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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 08:33:57 AM »

thank you MikeW781, I believe that the terrorist groups are straying too far from the principles which Islam holds dear, to be truly Muslim. Islam is a religion consisting mainly of nonviolent dogmas.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 08:53:59 AM »

Indeed; I agree with Duskling, although I would add that they are also formed to give people a 'scapegoat'. It is 'God's Will'!
 
Incidentally, the Quaran prohibits suicide. Something to think about.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2010, 08:56:34 AM »

I know, if I'm not mistaken, so do the Bible and the Torah.

Kudos on spelling Quaran correctly.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2010, 09:08:17 AM »

I believe that the terrorist groups are straying too far from the principles which Islam holds dear, to be truly Muslim. Islam is a religion consisting mainly of nonviolent dogmas.
This is true. Many people believe that Islam is a religon that encourages terrorism, but it is in reality a few evil people who twist the religon to get people to do what they want. Christianity was used for the same purpose throughout European history- wether to keep monarchs in power or convince the people that they should go to war, like in the Crusades.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2010, 09:40:23 AM »

Religion does seem to make people very easy to manipulate.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2010, 10:09:36 AM »

I just love manipulating people... especially my friends. :-* They never even notice it...
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2010, 10:18:06 AM »

Agreed, but let's not get off-topic.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2010, 10:58:03 AM »

Agreed, but let's not get off-topic.
Originally, I was going to say that, but then I get carried away...
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2010, 11:26:58 AM »

I think that the pros and cons of religion are on topic, including that people often are manipulated by religion.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2010, 11:36:29 AM »

That is on topic, but that isn't precisely what I was talking about.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2010, 05:10:01 PM »

You know the earliest of religions where almost always polytheistic than the very fist monotheistic religion came in Egypt. Ancient Egyptians worship was a form of syncretistic polytheism, except briefly during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten , who became an uncompromising monotheist in the 14th century BCE. The economic distress that occurred at the end of his reign was seen as a warning from the gods and his successor restored the ancient beliefs.
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2010, 05:45:23 PM »

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You know the earliest of religions where almost always polytheistic than the very fist monotheistic religion came in Egypt. Ancient Egyptians worship was a form of syncretistic polytheism, except briefly during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten , who became an uncompromising monotheist in the 14th century BCE. The economic distress that occurred at the end of his reign was seen as a warning from the gods and his successor restored the ancient beliefs.
Thats interesting. Our teachers always taught that Juadism was unique for being monotheistic, and I believe I was told that it was the very firsy monotheistic religon. Maybe the source used for that meant widespread monotheistic religons, or ones existing today.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2010, 11:40:47 PM »

Apart from what I expressed earlier, I also believe there is an infinite number of parallel dimensions.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2010, 06:18:49 AM »

In answer to the time old question; if God doesn't exist, then what are the chances of the world being perfect for life?

In short; very, very high! Let us take, for example, the theory that the universe is infinite. Let us accept that it is the case, just while I explain.

If the universe is infinite, so are the chances that there will be life. On many planets, in fact. No matter how low the probability, it is still almost certain. Let us take the probability of 1/100. If you times it by infinity (Which is impossible, of course), then it will reach 100, making it almost certain to occur, an infinite number of times. Whatever the probability that a planet will sustain life, it will still be almost certain to occur an infinite number of times.

I probably didn't explain very well, so feel free to ask for clarification on any point.
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Re: What's your religion?
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2010, 07:19:11 AM »

I sure there is intelligent life out there. There's little probability, but lot's of possibility...
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