Does he really believe it or he's just saying it to be safe?
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Love your answer :)
Thanks Christin S
I think this is just a wonderful approach!
If that is so, these many branches are minding their own and do not bother what's going on with the other branches as long as they belong to one big trunk? Because that's what I can see.
Thank you, a beautiful answer. I believe in one creator God & that we have to find our own way to God; not to be told how to believe/pray because some religion tells us theirs is the only path to God. How dull life would be if we were all the sa
Isa28, just for curiosity sake, how did you come to the conclusion that there is one creator God?
Walter, years of research & from my inner knowing. When something 'sounds good and feels right', I am open-minded enough to take it on board. I found some info on this site: http://www.merkaba.org/cddownloadsnew.html#ebooks that helped me.
Isa28, how come I also do years of research but come to an opposite conclusion, LOL. I have 2 hubs on it: (1) Read String Theory in "Is paranormal mere hocus-pocus?" which shows an 11-dimensional universe; and (2) "The Soul World as I understand it".
You sure have good points in what you are saying.
Despite frequent occurrence of these "fall from grace" acts, many believers still cling to their beliefs. They can't see how can teachings be good when the leaders who advocate them are not true to them?
Safe because he is in a foreign country where people's beliefs and rituals are different from his and living with a partner who is neither believe nor disbelieve - a person who doesn't hold a strong stand on what he believes.
Thank You Eric for providing truth. You cannot keep God ion a box and then tell everyone else who needs him that they must know the password that you set for it. God cannot be kept in a box and he/she cannot be owned period.
Isn't true Lady that seemingly hard times, problems and difficult questions are like valleys raised and mountains lowered when viewed through the Great Love of God. Our God, everyone's God.
But what kind of a person a person who claims that all gods in all existing religions are the same? I suppose he really doesn't understand what he is saying?
This is very well described on a view that I believe is humble and peace keeping. That God is God, and you may call it Love, and it appears to us in different frameworks.
But truth is something that doesn't depend on what a person say and another person saying it. Truth must be universal...true to all like water quenches thirst. But saying my god is truth, it's just an opinion.
I myself couldn't find a logical answer as to why would a person say Hindu gods are the same with the Christian and Muslim gods. But I think this universalism gives them a good excuse to be on whatever way they want to see it. Great points there, Att
I can't find a logical answer to how you can question the motives of someone else's beliefs, yet be so steadfast about your own. That's why there are wars. I respect your beliefs. You should respect mine.
I have studied Hinduism for 30 years. There is only Brahman (God.) Yes they speak of gods and deities, in the same way we speak of angels and arch angels. Only more meaningfully. They.speak of Rama and Krishna, in the same way we speak of Christ.
That is not the way in which my Hindu friends have explained it. I will do some more personal research into the belief system however. Thank you for pointing out my misconception. Then my example should be Greek gods, rather than Hindu gods.
What non-benevolent Gods do you two speak of? I am confused. The ancient Hindu chants and therefor knowledge of God, reflect a oneness with love. Of course we call to mind Namaste and the Gayatri Mantra. These 4-5,000 year old ideas are? Second?
Ignorance, blind belief and lack of open-mindedness to what their scriptures say and what is reality. They're 'lazy' to think deeply so they tend to say, yeah, all gods of all religions are one and the same!...(is that it?)
Multiple Gods and more than one God are man made notions. A God would be alpha and omega and omnipresent and omnipotent. You cannot have that in multiples. Because then no God would be God. A God of this and a God of that is not a God at all.
I also believe...and I may be wrong becuse if I said promptly that I was "right" I would be playGod myself... that the God, the origion of all life, the source of love, is one, but that the "religions" are different with lots of different traditions.
I am not sure what you are referring to Eric. I did not mention non benevolent gods.
calynbana, if you accept the notion of multiple Gods then it is a different definition of God. 4 God's could not be omnipotent. But thank you for questioning me I see you were using small g gods.
I am slightly confused by your comments Eric. I agree with you about the definition of God necessarily being one but that is not what everyone believes. I also did not mention non benevolent gods
As I said, thank you for questioning me. I misread and was thinking of a God, that has the quality of God and is all powerful. The question truly goes to gods who have historic roles and of course none of them would be the same. Again thank you.
You must expect different views when you use this sight. I value yours. Let us respect others.
I think what you mean is let's "tolerate" each other's beliefs because when you say "respect" you value the idea so much that you follow it and make it as a foundation of your life.
Who is confused? You :-) Well, I am many times, because the universe is so complex and all different people. So therefore I believe in respect for our different ideas, and that we are just imperfect humans all of us.
I apologize if I have offended, I really do not understand the question fully. Of course we are to be tolerant of other religions. I have no problem with others who believe in a different God than I. I respect anyone who is passionate about their rel