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Dashing I appreciate your comment because you have just pointed out why people hate religion. But if people did more research and looked into other translations they would see a difference in the meanings. No Hell exist.
Heaven is not open to all.
4 what possible reason would any sane being, who is perfectly healthy & contented as they R w/ their own personal belief system..do research into something else or other translations??What a total waste of precious time!Especially a cult like JW'
First You ask a question to insult .I will first address that is your point. Not mine. Next the word cult is not applied to JW simply because we globally believe in the bible and are not secret or we are public servants. I certainlty talk to all.
You're right, K&T - no hell. There is also no 'heaven'. When we die, we remove our attention from this LEARNING realm of suspended belief to return to the fullness of our natural state of (energy-only JUST like God) being. 'Sin' is a TOOL.
That's a unique way to put it - interesting.
If that is your opinion no one will argue or call you names for feeling that way .but I think HP knows the difference . are you challenging what they know and authority , I don't I love people and I love to share truth. I appreciate Hp .
'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me' - God is diverse, existing in all places, people, political parties, etc. Unconditional love is 'light' to be allowed or not (like a light switch).
Yes that is a great sentiment but where do you draw the line? We have some groups that practice cannibalism in the past, or cults that commit mass suicides... or in the case of the Mayan human sacrifices... there must be some guidelines...
Peace? Really? How exactly is that? How many millions of people have been exterminated because of their religious beliefs? Most of the hate in this world is religiously motivated.
Stella this is true but from mans first beginning there was only one.
A fallen rebel angel wanted to be equal and made himself a resister to his own creator. That is betrayal.The point is he planted the other gods to confuse and take credit real one
This video puts things into prospective from a European viewpoint: - Religion Is Dying In the UK https://youtu.be/Qgji4iVa-_g
Interesting video. It explains a lot about where Europe is today. The bigger question is this. Are they better off today then 30 years ago? And did religion played a role? Positive or negative.
My contention is they are worse off in many ways...
Jack Lee, Europeans would consider themselves better off e.g. good living standards, more leisure time, better working conditions, universal health and education, good social safety net etc. as touched on in this video: https://youtu.be/bFvon0Fr1L4
Arthur, are they better off with lower birth rates, higher immigration, breakdown of family and terrorists acts... the social support is nice but comes with a price. Their productivity is low and and very little innovation.
That’s a common misconception by American’s, spread by propaganda in American news media e.g. Fox News. Only 94 people have been killed by termism in UK in the last 17 years; far less than the 4,211 killed in USA so far this year by gun violence.
Maybe so in the UK, but what about France, Germany, Belgium and Sweden...
You are losing your Christian roots and slowly replaced with Islam population immigrants and refugees. You have areas in Paris where the police are afraid to enter???
I’m sorry Jack Lee but that is propaganda lies spread mainly by Fox news and Daily Mail; Muslim community only 5% in UK, tiny compared to confirmed atheists/agnostics (25.7%), and most Muslims are just ordinary people: https://youtu.be/sz1k37TPA8U
Well I guess it is one of those stories that is either fact or fiction...
Just because Fox reported it, does not make it false or fake. Don't you agree?
No, but if you lived in the UK you'd know what it really is like far better than people living 4,000 miles away in the USA who think they know better because they see it on the ‘News’.
As you may be aware ‘Fake News’ is a big problem these days.
So what about other parts of Europe? Are you defending those countries? Not having lived there? You may be expert on the UK but I don't see how that translate into general knowledge of all of Europe...There is a problem with refugees and not Fox
Fact that Europe is no larger than USA and we go on our summer holidays to other parts of it for two weeks each year; and frequently nip over for shopping and sightseeing, then yes I do know it’s nothing like portrayed in a lot of the media.
Aime being alive did not happen from our own power.
Its a gift.our odds are 1 in 4 trillion.humans are rare. The thing is religion is what you make of it.
There is so many ways people express it. Gratitude for life is a good reason it exist.
Aime...I would most definitely have a tendency to agree w/ U! Especially in view of the hatred, savagery & butchery some radical religions create! It's all a mind control thing, which is damaging in all ways to human beings. It stifles intellect.
Yes do looK me up write to me HP has anything you need to know.
And if you do notice my choice picture it represent a meaning simply dont judge by a cover. The bible is exactly that.Two people of different ethnic backgounds
embrace bible .
