I did change mine because at 15 I didn't think anyone had the right path. So when I found what I believed to be the truth, I switched.
yes i agree with you there is only one God-and one religion.
religion is the way of life,
religion can't saved us, only through the Lord Jesus Christ if you believe Him.
cause we had a volition to accept or reject Him. the bible says " For God so Loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting Life".
I sometimes say that religion is something we can perhaps do without. What we cannot do without are the basic spiritual qualities.-Dalai Lama
Since my religion is to not have one, I would change to a religion if one came about that wasn't ridiculous. Like, if Jesus showed up, and this time on TV, and started performing miracles for a while with everyone watching, skeptics trying to debunk him. Maybe came to my house for a while too, hung out, did some miracles around the house. Maybe make my wife's mean cat nice or something. Grow my hair back. Stuff like that, then yes, I'd buy in and "change" my religion.
As per your wife's animal..
Jesus does not focus his attention on making a mean pussy change her attitude.
That's the job of the apple martini
Can he make me thinner and taller while he is at it please? I wouldn't mind a bit of cash as well. And a new car - maybe a Porsche Cayenne or a Range Rover Sport? In black please. I am not fussy which one.
Which reminds me:
I think it is a great idea - each religion could advertise its main attributes
Sodomy with choirboys
Virgins in heaven
Armaggedon is a cummin and ony we is goona be saved
A whole set of moral indignations
and so on and so on and so on
Oh I forgot - slavery
Dude, you forgot polygamy. That's the one that will get you converts.
Rochelle, you can have as many husbands as you want! Or wives if your state allows it.
That reminds me of Zsa-Zsa Gabor who boasted about being a really good housekeeper-- divorced 7 times and always kept the house.
btw. do u know how muslim men defend the idea of polygamy? It's based on the logic that you only take 4 wives 'if you can do justice to all of them'. And provided each wife consents to it too.
Now one asks, which woman in her right mind would 'allow' her husband to marry another woman..and what exactly is meant by 'justice' to each?!
come on.. doesnt the idea intrigue you just a little?
just think about all the help you would get cleaning up and stuff around the house?
or are you soooo selfish that you must have a guy all to yourself 24/7?
Um, well, in the US, polygamy looks like this....
With all due respect to individual beliefs, knowing what kind of mentality this life style is, I'd rather clean my own house, thankyouverymuch.
ah... thank god for men like you in this world...!
but you'll be surprised, in an orthodox muslim culture, you'll be scorned at for an answer like that... not 'man' enough, you see....
you're right... I AM that selfish....!
(I bet men find the idea way more intriguing btw...it's certainly geared for their pleasure..!)
Herd mentality. One must run off the other males. Hence all the problems in US polygamy colonies. They run off the young males and excommunicate them because they are posed as a threat, unless they are "yes" men.
But I like this idea better. Someone thinking for themselves...
if I had 10 or so wives, I could theoretically have a spouse with PMS in the house 365 days a year
This is long (and only an excerpt) but funny and to the point. It's from Mark Twain's Letters From The Earth - the last half of letter number VIII. They are letters "from" Satan writing back to Michael and Gabriel after a trip to study humans on Earth. Mark Knowles will LOVE the whole thing if he hasn't read it before.
The law of God, as quite plainly expressed in woman's construction is this: There shall be no limit put upon your intercourse with the other sex sexually, at any time of life.
The law of God, as quite plainly expressed in man's construction is this: During your entire life you shall be under inflexible limits and restrictions, sexually.
During twenty-three days in every month (in absence of pregnancy) from the time a woman is seven years old till she dies of old age, she is ready for action, and competent. As competent as the candlestick is to receive the candle. Competent every day, competent every night. Also she wants that candle -- yearns for it, longs for it, hankers after it, as commanded by the law of God in her heart.
But man is only briefly competent; and only then in the moderate measure applicable to the word in his sex's case. He is competent from the age of sixteen or seventeen thence-forward for thirty-five years. After fifty his performance is of poor quality, the intervals between are wide, and its satisfactions of no great value to either party; whereas his great-grandmother is as good as new. There is nothing the matter with her plant. Her candlestick is as firm as ever, whereas his candle is increasingly softened and weakened by the weather of age, as the years go by, until at last it can no longer stand, and is mournfully laid to rest in the hope of a blessed resurrection which is never to come.
By the woman's make, her plant has to be out of service three days in the month, and during a part of her pregnancy. These are times of discomfort, often of suffering. For fair and just compensation she has the high privilege of unlimited adultery all the other days of her life.
That is the law of God, as revealed in her make. What becomes of this high privilege? Does she live in free enjoyment of it? No. Nowhere in the whole world. She is robbed of it everywhere. Who does this? Man. Man's statutes -- if the Bible is the Word of God.
