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Miscommunication

  1. Danny R Hand profile image57
    Danny R Handposted 8 years ago

    Many people don't, and MAY NEVER, have a true understanding of faith. Yet we all understand compassion, mercy, empathy, and kindness. Be it atheist, christian, muslim, or any other belief, I suggest we focus on the things we agree on. I believe ALL religions teach unity rather than disunity.

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i agree with you but religion is so emotionally attached subject why its followers that discussion becomes impossible...as u said compassion,empathy are universal ...

      1. Danny R Hand profile image57
        Danny R Handposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        For some, I agree. Should we let some dissway us from progress?

    2. C.V.Rajan profile image77
      C.V.Rajanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure some one will post here:   "we all understand compassion, mercy, empathy and kindness, because, mind you, it is Jesus Christ who taught it all smile"

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        no they wont, cuz you already did! smile they wont need to. smile

    3. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So, we should just ignore the things we don't agree on like the fact that your loving, compassionate, merciful and kind god will send me to burn for an eternity in a lake of hellfire?

      Do we just skip over that small detail for the sake of agreeing on other things?

      Oh yes, we do understand faith, and it is a very scary thing. smile

    4. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The problem with religion is that they all profess to be the only path to "heaven" and you must follow their teachings if you wish to be with god in the afterlife.

      But any religion is like just another corporation looking to expand their market share for not only the souls of believers but their capital too.

      Still, all religion has a role to play in society. They also accomplish some good some charity and I'm not one to belittle the beliefs of another, so have faith, practice your beliefs, live and let live.

      1. Beelzedad profile image56
        Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Practicing ones faith does not allow others to live and let live, that is the problem. smile

    5. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      what about Satan worshippers?

      1. Jerami profile image71
        Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That might be like vegetarians finding commonalities with meat eaters.  And maybe not.  Every belief system "could" POSSIBLY??? find more common ground than at first thought.

      2. Danny R Hand profile image57
        Danny R Handposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What about them? If they are capable of reasoning, then the value of unity should be obvious enough to empower them to dedicate themselves to a principle which has positive results for all.

    6. profile image0
      crmhaskeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The Ten Commandments For Understanding Another's Religion

      1.    Thou shalt learn to walk in another's moccasins.
      2.    Thou shalt aim at understanding above all else, and before all else.
      3.    Thou shalt learn humility in the face of the phenomena of religion.
      4.    Thou shalt strive for empathy towards one's own and towards another's religion.
      5.    Thou shalt not, too quickly, follow ways that reduce religion to another sphere of
             experience, culture, or mode of explanation.
      6.    Thou shalt learn the many ways that one can approach the study of religion.
      7.    Thou shalt strive to be thorough in one's investigation and research,
             acknowledging the contributions of others.
      8.    Thou shalt learn a flexibility of spirit, a generosity of intellect, and a fullness of
             imagination.
      9.    Thou shalt come to understand religion as a meeting place of the human spirit
             and the divine.
      10.  Thou shalt learn a spirit of playfulness, and a capacity to enjoy even while being
             challenged.

  2. Jerami profile image71
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    Danny R Hand  said  .
      I suggest we focus on the things we agree on. I believe ALL religions teach unity rather than disunity.
    ====================
    I would agree with this statement if we just wanted to get along ....But the extreemest won't let that happen. Agreeing to disagree is a state that is better than a declaration of war...
    BUT.. nothing ever gets settled that way.

       If it could be done in  peaceful conversation??? I believe it to be better to eleminate the diffrences by discusing them AND validate the reason for one belief over an other.
       Unfortunately  as humans, we tend to "stuborn up" and cease discusion when we see support for our beliefs dwendling
    No progress will ever be acheived until we can overcome this reflex (fight or flee).

  3. Obscure Divine profile image55
    Obscure Divineposted 8 years ago

    ...Communication might be better, if we eliminate all of the "name & title" belief systems, for starters.  big_smile

    1. Jerami profile image71
      Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would think this is true to an extent. Denominational tilles and names yes should not be adressed;  diffrences within "Christianity" or within Islam etc should be adressed and settled during the process.
        Once this has been done we might find fewer diffrences between the "isms".   
         Need to start someplace such as "does" being babtized in a Church that has a piano in the corner of the room; invalidate my babtism, or what day It took place? 
         To discover what issues are truly revelant and which are not.

    2. profile image0
      Twenty One Daysposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      !!
      40, love; advantage philo.
      could be a double fault for The Ism.

  4. Jerami profile image71
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    I like it;  well put.
    I gotta go to work now and make a dollar.

    1. profile image0
      crmhaskeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can't take credit for it, it is from my The Study of Religion course professor M.D. Bryant.

 
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