rmr profile image89
    rmrposted 9 years ago

    With a current score of 65, Mo must have a huge following, indeed.

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Ranked over masterpieces like Khalil Gibrans The Prophet, yes I do have a large fan following.smile
      I repeat I have been reclusive and am now stepping out.smile

      1. rmr profile image89
        rmrposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        According to your stats, you stepped out 3 months ago. It appears as if you are your own biggest fan. I feel somewhat less intelligent for having read these posts.

        1. mohitmisra profile image54
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I stepped out a little more than a year ago on Maha Shivratri,put up my first picture on the net.
          I was aslo accepted by famous poets and poems around two years back because of my credentials but refused to provide a photograph back then,so they did not put me up.A lot of poeple thank me for my poems.Intelligent people say I am intelligent and foolish say I am foolish.What you say about me is a reflection of you.

          1. rmr profile image89
            rmrposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            You must carry two egos around, in the unlikely event that the first one isn't large enough.

            rmr

            no official title, but all around great guy

            1. mohitmisra profile image54
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              If and when you get ranked 1or enlightened you will also have an official title.Be nice I will be nice,give me arrogance and I will show what arrogance can be.

              1. rmr profile image89
                rmrposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I thought you had been showing what arrogance was. I stand corrected!

          2. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Well, the quality of your boasting is certainly improving, although, it would appear I am the third most stupid person on the planet. big_smile

            1. weblog profile image49
              weblogposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Everybody helps him to improve the quality of boasting. He is much experienced in that now smile

            2. rmr profile image89
              rmrposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              I just read a couple of his poems, and I must admit to liking them. They remided me of the ones my kids used to bring home from school. The cute ones, all written in crayon.

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                sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I can't stop laughing!!!!! smile

              2. mohitmisra profile image54
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                You find this poem ,this answer childish.You are the one who is childish.
                This poem will help humanity in billions and I really do not care if a few are perturbed.

                RELIGIONS

                The entire Buddhist monk’s life is but a preparation,
                For his Death Point or moment of separation.

                The Jains have santhara,
                Quitting life consciously to join with the paramatma.

                Hindus go into Samadhi,
                Where there is no Congress, Shiv Sena, BJP or Samajwadi.

                The Christian merges with the Holy Spirit,
                Peace, no more desperate.

                The Sufi mystic to become one,
                Dances, twirls, prays, trances to get the job done.

                Aghora means Illumined with Light,
                Longing for Shiva in whom they delight.

                Shamanism or the Art of Ecstasy,
                The ultimate being one with the super entity.

                There is no need to change your faith,
                And on your old religion lay a wreath.

            3. mohitmisra profile image54
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              And, in defence of their failure of introspection, they are recklessly willing to to wipe the universe out of existence.
              Ayn Rand

            4. mohitmisra profile image54
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              <snipped--NO PERSONAL ATTACKS>

              1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                See Mo - It is OK if I call me stupid, but if you do it, that is a personal insult. I have complained about your behavior and will ask you once again to stop insulting me just because I do not hold your beliefs.

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                  sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  Well according to Mo, what you call people is a reflection of yourself, so Mo called you a fool, so that makes him a fool.  Or did he call you something else, so many I can't keep up. 

                  smile  After all, you are what you speach.  Punder a file!  tongue

                  1. mohitmisra profile image54
                    mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                    Since you believeyourself to be more knowledgeable than me in matters of the spirit,why dont you share your knowledge on God in a book and get ranked over me.This goes for some of you who believe you are more intelligent than an enlightened one ranked over Gibran. Right now with my rankings believe me intelligent humans are going to listen to me rather than any of you.Some I have no problem with and this does not include them.It takes a master to recognise another master.The site Best Book Buys is a master in its own rights and have rceognised me and I am very happy to be ranked so highly on such a huge library.

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    Zarm Nefilinposted 9 years ago

    Stop replying to mo guys, your giving him attention and balooning his narcissist ego as he draws from all of us.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      welll it is sorta fun to see how he responds because everyone knows the outcome and we are all egging it on, at least I am for the laugh factor. 

      Mo is a dull 10 watt bulb.  smile 

      Oh snap, what will he say next.  I know, I can pretty much recite everything he says. 