Now there you have a sample of man's "reasoning powers," as he calls them. He observes certain facts. For instance, that in all his life he never sees the day that he can satisfy one woman; also, that no woman ever sees the day that she can't overwork, and defeat, and put out of commission any ten masculine plants that can be put to bed to her.[**] He puts those strikingly suggestive and luminous facts together, and from them draws this astonishing conclusion: The Creator intended the woman to be restricted to one man.
So he concretes that singular conclusion into law, for good and all.
And he does it without consulting the woman, although she has a thousand times more at stake in the matter than he has. His procreative competency is limited to an average of a hundred exercises per year for fifty years, hers is good for three thousand a year for that whole time -- and as many years longer as she may live. Thus his life interest in the matter is five thousand refreshments, while hers is a hundred and fifty thousand; yet instead of fairly and honorably leaving the making of the law to the person who has an overwhelming interest at stake in it, this immeasurable hog, who has nothing at stake in it worth considering, makes it himself!
You have heretofore found out, by my teachings, that man is a fool; you are now aware that woman is a damned fool.
Now if you or any other really intelligent person were arranging the fairness and justices between man and woman, you would give the man one-fiftieth interest in one woman, and the woman a harem. Now wouldn't you? Necessarily. I give you my word, this creature with the decrepit candle has arranged it exactly the other way. Solomon, who was one of the Deity's favorites, had a copulation cabinet composed of seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. To save his life he could not have kept two of these young creatures satisfactorily refreshed, even if he had had fifteen experts to help him. Necessarily almost the entire thousand had to go hungry years and years on a stretch. Conceive of a man hardhearted enough to look daily upon all that suffering and not be moved to mitigate it. He even wantonly added a sharp pang to that pathetic misery; for he kept within those women's sight, always, stalwart watchmen whose splendid masculine forms made the poor lassies' mouths water but who hadn't anything to solace a candlestick with, these gentry being eunuchs. A eunuch is a person whose candle has been put out. By art.[**]
From time to time, as I go along, I will take up a Biblical statute and show you that it always violates a law of God, and then is imported into the lawbooks of the nations, where it continues its violations. But those things will keep; there is no hurry.
(Mysterylady 89 reminded me of this a couple of weeks back and I've been having a ball with it. It was totally wasted on me when I was young.)
AND adultery/fornication as 'crimes'....
obsession with 'sin' and the idea of torturing people for it..
wars.. suicide bombings....
not to mention all the insufferable threads started on HP!
OMG, Jesus DID come on TV and perform miracles, then he died for sins (his own, not ours,but that's a mere technicality).
I'm switching religions IMMEDIATELY!
My new religion is Sham-Wow
Threatened to turn my back on my path, something happened. Convinced me. If your path is true, then it never wavers. If you find untruth in your path, then correct it. The only way to make it through the darkness. The spirit is enlightened when the spirit is ready for more light.
You know, I failed to recognize that as a sign. I feel so silly now.
I really hate to bring this up, but - I am no taller or thinner. And I am still waiting for the Range Rover Sport. Black is good; tinted windows; brown leather; Blaupunkt stereo.
No rush. Tomorrow is good. I promised my wife. I am sure you understand.
Dude, I'll just be happy if He does something about that goddamn cat. Piece of crap just bites people for no reason. It's like a rabid dog, except it's a cat. And doesn't foam at the mouth. Well, I mean it would if you were, like, trying to brush its teeth or something, but why would you? That would be dumb considering I just told you it bites.
Look - dude,
Not really interested in the cat - no offense. Cats should be kept outside at all times, and any cats stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds them,. well........ they get what they get.
About the taller and thinner......... When is this happening exactly?
And the Range Rover Sport. Black, tinted windows, brown leather, Blaupunkt...........
Not that I am being pushy, but - I promised. Capische?
A/C - did I mention the A/C? Really hot - probably a good addition? You agree?
speaking of promises.. where is my $4 !?!?!
Hey, it's not like I'm not rooting for you over here. 'Cause I am.
You wouldn't know what to do with that kind of money if you DID get it.
That is all well and good, but I am still only 6 ft and a svelte 290 pounds.I mean - WTF, Dude?
And where is the car I was promised?
Not happy at all.
I Do not trust that Greek with $4 - seriously - he will blow it on loose women and bumper stickers in no time.
Just look at that Maddie Ruud Chick - she is all over him. That $4 will be gone in no time.
I just want to convert it into 400 really old pennies... and then rub them all over my body until the green comes off and Honest Abe is shinning again
That's not the advice I was given.
take four of these and rub on affected area until relief occurs...
Obviously that can't be right. Four doesn't seem like enough, either. Especially with all the rubbing...
But I guess if 4 bucks works for ya, it's fine....
Did you ask the cheesecake?
Or maybe it was the cheesesteak....Now I'm confused
Will you change your religion if you find other one is better than you?
If I find any other religion more truthful that Quran/Islam/Muhammad; I would definitely. That is what we pray may times a day:
[1:5] Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … r.php?ch=1
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
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