The major religions on this earth are Christianity, Muslim, and Judaism. If you go back into the old testament Genesis 16 A'bram who later became Abraham was the father of both Ishmael, (from whom Muslims came), and Issac, (from whom Judaism came). Christianity came from Jesus who was born Jewish. There is only one God, and we are all His children, why do people hate other people, because they belong to another religion?
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The United Nations has a church. A church that is supposed to bring all together. http://www.unitednationschurch.org/locations.html
Very interesting comment.
What's scary is Christian discrimination and treating others as less than 'human beings' because they believe their 'god' is punishing them or what they are doing is a 'sin'. It's easy for religious minds in groups to 'forget' we're ALL human.
I agree with you. That is wrong, very wrong.
Our God sent His Son to cover our sins. Just because some radicals call themselves Christian does not mean they are. Christ=Christian.
This is the problem with Christianity; though its roots were in Jesus, the organised church turned it into a man made religion focused on control and instilling fear.
They're all Christians. Some lousier than others. If an atheist discriminates, they are wrong to do it. It's not an excuse to say 'oh well those weren't real atheists' I've seen some lousy atheists & they suck. That doesn't change they are atheis
I agree with you. I also do not belong to any religion, but am Christian and love God.
If that father writes down instructions though for His children, He expects them to follow them, especially since he left so many copies. Just because one or more of the children rewrote them is no excuse. We have the original.
Pollyannalana, According to most accounts there are 66 books contained in the bible. To my knowledge God did not write a single one of those books. In fact the canonization/selection of which books to "include" in the bible has man's hand all on it!
I have always wondered... why is "organized" only considered bad when it refers to crime or religion? Without organization everything would be chaos (we have plenty of proof of that).
cherihut, I think having a relationship with God is as simple as breathing. It doesn't require an organization or leader to tell us how or when to breathe. There will always be people (a flock) looking for a shepherd. I'm just saying it's ok not to.
No, that is not so bad. The name "Him" When we are praying, He does know we are praying to Him. Well, at least it is what I believe. Even if we use the word God, or Jehovah. And you are right about hate based on ignorance. Thank you.
Sometimes, well this is what I think, is that people fight war, they say it is for God, but it is not. In the past it was for land etc. Now it is for oil, or hate. They say it is for God, but it is not. Saying it is for God is a sin.
He will be making an appearance very soon. One must read the book to know if it is a fairytale or not. It may read like sci-fi but be sure if is not. Already we see it coming true, all around you,,,it is all in there.
I read holy books everyday, more so now than when I was religious. I have an even stronger conviction that 'god' doesn't exist. And I'm not intimidated by people who have 'certainty'. Christianity was certain the world was flat...they were wrong.
Problem is... when He does show up self-professed "rational" people still won't believe. Said it before... "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation is possible."
Said it before. I'm used to christian certainty and confidence in their personal deity. When sugar coated nonsense doesn't work they resort to threatening manipulative undertones. For those who truly care about sharing belief with others, it shows.
That is pretty much what my question was about. There is only one God, and we are all His children.
My god is everyone's god *facepalm* That fellow you claim said I am the word? Jesus? He never said it. Known for what love? He said 'woe to chorazin' in Luke 10 after healing them because they didn't repent. Where did unconditional love go? Space!?
Thank you very much for your answer. I agree with you very much.
Thank you Oscarlites that makes so much sense to me. We should help others, we should serve God and not just ourselves. Love, not hate. There is so much hate in the world today. That is not God's fault, it is our fault.
Thank you for your answer. It makes a lot of sense.