      "you are not enlightened, only foolish people call me foolish" oh, my favorite,  if you don't honor and respect me then the Universe will pour it's wrath out on you because the Universe was made for me, and the Earth is not spinning". 

      Oh and I am ranked number 1 in 2005, I stepped out a year ago and put my picture on the internet so that way everyone could know how glorious and exhaulted I am because the Universe decided to make me devine through poetry and self examination and my ego is rich with enlightened intentions, that is why I am a Master Poet.  LOL.

      tongue

      1. mohitmisra profile image54
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        When will some of you understand who you are talking to.

        1. weblog profile image49
          weblogposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          That will be when you stop boasting tongue

          1. mohitmisra profile image54
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            So you are bothered about me boasting about enlightenment and my rankings.When you become arrogant I need to do so to remind you who you are talking with.If you told me you were enlightened and ranked at 1 I would be more humble towards you.

            1. weblog profile image49
              weblogposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              What is that no.1 ranking has to do in this forum? Well, I have nothing to worry. But, you can try to put on better points other than simply boasting of your rankings here smile

              1. mohitmisra profile image54
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                The no 1 means I have credentials you do not.It means I have been acknowldged as a man of knowledge.

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          sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I know who I am talking to, Mohit the Poet, ranked number 1 in 2005.  I could write a bio about you by now, but I don't think it would sell because there isn't much to know about you besides your increadable ability to keep replying when your the butt of all the jokes. 

          Oh happy days!  smile

          1. mohitmisra profile image54
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            "Nobody can be certain of anything" is a rationalization for a feeling of envy and hatred towards those who are certain.
            Ayn Rand

            Sorry for telling you that superconscious states are not the same as enlightenment.Being a poet its my job to correct you.

      2. mohitmisra profile image54
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Now I will also put my picture on my new edition.

  14. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    You owe me another Mt. Dew, Sandra, I just spit mine everywhere laughing.

    Gamergirl
    Enlightened Xbox Player
    Best Poet 1987 on FIDOnet

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      done!  smile

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    All I have to say is that Mo can be number 1. 1 is just above 0.

    1. rmr profile image89
      rmrposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      He also talks a lot of number two, if you know what I mean.

  16. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I will say again:


    For an "enlightened" man you sure spend a lot of time on the computer.

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I will say again you have no idea what "enlightenment" is.

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    Mohit the poet
    Lost his mind
    But didn't know it
    Searches for truth but only looks
    In his own little poetry book.

  18. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Oh boy.. everyone, check out the masterful statistics regarding Best Book Buys, as per the Alexa rankings...

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You are just jealous.I have been published on the site you have been and show off about.I never mention it as it is such a small achievement for me.I have felt the aliveness of the universe and talked to enlightened ones is not the same as being enlightened.Best Book Buys is huge and has won many awards and are considered as the next rising star in libraries.

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    Enlightenment broadly means wisdom or understanding enabling clarity of perception.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlightenment_(concept)

    enlightened
    Adjective
    1. rational and having beneficial effects: an enlightened approach to social welfare
    2. (of a person) tolerant and unprejudiced

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/enlightened

    Which of these definitions fit Mo? Enlightenment, from my knowledge, is mostly a pagan term. Jesus was not a pagan nor was He ever a pagan. Was Jesus enlightened?

    He taught self denial while most beliefs teach self realization. Was He a liar? He would call Mo a false prophet. He would say that Mo's father is the devil. What do you think about that Mo?

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Take it easy Sir Dent why go on my family? What harm have I done to you? have you read my book?Why cant you be polite to me?Also my fathers side are Misra or Bhramins -the Elightened Ones who settled o the river Ganges.Jesus loves me as he and all the Masters are inside me and also protecting me.

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    *ding, ding* weighing in on this corner, Sir Dent, the heavy weight chapion of the Christain faith vs.  the Enlightened Mohit weighing in on the Universal scale at about 70 lbs. 


    No hits below the waist, keep it clean.  Let the fight begin!  *ding* 




    This is bound to be a close fight.  Bets anyone?  smile

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      hahahaah
      I dont want to fight.smile

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        sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        come on, this would be a great match.  I was just thinking I would put my money on you!

        1. mohitmisra profile image54
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Why does your intuition tell you I will win? A spiritual debate is welcome .