Sonal if that why is to me.
I can say the bible is the inspired word of God it motivates people to change from bad to good. There are examples no matter what race or background.
If this was not the case crime and value of life would be horriffic
The problem is there is on one genuine true religion.
That is like real money and counterfeit money.
The real money is valuble.
The counterfeit is deceiving it really no value except deception.
Once it is revealed you have nothing and even a loss
We've had plenty a nut job on HP, who were wacky enough 2 think they were here 2 CONVERT & force feed individuals their version of god & the bible.1 by 1 they've been banned.Those that remain will B gone soon,LubnaA & we can B free from a
There is no 'one true religion'. God is PURE POSITIVE ENERGY & could care less about human ideals, thoughts or actions. He can only read the intentions of hearts while men write dogma to control each other. Actually READ my spotlight hub, K&T
You can not take peoples backgrounds and customs and throw them all togather in one big mixing pot. Because religion is a part of ones soul not an idea. That is why you have so much controversy on this subject.
If we base our life on a religion as the basis in our daily life, we are creating much boundaries to connect with other people who have different religion, different believes that we have. where in ethics is the basis of good life.
We should ideally respect and be compassionate but how often does that happen...
To be honest Religion didn't give us 'Morality' it did give us 'Moral Policing' though!!
Where do you think ethics originated from ? The bible is full of ethics .Even the court of law uses the bible. Man has not lived long enough to create it. The Heavenly Father is eternal he is the creator.
Not creation like man
The ultimate need for religion is to counter the evolution theory and the "survival of the fittest" mentality. If evolution is what got us here, why not kill all the disabled and the mentally challenged... what other justification would you have?
I agree Jack Lee. Good comment. What people fail to realize is that religion has true caused problems in the wrong hands , but religion has also been a reason to restrain bad conduct or even crime.
Religion could have saved you from a serial killer
Arthur, I can't believe you use numbers in your argument. If the number of terrorist living among you is small, then it is fine? What is an acceptible number? I would have thought any sane individual would answer zero.
So only 94 people killed???
Jack Lee, 94 in 17 years killed in the UK is insignificant compared to the thousands slain by gun violence in the USA. I agree zero killed by gun violence in America would be a great improvement.
Yes l love your answer because something that is meant to be a good thing can be used the wrong way or evil way. Most people seem to focus on the evil way.
But say for example someome used a vehicle in crime should all people be denied to drive ,No
You are totally right but most of the people use religion for getting power and starting wars and killing innocent people but we should be wise not to punish religion for their fault. I just want a wonderful world without any war or killings.
I totally agree Shakiba.I want the same a world free of war of hate and crime.
We will have it soon Jesus will see to it under his kingship.
Galaxy that is a very honest answer I appreciate it.and really and answer is a world wide proof in museums. YHWH is on papas ,cuniforms , relics .in our english language we pronounce his name Jehovah
Ex 3:15 this is his name in every Generation.
I've never understood this. Why is being alive not enough reason to live? There are lots of great things that life has to offer.
Thankfully I missed all such lessons.
Very true it will always exist from the heart.
But people fail to realize its because people believe in God they may not commit a crime against their neighbors. If it was not for the elderly teachings of thou shall not kill, steal,lie who could live
The bible explains it all even our purpose. It is the manual and complete instructions that goes with human life.
Without it life would be shorten.
Interesting answer, thats like saying people can live without traffic laws, and they can just drive the way they please. Do road rage, wreck property and do not pay for damage.
The point is spiritual moral law protects humans from many dangers
Moral law does, sure. It has nothing to do with religion. One does not have to be religious to be moral just as one does not have to be moral to be religious.
These castes and sub castes, how do they benefit a society? Take an example of our country, and lets put Hinduism in a focus, till this date, who has benefited from this categorisation?
@Swati caste system was meant for social divide & control and later became a tool of oppression.Though I wonder if its the people who r responsible for misinterpreting religion and drawing their own conclusions or it was always meant to be that w
@Ashutosh That's what the point is, where religion is meant to connect people/society, castes divide the same.
Very interesting answer, I would have to say just as one's family is important to bond with and have things in common is vital in the human family. There is a spiritual family that existed before our own births that is even more vital and important.