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[Vote] Why do we discuss religions?

  1. Eng.M profile image75
    Eng.Mposted 8 years ago

    please post your answer:

    to..
    1-search for the truth.
    2- check up my understanding.
    3- defend my attitudes.
    4-attack others.
    5-convert people to what I believe.
    6-know how people think.
    7-other reasons.(name it)

    1. Inspirepub profile image86
      Inspirepubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      1. There is no truth
      2. Full understanding is not possible while incarnated
      3. There is no defence for any attitude
      4. Attack others? How bizarre. What a pointless thing to do.
      5. The belief in "conversion" and the power of any individual to "convert" another is pure hubris
      6. Knowing how people think is always interesting and often amusing
      7. Seems we have consensus that "for fun" should be an option
      8. As a form of spiritual practice

  2. SparklingJewel profile image65
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    I think all of the possibilities CAN apply at different times. That is how we learn what we really do think and feel, which enables us to change and to become a better person, as well as closer to our sense of God and being "right" with the Universe.

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      you made a wonderful point here.
      I agree.

      it is very important to consider ourselves as imperfect.
      we have to doubt in our intentions all the time to get closer to perfection.

      it is not a probelm to discuss religions in the seek of fun.
      fun can accompany everything in life but it should be with respect to other views.

      I think it is not a crime trying to affect people if it was really for shemitic purposes.
      this could happen when we really look at ourselves as similar equal humans, with tinny differences, who are sharing this earth.
      we will have the same destiny at the end.
      in my opinion,we have to accept people ideas to let them accept ours.

      thanx

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        So, you accept that evolution happened and there was no creator?

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Only in return for you accepting that there is no such thing as evolution and Earth was created 6K years back tongue

          1. mohitmisra profile image60
            mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            ahhahahaah nice one Misha

        2. Eng.M profile image75
          Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I accept the idea of discussing this matter but not as a reality.

          I accept that some people really believe in no creator idea and I have to understand their point of view bias without enforcing them to my believes.

          I may understand how evolution could happen but I may not agree it cold happen without a mind.

          some theists tried to build a common ground with evolutionist by accepting evolution possibilities.

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        sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I agree.  smile

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Not understanding here. How can you accept both of these statements:

          1, The world was created 6,000 years ago by an all powerful being and the dinosaurs were wiped out in noah's flood.

          2, Evolution happened over millions of years.

          http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/unscientific%20-american.jpg

          big_smile

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            sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Because it doesn't make a difference whether or not someone believes what I believe that why.  But certainly I wouldn't want someone to not like me for me just because I believe there is only one God, that my God is only my God, and I don't dislike anyone for not believing in my God or God.  Plus, I love all the ideas like I love my own because it speaks volumes more than any book or phrase could say about a person or about life.  smile

            I believe everything!

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              lol

              So, you are happy to have a teacher in the school that your children go to teach them that Allah will provide them with 72 virgins in heaven if they die killing infidels?

              Or that the world was created in 6 days 6,000 years ago and that the dinosaurs were small enough to fit on Noah's ark?

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                sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I may not be happy about it, but being my kids momma, I will certainly educate her better than any other about the treasures of humanity, free thought, non conformity, and the hidden jewels of religions, and how I feel about God.  My kid is very intellegent already, I don't worry about those things, she can believe anything she wants to. 

                tongue

                1. tranndee profile image61
                  tranndeeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Here, here. I agree with you on every single point and I raise my kids the same.

                  For such an inflammatory topic, this conversation here has been relatively fair. It's good to talk among even, intelligent people.

              2. Eng.M profile image75
                Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                the world wa created in 6 days but not like our days because there was no earth then to make days.
                there is no prooves that the earth was made 6,000 years ago but fossils let us know that the earth was created beforethis.
                also, the were no dinosaurs during Noah's life as I think.

          2. SparklingJewel profile image65
            SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Mark, you really find some funny pics...I lke the unscientific american!! big_smile

          3. Eng.M profile image75
            Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            we don't know yet if any of these statements is right.
            so you have to think of all posiibilities and get youself a position.
            that's mean , be biased as mush as you can but with having a reasonable position.

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    If by search for the truth you mean trying to understand how world works, then yes, I am for number 1.
    Also, two number 7s - just for fun, and to put my own thoughts in some order smile

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    To find a middle ground...
    because I think it is sooooo important to understand the roots of society. 
    because understanding another persons beliefs shows me the beauty they possess.
    and because, well, it's always the most intersting. 

    smile  of course many other reasons, but mostly these ones.