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            sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            because your path includes many, so you got more moves under your belt where as Sir Dent only knows one thing.  smile

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              SirDentposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              *SirDent yawns*

              1. mohitmisra profile image54
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                Try me out and do remember I am enlightened.

            2. mohitmisra profile image54
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Do understand its not possible to defeat an enlightened one in a debate on spirituality.smile If you speak the truth he will simply agree on it.

  21. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    It's hard to have a spiritual debate with someone whose only base of knowledge is a book of poetry, Sandra.  Inevitably it devolves into "I'm better than you, you suck so you should shut up" especially with the third worst poet in the universe.

    1. mohitmisra profile image54
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Poetry is considered the highest form of philosophy.Also been ranked overall in Top 10 books Body,Mind and Spirit--spiritualism,Top 10 books Philosophy-Religious books and was in top 100 recommended books a few days back on ebookmall.smile

      1. mohitmisra profile image54
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Forgot to add overall in Top 10 books Poetry- Inspirational and Religious books,so that means I am the best writer if not one of the best writers alive concerning religions,philosophy,spirituality and  God:)

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I just wanna see a fight!  Come on between Sir Dent and Mohit.  LOL!  smile

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        SirDentposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        No fight to it.

        Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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          sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Oh snap, looks like a an upper cut!  I bet that hurt.  I wonder what Mohit will do next.  Looks like he down taking a breather.  smile

        2. mohitmisra profile image54
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with you.May you have everlasting life,achieve immortality.smile

  22. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    I too thought this would be a good match. A guy selling Christ vs. a guy selling a book. Dearth of a Salesman.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I am all over the floor in tears.  Dearth of a Saleman, ahahahahahahahahahahah!

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    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    SirDent,

    I don't think it is correct to characterise "enlightened" as a pagan term. Unless, of course, you define all non-Christians as pagans. It is certainly central to Buddhism, for example.

    There are certainly Christians who have been enlightened - Mother Theresa springs to mind - and I am sure the word is used in ecclesiastic circles without carrying any taint of paganism.

    You'd have to ask Jeromeo whether the JWs ever use it, because they are the most fanatical Christian sect about rooting out all lingering cultural practices that have any pagan element - like candles on birthday cakes, for example.

    If there was a pagan taint to the word "enlightened", the JWs would be on to it.

    Jenny

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I am not sure that what you talk about with Jehovah is correct.  I have been spending a lot of time talking to Jeromeo, and they are more grounded to reality than you would think.  It is really rather funny because they seem more down to earth than any of the other christian sects, and because Jeromeo can and does accept people for what they are, it really says a lot about the belief. 

      Just my two cents.  And I have definetly witnessed worse behavior, no offense, in the baptist sect. which really gets my nerves kicking.  from what I have seen with my own eyes and heard with my  own ears,  baptist and many other sects. are backstabbing, slandering fools who wish to discredit everyone else, but this is not so with jehovah. 

      that is my opinion.  smile

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    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Sandra,

    I am confused.

    I didn't say anything criticising JWs - I just pointed SirDent at them for guidance as to what is tainted with pagan influence.

    I know quite a bit about JWs, and have been to Kingdom Halls, because my daughter did JW scripture for a year, and I wanted to know exactly what they would be teaching her. I think they have probably the most accurate translation of the Bible, for example.

    The JWs have the least pagan influence in their version of Christianity, because they are quite fanatical about eliminating it, to the extent of avoiding Christmas decorations and birthday candles because of their pagan origins.

    They still do the days of the week though - Sun Day, Moon Day, Zeus' Day, Woden's Day, Thor's Day, Freya's Day and Saturn's Day - so they are not 100% fanatical about avoiding absolutely all pagan influence at all costs.

    Jenny

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't really mean anything negitive by it,  I guess I was confussed too.  Sorry.  smile

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    Andrew0208posted 9 years ago

    Religion seem to be believed by Christians and non Christians as a form or way of Godliness and worship to God but I tell you, it's not! The play of religion by some religious folks is the major reason people walk by sight instead of faith in God. God is a Spirit and should be worshiped in Spirit and Truth not forms, doctrines, buildings, and manly ordiances. Religion should be the walk and act of faith beyond our sensory perceptions. Thank you!

 
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