  5. mohitmisra profile image60
    mohitmisraposted 8 years ago

    To edify the truth.
    Poet Mohit.K.Misra

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It also because of a quest for knowledge.,to understand the meaning of life.Who am I and why am I here.

      1. mohitmisra profile image60
        mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Masters have left their priceless knowledge in holy books.I get access to them by reading them and become a better human with a better understanding of life.Every master is unique,the essence is the same.
        Poet Mohit.K.Misra

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    1. Not sure there is a truth
    2. No. I have a good understanding of what most people think
    3. Maybe. But only in certain circumstances.
    4. Usually in the form of a rebuttal.
    5. No. Waste of time. Most people have already decided and are not open to that (see OP)
    6. No. There only seem to be about 4 options, and I have heard them all.
    7. To sell ebooks. (see 3rd worst poet in the universe)
    7. For fun also. If you are enlightened (as I am) it is actually funny when you listen to many people's versions of the truth smile

    There cannot be a middle ground, sandra. smile

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this


      even evolution for you isn't the truth.
      then you are just escaping from any God idea to evolution but you don't understand it or think it is the truth.


      nobody has.

      you seem like defending and not debating and so am I may be.

      what about OP?tell me about it? looooooooooooooooooooooooooool
      you are doing like George bush (if you are not completely with me , then you are my enemy)

      what is the truth? no truth.you are giving a picture of a worthless world Mark.
      I can accept it if it is the only possibility


      there is always a middle ground if you want it.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        All your arguments are a repeat of the same thing - "I believe, therefore this is proof. Therefore everyone else is wrong and there is a god. My god."

        There is no god.

        You are wrong.

        Find the middle ground. smile

        1. Eng.M profile image75
          Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          you are.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            No. You are lol

            1. Eng.M profile image75
              Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              then you are the old ground.
              loooooooooooooooool

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                lol No you are smile

                1. Eng.M profile image75
                  Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  oh man!
                  you are so adamant.
                  peace. looooooooooooooooool

  7. VioletSun profile image67
    VioletSunposted 8 years ago

    I don't really discuss religion, just observe, but I do discuss spirituality. I would go with # 6: know how people think. The choice of religion pretty much let's me know where they are with their concept of God; its very interesting!   smile

  8. Inspirepub profile image86
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    7. For fun, I think.

    And because in doing so I get reconnected with the Divine, whatever that is smile

    Jenny

  9. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    7. Fun. big_smile  Plus a few other reasons I will probably continue to discuss religion. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and these are some good reasons for me to continue:

    Reason:

    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/atheists.jpg

    A work of fiction:
    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/biblefiction.jpg

    Creation Museum teaching "Science."
    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/creation%20museum.jpg

    Deaths in the bible:

    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/deathsinbible.jpg

    Faith vs Science:
    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/faith.png

    Beliefs on the Origins of Life in the USA:

    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/origins%20of%20life.png

    Stoning a Muslim woman:

    http://pursenickety.com/wp-content/uploads/stoning.jpg

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      you are right.
      people have been using religions in wrong ways throughout history.
      we have to blame ourselves not our God.
      God has showed you the right and the wrong way and given you a free will to choose your path.
      he created evil to test us.

      1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
        Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I know which side I want to be on!!!

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          lol That's the best argument yet.

          Join or die !

  10. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    lol

    I never said I would accept any one else's ideas. I will take them on merit, but...... smile

  11. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    Or maybe because there is no spirituality or philosphy forums.

  12. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    I have a never-ending supply:

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/bush-politicvs.jpg

    I can offend just about any one with a carefully placed photo smile

  13. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    'we have to blame ourselves not our God.'
    'he created evil to test us.'
    Isn't this something of a contradiction

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      no.
      we blame ourselves because he gave us minds to choose good or evil.
      if there is only good in the world. then everyone will be nice and there will be no testing.

  14. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    testing for what

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      testing for your choices.

  15. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    'testing for your choices.', for what

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      for justice

  16. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    'there will be no testing'
    'testing for your choices.'
    'for justice'

    testing is necessary for justice,
    where testing creates the need for justice.

  17. RFox profile image80
    RFoxposted 8 years ago

    Why do we discuss religions?

    Because we can. big_smile

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like this answer the most smile

      1. VioletSun profile image67
        VioletSunposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Me too! smile

        1. Eng.M profile image75
          Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          thank you for passing just for fun
          looooooooooooooooooooooooool

    2. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      yeah , may be this a good one.

      we wanna use our rights, that's all.

 
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